Stories by Wayne and Judy Bayliff are syndicated on several prominent Travel, Lifestyle, and Information websites. Their work also appears in print, and they edit and publish the Best Vacations Journal. Wayne and Judy introduce their readers to distinctive and romantic destinations, resorts, cruises, lodgings, activities, airlines, eateries and anything else that spells "fun" for a holiday!
Published Articles (18)
Our sponsor took us to visit The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The Center presents December 7, 1941, in great visual and audio detail.
The Pink Palace has been an icon on Waikiki Beach for almost a century. If you haven’t been, you are missing something special.
Be sure that Sitka is on the itinerary of your next cruise to Alaska.
Wonder where the San Francisco sea lions go on vacation? They head for the central coast of Oregon, and so should you.
Join us on an adventure cruise to New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park
Our article about the history of Jim Thorpe and the town that honored him by taking his name has appeared in several media outlets. Hope you enjoy our perspective.
Our story is about the famous Heceta Lighthouse and the old lighthouse keeper’s dwelling that is now a comfortable B&B.
This story about Falmouth Village, and the Palmer House Inn, explores autumn travel in Cape Cod. The article has appeared in several travel outlets.
Our select annual Christmas story. This year we visited the All-American town of Wellsboro, PA.
Train travel holidays are becoming the rage. This California excursion is particularly “green.”
Our sponsor showed us that this cruise is still one of the best itineraries on the high seas.
The difference between sailing first-class in a suite and a windowless inbound room is significant. Read our story and see if the difference warrants the extra expense.
When you are ready to differentiate luxury and ordinary, our sponsor proved this is one place that will make the distinction clear.
Some luxury hotels like to be considered “destination resorts,” but few actually fit the bill. The elegant Naples Bay Resort in Florida is the exception that proves the rule – it is a self-contained destination of choice for upscale vacationers.
We arrived at Gillette’s Castle, in East Haddam, Connecticut, just as the staff had put the final touches on the holiday trimmings. We were almost alone in the vast castle, and as we photographed each room, we sensed an aura…
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Global Writes (10)
This was our first visit to the Captain Jefferds Inn and the famous coastal community that is home to the Bush family retreat on Walker Point. Long before news of presidential visits put quaint little Kennebunkport on the global tourist map, it was a favorite vacation spot for local New Englanders. Pounding ocean […]
The next time you get tired of winter, book a flight to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. During the months of January through April, the weather in La Paz is absolutely perfect, and it is a splendid time to take the opportunity to get up close and personal with […]
Dining at a Chef’s Table should always be a titillating treat of tantalizing tastes. Traditionally, a Chef’s Table is located in the kitchen – where the guests can watch, and “ooh” and “ahh” as the Chef and his/her team work their culinary magic. That was not how it was at […]
We had not been on a train in years, so when invited to experience a weekend getaway on the rails that was “drive free,” we jumped at the opportunity. The adventure entailed making our way to the Diridon Train Station in San Jose, California, and boarding the southbound Amtrak Coast […]
Recently we had an opportunity to experience Long Beach, California, in depth; the transformation of this city over the decades is nothing less than astonishing. What was an unremarkable middle class town has magically morphed into an exciting convention and vacation destination that rivals the best of what other Southern California […]
Cannery Row on Monterey Bay is an easy two-hour drive south of San Francisco. Two good reasons to add Monterey to your northern California holiday are that it is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the Golden State, and it is far less commercial than San Francisco. It’s a great place to enjoy some […]
We live in California and two of our best friends reside in Florida. We wanted to visit them during the holidays, but didn’t want to endure the stress and aggravation of crowded airports and airplanes – so an opportunity to sail from nearby San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale through the […]
Often referred to as Hawaii’s “Garden Island,” Kaua‛i is a lush tropical paradise of towering cloud-crested green summits. The island has 50 miles of sandy beaches perpetually polished by translucent waves. It was undoubtedly the perfect island for the legendary St. Regis brand to open one of their unparalleled luxury […]
Our goal in taking a month-long cruise around Hawaii and Tahiti on the Golden Princess was to experience – and then write about – how a major cruise line like Princess caters to its suite passengers. It was one of our most enjoyable projects. Cruise suites for two Over the […]
Like the grand estates of England, most of the historic baronial manors of America have succumbed to the times and the tax man. However, the evolution has made these grand houses accessible to those of us who could not otherwise presume to personally visualize their grandeur. Such is the circumstance […]