Active-Sports Stories

Since his story about running across America as a teen appeared in Runner’s World, Bob has written about a wide range of sports and activities. These stories have appeared in Backpacker, Bicycling, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Shape, Weight Watchers, Runner’s World (dozens of feature articles as a Contributing Editor and hundreds more since 1995) and many other national magazines.

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Travel Stories

Bob has written extensively about travel, especially active and adventure travel. These stories have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Budget Travel, Ensemble Vacations, Spa, Western Living, AAA Highroads, Art & Antiques, Healthy Travel, The Houston Chronicle, The San Francisco Chronicle and many other outlets. He specializes in writing about California, the U.S. West and Europe.

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Health Stories

Stories on topics including sleep, repetitive-stress injuries, exercise motivation, Seasonal Affective Disorder and medicine-cabinet safety have appeared in Men’s Fitness, Prevention, Experience Life, Vim & Vigor, and other national magazines.

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General-Interest Stories

Eager to take on almost any topic, Bob has written about everything from chefs and weddings to local history and international politics for Ladies’ Home Journal, Self, Art & Antiques, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and other major magazines, newspapers and websites.

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Custom Content

Bob has written custom content for Manifest (formerly McMurry/TMG), Rodale, ASICS and other global companies, plus inflight and alumni magazines. These include general-health articles for three hospital-based magazines; a running brochure; advertorials for running magazines; and articles for Hemispheres, American Way and Continental magazines.

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Photography

Bob’s images have accompanied his articles in numerous national and regional magazines and websites, including AAA Highroads, Triathlete, Running Times, Healthy Travel, Wine Buzz, andPeterGreenberg.com. He was a 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Finalist in the “Photography-Overall Excellence-Print Publication” category (AAA HIGHROADS photos of Bordeaux).

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Awards & Memberships

2014 – Bronze, North American Travel Journalists & Authors Awards
2013 – 2 Silvers & 1 Bronze, NATJA Awards
2008 – Gold, American Society of Journalists & Authors Awards
2005 – Gold, ASJA Awards

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Editor

Before freelance writing full-time, Bob was executive editor of Running Times and a regional editor for other magazines. He now line-edits books, short stories, articles and website content.

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Author

Bob is the author of San Francisco Running Guide (Human Kinetics, 1998), which is still in print, and has sold nearly 5,000 copies.

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Athlete

Once a nationally-ranked ultramarathoner, Bob has run 45 marathons and “ultras,” and is the only person to run relays the length and width of America. He now runs hill-climb running races, participates in bike tours (50-73 miles) and is undefeated in his kayak division in 23 straight regattas.

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