One day of invisibility in a four-layer burka. “Blot Out,” BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING.
An outspoken dissident in a tired revolution. SALON.COM.
How to survive the dead of winter in Iceland? For one thing: ram’s testicles. VQR.
Viva Fidel? A long journey to hear Castro speak. THE NEW REPUBLIC.
China's fastest growing city grows its very own New York. ATLANTIC.COM.
To the stranger with whom I dared. OFF ASSIGNMENT.
To wear or not to wear: the swine flu costume. NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE.
How to sleep when the light won't quit? A PUBLIC SPACE.
The hottest—and oddest?—place on earth. GADLING.
Bracing for fireworks in a fragile, post-conflict moment. WITNESS.
Portrait of a belly dancer––from Los Angeles. BEST WOMENS' TRAVEL WRITING 2014.
A silver mining town with a not-so-subtle secret. THE INNOCENT ABROAD (LONELY PLANET).
The story of the Cuban Revolution, as told in one woman's kitchen. QUARTERLY WEST.
Why so many junk cars in one tiny town? GADLING.
The loner life as an island expat. GRAPEVINE MAGAZINE.
A ghost town under the shadow of an unsolved murder. GADLING.
Driving with Ernest: a journey of no steps. GADLING.
Santo Venia: private mansion turned public nursing home. NINTH LETTER.
A child as old and irreverent as the Cuban Revolucion. THE GETTYSBURG REVIEW.
Wandering the largest food warehouse in the hemisphere. GADLING.
A tangent into palm reading. 20-SOMETHING ESSAYS BY 20-SOMETHING WRITERS (Random House).
Under the skin of a chronic blusher. THE KENYON REVIEW.
Sometimes, you just need a holiday from communism. PRAIRIE SCHOONER.
Where are they now? The young cast of my guidebook, five years deeper into adulthood. WASHINGTON POST.COM.