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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!


To honor the five year anniversary of my move to Shanghai – and the difficulties I faced while living there – I traveled back to the city to make peace.

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I left Rwanda early – but I did not leave empty.

Being in Africa hasn't been a revelation as much as a reminder: Migration is really all there is.

There's absolutely no experience like feeling at home in Rwanda – and there's no better place to feel at home in Rwanda than at Red Rocks.

Headed to São Paulo? No matter how long you have, here are 5 must-see spots in São Paulo, which together make for a packed – but exhilarating – day.