One of California’s first incorporated cities is Benicia, situated on the waterfront of the Carquinez Strait at the mouth of the Sacramento Delta region. It‘s less than 35 miles northeast of San... READ MORE
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.
I was dragged kicking and screaming onto the web after friends and publishers insisted it was time for me to enter the new millennium by creating a web site. I finally agreed. Although, to be honest, I’d rather be looking at the world than having the world look at me. Regardless, I thank you for being here. I hope you enjoy your visit.
Recent Adventures and Musings
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer in Fredericksburg, Texas for a visit with the 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps, Four Star General, Michael Haggee at the National Museum... READ MORE
Join Associate Producer Laurie McAndish King for a conversation with longtime New York Times contributor Perry Garfinkel on the Lowell Thomas Award-winning podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. What do travel writing and Buddhism have in common? How... READ MORE
Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer in San Francisco for a conversation with Amy Hoogasian, as she talks about the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, 1915-1918. Her passionate quest for Turkey to acknowledge their genocidal policies and... READ MORE
Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer as he explores the world of Chardonnay and The International Chardonnay Symposium, May 28-30, with Winemakers Eric Johnson of Talley Vineyards and Mike Sinor of Sinor La Vallee, along with... READ MORE
Museums can be static attics—dusty archives of our history, or they can be amazingly engaging and dynamic places with interactive, hands-on experiences for kids and adults alike. When I think of really cool... READ MORE
Mike Shoup, the owner of the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas has been propagating and selling antique roses since the late 1970s. Some of his most prized and coveted roses were virtually extinct.... READ MORE