Transformative Travels

Transformative Travels

Ten University of Kentucky students explore the communities, cultures, and characters in western Kentucky. In each episode, the travelers are challenged to think critically about the world around them. Dr. Jason Swanson, a tourism professor at UK, leads the explorers through western Kentucky.

All Past Episodes

Episode Six

29:32 | #106

The travelers reflect on their weeklong exploration and what they learned about western Kentucky and themselves. Before hitting the road, they have a little fun on the water.

Episode Five

29:31 | #105

After searching all week for local foods, the travelers compete in a cooking challenge. They also spend an emotional morning in Paducah and make a quick stop in Calvert City at a tourist attraction like none other in Kentucky.

Episode Four

29:32 | #104

The travelers find their way to the Mississippi River where they visit historic sites, community markets, and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a fish processing plant that is changing lives.

Episode Three

29:32 | #103

The travelers journey further west with a stop in Bowling Green and a horseback ride in Land Between the Lakes. While relying on each other, the travelers start to see their own transformations.

Episode Two

29:32 | #102

The travelers get their hands dirty making cheese and milking cows at Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese. Afterward, they get a little lost in the woods and then recap what they learned about the importance of community.

Episode One

29:32 | #101

The travelers embark on their weeklong exploration of western Kentucky. First stop is Horse Cave where the travelers go rappelling and zip lining before putting their adventure into perspective.

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