In my debut piece for Vice Munchies, I stumble upon the connection between Colombian street food and Dr. Seuss.
Barbecue celebrated and myths debunked at New Orleans' Food Museums: my latest for the San Diego Reader.
Timbre Press has just released Stories of Music vol 1! I'm proud
to be a contributor.
The Smart Set just published my account of what I learned from
Valparaiso's street art during a visit six years ago.
I'm stoked that my piece on the hats of Panama appears in this month's issue of Tales To Go, published by Travelers' Tales!
On today's blog, I attempt to explain how the marshmallow is a
In Panama, your hat can do the talking. I attempt to explain here.
Traveling to Martinique? When you encounter an ouassou, donít forget to suck the head.
Today's blog: this is how an Icelandic band impersonates a SWAT team in a New York City music venue.
Albino critter alert! In my first piece for Narratively, I narrate my journey at a depth of 2,000 feet underwater
in a homemade submarine.
Bring your appetite. Bring gifts for the king of the Naso tribe.
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Join Darrin DuFord as he hikes, bribes, and barters his way across Panama, a perennially overlooked filament of the tropics where DuFord encounters a startling richness of cultures between the nation's two coastlines. Sitting down with everyone from scientists to town barflies, DuFord samples such local delicacies as fermented corn homebrew and slow-barbecued jungle rodent while, at every turn, taking the more vernacular--and much more enriching--options of transportation.
Whether jostling in the back of a pickup truck serving as the local bus or uncovering how the country is tackling its ecological quandaries, DuFord opens a window into the little-known day to day struggles and pleasures of the Panamanian people. Is There a Hole in the Boat? reveals a Panama that is not simply a place to watch bloated cruise ships edge along the walls of the Canal. It's a land where the machete can slash through just about anything--except the nation's spirit.