We have had tons of great Matador user content this past week including the FULL LENGTH documentary “The Recess Ends” by Matadorian Austin Chu! Also Anna Brones of Under Solen Media brings gives us the 411 on hiking near Mt. Rainier this winter, so strap on those snowshoes and bundle up!

As MatadorPulse tipped me off, Nomadic Matt and Gap Adventures are teaming up to give one lucky traveler two weeks in Costa Rica! Full contest details on Matt’s site, but don’t wait too long, the jig is up Feb. 14th.

Thank you for the comments and ratings this week, you folks have been awesome! Getting a community dialog going around these videos is what it is all about. Everyday new travel media is uploaded by intrepid travelers and filmmakers and our support, convo (shoot, even criticisms) make their efforts worthwhile.

Anybody who shoots and edits video knows that it is extremely time consuming and has to be a labor of love! So thank you for being here and showing your love on MatadorTV!

LAST WEEKS QUESTION : WHAT IS YOUR 2010 TRAVEL RESOLUTION?

Michelle : “Oddly enough, my first expedition of ‘10 will be Seattle…”
Lola : “Travel Resolution for 2010? – Just go! Wherever it may be.”
Skobes : “Travel resolution for 2010 is to move out of Chicago and get that job opportunity in Morocco or Egypt.”
Candice : “Love it. My resolution? To go somewhere, anywhere.”
Christine : “Get on over to Europe again, and South Africa or India. Or Thailand. Wait. Anywhere?”
Darrell : “2010, planning on returning to Burning Man and seeing Patagonia.”

THIS WEEKS QUESTION : WHAT IS YOUR FIRST TRAVEL MEMORY?

Here’s mine.
I am falling in and out of sleep in my car seat while the evergreens that fringe the Hood Canal swoosh past. The air smells salty. My mother, father and I are driving to the Hamma Hamma river to go camping. I remember the camp fire, my mom and dad with cans of beer and the secret rush of the river close by. I still drive that route and camp in the same spot that I did as a toddler.