WT004: Gareth Leonard – Brazilian World Cup, Creating & Living His Dream With A 5 Year Plan

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Security or freedom?

Which would you rather have?

After Gareth Leonard and his business partners decided to sell the textbook company they had started in college it was time for a change. Then 25, Gareth decided it was time to stop chasing a paycheck and to start chasing something else.


A spur of the moment decision landed him in Argentina with a single goal, get a local job. From there he went on to execute the rest of his five year plan, each year living in a different country with a new goal.

  1. Get a local job in Argentina
  2. Learn to Salsa in Colombia
  3. Volunteer in Bolivia
  4. Work with Micro-financing in Guatamala

and last but not least

5. Find a job at the World Cup in Rio de Janiero

Gareth joins us today to talk about his journey to his own definition of freedom and to share his travel motto : Travel Deeper.

As the mind behind Tourist2Townie.com Gareth has a great belief that getting away from the tourist spots, away from the hostels, and spending more time with the locals in that corner bar will bring you miles closer to a heart of a country than anything else.

We’ll discuss how Gareth got to where he is today, what his best tips for traveling are, and his biggest tip for people looking to lead a lifestyle of travel.

Gareth choose freedom over security. Which would you choose?

Gareth Leonard Tourist2Townie

In this Episode You Will Learn About

  • Why Gareth decided to go a different direction after selling his company
  • What his 5 year plan was and how each of his goals panned out.
  • How he got a job working at the World Cup in Rio De Janiero.
  • That when you really want something, you have to put yourself out there.
  • Why you should get away from the tourists & hostels when you visit a new country.
  • How to start connecting with the local people anywhere you visit.
  • What the next 5 year plan is.

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Music Credit: Freedom by King Avriel


  1. Hey Marcello, I’m following the podcasts and I already submitted my review on iTunes. So much success, I hope to be part of this great plan someday. Cheers, man!

  2. Heya

    Would be useful if you put in a list of places in text for us listening in. I want to research more on these places you’ve said but the spelling is hard to decipher

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