Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. ~ Frank Herbert
The Insatiable Traveler celebrates the magic of world travel and my adventures at home in New York City. I use award-winning photography and original storytelling to transport, immerse and excite readers, inspiring them to seek adventure and connect with the people and places they visit.
A little about me
I am a mid-western girl (Michigan to be exact) who’s pretty much a New York native after living for years in Manhattan. I adore traveling – almost anywhere will do – but I tend to gravitate towards exotic destinations with authentic cultures, wildlife or remnants of ancient civilizations. In short, Africa, Bhutan, Cuba, Machu Picchu, Mongolia and Myanmar are high on my list of places I’ve loved.
Whether on the far side of the planet or on the boardwalk of Coney Island, connecting with the world and its people, capturing a moment, nailing that perfect shot (I haven’t yet, by the way), has become an addictive challenge and a new kind of adventure, all in one.
My hope is that the photos and tales of my adventures will inspire others to embrace travel and engage with the world, taking time to connect with the people and places they visit.
My dream is to become independently wealthy and travel 24/7. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds so I travel when I can and take pictures along the way.
In addition to The Insatiable Traveler, you’ll find my work in Business Insider’s “The Insider”, Green Global Travel, The Huffington Post, Jaunted, Mashable, One.org, Passion Passport, PopSugar, Solo Traveler, The New York Times, TakePart.com, The Globe & Mail, Today.com, US News & World Reports and Wendy Perrin, among others.
The Insatiable Traveler has been featured in The Associated Press, Forbes.com, Mashable, Travelpulse, Travel Babbo, Luxury Travel Blog, USA Today, My Travel Affairs, The Daily Peak, Where Traveler and Yahoo! Travel’s “Daily Nomad. I was recently named one of Discover Corp’s “17 Top Travel Blogs to Follow in 2017.”
Podcast interviews: Amateur Traveler (South Africa, Namibia), Speaking of Travel (Cuba, Mongolia, Peru), USA Today, “Talking Tech” (Travel Photography tips), Traveling Image Makers (Mongolia, Photo Workshops, Travel Photography, Solo Travel.)
I was awarded a Bronze Lowell Thomas Award for “Photo Illustration of Travel” from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). My photos been featured multiple times on National Geographic’s “Your Shot Daily Dozen,” and included in WordPress’ “World Through a Lens: Photographer Blogs to Follow Now” as well as featured on the platform’s “Freshly Pressed” and “Discovery” showcases.
Work with Me
If you would like to work with me please email me at Susan [at] TheInsatiableTraveler [dot] com. At this time I do not accept third-party sponsored posts.
If you have any questions or thoughts about travel or photography I would love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
~ Susan Portnoy
Images on the site are mine unless otherwise stated
(photo by Christopher Michel)