Who am I?

Hi There! I’m stoked to have you here! I’m Peter Rickloff and I am a Travel & Lifestyle Photographer. If I had to narrow down what I’m passionate about, my top two would be travel and photography. My parents instilled in me from a young age the importance of travel and experiencing different places and cultures. I have been fortunate enough to visit more than 50 states and over 40 states in my short 29 years on Earth. I believe that travel changes people for the better, and I hope my stories inspire you to see more of this beautiful planet.

Although I have always loved travel and photography, my journey to get where I am today is a bit unconventional. I never considered myself a creative person, in fact, I thrived in analytical settings. I worked in banking and finance for almost 5 years before I decided that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t suit me. I left my finance job and bought two rental properties here in the Tampa Bay area. Being an Airbnb host allows me the freedom to travel, and do whatever I can to spend more time behind my camera rather than sitting behind a desk. I now create content for brands, take photos for real estate listings in the area, and get to do what I love for a living rather than dreading my days behind a desk.

Taking a photograph in a rice paddy in Bali Indonesia

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States Visited

Frequently Asked Questions

What Camera Gear Do You Use?

I currently shoot on a Canon 5D Mark IV, with a variety of Canon, Sigma, and Tamron Lenses. To see my whole kit click here!

How do you afford to travel so much?

While I am by no means a full-time traveler, we do still travel significantly more than the average twenty-something couple. Several resources to travel more can be found here!

What's your favorite place you've been?

I honestly think that this is the hardest question to answer, we have been a lot of places and there are certain places that just feel extra special, like Hawaii, but I created a list of my favorite destinations so far that you can check out here!

What is the Best Travel Credit Card?

One of the ways I am able to travel so much is by smart use of points and miles through airlines frequent flyer programs, hotels, and credit cards. A great resource to get started using points and miles to travel more can be found here!

Do you work with brands?

If you are a brand struggling to reach your desired targeted audience, or if you need help creating engaging content for your social media platforms I’d love to help! Send me a message and we can take it from there!

Peter Rickloff travel and lifestyle photographer United States


Let’s Collaborate

Through all of our social media channels and this blog, Passports to Life reaches more than 210,000 people each month.

I partner with brands that sell products and services that I love and use myself to create engaging content for social media, advertisements, and much more!

Contact me to discuss your next big project!

Brands We Have Worked With

Brands Passports to Life has worked with