The Exclusive All-Inclusive: Destination Dominican Republic

I’m often asked about the merits of staying at an all-inclusive over a traditional resort when traveling. While both have merits, when I want to travel without worrying about the expenses on the road, all-inclusive is the way to go. Especially if you just need to crash on the beach and not count calories or … More The Exclusive All-Inclusive: Destination Dominican Republic

Road Tripping Down South Africa’s Wild Coast

I can’t deny it — when it comes to road trips, nothing is more exciting than exploring a new coastline. And when it comes to South Africa’s 2,800-odd kilometers of surf-meets-sand, none is more poignant than the so-called Wild Coast. Covering a magnificent 350-kilometer section of Indian Ocean shoreline in the Eastern Cape, the appropriately … More Road Tripping Down South Africa’s Wild Coast

Botswana Bound! Checking In @ Ngoma Lodge, Chobe National Park

   WHAT: On safari at the fantastic Ngoma Lodge, on the western edge of Chobe National Park, where Botswana meets Namibia. This 2-year-old eco-lodge is far removed from the chaos of the marina area, where the majority of park accommodation is located. And with just eight chalets, each featuring a private plunge pool and outdoor … More Botswana Bound! Checking In @ Ngoma Lodge, Chobe National Park

#LP Memories

After Lonely Planet announced some major internal restructuring last week, my friend Celeste Brash created a the #lpmemories hash-tag on Twitter that ended up going viral. It led to a lot of international press, including my first time being “tweeted” in the New Yorker and a lot of blog posts about the good old days … More #LP Memories