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 iTunesNPR 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) , iTunes and more than 15 other Droid and Apple friendly podcast channels around the world

Enjoy the trip!


Recent Adventures and Musings

The Gangster Museum of America


Hot Springs, Arkansas–One Time Gangster Hangout   Long before the rise of Vegas, gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution was a $100 million dollar a year business in the town of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Even... READ MORE

Taiwan: A Beautiful Island Rediscovered


Taiwan, named Isla Formosa or “Beautiful Island” by the Portuguese, is known for friendly people, tasty cuisine, and inspiring scenery. Join Laurie McAndish King, Associate Producer for the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show... READ MORE