Tips for Capturing Great Wildlife Photography on an African Safari

Susan Portnoy's spectacular photography and expert advice will inspire, whether you are shooting close to home or on safari.

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

Our 2015 Travels in 50 Photos

I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco [...]

Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]

Trip Totals: Accounting for our Whereabouts

This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]

Temple of Sobek, Kom Ombo, Egypt

The temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo is yet another of the fascinating temples along the Nile. I like this one because it's dedicated to Sobek, and who doesn't like crocodile headed gods? Sobek is [...]

Cruising the Nile, Sonesta Style

The Nile River with fishermen, the banks with agriculture, and the desert with mountains of limestone. If you know anything about us, you might say Sonesta Nile Cruises was taking a risk inviting [...]

Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo, Egypt

The construction was modeled after mosques in Turkey. Like the Aya Sofia, for example. The Muhammad Ali Mosque of Cairo (no relation to the boxer) was built in the first half of the [...]