Why Knoxville Rocks

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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 are alluringly unique. Knoxville’s first iteration as … Continued

Ice Breaker ferry ride through Death’s Door

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If you’re not familiar with Wisconsin, look at a map of the state and you’ll notice a jutting peninsula (locals fondly refer to the peninsula as Wisconsin’s thumb) on the eastern flank. That’s Door County; cradled on the western flank … Continued

How Eastern Tennessee Moonshiners helped distill NASCAR

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 Tim Nichols’s family has been making Appalachian moonshine for more than six generations. Join Tim at Appalachian Heritage Distillery in Bristol, Tennessee for the inside story–and discover how the former NASCAR race driver morphed in to a legal distiller, making award-winning … Continued

Home For Life–dog & cat rescue home in Wisconsin

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer, reports from Wisconsin where he discovers a last hope option for unadoptable dogs and cats. There are two standard options for dogs and cats that arrive at shelters and pounds: adoption or euthanasia. Lisa LaVerdia decided to … Continued

Fort Hunter Liggett Army Reserve combat-ready training exercise

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Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he embeds with Army Reserve troops during a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County. Wilmer observes and visits with soldiers during training operations to clear a minefield, remove an anti-tank ditch and build a … Continued

San Francisco Chef Michael Vaughn’s imperfect produce and root-to-leaf-tip culinary philosophy

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  Join Chef Michael Vaughn at Urban Tavern in Union Square San Francisco. Chef Vaughn shares his passionate quest to push the envelope of sustainable sourcing and kitchen practices. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America St. Helena, California, … Continued

CABs of Distinction– Paso Robles Bordeaux-style Wines Showcased

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE WINEMAKERS on the Lowell Thomas Award winning travel show, NPR.ORG Podcast “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer” Winemakers from around the Paso Robles AVA will be celebrating and showcasing their Cabernet Sauvignon & Red … Continued