Focus at Four: International travel blogger visits BCS

Erik the Travel Guy has been all over the globe.

This week, he was in Bryan-College Station.

Erik Hastings has run a popular travel blog for years, and soon it will feature his 24 hours in the Brazos Valley.

"There are fantastic places all over the world, and you don't necessarily have to go to the other side of the world to find them," said Hastings on First News at Four. "I want them to experience the potentially life-changing power of travel."

That's Hastings' mission: to get people to plan trips. If he were telling them to book travel to BCS, he might tell them to eat breakfast at the Canteen, or wine taste at Messina Hof, or stuff themselves with pizza at Rx Pizza in Downtown Bryan, or sit in the 'Oval Office' at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. At least, that's what he chose to do.

"Bryan-College Station seems to be growing in the right direction," said Hastings. "Why in the world wouldn't you want to come here?"

Hastings will also star in a show debuting on PBS in April called "Beyond Your Backyard." See his blog and more information about the upcoming show in the Related Links.