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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!

Secret Trip!
Finnish Lapland

The good news? Thanks to a company called Unelmaa, I own a piece of Finnish Lapland. The better news? I'm flying to Finland to spend a few days on it!

Airplane Taking Off

You shouldn't underestimate the impact of your trans-Atlantic air journey on your trip to Europe as a whole.

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Finland

Finland in autumn may very well go down as my favorite travel experience of all time, a bold statement I hope these photos corroborate.

Robert Schrader in Venice, Italy

It was always my goal to become a digital nomad. So why, now that I have the ability to be one, do I choose not to?

Robert Schrader in Finland

Even if you haven't had the pleasure of meeting such fine Finns as I have, I hope this post inspires you to take your own trip to Finland – it is truly a life-affirming place.

Robert Schrader on a Train

From the classic Eurotrip to less common trips through Egypt and China, here are my favorite rail journeys I've taken. What are yours?