About Passports to Life

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.

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January 16, 2019
I took more than 31,000 photos in 2018, so choosing my favorite photos was hard. These are my 30 favorite photos of 2018 and the stories behind them.

My 30 Favorite Photos of 2018

I took more than 31,000 photos in 2018, so choosing my favorite photos was hard. These are my 30 favorite photos of 2018 and the stories behind them.
January 9, 2019

Accomplishments from 2018 and Travel Goals looking forward to 2019

It's that time of year where we all look back at what we accomplished over the previous year, how well we did at holding ourselves accountable, […]
November 30, 2018
Glamping in Zion National Park

Glamping in Zion National Park at Under Canvas Zion

Zion National Park is the jewel in the crown of Utah's mighty five national parks. With iconic hikes such as Angel's Landing and The Narrows, tens […]
October 10, 2018
15 tips for planning a successful road trip

15 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

In the past two months, I've driven over 6000 miles across the United States covering 23 states and more than 80 hours behind the wheel. All […]
September 17, 2018

10 Interesting Things I Learned Driving Through South Dakota

We spent the better part of three days driving through South Dakota on our road trip through the midwest. Spending three days exploring South Dakota and […]
September 15, 2018
This travel vlog takes you on a journey from Minneapolis to Mount Rushmore during the first half of our road trip through America's heartland.

Road Trip Through America's Heartland

Road Tripping Through the Midwest After our amazing stay at the Kimpton Grand Minneapolis, we took off on our road trip through America's heartland that would […]
August 27, 2018
Mill Ruins Park Minneapolis Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis Review

Where to Stay in Minneapolis: Kimpton Grand Hotel Review

If you have been following along our Passports to Life Journey for a while now, you'll know that I love staying in upscale boutique hotels. The […]
August 13, 2018
Where have i been

Where have I been the last couple weeks?

Hey everyone this is more of a life update blog post, so if you're not in to that you can check out some of my recent […]
July 16, 2018
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10 Prime Day Deals that Will Make Life Easier When Traveling

UPDATE: Prime Day may be over, but these items will still make life easier when traveling! It's finally time for one of my favorite days of […]

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