Falling behind on your travel reading? Need inspiration for foreign escape? Take five minutes out with our social media man Tristan Rothwell and find out whatâs new in the travel blogosphere.
Take it away, Tristan!
Greetings travel fans! Itâs time to take a wander around the world of travel again with the World First Weekly Wander. So whatâs hot in travel this week?
Well, the first thing Iâve spotted was from Wandering Trader. My first career was actually as a Futures Trader in the Square Mile (and no it wasnât me that caused the credit crunch before you ask). I spent many years trading the European Futures Markets, so anything trading related will always catch my eye. The Wandering Trader has written a great article titled How Travelling is Breaking my Heart.
Weâve had a couple of great guest posts from amazing writers on our own blog recently. Have you seen them? Travel is one of my favourite things was written by Carrie-Ann Fleming. Carrie-Ann is a keen travel blogger who works for Tourism for All. Sheâs also a wheelchair user. In this guest post, Carrie explains why she loves travelling and introduces some of the difficulties that face disabled travellers.
Meanwhile, Travel writing â getting started was written by one of our favourite travel bloggers, Quirky Traveller. If you need a bit of help in getting started in travel writing then this post should be your first port of call!
Okay, where to next?
How does Machu Picchu sound? Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was written by Katy Stewart from The Travelers Way.
Now one that never fails to make me giggle (and make everybody in the office wonder what Iâm laughing at) is from The Telegraph Travel. Number 156 was one of my favourites. Have a look and tell us which you like!
Now to a more serious note. I might die here is a fascinating interview with Arctic expeditioner Eric Larson which I found on The Matador Network. You can follow them on Twitter here.
I did a piece on travel photography in a recent World First Wander. Iâm a keen photographer, although I have to admit that Iâm going through a bit of a creative slump at the moment. It happens sometimes. If youâre feeling the same, maybe a look through the lens of The Spunky Girl Monologues will help. Check out that first photograph!
From Namibia we head to Kashmir for a bit of ski action with Go Backpacking, which comes from Twitterâs @rtwdave. This video is awesome.
For more travel awesomeness check Dave’s site out.
Enough of this earth travel. Letâs go intergalactic with Fluent in 3 Months, who tells us What itâs like to attend a Star Trek Convention. Brilliant. Follow the Chief Klingon Speaker on Twitter here.
Last but most certainly not least, I found a beauty from The World Is Waiting. I promise this video will make you laugh.
Well, that wraps up this weekâs World First Wander. I hope weâve inspired you. Let us know what you think. Did we miss a great travel post?Â Leave your comments below.
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