Shawn P. Mitchell


Welcome to my website! Here you’ll find a collection of my articles, photos, and videos covering global development, technology, and travel.

About me

I was born in Canada, raised in the United States, and am now contemplating a life in Europe.

As a freelance writer and videographer, I cover stories on the progress of civilization, the technology that shapes our world, and the travel destinations that captivate our imaginations.

My travels have taken me to over 60 countries on 5 continents and I am in perpetual pursuit of new cuisine, culture, and adventure stories with my wife, Tricia

Here is the trailer for my YouTube channel:

My favorite quotes are:

  • “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” — Sun Tzu

My education includes:

  • Master of Entrepreneurship | University of Malta | Summa Cum Laude
  • Master of Arts in International Relations | University of Oklahoma | GPA 4.0
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business | University of Nevada | Minors: Japanese & Economics

Why travel?

I write and create videos about international travel because I think it can be a positive force for sustainable economic development.

Crossing borders also helps to improve understanding and empathy. The more we understand our neighbors on this very small planet, the greater the probability that we can take the steps necessary to abolish war – a conclusion reached from my years of military service and time in Afghanistan.

Why technology?

The rate of technological advancement is accelerating.

With each new development, I feel a spark of hope and excitement that the future will grow ever brighter.

Two thousand years ago, the Romans achieved an incredible level of technological sophistication. Have a look at this 360° photo I captured of the Roman aqueduct that supplied massive amounts of fresh water to the city of Nîmes in France.

The Pont du Gard (360°)

Why Global Development?

Progress is my passion. We can build a better world.

My decision to study entrepreneurship in Malta was based on the desire to help the innovators of the world succeed. Entrepreneurs, through their ideas and initiative, help to drive global development forward.

I am an ardent supporter of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice, and strong institutions
  17. International cooperation


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Work with Me

Do you have a writing or video project that I might be able to help with? Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.