New York Times: 52 Places to Go in 2015
The New York Times list of 52 Places to Go in 2015 is now up, and I have three top 20 picks in the mix: Durban, at number 7, Tanzania at number 17, and Oman at number 20. Read all those and more here, or watch out for it in this weekend’s print edition.
Travel + Leisure: Best Places to Travel in 2015
My writeup on Istanbul — which is in the midst of a major hotel boom — is on T+L’s list of 50 places to go in 2015. Read it here.
Travel + Leisure: World’s Coolest Tourist Destinations 2015
From Latvia’s outlandish new national library to updates to classics like the Eiffel Tower and the London Bridge; from a new museum dedicated to human rights to a wild new amusement park ride — there’s a host of new or refreshed tourist attractions to add to your travel bucket list. I rounded them up for Travel + Leisure.
British Airways: Cape Town – Six Reasons to Stay On
British Airways has a magazine called The Club, geared toward its Executive Club members, and they asked me to do a piece on reasons to extend a Cape Town business trip into a long weekend, from markets to hikes to restaurants. Read it here.
New York Times: Restaurant Report – La Parada in Cape Town
Coming up in this weekend’s New York Times Travel section: my review of one of Cape Town’s trendiest eateries, La Parada. Read it here.
Travel + Leisure: Affordable Safaris
Safaris are certainly expensive, but you don’t have to resign yourself to blowing your budget when you’re planning your dream trip. For the November issue of Travel + Leisure, I reported on some of the best money-saving tips from the experts. Read it here.
Conde Nast Traveller UK: Off the Wall
The beautiful city of Durban, South Africa, is in the midst of an inner-city revival — read all about the new Rivertown district in the November issue of Conde Nast Traveller UK.
Fathom: Two Stories
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 site’s fun “Fathom Questionnaire,” sharing my fondest travel memories — from that time I was haunted by one exposed boob in Vienna to that time I was spit on in Jodhpur. You have to read it to understand.