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.
"Playing the Right Chord in the Rupununi," my latest piece
for Unmapped Magazine, chronicles my time with the Makushi people of southern Guyana.
My story on Belize's lionfish invasion, published in Roads & Kingdoms last July, now appears in
a travel anthology by World Traveler Press.
It has been released today and is available
at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
Snout cam! The San Diego Reader just published my piece about
hanging out with alpacas in Canada's Prince Edward Island.
I detail my thoughts on the intersection of zoology and street art on my latest blog entry:
A Quiet Scene of Street Art in Astoria.
The biguine, the mazurka, and zouk become vehicles for a
journey by music through Martinique in my latest piece for Perceptive Travel.
Bear sausage and wild boar steaks are just a few of the menu items
on the game trail in Kvarner, Croatia.
Belize is dealing with lionfish, an invasive species, by eating them.
I had to join in.
One of the things I found most surprising about Martinique was the island's thriving
street art scene.
In my latest piece over at On A Junket, I explain how an icy two-step is part of
Love, Death, and Protein in Panama.
Bring your appetite. Bring gifts for the king of the Naso tribe.
Browse an excerpt
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.