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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
Dresden Germany garden

Whether you're looking for where to go on your next trip to Europe, or simply need an exciting distraction from your day, here's the 411 on some lesser-known European treasures.

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."

Motorbike in Saigon

I have a feeling these photos are going to make you want to take a trip to Vietnam, whether you follow the path I took or plot a course unique to you.

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.