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.
But, those who know me know that I would much 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.
Most of the posts featured here are expanded versions of my regular NPR Digital Media Podcast shows from the Lowell Thomas Award-winning show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on iTunes, NPR One, the NPR Podcast Directory, and more than 15 other podcast sites around the world. It’s easy to subscribe to the Podcast on Stitcher.com, player.fm (UK) and more than 15 other Droid and Apple friendly podcast channels around the world.
Enjoy the trip!
Recent Adventures and Musings
Rose Schweikhart turned a personal passion for beer in to a driving and thriving brewery and culinary business. It’s the Superior Bathhouse Brewery in the heart of downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Rose’s enterprise is... READ MORE
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor–probably the most transformative moment in 20th century history–the island of Oahu will be hosting 11 days of events and... READ MORE
When I stopped in to visit with Robin White, Superintendent at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, our conversation quickly led to tears. When I interviewed Ms. White a couple... READ MORE
Come along and join Eddy Grigsby, Assistant Museum Manager at the Silent Wings Museum as he visits with NPR podcast host, Tom Wilmer. Close to 14,000 glider aircraft were manufactured for combat roles... READ MORE
Celeste Lupercio, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery at the interactive, very much hands-on College Basketball Experience at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City,... READ MORE
Back in the latter 18th century, black players often played on baseball teams alongside whites. But segregation took an ugly turn in the dawning days of the 20th century and blacks were barred... READ MORE
The International Towing and Recovery Museum inChattanooga, Tennessee features famous tow trucks, including the world’s largest wrecker, a WWII tank recovery tow truck, and the world’s oldest tow truck. But equally engaging is... READ MORE
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers. Come along and join Ron Colangelo, Vice President Communications for the Detroit Tigers in the press box... READ MORE