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
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
Big Bear Lake, California is just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, but it’s a world apart. It’s high up in the sky in the San Bernardino National Forest. Seven-mile long, Big Bear Lake... READ MORE
Cuba is in the news, and seems to be on the lips of every American traveler. Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer as he interviews travel journalist and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker, who tells... READ MORE
National Geographic proclaimed Christopher P. Baker, as “one of the world’s leading authorities on Cuba”. And it’s no wonder, as he has made more than 100 trips to Cuba over the past three... READ MORE
Join Tom Wilmer and Cuba expert and renowned travel journalist Christopher P. Baker, who explains the history and significance of “Guantanamera”–the iconic Cuba song made famous by Pete Seeger in 1963 on his... READ MORE
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
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest encyclopedic art museum west of the Mississippi. Its collections include more than 120,000 objects including Asian, Latin American, and Islamic art dating from... READ MORE
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