Locations: California & Oregon, United States
International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
Travel and Lifestyle photojournalists Wayne and Judy Bayliff explore the world of exceptional getaways for discerning travelers.
Their syndicated stories and images appear in newspapers and magazines as well as several popular travel, lifestyle, news, and information websites [search] “Travels with Wayne and Judy Bayliff.”
They are founders of the popular online travel magazines the Best Vacations Journal and Captains and Cruises.
Story topics include romantic destinations, unique attractions, extraordinary tours and resorts, best airlines and cruises, distinctive lodgings, and delicious eateries. Landmarks, attractions, and places that are often out of the ordinary – and always fun to discover!
Wayne is a past president and CEO of the National Automobile Club and publisher of the print edition of the award winning National Motorist travel magazine. Judy is a professional artist and photographer.
Click on a publication for examples of travel stories and images by Wayne and Judy:
- BEST VACATIONS
- LUXURY TRAVEL
- CAPTAINS AND CRUISES
- THE NATIONAL MOTORIST
- FOOD WINE TRAVEL MAGAZINE
- TRAVEL SHE WROTE
- TASTE THAT
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Experience & Expertise
Fifteen years experience writing trusted stories and travel reviews that inform and influence motivated travelers.
Wayne and Judy’s articles have appeared in The Epoch Times, Captains and Cruises, BuzzFeed, National Motorist, Frommers, Travel Roads, Siuslaw News, Luxury Travel Almanac, USA and Europe in Business, Alltop News, Taste That, India Real Time News, The Best Vacations Journal, Gather, Global Writes, YAHOO, SearchWarp, Travel She Wrote, Examiner.com, World News, Ezine Articles, Associated Content, The Islander, HQ Focus, Central Coast, PSM, American Motorist, Pet Dealer, Boys Life, CIO, San Mateo Daily Journal, Trumbull Times, Trend Poster, Bridgeport Post, ConnPost.com, Niagara Falls Gazette, Sandia News, National Travel, Daylife, Trifter, USAA, Suite 101, Long Beach News, Blue Planet, Essential Travel News, World Tours and Cruises, Stanza Ltd. Publications, Go Travel Guides, San Francisco Hello, San Diego Globe, The News City, Navigationz, Authspot, Amtrak News Today, Word Press, Fashionable Press, Best Holiday, Alaska Public Record, In.com, Wedding Planner, Big Trips, Holiday, Travel Guides (French), La Gran Epoca (Spanish)…and others.
If you would like Wayne and Judy to consider your lodging, tourist activity, or travel destination for a story, or provide fresh content for your publication, please contact them by email at: email@example.com
Following is a list of kudos and testimonials for Wayne and Judy.
“Mahalo for sending the publications! I had seen the article appear in Yahoo and Examiner but had not yet seen the other four – so I really appreciate your email. The story is FANTASTIC! Absolutely love the gorgeous photos and the detailed account of your stay with us. I shared the story with Shoreline Snuba as well. Again, many thanks for the beautiful story. Warmest aloha.” Alexis Eaton, Public Relations Manager, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
This article is amazing. You captured all we strive to do and be for our guests. May I quote you on our social media or website? You are welcome back anytime you are passing through. I know Deborah truly enjoyed having you stay with us. Patti Hillier Scopa Properties LLC
Thank you for sending me your article I thought it was great reading and very informative, believe it or not I have never been to Sea Lion Caves. There is a spot up the coast called Strawberry Hill that has a rocky area where quite a lot of the Seals hang out. Many thanks. Martin Alletson, General Manager, Driftwood Shores Resort
“What a fantastic, beautifully worded article! Thank you SO much. I am sure the entire cruise industry appreciates your safety messaging, and all of us at Celebrity deeply appreciate your glowing review of Celebrity Silhouette. Many thanks.” Elizabeth Jakeway, Director, Public Relations, Celebrity Cruises
“I want to send you a big thank you for this wonderful article. It is a beautifully written piece that paints a spectacular picture of Bodrum. The portion about Turkish Airlines put a big smile on our faces as well and we really appreciate the great feedback. Judy, the photos are stunning. You are an amazing photographer. I am sending your article to the ministry of Tourism of Turkey and will let them know how generous you both are to the country and people of Turkey and that you should be on their golden list for future events. You definitely are on ours!” Huma Gruaz, President/CEO, Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations
“Aloha! Nice to ‘meet’ the two of you. What a great article. I’ve shared with the team at the Sheraton Kona and they are thrilled with the article and exposure. We all are! Our clipping service has been picking it up in several pubs… it’s going everywhere. So exciting for us. Thank you very much and I look forward to working with you moving forward.” Stephanie Dowling, Regional Public Relations Director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
“Thank you for coming to Mackinac, and for the great stories. They will become part of our hotel archives. We look forward to seeing you on Mackinac again.” Ken Hayward, Vice President, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
“I just saw the lovely piece you did on Cannery Row. I loved it! Wow!!!!!! And yet again Wow!! Now I know what I want to do this weekend! Thank you so very much for such a wonderful article and great photos. We’re so very happy with it, and so appreciative of the wonderful work, and great compliments. Also appreciate your enthusiasm for Cannery Row and The Sardine Factory. I cannot wait to see the restaurant story! Thanks again so much!” Diane Mandeville, Vice President of Marketing, Cannery Row Company, California
“Your piece is beautifully written and really reflects what it means to stay at Adare Manor. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and hopefully we will see you both again in the not too distant future.” Sarah Stuart-Trainor Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, Ireland
“This is such a great article, thanks so much! I trust that you made it home safely after the Ansel Adams walk. Thanks again for such a detailed story about your experience at Vintners’ Holidays at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite!” Tami von Isakovics, Ellipses Public Relations
“Your Virgin America review was great and I appreciate how you pushed it out to multiple, high-profile websites.” Kiki Nichols, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
“Wow is all I can say…thank you both so much for this extensive coverage! It is wonderful to read and I am looking forward to sharing it with my colleagues.” Sinead Cox, Public Relations Manager, Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt County Wicklow, Ireland
“Wow, I’m floored!! Marti Mayne mentioned that you’d published some articles about your trip aboard the Heritage, but I had no idea how extensive a job you were doing. It’s so wonderful to see your gorgeous photos and to read about your trip. We really appreciate your loyalty to our windjammers…it is what keeps us afloat! I’ll be sure to let Captains Doug and Linda see the clips at our meeting this week. I understand you may be in Maine next October. Please keep us in mind, as we’d love to have you join us again if your schedule allows. Thank you again for spreading the word about our windjammer cruises.” Meg Maiden, Marketing Director, Maine Windjammer Association
“Hi Wayne and Judy! Thank you so much for the article about the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort! This is fabulous!! 🙂 I love all the photos, and the sunset photo is particularly amazing!” Joanie Matsumoto, Public Relations, Starwood Hawaii
“Yowza! Thank you for the thoroughly researched, enthusiastic and wonderfully written piece about Calistoga. Fabulous pictures too, Judy! And there’s more to come – lucky us! (the space we pray for, indeed). We think you should come back to Calistoga every 6 months. You’re welcome here any time!” Eden Umble, PR & Marketing Director, Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
“The article about our Atlantis Submarines was great! Would we need permission to place a link from our web site media page to the article?” Bud Johnson Jr. General Manager Atlantis Submarines, Grand Cayman
“Thank you so much for sending the articles about the Lodge. I have already shared them with the entire staff. They look GREAT and we truly appreciate all you did! Let us know if you travels bring you to the area again.” Brooke Jennings Roe, Director of Marketing & PR, The Lodge at Woodloch
“Wow, wow, wow! I can’t begin to express my thanks! This story is absolutely wonderful. We were honored to have you as our guests and I am thrilled that everything (car issues and all) worked out. From the article, I see that you truly did experience the entirety of the resort. Thank you for capturing all that Atlantis has to offer its guests. We are very appreciative of your ability to eloquently capture your experience. Please let me know if you ever pass through Reno again. I’d love to see you. Take care and enjoy Hawaii!” Ashley Brune, Publicist, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
“Oh wow! This is just awesome! Thank you so very much! We are just a little boutique resort and we could never pay (in advertising dollars) to receive this far reaching attention. Tanks Tanks Tanks!” Gayle Luper – Owner Bungalow Beach Resort – Anna Maria Island – Florida
“I had a chance to read your recent articles about Jamaica and they look fantastic! I love the pictures. Thanks again and please keep in touch!” Kate Kohler bvk Public Relations
“Hello Wayne and Judy! The article is terrific and so nicely timed for the season, thank you very much. I appreciate your take on our area, kindness and attention to detail. I love your photos too. Thank you for including Mystic Country, Connecticut in your travels.” Karin Burgess, President, Whiting Burgess LLC Communications
“Dear Wayne and Judy, thank you so much for posting your article about your Santa Barbara Car Free Experience in NINE different media outlets (and hopefully IFWTWA Global Writes as well). And check this out, your story is already appearing on Amtrak News Today with 272,654 live feeds representing 5,981,571 readers!” Laura Kath, President, Mariah Marketing
“Did the client like the article about the historic Paso Robles Inn? Are you joking? So thankful to our old friends like you. Just sent you another email about the Media Marketplace. See you there.” Susan Wilson – Susan Wilson Marketing, LLC.
“I have received your email and so appreciated your amazing article. Had I better researched your writing, I would not have been quite so surprised by the quality and depth of your product. What a well written and illustrated travel story; your integrity, scholarship and professionalism shine through. Thank you for the wonderful article and for the extensive press / print you have given to my properties, and to our destination. And I see that you have even gone to the extent of posting a gracious Trip Advisor Review. Clearly you provide a real service to your readers, but more to the point here you have provided a great gift to me. Kindest Regards and Thank You So Very Much” Jim Meade, Owner, The Bear Mountain Lodges, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
“Wow – thank you SO much for the article! It makes me want to live here, and I already live here… Hope to see you on your next visit. :-)” Staci Giovino – Owner Carmel Food Tour, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
“Wow! Ten is a lot of articles. Thank you so much. Love all the great photos too. I can’t wait to see the rest of the stories! You’re amazing! I will forward to Sarah and Erik at the Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport with your compliments right now. Thanks a million, Wayne & Judy!!” Marti Mayne, PR Manager, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
“I had the pleasure of spending several days with Wayne and Judy Bayliff on a media tour, and they were two of the most professional and prolific journalists I’ve ever worked with. They did everything good journalists are supposed to do on a tour: ask questions, take photos, take notes, participate in scheduled events, explore on their own when there’s free time, follow up after the tour – and they were nice too! I consider it my good fortune to have worked with them and continue to correspond in the hopes I can work with them again.” Bethany Drysdale, Director Nevada Commission on Tourism
“Thank you so much for this great review. This is such a fantastic write–up for us in little Antigua. I forwarded your articles to Celebrity Cruise. Their response was also very positive. Our crew and myself want to thank you so much for the kind words you wrote. Any time you are back in Antigua we are going to look after you!” Pia Baptiste, General Manager, Tropical Adventures, Antigua
“ Oh my, this is so very very good. You are amazing writers and photographers, capturing the very essence of Christmas in Madison CT. Please, would you tell me how I can publish the entire article on my blog. That way it will be there forever for our current and future guests to see. Thanks so very much for writing such a wonderful article. I can’t wait to forward these links to the Ahavah group!” Victoria Kolyvas, Owner, Tidewater Inn, Madison, Connecticut.
“Just finished looking at all 4 pieces. Oh my goodness, your writing and images are so wonderful! The phones have been ringing like crazy today and we had lots of ticket sales online over the weekend. You 2 are the best!” Christina Syrett, Filoli Media & Public Relations
“Bonjour Judy and Wayne, I enjoyed reading your article in so many places. Thank you for this great exposure. I’m sure your readers will appreciate to discover the Jardin des Glaciers by your eyes. I was glad when I saw you used the perfect French sentence C’est si bon. I want to thank you for the links to our Le Quebec Maritime website that’s really useful. I would like to travel with Wayne and Judy Bayliff again!” Suzie Loiselle, Media Relations Officer, Le Quebec Maritime, Canada
“Bonjour Wayne and Judy, Beautiful people make beautiful things and that is your case. The pictures are lovely and I very much enjoy your writing style and the way you describe the whole. By reading your article, I would like to relive the press trip! Personally, and on behalf of the 8 million population of Quebec, thank you so very much. I hope we will be able to see you again.” Marouan Belfakir, Ministere du Tourisme, Quebec, Canada.
“Thanks so much for the story about the Inn at the Presidio and the Presidio Trust! It came up on my Google alerts yesterday. Great story!” Dana Polk, Senior Advisor, Media and Government Relations, the Presidio Trust.
“We love the article! The pictures were especially fun – including the stagecoach! I didn’t realize that you would be able to get that photo – it came up so fast at the end of the train ride. I will share your many links with our partners. Thanks so much and have a great new year!” Chris Moran – Public Relations Specialist – Nevada Commission on Tourism
“We are so pleased with all the wonderful press and exposure your articles are generating… Thank you very much! When are you coming back?!?” Stephanie Summerall, The Delamar, Greenwich Harbor, Connecticut
“You did such a great job capturing the Ahwahnee Vintners’ Holiday event and the images you shot were wonderful. I look forward to seeing your other Yosemite articles. It was a pleasure meeting you both. By the way, we posted the article link through our Twitter and Facebook channels today.” Lisa Cesaro, PR Manager, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite
“Thank you so much for your complimentary write up on our Avila Lighthouse Suites. The story and photography were wonderful and we appreciate the coverage you gave us! I saw the Examiner coverage earlier this week and I was excited to see the additional five outlets today. I hope you keep our collection of hotels in mind for future travels and story ideas of the Central Coast, we would love to see you again.” Chantal Lavoux-Guy – Director of Sales and Marketing – Martin Resorts
“The stories are wonderful! Thank you so much, again. The Catalina folks are certain to be very impressed and appreciative.” Maris Somerville, Somerville Associates Marketing Communications
“Many thanks for the fantastic coverage and I look forward to reading your other articles as they come out.” Bernard McMullan, Tourism Ireland
“Thank you so much for the article about Inter-Continental Tampa Park and Cruise program..Great stuff! Looking forward to working with you again soon.” Kelly Prieto, Hayworth Creative, Florida
“Margaret and I had time to review your article and the many travel outlet links. Love the way you put the Chalet into words…. amazing! Although it was a bit dreary on your visit, the outside pictures still came out quite well. The inside and the breakfast pictures were fabulous! We are VERY PLEASED and HAPPY with the story! We are excited to see what will come of the press you have given us! We also look forward to a few dignitaries knocking on our door! 🙂 Thanks again for selecting the Chalet for one of your travel articles. We were happy to have met both of you and wish you luck in all your travels!” Pattie and Margaret, Innkeepers of the Chalet of Canandaigua
“Great article and fun slideshow. The comments on the article are perfect – so you did a great job at getting the message across. I posted this on our facebook, couples.com message board, and twitter. Fun. Thank you!” Andrea Conway Director of Sales and Marketing -Couples Resorts
“Wow – this is a great article, Wayne and Judy! Thank you for the wonderful exposure on Princeton Seafood!” Kelly Chamberlin, Chamberlin PR
“People are already telling me about the article!!! Thank you so much. You did a great job of capturing our restaurant and the photos are super. Hope you and Judy can visit again soon!” Mary Botham, Princeton Seafood Company.
“On behalf of the Connecticut Visitors Bureau, I would like to thank you for the excellent coverage that you give to our properties. I have faced booked this and tweeted and pinned and google plus and “liked it” etc…. how can we ever thank you enough… this latest article is terrific….. thank you so much!”
Janet L. Serra, Executive Director, Western CT CVB
“The articles about the Delamar are fantastic; I cannot wait to read what you have in store for the Mayflower! Thank you for including us in your reviews!” Christine Afiouni Director of Sales Mayflower Inn and Spa, CT
“These articles look fabulous! Hopefully, we can encourage more CT Tourism – as it is a “Jewel” of a state!” Christine Hussey Director of Sales & Marketing The Inn at Longshore
“…During their stay at the inn Judy took some fabulous photos, including one of a delectable strawberry breakfast confection that’s a guest favorite. Her close-up of my sherry decanter makes me want to pour myself a glass even though I don’t touch the stuff.” Ros Bruno, Innkeeper, The Whistling Swan Inn, Stanhope, New Jersey
“I have been in and out and FINALLY had a chance to sit down and read this wonderful article of yours! Wow, not only are the pictures fabulous, but the way you describe the Nehemiah Brainerd House with your words leaves out not one detail! I appreciate you following up with me by sharing your articles… I truly have enjoyed them and will be sure to share them with others! Please let me know when the next time you plan to come for a visit, and I will be more than happy to help assist you with your travels.” Anne Lee, Executive Director, CT Central Regional Tourism District.
“A fine article. We wish to thank you.” A. Lu Singh, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
“Wow! That’s a lot of placements for your article on Cape Cod and the Palmer House in Falmouth Village. Thank you, thank you!! I will be sure to forward this to Pat and Bill and I know they will be thrilled too. Your articles have been fabulous. We’re so grateful for your visit. When are you coming back this way? I wanted to introduce you to our newest endeavor, Inns Along the Coast.” Marti Mayne, Maynely Marketing
“I have been getting hit after hit from our monitoring service from the multiple postings of your article. The writing is great and your photographs are beautiful. Seeing your pictures makes me want to do the whole press trip over again! If you compile a list of all the media outlets that post your story, I would love to share it with my boss, along with any readership stats you might have. I really enjoyed getting to know you both and look forward to seeing you again, perhaps at a travel show, or on another press trip when we have something new to share. Thanks again for the great articles.” Bob Maguglin, Director of Public Relations, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
“I am truly impressed with your write up on the Cottage Grove Inn. I want to stay there!! Your photos are magnificent. No one has ever written so beautifully about our town as well. Thank you so much!” Donna Johnson, General Manager, Cottage Grove Inn, Calistoga, Napa Valley California
“Is there anything we can do to get you to submit exclusive articles to SearchWarp? We are constantly looking for writers of your caliber.” Bruce Horst, Editor, SearchWarp.com
“Thank you so very much for the fabulous article, and the photos were extraordinary! You both did such a wonderful job and we are so appreciative for your gracious review of our B&B and Laurel Cottage. Can we put a link of the article on our website? We would love for future guests to have access to your article and photos, if it is possible. And thank you, Anne [CT-CVB], for introducing us to Wayne and Judy and for your continued help to promote our business and those of the region. You are the best. Wayne, if you and Judy are out this way again, feel free to stop by and say hello. Again, thanks to all. We are so thrilled and anticipate a wonderful fall and winter season!” Maryan & Jeff Muthersbaugh, Owners/Innkeepers, Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B, Haddam, CT
“Thanks for the great stories!” Donna Harris, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
“Don and I were thrilled to read the article you wrote about Churchill Pointe Inn. We appreciate your efforts in writing such a great piece. Please stop by the next time you are in Michigan. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Sharon Geib, Churchill Pointe Inn, Michigan.
“Thank you so much for the amazing article and photos. We were completely blown away!!! The food pictures are breathtaking. Thank you so much for your support! I am sure all of this publicity will be great for my small business. If I can ever return the favor somehow, please let me know. Thank you again!” Cassidy Gillespie, Hillcrest Inn, Niagara Falls, NY
“Thank you for the great articles about Niagara Falls. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and I do hope that you will stay in touch. If I can ever be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask” Kate Scaglione, Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation
“Wayne and Judy, what a wonderful article thank you!!!! Your photos are phenomenal!!” Judi Stewart, Bluewater Area, Michigan
“I just found your Niagara Falls story – through AC on Twitter! Thanks for the great review on Journey Behind the Falls!” Holly Goertzen, The Niagara Parks Commission, Canada
“Thank you so much for the wonderful article on the Idlewyld Inn. Please keep in mind you are welcomed in London anytime and I will be in touch down the road.” Marty Rice, London Tourism
“Thanks for the great article and pictures!!! We truly enjoyed meeting you both and hope you can visit again.” Kelly and Demaris, Lakeview on the Lake, Erie, PA
“Thank you for the great coverage and exposure for our Prince of Wales.” Dianne Turner, Vintage Hotels, Canada
“Thank you for your terrific story. I am sure the article will help a bunch! If you have a chance, I’d love to show you the finished product sometime in the early summer.” Brad Wilson, Vice President of Sales, Chief Marketing Officer, Santa Catalina Island Company
“Your article about Wolf Creek Utah was wonderful! So glad you could make our press trip. Thank you so much.” Amy Monier, Martz Agency
“Many thanks for the great article! Wishing you both a wonderful holiday season and hope to welcome you back to the Inn soon.” Amy K. Commans, General Manager, Westlake Village Inn, Summit Hotels and Resorts
“Great article! You both are so kind and fun to be with and we are glad we met you. Your fishing trip was one of our favorites. It was awesome talking to you and watching you photograph Big Bear Lake. Hope to see or hear from you again soon!” Mike & Trish Marzell, Big Bear Lake Resort Association
“Excellent article and we love it. Thank you so much for the fantastic coverage of our client Turkey! We so appreciate the kind words. Everyone here agrees, we’re so glad we found you and that you were able to attend the press trip. Looking forward to seeing what’s next!” David Viggiano, Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations
“Thank you so much for the great story! We sure appreciate your support and hope to see you again in Solvang!” Laura Kath, President, Mariah Marketing
“Thank you so much for the great articles and beautiful pictures. It was so nice meeting you and your wife Judy! Thank you for your hard work! Also, Janet [CT CVB], thank you for this opportunity! We really appreciate it.” Christine Afiouni Director of Sales Mayflower Inn and Spa, CT
“Great article – great locations! Thanks so very much for the informative and positive coverage; it is greatly appreciated. The photos, in the order presented, tell the whole story of Kona Kai and are just perfect depictions of our resort and gardens. I’ve posted the Frommer’s article to our FB page. It is great that you’ve managed to publish your article in so many places and that you’ve included other “Key” information…our botanic garden tour is part of our giving back to the community while doing our part to promote ecological consciousness. Hope to see you again here in The Fabulous Florida Keys and Kona Kai Resort.” Joe C. Harris, Jr., President, Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Gardens
“Thank you so much for your follow up and we truly appreciate your visit to the Thayer Hotel and this exposure. It was good timing that you were in the area of West Point during your east coast trip and we look forward to the chance to have you back!” Jennifer Purtill, ALON Marketing Group
“These stories are fabulous! You’re wonderful, and I and the Redondo Beach folks are thrilled with the articles and great exposure!! Thank you ever so much, Judy and Wayne.” Maris Somerville, Somerville Associates Marketing Communications
“This is fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful article about the Luxe Sunset Boulevard. We look forward to having you stay with us again very soon.” Sara Nazarian – The Pollack PR Marketing Group