Essential Antarctica Photography Tips: Creative & Practical

Susan Portnoy, The Insatiable Traveler, on a beach on South Georgia Island, looking at a baby elephant Seal

Essential Antarctica Photography Tips: Practical & Creative Creative and practical advice to make the most of your photos Photographing in Antarctica can throw you for a loop if it’s your first time. Inclement weather, shooting from boats, high-contrast conditions, and wildlife flying, swimming, and waddling is not your usual mixed bag.  On my expedition cruise […]

Is A Cruise to Antarctica Worth it? Yes! Here’s Why

Is A Cruise to Antarctica Worth it? Yes! Here’s Why My Epic Adventure visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia & Falkland Islands Investing in a cruise to Antarctica is rarely a snap decision. It’s one of the most remote destinations, the world’s highest, driest and windiest continent, and even the best deals are a pretty […]

12 Surprising Outdoor Hawaiian Adventures

Palm trees silhouetted by a pink and orange sunset |Photo Ethan Robertson

There’s no denying Hawaii is a dream location for many. Me too, in fact. That’s why I asked a fellow travel writer who experienced firsthand all the fun Hawaiian adventures below to pen this piece. Enjoy. By Katherine Parker-Magyar There’s far more to the Hawaiian Islands than just eye-popping sunsets and mouthwatering mai tais (though […]

30 Breathtaking Views in the World Worth Traveling For

A stunning view of the mountains of Machu Picchu ringed with morning sunrise fog

30 Breathtaking Views in the World Worth Traveling For Grab Your Notebook Now! What do you see when you imagine a breathtaking view? Wide-open spaces? An urban skyline? Sandy beaches or soaring mountains? Granted, it’s all in the eyes of the beholder, but I think we can all agree that if someone says the setting […]

Affordable African Safari Camps with Great Wildlife Viewing

A closeup of a male cheetah's face at Porini Lion Camp for African Animal Safaris

Affordable African Safari Camps with Great Wildlife Viewing Porini Camps Deliver Amazing Adventures while Sustaining Local Maasai Communities and Habitat Conservation Sauntering on spongy feet, the big tusker’s truck-sized frame grows larger with every step. His ears are spread wide as if in warning, but his immense trunk dangles languidly, a sign he is relaxed.  […]

The Best Gifts for Photography Lovers

Susan Portnoy photographing in Peru on a boat

The Best Gifts for Photography Lovers Items they’ll actually use and love! There’s a lot of gimmicky stuff out there for photography lovers. This gift guide doesn’t showcase any of them. I use and stand behind every product below. For example, lens cleaner may not seem like the sexiest present, trust me, when a lens […]

Great Gifts for Travel Lovers They’ll Actually Use

A woman in overalls holding a gift wrapped package with candy canes on it

Great Gifts for Travel Lovers They’ll Actually Use Only products I’ve used and love If you’re looking for gifts for the travel lovers in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Every item is something I use and recommend to my friends and family. They’re products and services every adventurer will thank you for […]

Molori Safari Lodge & Spa’s Superlux Safari

Metsi Presidential Suite pool at Molori Safari Lodge , South Africa

The Molori Safari Lodge Experience “If you need anything your butler’s name is Isaac. “Butler?! I have a butler?!  It took me a moment to realize he wasn’t kidding. Toni Watson, my host at the Molori Safari Lodge in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve, smiled and opened the massive wooden doors (think Game of Thrones worthy) […]

A Guide to Picking the Best Photography Trip For You

Large man photographing buffalo from a jeep during a travel photography tour

Photography trips can be a spectacular adventure: You explore bucket list destinations, make new friends who have a shared interest, and improve your skills under the guidance of very talented (sometimes famous) photographic professionals. But with so many organizations offering excursions of all kinds, it can be a challenge to find the best photography trip […]

10-Day Michigan Upper Peninsula Road Trip Itinerary

Brockway Mountain Drive is one of the best places to see Michigan Fall colors

10-Day Michigan Upper Peninsula Road Trip Itinerary If you never thought of the UP for spectacular Fall foliage, you should Growing up in Lower Michigan, I’d heard about the Upper Peninsula’s legendary natural beauty, especially in Fall when the forests, which make up 84% of the region, are a kaleidoscope of color. Still, as far […]