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Welcome to the World's Worst Tourist

Welcome to my web page! I hope you will spend some time here and enjoy (or at least find interesting) some of what you read and see in these pages.

My profession takes me all over the world. I love to experience and learn of cultures, present and past and I am blessed with many dear friends in wonderful and exotic places who enhance this process. Here you can read about them and their places and cultures. Writing enhances and even changes my experience of travel as well as life, itself, and ultimately my most reliable decision making process is to choose only after asking, “Which choice would be most interesting to read about?”.

A passion for art since childhood shaped my right-brained approach to science and life. As a physicist my work involves the science of light, images, and holography, some of which are represented in these pages. Included are chapters that describe encounters, experiences and critiques of artists, scientists, and their creations. Eventually, this will get me into trouble, especially the critiques.

To see a more indepth look at my work in science and art, please see my resume. Click here for James D. Trolinger's Resume

I spend a lot of time painting in the studio and while visiting distant places. Want to own one of my paintings? It's easy! Just make a donation to breast cancer research, and I will send you a painting of your choosing. Please visit the Art section of the website to see what is new!

James D. Trolinger, 
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Holoknight, WWT
The World’s Worst Tourist

Recent Entries

August 2014

The Insanity of Flying Business Class

An analysis on why flying business class is insane. Click here

June 2014

Mystical Day at Angel Stadium

Mystical Experiences and an American President. Click here

November 2013

Another Art Adventure - Death Valley 2013

Painting "en plein air" at the Death Valley 49ers 2013 Encampment. Click here

September 2013

Holoknights 2013

Meet 2013's newest Holoknight. Click here

September 2013

Mystical Nürtingen, Germany

Experiencing a serendipitous painting and dinner experience. . Click here

July 2013

2013 Landscapes

During my journeys, I paint. Take a look at my favorite lanscapes of 2013. . Click here

May 2013

Artists in Scotland

Coast to Coast in Scotland with Tim Clark and other friends. . Click here

November 2012

An Australian Eclipse

Chasing elcipses down under.
Click here

October 2012

Brussels & Brugge

A visit to the Belgiam for a Aeroballistics Range Association conference. Click here

August 2012

Shot at Dawn

Visit to the U.K. National Memorial Arboretum. Click here

August 2012

Hog Killing Day

Click here.

May 2012

Sicily & Aolean Islands

Plein air painting in Sicily & the Aolean Islands with master, Tim Clark. Click here.

March 2012

Death Valley

The Worlds Worst Tourst as Tour Guide? Sharing Death Valley with Artist Friends. Click here.