First Impressions of Sydney

The girl in front of me on the flight to Sydney leans forward and taps the women in front of her… “Excuse me miss, I think my friend kicked her thong under your seat, can you check for us?” My ears inevitably perked up, and I looked around to see if anyone else was as … Continued

Brazil Tourism Partnership Goes Live

Months ago I told you all about a T2T partnership with the Brazilian Tourism Board and I’m so happy to finally announce that we’re now live! Although things have been relatively quiet here on Tourist 2 Townie, I promise it hasn’t been the result of a lack of content. I’m currently traveling through Northeastern Brazil … Continued

A Big Brazilian Announcement

As I sit here in the Brasilia Airport eagerly awaiting my flight to the Brazilian wetlands of Pantanal, I’m happy to finally officially announce a very big project. Over the next three months I will be partnering with the National Tourism Board of Brazil to travel across Brazil and document my adventures on their new … Continued

9 First Impressions of Living Rio de Janeiro

Two weeks deep and the reality of living in Rio de Janeiro is just starting to set in. I spent my first six days in Brazil at a hostel in the upscale neighborhood of Ipanema, where it felt more like a vacation than the start of a new adventure. It can be difficult to comprehend … Continued

The Road to Brazil

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 … Continued


Anniversaries are usually a great time for reflecting on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished. An appreciation of the past allows us to savor life’s great moments as we move forward. On October 1, 2009, I moved to Argentina with no clue what I was getting myself into. Since that lonely first week in … Continued

Three Years into an Incomplete Project

On October 1st 2009, I boarded a one-way flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. On October 2nd, 2009 I questioned what the hell I was doing with my life. Three years later, I write this post from a small desk, in a closet-sized office, located on a side street in downtown Sololá, Guatemala. It’s amazing where … Continued

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