My piece about
Serge Gainsbourg, involving cans of beans and graffiti, is the feature of the week at Carry On.
Today's blog: Arizona is where metal turns to wine (Tool's Maynard Keenan is now a winemaker).
My piece "Journey by Bottle," published in the winter 2012 issue of Gastronomica, won a gold medal in the
2013 Solas Awards!
Two flippers in every pot! Seal is on the menu in Montreal. My take is in the March issue of Perceptive Travel.
What is an Every Burger? A Watering Kissmint? My attempt to find out is on today's blog.
Have you ever wanted to travel to North Korea? At the NY Times Travel Show, I found out how. My highlights of the event are on today's blog.
Hey space nerds: this month's issue of Perceptive Travel contains my sneak preview of Panama's first astronomical observatory. Read it here.
My Gastronomica debut! My piece on cassareep, a versatile Guyanese flavoring sauce, appears in the winter 2012 issue on page 27.
Is social media killing the act of travel? My take is in today's blog.
Today's blog: hurricane Sandy delivers
a tale of Astoriana.
Deep fried garlic and politically incorrect seasonings are analyzed in my review of the
Garlic and Harvest Festival.
A recent visit to Ithaca revealed that the city is like both a smoothie and a jukebox.
Today's blog explains how.
Street art fans: FatCap.com just published my piece on the
street art of Panama City.
In March, I stumbled upon comfort food in an unusual place: Santiago, Panama. The Panama News has
The San Francisco Chronicle just published my latest piece, in which I attempt to Search for the Golden Fleece in Guyana.
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.