World Wanderlust: The Global Adventures of Mai Tai 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, Slovenia, to a night of white truffle pasta in La Morra, Italy, 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 marvelous mosaics in Ravenna, Italy, relive some of the history we have learned.  And Spain … oh my, the treasures we saw there!

Stay with us at some our favorite accommodations from San Quirico d’Orcia to San Mamete to Beilstein to Grindelwald to the best b&b ever in Beaune to the hills of Piemonte in Italy.  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.  Bring an array of clothing to Scotland … you never know what the weather’s going to be like in that gorgeous country.

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, nearly causing an international incident with Princess Anne in York and, of course, administering a fatal dose of Super Gas into our Diesel rental car outside of Gubbio, Italy. Plus, you never know when I might take a tumble like the one I took in Lisbon.

While at our website, come visit Mai Tai Tracy’s Kitchen, where my wife keeps me fed with some of her delicious recipes.

Speaking of food, we love to dine out.  Check out our favorite restaurants at Tom’s Dining Out.

Tracy and I have lived in California all our lives.  In California Dreaming, we offer you our special perspective on many of the Golden State’s places we have visited.

We are constantly updating, so be sure to bring along a comfortable pair of shoes, an open mind and, most importantly, a good sense of humor.

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