Michael Hodgson

Winner of a Silver Medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel writing excellence in both 2018 and 2019, and a gold medal for photography excellence from the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association in 2021, Michael has authored more than 16 books and penned many hundreds of feature articles over the years. His travels have taken him to all seven continents. He is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), and Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Top hotel safety tips: Your hotel room safety is important

Top hotel safety tips: Your hotel room safety is important

There is a lot you need to take personal responsibility for to ensure your hotel safety: from knowing how to escape a fire and deal with potential theft, to what to do in the event of an unlikely terrorist attack. Your hotel room safety is very important, and you need to be prepared. That starts by following a few key hotel safety tips.

What to do in Bergen: The ultimate Bergen city guide

What to do in Bergen: The ultimate Bergen city guide

Our What to do in Bergen city guide will help you make the most of your upcoming visit. It is so very easy to fall in love with Bergen. Visit Bryggen a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Theta Museum, the Bergen Maritime Museum, Bergenhus Festning, and ride the Fløibanen funicular for starters.

What to do in Oslo: The ultimate Oslo city guide

What to do in Oslo: The ultimate Oslo city guide

Our Oslo city guide will help you make the most of your visit. Central Oslo is compact, cozy, walkable and enjoyable, especially with our Ultimate City Guide to Oslo. You’ll see Norway’s Resistance Museum, Akershus Fortress, The Viking Ship Museum, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park and so much more.

A sacred place: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A sacred place: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is, in one respect, timeless, like stepping into a real-life Jurassic Park. ANWR is empty of roads, pipelines, manmade structures of any kind. It is one of the last bastions of pristine wilderness in the world. You have to see the Arctic Refuge for yourself to believe it. This story was awarded a Silver Medal for travel writing by the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Review of the Q! Resort in Kitzbuhel, Austria

Review of the Q! Resort in Kitzbuhel, Austria

There are numerous fantastic hotel options in Kitzbuhel, Austria. However, if you are arriving by train, or looking for a hotel that will also provide amazing food for breakfast and dinner, consider booking your stay at the Q! Resort in Kitzbuhel.

Travel smart: 5 steps to protect your travel health

Travel smart: 5 steps to protect your travel health

Any business or vacation travel requires a proactive approach to travel health and welness. Sun, insects, animals, bacteria, viruses, cars, and more make staying healthy and injury-free during and after your trip a challenge. Our five steps to travel health will help.

Travel photos – Instagram is turning us into idiots

Travel photos – Instagram is turning us into idiots

Armed with digital cameras and smartphones travelers are able to detail every idyllic moment of every trip in all its “Instagrammable” glory with often ridiculous travel photos. In truth, Instagram is turning us all into idiots as we embark on a frantic search for the most Instagrammable moment.

The 7 best things to do in Doha, the capital of Qatar

The 7 best things to do in Doha, the capital of Qatar

Looking for the best things to do in Doha? Now one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Doha, in the tiny country of Qatar, is worthy of a best place to travel nod. Know what to do in Doha with our 7 top tips including the Souq Waqif, The Pearl Qatar, the Doha Corniche, and the Museum of Islamic Art.