Welcome to another World First Wander, our weekly look at whatâs hot in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always itâs compiled by Tristan Rothwell, the man who scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you donât have to.
Itâs been another great week in travel and travel writing. As always itâs been tricky deciding what to keep in. However, in the interest of democracy, we have worked doubly hard to find something for everyone. So whether you are young or not-so-young, a seasoned traveller or a first time backpacker, read on!
We start off this week with regular visitors to the World First Wander, our friends over at Hand Luggage only. They write interesting travel articles that are always accompanied by brilliant photography. Thatâs why we love their blog. Some people donât need a reason to travel, but others do, so if you fall into the camp of the latter, this first post may help you along. It was written by Yaya, the Hand Luggage Onlyâs resident dance ninja, Cambridge graduate and cookie monster. Sheâs also a fine travel writer: 10 Reasons why you should travel more this year.
Also well worth checking out from Hand Luggage Only is: 14 Important tips to stay safe when travelling!
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Backpacking in a Wheelchair
This next post, from James Ballardie from Look at all the Poor People is, without doubt, our favourite travel blog post this week. Â Itâs a tale of adventure, naturally, but also includes tales of the kindness that people show other humans, and shows us that you should never judge a book by its cover. Itâs a great read. Things I learnt whilst backpacking around the world in a wheelchair.
Using travel to overcome personal limitations
Most of us have a personal limitation of some sort, whether itâs a fear of flying or a phobia of creepy crawlies. Shyness is one thing that, apparently, a lot of travellers suffer with, We see them tweeting and creating amazing Facebook status updates and they seem to ooze confidence, but sometimes the reality is slightly different to what It may seem. Thatâs where our next post comes in. Itâs from Travel on the Brain and is all about combatting shyness through travel. Have a read of 10 ways to overcome shyness through travel.
Letâs take a look at some travel bloggers talking about destination choices now. First up we head to a firm favourite amongst us British travellers, Spain
Our first destination guide this week comes from Adventure in You. It was written by Tom and Anna, a couple who are currently based in the UK but are planning on going to Ecuador next, according to their blog. They have written A guide to planning your dream trip to Spain. Â As they say âSpain is probably one of our favourite places on Earthâ. They are not alone. According to a recent article in the Daily Express, Spain has recently had a huge spike in visitors from the UK, so if you are among the many planning to travel to Spain this summer itâs well worth a read.
A bit closer to home â Northern Ireland
While Spain may be perfect for some, others may prefer something a little closer to home and slightly more rugged. It doesnât get much more rugged than Northern Irelandâs Causeway Coast which the team here at World First thought looked stunning. This blog was written by another of our favourite bloggers and regular visitor to these pages, Heather on her Travels. Have a read of The Star of the Coast â The Giant’s Causeway.
New York New York
Ever popular and always amazing, New York is a magnet for tourists from all over the world, but if you are planning a first time visit to the big apple then it can be a bewildering place! But with a bit of help from The Travelettes and their Top 10 Travel Tips for New York City blog post you will soon be virtually a local, ish.
Now you are probably thinking Rwanda??? Itâs not the first place you think of for a trip but when our next travel blogger writes we always take notice. As The Quirky Traveller says âRwanda is quite simply one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visitedâ, and if you follow the blog you will know thatâs saying something as she has been to a lot of countries. Take a look! 5 Compelling Reasons to Visit Remarkable Rwanda.
For the adventurous souls
We love adventure, and every year we insure lots of people doing all sorts of adventurous activities including bouldering, canyoning , glacier walking and joustingâŠ.yes, really, jousting. The list of activities we can insure is a long one, so when it comes to adventure travel we can help,
If you are looking for adventure but are unsure about where to go, our next post could be just the ticket. Itâs from Total Travel Guide and should give you a few ideas for adventure travel destinations and what they have to offer, from skiing in Canada to climbing in Arizona. Inspiration aplenty here in 10 destinations for adventure sports lovers.