Trip sounds sweet. I'm from the States too but I'm living in Cuenca, Ecuador until early June 2014 before heading to Brazil to follow the US team's group stage matches. Then, after the final group stage match on June 27, I'm looking to meet up with others to do more traveling. Would love to find out your travel plans and maybe link up, perhaps at different times during your trip. If you do come to Cuenca before the end of May, then let me know too since I live here.