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Happy Australia Day – Everything You Need To Know About Australia, From Someone Who’s Never Been (Yet)

Posted on January 26th, by Peter Parkorr in Australia, Travel Tales. 6 comments
Today marks the day that a fleet of British ships arrived to Sydney Cove in New South Wales, and it’s 226 years since the Flag of Great Britain was raised to proclaim British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. The name Australia Day has evolved over time, and so have the meaning of it’s celebrations. Wikipedia says “In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.” Tourism Australia describe it succintly as “a day for Australians to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.” So what is being Australian all about?…

A Luxury stay in the Indian Ocean at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Posted on January 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Mauritius, Picture Perfect. 3 comments
In November I was invited to visit the luxury hotel ‘Constance Le Prince Maurice‘ in Mauritius, to make a video for them. As the days were getting shorter in the UK and Christmas loomed, it wasn’t a hard decision for me. I was only there for 4 days and change, but when you see the pictures below and my video, you’ll know why it was worth the journey.…

Pure Inspiration on Film: The Road to Free Rider

Posted on January 10th, by Peter Parkorr in North America, Video Adventures. 1 Comment
For anyone in need of a large dose of pure inspiration, here it is. Road to Free Rider is a great video made by Oli Lyon and Nathan Murphy, a couple of young climbers. But almost as interesting as the extreme sport is Oli’s intro to the film. It will certainly resonate with a lot of people who make daily sacrifices to be able to do something different or something that they love.…

‘Peter’s World’ Travel Story Awards 2013

Posted on November 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Travel Tales. 11 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.…

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

Posted on October 7th, by Peter Parkorr in Ireland, Picture Perfect. 24 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.…