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
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO HELEN MORTON’S NPR PODCAST INTERVIEW The Blue Ridge Parkway wends for 469 miles, from Shenandoah National Park in Northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park... READ MORE
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO CHARLES PRICE’S NPR.ORG PODCAST INTERVIEW Situated in the Center in the Square in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture deftly... READ MORE
Jeff Greenwald co-founder of Ethical Traveler, has published six travel books, and is an instructor at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers conference. Join Laurie McAndish King, Associate Producer for the Lowell... READ MORE
Join Associate Producer, Julie Henning reporting for the Lowell Thomas Award-wining travel show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer as she makes a weeklong journey of discovery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. CLICK HERE... READ MORE
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCSAST Come along for a journey of discovery with Tom Wilmer in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain region. Our adventure starts in Blacksburg Virginia at Virginia Tech www.vt.edu.... READ MORE
Chateau Morrisette is Virginia’s oldest winery is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 3,500 feet above sea level, an hour from Roanoke and two hours from Greensboro, North Carolina. When the Morrisette... READ MORE
LISTEN TO ROBERT KULP’S NPR PODCAST Six years ago, partners Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, had no clue that their reality television show, Salvage Dawgs would become a hit series, and as a... READ MORE
Most everyone is familiar with Thomas Jefferson’s neoclassical plantation estate, Monticello, located in the Charlottesville, Virginia countryside. Incredibly, Jefferson commenced drafting plans for his iconic abode when he was only 26 years old.... READ MORE