Greg Allman

Author: , August 4th, 2015

Gregg Allman http://glynnhouse.com/events/ started out performing as a teenager. He had several groups Eventswith his older brother Duane before the pair helped create the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Known for their bluesy, improvisational style, the Allman Brothers Band hit it big in the early 1970s. In 1986, he made the charts with “I’m No Angel” as a solo artist. Greg Allman released his next solo album, Playin’ Up a Storm. He had his biggest solo hit in 1986 with the title track from I’m No Angel. In 2012, Allman decided to share his struggles and triumphs with others in his memoir, My Cross to Bear. Allman continues to record new music and work with the Allman Brothers Band. Don’t miss a terrific show at the nearby Meadowbrook Pavilion August 22.

The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region – offers guests and exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your four-footed canine pal on holiday too. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, snowmobiling, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Purple Roofs LGBT Travel News Round-Up – August 4th

Author: , August 4th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
Life Lately and Upcoming Travels: July 2015 Edition (Globetrotter Girls)
With the exception of a short trip to New Jersey, I spent all month in New York City. But standing still in the city that never sleeps is never like ‘standing still’ – I didn’t even have time to turn on my TV once this month to catch up on the TV shows I wanted to watch or to even start the books I’ve been dying to read. As usual, I’ve taken on too much and I am feeling the effects of too many 4-hour nights.
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Dany - Globetrotter Girls

POP CULTURE:
You Have Never Seen an Airline Safety Video Like This! (LGBT Weekly)
Elia Chechick, a visual communications student at the Bezalel Arts School in Jerusalem, put together this drag queen airline safety video for one of her classes — and the results are stunning.
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CANADA:
Things I Learned from Brazil and Panama Soccer Match at PanAm Games 2015 (Keep Calm and Wander)
First of all, I’m not a sports fan. I don’t do, go and play games (not even computer games) at all. I do watch some games but I don’t have a favourite game to watch. I watch for the heck and thrill of it. And when I watch, I shout, clap and jump with passion. Yeah, I could be “that” annoying, super excited fan you hate to be seating with / next to. LOL…
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Alain

CANADA:
Toronto City Hall Has A New Look (Keep Calm and Wander)
Well, the new look doesn’t involve a massive, expensive renovation nor red paint. All they had to do was put up a multi-coloured sign that spells the city’s name. I reckon that the various colours stand for the city’s multi-cultural communities.
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Toronto - Alain

CANADA:
Photos: Vancouver Shares the Spirit (The Advocate)
Over 650,000 people showed up in downtown Vancouver for the 37th annual Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday, according to VanCityBuzz.com. Thanks to Vladimir on Flickr for all these happy parade photos.
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NETHERLANDS:
Video from Amsterdam Pride (Joe.My.God)
Video from last weekend’s Amsterdam Pride parade.
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NETHERLANDS:
Photos: Amsterdam Canal Pride (The Advocate)
Pride in Amsterdam is possibly the definitive Pride event of the year, and as you can see by the photo at left, one of the most beautiful. Courtesy of Amsterdam Gay Pride; photography by Jessica Brouwer unless otherwise credited.
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SPAIN:
Gay Sauna Review: Sauna Casanova, Barcelona (That Gay Backpacker)
If you’re a regular reader of mine, you’ll know that I am not averse to a gay sauna trip (or five) when I travel. But because I’ve been based in Mexico for the last year and a half where there is not such a huge sauna culture, I’ve been going through a dry phase of sauna visits.
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USA, NEW MEXICO:
How to: Visit Taos on a Budget (Shermans Travel)
Tucked between sage-filled high desert and snow-capped peaks of the Sangre de Cristos, Taos is a small mountain town in New Mexico teeming with natural beauty, culture and adventure. An hour’s drive north of Santa Fe (and about two hours from Albuquerque), this beautiful bohemian town is rich with experiences — and easy on budgets.
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Urinetown: The Musical

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Urinetown: The Musical! Quite simply put: this one’s a blockbuster.  Urinetown (the best-selling play ever at EventsThe Barnstormers) is musical satire at its most perfect, skewering  at once the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. When a 20-year water shortage forces the government to place a ban on private toilets, citizens must resort to public amenities, regulated by a malevolent company that profits from charging admission. Amid the people, one hero emerges with a call to freedom. Urinetown: The Musical http://glynnhouse.com/events/ is laugh-out-loud, um, er, pee-your-pants fun and a great musical romp for summer’s end. Don’t miss a terrific evening at the Barnstormer’s Theatre August 20 – 29
The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region – offers guests and exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your four-footed canine pal on holiday too. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, snowmobiling, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Hot Club of Cowtown

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Hot Club of Cowtown! Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, Hot Club of Cowtown’s Glynn House Evening-chttp://glynnhouse.com/events/ star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away”, and “conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time”. Hot Club of Cowtown will be at Wolfeboro’s Anderson Hall August 14.

The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region – offers guests and exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your four-footed canine pal on holiday too. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, snowmobiling, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Keep Calm & Wander: Vadarero Beach

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Keep Calm and Wander - Varadero Beach, Cuba

Varadero Beach in Cuba is well-known as a tropical destination for Canadians during the freezing month in the Great White North. People who usually go here for the sun, sand and sea are those who are in all-inclusive vacation packages, staying in 3 to 5 star hotels which abound the beach side but far from the main town.

Varadero is a small town on the north of Havana, which is almost a three-hour ride by bus. The main street has a lot restaurants and pubs where they come alive at night. If you’re tired of staying at your hotel bars at night, going here would be a good option.

However, be warned: drinks and foods here don’t come cheap. And based on my experience, it’s a bit more expensive than Toronto. It’s way more expensive for backpackers / solo traveler, like me.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander | LOCATION Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Lesbian Travel: Las Vegas’s Fremont Street

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Las VegasMost people travel to Las Vegas for the infamous strip and glittering nightlife that never ends. But what about Downtown Las Vegas? That tiny little core city where the story all began?

I travel to Vegas twice a year for business and while I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels on the Strip (Trump, Vdara, Wynn, Caesar’s), I always make a trip downtown. It’s seedy, a little ugly around the edges and just being there can make you feel better about all your choices in life – but it’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world. And it can be a lot of fun if you’re traveling with the right crowd.

A trip from the strip to downtown Vegas will cost you $30 – but the drinks are cheaper here and so is the food. And while you won’t get the glitz of the strip, you’ll get a slew of stories to tell when you get home.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend | Nevada Gay Travel Resources

Gay Travel: Betting on Atlantic City

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Atlantic City

It hasn’t been an easy couple of years for Atlantic City, the world-famous seaside resort area that hugs the southeastern coast of New Jersey. Headline after headline spelled D.O.O.M in bright casino lighting for the city, but just as the lights began to fade to black, Atlantic City’s resident casinos and population began to pave a new path–with or without gambling.

The death-knell came after casinos began falling like dominos. Probably the biggest shock came after Revel, a $2.4 billion casino, shut its doors. Once seen as the saving grace for the boardwalk and the area’s dying gambling culture, the casino’s ultra-high cost and delayed opening, alleged bad business decisions, and a major lack of community integration/understanding, killed the casino off within two years. This was in addition to the closing of the Showboat Casino Hotel, a 23-year-old hotel; Atlantic Club, a 34-year-old institution; Trump Plaza, a 24-old, though recently renovated property; all of which made headlines spelling the demise of the once-great vacationland. As news spread across the nation, Atlantic City gained a Detroit-like reputation (an analogy used by the city’s openly gay and openly republican mayor, Don Guardian).

In the wake of all these doors closing and the negative press attention, there are things happening now that signal the odds are looking more in favor of Atlantic City. With a new understanding of the changing travel market, the city is focusing its marketing efforts to attract younger patrons as well as LGBT visitors, emphasizing new developments in entertainment, the beach, dining, large events, and an accepting community that’s embracing Atlantic City’s new path.

By Joseph Pedro – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Southern New Jersey Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Shipwright Inn, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Shipwright Inn

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Award-Winning 5 Star Shipwright Inn which is centrally located in the historic district of Olde Charlottetown. Charlottettown, the birthplace of Confederation, is where Canada was actually formed and the area is rich in both history and tradition. Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest and greenest province. The “Gentle Island” is best known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape, miles of sandy beaches and its deep red soil and was made famous through the book “Anne of Green Gables” written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

See the Shipwright Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals on Prince Edward Island

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

Author: , August 2nd, 2015

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd! THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 20 Glynn House Evening-cyear reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine http://glynnhouse.com/events/ has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo’s Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. The New York based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest. In the classic tradition, The Machine explores collective improvisation paralleling and even rivaling that of an early 1970’s Pink Floyd mentality. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of the later Floyd lineups of the 1980’s. Don’t miss The Machine at the Flying Monkey August 14.

The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region – offers guests and exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your four-footed canine pal on holiday too. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, snowmobiling, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – August 2nd

Author: , August 2nd, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

SPAIN:
Barcelona’s Sizzling Hot Circuit Festival 2015: Your Planning Guide (Towleroad)
It wouldn’t be summer without the Barcelona Circuit Festival 2015 — 12 days of crazy, sexy, partied-up hardbodies (August 5-16) going non-stop in the sweltering Mediterranean heat.
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SWEDEN:
Stockholm Celebrates Pride Weekend (Pink News)
The UK wasn’t the only European country celebrating today, as thousands took to the streets of Sweden’s capital city to march in Stockholm’s Pride Parade.
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Stockholm Pride

UK:
Britain’s First Drag King Bar Opens (Pink News)
Sue Northover and wife Frankie Du Mongh have unveiled the UK’s first karaoke bar aimed at male impersonators.
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Drag Kings

UK:
Photos – Brighton Pride (Pink News)
Brighton’s Pride parade drew huge crowds this morning, as revellers lined the streets for the city’s celebrations. According to organisers, over 160,000 people were expected to attend the event this year, to celebrate the event’s 25th birthday.
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Brighton Pride

UK:
Brighton Pride Re-Routed After Suspicious Package Found (Express and Star)
A bomb hoax which forced a major gay pride march to drop its new high profile route was deliberately designed to disrupt the event, Sussex Police said.
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USA:
Which National Park Is for You? (Shermans Travel)
With 58 national parks to choose from, picking the park that’s the best match for your interests can be a challenge. We’ve taken 10 popular park activities and matched them to the best park for that activity, so the next time you’re wondering which one is best for you, you’ll know where to go.
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USA, NEVADA:
13 Fall Attractions Not To Miss in Fabulous Las Vegas (Towleroad)
Opportunities to get away this season may be dwindling, but luckily, there’s plenty to entertain you this fall in fabulous Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas Fall Attractions