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.

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.
Experience Africa on a Safari Cruise

Experience Africa on a Safari Cruise

On a safari cruise, guests get the chance to explore the African wilds, setting out in search of the continent's exotic landscapes and legendary wildlife.
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.