My Fiery (But Still Glamorous!) Ride on South Africa’s Luxury Blue Train

Here's my latest travel piece on FoxNews.com: Despite the best laid plans, a perfectly pleasant vacation can suddenly turn disastrous--just ask the more than 3,100 passengers on the Carnival Triumph cruise line. Although disasters like the Triumph are rare, living through a vacation gone bad can be a scary thing, especially when lives and property are lost. But, ...

Hotel Review: Le Quarter Francais hotel in Franschhoek

Here's another video from my South Africa trip: inside our hotel room at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek! Apologies for the SA onslaught, because if I don't post ASAP, I feel like it's never going to happen. (Or, it'll be sometime in May and I'll say, "Hey, remember when I went to South Africa 6 months ...

Video of Royal Malewane Game Reserve at Kruger in South Africa

Here's a video I just uploaded of our room at Royal Malewane in South Africa, as well as selected clips from the game drive we did. (Believe me, I wanted to upload, like, 25 minutes of animals eating as we cooed, but I tried to restrain myself and only upload the "action" clips.) There was one ...

Must Visit Hotel: Royal Malewane Game Reserve in South Africa

Trying to keep from looking TOO dorky and happy. Failing. (Those are cheetahs sleeping behind me, b-t-dubs.) Looking back on the 3 nights T. & I spent at Royal Malewane in South Africa's Kruger National Park, I can honestly say I don't know if I've ever had a more glamorous hotel experience. Royal Malewane: so ...

Royal Malewane Game Reserve in South Africa

What a difference a day makes! I woke up at 5:45 am this morning for the game drive, which got us up close and personal with a herd of elephants, a pride of sleeping lions, and two hippos fighting to the death. At some point while driving through the bush behind Royal Malewane--smelling the sweet, herb-y ...