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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
Tbilisi, Georgia

I know more about the history of the Caucasus than the average person, but I had absolutely no idea what to expect of modern-day Tbilisi when I arrived early Wednesday morning.

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."

Robert Schrader in Kazbegi, Georgia

The legend of Mt. Kazbeg centers around the Georgian version of Prometheus, but as I neared its summit, the words of a different legend came to mind.

Cartagena, Colombia

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

Robert Schrader in the Caucasus

Fate had other plans for me following my aborted 2012 trip, but my fascination with the Caucasus remained – and so too did my resolve to visit one day.

Thai Cooking

Dancing in Argentina, learning German in Berlin, cooking in Rome, yoga in Thailand, shadowing on a game reserve in Kenya – the world is your oyster.