Wesley R. Mullen was born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area. After attending Villanova University, he worked in the legal and financial fields before spending 13 years as an editor at TV Guide magazine in Radnor, PA. In between jobs and during vacations, he traveled extensively in Western Europe. He currently resides with his wife Connie in Florida. Connie has also traveled extensively, and Wes is constantly plotting to catch up with his wife’s tally of cities – unlikely, as they now travel together. He and his wife joined his daughter in Paris and Lisbon in October/November, 2015, and Connie and he returned to tour Portugal from north to south in 2016.
In 2014, Mr. Mullen published his first book, City Sketches: Essays on Travel by a True Believer. A year later, he published his second book, Cafe Hours: Essays on Travel by an Emerging Curmudgeon. A third book of travel essays, Ship Leaves Harbor: Essays on Travel by a Recovering Journeyman, was released in 2016. Flaneur in a Porkpie Hat, Mr. Mullen’s fourth book, was released last year, and a fifth (When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be Kenneth Tobey) is in the works. In May of 2017, he and his wife headed to Iceland for a week. His mind and body are currently being fueled by massive quantities of Coca-Cola and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD: PARIS
MY FAVORITE CITY: LISBON (SORRY, PARIS)
MY FAVORITE TRAVELING COMPANIONS:
MY WIFE, CONNIE &
MY DAUGHTER, STEPHANIE
TRAVELING THROUGH THE YEARS
PORTO SAN GIORGIO, ITALY – 1977
LONDON, ENGLAND – 1985 (CENTER)
LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, USA – 1992
HONOLULU, HAWAII – 2008 (WITH CONNIE)
LISBON, PORTUGAL – 2015 (WITH CONNIE AND STEPHANIE)
ICELAND, 2017 (WITH CONNIE)