Hello travelers, human and animal alike! We’ve got a new feature on Pet Travel Tales which will spotlight a new traveler every week. Here to kick off this series is Pier Nirandara who will introduce herself and her wonderful blog!
Tell us a little bit about your and where you blog.
My name is Pier Nirandara, and I run the travel blog piersgreatperhaps.com! Inspired by the quote by French poet Francois Rabelais, “I go to seek a Great Perhaps,” I wanted to capture that feeling of insatiable wanderlust, and the desire to explore what else is out there while balancing a full time job.
Some quick fun facts:
- Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
- Currently reside in: Los Angeles, California
- Work: Hollywood (yes, that Hollywood!)
- Traveled to: 67 countries, 7 continents
- I write young adult novels under the pen name Pieretta Dawn
- I’m obsessed with food, and love all sorts of art – photography, poetry, film, music, you name it
Which was your first trip and how did you get hooked to travel?
A road trip in a trailer across Australia with the family! I remember being so young and wide-eyed, marveling at the landscapes we drove through, and the animals we encountered.
Which are your favorite destinations that you would always go back to?
When asked the question, “What’s your favorite country you’ve been to?” my mind often jumps to Iceland. One reason being that Antarctica isn’t really a country more than it is a continent (though I had one of the best travel experiences there,) the other being that I could visit Iceland a dozen more times and not be bored! In winter, Iceland has around 4-5 hours of sunlight, but pretty much that whole time is Golden Hour(s), with a solid hour or two on each end of soft, muted lighting. This leads to spectacular opportunities for photography, and itineraries can be crafted to chase the light.
Also two words: northern lights!
Which are the places you want to visit but haven’t gotten a chance to?
After crossing Antarctica off my bucket list, the next top destinations on my list include: Cocos Islands for scuba diving with hammerhead sharks, Croatia and the general Adriatic, and Morocco!
What type of travel do you prefer (length, who accompanies you, which type of accommodation you prefer)?
I love all sorts of travel, from roughing it out at hostels to 5-star luxury hotels. I prefer trips of 2-3 weeks, and depending on destination, friends or family.
Any tips or lessons you’ve learned that you’d like to share?
Always be prepared, but also learn to have fun and go with the flow with a sense of adventure. The best experiences often come as a surprise!
All photos featured in this post are taken by and copyrighted to Pier Nirandara. Check out more photos by her here.
Thank you, Pier, for joining us today! If you have any questions for her, or tips for her wishlist destinations, let’s hear them all int he comments! Find Pier on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more travel stories.
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