For 19 years, Bob traveled the world, bringing it home for readers of the Tampa Bay Times. He's freelancing now. Take a look, then contact him.

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On the road again – with 26 strangers, in Ireland

“When we are out of road markers, we are in the real Ireland.’’ Fair enough, and one of the reasons I opted to take an escorted tour through the island nation I had already driven in three times: I know those rural landscapes switch from low but tough-looking mountains to… Keep reading >

No chance that Germans will run out of beer varieties

TRIER, Germany – Located on the banks of the Moselle River, whose vineyards produce the grapes for Riesling, the No. 1 industry in ancient Trier is winemaking. Indeed, there are five vintners within city limits. Thus, “It was difficult to open a brewery here” 18 years ago, recalls owner Klaus… Keep reading >

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Bob's Books

End Bag collects Bob's best articles from 19 years as travel editor. Available in ebook for $2.99.

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Arkansas’ White River

The late-morning mist is burning off the White River, letting the people in the flat-bottomed boats see where to cast their baited hooks for brown and rainbow trout. The view for 360 degrees is the definition of outdoor relaxation: The river flows gently by, its water so clear you can… Keep reading >

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