The World First Wander from World First Travel Insurance
Welcome to another World First Wander, our regular look at what’s hot in the world of travel blogging and writing, although, this one is different as it’ll be the last one for a while. The plan is to move to a new bumper quarterly edition with more great blogs and inspiration. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this one. 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.
Let’s hit the road….or the sea
Surfing first with Lauren from The Enjoyable Rut who says she should have the sea flowing through her veins, having grown up in Cornwall, but, sadly doesn’t. With that in mind she decided to give the noble art of wave riding a go at Perranporth, So, why learn to surf in the UK? Take a look at Our Great Britain: Surfing Cornwall’s North Coast, and if you like the idea of learning the ‘sport of kings’ right here in Blighty, take a look at our blog about the Best surf spots in Cornwall.
At the other end of the surfing spectrum
We are talking Bondi Beach in Australia now. Your guide for the duration of our trip is Jayne from Girl Tweets World with her Stylish Guide to Bondi Beach.
Bondi has become one of Jayne’s favourite spots in Australia since moving there. It’s just been made a National Surfing Reserve but, having seen the photo’s in Jayne’s post, it may be worth a visit for the doughnuts alone.
Back on dry land
To some people travel and tattoos go together. They can be great reminders of a journey. A few of the team here have done it and say it’s a great way to remember a trip. Our next post is about getting a tattoo done in Vietnam with According to Zascha, who got herself an indelible memory there. Read Getting a Tattoo in Saigon.
If you are thinking of getting a tattoo whilst on your travels there are a few things to consider. Check out our post about it here: Thinking of getting a tattoo while on holiday? Be very careful.
Mental Health Awareness
We have talked about mental health recently, with a blog post about The facts about Travel Insurance and Depression. In it we talked about alcohol and the effect it can have on depression. For many, me included, alcohol is not helpful, which is why I have been booze free for 5 years now. Anyway, All About Tinks has written a great post about the same subject this week. Take a read of I ditched booze for a month and this is what happened.
Don’t believe the hype….or maybe you should
When you read a lot of travel blogs you will read a lot of hype. However, one blogger whose opinion we have grown to respect is Heels in My Backpack. She talks about destinations that live up to the hype in our next post. How refreshing! Places that actually live up to the hype!
We think our capital lives up to hype
London. Love it or loathe it? We love it. Whether it’s the big and brash Oxford Street or a little forgotten corner of the city, we think it lives up to its hype and then some. Richard at Travel Tramp, thinks so too. He has found a little bit of secret London that he wants to share in this next post, London's Blitzed and Abandoned Church.
It’s a fabulous spot. Go see next time you’re in the smoke.
Not quite so tucked away...
Just a short walk from St Dunstan one of London’s most famous tourist destinations, The Tower of London. It’s a must visit if you have children. It oozes history and is hugely educational and offers a day out the kids won’t forget. I can still remember my trip there from 38 years ago. Are we Nearly There Yet went recently and this is what they came back with: A Visit to the Tower of London.
For the Instagrammers
If you are in the capital then it’s an instagrammers paradise. There are shots to be had everywhere. Luxury Columnist has put together a list of the 25 top London Sights that you’ll want to Instagram. St Dunstan’s makes an appearance on this list too (quite rightly so).
That rounds up this last weekly World First Wander for a while. We shall return in the New Year with our new quarterly format