(Last Updated On: 10/09/2020)
Liebster Award

The Liebster Award was created to help spread the word about good little blogs deserving more recognition they currently have. It’s a nice gesture that helps you discover new bloggers out there. Don’t you think?

Piggy Traveller has been nominated by Trails of Becca, a blog by a Spanish Tourism student who shares her photography skills and personal travel experiences. You can follow her on Twitter (@trailsofbecca)


How does it work?

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been given by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate other blogs (5-11) and write a bit about what those blogs are about.
  • Write 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.


Questions to Piggy Traveller

Why did you start a travel blog?

I started Piggy Traveller with the goal of generating interest and curiosity to discover my amazing, yet overlooked, Spanish home region of Extremadura. The blog is a way for me to explain where I come from, which isn’t always easy when living abroad. I’d love Piggy Traveller becomes the go-to travel resource for foreigners visiting Extremadura. I want it to be the perfect alternative to the official sources, which, more often than not, promote, and not inspire. It’s also a great way for me to develop my writing skills as well, and create a portfolio of travel writing samples potential customers can check.

Where was your first destination?

My first ever destination was Jávea (Alicante), Spain. My first foreign destination was a tiny village in Portugal when I was 12.

What is the longest time you spent travelling?

I’m not a nomad traveller, but I’m a serial immigrant. I’ve lived in 5 countries (excluding Spain). The longest I’ve lived in a country it’s 5 years (in the UK).

What is your favourite transport?

I really like road trips, but my favourite way of travelling is by plane. It’s the quickest way to reach your destination!

What is your dream destination?

I would love to go to Madagascar, Argentina and Peru.

Would you rather travel alone or with someone?

I normally travel with my boyfriend.

What is your favourite memory or experience you lived while travelling?

My favourite travel memory is, without a doubt, my year in Tallinn as an Erasmus student. It was then where I got the travel bug, after visiting 7 countries in 9 months.

What are your essentials when it comes to packing?

Comfortable shoes, several pairs of jeans and Ibuprofen.

What is your favourite type of accommodation?

Self-catering rural accommodation, guesthouses and hotels.

Is there any place you would want to visit again?

I lived in Saint Petersburg for 3 months many years ago, and I can’t wait to go back.

Where will you be heading to next?

My next trip is a weekend break to Ireland, followed by a longer summer break in Lisbon and Extremadura.


My nominees

Note to the nominees: If you have already been nominated by another blogger or, for any reason, you don’t want to accept this nomination, please get in contact.


1. Migrating Miss

Sonja is a Kiwi travel lover and advocate of the expat life. In her blog she inspires people to make their travel dreams come true while making the most of living abroad.

Twitter: @migratingmiss


2. Julia’s Travels

Julia is a British traveller and writer who has visited over 100 countries in the last 20 years. Check her blog for inspiration and tips for independent travel.

Twitter: @juliamhammond


3. Packing my suitcase

Allane is a Brazilian expat living in Germany who loves F1 and travels with her husband and dog. The go-to blog for all things Munich.

Twitter: @packingsuitcase


4. Restless Fork

Amy is an American blogger living in Madrid. A real foodie who loves taking her restless fork to taste the best Spanish food in town and share her expat stories with the world.

Twitter: @Amy_Bingham


5. Kami and the rest of the world

Kami is a Polish solo traveller who makes the most of her annual leave to discover offbeat destinations, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

Twitter: @kamischka


Questions to my nominees

  • Why did you choose that name for your blog?
  • What’s your least favourite destination and why?
  • What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten and where?
  • What can’t you travel without?
  • How many countries have you visited so far?
  • What are the 3 next destinations in your list?
  • What’s your best memory of staying in a hostel?
  • What has travelling taught you about yourself?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Who would you take with you on a round-the-world trip?
  • What’s the best thing of being a blogger?

Irene Corchado Resmella

Irene Corchado Resmella

I'm a UK-based independent Spanish sworn and legal translator working as ICR Translations. On Piggy Traveller, I share my home region of Extremadura with the world to encourage travellers to discover a different Spain. Serial migrant. Russophile. Married to a Scot. Find me on Instagram.