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Bree Street Keeps Booming: New Restaurants Galore

Bree Street Keeps Booming: New Restaurants Galore

I just can’t get enough of Bree Street — I’ve written about the neighborhood’s renaissance before, but every time you try to write about it, a new restaurant opens up. I rounded up a few hot new favorites — Culture Club Cheese, Bacon on Bree, Door 221, and Inside and […]

New York Times: In Estonia, a Hotel Keeps Its Promise

New York Times: In Estonia, a Hotel Keeps Its Promise

Are writers allowed to play favorites with their articles? If my Hyderabad story for the New York Times earlier this year is my favorite child, my latest story might rank second. Last summer I spent 10 days road-tripping through the Baltics, a journey that was largely inspired by one random […]

New York Times: 36 Hours in Vilnius

New York Times: 36 Hours in Vilnius

My first contribution to the New York Times’ popular 36 Hours series is out in this weekend’s paper: 36 Hours in Vilnius, Lithuania, accompanied by a really cool video. I loved the architecture and quirky vibe of the city, and it’s definitely worth a quick weekend visit. Read my story […]

Where to Eat In Cape Town This Winter

Where to Eat In Cape Town This Winter

A bit of frosty weather never stopped an avowed food aficionado, right? With that in mind, Capetonian restaurateurs are offering insane winter specials this season, compelling locals to bundle up and feast the cold months away. I rounded up some of the best deals for Travel + Leisure.

As Seen In… Architectural Digest

As Seen In… Architectural Digest

For my first Architectural Digest story, I interviewed celebrated British architect Thomas Heatherwick when he was in Cape Town last month. He’s the mind behind the design of one of Africa’s most ambitious architectural projects at the moment: the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which is scheduled to be […]

As Seen In… Mango Juice In-Flight Magazine

As Seen In… Mango Juice In-Flight Magazine

Flying Mango this month? Then look out for my face peeking back at you in the in-flight magazine. Travel writer Sarah Duff was kind enough to spotlight me as Blog of the Month in her column. Check it out here – or if you happen to see it in the […]

Where in the World Is Sarah Khan?

Where in the World Is Sarah Khan?

TripLit: What I Read When I’m On the Fly

TripLit: What I Read When I’m On the Fly

After my iPhone, my Kindle is probably my most indispensable travel accessory. I was a grudging late adopter — I mean come on, who doesn’t love the smell of a nice tangible book and the feel of coarse pages between your fingertips? — but it’s definitely changed the way I […]

What Do Locals Love About Cape Town?

What Do Locals Love About Cape Town?

You know those people you meet just once and immediately feel like you could be friends? Annie Fitzsimmons was one of those people for me. National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Urban Insider blogger, Annie is a great travel writer and industry expert who also happens to be super cute and fun. […]