Travel Photos of 2016

Travel is educational. It’s exciting. It’s humbling. This year, I had the privilege of participating in a Study Abroad program with students from West Texas A&M University (thanks for letting me tag along!), and I got to visit some domestic destinations that were both familiar and new. Here’s hoping that 2017 finds you somewhere you’ve … Continue reading

Texas Panhandle Staycation

I’m taking a break from my Greece updates to bring you some photos from my current home — the Texas Panhandle. Back during West Texas A&M’s spring break, some friends and I decided to explore local places we’ve never visited or hadn’t been to in a while. We started the week along historic Route 66 … Continue reading

WTAsia2015: Getting to South Korea

The WTAsia2015 Travel Writing study abroad course is in the books! Thirteen West Texas A&M University students (and two faculty members) got up crazy early on Tuesday, May 19, to start the long journey from Amarillo, Texas, to South Korea. Here we are awaiting our flight out of Amarillo: We spent the spring semester studying … Continue reading

My Journalism Student is Getting Out of Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is just too dicey. My journalism student, Daniela Fierro (Twitter¬†@daniefierro), is coming home. I give a lot of credit to West Texas A&M’s Study Abroad Office and to¬†EESA-Eastern European Study Abroad, Daniela’s specific program coordinator, for staying on top of the situation as things have changed. Now, with Russia’s increased military … Continue reading

Journalism in the Texas Panhandle

This week will be a significant one for journalism in the Texas Panhandle. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has a new presence here: the Texas Panhandle Pro Chapter. The chapter was chartered to provide professional and student journalists in this region of Texas with opportunities to talk about professional challenges, discuss journalism ethics, keep … Continue reading