Surface: Outside the Box
For Surface magazine’s February issue, I interviewed Johannesburg architect and property developer Arthur Blake, the mastermind behind the funky 27 Boxes retail complex — constructed entirely out of shipping containers. Read the profile here.
New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip
My latest New York Times story also marks a milestone for me: it’s my first feature on the cover of their travel section. I recount a seven-day, 1,500-mile road trip across Namibia with four of my friends through a series of lessons we learned along the way. Read it here.
New York Post: Africa on Sale
Looking for reasons to visit South Africa? How about seven reasons? I wrote about seven excellent reasons to get here ASAP, to take advantage of the country’s depreciating currency. Read them all here.
Robb Report: The Top 21 Destinations for 2016
It’s that time of year again — so many lists! For Robb Report‘s take on the top travel spots for 2016, I reported on the Cape Winelands near Cape Town as well as Namibia. See what other destinations made the list!
Conde Nast Traveller UK: Personal Space
For the January issue of Conde Nast Traveller UK, I wrote about the ultimate escape: a trio of brand-new private-island getaways in Madagascar, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Read it here.
AFK Travel: Falling Hard for Fez, a City With Soul
I’ve been to Morocco twice, and both times I was less enamored with Marrakech, which I assumed would be my favorite part of the country, but utterly mesmerized by Fez. I’ve written a lot about Morocco for AFKTravel.com: about traditional cooking lessons at a riad, shopping in Marrakech, drinking and dining in Marrakech, Fez’s historic center, my first Moroccan hammam experience [spoiler: it was a touch traumatic], and the ateliers and artisans of Fez. This time, AFK Travel asked me to put my feelings for the city to words for their #InLoveWithAfrica series, and I was happy to try to articulate what it is about Fez that captivates me so. Read my ode to the ancient city here.
Surface: True Grit
I was recently named a contributing editor for super-slick design magazine Surface, and for this month’s issue I did a piece on the hip new Old Clare Hotel in Sydney’s booming Chippendale district. Read it here (alongside a hilarious bio senior editor Charles Curkin did for me).
Travel + Leisure: Downtown Cape Town is Loosening Its Tie
The December issue of Travel + Leisure features a global nightlife package, and I contributed the Cape Town section: a spotlight on the hottest new spots in the central business district.