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!

Relaxing in Luxury on Exotic Little Palm Island
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Florida / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Relaxing in Luxury on Exotic Little Palm Island

Tired of run-of-the-mill luxury vacation destinations? Looking for something extraordinary and exotic for that very special occasion? We have found a world-class tropical resort – in the United States – that will have you talking about your getaway for years to come. Here’s the story of Little Palm Island in […]

A rinse by Ayasofya Hamami
Asia / Destinations / Europe / Hotels & Resorts

On Being Pampered at the Bath of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in Istanbul, Turkey

In the year 1556, the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent ordered a royal bath to be constructed over the ruins of an earlier public bath that had been destroyed in 532 AD. The new bath came to be called the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam because of its close proximity […]

The elegant Moana Surfrider a Westin Resort and Spa by Starwood Hotels
Destinations / Hawaii / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Reliving the Privileged Past on Waikiki Beach

This is the first in a series of articles about luxury accommodations in the Hawaiian Islands. Our series begins with a story about the very first elegant hotel to be built in Hawaii, the Moana (now the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa). It is located on Waikiki Beach […]

How to Get the Most Fun out of a Scenic Coastal Drive between Los Angeles and San Francisco
California / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States

How to Get the Most Fun out of a Scenic Coastal Drive between Los Angeles and San Francisco

Many people we meet in our travels tell us a drive on the coastal road between San Francisco and Los Angeles is on their Bucket List. Do it, and you too will sing the praises of the beautiful California coast. The one disadvantage of motoring on scenic California Route 1 […]

The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley: A Great American’s Dream
California / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley: A Great American’s Dream

The story of the celebrated Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley is particularly noteworthy because of its status in US National Park history, but also because its very existence is a tribute to one man who had an ambitious dream for America. He wanted to build a National Park System that […]

Tips About a Vacation Paradise on the Bodrum Peninsula
Asia / Chronological / Europe / Food / Hotels & Resorts

Tips About a Vacation Paradise on the Bodrum Peninsula

Odds are you will be thrilled by this 3,000-year-old holiday haven. It is the perfect family resort or romantic escape. Resting on the edge of the ever-blue Aegean Sea, Bodrum has it all – sun, sand, food, fun. When we told friends that we were flying to southern Turkey to […]

Begin the BALEEN: Exquisite Dining with a Marina View in Redondo Beach, California
California / Chronological / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Begin the BALEEN: Exquisite Dining with a Marina View in Redondo Beach, California

Nothing stimulates an appetite like a frolic near the ocean, and nothing ends a superb day of sun and fun like finding a new favorite dish at a romantic restaurant that you recently discovered. Sound inviting? Start at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club In our last article we extolled […]

After the Harvest: Meet the Winemakers at the Vintners’ Holiday in Yosemite National Park
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Wines & Spirits

After the Harvest: Meet the Winemakers at the Vintners’ Holiday in Yosemite National Park

For the past 30 years, the grand Ahwahnee Hotel on the floor of magnificent Yosemite Valley has hosted the exclusive Vintners’ Holiday event.