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Monday Meetings – Brendan ‘The Travel Pop’ Wan

Posted on April 21st, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Monday Meetings. No Comments
This edition of the Monday Meetings brings you wisdom and travel bites from a travel blogger that I’ve run into a few times, usually in London, but most famously being co-responsible for the entire success of the dance floor action at Traverse Brighton in 2013. Meet Brendan Wan, a well-travelled gent from the Southern hemisphere and the man behind The Travel Pop.…

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?…

Faces of Blogville – Portraits from Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Posted on January 14th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect. 8 comments
I met lots of friendly faces on my visit to Bologna for Blogville last summer. It’s one of the highlights of travel. To learn about other cultures, hear what people have to say, and to connect over shared interests – often the travel itself. (And food – let’s not forget the food.) During an action-packed week in Emilia Romagna, I managed to snap a few photo’s of the folks I met and spent time with, including Italian people and fellow bloggers.…

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!…

Monday Meetings – Dave ‘Vague Direction’ Gill

Posted on January 21st, by Peter Parkorr in Monday Meetings, North America. 2 comments
In this week’s Monday Meetings we hear from Dave Gill, a talented videographer and ambitious adventurer. He’s working on an exciting new travel project and flexing his documentary making muscles along the route. As a fan of two-wheeled travel myself, a lot of his words hit home, making me want to dust off my cycling gear and hit the road too!…