Ninemsn: Cape Town’s Best Brunches and a Guide to the CBD
Vogue India: People Are Talking About
Travel + Leisure: The Coolest New Attractions of 2016
For my latest for Travel + Leisure, I researched the coolest new attractions of 2016 – from a food hall in Belgium to a museum in Palestine to a new outpost of Disneyland in China. Read about them all here.
New York Magazine: Uber Drivers Around the World Tell All
Last month, New York magazine gave me a budget to take a few Uber rides around Cape Town to interview the drivers, as part of a feature on Uber around the world. The story is a great way to learn about different issues that affect drivers in different countries — and also about the things that never change (a drunk passenger in Mumbai is the same as a drunk passenger in Mexico City, I suppose!). The coolest thing about my research: two out of four of my Cape Town Uber drivers were women! Read the piece here.
Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town
I wrote about Leeu House, a new hotel in the lovely town of Franschhoek, along with other Winelands happenings for the new issue of Conde Nast Traveler. Read it here.
Guardian: South Africa’s Coolest Cafes and Bars
The Guardian (UK) has a special site dedicated to South Africa, and they asked me to write two roundups for it: one on the country’s coolest cafes, and another on the best bars. Check out the whole site here.
C Weddings: Sand Castles
Planning a wedding? Then check out my roundup of six oceanfront resorts to consider for your honeymoon, for C Weddings magazine.
Travel + Leisure: Could An Oil-Drilling Ban Save Virunga’s Gorillas?
The situation in Uganda, the DRC, and Rwanda is pretty grim for the region’s endangered mountain gorilla population. Many of you may have seen the documentary Virunga, about oil-drilling efforts in the DRC; the outrage generated from that Leonardo DiCaprio-produced film forced UK firm SOCO to abandon its oil exploration contracts in the region. But things aren’t looking up yet: I reported on the latest on efforts to pressure the Ugandan government to stop soliciting bids for oil contracts in the Lake Edward region. It’s a complex issue, but you can read more about it here.