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Always looking for unique, personal stories and photos that connect people with place. Still in search of the perfect gin and tonic.

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HI Travel Tales
Travel Writer / Photographer
About Me

Winner of numerous gold medals and several best-in-show recognitions for travel photography and writing. Member of the NATJA Advisory Board. 

My travels have taken me to all seven continents.

I publish my travel stories primarily in HI Travel Tales, an award-winning travel blog I operate in partnership with my wife, Therese Iknoian. 

My specialty areas and primary interests include local culture and history, street art, farm to fork and local breweries / distilleries, adventure, natural wonders, and wildlife. Set me loose in a destination and my stories and photography will connect readers to a place in such a way they will want to embark on their own journeys of discovery.

My photographs appear in our HI Travel Tales website, ebooks, other publications, in Getty Stock, and are available for sale and for license (private and commercial licensing) through Michael Hodgson Photography, my professional gallery. 

Prior to focusing primarily on travel writing and photography, I was a highly acclaimed outdoor writer and my stories and columns appeared in Outside, Backpacker, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, The Christian Science Monitor, San Jose Mercury News, Portland Oregonian, Salt Lake Tribune, Adventure West Magazine, and others. My published books (some of which are actually still in print) include No Shit There I Was, Compass & Map Navigator, Facing The Extreme, and Camping For Dummies.
Food Wine Travel magazine
TravelWorld International magazine
Microsoft Start Partner Program / MSN news syndicate

Find all of my articles published on HI Travel Tales here --

My professional media profile can also be found on MuckRack.

View, purchase and license my photography through my website at Michael Hodgson Photography.

Outdoor Writers Association of America; North American Nature Photography Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Professional Photographers of America; North American Travel Journalists Association; Adventure Travel Trade Association media member; Professional Photographers of America; TravMedia;
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