Elissa Garay

Elissa Garay

Modern-day explorer, perpetual seeker, and diligent travel scribe Elissa Garay has traveled to and reported on nearly 60 countries and 30 cruises around the globe. Touting nearly two decades of experience as a travel editor and writer, she's served as a contributor to Fodor's since 2012, and has authored hundreds of travel articles in major national publications like Condé Nast Traveler, CNN, AFAR, Cruise Critic, and more.

Most Recent Works

Where to Weekend: 48 Hours in Cape Town

Where to Weekend: 48 Hours in Cape Town

Cape Town is a stunning city and nearly all visitors to South Africa, whether they come for the safaris, wine country, culture, or beaches, will have a short brush with "the Mother City." Here's your primer on making the most of a brief visit, with personally vetted picks for the perfect way to stay and play with just 48 hours in Cape Town.
10 Unforgettable African Cruises

10 Unforgettable African Cruises

A hassle-free luxury cruise is an excellent way to discover Africa’s wondrous wildlife, transporting landscapes, and fascinating culture.
Best Buenos Aires Experiences for Foodies

Best Buenos Aires Experiences for Foodies

Uncovering the best Buenos Aires spots for culinary indulgence demands some well-vetted guidance. For the foodie in Buenos Aires, here are five essential epicurean experiences to help ensure a palate-pleasing trip.
10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

From a chocolate-lovers' river cruise in Europe to an exotic Australia and South Pacific adventure, these cruises go beyond your average float.
Where to Weekend: 48 Hours in Cape Town

Where to Weekend: 48 Hours in Cape Town

Cape Town is a stunning city and nearly all visitors to South Africa, whether they come for the safaris, wine country, culture, or beaches, will have a short brush with "the Mother City." Here's your primer on making the most of a brief visit, with personally vetted picks for the perfect way to stay and play with just 48 hours in Cape Town.
10 Unforgettable African Cruises

10 Unforgettable African Cruises

A hassle-free luxury cruise is an excellent way to discover Africa’s wondrous wildlife, transporting landscapes, and fascinating culture.
Best Buenos Aires Experiences for Foodies

Best Buenos Aires Experiences for Foodies

Uncovering the best Buenos Aires spots for culinary indulgence demands some well-vetted guidance. For the foodie in Buenos Aires, here are five essential epicurean experiences to help ensure a palate-pleasing trip.
10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

From a chocolate-lovers' river cruise in Europe to an exotic Australia and South Pacific adventure, these cruises go beyond your average float.