Travel, photography, and becoming your own superhero!

About Travel Unmasked

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Hi, I’m Peter Parkorr,
lover of all things travel
and photography
and man behind the scenes of Travel Unmasked.
You can contact me here.


Wooden World Map Travel UnmaskedThe world is too big and interesting a place to only see it for 2 or 3 weeks a year – don’t you want to see more of it? ‘Of course, but I have a job and it’s too expensive!’ – Pah! No way. I spend less money on the road than I would living and working in the UK.

Liking your home comforts and finding long trips hard going is one thing, but not having the cash or the time to travel is down to lifestyle choices. The good news is, you can change them if you want.

Thousands of people from all over the globe hit the road long-term and using super powers, or magic, or something – they are living the dream in exciting places. Not to mention meeting other brave and adventurous souls on the road; the world is fully stocked with amazing people, and not just the travellers!

Travel Unmasked wants to show you how it’s possible, give you the right information to make it happen, and to share extraordinary moments from the road that encourage you to go and have your own experiences. So if you’re ready to broaden your horizons, won’t you come join the movement?

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In the last few years I’ve lived on the snowy island of Hokkaido in Japan, put out a wild fire in India without any water, cycled 1500 kilometres from the source of the Danube in Germany to Budapest, Hungary, and swam with sharks in Malaysia – just to mention a few of my favourites. I love travelling without a set plan, following my nose to the next adventure, and looking for ways to experience how the locals live.

Explore some of the places I’ve been;

To shed a little light on how I, and thousands like me, enjoy this nomadic lifestyle, I’m collecting my most interesting stories from round the world travel on Travel Unmasked, and talking about the people I meet along the way. I like to focus on inspirational entrepreneurs, the livelihoods of people from all walks of life, and die hard travellers. You can find unlikely tales of heroism, adrenaline adventures, technology for the road, and musings on how best to spend a lifetime.

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Before all this, I studied life sciences, worked in offices for a few years, and continued to study business and finance with a job, until I decided things needed to change. I sat down for a detailed audit of my life. The results were clear; I wasn’t happy and felt like there must be something more meaningful I could do. Despite putting time and effort into a corporate career, the only logical course of action was a swift and complete lobotomy of my dull but stable existence.

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I believe in being the change you want to see in the world (the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi), and starting with the man in the mirror (the wisdom of Jacko). In 2010, I gave up ‘normality’ for travelling the world with a camera, in search of my ideal lifestyle – to be running my own business, to give something back to the world, and enjoying lots of the great outdoors. I started Travel Unmasked in September 2012 to share the things I’ve learnt from my most excellent adventures so far.

Along the way, I’ve realised that you don’t need any special powers to be a super human. It takes self-belief, the right attitude, and a radioactive spider bite some other everyday abilities. I meet super humans all the time. Everyone should be their own superhero. What are you waiting for?

The world… is yours.

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An FAQ; Is Peter Parkorr a real name…? It’s complicated.

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Everything on Travel Unmasked is my honest opinion. I work with tourist organisations, small businesses and other companies on the road. I always make it clear when some part of a trip or post is sponsored, and don’t let it influence my coverage. “All I have in this world is my balls, and my word, and I don’t break them for no one!” (Ok, not really, but it sounded good when Al Pacino said it.) More information can be found on my Media page.

If you’re interested in contributing your experiences of world travel to the site, then that’s great! Check out the Contribute page to see what fits.

Thanks for visiting the site – I’d love to hear what you think of it.

Peter Parkorr