On Assignment

Here I'd like to give a window into the reporting process, info or photos that didn't make the final cut, and the chance to just come along for the ride. Part blog, part travelogue, these are the stories behind the story. So if the article left you wanting more, or if you just want a behind-the-scenes look at the experience, have a read through.






Lead-footed Giants: Revving through the Redwoods

This short story/car review from a road trip with my three younger brothers had been slated to run in a magazine, but in the end got chopped. Still, I'd like to share.

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Hanging over the abyss in Colonia Roma

I ultimately cut my personal experience of gentrification in Mexico's Colonia Roma from my Guernica article, but I wanted to share it here along with some photos.

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On the Other Side of Silence: Yasuní Park

The struggle to get to Yasuni, the unappetizing smell of roasted monkey and other Amazon experiences, and questions about contacting remote tribes.

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Into the Mystic of Los Tuxtlas...

The trip that led to writing about Catemaco's witchcraft, the medical value of the placebo effect, and social value of forest spirits, and material National Geographic deemed too shocking to publish.

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Diving headfirst into Cuba...

I wrote an article about staying in B&Bs in Cuba as a means to better cultural understanding. But my exposure wasn't just limited to the home; here's a look at some of my seedier and more personal experiences in Cuba

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