The World First Wander: getting it right, great apps and gap years.

The World First Wander: getting it right, great apps and gap years. Welcome to another installment of the World First Wander, our weekly look at what’s hot in travel writing and blogging. This week we  look at getting it right (as far as …

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The World First Wander – The Internet’s best travel blogs

 The World First Wander – The Internet's best travel blogs   Welcome to another World First Wander! It’s our weekly look at some of our favourite travel blogs and articles from the last week. As always it is compiled by …

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Want to chat? We’re right here.

Want to chat? We’re right here. Getting a quote for your travel insurance is, on the whole, a pretty easy and simple thing to do. However, there can sometimes be complications, especially if you want to take part in an …

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Young Brits abroad: gambling with their family’s future?

Young Brits abroad: gambling with their family’s future? What would you pay to get your loved ones home safely following an accident abroad? Would you be willing to remortgage the house to pay a hospital bill in Mexico? How about …

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The World First Weekly Wander

Busy day today? Too stretched to catch up on the best in travel news and writing? Manic Monday making it impossible to manage those blog feeds? Don’t panic. The World First Weekly Wander is our very own weekly breakdown of the best travel based web content. It’s compiled by our very own Tristan Rothwell ( @WFTristan for all you tweeters). So sit back and let him do all the work.

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Taking the plunge on your winter holiday

Taking off for a winter sun holiday? No doubt you’ll want to make the most of every opportunity that comes along. And what is a beach holiday without getting in the water? Exactly. If you’re the type of person who can’t lie on a sun bed all day then scuba diving must be the ultimate sea going thrill. It’s not something you’d ever consider in the UK ( for obvious reasons) but on a winter sun holiday, when the air temperature is 28 degrees and the sea temperature is 20 degrees or more, who could resist?

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Taking off for winter sun and surf?

The autumn is a great time for surfers, especially those who love to travel. With powerful swells hitting beaches all over the globe and the weather back home turning cooler, there’s every reason to book a flight and head off in search of the endless summer.

Getting there, of course, is half the fun. Travelling light – especially if you’re going to be trekking to far flung beaches - is key. Getting cheap travel insurance that will cover you for all events is also pretty vital.

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So you want to go on a gap year?

So you want to go on a gap year? Increasing numbers of people are now taking a year off to go and do something completely different with their lives. Typically and traditionally this has been students taking time off before …

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A beginner’s guide to the Tour de France

Some interesting facts about the Tour de France, the world's greatest cycle race.

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How to avoid malaria when travelling

How to avoid malaria when travelling The biggest killer in sub-Saharan Africa and in many other places in the world, way ahead of AIDS or famine, is malaria. Without wanting to be sensationalist, it kills a child in Africa every …

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