The World First Wander: travel blogs we loved 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 blogs so you don’t have to.
We love doing this! Each week the team here at World First Travel Insurance get to check out some of the very best travel blogging from all around the world and pick out a few favourites. We start off with one of our all-time favourite bloggers, The Quirky Traveller, AKA Zoe Dawes. Zoe’s blog was one of the first travel blogs we followed. Why? Because it’s always packed with the quirkiest of travel tips and ideas.
If you don’t follow Zoe’s adventures we recommend you start immediately! To get you going here is the latest post: Quirky Travel Guide: fun things to do on Aruba.
Back to Morocco
We included an article on Morocco in last week’s Wander and this week we have found another great travel article about it, this time from Little Grey Box. This post will give you a real sense of the adventure of going from eating potatoes in a friend’s flat in Brixton to whizzing through Morocco on the roof of a car. We loved it. The time things got really wild in Morocco.
To count or not to count…that is the question
We read a lot of blogs. One thing we see a lot is people counting the countries or cities they have visited. For us it’s not that important how many places you go. It’s more important the quality of telling the tale of your experiences. The Frugal Travel Guy has written a post about the same subject this week. Does it matter if you have visited 2 countries or 200? Are you a country counter? The pros and cons counting the number of countries you have visited.
Saving Money. Who doesn’t want to?
While we hope you have saved a few pounds on your travel insurance the saving doesn’t have to end there. Travel bloggers are well known for coming up with ingenious ways to save money. So if you are like us and never seem to have quite enough cash on your travels then this next post is for you. It’s from That Adventurer who has been a frequent visitor to our weekly round ups: How to save money while travelling.
Everybody loves a good travel quote
Another frequent visitor here is Girl Vs Globe, a blogger who has put together a new post packed full of 25 Inspirational quotes for women who travel. If you’re the type who likes to be motivated by the words of others then this will be right up your street. The one from Anne Tyler is brilliant! In fact they are all brilliant and well worth a read.
Delhi belly - how to avoid it.
If you travel a lot the chances are that you are going to get struck down with a tummy upset at some point. It might not seem serious but it can end up being a real problem and can put a downer on any trip. So we thought it’d be useful to share this next post from Travel Experta. Some good tips worth knowing in there…. 8 Tips to avoid having stomach problems while travelling.
Bugs on the plane
Planes can be a haven for all manner of bugs and lurgies, so it’s always a good plan to take a few precautions before, during and after flying to reduce the risk of getting ill. According to our next post from The Roaming Boomers up to 20% of passengers may have a respiratory infection within one week of flying, so this next article is well worth a read. How to avoid getting sick after flying.
Avoiding the scammers while travelling
It seems wherever you go there will be a scam of some kind looking to relieve you of your valuables. From being passed a baby in Rome by a stranger so their accomplices can rifle your pockets to getting scammed by a dodgy agent, you certainly need to have your wits about you. Does it worry you? Then read this next post How I learned to avoid senior scams, while travelling, the hard way.
Don’t worry be happy
Staying with the Baby Boomers for another post now… this one is from Glamour Granny Travels. While she’s not quite there yet, it’s good to know that we insure travellers up to the age of 100, which means that age doesn’t have to stop you seeing the world. And we love reading about the exploits of the more senior travellers. We can all learn from age and experience! This post is about staying happy when travelling solo. If you get glum sometimes, this could be just the ticket. How to be a happy solo traveller.
At the other end of the age spectrum
The terrible twos! It’s a phrase (and phase) that can be enough to turn parents into gibbering messes! However, we all get through it and even manage to travel through it too. So if you’re there right now, take a look at this next post, Travelling during the terrible twos and enjoy… and remember to ‘think like a kid’.
Get in there quick before summer ends
We finish off this week with another regular visitor to the Wander, Heels in my Backpack, with a few ideas for places to visit before summer ends. This is your chance for a last hurrah before the kids go back to school and ‘normality’ returns: 5 fabulous city breaks to get in before summer ends.
That’s it for another week.
Until next time.