Anthony Bourdain In Big Sky Country

Thursday, September 3, 2009

It finally happened. For the first time in over a year living in Asia, I got a bit homesick. Danggit, Anthony Bourdain, if you just weren’t so good at what you do!

The new episode of “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel visited Livingston, Montana aired not long ago. It’s a small town no more than one hundred miles of where I call home. As usual, Mr. Bourdain did a brilliant job of (would “tele-anthropology” be the correct term?) exploring the local culture and cuisine, spotlighting people and their inspirations, as well as the issues and pleasures of their postcard picture surroundings. The “wild west” seems to be gracefully evolving, with a continued sense of rugged character, which drew me there in the first place.

Please excuse my sentimentality; I think it’s time to go call my mom.

By Jon Wick


About the Author

Jon lives in Butte, Montana, spending most of his time on skis or bikes; sometimes both. He began travel writing while teaching in Korea and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Technical Communication at Montana Tech. Jon has begun writing his first book, The Story of Will, whose movie rights are still (very) available. Catch more of Jon at (@ExpedJon)

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