Want to Be Alone? Seven Remote And Uniquely Dangerous Islands

Here are seven isolated islands that give lie to John Donne’s famous dictum:



The Travel Guide to Guest on Around The World Travel Radio

I will guest on “Around The World” travel radio with host Arthur von Wiesenberger, Thurs. morning Jan. 31, at 10:26 AM PST. I will post an archival link to the show after it airs on its Santa Barbara flagship station 1290 AM KZSB, and in Australia and NZ:



The Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival, and The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

I toured Charlotte Harbor, Fla., staying at a beach house on Don Pedro Island Jan. 22-25. Now I am visiting Sarasota for media coverage of both the Forks and Corks Food And Wine Festival, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Sarasota:


My features about the festival and the Ritz will run in JustLuxe (www.justluxe.com), and my travel radio segment about Forks and Corks and the hotel, will run Thurs., Jan. 31, @ 10:26 AM Pacific Time, on Around The World travel radio w/ Arthur von Wiesenberger:


Planning a Vacation? Design Your Dream Tour

Planning that next getaway? Got a vacation golf foursome in mind? Facing challenges organizing a corporate meeting. Let’s discuss your interests, time frame, budget, and meeting or group needs, and select not only a destination, but activities and vendors, suited to your lifestyle. From company retreats to quiet family rentals, together we can tailor a memorable trip. Put my background as a travel writer and radio personality to use. Avail yourself of my industry contacts at resorts, spas, boutique or historic hotels, sales and conventions departments, and national tourism boards. We’ll tell them your needs, they’ll assemble a personalized experience for you, your family, or your staff.

My clients trust me to share information regarding what differentiates the leading resort staffs, spas, restaurants, golf destinations, and bed and breakfasts. Graduations, family reunions, weddings and major sporting events all require thought, planning, consideration of varied participants’ tastes, schedules, and transportation choices. Unlike a travel agent, I’m not beholden to specific vendors or packages- my prime objective is teaming with you or your firm to craft the ideal experience. Let’s design that dream tour together. Ready to go?

Bijan C. Bayne
Lifestyle Journalist

The Travel Guide is Traveling Soon

Next week I’ll be touring both Charlotte Harbor, Florida, and later in the week, Sarasota for their annual Forks & Corks Food And Wine Festival:


My coverage of both tours will appear in the affluent lifestyle guide JustLuxe, and on January 31, on the KZSB Radio 1290 AM radio show Around The World with Arthur von Wiesenberger:


I mean, somebody’s gotta cover these things while The Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown is pregnant with twins. I’ll provide more details about both tours next week.