A Primer for Student Travel

Traveling internationally is one of the most rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating, humbling, and educational endeavors one can pursue. I haven’t met many people, once they’ve put an overseas trip or two behind them, who expressed no interest whatsoever in doing it again. I’ve been fortunate to share these kinds of experiences with a few of my colleagues … Continue reading

Crowdfunding #WTAsia2015

Kim Bruce and I got some really exciting news last night: West Texas A&M University has launched a crowdfunding effort to help our Travel Writing students during their upcoming exploration of South Korea. Here’s the link: Back the Buffs — #WTAsia2015 Our students have already uploaded photos, videos, and short explanations about how excited they … Continue reading

Launching #WTAsia2015

Almost two years have passed since Kim Bruce and I took our first group of travel writing students to South Korea and Japan. We dubbed that study abroad effort #WTAsia2013. Last Thursday, after a winter storm had forced class cancellations the week before, we finally launched #WTAsia2015. This year’s plan is to spend two weeks in South Korea. … Continue reading