a Santa Barbara-headquartered luxury travel newsletter. He had a
long and distinguished career as a travel columnist for the New
Syndicate. Today he serves a dedicated following of world travelers
with his rich and colorful insights through a wide range of important
media. He has co-authored four travel books and was nominated for
a Nobel Prize in Literature in June of 2006.
William is considered an intrepid traveler, always
in search of a new experience. In the course of his 31-year career
as a travel writer,
he has single-handedly scaled a sacred aboriginal mountain in Australia,
lived with Masai warriors in Kenya, danced on the Great Wall of
China, climbed to the top of Angkor Wat at sundown, eaten piranhas
Brazilian Amazon, hunted jaguars in Belize, galloped horses through
the royal woods of Versailles, boxed with heavyweight champ Mike
Weaver, bicycled through Tuscany, witnessed private voodoo ceremonies
in Haiti and ridden elephants at a palace in India. Mr. Tomicki even once courageously cooked dinner for the famous Julia Child.
He is one of a handful of Americans to be knighted by the French
as a Chevalier. He also holds the title of "Cavalier" in
Portugal, having been enthroned at the Palace in Porto. Tomicki was
caught in the historic 1991 coup in Moscow and reported around the
world from Red Square. He's played polo with princes, even won a
small fortune in Monte Carlo. One night he miraculously ordered all
the Champagne from the wine cellar at fashionable Annabel's in London.
He has set his gourmet taste buds on alligator, impala and springbok.
In 1967, Mr. Tomicki was elected to membership in the prestigious
Explorer's Club based in New York. He was 26 at the time and remains
one of the youngest inductees in the club's 103-year history. Mr.
Tomicki was named the youngest Vice President in the history of Tiffany & Company,
New York, in 1969. He went on to direct the marketing for John's
Island, the prestigious 3000-acre residential community in Vero Beach,
Florida from 1971 to 1978. He then proceeded to become Vice President
of Sotheby’s International Real Estate,
marketing luxury properties in Palm Beach and the Caribbean.
By all yardsticks, William Tomicki seems to have lived a charmed
life. In 2007, he acquired land in Devon, England that gave him the
title of Lord Millcombe. In 2008 he dramatically won $1,000,000 in
Tomicki has been called "the Rabelais of travel
Tomicki graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and served
with the U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. When
not traveling the world in search of adventure, he studies fencing.
Appearing in the:
Deconstructing a complex William Tomicki...
editor of ENTREE Travel Newsletter
It’s not many interviews that begin with the subject
of your story signing off on the phone “OK, I’ll meet
you in Kathmandu Thursday—center of town, I’ll be on
a yak with my guide Sven,” but that was exactly what travel
and food writer Bill Tomicki was saying as a doddering retainer ushered
me into his library... [continue]
Featured in thte January/February 2013 issue of 805 LIVING magazine:
“Retirement didn't sit well with Bill Tomicki. He was 39...but staying in one place wasn’t enough. Tomicki loved to travel, specifically “quality, luxury travel,” so he began a newsletter called Entree as a labor of love. He says...” [continue]
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