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) , iTunes and more than 15 other Droid and Apple friendly podcast channels around the world
Enjoy the trip!
Recent Adventures and Musings
Award-winning film director and screenwriter, Max Barbakow grew up in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from The Thatcher School in nearby Ojai in 2007. Barbakow instinctively knew at an early age that the... READ MORE
Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer in Santa Barbara, California for a visit with film director, Max Barbakow. Winner of the “Best Student Short” at the Pasadena Film Festival, Max Barbakow says, “No matter... READ MORE
The average American may have a surprise in store when ordering biscuits on their travels abroad. In many parts of the world, the biscuit is more like a cookie made for dunking rather... READ MORE
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
Elaine Masters, guest host and Associate Producer for NPR Podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer speaks with Kelley Louise, Executive Director of Travel Plus Social Good. Volunteerism and Eco-tourism are buzzwords... READ MORE
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
Thirty-something Rose Schweikhart turned her personal passion for beer in to a driving and thriving brewery and culinary business. It’s the Superior Bathhouse Brewery smack in the heart of downtown Hot Springs National... READ MORE
The town of Hot Springs, Arkansas is also a National Park, and by geographic area it’s America’s smallest National Park. Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, visits with Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs for a... READ MORE