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About Quit This Town

Quit This Town is a travel blog focusing on travel destinations, lifestyle products, and experiences that fall beyond the mainstream. Don’t get us wrong – we love the standard stuff too, but we tend to look at these classics from a fresh perspective. We adore the offbeat and oddball, the hip and trendy, the forgotten and quirky, the dusty and dilapidated. You’ll find us popping in and out of record stores and thrift shops, focusing in on the details, fuelling ourselves on coffee, and gravitating towards the places that the average traveller doesn’t even realize exist. We take a positive approach to life and travel, and believe that every experience has something valuable to offer. That philosophy – an openness, a willingness to go with the flow, a hunger for new experiences, and a positive outlook – is reflected in our journeys and in our work. Or at least, we try.

12642733_10156520774260529_3122360268231996633_nAbout Robin Schroffel

I’m a Vancouver-based freelance travel writer and copy editor who travels frequently … sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, and sometimes as a bass player on tour with one of my bands. This travel blog offers a glimpse into my experiences, both close to home and in far-off lands. Do you like to travel? Are you a bit of an oddball? Enjoy music? Chances are, we might just get along.

Writer & Editor

I landed my first writing gig—a weekly music column in a major daily newspaper—in 2003, and despite a few deviations along the way, I haven’t looked back. Over the years, as a freelance writer I’ve had hundreds of articles, reviews, and feature stories published by dozens of outlets including Alberta Venture, Westworld, and the Edmonton Journal, and I’ve done contract writing for the likes of Google, Yelp, and Living Social. I’m a featured expert for Forbes Travel Guide, and I’ve earned the title top-rated seller on Fiverr for my proofreading and editing services, with nearly 3,000 sales, even garnering a mention in TIME magazine. Learn more about my writing and editing services here.

What Else?

In my everyday life, there’s a good chance you’ll find me playing bass, taking photos, thrifting, buying records, reading books, or frequenting coffee shops and taking long walks to look at things. I get way too excited about small, insignificant details, but I like to think it’s part of my charm. :/

If you’re interested in working together, have a destination or product you’d like me to check out, or just wanna say hi, please drop me a line: