William Tomicki

member for over 35 years

Member Since:
Jan 1983

Editor in Chief, ENTREE Travel Newsletter. Travel and Restaurant Editor: American-International News Syndicate. Travel Editor: El Paso Inc. Travel Editor, Rothschild Presse Bill Tomicki was educated at Harvard, Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania and then honed his considerable travel bona fides (and powerful rolodex) as a Vice President for Tiffany and Sotheby’s. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1981 to launch his newsletter, ENTREE, to provide well-heeled globetrotters with insider, meticulously-researched hotel and restaurant information with a strong point of view and sense of humor. In his 35-year career as a road warrior he has managed to dance on the Great Wall of China, witness a revolution in Russia, hunt with Masai, eat piranhas with headhunters, play polo with maharajahs, box with a heavyweight champion, and, along the way, was knighted in France and Portugal and carries the title Lord Millcombe in England. He has been nominated for a Nobel Prize and once courageously cooked dinner for Julia Child. As a young man he knew Judy Garland, Cary Grant and Salvador Dali. Today he numbers 22,000 subscribers who follow his recommendations faithfully. No wonder VOGUE Magazine called his newsletter, ENTREE, the “Rolls Royce of travel newsletters.” Tomicki skewers the mediocre and exalts excellence so that his readers do not waste their time and money doing so. “The importance of Elsewhere is magical,” he proclaims and travel is a metaphor for the way we live our lives. He is fond of saying “tourists don’t know where they have been; travelers do not know where they are going.” Now honored as an eminence gris (and adulte terrible) after a long career traveling, Bill Tomicki is assured of one thing: it doesn’t matter where you go as long as you are with the person you love. And he considers one of the best rewards of travel simply the art of coming home. 

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Published Articles (6)

Prague: a uniquely preserved historical past

Soak in one of the world’s most beloved capitals, Prague, strolling among Gothic architecture of the medieval district.

The magic of London’s Regent Street

Exploring London’s premier shopping and dining promenade, glamorous Regent Street.

Dresden: Germany’s beautiful gem

Which city is regarded by Germans as the most beautiful? Dresden, where Baroque beauty meets vibrant culture, nature, a treasured wine culture and more.

Belmond La Samanna: Ultimate Caribbean resort

Set beside St. Martin’s finest beach and lapped by the Caribbean Sea, Belmond La Samanna is the ultimate luxury resort. Consistently ranked among the Caribbean’s top 10 hotel retreats, here […]

Couples Season: Romantic paradise at Maui resort

A stay at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a majestic decision no matter what time of year. Spread above a breathtaking crescent of alabaster beach.

Heavenly Esencia on the Mayan Riviera

The chicest boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico was originally built as the private home for an Italian duchess.