My Tiki Expedition

What inspired me to do a tiki road-trip this summer?

I recently retired from working in education for 33 years. This trip is my chance to do some things I haven’t had the chance to do for most of my life, including traveling for an extended time, working on an arts-related project, and managing my own time. It’s the perfect point in my life to use my passion for tiki to reset my life.

What’s the purpose of my expedition?

Tiki Tom-Tom’s Polynesian Pop Expedition is designed to visit, photograph, and interview home tiki bar enthusiasts across the United States and Canada. My goal is to visit with the people who exemplify the passion and process of building a home tiki bar or garden (and might be a little fruity too!).

Thus, my theme is People + Passion(Fruit) + Process.