How to Spend a Day in Antananarivo, Madagascar

The last stop of my most recent trip, which took me to Mauritius with SPG Amex before heading to Reunion Island for 24 hours, followed by fantastic Nosy Be, was to Antananarivo, Madagascar. This was my second time in Tana as everyone refers to it. There is not a whole lot to love about Tana […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Nosy Be, Madagascar

I had been itching to go to Nosy Be ever since my first trip to Madagascar back in 2010. I wasn’t able to go at that time but I always mentally noted that I wanted to get there at some point. As luck would have it, I was down in Mauritius with SPG Amex on […]

Madagascar’s Limestone Labyrinth

I don’t normally do posts like this but this trip is so cool (and I am very jealous) that I had to do a quick blurb about it. I also want to support a couple of my friends and fellow Kensington Tours Explorers in Residence as they attempt the first ever expedition to the remote […]

9 Places to Stay in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is one of the best cities in the world, without a doubt. I have been to Cape Town at least 10 times. There are hundreds of places to stay, if not thousands and I have stayed at a fair amount of them over the years. So I have decided to mentioned […]

Medjumbe Private Island

We all dream of a remote tropical island as a paradise of sorts. We all want that Microsoft screensaver island. We want remote, small, beautiful and a touch of luxury wouldn’t hurt either. Now no island fills that screensaver image to perfection but Medjumbe Private Island off the coast of Mozambique comes pretty close. Medjumbe […]

African Four Corners

The African four corners is a name given to the approximate meeting place of four nations: Namibia; Zambia; Zimbabwe, and Botswana. The Caprivi Strip of Namibia; which has long been a disputed region is kind of a dividing point and a meeting point for the African four corners. It’s not a perfect point like the […]

Fox News Segment From South Africa

Here is my live Fox News segment from South Africa yesterday morning. Don’t mind my squinting as the sun was directly in my eyes! Watch the latest video at

A New Joburg

Johannesburg (Joburg) is a city of contrasts. This cannot be denied. The rich are really rich and live very well and the poor live poorly and often in squalor-there is no middle class. The city of Johannesburg has a terrible international reputation for crime and corruption and the Central Business District (CBD) is considered a […]

South African Wine and Surf in Hermanus

Hermanus is located about 115km southeast of Cape Town and seems a world away. The mountains and hills above Hermanus and the cliffs and sea below give it a relaxed feel and a vibe that says, “chill out”. I had never heard of Hermanus until recently and was excited to go. Between the wine country […]

Why You Should Visit Franschhoek

Franschhoek is a small town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It has a population of about 15,000 people and is one of the nicest towns I’ve been to in South Africa. Franschhoek is about 75 kilometers from Cape Town and just past the more famous wine town of Stellenbosch. But that’s OK, […]