Category Archives: Travel Writing

Now Serving: Breakfast for Alligators

It was over nine years in the making. Today, Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas has been released! A sharp-shooting SWAT team, a Venezuelan producer of alcoholic love potions, and an audacious subway rat are among … 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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Uruguay’s Candombe in Stories of Music

Stories of Music Volume 1 has finally been released! I’m proud to be a part of this multimedia anthology. My piece on the candombe drummers of Uruguay, which previously appeared in Perceptive Travel, was chosen along with works from 40 … Continue reading

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Albino Critter Alert: Going Off the Deep End

My lowest point. Literally, that is. Here is the story of my journey to a depth of 2,000 feet underwater in a homemade submarine off the coast of Honduras’ Roatan Island. It’s a planet within a planet down there. The … Continue reading

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“Each of us is one key of a keyboard.”

Meet the Makushi, a First Nation whose population of 15,000 straddles three South American countries and has withstood many challenges to its culture. In “Playing the Right Chord in the Rupununi,” my latest piece for Unmapped, I catch up with … Continue reading

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