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.

You’ll Absolutely Love 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. One of the more popular...

This Is How Wine Led a Gay Man to 3 European Paradises

As a university student in the South of France in the years before the euro, it took me only four francs to buy a bottle of vin de table — and another two from my roommate for a...

Prague and Its Gay Scene

The capital of the Czech Republic boasts a surprisingly bustling gay scene in a wonderland of art and architecture, where the beautifully old meets the entirely new. The heroine...

New Orleans’ French Quarter is a Year-Round Mardi Gras for LGBT Tourists

The LGBTQ community is invited to party In a city where tradition triumphs over tragedy and every meal is cause for celebration. For anyone who has partied in New Orleans, it’s...

Traveling in Style to Great Britain for the Holidays

Want to spend a jolly holiday living like royalty? we head to Britain to unwrap an itinerary fit for a queen. Some years ago, while flipping through a magazine during a flight to...

How Karl Lagerfeld Helped Reinvent a City

When Karl Lagerfeld returns to Hamburg, people take notice. As an arbiter of luxury and indulgence, few people are more influential than the Hamburg-born kaiser of couture who...

Sausage Fest: Where to Get What’s Best in Berlin

If you’re lucky enough to recall the edgy glamour of 1970s New York, when the city was bankrupt but sizzling hot and teeming with creative energy, then it’s likely...

Montana Glamping: Where You Go to Find Your Inner Cowboy

Montana glamping — “roughing it” with creature comforts — is one great way to create a memorable vacation. We headed to big sky country, where some visitors...

Miami — Where Wellness Meets Waves, Warmth and the White and Winter Parties

How do you live your best life in Magic City? We’ve got food to taste, sights to see and culture you’ll want to catch. Everyone who lives a chapter in Miami tends to believe...

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...