I'm happy to announce that my travel writing has won two golds and two bronzes in the 2014 Travelers' Tales Solas Awards! Here is the list of all winners.
My appetite for frogs' legs scored me a bronze medal in the 2013 NATJA travel journalism awards!
Here is the complete list of winners.
Subway riders: have you sampled someone else's reading material lately? Here are a few reflections on the
public words on public transit..
I like ’em fat. Especially when their juice drips after I open ’em up. I’m talking
about Croatian oysters. GoNomad just published a piece about my experiences with them
here for my photo gallery of the street art of San Ignacio, Belize.
Today over at BBC Travel, I explore the
frog fare of Croatia.
In Turkey, I got as close as I could to 1,700 degrees
in an attempt to understand the powers of the evil eye. The story is up today at The Smart Set.
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.