A Trail of Lighthouses in Ireland (NYT), Mezcal at the Source (FT), and Chicken Advice (Bon Appetit)

A few favorites from fall 2016. Keeping the Fire of Irish Lighthouses Alive (New York Times) A narrative story exploring Ireland’s coastline with lighthouses guiding the way. These historic landmarks now host hotels and self-catering apartments, offering a glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper. Mezcal at the Source (Financial Times): In the hills of Oaxaca, I visited a mezcal distillery to witness an agave roast and taste the smoky spirit at the source. When to Order the Chicken? (Bon Appetit): An exceptional roasted chicken at Raoul’s in SoHo inspires an investigation into how chicken has evolved in restaurants….

Miami Deals (NYT), Dublin in the Wee Hours (AFAR), Teeling Whiskey (VICE), and Dublin’s Creative Side (Conrad Magazine)

Here are a few favorites from the first half of 2016 (with more to come on recent trips to the Galapagos, Oaxaca, Montana, and the west of Ireland). During Miami’s Low Season, Discounts at Hotels and Spas (New York Times): A value-focused story on all the fabulous deals in Miami during the summer low season, including Spa week, ridiculous hotel discounts and upgrades, and Miami Spice. An Up-All-Night Guide to Dublin (AFAR-July/August 2016): An all-night itinerary for visitors that want to experience Dublin beyond the pub. These Brothers are Trying to Revolutionize Irish Whiskey (VICE-Munchies): An exploration of what the…

Latest from The New York Times: Going Where the Tango Takes You

Back in September, I spent three days and three nights immersed in the local tango scene in Portland, Oregon (reporting for my recent New York Times story: In Portland, A Warm Embrace of Tango). By day, I interviewed dancers and teachers, observed practice sessions, and took my first one-on-one tango lesson. By night, I attended milongas in ballrooms and dance studios across the city, taking a seat in a quiet corner to listen to the music, watch the dancers, and observe some of the local traditions. After lots of watching and talking to dancers, on my final day in Portland…