Exploring the world

One step at a time

HI THERE!

I’m Robert Wright, tour guide & guidebook author. Here you’ll find weekly travel tips, observations about the world, a little reminiscing and a lot of photos. Be sure to check out my guides to Buenos Aires & Lisbon as well as snoop around the blog!

ABOUT ME

Working in Spain & Portugal while living in small town Patagonia means I’m on the road at least five months every year… a wonderful opportunity to see the world. My main interests wherever I go—for work or for fun—are history & architecture. I’ve been a biochemist, worked in container shipping and recently taught myself Android programming. What’s next?

    • Born in Jacksonville but raised in Memphis, Robert moved to Seattle after college where he almost eliminated his southern accent. Almost. He worked as a toxicologist thanks to studying biochem, shipped containers to Asia after receiving a Master’s degree in International Studies and later ditched everything to move to Spain.

    MEMPHIS

    • Moving to Cádiz turned out to be one of the best decisions he ever made. Learning local Spanish was far from easy, but after a year he was hooked. Back in Seattle, Robert looked for other places to continue speaking Spanish… and ended up in Argentina.

    CÁDIZ

    • At the same time, Robert began working as a tour guide and guidebook researcher for Rick Steves while maintaining residency in Argentina. The result has been a life spread over several continents since 2000. Add a seven-month stay in Sydney with his best friend for even more craziness.

    BUENOS AIRES

    • During free time, Robert set up his own walking tours of Buenos Aires. They were a big success, trailblazing the way for other expats to do the same. Now the in-depth info he shared on tour is available to everyone here on this webpage. He is currently writing about Lisbon.

    TOURS

    • Robert escaped the big city in 2013 and moved to Esquel--a small town nestled in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Patagonia. He is currently in the process of developing all city guides for Android and wondering what will come next...

    PATAGONIA

    • Although Robert is not currently looking for work, it never hurts to have a CV handy. At the bottom of this page, either send me an email or see my LinkedIn profile.

    CV

CITY GUIDES

  • All
  • Lisbon
  • Buenos Aires

TRAVEL TIPS

RAVES

  • “I like how you spot special treats and share them with us all, the trait of a truly generous traveler.”

    Cecilia Della Croce
  • “We had a wonderful time… seeing the well-known and the hidden-away, poking into nooks and crannies.”

    Mike Wegner & Terri Bednar
  • “Robert is great at providing the back-story… elaborating on key elements of history, art and architecture.”

    Thomas Moore
  • “Loving the new Plaza de Mayo guide… thank God for Robert Wright and his obsessiveness.”

    Matt Chesterton