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Name
Mark Thompson
Email
mark@mrny.com
City
New York
State
New York
About / Bio
A member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), as well as NYTWA, Mark Thompson is an editor, journalist, and photographer whose work appears in various periodicals, including Travel Weekly, Metrosource, HuffPost, Out There, and OutTraveler. The author of the novels Wolfchild (2000) and My Hawaiian Penthouse (2007), Mark has been awarded residencies at various artists' colonies, including the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Blue Mountain Center. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies.
Outlets
Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Web/Blogs
Published in
Travel Weekly, OutTraveler, Metrosource, HuffPost, Global Traveler, Out There, Frontiers, Instinct
Regional Interests
United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean/Bermuda/Bahamas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America
Specialties
Air Travel/Airlines, Arts/Architecture/Culture, Cruises, Destinations, Ethnic, Festivals/Special Events, Flowers/Gardens, Food/Drink/Entertaining, Gay/Lesbian, History/Historic Preservation, Luxury Travel, Photography, Profiles/Personality Features, Rail Travel, Resort Travel, Shopping, Skiing, Spas, Travel/Tourism, Vacation Real Estate/Homes

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Vancouver and Whistler Star in “Pacific Northwest”
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When a pearl white Jaguar awaits you in front of your Vancouver hotel, there’s no reason to hesitate. Instead, you speed off into the city known as “Hollywood North” for its appeal to filmmakers and actors who crave its breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled between the waters of the Pacific and the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is blessed with a maritime setting that glistens in the gloaming—and especially from the front seat of a white Jag.
The Mystery of Michelin Stars Deep in the Black Forest
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For years, the gastronomic cognoscenti have been enchanted by the tiny town of Baiersbronn located deep in the heart of the mystical Black Forest. A community of nine villages with a total of 14,500 people, Baiersbronn possesses the highest density of Michelin stars in the world.
Pharaonic Luxury at Le Bristol Paris
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One of the more fortunate felines in the world is a Burmese named Fa-Raon (the phonetic spelling of the French word for “pharaoh”) whose fabulous realm is free “reign” of Le Bristol Paris.
At Home at Ett Hem
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The hush alerts you. A privileged calm associated with neighborhoods dotted with embassies and diplomatic residences—which is precisely where Ett Hem is situated in a tony quarter of Östermalm in central Stockholm. Surrounded by the embassies of Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Nigeria, Ett Hem (which means “a home” in Swedish) was once the home of a wealthy cultured couple whose love for art and beauty has been perpetuated in the transformation of the four-story puce brick manor house into its current incarnation as luxury lodging.
Long Live the Queen (and John Lennon) at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
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In times of chaos, it’s tempting to take to the bed. In which case, where better than Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in the same suite where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their eight-day Bed-In for Peace in 1969 while recording Give Peace a Chance.
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