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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Plan ahead for your shore excursions

  CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Canada — Cameron MacDonald, who never met Edward Palmer, is busy trashing the man: “He was a politician, and a landowner who taxed his tenants, and he was a pretty horrible man!” Looking quite comfortable despite the heat in his knee-length frock coat, high collar… Keep reading >

Walking among polar bears

  North of Churchill, Manitoba – Moments after I clamber out of the single-engine plane and realize just how cold it is on this frozen edge of Hudson Bay, Andy MacPherson breaks my heart. “To be safe,’’ MacPherson says, “we will keep you about 50 meters from the polar bears… 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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