Brasil Day 9

Wrapping up this incredible trip now. As I do with all my travels: At 19, my Dad retired from one of his careers. After calling his office to congratulate him, I was told he already left, but that his shoes were under his old desk. Of course I called home to tell him about his […]

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Brasil Day 8

Another awesome day here in Brasil. Enjoyed the day so much I took less pictures, but here’s a couple from a wild day where the host nation Brasil and neighboring country, Colombia, both advanced into the quarterfinal of the World Cup. ‘Come on in,’ said the Atlantic. During my morning surf session in Maracaipe: in honor of Brasil and Colombia advancing in […]

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Brasil Day 7

Off day in the World Cup meant more exploring this beautiful nation once again. Check out some the photos and stories from my seventh day in Brasil: After attempting these radically fast waves, got to watch this guy and what I imagined to be his 8 year old brother rip it on the beach of Maracaipe, Brasil: Between […]

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Brasil Day 6

Spent another awesome day here in Recife, Brasil. Was unbelievable to witness Jurgen and the rest of the USMNT play one of the world’s greatest teams–and advance to the next round in the World Cup. Killer atmosphere. But the best part? Taking it all in with people from all nations. Clearly, the world’s game. Today’s motto: […]

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Brasil Day 5

Hostel > Hotel Hostels guarantee a few things: Night sweats, morning mosquito bites, cold showers and random dreams. The towels are traditionally of a brown tint and the walls full of old memories.Yet also a sure thing is good people, great conversation (even if you cannot understand the actual language spoken), incredible food and a feel […]

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Brasil Day 4

A week into Brasil and once more, I’ve fallen in love in this nation.But not to an individual, yet… To its local communities.This incredibly passionate and loving country is the host to millions from around the planet who have ventured to this dreamworld in South America.To witness, and be a part of, various cultures and […]

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Brasil Days 2 & 3

Days 2 and 3 here in beautiful Brasil were all about: Surf. Walk. Explore. Repeat. Just can’t beat it. Silence is a unique thing. As a solo explorer for most of the last decade I’ve been able to witness silence in a variety of settings.Sunday night, while walking home from a day that was full […]

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Brasil Day 1

Got to explore Salvador and her surroundings all day while listening to this nation and futball fans continue their love affair with this global sport. Check out these images and 15-second Instagram videos of my first day out in Salvador. (And be sure to follow for constant updates on the travels) This simple church in […]

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Brasil & my first time

We all remember our first time…traveling. We meet amazing people, try unique food and witness cultures that we would not dream of. In 2009, I can recall my first time in Brasil. It was a nation that captured me from the moment my feet touched her ground. I can recall the passion and love spilling […]

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