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GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE (AND KEEPING UP WITH THE BRITOS)

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  “If we would’ve told you everything, you probably wouldn’t have done it. But I knew you wouldn’t crap your pants. Pee your pants maybe, but not crap.”  -Mateus, moments after reaching our 2nd campsite en route to Teresópolis “You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside of your comfort zone” -Percy […]

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SHARING BEER AND HAPPINESS IN BRAZIL

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Knee-deep in the Ecuador leg of my three-week holiday vaca, I felt a void on many nights when out with family and friends, both new and old. But It wasn’t until my uncle broke out his Johnnie Walker stash to lift our Christmas spirits, both literally and figuratively, that it hit me – I missed […]

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THE HELLISH ROUTE TO MORRO DE SÃO PAULO

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  “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea   THE DAY you find yourself in Salvador, you’ll be too close to avoid the gravitational pull of the island paradise known as Morro […]

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THE CHIVITO: URUGUAY’S UNTOLD LOVE STORY

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“The apex of the sandwich-making arts? Uruguay. The mighty Chivito. Pretty much my philosophy encapsulated in sandwich form.” -Anthony Bourdain, “No Reservations” Some of my favorite meals while traveling have been, maybe not so surprisingly, sandwiches. The Baguette on Rue Mouffetard in Paris’ Quartier Latin. The Po’ Boy in New Orleans’ French Quarter. ‘The Beast’, formerly […]

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