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.

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Casey Anderson , senior marketing manager at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the island of Hawaii , shares insights about the fast-changing landscape of social media marketing platforms with correspondent Tom Wilmer.

Journeys of Discovery: Hawaiian Island resort marketing arsenal includes drone technology

Journeys of Discovery: Hawaii's oldest food festival celebrates Kona coffee culture

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Journeys of Discovery: California National Guard's premier training facility

Camp Roberts—located on the San Luis Obispo/Monterey county line—was America's largest Army training base during World War II. Close to half a million infantry and artillery troops went through basic training at the base during the war. Today, under the command of the California National Guard, Camp Roberts provides an array of technical training programs, including military police, urban assault, field-artillery exercises, unmanned aeriel vechicle (UAV), drone, and virtual reality training on

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Journeys of Discovery: Louisiana's historic, neo-Gothic former state capitol

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Journeys of Discovery: Louisiana's historic, neo-Gothic former state capitol

Journeys of Discovery: 15-acre fiber-optic art installation coming to Paso Robles

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Journeys of Discovery: 15-acre fiber-optic art installation coming to Paso Robles

Journeys of Discovery: Baton Rouge's life affirming libraries

Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish Library has come a long way since its founding in 1939 with a collection of second-hand donated books. Today the card catalogs are long gone, and the library's collection now includes more than two million items serving more than 325,000 registered borrowers. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Mary Stein, assistant library director.

Journeys of Discovery: Baton Rouge cuisine from po' boys, crawdads and pho to a Food Network star

The Baton Rouge, Louisiana food scene offers an array of culinary delights, from classic po' boy sandwiches to trend-setting venues serving up Asian street food and exotic tacos created by a Food Network star. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he explores Baton Rouge's diverse dining scene.

Journeys of Discovery: Baton Rouge cuisine from po' boys, crawdads and pho to a Food Network star

Journeys of Discovery: Fort Hunter Liggett honors women who served in Vietnam

Even though Mary Beth Breen Collins was a pacifist, her curiosity about the war spurred her to sign up for an 18-month stint as associate director of the USO Club in Di An, Vietnam, where she served from January 1969 to June 1970.

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Journeys of Discovery: Deep in the heart of swamp blues Louisiana at Teddy's Juke Joint

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish , in the outback near the village of Zachary. Following a pitch-black night drive along on a gravel road, we have arrived at Teddy's Juke Joint for a visit with Lloyd Johnson Junior.

Journeys of Discovery: Deep in the heart of swamp blues Louisiana at Teddy's Juke Joint

Journeys of Discovery: Swamp blues, juke joints & the Baton Rouge Blues Festival

The Baton Rouge Blues Festival has been an annual affair for 25 years. The two-day event attracts more than twenty thousand passionate fans, and as a metaphor for the community's engaged spirit, it's free of charge.

Journeys of Discovery: Swamp blues, juke joints & the Baton Rouge Blues Festival

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