So, Why Moment Travel?
Moment travel is unlike any other group travel excursion I’ve been on before. It’s a beautifully crafted itinerary with thoughtful, intentional activities planned by a professional photographer that knows the area like the back of their hand. It’s photography lessons meets authentic travel; a whirlwind of unique pursuits that you wouldn’t normally see on Trip Advisor.
I’ll never forget my trip to Norway’s infamous Lofoten Islands with Moment back in February of 2019. 12 people total: 1 photo guide, 1 local vendor, 1 excellent driver, and 9 adventure-hungry travelers. By day, we’d soar the open roads to shoot at beautiful photo spots; by night, we’d chased the green lady and her lovely, majestic hues. We’d stuff our faces with cold cuts and bread (a classic European continental breakfast option) and coffee in the morning to fuel our creative juices throughout our journey. We’d then compile our favorite images throughout the day and showcase them over dinner and mulled wine. Laughs, productive conversations, and creative collaborations for a full 7-day photography expedition — doesn’t get any better than that.
Max Chesnut, our lovely photo guide, was nothing less than extraordinary. His enthusiasm for photography was unmatched, and everyone loved him. Because he’s been numerous times before, he knows the Lofoten islands like the back of his hand, making the trip that much more special and rewarding.
Moment Travel also hires locals or people with super slick local knowledge that offer others the best insider information there is. They’re able to recommend the best restaurants and bars to visit, including some untouched photo spots that are best for photographers. In all my years of traveling, I have never regretted hiring a guide at a heritage site or for a nature trek. The expertise of an excellent local guide is priceless. From pinpointing off-road diners, music venues, reading spots, and beaches, to having stories to complement each location. Our local assistant and friend, Jonas, was far more than incredible. He was not only someone to hang with and get to know, but he safely accommodated everyone from place and place and did so in an exciting fashion. And our driver, Mikola, was one of the most precious human beings in existence. He even jumped inside a freezing lake and Breakfast Club’ed it up with his hands in the air for some excellent photographic content.