T2T Summer Plans & Video Preview

I have decided to make a change this summer and focus my attention on something that has been lacking from this site. Today I pledge to you that Tourist2Townie.com will be focusing almost entirely on video over the next few months as I attempt to bring you into my world while traveling deeper. I have … Continued

5 Great Adventures in the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula on Mexico’s eastern coastline is one of the most popular destinations for American tourist looking for an affordable tropical vacation. While the beachfront photos and spring break stories have always caught my attention, the region has never been on my radar for places I’d like to visit. I’ve just always envisioned massive … Continued

Changing Lives in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Sustainable social initiatives change lives forever and the visionary people who create these incredible projects that grow and impact the fortune of an existing community are who inspire me the most. There isn’t a more perfect example of this than what the Proyecto Horizonte organization is developing in the small town of Ushpa-Ushpa just outside … Continued

Salar de Uyuni: A Salty Photo Shoot

Salar de Uyuni is home to the world’s largest salt flats and makes for the most amazing photo shoot backdrop. If you search around the web you can find some pretty creative shots from Salar de Uyuni, so we decided to explore the space and snap some fun pix of our own. As I’ve mentioned … Continued

Taking Your Guitar on the Road

Any working musician can testify to the perils of traveling with an instrument and this is especially true for guitar players. Most people don’t realize a working musician is likely to have customized his axe with his favorite pickups, strings and other modifications, so that when the airline damages the instrument or loses it, it’s … Continued

Getting In A Lava On Lanzarote

Like many Spanish holiday hot spots the island of Lanzarote, located just 100km off the West African coast, is a real favourite with British tourists. As this is the closest winter sun destination to the UK at just four hours flying time and a much cheaper (and quicker) option than the Caribbean or the Middle … Continued

The Great Adventure to Mars

Okay so maybe Mars wasn’t in the cards, but the next best thing was Salar de Uyuni in Southwest Bolivia. The incredible scenery, diverse landscapes and remote surroundings make you question what planet you’re really on! Last month, Kiersten and I decided to leave the world we knew behind to venture off on a 4-day, … Continued


April 2012 has been one of the most overwhelming, fulfilling, frustrating, inspiring, and confusing months I’ve experienced in a long time. I made the transition from the completion of an amazing experience in Sucre, Bolivia to a tropical adventure in Mexico to home with family and friends in Indiana and Upstate New York. April has … Continued

The Best of Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre, Bolivia is the third place I’ve called home over the past two and a half years of living in South America. While the lifestyle here is much different from the bustling Buenos Aires and seductive Medellin, it has been an amazing place to experience life like a local. Sucre is Bolivia’s judicial capital and … Continued

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