Welcome to the online home for tour guide & guidebook author, Robert Wright. Through his own company Endless Mile as well as working for Rick Steves’ Europe, he has guided thousands of visitors around Spain, Portugal & Argentina. Robert has maintained a blog since 2002, sharing some explorations both personal & travel related. His insight makes this webpage a great source of inspiration for your next adventure!

Working for Rick Steves since the year 2000, my responsibilities have included everything from guiding groups around Europe to updating & writing new content for his guidebooks. I’ve even helped the company develop several new tours. But this incredible experience over the past two decades came to an abrupt stop due to the pandemic.

While his group trips will resume in 2022, Rick has also offered to put independent travellers in touch with those of us living in Europe via the Guides’ Marketplace. We’re happy to show you around! Prices have been fixed by Rick according to each country, with Spain tours set at 50€ per hour.

My walks show a more cultural side of each destination rather all those must-see sights. In Sevilla we’ll look at Regionalist architecture, explain the fervor of Holy Week festivities & discuss what day-to-day life is like in Spain. In Cádiz we’ll peek into patios, learn about its glorious past, ogle at goodies in the market & discuss challenges the city needs to address. Contact me for availability when I’m not on the road for Rick!

I’ve also spent the last ten years developing a series of my own guidebooks. Focusing on history, architecture & current events, these PDF guides allow you to take my experience & teaching style along with you. Endless Mile currently covers Lisbon with three guidebooks, a single one for Alcobaça & five for Buenos Aires… the first Sevilla release should be out very soon!

Lisbon guidebooks

Lisbon, Lisboa, Endless Mile, guides, PDF, Portugal

One of the most visually stunning of all European capitals, sunlight reflects off the Tejo River onto pastel buildings stacked high among several hills. Amazing views are everywhere… if you can survive the hike up! Lisbon has a marvelous public transportation system but is also an ideal city for walkers since distances are quite manageable. Unafraid to mix a bit of the modern along with its stunning Baroque past, the city remains pleasantly lived in, homey & welcoming —at least outside the now overrun Baixa. The following guides reveal the city in fascinating detail: Azulejos, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos & Catholic heritage.

Mosteiro de Alcobaça guidebook

Portugal, Alcobaça, mosteiro, Endless Mile, Robert Wright, PDF, guide

At the junction of two rivers on a former frontier, Cistercian monks used know-how, determination & prayer to create the most influential monastery in all of Portugal. But after war with Napoleon & a later rejection of all monastic orders, the national government dissolved the monastery & sent monks packing. Fortunately restoration projects have preserved their legacy. The following guide reveals the Mosteiro de Alcobaça in fascinating detail:

Buenos Aires guidebooks

Buenos Aires, Endless Mile, guides, PDF, Argentina

With an urban area of almost 13 million people —32% of the nation’s population— Buenos Aires is an urban explorer’s paradise. Its grid street plan is easy to navigate, remarkably flat terrain makes getting around easy & the city’s immense size urges walkers to continue on & on. Buenos Aires experienced a long, overdue rebirth after the 2001 financial crisis & its charm continues to bring tourists back… even if economic troubles continue. Possessing a rich & complex history, Buenos Aires has much of interest often hidden in plain sight. The following guides reveal the city in fascinating detail: Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza de Mayo, a discounted bundle of both Recoleta Cemetery & Plaza de Mayo guides together, Art Nouveau, Once/Calle Paso & Domes (direct download, free as a sample of our style).

It’s easy to see what makes Endless Mile unique: these are guidebooks written by a guide. I take advantage of local research facilities to demystify urban legends as well as recover long-lost connections between people & events. No other guidebook contains this amount of investigation. Although attention to detail & original research sets Endless Mile apart, so does my unique style of presentation. Explore with me!