The World First Wander: The best in adventure travel this week.
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.
This week it’s all about adventure. But what exactly is it? What does it mean to you? Is it a 24 hour adventure in a new city or a 6 month trek across uncharted territory? One answer, of course, is that every journey is an adventure. So come with us, once again, as we head off into the uncharted worlds of the new travel bloggers….
Do you prefer to travel solo or with friends?
What makes the best adventures? A journey undertaken alone or in the company of others? Only you can decide, but our first blog, from Little Grey Box puts forward a pretty good argument for going it alone. They say that “solo travel is a way to be totally and completely selfish, in the best possible way.” What do you think? Have a read Why solo travel is so damn important and then decide…
Getting high on travel
Very few people ever get higher than Everest base camp. At 17,600ft it is the adventure of a lifetime for many, even without an attempt at the summit. In fact, while only 6,871 people had climbed the mountain itself by February 2014, an average of around 40,000 people reach base camp each year. Why? Because it’s there we guess… Take a look at A complete guide to Everest base camp from Hippie in Heels for the full lowdown.
If you are going to go up you have to come back down again
Some of you may never heard of Adrian Ballinger. He’s a professional climber from California who recently undertook an expedition to Everest. Some of the team here followed the action all the way via Adrian’s Strava account. It is quite a story and well worth a read if you think you might have what it takes to get to the top. Mind you, you may have second thoughts after reading this: How a climber back from Everest, prepares for his next adventures.
Adventure in the UK
Sometimes you don’t need to travel all that far to have an adventure and sometimes you don’t need even need to go on holiday! Especially when the UK plays host to so many ‘adventure festivals’. We’ve got it all apparently: a man giving a safety briefing in a silver thong at Yestival to wild food foraging on Exmoor at the south west outdoors festival to a story telling workshop with a man named “creepy toad”. Fancy it? Read about UK Adventure Festivals with Anna McNuff.
4 legged Adventure
This next adventure looks amazing, especially if you are an animal lover. What better way to see Norway than by dog sled? Ok, so not everyone’s idea of a perfect holiday but it would certainly be different. So, as Emma Sleight says in this next blog post “pour a cup of tea and grab a Norwegian cinnamon bun” and head into the Norwegian wilderness with Back to the Wild – Dog Mushing in Norway.
The adventurer’s that paved the way for us.
It’s easy to travel in this modern day and age. We can book a flight from the comfort of our armchair and be taking off that very afternoon without really giving it much thought. But who are the people that made all this possible? This next post may well make you think how easy we have it today (next time you’re stuck in a queue for customs) 6 Famous Explorers who made modern travel.
So that’s our adventures in travels for this week.
Where are you heading next?