Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

I’m Gareth Leonard and this is a story about leaving behind everything comfortable I knew, in search of a dream…  I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief pause from the “Travel Deeper Australia” series to bring you the first ever T2T Trailer. This bad boy is long overdue, but it’s finally time … Continued

4 Cool Interactive World Cup Tools

Here are four cool interactive World Cup tools that bring you closer and more informed about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 4. Interactive Schedule – Scroll around and see exactly where your team is playing each game, or see which games are playing at which stadiums or select a specific date. This interactive … Continued

6 Historical World Cup Facts You Didn’t Know

6. The largest crowd for a World Cup match was at the (old) Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1950 final. 199,954 people watched Uruguay beat the host team 2-1. *This one might be important to remember.  5. FIFA President, Sepp Blatter (real name), was once head of the World Society of … Continued

Millionaire by 30

Last week I turned 28 years old and like many people, my birthday was met with a lot of reflection and evaluation about life. I was talking with my cousin who called to wish me a happy birthday and during our conversation, he helped me put things into perspective. Out of the blue he says, “well, … Continued

69 Lessons Learned from Latin Lovers

69. Latin women love same-side sitting. I think it’s sexy if done with the right person and food selection (When eating ribs respect the space). 68. Chivalry isn’t dead gentlemen. Open doors, pull out chairs and offer your jacket. 67. Unlike American women, don’t expect Latin women to thank you for your chivalry, it’s expected. … Continued

Tourist2Townie.com – 2 Years Deep

This past Saturday marked the 2 year anniversary of Tourist2Townie.com and my quest to travel deeper. On October 1st, 2009 I left everything comfortable in my life in search of something more. My dream was to become part of a foreign community, learn new skills, meet new people and experience new adventures. Now, as I … Continued

Traveling the Carretera Austral

The Great American Road Trip* is in full swing but as I start thinking about heading back to South America in the fall I’m beginning to plan out all the must-see stuff I want to see and do as part of my next mission. While I love the comfort of the United States and the … Continued

6 Ways I Deal with Loneliness as a Solo Traveler

Everybody always asks me… “Don’t you get lonely traveling by yourself?” My response is always… of course! Every day isn’t filled with wild rainforest excursions, epic pool parties or historic polo championships. Building a network takes time. The work and travel balance is usually around 80% excitement/happiness and 20% anxiety/loneliness. I get nervous that I … Continued

Travel Deeper – Argentina

On October 1, 2009 I left everything comfortable in my life to chase my dreams in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I learned the language, traveled the country and worked with locals. This is footage from year 1 in South America from Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Music: “Shove” By Angels & Airwaves Related Post FOTO FRIDAY: Shots … Continued

12 People Who Inspire Me To Keep Moving

“Okay that was fun… now what are you really going to do?” Since I’ve been home that’s the question I’m constantly faced with. Maybe not in those exact words but if you cut out the fat, that’s pretty much it. My friends and family definitely support what I’m doing, they get it to some extent,, … Continued

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