Mark Thompson Author

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and New York Travel Writers Association (NYTWA), Mark Thompson is an editor, journalist, and photographer whose work appears in various periodicals. 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.

Vacation in Provincetown, Where Gay Heaven Is a Place on Earth

It may be best known as a haven for the LGBT community, but the beauty of art and nature also wait at the end of the cape. More than three decades ago, in an attempt to determine...

Our Guide to Europride 2018 from Stockholm to Gothenburg

Here’s what not-to-miss as two beautiful, water-framed Swedish cities share the honor of hosting Europride this summer. In the face of mounting global challenges for the LGBT...

State-Supported Art From Maine Combines Beauty and History for a Visual Feast

From its spectacular shorelines to its succulent seafood, Maine beckons artists and visitors to the Northeast. As you gaze out at the rugged Maine coast from a window at Higgins...

Vancouver Whistler: A Gay Ski Week in a Northwest Paradise

Answer Whistler’s Siren Call Most people discover Whistler marshmallow white with winter. After all, Whistler Blackcomb (whistlerblackcomb.com) is the largest ski resort in...

Visit Vancouver and See Why the City and LGBTs Love Each Other

From “Hollywood North” to soaring mountains, this adventure will make you feel on top of the world. Catch Vancouver Fever When a pearl white Jaguar awaits you in front of your...

Enchanted Estonia: Baltic Beauty and LGBT-Friendly Atmosphere

It’s a country where a love of music meets a love of freedom, and it’s inviting you to join its people in celebrating a very big birthday. At twilight, one evening in estonia,...

Discover the Gay Helsinki Tom of Finland Never Drew

It’s possible that the single most indulgent course I’ve ever eaten was on a tasting menu at a restaurant in Helsinki; that says a great deal about what you can expect from...

Exploring New York beyond the Five Boroughs

We seek out spectacular architecture, fab food and wine, splendid scenery and unforgettable art in New York — and we’re not talking about the city. Throughout my childhood,...

Everybody Is a Star at These Celebrity Destinations

Hit the heights like George Clooney, see Baja like Eva Longoria and make a great getaway with Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s not often that one receives a transfer by Rolls Royce,...

Meet the Michelin Men of the Black Forest

Visit a remote region of Germany renowned for its culinary pedigree and explore what it takes to earn Michelin’s stellar accolades. Published since 1900, the Michelin Guide is...

Songdo: City of the Future

It’s no sci-fi movie set: Half a world away, visionary designers have built the metropolis we once could only imagine....

Experience the Continental Charm of Copenhagen

The American ambassador to Denmark introduces us to the unique hospitality of Copenhagen, where visitors can walk in the footsteps of The Danish Girl....