Articles written by: Wayne Bayliff

Wayne Bayliff

Travel and Lifestyle photojournalists Wayne and Judy Bayliff explore the world of exceptional vacation getaways. Their syndicated articles appear on several prominent Travel, Lifestyle, and Information websites. Their work also appears in newspapers, magazines, and they edit the Best Vacations Journal. Story topics include romantic destinations, unique resorts, best airlines and cruises, luxury lodgings, and delightful eateries. They feature attractions and places that travel readers will enjoy visiting - sometimes out of the ordinary - and always fun!

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Maine

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn

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 […]

Chin rub for a baby whale
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Playing with the Whales in Baja, Mexico

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 […]

A  Table Rendezvous with Italy’s Chef Ottavio Bellesi on the Golden Princess 
Asia / Australia / California / Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Cruises / Destinations / Food / United States

A  Table Rendezvous with Italy’s Chef Ottavio Bellesi on the Golden Princess 

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 […]

Take Amtrak for a Car Free Holiday in Santa Barbara
California / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Wines & Spirits

Take Amtrak for a Car Free Holiday in Santa Barbara

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 […]

Long Beach, California: The Renaissance is Complete
California / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Long Beach, California: The Renaissance is Complete

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 […]

Spending Quality Time on Cannery Row in Monterey, California
California / Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Spending Quality Time on Cannery Row in Monterey, 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 […]

A Memorable Panama Canal Christmas Cruise aboard Holland America’s Amsterdam
Central & South America / Chronological / Cruises / Destinations

A Memorable Panama Canal Christmas Cruise aboard Holland America’s Amsterdam

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 […]

Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday
Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday

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 […]

The Sweetest Suites for Two on the Golden Princess
Cruises / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

The Sweetest Suites for Two on the Golden Princess

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 […]

Villa Vizcaya: Don’t Miss this Tropical Downton Abbey
Destinations / Florida / United States

Villa Vizcaya: Don’t Miss this Tropical Downton Abbey

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 […]