The World First Wander: the week's best travel blogs
Welcome to another World First Wander. Each week we scour the internet to find the best travel blogs from around the world so you don’t have to. So, when you are looking for travel inspiration and information, look no further! Come with us on our World First Wander.
It’s been another great week in travel blogging and, as always, it’s been hard to decide which travel blogs to include. However, as usual we’ve tried to include a little of something for everybody. And first up it’s a blog all about unusual destinations…
Summertime…and the living is easy
So with summer now having officially started here in the UK (according to the Met Office) we turn our attention to finding a perfect location for the summer trip. Not everybody books their summer hols in January (a lot do) which is why our last minute travel insurance comes in handy. Keep it at the back of your mind if you have yet to book anything! And if you haven’t then you might well enjoy reading 5 Unusual Summer Destinations from Wander Mum. She’s enlisted the help of fellow travel bloggers to list their favourite unusual destinations.
From Unusual to Secret
It’s debatable whether there are any real secret destinations left – especially with social media exposing absolutely everything - but there are still some places that have yet to be invaded by mass tourism. Terelj in Mongolia and Appi in Japan are two of those places… So, in the interest of not telling too many secrets, take a look at Top Secret Destinations you must visit soon.
What are the Alternatives?
Okay, we’re moving from the secret to the alternatives now, with our friends Global Grasshopper who have some great advice on city destinations to do on a budget. Checkout The Secret 7 – Alternative European cities to visit on a budget if you want to see some of Europe’s more unusual corners and don’t want to spend a fortune doing it.
In search of the beautiful
From the budget to the beautiful now. Of course, beauty is subjective, so feel free to tell us about places that you think could be more beautiful than 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe, However, judging by the images in the blog they would be hard to beat… But does Dubrovnic trump Santorini? Or does Turkey take the top prize from Iceland… Read on to find out in this most beautiful of blogs…
Tips from the Top
One of the things we really love about putting the World First Wander together each week is looking at all the travel tips that experienced travellers share, from the obvious (but maybe we never thought of) to the ridiculous (which we will use immediately). The internet, of course has its uses and it is a veritable treasure trove of hints, tips and information. And this next post may well be extremely useful as it’s all about making sure you don’t get scammed on your holidays. It’s from Scribble Snap Travel and it’s 8 Ways to keep your money safe while you travel. It could be the most valuable post you read today.
How to stay within a budget while travelling
Keeping your money on track will be something that any traveller will know only too well. DO you forgo the small luxuries to be able to afford the big ones or do you blow it all on good living and go cattle class? Everyone does it differently. Our next blog is all about Creating and sticking to a travel budget, something that isn’t always that easy. But with help from Terri Fogarty from Europe Up Close you’ll be able to take a look at your budget basics and make your money go further… perhaps start with a great value travel insurance policy?!
Winning hearts and minds with Samantha
We insure lots of people with all sorts of different medical conditions. One of the most common issues is heart problems. That’s why we have included our next blog. It’s from Samantha Rickleton, an award winning blogger who has been on a mission to lose weight and be a little kinder to her heart. So if you are looking to be a little healthier and fitter this year, take a read of 5 ways I am looking after my heart On the North East Family Fun blog.
We finish off this week with a great post from Get in the Hot Spot. Last week we included a post about how to overcome shyness through travel, so we thought it’s be good to include something about keeping the mind healthy too. How to believe in yourself offers some interesting insights into the sort of things that hold us back…it’s a great read.
We hope you have enjoyed this week’s selection. If you enjoyed it, please let us know. Tell us who your favourite bloggers are or what kind of posts you prefer. Heck, maybe you write a travel blog that we haven’t included!! If so, get in touch by leaving a comment below.
Until next week.