Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer Tom Wilmer's award-winning shows travel from the Arctic to African safaris, in the wheelhouse of the Rainbow Warrior II, flying in WWII bombers, navigating a micro light above Victoria Falls, sailing around Grenada, hiking through the wilds of Malaysian jungles and exploring remote atolls and isles throughout the South Pacific.
Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

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Tom Wilmer's award-winning shows travel from the Arctic to African safaris, in the wheelhouse of the Rainbow Warrior II, flying in WWII bombers, navigating a micro light above Victoria Falls, sailing around Grenada, hiking through the wilds of Malaysian jungles and exploring remote atolls and isles throughout the South Pacific.More from Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer »

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Journeys of Discovery: Military spouses, the U.S. Army's unsung troopers

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Monterey County's Fort Hunter Liggett, where he visits with Augusta Vargas, wife of Sergeant Garcia. Vargas talks about the rewarding aspects of life as an Army spouse and raising a family on a remote base.

Journeys of Discovery: Military spouses, the U.S. Army's unsung troopers

Journeys of Discovery: From ancient belly dance to contemporary swing

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Oklahoma City-based belly dance instructor Heide Brandes who shares insights about the cultural nuances of the ancient art form. Wilmer also talks with swing dance instructor Marcus Coker based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast Directory , Apple Podcast , the NPR One App & Stitcher.com . Twitter: TomCWilmer.

Journeys of Discovery: Public broadcasting affiliate provides vital services in rural Tennessee

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Becky Magura, CEO of PBS affiliate WCTE in the Appalachian town of Cookeville in central Tennessee.

Journeys of Discovery: Public broadcasting affiliate provides vital services in rural Tennessee

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with WW1 hero Sergeant Alvin York's family

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he reports from Pall Mall, Tennessee. There he visits with World War I U.S. Army hero Sergeant Alvin York 's daughter, 85 year-old Betsy Ross York-Lowery, and great-granddaughter, Deborah York, at the family's farmhouse. A pacifist, York reluctantly went to war and wound up one of America's most highly decorated heroes.

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with WW1 hero Sergeant Alvin York's family

Journeys of Discovery: Biking, kayaking and wine tasting in Lodi

Correspondent Tom Wilmer discovers why USA Today and the Wine Enthusiast both ranked Lodi, California as a world-class wine destination where food, kayaking, and biking are equal allures.

Journeys of Discovery: Fort Hunter Liggett honors namesake and WW1 Armistice

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, where he visits with Deputy Commander Lt. Colonel Jason McKenzie.

Journeys of Discovery: Fort Hunter Liggett honors namesake and WW1 Armistice

Journeys of Discovery: Lodi's organic Zinfandel artisans

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Lodi wine pioneers, Heather Pyle-Lucas and David Lucas, at their historic ZinStar Vineyards . The Lucas' have been crafting award-winning Zinfandel since 1978, when their winery was one of three in the entire Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). Today there are 86 wineries in the region that's been dubbed the Zinfandel Capital of the World. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom

Journeys of Discovery: Exploring Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits Elkhart Lake , Wisconsin, exploring the Road America racetrack and the lakefront Victorian Village Resort , dating from the 1880s. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast Directory , Apple Podcast , the NPR One App & Stitcher.com . Twitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. Member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Journeys of Discovery: Tennessee moonshiner reportedly invented Long Island Iced Tea

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Jamie Cyphers, the great-great-granddaughter of Kingsport, Tennessee moonshiner Charles "Old Man" Bishop, who reportedly first concocted Long Island Iced Tea back in the 1920s. Wilmer also stops in for a visit with two Kingsport professional bartenders , Shane Winegar and Randy Ashens, who challenged New York mix-masters to a competition to determine which region makes the best Long Island Iced Tea, irrespective of origin. You are invited to subscribe to the

Journeys of Discovery: Tennessee moonshiner reportedly invented Long Island Iced Tea

Journeys of Discovery: Eastern Tennessee moonshiners and how they helped distill NASCAR

Correspondent Tom Wilmer continues his reporting from Bristol, Tennessee. He visits with Tim Nichols , whose family has been making Appalachian moonshine for more than six generations. At Bristol Motor Speedway , General Manager Jerry Caldwell tells the story of how the competitive spirit of bootlegger delivery drivers eventually led to the creation of NASCAR in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1948. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of

Journeys of Discovery: Eastern Tennessee moonshiners and how they helped distill NASCAR

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