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The World First Wander: the best of this week’s travel blogs

Welcome to another World First Wander, our weekly look at what’s hot in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always it’s compiled by Tristan Rothwell, the man who scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you don’t have to.

Well, its finally looking like summer may be on its way. About time too, we say. It’s spurred on lots of travellers recently as we’ve seen unprecedented numbers booking all sorts of exciting travel adventures and, of course, packing their trusty travel insurance.

Get out in the wild

The World First Wander: the best of this week’s travel blogs

It’s always difficult to know where to start with the Wander, and this week was no different. However we thought it’d be time to take a look at camping to kick of our week’s adventures. Or, more specifically, wild camping. This is the wilder side of tenting adventures that has its good and bad sides. The good points are that you head off into the unknown for a real adventure, the down sides are that you can’t do it just anywhere

Then take a look at the reality of the rules with Camping Wild: the choices we make.

For the posh campers

At the other end of the spectrum we have “Glamping” which, as the name implies, is glamorous camping. Quite a few of the team here lean this way, partly due to the lack of any kind of luxury in the wild. So, if you are the same way, you’ll love this next post from The Travelletes with their top ten glamping destinations.

How to survive getting there

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Some of the locations above are going to involve going long haul. Some love it, some hate it. What about you? With a bit of help from the Travelista we think anybody may be able to learn to love flying long haul. So read and enjoy How to survive a long haul flight.

One for the Solo Female travellers

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Globe Trotter Guru has been a regular visitor to the World  First Wander since we first discovered her blog. This is because it’s always full of top tips for all types of travellers. This week it’s aimed at the solo female traveller, specifically one planning to one of the world’s travel hotspots – Iceland. It seems everybody is talking about it at the moment and for good reason. It’s an amazing place and it seems Iceland really is perfect for female solo travellers.

Heading North?


Scotland is always popular. It’s far enough away to feel like we are abroad without actually having to go abroad. While it might be 9 hours by road for us in the south, it’s only 90 minutes by air from Exeter to Glasgow. So let’s head North and see what Scotland has to offer. The Travelling Savage begins with Planning a trip to Scotland part 0 closely followed by Part One  which gives us the lowdown on when is best to actually go.

More Northern Adventure

Next up is Hand Luggage Only, another popular visitor to the World First Wander. The blog is brilliant – always packed with the best photography and information that we want to read. Check out their latest blog post, 10 things you need to know about visiting St Andrews in Scotland.

Food glorious food? A bit too glorious in Rob’s case!

Diet! Just the very word will strike fear into the heart of some people! Somebody is always on a diet in our offices and it’s not helped by people bringing in cakes to celebrate birthdays ( it’s a sack able offence if they don’t). People can’t keep their hands off it. It’s a similar problem lots of travellers find. There is just too much on offer!

Rob from another of our favourite blogs,The Bimblers, is going on a diet – find out why by having a read of Why I am starting a diet on Monday.  Good luck Rob.

That’s it for this week’s World First Wander.

Until next week.

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