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Robert Downes

Author and world traveler Robert (Bob) Downes has been inspiring readers to pursue their dreams of travel and adventure for more than three decades. A resident of Traverse City, Michigan, Downes, 64, is the author of three nonfiction books: "Planet Backpacker" (2008)," Biking Northern Michigan" (2014), and "Travels With My Wife" (2015) and the historical novel, "Windigo Moon," (2017). A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Downes earned a B.A. in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit...See more