I'm a professional journalist with experience as a full-time staff member at three metropolitan newspapers including the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, the Wisconsin State Journal and the Mlive Media Group where I was the shared bureau travel writer for a chain with 1 million Sunday readers. I've also worked as a magazine editor, college journalism instructor and blogger.

My current passion is travel and telling those travel tales through a variety of mediums including an occasional NPR travel podcast (Journeys of Discovery), blogs, long-form magazine pieces and shorter newspaper stories.

You'll find my work in outlets including the Mlive Media group's chain of eight Michigan newspapers, AAA Living, Indianapolis Monthly, Lakeland Boating, Traverse Magazine, Michigan Blue, 25A (luxury travel magazine), Parade, Midwest Living and more, including GoNomad.com and Jetsetter.com. 

 Polar Bear Tours in Churchill   MLive.com

Polar Bear Tours in Churchill

MLive.com

 A Taste of Heritage: Meat Pies   Experience Michigan

A Taste of Heritage: Meat Pies

Experience Michigan

 One Town, Two Countries   Lakeland Boating.com

One Town, Two Countries

Lakeland Boating.com

 Magical Mackinac Island   GoNomad.com

Magical Mackinac Island

GoNomad.com

Cold Comfort: Michigan's Crystal Mountain

IndianapolisMonthly.com

Sanibel Island, FL, a natural attraction

MLive.com

The Inn at Stonecliffe

JetSetter

 Sri Lanka Serendipity   GoNomad.com

Sri Lanka Serendipity

GoNomad.com

 Detroit's Amazing Art   TheAnnMag.com

Detroit's Amazing Art

TheAnnMag.com

 Charlevoix The Beautiful   Lakeland Boating.com

Charlevoix The Beautiful

Lakeland Boating.com

 Spirit On The Lake   Lakeland Boating.com

Spirit On The Lake

Lakeland Boating.com

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilner Podcast

Link to podcast

 Frankenmuth   Experience Michigan
 Cruise The Chain   Lakeland Boating.com

Cruise The Chain

Lakeland Boating.com

 Where Life Meets Lake   Lakeland Boating.com

Where Life Meets Lake

Lakeland Boating.com

 Promise of the White Buffalo   MyNorth.com

Promise of the White Buffalo

MyNorth.com

Three Classic Days Exploring In & Around Traverse City

WestSuburbanLiving.net