Exploring the world

One step at a time


I’m Robert Wright, tour guide & guidebook author. Here you’ll find monthly travel tips, observations about the world, a little reminiscing and a whole lotta photos. Be sure to check out my various guides to Buenos Aires & Lisbon as well as the blog I’ve been writing since 2004!


Working in Spain & Portugal 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • After 14 years in Argentina, Robert recently left to return to Seattle. Ready for reverse culture shock! He is in the process of developing Android apps for all his guides and wondering what adventures are to come!


    • 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.



  • All
  • Buenos Aires
  • Lisbon



  • “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