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As Seen In… Conde Nast Traveller UK

As Seen In… Conde Nast Traveller UK

I have a soft spot for the underrated city of Durban, and it’s exciting seeing that it might finally be poised for a renaissance. Read my piece in the November issue of Conde Nast Traveller (UK) on the revival of an inner-city district called Rivertown. CNT UK Nov 2014 Durban […]

Junk Food, Owls, Spit, And Boobs: A Random Assortment of Travel Memories

Junk Food, Owls, Spit, And Boobs: A Random Assortment of Travel Memories

I’ve always loved reading the fun questionnaires over on the travel site Fathom, so I was thrilled to be asked to do one myself. I mused on my preferred souvenirs (owls and junk food), weirdest experiences (being spit on in Jodhpur is high up there), and childhood travel memories (this […]

As Seen In… Fathom

As Seen In… Fathom

I have two Brazil pieces up in one of my favorite travel sites, Fathom. Read about a beach break in Buzios (“Buzios is the Hamptons’ Sexy Brazilian Twin“) and a lovely colonial escape in Paraty (“Paraty, You Had Me Even in the Rain“). I also got to fill out the […]

The Five Best Coffee Shops in Cape Town

The Five Best Coffee Shops in Cape Town

As the Cape Town Local Expert for Travel + Leisure magazine, I’ll be sharing my picks for where to eat, stay, shop and what to do in my gorgeous adopted hometown. Coffee culture is big in these parts — in fact, barring the occasional Frappucino I was never much of […]

As Seen In… The Independent

As Seen In… The Independent

My latest piece for the UK newspaper The Independent is about a most unusual B&B: Satyagraha House in Johannesburg, an inn and museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, who lived on the property during his South African sojourn. Read it here.

As Seen In… Travel + Leisure

As Seen In… Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure: T+L’s Definitive Guide to Mumbai The October issue of Travel + Leisure is a big one for me: I have a small piece on how to haggle for a Moroccan carpet in the souks of Marrakech, I reported one of the cover story’s 50 dream trips (South […]

How Anthony Bourdain Caused a Crisis in my Marriage: A Tale of Culture Clash

How Anthony Bourdain Caused a Crisis in my Marriage: A Tale of Culture Clash

This weekend, almost exactly one and a half years after my American-South African wedding, I got my first dose of legit culture shock: I learned I am married to a man who does not know who Anthony Bourdain is. The Husband, who never misses an episode of The Daily Show […]

As Seen In… Vogue India

As Seen In… Vogue India

It’s been a while since I’ve written for one of my favorites, Vogue India, but I’m back in a big way with two stories in that hallowed September issue! On the fashion front, I tackled a glossary of need-to-know fashion buzzwords this season (cuissard, cagoule, and constructivism; ajrakh, avant-bland, and […]

As Seen In… The Independent

As Seen In… The Independent

The Independent: 48 Hours in Istanbul If you ask me, you need at least a week in Istanbul to do the city justice — I was there six days and felt like it wasn’t enough. But if you only have a quick spell in the city, might I refer you […]