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 KCBX/NPR Digital Media Podcast shows from the seven-time Lowell Thomas Award-winning podcast and on-air show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on KCBX.ORG, Apple Podcasts, NPR One (app), NPR.ORG Podcast Directory, iHeart Radio, Spotify and other podcast channels around the world.

Thanks for being here— enjoy the trip!


2023 Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Best Radio Broadcast featured on NPR Podcast Directory and NPR affiliate KCBX

Recent Adventures and Musings

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Explore hghlights of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival on the Big Island of Hawaii November 1st through November 10th. Celebrating its 49th year, the ten-day affair is Hawaii’s oldest food festival. Of course the legendary Kona coffee... READ MORE

Why Knoxville Rocks

When people think of Tennessee, Nashville and Memphis get the prime spotlight, and they most often make the top of the to-do list for travelers. But Knoxville has an abundance of attractions that... READ MORE

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way & Dublin’s “Bar With No Name”

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Dublin based Tourism Ireland shares his passion for exploring Ireland and experiencing the 1,600 mile-long Wild Atlantic Way on the NPR One Podcast. Second half of the show we’ll... READ MORE