Eater: How Montreal Got Its Taste for Portuguese Chicken

Poutine, bagels, smoked meat, and Portuguese chicken. Look at any food round-up of Montreal dishes and you’ll see these four items listed as essential, signature foods. But how did piri piri chicken, a dish that wasn’t even a traditional component of Portuguese cuisine before the 1970s, end up here? Read my investigation in Eater Montreal.

Lonely Planet: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Ever since my first backpacking trip to South America, I’ve wondered what kind of people write Lonely Planet books. I now know the answer. I finally received my copy of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan 6, which includes the chapter I updated following six weeks of research in Armenia. Buy it at lonelyplanet.com

Adventure.com: The patients who said ‘f*ck cancer’ and went to Burning Man instead

A few weeks before Burning Man last year, I saw a post from Aaron Muszalski​, aka Slim, asking for help sending cancer patients/survivors to the annual "social experiment" in the Nevada desert. I couldn't help but wonder: Why would a cancer survivor want to go to Burning Man? It can be super dangerous for anybody. … Continue reading Adventure.com: The patients who said ‘f*ck cancer’ and went to Burning Man instead

National Geographic Travel: Oaxaca welcomes spirits home with “bread of the dead”

While walking through 20 de Noviembre market in Oaxaca City, I felt the eerie feeling of being watched. It wasn't by somebody, but by some faces embedded in loaves of pan de muerto (bread of the dead). My quest to discover the significance of this bread within Día de Muertos led me to four towns, … Continue reading National Geographic Travel: Oaxaca welcomes spirits home with “bread of the dead”