When Goodbyes Hinder Hellos

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I’ve had very little desire to learn Turkish or get close to new people. Like someone going through a tough break-up, I’ve kept this new and beautiful prospect at an arm’s length. I’ve been in Istanbul for over a month and I’m just now getting settled. For the first few weeks in town, I rarely even picked up my camera. …

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 …