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. 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.
As always we have packed this week’s wander from top to bottom with some of our favourite blogs from the last seven days. One subject that’s been popular this week has been travel fitness. We like to think we are a pretty fit bunch here at World First. Our MD Martin does high intensity workouts before work, his PA Jemma runs marathons and Tristan and Shushanah are often to be found running up and over something steep on Dartmoor, it’s a subject that’s close to all our hearts.
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It can be tricky to balance travel and fitness. But if you make fitness part of your daily routine it becomes a lot easier. Or at least that’s what the writer of our first blog post this week says. Jodie from The Little Backpacker explains it all in tips for keeping fit while travelling.
Finding the right on-the-go fitness plan
Are you ready to enter the minefield that is ‘finding the right plan for you’? Will it be pilates or yoga, running or the gym? If you have trouble deciding then it could be time to enlist the help of Bitten by the Travel Bug who has written a great blog post about some of her favourite types of workout, all of which are travel friendly. Ready to begin? Have a look at 7 travel friendly workouts for everyone.
It’s really easy to find excuses not to exercise while travelling. But if you need more help then our next post from Lizzie Earl on the Intrepid Escape travel blog will keep you in the zone. Bust a few moves with No Excuses: 3 tips for keeping fit when travelling.
A great way to keep healthy and enjoy the scenery
We love hiking here at World First and have been insuring hikers and mountaineers for years. It is one of those activities that people will happily do on holiday when they wouldn’t consider it at home. And it’s a great way to keep in shape and see the local scenery at the same time. Our next post takes us to Italy and the Sentiero Azzurro, a route that connects 5 villages of the Cinqu Terre. It looks like incredible hiking. Just make sure you read the final tips at the end of this piece by Aussie Flashpackers. The photography is fantastic. An incredible day hiking the five villages of Cinque Terre.
One of the most famous trails in the World
It has to be Mach Picchu. And what better way to see it vicariously than in the company of Ruth Clifford, one of the Bald Hiker crew. If this blog post doesn’t have you reaching for your hiking boots then nothing will. Judging by the photographs in The magic of Machu Picchu it’s worth every sweaty step.
Hiking and pregnancy
Hiking might not be the first choice of activity for expectant mothers but some women can’t hang up their hiking boots that easily. Kate from Babyroutes is one such mum to be who is determined to combine parenthood with her love of walking. She advises all mums to be to consult a midwife or doctor before doing anything new or vaguely strenuous. And if you do, then take a look at her 11 tips for hiking when pregnant.
Where not to go this summer
Normally in the World First Wander we prefer to offer ideas for great places to travel rather than places to avoid. But it’s still worth taking a look at a few locations in order to avoid the ‘holiday from hell’. So, let’s introduce the next post, from Emma’s Travel tales, which is all about places to steer well clear of in high summer… you have been warned! Places to avoid travelling to in summer.
Mum I’m fine
Our last post this week is for mums of intrepid travellers everywhere. It’s also for the forgetful sons and daughters who breeze off without a thought for the folks back home. You could learn something from this next post! And Jonathon Quinonez we salute you. Raise a smile for Thoughtful guy travels, doesn’t forget to let his mum know he is fine.
Until Next week.