Welcome! My journalism career and curiosity about the world started while working as a copy boy for the Wall Street Journal. I’ve logged over a million miles in my travels across the globe, from Morocco to China, up to the Arctic Circle and across Southern Africa. In addition to overseas destinations, I often feature destinations around America focused on people, culture, arts, music, history, food, wine and spirits.
Most of the posts featured here are expanded versions of my regular KCX/NPR Digital Media Podcast shows from the Lowell Thomas Award-winning podcast and on-air show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on KCBX.ORG, iTunes, NPR One (app), NPR.ORG Podcast Directory, Stitcher.com, player.fm (UK) and other podcast channels around the world.
Thanks for being here–Enjoy the trip!
Recent Adventures and Musings
Back in the 1960s Stax Records served as an incubator of the Memphis, Tennessee Soul Music genre. Join Tim Sampson Communications Director for the Soulsville Foundation where he talks about the Stax Museum of American Soul... READ MORE
Join Captain Chuck Myers aboard the historic M.V. Zumbrota, home ported today in Marina del Rey harbor. Subsequent to Charles Ringling’s ownership, the Zumbrota was purchased by Warner Brothers Studios for the private... READ MORE
A journey of discovery at Graceland and the brand new Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex and 400-room Guest House with Gary Hahn, Vice President of Marketing and Media for Elvis Presley Enterprises in... READ MORE
If Hollywood icon, John Wayne were still alive he’d be 110 years old this month–but the revered yacht the Wild Goose a converted WWII minesweeper lives on, home ported in Newport... READ MORE
A sampler of how MMofA operates out of the box–the museum reaches out to the community via a pop up storefront showcase of art located right in the heart of downtown Mobile. In collaboration... READ MORE
Alaska Airlines introduces daily non-stop flights between Seattle and San Luis Obispo. A conversation with Alaska Airlines’ Sales & Community Marketing Manager, Eloisa Valdez Backer. LISTEN TO Ms. Eloisa Valdez Backer’s interview on the NPR.ORG... READ MORE
Sky City is located atop a 367 foot-tall sandstone monolith. Continuously inhabited since 1150 A.D., there is no running water or electricity at Acoma in New Mexico. Located off interstate 40 an... READ MORE