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My name is Robert. In 2009, I left my entire life behind to seek out freedom, adventure and meaning. I started this blog to inform, inspire, entertain and empower travelers like you to do the same thing. Scroll down to read my latest blog posts, or click through the menu at the top of the page to explore the rest of the site. I'm happy you're here!


Thailand feels new – it is me who feels old.

Looking for a hotel in the heart of Toronto? Book a hotel in Old Toronto, which includes the convention Downtown Toronto central business district.

Visiting China's Harbin Ice Festival was a surreal, magical experience – and not just because it broke one of my life’s most debilitating existential barriers.

If you work a "real job" with finite vacation time, traveling can be difficult. Here's a strategy for getting time off you might not have considered.

All you need to find out if Beijing is your type of city is a taste – and you can get a sumptuous sampling of China's capital in just three days.

From typical tourist attractions, to culinary neighborhoods, to Vatican City itself, use this overview of Rome's neighborhoods to guide your journey.