Category Archives: Travel Writing

Breakfast for Alligators scores a Gold Medal

I’m thrilled that Breakfast for Alligators won a gold medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards (travel essay category)! The thirty-two pieces in the collection resulted from distilling seven years of experiences around the Western Hemisphere, so not only … Continue reading

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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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