Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

I’m Gareth Leonard and this is a story about leaving behind everything comfortable I knew, in search of a dream…  I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief pause from the “Travel Deeper Australia” series to bring you the first ever T2T Trailer. This bad boy is long overdue, but it’s finally time … Continued

2 World Cup Brackets

My final picks are in and I have created two World Cup Brackets. The first is how I think the World Cup will go and the second is how I would like the World Cup to go. I’m back in Rio de Janeiro (for the moment) after a wild trip around Brazil to start a … Continued

4 Cool Interactive World Cup Tools

Here are four cool interactive World Cup tools that bring you closer and more informed about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 4. Interactive Schedule – Scroll around and see exactly where your team is playing each game, or see which games are playing at which stadiums or select a specific date. This interactive … Continued

6 Historical World Cup Facts You Didn’t Know

6. The largest crowd for a World Cup match was at the (old) Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1950 final. 199,954 people watched Uruguay beat the host team 2-1. *This one might be important to remember.  5. FIFA President, Sepp Blatter (real name), was once head of the World Society of … Continued

Top 8 Hottest World Cup WAGs

Star athletes and beautiful women go together like superheroes and spandex, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be no exception. When you’re one of the world’s best soccer players, on the world’s biggest stage, you have your choice of arm candy… and these guys chose well! We all know how beautiful Colombian and Argentine … Continued

9 Best World Cup Players You Should Know

Now is the perfect time to jump on the World Cup bandwagon, and the best way to do this is to act like you know what you’re talking about. Here are nine of the most important players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil so you can shut down the pretentious “I’ve always been a … 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

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

How to Make Friends While Traveling

How to make friends is one of the most frequent questions I receive in the T2T inbox. The entire concept of this site focuses on that interaction and I base the success of each adventure on the friends I’ve made and authentic moments I’ve shared with locals. I’m not saying you can’t have the same … Continued

Millionaire by 30

Last week I turned 28 years old and like many people, my birthday was met with a lot of reflection and evaluation about life. I was talking with my cousin who called to wish me a happy birthday and during our conversation, he helped me put things into perspective. Out of the blue he says, “well, … Continued

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