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Photo Friday: Guimaraes Castle in Braga, Northern Portugal

Posted on March 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Portugal. 3 comments

Happy Photo Friday! Today’s picture of the week is¬†Guimaraes Castle in Braga, a region of Northern Portugal.
This bold imposing structure is open to the public, and the high walkway around the castle walls is true to it’s original design. There are no handrails to protect you from dropping into the central courtyard – but it does have great views across to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza.…


Photo Friday: My South Indian Hills, Karnataka, India

Posted on March 1st, by Peter Parkorr in India, Picture Perfect. No Comments

Today for Photo Friday I’m sharing a South Indian landscape photo from the state of Karnataka¬†that is etched into the sights, sounds, smells and textures of my memory.
I was there in 2010 for 4 and a half months, and volunteering with UK charity Raleigh International for the majority of that time. I spent a month and a half in one beautiful remote spot…, 70 kilometres south-west of Mysore, while we worked on an environmental project.


Surviving ITB Berlin 2013: Lessons from WTM London 2012

Posted on February 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Social Media. 7 comments

With only a few more days until ITB Berlin 2013 kicks off, I’m sure many of my fellow bloggers are feeling a similar mixture of trepidation and excitement about attending the worlds largest travel trade show…. Having read lots of great advice from bloggers with experience and industry professionals that work with bloggers, time will tell if I’m adequately prepared for this huge event.


Photo Friday: Mount Etna Erupting At Night, Sicily

Posted on February 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 3 comments

This is one of the first shots I took in Sicily with a tripod. I’d just arrived to a new WWOOF host near the Sicilian town of Acireale, and Mount Etna greeted me with a grumble, and a very rare view of fresh Magma spilling out of its crater at night. It was early February 2012 and quite a chilly evening, but my new hosts eventually managed to get me back inside… with home-made Pizza…

I have some more pictures of Mount Etna erupting at night, but here I have cropped the same photo twice so you can see the crater and the magma in some detail, and the smoke from the eruption reaching up into the night sky.


The Most Romantic Place I’ve Ever Been – St Andrews, Scotland

Posted on February 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, Scotland, Video Adventures. 16 comments

I’ve been to my fair share of romantic places. From wandering the cobbled streets of Paris, to hot chocolate at sunset on the top of California’s Big Sur, and drinking Champagne cocktails on the 35th floor of a quiet candle lit bar in Tokyo. Still, I’ve never really felt the location was anything more than just a backdrop to the company….