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Robert Schrader
Works at Leave Your Daily Hell
Attended University of Tampa
Lives in Austin, TX
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North Dakota, really? Yes, really!
North Dakota isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of your next American vacation – here are 10 reasons it should be.
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Many TV shows tackle my hometown of Austin, TX, but few succeed. Kudos to the gals at #TastebudsTravel  and their sponsors at Ford for making me proud to call this city home. Check it out! #ad 
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I LOVED it! Hope you loved my city as much as you seemed to.
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Check out this rewarding way to earn extra money for your next trip! #sponsored  by #proopinion  
Want to earn extra travel money without taking a second job? Use your existing professional expertise to pursue this hot new opportunity!
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If you liked my teaser pictures from Thailand's Red Lotus Sea, you're going to love today's new blog post.
Thailand’s Red Lotus Sea is actually pink – real pink. A sea of flowers that goes on as far as the eye can see, it may be the pinkest place on Earth.
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You've never seen winter like this before!
The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is one of the most magical experiences on the planet. Check out my pictures and learn how you can travel there.
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People love to hate on Beijing, but it was one of the first places in the world I ever felt unbridled joy. Today's post, which chronicles my return to Beijing this week, is an ode to the Chinese capital – and to myself.
Beijing is a city everyone loves to hate – except me. Its rich history notwithstanding, Beijing is a place I associate with feelings of unbridled joy.
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Here are my top tips for avoiding jet lag. Do you have any to add? #GoodNights  
Also known as desynchronosis, jet lag can affect all travelers, even extremely experienced ones. Here are seven ways to avoid it.
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Is this the world's sexiest smartphone? #DROIDTurboGrey #sponsored
With a durability matched only by its decided stylishness, the DROID Turbo by Motorola in Gray Ballistic Nylon is sexier than your average smartphone.
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It took Elizabeth Gilbert months and months – and thousands of miles – to eat, pray and love. It took me just one full day in Osaka.
Want to “Eat, Pray, Love” without traveling to multiple countries for months on end? One day in Osaka, Japan should do the trick.
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Writer/Photographer
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Blogging, writing, photography, copywriting, SEO, Web design, marketing, social media, public speaking
Employment
  • Leave Your Daily Hell
    Editor, 2010 - present
  • CNN
    Contributor, 2010 - 2010
  • EF Education First
    ESL Instructor, 2009 - 2010
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Austin, TX
Previously
Shanghai, China - Tampa, Florida - Fenton, Missouri - Sylvania, Ohio - Houston, TX
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Idiosyncratic, offbeat travel writer and photographer making rockstar dreams happen on lounge singer income.
Introduction
I was raised middle-class in the Midwest and my income is probably lower than yours. Using a combination of hard-work, determination and outside-the-box thinking, however, I’ve been able to travel like a rockstar for the past several years — on my own dime. This is something anybody, including you, can do. Want to learn how?
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I've traveled to 50 countries, had my work featured on CNN and haven't set foot in an office in almost four years.
Education
  • University of Tampa
    Writing, 2003 - 2006
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Great car, great service and some very handsome staff members as well :-)
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Rio Rita has a lot of potential to be a great place to hangout, but it's also got a lot of barriers. Its rustic ambiance is a bit too dusty and dark; its delicious drinks are a little too expensive; and its cool staff sometimes verge on being cold. Oh well – yay for infused vodka!
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I ate here for the first time today and I was absolutely floored. Great food, great service and a great Russian-kitsch atmosphere. I'll definitely be back!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Nuevo Leon offers up tasty Mexican food at decent prices. Is the ambiance world-class? Absolutely not! But then, you get what you pay for.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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East Side King offers up great food – that's the good news. The bad news? It's a f*cking food trailer, and each dish costs the same as a similar one in a sit-down restaurant. Good thing most ESK customers are too drunk to care!
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Progress is one of my favorite coffee haunts. Not only are their iced toddies amazing – especially if you get them with Mexican vanilla – but their quiet atmosphere makes it a great place to get work done. Plus, I'm not gonna lie: I have a crush on one of their employees!
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago