This Sunday, a throng of New Yorkers and visitors alike will head to midtown to attend one of the city’s most anticipated and inspired celebrations: the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. Bedecked and bedazzled, half of the partygoers will mill about in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral wearing beautifully crafted, handmade […]
Susan Portnoy is the creator of The Insatiable Traveler, a blog celebrating the magic of world travel and her adventures at home in New York City. Her work includes award-winning photography and original storytelling, in addition to photography and travel advice. Her images and tales transport, immerse and excite readers, inspiring them to seek adventure and connect with the people and places they visit.
The Insatiable Traveler has been featured in The Associated Press, Mashable, Travelpulse, Travel Babbo, Luxury Travel Blog, USA Today, WhereTraveler and Yahoo! Travel, among others, and was recently named one of Discover Corp’s “17 Top Travel Blogs to Follow in 2017.”
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Last Fall on a lazy Saturday afternoon, my sister Lisa and I subwayed our way to Brooklyn’s East River State Park in Williamsburg to check out Smorgasburg, a popular hipster-ish food market (there were a lot of man buns walking around) I’d read about but never explored. It […]
We were stumped. The ceiling and walls of Cabbage Key’s breezy back patio were dripping with dollar bills. Where on earth would we leave our “donation” ? Affixed with gobs of masking tape and mounted with the precision of a leaf blower, it was impossible to see an inch of available space. […]
I was destined to post an image with penguins in it today. I’m certain of it. I could feel the mystical powers of my subconscious hard at work, leading me inevitably to this moment. A few days ago, I watched March of the Penguins, and was completely enamoured. Today, […]
Congratulations! You’ve thought about traveling solo for a while now and you’ve decided to take the leap. That’s awesome! You won’t regret it. You’re probably thinking, now what? Where do I go? How do I go? No worries, I’ve got you covered. I have some suggestions to help you […]
As mother nature hints at warmer days to come, my desire to explore unique and interesting places jumps into high gear. One of my favorite excursions, not only from an experience perspective but photographically as well, was Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. If you’re like me, fascinated […]
It was June 2016, and my trip to Mongolia was fast approaching. I needed a hiking shoe and I had no idea what to get. I knew I’d be walking a lot, up big hills and small, over potentially rough terrain, but it wasn’t a “hiking” trip so […]
Walking into the Enid Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden, my mood changed instantly for the better. The biting cold I’d just weathered walking from the train, gave way to the soothing heat and humidity of the tropical oasis inside. Eyes closed, I took a deep […]
It was a balmy morning, just after 7am, and I was at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, a popular vacation spot in southwest Florida, sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, known for its pristine beaches, shelling, […]
One of the most spectacular photographic opportunities on the planet is an African safari. I wish I had the skill to properly convey how amazing it is in all the ways one would dream about. And how impossibly inspiring it is from dawn until dusk. But even as […]