The Century Club

by Peabod



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/10/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781449079000
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781449078997

About the Book

The Century Club is written for anyone and everyone who possesses a passion for travel. It is the story of my personal goal to journey to 100 countries or more and to tell stories about people and places along the way.

Others have accomplished the task before, and some have even gone far beyond the magic number of 100. The goal of this book is to share the magic of travel with those who have a similar fervor for discovery, and to establish a challenge to anyone else who might want to try it for themselves. Some people may have already achieved a personal membership into The Century Club and don't even know it. Perhaps a few may be close and only need a handful more countries to succeed themselves. If so, then perhaps this book will create awareness so that you, too, can pursue the dream.

For those who have surpassed 100 countries and continue to see the world, this book is a tribute to your accomplishment by telling some of my personal stories and adventures that have made the effort so rewarding and all encompassing for me.

The Century Club is about more than mere destinations. It is about understanding other cultures and getting in touch with ourselves at the same time. It is about growth and personal knowledge. And it is about a thirst to see as much of our planet as possible in order to have a greater sense of the role we play as humans during our all too brief visit here on Earth.

About the Author

When your name is as vanilla as Bob Taylor, you need to do something unique. Using his middle name, Peabody, and dropping the “Y” was the first step in Taylor's effort to challenge the world. As a minor league baseball player for four years, Peabod went 1 for 13 in the longest professional game in history that was ever completed in one night; a game his team lost 4-3 in the 29th inning, but a contest that put him the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown for 10 years until a 33-inning game eclipsed that mark.

From there Peabod went into broadcasting in Charlotte, NC doing nightly sportscasts and producing special programs including two award winning documentaries about minor league baseball and a history of NASCAR.

After 14-years in television, Peabod came down with an incurable disease known as The Travel Bug, and it has been his goal ever since to see as many countries in the world as possible. He has written freelance travel articles for The New York Post, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Las Vegas Sun, The Houston Chronicle and The Boston Herald to name a few. In addition, his travel video business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Eurail, the Finnish Tourist Board, British Rail, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council, Japan Railways Group and the Swiss Travel System among others.

Peabod has also done travel commentaries for a local NPR affiliate and teaches World Destinations courses at the community college in Charlotte. Today his major goal is to travel to more than 100 countries and, if he surpasses that mark, to see as many other destinations as possible during his lifetime.

If he succeeds, the name Bob Taylor will never be vanilla again.