Category Archives: Panama

Back-To-Back Anthologies

Look what arrived in the mail: Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing Volume 11! For years, I’ve been inspired by stories in the Best Travel Writing compilations. I’ve found the stories engaging, moving, insightful, entertaining, hilarious, or some delicious combination thereof. … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Speaking in Hats

I may be seen in cargo pants and sneakers most of the time, but my fascination with headwear may very well make up for my general ambivalence to fashion trends. Such a targeted fascination is a good thing. I recently … Continue reading

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Tales to Go, and a Hat that Went

When it comes to sun protection throughout my travels, I’ve settled into a habit of following a self-imposed rule: new country, new hat. This began out of necessity; when departing from home via air, I would not want to risk … Continue reading

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Fashion Statement, or a Statement via Fashion?

In Panama, your hat can do the talking. Looking for a girlfriend? Looking for a fight? There’s a style for each of those. I attempt to navigate this brim-bound language in Speaking in Hats, a piece Compass Cultura published this … Continue reading

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Love, Death, and Protein in Panama

Perhaps I am a little too passionate about ceviche. In 2012, I traveled to Panama for a closer look at the artisanal procurement of corvina, a fish popular throughout the country. I ended up meeting with a chilly two-step, a … Continue reading

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