I spent most of my career covering food, drinks and culture in the San Diego-Tijuana region before moving to Spain in 2012 on a Fulbright fellowship to research my first book. Currently: Mexico City.
What if the lines between science and religion aren't so clear?
"She carried herself out with a horse-driven casket and it was solid glass, and there she laid. Most awesome, I’ll never forget it."
When the sheriff runs a diner, you can get shooting lessons with your breakfast. My latest for Interlochen Public Radio.
Sometimes diner conversations get so heated, you need a safe word. A radio story for Interlochen Public Radio.
A crew of recent returnees help new arrivals make a softer landing
Just when you thought glamping couldn’t get any more Instagrammable, here come the bubbles.
Puebla is a place where 155 years ago two armies fought and now Americans celebrate the event with the utmost respect, by wearing fake mustaches and drinking 2-for-1 margaritas. But there's other, cooler stuff to know about the city.
Draped atop a slab of milk chocolate, the two-inch-long Madagascar hissing cockroach looks almost elegant, its lacquered exoskeleton reflecting the thin light of a Mexico City afternoon.
Be a responsible tourist in the Catalonian capital.
With booming food, beer, and art scenes (plus a favorable exchange rate), San Diego’s southern neighbor is calling.
Hint: Comic-Con traffic isn't one of the 9. For the San Diego Union-Tribune.
A glimpse into the life of Barcelona’s homeless
San Diego Is Much More Than Perfect Weather, a Zoo & Beaches
Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef's Controversial Quest to Turn Fighting Bulls into Gourmet Food | Thrillist
On the surface, Mescladís looks like any other charming little restaurant in Barcelona's trendy Born district. But a closer look reveals a project with much larger ambitions.