César Ritz honed his art-and-craft long before assuming his reputation as the world’s premier hotelier. Ritz established his credo while working at the Grand Hotel National in Lucerne, Switzerland back in the 1870s.... 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
Join Paschal Donohoe T.D., Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in the Government of Ireland, as he visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Mr. Donohoe traveled from... READ MORE
Niall Gibbons is the Chief Executive of Dublin based, Tourism Ireland, with 22 satellite offices around the world. We had the absolute pleasure and honor to meet and visit with Mr. Gibbons in San... READ MORE
Find out why flying from San Francisco to Dublin Ireland is easier than ever. Come along and join Associate Producer, Laurie McAndish King in San Francisco as she visits with Dave Cooney and Helen Maguire with... READ MORE
Come along and join NPR.ORG Podcast host, Tom Wilmer at the Ballard Canyon, Larner Vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley. Wilmer visits with Solvang Garagiste Festival co-founders, Stewart McLennan and Doug Minnick, and artisan... READ MORE
Discover cool things to do and see in Amador County in the heart of California’s Gold Country. We’ll visit with Annette Reiser at the historic circa-1852 National Hotel in Jackson CA. And then we’ll visit... READ MORE
April 19th the American Cancer Society will be hosting the Bark For Life event in Morro Bay California.Join Natalie Riloquio, Community Manager with the American Cancer Society as she talks about the cool “Bark for... READ MORE
Montserrat W.I. harbor Photo Credit Tom Wilmer The only country outside of Ireland that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday is the petite isle of Montserrat in the midst of the Eastern... READ MORE