Travel Bhutan: A Visual Journey Through the Dragon Kingdom

My love affair started on the initial descent into Paro, as we made a hard left turn to cut through the surrounding mountains. The once chatty Chinese tourists that filled the cabin were now reduced to whimpering bystanders. This was not a small plane, and yet, our Bhutanese pilot made skillful maneuvers as if he was … Continued

Travel Deeper – Brazil

[x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed] Five years of traveling deeper in South America, and it all led me to this… One of the most incredibly difficult and absolutely amazing years of my life – Living and traveling in Brazil. The goal was to live in Rio de Janeiro, travel around the country, participate in Carnaval, and somehow work … 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

1 World Cup Dream Come True

Five years ago I laid out a plan to travel across South America and attempt to accomplish a goal in each country that I lived in. The idea was to inspire others to “travel deeper,” and go outside the normal tourist spots to experience foreign countries like a local. My dreams took me to learn Spanish and get … Continued

A Portuguese Progress Report

Just like in high school, I’m learning to use a lot less tongue and focus more on the movements of my mouth. This is one the major pronunciation differences between Spanish and Portuguese, and I’m starting to pick it up. I still have a heavy Spanish accent and often use Spanish to fill in for Portuguese … 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

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