When Goodbyes Hinder Hellos

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 … Continued

Robbed in Rio

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 … 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

The Art of Drinking Mate in Argentina

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 … Continued

An Explorer’s Dilemma

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 … Continued

The End of the World – A Mayan Expert Clarifies

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 … Continued

15 People That Inspire Me

Willpower and ambition are the vehicles we use to achieve great things, but it’s the spark that comes from being inspired that fuels that fire. I utilize this blog as a platform to share my thoughts and travel experiences to hopefully inspire others to chase their own dreams, so I wanted to take a minute … Continued

The Art of the Arrival [VIDEO]

The actual act of traveling is a beautiful balance between art and science. It’s where preparation and planning meet real-time obstacles and improvisation. Delayed flights, lost baggage and random roadblocks are all part of the fun. As much as I love having a homebase and being in control of my surroundings, I get a kick out of … Continued

I Fink U Freeky Bolivia [VIDEO]

If you know me and anything about this site, then you know a 4-day tour would drive me absolutely insane if I didn’t mix things up a bit along the way. Luckily for me and my partner in crime Kiersten, the other 9 people in our Salar de Uyuni tour group were up for it. … 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

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