Award-winning NY writer covering travel, pets, sustainability, and conservation. Published in NYT, Nat Geo, T+L, Shondaland, Fodor's, USA Today, AAHA's Trends, Great Pet Care, etc. SATW Member.
Don’t Believe the Myths about African Safaris
With the right travel company, an epic, wildlife-filled adventure to the Mother Continent is purposeful, enriching, inclusive – and far from a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We Travel For Women+: Lavanya Sunkara, Freelance writer
Check out my interview for We Travel in celebration of Women's History Month!
Meet Hedda Felin: Hurtigruten Norway’s CEO Championing A New Era Of Sustainable Cruising
The leading sustainable adventure cruise company is celebrating its 130th anniversary with two new itineraries.
Beyond The Safari Game Drive: Unique Things To Do in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Partake in unique activities like lion tracking, jogging with rangers, and go on night drives and walking safaris at this award-winning conservancy.
How African safari lodges are putting local creativity front and center
For decades, safari hotel design has been dominated by colonial tropes. Thankfully, that’s starting to change.
8 Must-Do Indigenous-Led Experiences In Edmonton, Alberta
Enjoy and learn about Indigenous culture, history, and art through these memorable experiences in and around the capital city of Alberta.
Fodor’s No List 2023
It was such an eye-opening experience to research and write about destinations currently experiencing water crises for Fodor's No List for 2023.
13 Conservation Success Stories of 2022
This year has boasted a number of conservation wins, offering hope for a multitude of species, habitats and communities.
Read, share, and let me know which one is your favorite win. I love the fact that the tiger population is increasing and the insurance industry in the US is finally getting on board with rejecting Arctic projects. Wins all around!
Three Potential Locations for 'The White Lotus' Season Three
Find out which of these sun-soaked islands the White Lotus Vacationers will choose in the next installment of the hit show.
Six Ways to Help Endangered Species on World Wildlife Conservation Day
Find out ways to help protect wildlife, from as simple as watching a documentary to booking a conservation-focused trip.
10 Eccentric Museums In North America
From those dedicated to the macabre to everyday things like bugs and pencil sharpeners, these are 10 eccentric museums in North America worth checking out.
Indigenous Tourism: The Importance of the Growing Travel Trend
In honor of Native American Heritage Day on November 25, understand the impact of respectfully visiting and learning about Indigenous cultures across North America
Travel Etiquette: 10 Things to Consider When You Visit India
Ten ethical travel tips to remember while visiting this vast Asian nation.
Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park: Things To Do in One of Africa’s Oldest Rainforests
From chimpanzee trekking to canopy walking, this national park is a must-visit on your next sojourn to the Land of a Thousand Hills.
Meet the Pioneering Women Changing the Face of the African Safari Industry
From security and conservation tech officers to head chefs, managers, gorilla trekking guides and porters, these women in the safari industry are paving the way for the next generation.
This article was a year in the making. It took two trips to East Africa and interviews across Southern Africa. I am so glad to be able to tell the stories of these inspiring women. Please read and share.