Matt Payne

Matt Payne

Matt Payne is an Oklahoma-based travel photographer, writer, public speaker, and filmmaker. Matt has covered Rwanda, Alaska, Galapagos, Iceland, and Costa Rica. In addition to print and digital media, Matt produces PBS/OETA's newest travel show, 'Mosaic Oklahoma,' and teaches film courses at Oklahoma City University. He is a member The Society of American Travel Writers and the Writer's Guild of America.

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Sanctuary Retreats is the Name to Know for Luxury African Safaris

Each camp is a unique reflection of its natural environment and often, the wildlife viewing from your balcony or the pool is as good as any safari truck.
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What It’s Like to Go On a Once-in-a-Lifetime African Safari (Photos)

"We’d been in the Serengeti for all of ten minutes before we heard the baby elephant’s panicked trumpeting in the distance."
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A Visit to a Maasai Village in Africa (Photos)

Unlike many other, far more private indigenous groups, the Maasai are known to welcome visitors to their villages to learn about their customs and way of life.
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This Company Wants to Put Together a Next-Level Road Trip for You and Your Friends

Roadies takes the road trip and elevates it for those of us who still want the thrill of the open road, but also crave a little luxury, a sober driver, and the careful curation of events along the way.
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All the Reasons to Catch an MLB Spring Training Game in Clearwater, Florida

Here's a quick look at Clearwater, Florida, and why this Gulf Coast town is the perfect spring getaway for a baseball fan.
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Japanese Train Suite Shiki-Shima is So Luxe it Requires an Application to Ride

The Train Suite Shiki-Shima, offers an unrivaled luxury experience through Japan’s countryside. How luxurious you ask? Its got its own theme song.