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Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three decades. Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com) and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.

Are travel visas to Europe on the horizon for Americans?

Chances are it is much ado about nothing, but travelers would be well advised to stay alert to the possibility of applying for a European visa in the future.

Battling ALS with John Grisham and Southern cooking

The Joe Martin ALS Foundation in Charlotte held a fundraising dinner with guest speaker John Grisham, author of "A Time to Kill", "The Firm", "The Pelican Brief". The gift to him creates a story, and link, between Grisham and my family.

Panama: Central America’s hidden treasure

Transit the Panama Canal boat if you wish, but you will miss most of what this delightful country has to offer.

Coffee and history with a USS Indianapolis Man of Courage

Imagine the real-life true stories that live at coffee tables and breakfast bars in every corner of the planet that somehow goes unnoticed in our all-too-busy world.

Are baseball statistics ruining the game or making it better?

If you want to listen to a baseball game, tune in locally where you can hear the local guys do it. They don't worry about the minutia dished out by a national broadcaster.

Cooperstown Hall of Fame ALS fundraiser, August 1-5

Major League Baseball (will be raising funds for home health care to battle ALS August 1 - 5 in honor of NYY Lou Gehrig who was stricken with the rare disease

Salzburg: Austria’s tiny gem at the edge of the Alps

Despite being the fourth largest city in Austria, Salzburg's compact size combined with its multitude of things to see and do make it a traveler's gem.

David Solway asks: Is Islam really a religion?

“Islam is not terrorizing the West because it can but because it is being allowed to."

Myth trivia: Happy birthday, FBI and USPS

Two great American institutions - the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (the FBI) - celebrate their anniversaries today.

Christian ‘Urbanization’ must confront militant Islam

The leaders of the Crusades were men of property and wealth who had much to lose if they and their soldiers were overrun by attacking Muslims.

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Sonic Bliss, Dangerous Birds, and ‘Gurl 22’ Thalia Zedek

"Gurl 22" Thalia Zedek carved a signature sound in her post punk sonic whirlwind, mining darker raw emotion throughout a succession of projects and bands.