Embolden Adventures - www.EmboldenAdventures.com Here is a story about the first traveling adventurer I have ever known: Mr. Mario Sousa. Mr. Sousa has an insatiable desire to see the world. He is the stuff that pioneering explorers are made out of: Curious, adventurous, and proactive in making it happen—An excellent example of an Embolden Adventurer! Recently Mr. Sousa and his wife reflected on their travels around the United States and Europe. They were kind enough to sit with me, along with their daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter to share their travel experiences over time. On this podcast hear about: • How they came to the United States • Camping around North America in a pop-up tent • The early travel blogger • The importance of traveling, even at 90 years old • And more! Mr. and Mrs. Sousa are always on the go. They love to travel, they love to learn, and they love to experience new things. They are the grandparents of one of my best friends growing up. As a kid, I remember watching them travel all around the United States and throughout Europe. They were fantastic role models, showing us all that it is quite possible and fun to travel. Together they spent many years first exploring their country of Portugal by way of camping. They loved it so much, never once did they have a fight in the tent. Then in the late 1960s, Mr. and Mrs. Sousa and their daughter immigrated to America, leaving behind a former dictatorship for a new world. They brought their love of camping and traveling to America. Soon after they settled, they began touring and exploring. From Connecticut to California, Missouri to Mexico, Mr. Sousa and his wife have embarked on road trips and camping adventures through North America for nearly 50 years. They planned out their trips and drove across America on an extreme budget at campsites with their pop-up tents. And what is the most incredible part? They accomplished all of this traveling pre-internet, pre-Google, pre-cellphones and pre-GPS. Mr. Sousa relied on a little bit of cash, traveler’s checks, and a trusty old road map or two. His can-do attitude and pioneering spirit have propelled him far leading him to live a rich life through travel. Now Mr. Sousa turns 90 wonderful years old “and still counting,” he says. Mr. Sousa is happy and healthy, and he still wants to see more.