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

Nasa Touchdown at Circle V Ranch Camp


Correspondent, Tom Wilmer went to summer camp at The Circle V Ranch Camp. Founded in 1945 by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles, the camp is celebrating its... READ MORE

Kaua’i Musuem–and the Art of Hula


If you are overdue for a tranquilizing decompression session far from the maddening crowd, Kaua’i is the place. A sojourn to the Garden Isle would be incomplete without a walkabout through the Kaua’i Museum—the... READ MORE

Hobie’s Pedal Powered Kayaks for Fishermen


 I’ve been an avid kayaker for more than 20 years—it was too tempting to resist since my home overlooks Morro Bay just off California’s legendary Pacific Coast Highway Route One. I’m frequently asked... READ MORE