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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.

You don't need to visit Disneyland on your next trip to Anaheim to find the happiest place on Earth. You might not even need to leave your hotel room.

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.

If there's one thing I would change from my years as a traveler, it's this.

Headed to Nepal? Here's a sample itinerary for 10 days in Nepal, courtesy of the super-talented Marie of the Miles of Happiness blog.

Headed to Munich, but don't have a Bavarian-style budget? Here are several great Munich hotels priced under €100 per night.