Wayne Bayliff

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Member Since:
Oct 2011

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! 

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Published Articles (19)

The Sea Surrenders Great Wealth On Display In Bodrum, Turkey

Best Vacations Journal Post exploring Bodrum Castle and the Bodrum Underwater Museum of Archaeology.

Rent A Car in Honolulu: Visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Our sponsor took us to visit The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The Center presents December 7, 1941, in great visual and audio detail.

The Royal Hawaiian: Luxury on Waikiki Beach

The Pink Palace has been an icon on Waikiki Beach for almost a century. If you haven’t been, you are missing something special.

Sitka, Alaska: Land of Contrast

Be sure that Sitka is on the itinerary of your next cruise to Alaska.

Fabulous Family Fun on 101 in Florence, Oregon

Wonder where the San Francisco sea lions go on vacation? They head for the central coast of Oregon, and so should you.

Discover New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park on Princess Cruises

Join us on an adventure cruise to New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park

A Town and Hotel Remember the Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century

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.

Staying at a Lighthouse Keeper’s House may not be luxurious, but it is a fun experience

Our story is about the famous Heceta Lighthouse and the old lighthouse keeper’s dwelling that is now a comfortable B&B.

We did it. It was easy. We fell in love with Old Cape Cod

This story about Falmouth Village, and the Palmer House Inn, explores autumn travel in Cape Cod. The article has appeared in several travel outlets.

It\’s a Wonderful Life in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Our select annual Christmas story. This year we visited the All-American town of Wellsboro, PA.

Take the Train to a Fabulous Santa Barbara Car Free Getaway

Train travel holidays are becoming the rage. This California excursion is particularly “green.”

A Memorable Panama Canal Cruise Aboard the Amsterdam

Our sponsor showed us that this cruise is still one of the best itineraries on the high seas.

Best Suites for Two Aboard the Golden Princess

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.

Relaxing in Luxury on Little Palm Island

When you are ready to differentiate luxury and ordinary, our sponsor proved this is one place that will make the distinction clear.

Exploring the Luxurious Naples Bay Resort

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 – […]

Sherlock Holmes Built a Castle in Connecticut

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, […]

BEST VACATIONS JOURNAL Wayne and Judy Bayliff Travel Articles

This is an index of travel and lifestyle articles written by Wayne and Judy Bayliff.

Adare Manor is one of the Emerald Isle’s Best Luxury Golf Resorts

Visiting the legendary Irish manor

Valencia, Spain Offers a Peek at the Future

The model of a future city is compared to the past

Global Writes (10)

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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