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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Danube river boat: One smooth history lesson

The Scenic Jade is docked across the Danube from Hungary’s spectacular Parliament buildings, in Budapest. MELK, Austria – The question is not who created the design. Perhaps not even who executed the idea. No, what grabs your attention is HOW the artist reached the ceiling in the famed Melk Abbey… Keep reading >

Another Louisiana: A Place of Small Charms

LACOMBE, La. – While time on the water – fishing, boating, paddling, gaping at ‘gators and birds – is a constant theme in southern Louisiana, the serendipity of life, and the celebration of food, hover in the background. But not too far back. Driving away from prime destination New Orleans… 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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