About Shandana A. Durrani

Shandana A. Durrani has been a magazine editor and travel writer in New York City for 19 years. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and websites including Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Cigar Aficionado, Wine Spectator, Silverkris, Haute Living, NYMag.com, Jetsetter.com and Justluxe.com. She is the author of "Day Trips from New York City" and the co-author of "Insiders' Guide to New York City."

Oslo, Norway: Greenest International City

International cities have long been ahead of the curve in terms of environmental initiatives and sustainability. European cities often lead the way, especially those found… [Read More]


Bardessono: Greenest Luxury Hotel

Eco-friendly hotels are one of the hottest trends in the travel world. Not too long ago when one thought of eco-friendly lodgings, mud huts and… [Read More]


Peaceful Luxury at Cap Juluca Hotel & Resort in Anguilla

If you think you’ve seen one Caribbean island you’ve seen them all, think again. Although popular spots such as St. Johns and St. Maarten are… [Read More]


The Best New Orleans Restaurants

Food is to New Orleans what wine is to France: the city is celebrated worldwide for its delicious albeit unwholesome cuisine. A plethora of restaurants… [Read More]


Greenest Restaurant: Founding Farmers

The locavore and farm-to-table movement has swept across America in recent years. Restaurants in big cities and small towns have realized that using seasonal local… [Read More]


The Maldives: Paradise Found

As the seaplane descends from the clouds high above the sun-dappled cerulean water, I gaze transfixed at the island’s virgin white sand. Dolphins happily race… [Read More]


Where to eat, drink and stay in Yountville

The rows of Cabernet Sauvignon stretch as far as the eye can see. This is my first visit to California’s Napa Valley and like most… [Read More]


Luxury in Anguilla

If you think you’ve seen one Caribbean island you’ve seen them all, think again. Although popular spots such as St. Johns and St. Maarten are… [Read More]


Departure Restaurant and Lounge, Portland

In recent years, rooftop lounges have become the hottest boites in cities with large populations and lively social arenas. New York, Miami and Los Angeles… [Read More]


The Raines Law Room, New York

The “Mad Men” craze sparked the return of a number of retro trends. Bartenders are finally pouring proper cocktails and women’s sheaths and pencil skirts… [Read More]