A Kiva Update & The New T2T Lending Team

It’s been two months since I arrived in Guatemala and kicked off my adventure with Kiva.org, so I wanted to take a minute to update you on my experience thus far and introduce you to my latest initiative. My primary task here in Sololá has been to work with a new microfinance partner and help … Continued

Fotoz Friday: A Week in Photos

It’s Friday. I’ve done a lot of talking this week. I’ll leave it to the photos to tell the story. Here’s my week in a nutshell. Enjoy the photos and then go enjoy your weekend. SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a … 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

International Banking Tips for Travelers

Budgeting for travel can be difficult and overwhelming at times, but if you do your research and read the small print, you can save a ton of money and take advantage of an international bank account. One of the first things to look at is ATM fees and international banking fees associated with a particular … Continued

La Feria Video and a Big Thank You

The above video highlights all the hard work and dedication that the BiblioWorks Organization put into the first ever Literacy Fair in Sucre, Bolivia this past spring. La Feria de La Lectura was held in Plazuela San Francisco on April 14, 2012, and it went off without a hitch! This was the culmination of my … Continued

Fotoz Friday: Meetings with a View

Foto Friday is back and better than ever! Actually, I just added a “z” at the end of “Foto” to make it seem cool. What do you think? Impressed? I figured, one photo on Friday was just a tease, so I added a “z” and vow to bring you multiple photos every Friday to distract … 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

Announcing My Next Travel Adventure

Now Boarding! As of this time tomorrow, I’ll be back in Latin America and kicking off what will prove to be my most intense travel adventure yet! I’ve been back in New York all summer, enjoying friends, family and wedding season, but now it’s time to get back on the road and travel deeper in a … Continued

Salar de Uyuni Tour

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

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

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