Make Smorgasburg NYC Your Next Foodie Adventure

Smorgasburg

Updated June 2021 What Does Smorgasburg Mean? An urban take on the concept of a smorgasbord ( a buffet of a variety of foods and dishes), Smorgasburg is a popup festival each weekend with an array of unique food vendors serving their delicious, gourmet spin on global cuisines. Sundays, 11 am – 6 pm. Yes, […]

10 Incredible Experiences in Hawaii Learning From a Local

Looking into the multi-colored crater of the Hualalai Volcano. One of the cool experiences in Hawaii led by a local

Sunny, a resident of Hawaii, recently penned a great piece 7 Wonderful Places to Stay in Hawaii With Unique Character. I asked her to follow up with some amazing experiences you’ll be sure to enjoy. ~Susan By Sunny Fitzgerald If you’re looking for cool experiences in Hawaii, look beyond the most popular, often overcrowded sites […]

7 Wonderful Places to Stay in Hawaii With a Unique Ambience

A colorful lounge at Kaimana Beach Hotel, Oahu. One of 7 unique places to stay in Hawaii.

A big thanks to Hawaii resident and travel writer Sunny Fitzgerald for penning this wonderful piece ~ Susan By Sunny Fitzgerald Although you’re probably not planning to spend much time indoors while visiting Hawaii, your accommodations will be your home away from home. So rather than opting for a cookie-cutter room in a towering hotel, […]

Responsible Travel Made Easier: A Guide to Sustainable Hotels and Tours

Huge, skinny waterfall in Chang Mai, Thailand with people the size of ants at its base

Travel Responsibly After more than a year of confinement, humanity’s desire to travel has been an erupting volcano and spreading like wildfire. And while economically that’s a good thing, it can quickly turn into a bad thing. (I have visions of crowds ala Walmart on Black Friday storming every major national park, attraction, and airport.) […]

8 Cool Outdoor Adventures in Florida That Aren’t on a Beach

Our guide zip-lining over the canyon_courtesy of The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park, one of the cool things to do in Florida

Florida has a lot more than sand and surf! I asked writer Cheryl Rodewig, a resident of the sunshine state, to put together a list of great things to do where you’re free to forget your towel. ~ Susan Story and Photos by Cheryl Rodewig I’m not a beach person, so why did I move […]

11 Irresistible Reasons You Should Visit Saba Island in the Dutch Caribbean

View from the lava flows on Saba Island

If you ask people if they’ve been to Saba Island (pronounced Say-ba), in the Dutch Caribbean, a municipality of the Netherlands, chances are you’ll be met with a blank stare. “Is it in Indonesia?” one friend asked. “Are you making it up?” inquired another. I only learned about the smallest island in the Caribbean, a tiny […]

10 of the Most Unusual (Dare I Say Weirdest) Events in America

A portait of a man and woman dressed up as Shrek and Fiona from the movie

“It’s a festival where people compete to see who can toss a mullet the farthest.” “Is it alive?” I inquired a tiny bit horrified.  “No. No. No, She laughs. “It’s a dead mullet.” I was speaking to Nicole Stacey, a tourism rep from Pensacola. I’d asked if there were any unusual events in the city. […]

A Tale of a Crossing During the Great Wildebeest Migration

Large heard of wildebeest walking crossing the Mara River Kenya

If you haven’t seen a river crossing during the Wildebeest Migration in person, no documentary will ever do it justice. Trust me. It’s akin to trying to capture the enormity of the Himalayas in a photograph or the feeling of flight from a video. Crossings are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Each is unique and […]

Why Gura Gear’s Kiboko Backpack is the Best DSLR Camera Bag

Susan Portnoy the Insatiable Traveler wearing a Gura Gear Camera backpack

I typically don’t write entire posts about a single product but when I find something I really love and use I like to share it. Hence, my wet kiss below for the Gura Gear Kiboko 2.0 DSLR backpack. Finding the Gura Gear Kiboko DSLR Backpack Years ago, I needed a decent camera bag for a […]

Central Park in Fall – Best Places to See and Photograph Autumn Foliage

Central Park’s Gapstow bridge in autumn

If I could only visit New York’s famous urban respite once a year to make photos, I’d choose Central Park in Fall. In winter, New York is a snow-capped wonderland. In spring and summer, a flower lover’s delight. But Central Park in Fall is utterly magical. There’s nothing like wandering the park’s winding paths and […]