Previously, as an award-winning freelance travel journalist, she reported from six continents for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler (US, UK, India, and Middle East editions), Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Time, Vogue (US and India editions), and many other publications. She’s won numerous Lowell Thomas travel journalism awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, as well as awards from the South Asian Journalists Association, North American Travel Journalists Association, and Solas Awards. Her writing appears in anthologies like New York Times 36 Hours World: 150 Cities from Abu Dhabi to Zurich; The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35; and the upcoming Best American Travel Writing 2021.
Sarah has lived in five countries on three continents – Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, the US, and South Africa (where she called herself the South AfriKhan) – and will soon be adding the UAE to that list. She’s a disciple of maps, a connoisseur of global junk foods, a collector of passports, a hoarder of hotel pens, and a master at sleeping through long-haul flights, all the marks of a professional peripatetic. Her votes for coolest city names are Tegucigalpa and Ouagadougou, though she’s yet to visit either.
You can follow Sarah on Twitter and Instagram: she’s @BySarahKhan on both. Take a peek at #whereintheworldissarahkhan to see where she’s been lately.