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The Magic of Technology, and Why I Love Blogging

Posted on January 2nd, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Spain. 1 Comment
Keeping it short and sweet today – New Year, new style. More often, less is more, more or less. Just wanted to show you how incredible technology can be as a traveller, or for anyone who is perma-curious. Look at this little exchange of information and niceties between myself, Serena Puosi (currently in Italy I think? To be confirmed…) and Jodi SchmEttenberg*, who is mid-flight somewhere between Canada and Vietnam!…

Season’s Best from Travel Unmasked! ‘Happy Christmas’ in Travel Photos from 2013

Posted on December 25th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Picture Perfect. 6 comments
Tis the season to be merry, and I decided to wish you Happy Christmas in travel photos from places I visited in the last 12 months! H H is for Hamburg, where the cultivated shapes and new developments at Hafencity put me in mind of an architects model. With some fluke Christmas trees too! A A is for Amsterdam and all the red lights, which I’m sure would make Santa happy.…

‘Peter’s World’ Travel Story Awards 2013

Posted on November 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Travel Tales. 10 comments
Earlier this week, I nominated some of my favourite blog posts of 2013 for a HostelWorld Best Travel Story Award. Not quite big-headed enough to choose only from an assortment of my own posts, I think I broke some unspoken rule by actually nominating other people. Read on for the dazzling content I trawled my memory banks for. They will all be appearing again soon on my new ‘Recommended’ page, along with many other things.…

Where should you travel in April? The Ultimate Year-Round Travel Guide

Posted on October 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Roaming Resources. 6 comments
If you could travel in one month of the year forever more, which month would you pick? My first thoughts jumped to April, when I was asked to take part in The Ultimate Year-Round Travel Guide for the British Airways ‘High Life’ blog. In this collaborative series, twelve top bloggers will each talk about travel for a specific month of the year.…

Going Home To A Sligo That I Didn’t Know Existed

Posted on October 7th, by Peter Parkorr in Ireland, Picture Perfect. 23 comments
Today I’m posting some very brief highlights of a great road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in the North West of Ireland, and Sligo specifically. My mum is going to love this post. Steady, Mum. Some observers’ highlights of the trip (which was part of TBEX Dublin) have already reached the papers and radio stations here, and I have such fantastic recordings to reveal over the coming days, but first here’s a touch of the magic I felt so far, and the reasons why… Some background for you: Half of my family is Irish, and most of the generation above me (on my mothers side) either grew up in Sligo or spent a lot of time there, in the place that my grandparents lived for the last few decades.…