Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mekong Semester Fall '09 - Still Going Strong!

Students from the inaugural Mekong Semester are posting some fantastic essays on the Where There Be Dragons homepage.

Read Anna Mack's story of her trip to a Hmong church in Providence.

Read Jake Teton-Landis' manifesto on his return to China.

Read Stew Motta's tale of a bike ride to Kunming.

Read Chris Megrue's impassioned attack on xenophobia.

I'm so proud of these brave new travelers!

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Recess Ends

The Recess Ends is a fantastic documentary film by Matador editor Austin Chu about the impact of the Recession on America.

Austin and his brother Brian filmed the movie in all 50 states and met some memorable characters along the way.

The full-length Recess Ends documentary is available on Matador TV. That's right - TV.

If you haven't seen Matador TV yet, click on over for the best travel video on the web.


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Choice and Travel

Last night, sitting in front of the woodstove, I started writing again.

It's been a long time. My passion for communicating ideas had dissipated in the last year...for whatever reason, I just wasn't feeling the flow.

Maybe it's the move out to Boulder, maybe it's the inspiration of Dragons, who knows.

All I know is that I'm proud of what I wrote last night:

Choice, Control and Travel