Published work

Below you’ll find a partial collection of my published work. For all inquiries, please contact the author, me, at christopher.vourlias@gmail.com. The author is not responsible for any of the shitty headlines his editors came up with in what often seems like a deliberate attempt to sabotage his career. He’ll also acknowledge that, more often than not, he couldn’t do any better himself.

He Took the Road to Damascus,” The Washington Post, February 15, 2008

Unbelievable underwater adventures,” Forbes Traveler, May 9, 2008

Sizzling artsy cities,” Forbes Traveler, May 21, 2008

In Nairobi, It’s Chic to Head for the Hills,” The Washington Post, May 30, 2008

Like Writing on Water,” WorldHum.com, August 6, 2008

Discover the rich history in Mexico’s haciendas,” Forbes Traveler, December 14, 2008

The Indian Ocean’s hottest hideaways,” Forbes Traveler, January 30, 2009

Life Returns to Gorongosa,” The Guardian, May 13, 2009

Stranger in Paradise,” WorldHum.com, June 15, 2009

Film industry burgeons in Rwanda,” Variety, June 26, 2009

Movie ban can’t quash Kenya’s Jitu,” Variety, August 21, 2009

At Home in…Zanzibar,” The Washington Post, October 11, 2009
(Short-listed for the Best American Travel Writing 2010.)

The wind may carry a solution for Kenya,” The Washington Post, November 21, 2009

Now peaceful, Burundi tries filmmaking,” Variety, December 4, 2009

After 15 years of civil war, Burundi’s capital begins to bustle once again,” The Washington Post, January 24, 2010

Kenya Passage,” National Geographic Traveler, May 2010

Burundi’s Freewheeling Nights,” The New York Times, May 2, 2010

World Cup soccer matches allow Johannesburg to update its risky reputation,” The Washington Post, May 23, 2010

The economic engine,” The Washington Post, September 26, 2010

Disappearing Acts,” The Smart Set, October 18, 2010

Gliding through Botswana’s Okavango Delta on a canoe safari,” The Washington Post, April 17, 2011

Ouagadougou nights,” Harper’s, July 2011 [subscription required]

Of Laws and Loopholes,” WorldHum.com, September 6, 2011

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