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My name is Robert. I started this blog to inform, inspire, entertain and empower travelers like you. 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.

Japanese Snow Monkey

Seeing Japan's snow monkeys reminded me of the time another traveler (the one who first informed me of their existence, no less) made a monkey out of me.

Robert Schrader in Cat Island, Japan

Japan is world-famous for cuteness, so it should come as no surprise that it's home to the cutest islands on the planet.

Robert Schrader in Yakushima, Japan

Yakushima differs profoundly from everywhere else I've seen in Japan, yet I can't help but wonder if the spirits of its ancient forests transformed me in a deeper way.

Thai Dance Performance

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Onsen in Japan

My past three weeks in Japan have been extraordinary, no doubt, but they've also been extraordinarily exhausting. So naturally, I had to cap them off in a place known for extraordinary relaxation!

Rio de Janeiro

Headed to Rio this summer? Check out this awesome article about things to do in Rio in summer, the best time to visit this Brazilian paradise.