Son of OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, Casey Cornett is 12 days into a monthlong travel through Europe. And he’s doing it couch by couch as often as he can. Couchsurfing through Europe. And he’s taking video.
We equipped Casey with a Flip Mino HD and access to a NewsOK blog. From Internet cafe’s and his hosts’ Internet connections, Casey has updated his blog and uploaded video clips to the NewsOK servers. I’ve been editing his video clips and updating his NewsOK blog with his text and photos from his Flickr account.
It’s added up to a very interesting narrative of a journey I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to undertake. I mean, would you really look up strangers on couchsurfing.org and stay the night in their house? In a foreign country? But read the blog. It’s a fascinating look at living an adventure. And the places he’s stayed have looked great. The friends he’s made are probably too numerous to count. And of course he gets to travel around to all the famous places most of us only read about. All without spending hundreds or thousands on hotels or hostels.
Casey has uploaded about 20 clips so far. The Flip Mino HD shoots great video for a $200 hand held cam. It is what it is. But upload speeds are slooooooow. So mostly he has been uploading clips overnight or while he’s out having dinner. Most of the clips are pretty short because of this. His commentaries provide a quick education about each stop. Make sure you watch the Eiffel Tower clip. Casey plays fetch with a woman’s dog. Only the woman’s dog doesn’t return after he throws the ball.
We hope to do some Skype talkbacks as the trip continues. I spoke with Casey via Skype upon his arrival in Spain on his first day. And before he left, we taped this interview: