Shoshi Parks
Shoshi Parks
Freelance Writer

freelance writer


I'm a SF Bay Area-based freelance travel and history writer fascinated by the geography, ecology and cultures of our world.

As a Ph.D. in Anthropology, I've been trained to observe and tell unique stories. I'm especially interested in revealing perspectives on the past that fall outside of mainstream history books and the local, national and global food traditions that inform community identities.

Access samples of my work and check out my travels around the world through my Instagram feed below.


How the Pennsylvania Dutch Turned a Rural Town into a Snack Food Empire


A Route 66 Road Trip Through Indigenous Homelands

YES! Magazine (The Radical travel issue, Summer 2019)

York Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, But His Freedom Wouldn't Come Until Decades Later

Smithsonian Magazine


The Best Things to Do in Every National Park

Fodor’s Travel

These Horrifying ‘Human Zoos’ Delighted American Audiences at the Turn of the 20th Century


How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language

Atlas obscura


What Do Melting Glaciers Have to Do With Norway’s Viking Relics?

Go Inside the Mexican Distillery Producing Mezcal with Pre-Hispanic Techniques


Long Meadow Ranch Takes a Full Circle Approach to Farming in Wine Country

Civil Eats



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