About My Blog

I'm Robby and 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.

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 'routine' lifestyle to follow a passion of being outside. For the next two-years, I packed up about everything I owned and lived out of my Saab station wagon, bouncing around the country working different seasonal jobs at state parks and YMCAs teaching environmental education/outdoor recreation to kids, families and adults. I then realized after recently spending a lengthy time in this incredible place called Iceland that I need to get back into writing full-time. I moved back to the cheese state of Wisconsin and currently work as a journalist. On-the-clock I'm the Assistant Editor at a wonderful hobby magazine that covers all things model and die-cast cars called Scale Auto. Off-the-clock I freelance with bylines and photos for Hooniverse.com, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ParksAndPoints.com, Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com, Thought Catalog, The Outbound, and even on National Geographic's website, along with other various print and digital 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.