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Hi and welcome to The Traveling Fool. Born with a passion of learning about the history of different cultures, Bob Bales (aka The Traveling Fool) enjoys discovering people and places he finds off the beaten path that most tourists don’t know about. Often found with a cigar in one hand and a good whiskey in the other, Bob likes to write about what makes those people and places he visits special. From Europe to Asia and North America there is always a history and story to be told.

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    Why Most People Will Never Travel.. But Should

    Why Most People Will Never Travel.. But Should

    Most People will never travel to the exotic and beautiful places seen in the magazines.

  • Ft Gaines and Ft Morgan were built over 150 years ago to defend Mobile Bay. They are both part of history and the site of The Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the largest naval battles during the American Civil War.

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    Historic Look at Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan Alabama

    Historic Look at Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan Alabama

    Ft Gaines and Ft Morgan were built over 150 years ago to defend Mobile Bay. Take a look at the site of The Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the largest …

  • Eager to embark on an adventure that takes you off the beaten path? Prepare to be armed with an extensive toolbox of road trip planning strategies. From the comfort of our studio, we take you through every aspect of road trip preparation, from prepping your vehicle to planning your route. Not only will we cover the basics, but also dive into how to use Google Maps beyond just directions.

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    Conquering the Open Road: A Guide to Planning a Road Trip

    Conquering the Open Road: A Guide to Planning a Road Trip

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  • Discover how this town of just 7,000 fired the first shot in a revolution, hosted celebrities and learn about one of the deadliest Old West outlaws, John Wesley Hardin, and his epic escape from the city jail.

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    Small Country Town with a Big History

    Small Country Town with a Big History

    Google Podcasts Spotify Apple Podcasts iHeartRadio Transcript Hi and welcome to the Traveling Fool, the show that talks about travel destinations, …

  • Ever dreamt of embarking on unforgettable travels without emptying your wallet? In this episode I talk about how to make your trip memorable without breaking the bank. I’ll share stories of simple and inexpensive experiences that turned out to be the most cherished moments, proving that travel isn’t always about luxury hotels and pricey tourist attractions.

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    How To Make Memorable Moments On Your Trip

    How To Make Memorable Moments On Your Trip

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  • Dream of escaping to a tropical paradise without a passport? Discover the rich history and hidden gems of the US Virgin Islands in our latest episode. #TravelPodcast #USVirginIslands #History #TravelTips

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    Your Passport-Free Paradise: The US Virgin Islands

    Your Passport-Free Paradise: The US Virgin Islands

    Google Podcasts Spotify Apple Podcasts iHeartRadio Transcript Hi and welcome to another episode of the Traveling Fool podcast. I am Bob Bales your …