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Sunset Sunday-Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I met Jerome in Mexico when we both attended Carnaval in Mazatlan. We hit it off and discussed future travels including a trip to Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval one year and since Jerome is a Carioca at heart I asked him to share a sunset moment from his time in Rio on Sunset Sunday. […]

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The USA vs. England World Cup Tailgate at Rustenburg, South Africa

The USA vs. England World Cup Tailgate at Rustenburg, South Africa

Obtaining a ticket for World Cup match of USA vs. England, was not just about patriotism or believing in the outcome, it was also about having something else I highly value – having fun. And what a great time it was, especially the tailgate. We arrived five hours early; when Americans head to a stadium […]

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A World Cup memory and a Reminder to Believe

A World Cup memory and a Reminder to Believe

As I watch the CONCACAF Gold Cup, (soccer tournament) I recall the magic of last June. I recall the world coming together to watch soccer, recall witnessing South Africa continue to heal through sports, and I recall believing I’d see USA play a World Cup match. When my tour through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and […]

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Sunset Sunday – Rustenburg, South Africa

Sunset Sunday – Rustenburg, South Africa

This Sunday the sun sets for the last time at the World Cup tournament. Tonight a new champion will be crowned as Spain squares off with Holland. Unfortunately, it will not be the USA (again), but my experience at the World Cup will stay with me for a long time. From the vuvuzela vibrations, to […]

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Stars & Stripes with the Vuvuzela

Stars & Stripes with the Vuvuzela

Let’s get a result today…. Let’s GO USA.

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A New USA USA USA chant needed for World Cup Matches?

A New USA USA USA chant needed for World Cup Matches?

After attending USA vs England in Rustenburg, South Africa I became aware once again that my national team’s chant of ” USA…USA…USA” needs a friend. In a nation that celebrates variety and creativity, I believe us Americans can sing more than just our “go to USA…” at the stadium.  In fact, many other fans from […]

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South Africa Continues to Heal Through Sports

South Africa Continues to Heal Through Sports

“This is the first time I ever saw so many whites in Soweto,” a smiling store owner said to the local news. I agree, this was news. Orlando Stadium, located in Soweto, the all black suburb of Johannesburg and the epicenter of the student uprising of 1976 recently hosted an all South African Super 14 Rugby […]

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