Crossing The Brooklyn Bridge Dared Me To Do One Thing With My Life

I was 18 years old in the Big Apple and my life was not the same after crossing the bridge

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a man standing on a bridge with the city of New York in the background
Just a young boy making his biggest dream come true. Photo by the author TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE

Very much like my experience visiting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, walking the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time was one of the most remarkable travel experiences I’ve ever had. It allowed me to learn so much about myself and showed me how I should live my life: As authentically and impressively as possible.

Why should you bother to be simple when you could be authentic? Huge? Impressive? The unbelievable skyline of New York City, visible from the majestic Brooklyn Bridge, inspires you to spend each and every second of your life striving for greatness.

When you’re just starting in life, like I was when I visited the Brooklyn Bridge (I was just 18), the places you see, the people you meet, the books you read, the movies you watch, and the songs that touch your soul serve as life lessons for you. And this experience certainly taught me the unique lesson of being great.

That initial phase of my life…

When I crossed the bridge for the first time, I was unsure of what to do next. I had just finished a working contract at a summer camp, and my visa was about to…

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I am a poor kid from a Favela (slum) who visited 30+ countries. My moving stories will inspire you to achieve your travel dreams no matter where you come from