14 reasons—plus many more photos—to try voluntourism in Thailand

Guy waving

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put great effort into voluntourism (community-based tourism) in their country, and success has been the result. Supported by groups Local Alike, responsiblevacation.com, STA Travel, Matador Network, and more, the TAT has made experiencing Thailand in a unique, community-minded way both manageable and affordable. So stretch your philanthropic wings, […]

The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL, in words and photos

PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL

The PGA National Resort & Spa has recently completed a 100-million-dollar renovation—and boy does it show. No matter what your level of play is, I’m willing to bet you’ll leave this revamped resort with a love for the game and everything it represents. Here are my top reasons to visit the PGA National Resort & Spa: 1. […]

Adventure and solitude at the JW Marriott Guanacaste in Costa Rica, in words and pictures

Chairs at the beach

For years I’ve heard stories describing Costa Rica and all it has to offer and for years, I’ve been eager to experience a particular region of this country. Recently my quest to visit Central America came to fruition and Guanacaste, Costa Rica didn’t in any way fall short of everything I had hoped it would […]

Why you should stay at the Marti Istanbul, in words and photos

Marti Istanbul by night

I recently had the good fortune to pay visit to a city I’ve wanted to experience for as long as I can remember: the city of Istanbul. Hearing from those that had been, I’d known it was a city rich with history, breathtaking landmarks, incredible cuisine, great cultural and commercial shopping, and that at some […]

One day in Istanbul, in photos

Very cool local

Here’s my day in Istanbul, in photos. Click each photo to see a larger version, or click here to head back to my story on the Marti Istanbul hotel.

Belgium: Bruges

My favorite image from this trip.

Photographer Tim Gaylord explored four cities in Belgium in four days. This is his photographic journey. ALL PHOTO GALLERIES: Brussels | Mechelen | Ghent | Bruges If you’re a photo enthusiast you’ll have a field day in Bruges. The character and charm of the buildings in addition to the incredible light will have you snapping […]

Belgium: Ghent

Ghent @ 6am

Photographer Tim Gaylord explored four cities in Belgium in four days. This is his photographic journey. ALL PHOTO GALLERIES: Brussels | Mechelen | Ghent | Bruges Ghent is only a 30-minute train ride away from Brussels and is on the line from Brussels to Bruges and the coast. If you’re planning to visit Bruges and […]

Belgium: Mechelen

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Photographer Tim Gaylord explored four cities in Belgium in four days. This is his photographic journey. ALL PHOTO GALLERIES: Brussels | Mechelen | Ghent | Bruges Next stop along the way was Mechelen. Although this city is often overshadowed by Brussels and Ghent it’s definitely worth a visit. A great attribute is that it’s a […]