About My Blog


Hey! I'm Robby. 

I like to write about the incredible places I travel to.

Welcome to my travel blog! I'm so glad you're here and hope you find some inspiration to get out and explore this incredible planet we live on. Through the many photos, videos and stories you'll see. The first real travel writing I did was back in 2007 when I spent two-weeks in mountainous Yalpemech, Guatemala on a mission trip. Every night in my tent, I sloppily wrote in a journal. That trip got me hooked on exploring the world.

When I got to college, I found myself doing the same thing on another mission trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico. Then in 2010, I launched this blog right before I left on a four-month trip to Saigon, Vietnam. Since internet censorship in the country at the time was strictly monitored, RobbyAroundTheWorld was the easiest way for me to keep in contact with friends and family back home in the USA. I used my blog to not only document my daily adventures, but to break the stereotypes and misconceptions people have about Vietnam. I wanted to shed some light on this often over-looked and fascinating country.


I'm a massive gearhead.

The other biggest hobby I fully invest in when I'm not hugging trees, is cars. Sometimes I'll write about them. Ever since I was a young child, I've been an absolute car geek. I remember my parents pushing me out in a stroller, rain or shine, to the street corner just to watch cars drive by. I've got a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro that's been not just an on-going project, but my pride and joy. From working at car dealerships in high school, auto cross and road rally racing, spending nights at car shows and writing both full-time and freelancing for various automotive publications- I've got gasoline and motor oil in my blood and I'm mighty proud of it. Below is a photo colleague and friend Evan Sears, shot of me testing Ram's newest 2500 Power Wagon for PickupTrucks.com a few years back.


I go where my passions take me.

Big city education from Loyola University Chicago provided me with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations. After a short journalism stint in the corporate cubicle world, I gave up that generous paycheck and flashy lifestyle to follow my passion for nature. For the next two-years, I packed up about everything I owned and lived out of my Saab station wagon, working different seasonal jobs at YMCAs teaching environmental education and outdoor recreation to kids, families and adults. Recently, I moved back to the cheese state of Wisconsin and currently work full-time at two-state parks and freelance for a few publications.

The best way for me to grow as a person is by traveling to new places and meeting new people. It's an addiction and my craving for wanderlust is always thriving.

I want to show and tell you about these beautiful destinations I visit because these are destinations that you too can go discover. The goal of my blog is to encourage you to get outdoors and appreciate nature's masterpieces.

Cheers,
Robby

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