Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Memo 227: Camp Conrad Gets In Formation

To: All
From: Me
Date: March 30, 2016
Subject: Camp Conrad de Brazil - Volume II

This may sound a little bit extreme buuuutttt it may be worth the money to invest in a photographer during your next travel excursion. 

I only say this because, for me, photos allow me to relive the experience. Just looking at these photos gives me the exact feelings of serenity, enjoyment, or whatever adjective you would use to describe having an amazing damn time!

Even more importantly, when you're on your vacation, you can actually enjoy it without having to worry about capturing the moments. A photographer should be able to give you plenty of frame-able (read: Instagram-able) moments. 

It definitely helped that our group had no less than five photographers on the trip. The birthday boy is an amazing photographer and so are his friends amongst other things.

Beautiful views from the Loaf
Location: Sugarloaf Mountain

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Memo 226: Camp Conrad takes Brazil!

To: All
From: Me
Date: March 24, 2016
Subject: Camp Conrad de Brazil - Volume I

If this is your first experience with Camp Conrad, check out the pics from last year here. We do this!

Per norm, when you get the call that tickets to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are $450 roundtrip out of LA for the following month, you don't ask too many questions. Book the ticket and figure out the rest later. Yes, it was quite the scramble to get Brazilian visas within a month's timeframe but it all werked out.

Seriously, these random flight deals are giving me all the life that I'll ever need! Now, if you're following me on Twitter, you're well aware that most times, you get what you pay for. Our departure tale is one for the book. So much so, our friend James Bland created a Twitter story to chronicle the utterly ridiculous experience we had with American Airlines.

Anywho, once we finally made it to Rio, we did this trip in true Camp Conrad style. Follow along on this travel diary... 

With open arms at one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Trust me this statue is slightly overwhelming in person and no one warns you about the amount of sweat that it requires to walk the stairway to heaven. We were soaked!