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Condé Nast's Susan Portnoy Goes to Turkey & Tanzania

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Time for another installment of Racked National's travel feature, Summer Fridays, where we show you snapshots from the fabulous adventures of fabulous people in the fashion industry. So come with us, take a little breather on this Friday, and let us whisk you away to a faraway (and sometimes near) locale.

This week's Summer Fridays postcard is from Susan Portnoy. Portnoy started her career doing fashion public relations for Nicole Miller, Cynthia Steffe, and launched the Oscar by Oscar de la Renta bridge collection. She then worked on projects for everyone from Harper’s Bazaar and ElleGirl to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. In 2006 Portnoy joined Condé Nast and currently does corporate communications and digital strategy. One of her many projects is Fashion's Night Out. Earlier this week, she was promoted to Vice President of the department. Big congrats!

With all of those responsibilities, it's not hard to see why Portnoy likes to travel to exotic destinations. Click through our photo galleries of her global adventures in Turkey and Tanzania. Under each shot Portnoy gives some commentary on her trips.

Susan Portnoy: The inspiration for my trip came from a 60 Minutes segment I saw on Cappadocia and its remarkable cave frescos from the Goreme Open Air Museum—a UNESCO world heritage sight. The Dark Church shows the elaborate frescos that were painted on arches and columns carved directly out of the limestone. I knew the minute I saw these on TV I had to see them for myself.

· Conde Nast [Official Site]
· @CondeNastCorp [Twitter]
· Fashion's Night Out [Official Site]
· Travel Buff blog [Tumblr]
· All Summer Fridays posts [Racked]