Despite our time in Sao Paulo being brief, we were able to taste a number of traditional Brazilian treats to help get us acquainted with the culture.

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First Stop: Sao Paulo


Today the nerves have kicked in full speed. My stomach is in knots and I’m second guessing everything. However, the more research I do, the more I realize this is completely NORMAL. Nerves are good, excitement is good. Of course, it’s terrifying to quit your job and live out of a backpack for a year, but this isn’t a novel concept either. I need to remind myself that thousands of people do this, and I’m embarking on a life changing journey. I’ll be returning to the U.S. a different person, hopefully for the better. And chances are, I won’t even be ready to come home!

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By Deena Betcher:

A new beginning. To me, and at this moment in my life, a new beginning represents the terrifying, yet exciting decision to end one chapter and start anew – quit and travel. It also speaks to relationships. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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By Michael Gregory:

Each day we make with decisions. Sometimes hundreds at a time without even realizing. Some of these decisions are small. Like which sneakers to wear. “Are these pants dirty?” Some decisions carry more weight than others. Dozens of decisions are made just in order to get out the door in the morning. Some with just a bit more calculated risk than the next, some with none at all. Choices. Read More