Posted by Brian Rocha on Dec 18, 2017

Brian Rocha is a member of the Rotary Club of Goleta, California, USA.  While Brian was fortunate to have travelled in his life, he felt an urge to turn his passion for travel into something much more rewarding.  This urge was fueled by a desire to make an impact and make a difference in the world.

Brian conceived of a trip with a threefold mission to inform others about Rotary.  The first mission was to educate others on Rotary through online content such as blogs.  The second mission was to show Rotarians and others the impact that Rotary is making in the people’s lives around the world.  Lastly, Brian wanted to inspire Rotarians to do more and non-Rotarians to join us in service.  He pitched the idea to his Rotary club and Rotary International.  With their moral support, Brian began a self-funded trip around the world.  This eight-month journey began with 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal.  He visited several different countries around the world, capturing pictures and video throughout his experience.