My name’s Travis Thompson. 

I spent six years as a TV reporter in the United States covering murders, bizarre accidental deaths, fires, car wrecks, plane crashes, natural disasters, cat rescues, bear attacks, squirrels on skis and other general crime and slime.

At the age of 29, my ambitions more closely resemble those of an eight-year-old;  I still believe I can help change the world. 

So, I’m giving it a shot.

My mailing address in Cambodia:

Travis Thompson

Seven Candles Guesthouse

0307 Wat Bo Road

Sala Kam Reouk

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 092 141 700


16 Responses to About

  1. Sherri Thompson says:

    WOW!!! What a beginning! I really like how you have this set up! I love the maps and simplicity of it! Very informative!!! Mic Check was awesome too and so YOU! When writing comments is “this” going to be where everyone can read my comments? Just curious! This is going to be such an adventure for all of us! I am getting VERY excited to see what Cambodia has instore for YOU!!! Great job Travis!!! Love ya!

    • Cousin Carson Kopp says:

      hi travis
      🙂 have a great time on the other side of the world cant wait til you get back we miss ya luv ya cousin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Cathy Davis says:

    I am so very proud of you (slightly prejudiced being your aunt). I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend the last day and half with you touring Louisville. I think this website is fantastic and appreciate the education mixed in with your comments. We will see you mid July before you leave for Cambodia!

  3. Amanda says:

    Wow. I’m so amazed at your ability to put your needs aside to help others. You are truly amazing. This is what the human spirit is all about. You are giving, helping, making change. I can’t wait to watch your world grow. Please continue to allow us to be apart of the ‘adventures of Travis’ by blogging. We are so, so proud of you. I know that side of the world will be as amazed with you as we have been.

  4. Tony Hicks says:

    I am so happy you made it safe and sound to Cambodia. What a great experience you’ll have. This blog thing is incredible, as is your writing. I couldn’t be prouder of your ability to speak freely already about #2, “D”, squat toilets, etc. I would certainly entertain talking my brother into buying me a ticket and the both of us coming to visit you, in the village – or wherever you end up – and talkin’ some D. I would pressure anyone you know into visiting, it’s literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to “live” with somebody in a really different place. Good luck, keep the posts coming, stay safe and healthy, buy crap, give crap away, eat, drink, and soak it up. Take good care, Tony

  5. Andrea Latta says:

    I’m so excited for you! Good luck!

  6. Socheat says:

    Dear Travis Thompson

    My name Socheat .I’m a junior staff at Westec media and now i focus on marketing internet . May I know your contact here ? Please let me know what u think . i need to contact you about internet media .

    best regards,

    Socheat koy

  7. are you from Oklahoma??

  8. DomO says:

    Hi Travis! It was great to see you and your family at the OKRunner in August. I enjoy keeping up with your trip via your website. Nice work on putting the Young Girls Forum together to help them out. That should be very helpful for them. I wanted to share with you the website of the school in Cambodia that my brother’s friends started, which he supports. Check it out and see how close it is to where you are. If you can make it by there to visit them, tell them you are related to Lex’s brother.
    Talk with you soon! Be safe and keep up the great work!

  9. Birdzerk!

    Good to see you too. And, this school is within 20 miles of me (I think). I’d LOVE to get in touch with these people.

    I’m going to give it a whirl.


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  11. Hello form the Latin School of Chicago. I am preparing to bring a group of 16 high school students to Cambodia in March departing March 9th, 2013 We will be in Siem Reap Wed- thru Sunday night. Are you still in there teaching high school? I am trying to create a relationship with a high school. Looking forward to hearing form you.
    Betty aka Ms. Ross

  12. Steve H says:

    Hi Travis,

    I’m hoping you’re still checking this blog. My wife and I are planning a move to Cambodia (from Australia) in about two years. We recently visited Siem Reap and fell in love. We’re working on a concept at the moment that will hopefully allow us to help give more young locals opportunities they otherwise may not have, while also making enough just to live reasonably comfortably ourselves. We already have other friends who’ve made the move to other areas in Asia, where they’re now doing great work in both helping the local economy and assisting locals.

    Our move may just involve the two of us, but we’re hoping to have some of our children involved too – they’re all grown now, the youngest is about to turn 17.

    I note you’re teaching at a school near Siem Reap, and while I’m not prepared to go into any detail about our plans in this open forum (for obvious reasons), I would like to chat with you personally as I believe it could be helpful for our shared goals.

    If you’re available to chat it would be great to hear from you. If you leave a reply on here and let me know the best way of contacting you (other than snail mail) that would be excellent.

    Kind regards,

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