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 spent a year back in Seattle then moved to sunny Sevilla. He is currently writing a Catholic heritage guide for Lisbon 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.



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  • “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