also published

Check out some of my political and travel pieces that have appeared elsewhere:

  • A tour of Civil Rights landmarks reveal what has changed, and what hasn’t — The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • Los Angeles, El Salvador are mirror images of poverty — The Minneapolis Star Tribune

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  • The pandemic abroad: when the airport closes before you can catch a flight home — The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • Cooked by fire, filled with memory: the complicated story of how pupusas made their way from El Salvador to the U.S. — Meal Magazine.

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  • The forgotten roots of — and responsibility for — a diaspora in El Salvador — The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • Aid and discomfort: perspectives from HondurasThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • From Madness to Central American mountains: former reporter connects through college basketballThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • Resolution: Leave the countryMinnesota Monthly magazine.

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  • 8 great destinations — from close to home to worldly escapes – The Minneapolis Star Tribune magazine.

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  • How Kim Bartmann became the Twin Cities’ most unapologetic restaurateurThe Minneapolis Star Tribune magazine. 

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  • Deeper than a few coats of mascara: America’s gayest city (Provincetown, Mass.) is just joyfulThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • As Havana fills with tourists, Santa Clara remains Cuba’s hidden gemThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • How Eric Dayton convinced Minnesotans — and the rest of the country — to embrace the ‘North’The Minneapolis Star Tribune magazine.

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  • In Toyko, tourist mistakes eased by helpful Japanese – The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • In Cambodia, almost paradiseThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • Andrew Zimmern: from homeless and hopeless to on top of a food empireThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Ghosts live on in Galveston, Texas’ legendsThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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How to make your next vacation a walk-cation – The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Nevada’s Valley of Fire sparks hunt for hidden caveThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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How I lived it up in Vegas without breaking the bankThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Markets offer a glimpse of life in a placeThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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A spring training excursion, beyond the ballparks in Tampa/St. Pete., Sarasota and Ft. MyersThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Make the most out of flight cancellationsThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Good to go? Cancun-area travelers weigh concerns about tainted alcohol, violenceThe Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Rain didn’t dampen me and my sister’s Boundary Waters adventureThe Minneapolis Star Tribune. 

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