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 Far East
East Africa

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.

If you're traveling in the Far East and need a respite from your roaming, check out my recommendations for the best city breaks in Asia.

My recent visit to Thailand was my eighth, but I found myself surprised by how much I still had to learn from a place I thought I knew so well.

The good news? I'm headed to Tanzania and Rwanda for the next three weeks. The better news? I'll be sharing it all here, Internet permitting.

Whether you're headed to Bangkok for the first time or the fiftieth, this itinerary is a foolproof way to get to know (and, hopefully, love) Thailand's City of Angels in just a few days.

If you've got 24 hours and a sense of adventure, you can get a cross-section of spectacular St. Louis, MO.