I had a questions and answers discussion with the seventh grade geography students from Elk Lake School, in Dimock, Pennsylvania. I found it interesting and fun to explain how I have traveled for over 12 years and visited 88 countries.
This was good fun, I would like to thank Mr. Mapes, Ms. Fisher and the seventh grade geography students.
I asked Ms. Fisher why I was talking with the Geography Class, she answered:
"To talk to a real world traveler with more cultural experience than we could imagine!"
Wow, You never cease to amaze and surprise me with your daily topics. Your explanation to these students was REAL rather than painting a romantic picture of traveling Europe keeping the costs in mind is all part of the travel experience. Their questions were interesting and the way you answered, slowly and clearly sharing your personal preferences and interesting friendships would have thrilled me had I been sitting in that classroom as a teenager.
As I was listening to the first video I was reminded of Neal from Cape Cod who produced a Geography TV Show and toured around schools teaching geography and culture. Tell him Bill from Manila and Boracay referred you, here's his website: http://www.geographygameshow.com/ and email address: email@example.com Maybe the two of you could come up with something creative together, Neal's an artist and traveler at heart. You may have discovered a major new audience to share your travels with and the younger generation involved in the latest technology and social networking could expand your readership. These videos could be inspirational to students nationwide. BRAVO Andy!!!
Pretty amazing. Excellent job. I'm sure that will spark many students to pack their bags and go explore the world.