Robbed in Rio

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99 out of 100 times I look around before I take my phone out in public. 99 out of 100 times I put my back against a wall or object if I have it out for any longer than a quick snap. 99 out of 100 f#¢&ing times I’m aware, cautious and more than a little paranoid. Yesterday afternoon was …

The Road to Brazil

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State your goals and you will be held accountable for them. Work hard enough and the universe will help you accomplish them.  I write this post with a sense of nervousness and excitement. The next chapter for T2T is on the horizon, yet the path is still unknown. I will move to Brazil, learn the language and culture, attend the …

The Art of Drinking Mate in Argentina

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Drinking and sharing Mate in Argentina is one of the most beloved traditions in Latin America. An employee at the hostel I stayed at when I first arrived in Buenos Aires introduced me to the mate culture, and from that point forward, I’ve developed an appreciation (and taste) for what this powerful tea signifies for the people of Argentina, Uruguay, …

An Explorer’s Dilemma

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On February 1st, I moved into a one-bedroom apartment in my hometown of Rochester to work on the launch of two new projects, plan the next adventure, catch up on video footage and see about a girl. This past Sunday marked my 29th birthday, and I found myself in the familiar birthday mindset of being confused and frustrated with my …

The End of the World – A Mayan Expert Clarifies

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Rumor has it that the Mayans had predicted the world to end on December 21, 2012. I wanted to see if I should start maxing out the credit cards or not, so I went to the Mayan Ruins of Tikal in Peten, Guatemala to ask an expert. We had a great tour guide at the ruins named Donnie “Speedy” Gonzales, …