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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.

The best way to explore everything the proverbial Emerald City has to offer is to stay in a downtown Seattle hotel – here are some of the best.

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.

The good news? NetTrips is a new way to help you save on travel. The better news? Joining NetTrips will cost you almost nothing.

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.

Headed to southern Italy and looking for someplace off the beaten path? It doesn't get more bizarre than Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples.