About Roads and Kingdoms
Welcome! For the best description of the Roads and Kingdoms mission, here’s our December interview with AOL’s travel site Gadling:
How would you describe your blog in one sentence?
It’s not meant to remain a blog: we’ll be launching our full site soon, which won’t just be our travels, but a variety of dispatches in the Roads and Kingdoms style, from writers and photographers and videographers around the world.
Burma also had the perfect combination of stories for us to launch Roads and Kingdoms with. We were able to report on the killer hiphop scene in the south, up-and-coming graffiti artists in Rangoon, and of course, the amazing (and all but undiscovered) Burmese cuisine. Then Matt went to Bagan, this breathtaking valley of temples that will become a big part of Burma’s tourist boom. While he took in the temples, I visited the heart of the war-torn north, where I was able to hang out with gold miners and Kachin refugees and see a part of Burma that not a lot of people get to see.
What do you hope to inspire in readers?
What are the challenges in blogging somewhere like Burma?
How is social media adding to the blog?
Where are you going next?