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Darrin DuFord

New York, NY
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Travel, gastronomy

Travel writer, mapgazer, jungle rodent connoisseur. Author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas goo.gl/HBUBBX

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Biography

Darrin DuFord is arguably the only connoisseur of both wine and slow-cooked jungle rodent. He is the author of Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards. He has written food and travel pieces for the Sa...

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@darrinduford — 420 followers, 1,017 tweets

Nov 16, 2017

What happens when a pop producer grabs the buzzing mains of a guitar-driven rock band? Good things, at least in the case of Queens of the Stone Age's new release, Villains. The review is here: https://t.co/kKOLKAFWEJ #QOTSA #MusicWriting #JoshHomme https://t.co/TXmsDGY02M

Sep 28, 2017

RT @neiltyson: Show me a Nation with a science-hostile government, and I'll show you a society with failing health, wealth, & security.

Sep 28, 2017

I just heard a cheesy dance remix of "Love will tear us apart" in the Manhattan Mall. Cheesy dance remixes will tear us apart. #JoyDivision

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Awards

Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

2007 - Travel Book - silver medal
The competition and awards are named for Lowell Thomas, an acclaimed journalist, prolific author, and modern-day world explorer who achieved numerous “firsts” during five decades in travel journalism. Thomas is primarily known as a broadcast journalist, but his career touched nearly all disciplines. His indefatigable spirit of adventure and discovery epitomizes that of the inquiring travel journalist.