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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!

The Caucasus
Dresden Germany garden

Whether you're looking for where to go on your next trip to Europe, or simply need an exciting distraction from your day, here's the 411 on some lesser-known European treasures.

Robert Schrader in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend of mine reached out about the prospect of taking a trip together. "Get the tickets for us," he instructed me, "you know, since you get paid to travel."

Motorbike in Saigon

I have a feeling these photos are going to make you want to take a trip to Vietnam, whether you follow the path I took or plot a course unique to you.

Cartagena, Colombia

The only thing better than a trip to colorful Cartagena, Colombia? A free trip to colorful Cartagena, Colombia!

Robert Schrader in the Dominican Republic

In an era where the public so happily and immediately jettisons archaic technologies and traditions, it makes no sense to me why cash is even still a thing, so I was thrilled when MasterCard invited me on a cashless weekend.

Grand Mirage Bali Resort

Want to splurge on your next trip to Bali? Stay in this five-star Bali resort.