Robert Schrader is a writer, photographer and editor of the travel blog Leave Your Daily Hell. His travels has thus far taken him to more than 80 countries on all six inhabited continents, although he plans to visit Antarctica at some point as well. His motto in travel and in life is simple: "Jump - a net will appear."
Ah, the road trip. A style of travel at once so full of possibilities and so marred by cliché, novel and ubiquitous in equal measure.
Both Bangkok’s geography and its history make it a perfect hub for day trips, whether you’re seeking culture, cuisine, the countryside, or all three.
Of course we had to pass through immigration to get here—only a wholly sovereign nation could maintain this level of purity in the modern age.
Many expanses of the Nakasendo, which connected Tokyo and Kyoto during Japan’s Edo period, are remote and quiet enough that you might actually feel as if you’re back in the early 7th century.
A road trip exploring New Mexico’s wonders, from natural wonders like White Sands National Monument to manmade ones in Taos, to eclectic Santa Fe where past and present meet, is the best way to discover the aptly-named Land of Enchantment.
While Rio offers an abundance of sights, sounds and flavours—not to mention, the 2016 Olympic Games—a more dynamic destination sits northward along the coast, in Brazil’s Bahia province: Salvador.
Where else on Earth can you have breakfast beneath a castle, lunch with history’s most infamous monster and skip dinner for a magical gay burlesque show?
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