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
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
Penguin at Detroit Zoo THOMAS WILMER A conversation with Scott Carter, Detroit Zoological Society’s Chief Life Sciences officer at the new Detroit Zoo Penguinarium. Penguins have resided at the Detroit Zoo since the... READ MORE
Yosemite Clouds Rest Photo Credit: JOHN DEGRAZIO John DeGrazio CEO of YExplore Yosemite talks about guided hiking options in Yosemite National Park including starlit adventures, Half Dome treks, photographic, wildflower, birding, and snowshoe... READ MORE
As featured in Sonoma Magazine The heart of the California Central Coast is a mere four hours south of San Francisco, with stunning seaside villages like Cambria, Morro... READ MORE
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he speaks with award-winning writer Steven T. Callan, author of Badges, Bears, and Eagles—The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden, a 2013 “Book of the... READ MORE
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