World Wanderlust: The Global Adventures of MaiTai Tom and Tracy


Tracy and I have experienced the great fortune to travel to so many spectacular regions of the world that we thought it would be fun for you to join us on some of these past sojourns. Through words and photographs, we hope this website will inspire you to visit some of the numerous locales we have ventured throughout the years.

From the romantic maze of canals in Venice to the dazzling array of waterfalls at Plitvička jezera to majestic mountain peaks piercing the clouds in Switzerland, experience some of the most gorgeous scenery we have ever seen.

From a glass of wine (or four) overlooking the Adriatic at Dubrovnik’s Buza Bar to an unforgettable lunch in the hills overlooking the Chianti vineyards to a cold pivo above Prague to my first bite of kremna rezina in Bled, join us for our favorite meals (yes, wine constitutes a meal).  From the churches of Rome to the museums of Paris to the monuments of Washington D.C. to Renaissance art in Firenze, relive some of the history we have learned.

Stay with us at some our favorite accommodations from San Quirico d’Orcia to San Mamete to Beilstein to Grindelwald.  Bring along your swimming costume and take a dip in one of the seven pools we had all to ourselves at an incredible, inexpensive agriturismo in Chianti.

Marvel at the myriad of missteps we have taken along the way; from driving on the town square in Trevi, backing into a pole in Olomouc and, of course, administering a fatal dose of Super Gas into our Diesel rental car outside of Gubbio.

Besides our European and U.S. Trip Reports, the website contains other topics for you to explore.  California Dreaming lets you visit numerous sights in California where we have traveled and can give locals and visitors alike numerous ideas on fantastic spots to explore here in the Golden State.  This is updated constantly (or at least as often as we find time to explore new venues), and our most recent trips are always at the top of the long list of the places we’ve been.

Drop into Tracy’s Kitchen and see some of the great dishes (with recipes) that she cooks up.  Every once in a while, I even throw in a recipe of my own.  The most recent recipe we’ve attempted is the one at the top of the list

Tom’s Dining Out will let you go out to dinner, lunch, breakfast or brunch with us, and you don’t even need a credit card as we give you our honest reviews of various eating establishments.  Our most recent dining experiences are at the top of the list.

And, in Mission Possible, check out our crazy quest to visit all 21 of California’s missions.  We started with the mission in San Gabriel back in 2011 and we’re now over half way there.

We would love to have you subscribe to the website and join our RSS feed.  It’s the best free travel you can get, and should you have any questions or updates on places we’ve been, we’d love to hear from you.   Just click on Contact Us.

So, be sure to bring along a comfortable pair of shoes, an open mind and, most importantly, a good sense of humor.  Remember…

Enjoy the Journey!  Attitude is Everything!