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 to actually loving a Haggis ball at an Edinburgh afternoon tea, join us for our favorite meals.  For those that ask … yes … wine constitutes a meal!

Whether it be the churches of Rome or the museums of Paris or the monuments of Washington D.C. or Renaissance art in Firenze, relive some of the history we have learned.

Stay with us at some of our favorite accommodations from Paris to London to San Quirico d’Orcia to San Mamete to Beilstein to Grindelwald to Madrid to Edinburgh to Beaune…and more.  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.  You can check out our incredible view from our Piemonte B&B or picnic with us lakeside in Orta San Giulio at yet another incredible lodging.

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, topping our list, administering a fatal dose of Super Gas into our Diesel rental car outside of Gubbio, Italy.

We’ve enjoyed champagne with the Queen (well, we did have champagne at your London residence), visited many of Spain’s architectural treasures and traversed the scenic Scotland countryside.

Besides our European and U.S. Trip Reports, the website contains other topics for you to explore.  California Dreaming allows you the opportunity to visit numerous sights in California where we have traveled and gives 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 MaiTaiTracy’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 lets 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.

We would love to have you subscribe to the website.  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!