69 Lessons Learned from Latin Lovers

69. Latin women love same-side sitting. I think it’s sexy if done with the right person and food selection (When eating ribs respect the space). 68. Chivalry isn’t dead gentlemen. Open doors, pull out chairs and offer your jacket. 67. Unlike American women, don’t expect Latin women to thank you for your chivalry, it’s expected. … Continued

Tourist2Townie.com – 2 Years Deep

This past Saturday marked the 2 year anniversary of Tourist2Townie.com and my quest to travel deeper. On October 1st, 2009 I left everything comfortable in my life in search of something more. My dream was to become part of a foreign community, learn new skills, meet new people and experience new adventures. Now, as I … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: The Road to Salinas Grandes

I’m working on organizing my travel photos this week on the new photos page and I came across this one from my trip to the Salinas Grandes in Northern Argentina. The Jujuy region in Argentina is one of my favorite places on the planet and I wanted to relive it a little bit today. Happy … Continued

6 Ways I Deal with Loneliness as a Solo Traveler

Everybody always asks me… “Don’t you get lonely traveling by yourself?” My response is always… of course! Every day isn’t filled with wild rainforest excursions, epic pool parties or historic polo championships. Building a network takes time. The work and travel balance is usually around 80% excitement/happiness and 20% anxiety/loneliness. I get nervous that I … Continued

Talking Your Way into the Best Views

Some of the best views in the world are captured from inside the classy hotels and lavish apartment complexes that many of us will never have the opportunity to see. I don’t like that idea. I want to see how the other half lives and I don’t want to wait until I’m a stuffy-old man … Continued

Travel Deeper – Argentina

On October 1, 2009 I left everything comfortable in my life to chase my dreams in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I learned the language, traveled the country and worked with locals. This is footage from year 1 in South America from Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Music: “Shove” By Angels & Airwaves GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, … Continued

4 Great Graffiti Cities Around the World

One of my favorite things about traveling to a new city is getting to see all the different culturally significant factors within the side streets and away from all the tourist traps. One great way to see a new city like a local is to check out the street art and graffiti scene around different … Continued

How To: Get More From Your Tour

When I started out on this T2T project one of first things I told myself was to avoid guided tours at all costs. I thought there was no way I could submerge myself into a new culture while being herded around like sheep (dressed in tropical shirts and socks with sandals). The truth is however, … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Football & Gauchos in Salta

Here’s a few photos from the Argentina World Cup Soccer Match and the bicentennial festival in Salta, Argentina. See more photos of Salta Argentina GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a passion for slow, meaningful travel. I have been traveling the world full-time for the past 9+ years and … Continued

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