What do you think of when you think of a cowboy? A gun-slinging John Wayne type? As my first story for The Guardian shows, there's a whole other group of cowboys that this mainstream narrative leaves out. Photos by Stephanie Foden.
When I was in Brazil for five months, photographer Stephanie Foden and I heard about surfers riding waves on the Amazon River. Yes, rivers tend to be calm, especially the Amazon – but a couple of times a year a tidal bore wave comes thrashing through the lush forest. I reached out to tidal bore … Continue reading ESPN: Chasing River Monsters In The Brazilian Amazon
Love motels. They seem weird, don't they? But in Brazil and many countries around the world they're a common sight. When I thought about going to one with my girlfriend Stephanie Foden, I didn't think she'd want to go, let alone do a story on it. But she loved the idea and we tried one … Continue reading VICE: My Uncomfortable Stay in the BDSM Room of a Brazilian Sex Motel
On any given weekend in towns across Louisiana and Texas, hooves click-clack on pavement and wagons blast infectious zydeco rhythms. Holding the horse's reins in one hand, and a cold beer in the other, is a long line of cowboys. Not the John Wayne-type typically seen in Hollywood westerns, but African American men and women, … Continue reading Lonely Planet: How to join a Creole trail ride
I was on an RV road trip across the US when I heard there was an unofficial Britney Spears museum. I simply had to go. How could you not? The potential for weirdness was too great. In the end, an adorable town shifted my presumptions – and made me feel like a jerk in the … Continue reading Dazed And Confused: I Went To The Unofficial Britney Spears Museum
If you've met me traveling, you know I love a good street carnival – and Crop Over in Barbados was one for the ages. Read the travel story over at AskMen. Photos by Stephanie Foden
I am what some have called a podcast "super listener." On most days, I probably listen to five podcasts -- many of them at 1.5x or 2x speed. I listen when I wake up, when I'm traveling, when I'm walking around, and when I'm cooking or cleaning. There is just so much incredible audio being churned … Continue reading 10 Awesome Podcasts From 2017 To Turn You Into An Avid Listener
I knew when Eva Cooper walked into the Low Down to Hull and Back weekly newspaper's office in Wakefield, Qc with a notice from the OQLF, it would be a big story. I definitely can't say I was surprised it went viral, but I'm not going to lie, it felt good to be the journalist who … Continue reading Toronto Star: Quebec’s language watchdog targets store’s use of English on Facebook