I’ve lived on the California Central Coast since 1978, with more than 15 years anchored in Morro Bay. I still savor the... 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 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... READ MORE
Morro Bay is situated on famed Highway One, half way between LA and San Francisco. It’s a bona fide commercial fishing port, and the bay and estuary are popular draws for visitors and locals... READ MORE
Like it or not, Hunting and hunters, rifles, shotguns, pistols, and bows and arrows have been an integral part of the American fabric since the first settlers came ashore at Plymouth Rock. The... READ MORE
Dubbed MONA, the Museum of Nebraska Art is located in the repurposed, neoclassical Kearney, Nebraska Post Office. Built in 1911, the building is pure elegance with an abundant use of marble and wrought iron... READ MORE
Dr. Mel Borins started his path as a western trained physician within the bounds of accepted mainstream practice. But, not long after graduating from medical school, his life took a dramatic turn while traveling... READ MORE
Grand Island is a vibrant town in the heart of Nebraska, with an abundance of cool things to do and see, from galleries, antiquing, dining, to outdoor activities, and more. Fonner Park is the home... READ MORE
Yliana Stengou, owner of Domaine Porto Carras winery situated seven hours north of Athens, Greece, hosted a wine tasting and reception at the Dolphin Bay Resort in Shell Beach, California. Domaine Porto Carras is... READ MORE