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.