Travel Stories

Bob writes extensively about travel, especially outdoor/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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General-Interest Stories

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

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Custom Content

Bob has worked with NewsCred, Manifest and other custom-content firms to produce hundreds of print and web articles for major corporations as well as inflight and alumni magazines. These include travel articles for United Airlines; running stories for ASICS; general-health articles for hospital-based magazines; and articles for Hemispheres, American Way and Continental inflight magazines.

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Book & Magazine 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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Active Sports & Health/Wellness 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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Awards & Memberships

2016 – Bronze, North American Travel Journalists Assn. (NATJA) Awards
2014 – Bronze, NATJA Awards
2013 – 2 Silvers & 1 Bronze, NATJA Awards
2008 & 2005 – Gold, American Society of Journalists Assn. (ASJA) Awards

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Author

Bob is the author of SAN FRANCISCO RUNNING GUIDE (Human Kinetics), which is still in print and has sold nearly 5,000 copies. He is also the author of THE VALLEY AT YOUR FEET, a Sacramento Valley running guidebook.

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Photographer

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, and PeterGreenberg.com. He was a 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards finalist in the “Photography-Overall Excellence: Print Publication” category for Bordeaux photos published in AAA HIGHROADS.

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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 (31-73 miles) and is undefeated in his kayak boat class in 30 straight regattas.

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