Semester at Sea

Hi All. Here is a travel opportunity for college students, and one that I've been learning/hearing more about recently. I know, I know, Semester at Sea was a season on Road Rules, but I've talked to a couple of people (one American, one Mexican) that went on a voyage and they had overwhelmingly good things to say. Mostly, like anything, the experience is what you make of it, and how often do you have the chance to go to at least 12 places around the world in 3 months? And sometimes Desmond Tutu is aboard. From what I gather, it's just doing a study abroad program, there are scholarship opportunities and your credits transfer and all of that. The itinerary for Fall 2010 semester is:

Nova Scotia, Canada
Cadiz, Spain
Casablanca, Morocco
Tema (Accra), Ghana
Cape Town, South Africa
Port Louis, Mauritius
Chennai, India
NEW PORT: Singapore
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Hong Kong / Shanghai, China
Yokohama / Kobe, Japan
Honolulu / Hilo, Hawaii, USA
San Diego, California, USA

There's also opportunities for "lifelong learners," parents, and folks who want to go on an "enrichment voyage." I'm so into it I'm even applying to be staff on one of their voyages. Here's their website:


And also I just started a blog about travel and movement, check it out if you're so inclined :) :




Lucille Clifton-Rest in poetry

Leconte Mentioned this sisters name to me awhile back. Just thought i'd give her some props right quick. Rest in peace sister Lucille. photo from famours poets and poems. More on sister Lucille soon.


Scholarships for Native youth

Applications are now being accepted for the Native American Health Center College Scholarship Fund. This next round of scholarships will provide financial assistance for Native American students in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Native American Health Center College Scholarship Fund is an investment in the health and education of our future leaders.

This scholarship is for Native youth in the SF Bay area, but if you are not there, please contact them and ask if they know of any organizations where you live. In the United States Native organizations are out there, just have to look for them. Pass this on to any youth you know.Check out more info here


Giant Robot Magazine-Asian & Asian Amer. Culture

Props to Ghetto Manga, where I saw this video. Giant Robot is a dope magazine and is one of the most definitive magazine on Asian and Asian American culture. In thwe magazine I have read inspiring interviews about film makers, musicians, visual artists, actors, and so much more. Please support them the next time you are at your local book store.


"Taking my time" written by Andrea Wise, illustrated by Robert Trujillo

Here is this months piece. A collaboration between writer and world traveler Andrea Wise, who is currently in Cambodia I think; and Illustrator Robert Trujillo-thats me. Let's see, Andrea does not work through Facebook or myspace so if you want to get in touch with her, please email me and I will relay the message to her. I spoke with Ms Wise about doing this piece because the girl is hella(very) international. nyway, this sister is not only a world traveler but a talented writer, an activist, and a just cool, down to earth person. In a world of aliens in search of gold, platinum, and bullshit that's quite refreshing. So, enjoy and please comment so we can see what you think.