Darrin DuFord has written for The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, GoNomad, Vice, Perceptive Travel, Travel Channel's World Hum, and McSweeney's, among others. His latest book, Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas, won a gold medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards. His work appears in several anthologies, including Stories of Music Volume 1, Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from around the World, and The Best Travel Writing Volume 11.

DuFord and his wife recently co-founded Mel's Melting Pot, a small-batch sauce and condiment company whose products integrate flavors and spices they have encountered during their travels.

He lives in Queens, New York, the nation's most diverse county.