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Michael Poehlman



  • New York City,
  • Brazil,
  • Adventure Travel,
  • Boutique Travel

Based in

Traverse City, Michigan

Languages spoken


Minimum booking Budget


Profile details


A fine art portrait photographer and former creative director perpetually in search of a new destination backdrop for pictures and experiences.

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Travel style

I'm a seasoned creative traveler. Creative in my business life, and leaning toward creative, photogenic and unusual in travel. My favorite travel experiences happened while I was immersed and actively engaging in my surroundings, rather than just walking from one store to the next, or taking an Uber from one location to the next. I favor local bars and restaurants and flea markets where there are opportunities to engage with locals. I make an effort to blend and NOT do what all of the other tourists are doing. If it's not generic or predictable then that's where I want to be.

Favorite hotels

Hotel Indigo LES NY

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Lower East Side scene at Hotel Indigo LES NY. With its stylish design, modern comforts and a prime location, this boutique hotel offers an authentic New York City experience like no other.

HBK - Kalango Hotel Boutique

A stylish and eco-friendly retreat in Jericoacoara, Brazil, combining contemporary design with sustainable practices, offering chic accommodations, tropical vibes, and a relaxed atmosphere for a modern beachfront escape.

Michael's travel photos

A picture of Grand Central Terminal at nighttime with lights and tourists.

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Michael Poehlman