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Articles by Rupert Parker

Rupert Parker is journalist, photographer, cameraman and TV Producer. He specializes in factual programming and has worked for the BBC, CH4, Discovery and National Geographic, winning many awards including an Emmy nomination. His special interest is food and travel and he’s the chair of the judges for this year’s Guild of Food Writer’s award. With over 100 countries under his belt, his work on the Dinky Guide will reflect new and old travels as well as future adventures. He lives in London.

Visiting Deauville and Trouville, Normandy, France

07/09/2015 – 14:10
Deauville Boats

By Rupert Parker
Rupert Parker takes a new flight direct from London’s Stansted and finds these twin Norman towns ideal for a weekend break.
Unlike Calais and Boulogne, Deauville and Trouville have never really been an option …

Walking in the Wilds of Abruzzo, Italy, with Hedonistic Hiking

02/08/2015 – 09:50
Rocca Calascio side

By Rupert Parker
Walking, eating and drinking are the holy trinity for disciples of Hedonistic Hiking and the mountains of Abruzzo are the perfect place to worship. DinkyGuide’s Rupert Parker finds out more…
Hiking, trekking, walking, whatever …

Wine, Cheese and César Manrique in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

25/02/2014 – 15:51

By Rupert Parker
Lanzarote is a haunting island of dormant volcanoes, its surface covered in ash from centuries of eruptions with the last one in 1824. As the Canary island nearest to Africa, there’s little rainfall …

Sustainable Tourism in Catalonia, Spain

12/05/2013 – 09:08

By Rupert Parker
The county of Berguedà in Catalonia, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is leading the way in Spain in Eco-Tourism – hotels, camping sites and restaurants already sport the EU Ecolabel. It’s only …

Gourmet Adventures in Lausanne, Switzerland

15/04/2013 – 10:15

By Rupert Parker
Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is an ideal centre for a Swiss weekend culinary break. It’s all so easy – I get off the plane at Geneva airport and the …

On Safari in Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa

14/12/2012 – 13:53

By Rupert Parker
Malawi is one of the smallest countries in sub-equatorial Africa, and its good roads and excellent public transport make it the ideal “Africa for Beginners” destination. As I exit the plane at Lilongwe …

Wine and Food Adventures in Bordeaux, France

27/11/2012 – 18:53

By Rupert Parker
Bordeaux of course is famous for its wines, but it’s also an attractive riverside city, a sort of mini-Paris, ideal for a weekend break. In the Bordeaux city streets, they’ve had the cleaners …

El Salvador, Central America – Small But Perfectly Formed

19/11/2012 – 12:12

By Rupert Parker
In El Salvador they say the country is so tiny that nothing is more than 40 minutes away whether volcano, beach or capital city – it’s just the traffic around San Salvador that …