Lesbian Malaysia, A First-Timer’s Guide – Our Taste for Life

Author: , August 23rd, 2019

Malaysia, A First-Timer's Guide - Our Taste for Life

Boasting vibrant culture, rich history, delicious food, budget-friendly prices, and endless opportunity for adventure, Malaysia should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Although there are some important things to know before going to Malaysia, that will not only prepare you for your trip but will guarantee you have a truly amazing time!

When you talk about travelling in South East Asia, lesbian Malaysia isn’t a country that you hear come up very often. This intrigued us, and after spending several weeks backpacking there, we can’t help but feel it’s fiercely underrated.

The country actually has a lot to offer. You can enjoy anything from charming heritage towns and historical cities; to tropical rain forests and pristine beaches. Furthermore, it is a country where you can experience world-class diving, encounter endangered orangutans, and sample an amalgamation of cuisines.

Whether your a nature lover or history buff, thrill-seeker or foodie, you are sure to love all that this beautiful country has to offer. So without further ado, I bring you a first timers guide to travelling in Malaysia.

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Lewis and Clark National Park in the Pacific Northwest – 2TravelDads

Author: , August 23rd, 2019

Lewis and Clark National Park

Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve always been familiar with the history of the area and some key figures in its settlement, including Lewis and Clark, the famous 19th century explorers. In southwestern Washington and part of the Oregon Coast, there is Lewis and Clark National Park. We’re going to tell you all about this little known National Park and give you some great ways to experience it all.

GETTING TO LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL PARK

Most people are going to be visiting Lewis and Clark National Park as part of an Oregon Coast road trip. The park includes a collection of sites, not just one big square, so planning a route is key. If you are coming from Portland, it’s about two hours to the Northwest Coast or Oregon. If you’re driving from the south, such as Newport, it’s a bit over two hours.

For visitors driving from the Seattle area, you’ll have about a five hour drive, as you’ll have to abandon the interstate early on and take a series of rural highways to get to the coast and cross the Columbia River. Wherever you begin, the drive is beautiful and no doubt you’ll find some great stops along the way.

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Upcoming LGBTQ+ Cruises – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , August 21st, 2019

LGBTQ+ Cruises - The Nomadic Boys

Let’s get ship faced…we’re going on a cruise!

It’s every gay boy’s dream whether you want to admit it or not. From the moment we both came out many many many moons ago, it was always our dream to go on an all-male gay cruise.

Since those days, the number of gay cruises available has completely mushroomed. As well as the large party orientated ones, there are now cruises going to places beyond the well-trodden pink destinations – like India, Indonesia and even the Galapagos Islands! There are even many gay naked cruises you can go on!

In this guide, we’ve put together some of the best gay cruises in 2019, which include all LGBTQ cruises, ie not just male-only. We’ve sorted them in order of when they depart…and oh boy are we spoilt for choice!

How to pick the ideal gay cruise for you

There are many different types of gay cruises available these days, from ones that are action-packed and exciting to those that slowly saunter down the Danube, stopping in at local wineries. You can cruise on huge ships, small luxurious yachts, catamarans or traditional sailing boats. Whether you’re looking to party with thousands of new friends, or cycle among historic towns before relaxing with a drink at sunset back on board, there’s a cruise for you. We’ve compiled all the different options here so that you can easily figure out which gay cruise is the perfect one for you.

Just be aware that some gay cruises are exclusively gay, meaning you will only be sailing with other gay guests, while others are actually small groups of gay travellers within a much larger cruise. This means you’ll still get to be around like-minded friends but there will be other straight travellers on the cruise as well. These sorts of cruises can be ideal if you want to travel with your straight friends, but keep an eye on the fine print if you really want to be only surrounded by your rainbow family!

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Three Days in Lesbian Stockholm – Once Upon a Journey

Author: , August 21st, 2019

3 days in Stockholm - Once Upon a Journey

Stockholm is an amazing city to go to for a city trip. It’s the capital city of Sweden and one of the most liberal, open-minded and trendy cities we have ever visited. I mean, gender-neutral bathrooms and shops nearly everywhere, how great is that?! 3 days in lesbian Stockholm is enough time to fully enjoy the city. It’s possible to fit this Stockholm itinerary in a shorter time, 2 days perhaps, but in 3 days you can experience the urban side of the city but also the calm- and nature-side of it. In this blog post, we also share our best LGBT Stockholm tips!

Visit the Metro Stations

Don’t just ride the metro, visit the stations! You probably wonder ‘why would I go visit a metro station?’ Well, go there to admire the worlds largest art gallery! Every station in Stockholm is uniquely decorated with different art pieces. Therefore, it’s awesome to explore underground Stockholm as well. We tried to see most of them, but after five hours of underground exploring, we had to hurry to not miss the last metro at night. Go after rush hour in the morning, or late at night, for fewer people at the stations (which makes for better pictures!). You can easily do a self-guided tour or if you would like to have more information, join a metro art tour! There are a few stations you absolutely cannot miss:

Stadion

Stadion Station can be found on the red line and it’s our favourite art station of all. It’s a station with a huge rainbow and cloud-like blue. Grab your camera and tripod and get ready to shoot! Since there’s no natural light in the station, we highly recommend using a tripod – otherwise, your shots might turn out blurry. Use a lower ISO to make sure your picture doesn’t get too grainy – but remember that slows down your shutter speed!

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Provincetown Summer marches on. . .

Author: , August 17th, 2019

Carnival is this week in Provincetown.  The annual ‘end-of-summer’ celebration has a theme of Enchanted Forest. Highlights include Sunday’s sunset cruise, Monday’s pool party, Trixie Mattel live in the Town Hall auditorium on Wednesday and the Carnival parade on Thursday.

If you know Ptown, you know the fund extends into the fall, the season we call our ‘2nd Summer’.  Warm days and cooler evenings may Ptown a great place to visit in the fall with many events on the calendar including:

 

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2nd - Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 9 - 15 - Afterglow Festival
Sept. 12 - 15 - Gay Pilots Association
Sept. 20 -22 - Women's Flag Football Tournament
Sept. 26 - 28 - Tennessee Williams Festival
Oct. 3 - 7 - Mates Leather Weekend
Oct. 11 - 14 - Columbus Day Weekend
Oct. 14 - 20 - Women's Week
Oct. 20 - 27 - Fantasia Fair
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 - Halloween Weekend

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown.


Chestnut Street Inn – Gay Friendly Sheffield, Illinois B&B

Author: , August 12th, 2019

Chestnut Street Inn - Gay Friendly Sheffield, Illinois B&B

Located just 2 hours southwest of Chicago, the Chestnut Street Inn is the destination for foodies. Chef Monika prepares all meals using the freshest locally sourced ingredients available. Her background in anthropology provides a unique perspective on international cuisine with a focus on Mediterranean inspired dishes. She also specializes in catering to any dietary restrictions from gluten and dairy free to paleo and beyond.

While Sheffield is a quiet rural town in Central Illinois, there is no shortage of things to do. Activities range from shopping and antiquing to theater, historical tours and outdoor activities. The inn also has a collection of over 1000 movies to select from for those wanting to just get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and relax.

Guest suites are appointed with private bathrooms, plush robes, satellite TV, refrigerators, luxury sheets and bath towels and eco friendly toiletries. Free beverages, bottled water and home baked snacks are available at all times. Free WI-FI included.

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Two Weeks in Lesbian Malaysia – Our Taste for Life

Author: , August 12th, 2019

Lesbian Malaysia - Our Taste for Life

2 weeks in Malaysia is the perfect amount of time to appreciate all this beautiful country has to offer. And to help with your trip planning, we have put together a 2-week itinerary for Malaysia that ensures you do not miss out on any of the highlights.

When you talk about backpacking in South East Asia, Malaysia is not a country that you hear come up very often. Naturally, this made us even more inclined to visit, and after spending a number of weeks backpacking there, we can’t help but feel Malaysia is fiercely underrated.

One of the things we love most about Malaysia is its diversity. First, it is a cultural melting pot. The multi-ethnic influence of Malay, Indian, Chinese and European concocts a culture (and cuisine) unlike no other in the region.

Not only that, but Malaysia boasts a multitude of landscapes. From wild urban cities, charming heritage towns, sweeping rainforests, and pristine islands! Combine all this with backpacker-friendly prices and endless opportunity for adventure, you are on to an absolute winner in our eyes.

With this in mind, we have taken all of our knowledge to put together a perfect itinerary for 2 weeks in Malaysia. Not only that, but we share all of our top travel tips so you can spend less time planning, and more time enjoying your travels.

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Relive the Movies in Gay Paris – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , August 12th, 2019

moulin rouge - Keep Calm and Wander

“Paris is always a good idea,” said Audrey Hepburn, a Hollywood legend who acted in romantic movies that featured famous landmarks in Paris. With so many great motion pictures made in this European city, it’s no wonder it earns these three nicknames: The City of Love, The City of Romance, and The City of Lights.

Let’s traverse the romantic lanes in Paris and get a glimpse of the landmarks that grace it.

Moulin Rouge

one are the days of French courtesans in the city of Paris, but Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy is still alive with the “can-can” dance which the nation invented. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor made this area more popular in the film with the same name. Watch a show or two and relive the past through glamorous cabaret performances.

Le Grand Hotel

There are a handful elegant hotels in Paris where movies where made, but the opulent and avant garde Le Grand Hotel has been truly iconic since 1862. Its luxurious suites are to die for, and its classic interior design brings you back to a bygone era. Your stay here will genuinely be romantic when you book a room facing the Opera. The famed Louvre Museum is nearby. Le Grand’s exterior is prominent in Roman Polanski’s “Frantic” movie with Harrison Ford.

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Hawaii Lalala – Big Island Gay Owned Clothing Optional Vacation Rentals

Author: , August 8th, 2019

Hawaii Lalala

Hawaii Lalala Gay Guest House – Voted ‘Best Value’ Gay Tropical Vacation rental.

Exotic Hawaii. Warm temperatures with tropical breezes keep Hawaii a 75 degree F, 24 degree C year around cool vacation paradise.

Private rooms with private or shared bath are available at Hawaii Lalala main guest house. All rooms have ceiling fans , 100% cotton luxury linens, towels and beach towels. In the common areas vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans keep the spacious living / dining room cool. Comfortable couches in the living room and den are perfect for lounging and meeting other guests. Hawaii Lalala Guest house has a fully stocked kitchen, coffee maker, vitamix blender, full size refrigerator with ice maker, and dishwasher. Prepare meals or snacks any time from your farmer’s market discoveries and from organic mango, avocado, passion fruit, papaya, jack fruit, macadamia nut, oranges, lemons on property. Enjoy clothing optional sunbathing on chaise lounges on our private sundeck. A BBQ grill, herb garden, and outdoor dining table create the perfect spot for dining or having a cocktail in sunshine, moonlight and starlight. Experience the bliss of warm water outdoor showers nestled in lush landscape with orchids and tropical plants.

Amenities include high speed internet, wifi, county water, electric, solar, cell service, and free off street parking.

If you prefer a more unique experience explore our ‘gay resort’ style oceanfront Bali hut. An imported bamboo hut with queen size bed, hot and cold water sink, cafe table and closet. On the ocean side the clear roof covered deck area with chaise lounges and outdoor table create awesome ocean view and wave sounds outdoor experience. Even the warm water outdoor shower, indoor bathroom sink and eco friendly composting toilet have delightful ocean views.

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Apollo Gallery at the Louvre Museum – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , August 8th, 2019

Apollo Gallery

I have no doubt that Apollo Gallery is the most dazzling hall at Louvre Museum. Yes, if there’s one room at Louvre Museum that spells grandeur, it would be Galerie d’Apollon. This amazingly-decorated room is fit for a sun-god. From its walls to its ceiling Apollo Gallery shimmers in paintings, tapestries, jewels, gilded embellishments and statues. Its artistry is incredible and its craftsmanship is very detailed.

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum

Royal Gallery. As soon as you enter, there’s that feeling that you’re in one of the royal rooms of time’s past. In fact, this was the first royal gallery for King Louis XIV. Though small in size, this hall became the prototype of the Hall of Mirror at the Palace of Versailles.

The Vaulted Ceiling. You’ll find a lot of things here. Of course, you’ll see Apollo, the sun-god. You’ll marvel at the winged cherubs, royal emblems, muses and gods. The splendid stuccos are everywhere and they’re a delight to see. Above all, you’ll find the impressive visual representations of the zodiac signs. I did find mine – Aquarius. Can you find yours?

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