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New York Times: La Parada in Cape Town

New York Times: La Parada in Cape Town

Coming up in this weekend’s New York Times Travel section: my review of one of Cape Town’s hottest restaurants, La Parada — now home to a Spanish chef from the erstwhile El Bulli, Andrés Conde. Read it here.

How to Plan An Affordable Safari

How to Plan An Affordable Safari

Anyone planning a trip to South Africa knows: safari ain’t cheap! For the November issue of Travel + Leisure, I reported on some budget-friendly tips and tricks to help you save on your dream African adventure. Travel + Leisure November 2014 Affordable Safaris

Culture Clash: Halloween Edition

Culture Clash: Halloween Edition

  Heidi Klum as Cleopatra. A few years ago, I was invited to Heidi Klum’s famous Halloween party. No, bear with me, this not not an attempt at a not-so-humble brag, I swear. I promptly told my then-fiancé, now-husband, about this momentous occasion. “When is it?” he asked. “Uh, on […]

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.

Travel + Leisure: Definitive Guide to Mumbai

Travel + Leisure: Definitive Guide to Mumbai

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 […]