Touring New Zealand South Island

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. We are Pam and Gary Baker, California-based food, wine and travel writers.  We write for regional, national, and international publications including Via Magazine, Porthole Cruise, and Australia and New Zealand Magazine.  Pam is the former editor of Sacramento Lifestyle Magazine, a regional magazine about community events, people and places. She also writes a blog,, dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect chardonnay.

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Gary and Pam Baker

We love to travel and have visited and written about destinations in Europe and Eastern Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and throughout the United States. We love to write about wine and food and have visited many of the world’s famous wine regions.  We’ve also covered a wide-ranging array of travel and lifestyle stories in California, exploring Gold Rush history in Sutter Creek, wine tasting in Sonoma and the Delta, navigating San Francisco’s Chinese New Year’s Parade, as well as tips on healthy aging, planning a wedding and embracing children leaving for college. Links to some of our published articles  – and our photographs – can be found above.

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Roy Stevenson, veteran travel writer and coach, had this to say about our story on Halong Bay:

This has to be one of your finest travel stories yet! And an excellent example of professional travel writing for our group. Very nicely written. Great descriptions. Made me want to go there. Well done & my congratulations!

Anna Varghese, Editor, Destinations Magazine, had this to say about our writing:

“I have just published your event article. As you can see, it was written so well there was no reworking required.”

Michael Novakovich, President and CEO, Visit Tri-Cities Washington, had this to say about working with us:

“Pam and Gary Baker were a delight to host in our community. Not only did they participate in every element of the FAM tour we put together for them, they braved incredibly blustery winds to hike Badger Mountain to take in breathtaking vistas. They truly captured the essence of the Tri-Cities as being the Heart of Washington Wine County through their writing. Professional. Courteous. Engaged. Pam and Gary. We hope they will visit again soon.”

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