Jim Brickman

Author: , February 13th, 2016

Jim Brickman http://glynnhouse.com/events/ turns 20 this year… Well, his music turns 20 this year and he’s glynnhse wintercommemorating the last two decades the best way he knows how, with The Platinum Tour Celebrating 20 Years in concert with fans across the country. Marking this milestone of his dynamic career, Brickman will showcase new music, along with the hits that made him the most charted 30 Billboard® Adult Contemporary artist, earned him two Grammy® nods and four gold albums. The Platinum Tour Celebrating 20 Years is an experience of emotion, intimacy, warmth and humor that’s fused together with hits like “Valentine,” “Rocket to the Moon,” “Love of My Life” and “If You Believe.” Don’t miss a fantastic concert at the Palace Theatre February 27.

Book your Palace Theatre accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage – available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other winter activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, fine dining, hiking, historic sites, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, tax free shopping or simply experience the delightful winter countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many winter activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities.

Tayrona National Park, Colombia – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , February 13th, 2016

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

While this post is going live, I am deep in the Colombian jungle, halfway through my 5-day trek to the Ciudad Perdida, Colombia’s Lost City, trying not to get eaten alive by snakes and spiders.

The past week has been fairly quiet – I returned to Santa Marta after spending ten days in Cartagena. I’d planned to leave earlier, but I just couldn’t get myself to leave.. Cartagena is such a charming town and I knew I wouldn’t return there.. at least not on this trip. Now I am back in Santa Marta, where I had based myself for a few nights last month to use it as a jumping-off point to visit Tayrona National Park and Bahia Concha.

While I didn’t see much of the city itself last time I was here, I’ve got a few days after the trek next week to see more of Santa Marta, which has been more pleasant than I expected it to be (this might have to do with the fact that my hostel has two pools – the heat here feels suffocating at times). But this week, it was all about finishing some work projects (and sending out some invoices!) before setting off on the trek. Somehow I still managed to fit in a few strolls around town, dinners and lunches with new friends, and a night of dancing in an open-air reggaeton bar.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Puerto Rico – A Winter Mini Break

Author: , February 13th, 2016
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Image via Puerto Rico Tourism Authority

Living in London, the winter months are inevitably cold, wet, dark, and seem to drag on for ever. Most people try and break up the long winter with either a skiing holiday to Europe, or by escaping to somewhere a bit warmer and sunnier for a mid-winter vacation.

As I was queuing for the bag drop counters at Gatwick Airport, surrounded by excited groups of people wrapped in huge coats and carrying enormous piles of luggage, I was feeling a little smug that my chosen destination this winter was Puerto Rico.

It’s a solid eight-hour flight from London to Puerto Rico, so you need to be looking at staying for at least a week to make the journey worthwhile. I flew with Norwegian Airlines – a direct flight that was simple and efficient in typical Nordic style.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Silverton Inn and Suites, Silverton, Oregon

Author: , February 13th, 2016

Silverton Inn & Suites

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

The Silverton Inn & Suites is a luxury boutique hotel located less than a mile from The Oregon Garden one of Oregon’s most popular destinations, and minutes from The Silver Falls State Park. The Inn’s incredible lodging experience includes rooms with their own individual character.

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Silver Series: Session Americana

Author: , February 12th, 2016

Silver Series: Session Americana! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ On stage is a collapsible bar table wired withglynnhse winter microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around, much like the Irish session jam.  The live show is a timeless experience; sometimes folk, sometimes rock or blues, sometimes a bit of reggae, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag” but always one of the best live shows on the planet. Experience a wonderful evening of music at the Smith Recital Hall February 26.

Book your Silver Series accommodation at the nearby Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage – available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other winter activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, fine dining, hiking, historic sites, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, tax free shopping or simply experience the delightful winter countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many winter activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities.

Honolulu: Sunshine Year-Round

Author: , February 12th, 2016

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There is one daily nonstop flight here from Chicago, plus connecting flights via San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Las Vegas and even Anchorage, among other cities. United Airlines’ morning nonstop flight from O’Hare International Airport is about nine hours, and the connecting flights on American, Delta, Alaskan and other airlines can push the travel time to 10 or 15 hours. It’s then a 20-minute drive without rush-hour traffic, or perhaps double that during peak times, into Waikiki.

The commute, though, is well worth it. This Hawaiian haven – home to Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor and the legendary surfing of the North Shore – is truly Paradise. Doesn’t matter how often you’ve been here, this is a great getaway, a great vacation destination, a marvelous break from the cold and snow of Chicago.

Sun and sand are so much better than Chicago’s two most common words this time of year: Polar Vortex. Tom Skilling would be out of a job if he worked here – it’s 80 or 85 degrees with bright sun and limited clouds almost daily, 365 days a year.

Full Story at Chicago pride

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Lodge at Detroit Lake, Detroit, Oregon

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Lodge at Detroit Lake

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

Located in the heart of the Willamette National Forest, the lodge offers luxury accommodations featuring flat screen televisions, jetted tubs, kitchenettes and all the charm Detroit Lake has to offer.

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Gay Houston

Author: , February 11th, 2016

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There is a billboard on a nondescript stretch of freeway just south of George Bush International Airport in Houston that reads, “Wherever you go, God listens.” This must be true because during my weekend stay in America’s fourth largest city I am wanting for great food, interesting cultural attractions and a superabundance of hot and friendly Texan men and, wouldn’t you know it, I receive all three in spades.

Gay Houston is a curious place. The largest city in the United States without any formal zoning regulations has the disorienting effect of giving visitors the impression of a mini skyline in any direction their eyes might wander, outward from which spread a jumble of strip malls, clogged freeways, leafy green spaces, bland high rises, gated communities, cramped McMansions, and neighborhoods without central cores. Its urban plan is a tangled mess you want to straighten out like that of a child with a mop of unmanageable hair.

But the city is not without its charms. The chaos of Houston has the unintended effect of making every discovery–be it a culinary crown jewel, a funky boutique or a hipster hangout–a hard fought cause for celebration. This racially diverse city is mad for the arts, flush with expansive parks, and perpetually soaked in Bayou heat, the kind that makes summers unbearable but is perfect the rest of the year.

By Jason A Heidemann – Full Story at Passport

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Tempe, Arizona – Perfect for LGBT Vacations?

Author: , February 11th, 2016

Tempe

The Tempe Tourism Office has been promoting vacations for the LGBTQ community long before the term “gaycation” was even coined. On Jan. 16, the tourism office was honored for its efforts, by receiving the first-ever Founding Client Award from Pride Guide, a statewide LGBT total travel, wedding and business resource guide.

Pride Guide was first founded in Arizona and has since expanded to California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico. “The Tempe Tourism Office has been a great supporter of the Pride Guide and the LGBT Community from the very start of the Pride Guide concept,” Pride Guide Publisher Michael McFall said. “This award is not just presented to a client who has been with us from the beginning but also a client who used their talents and connections to push the Pride Guide to become what is today.”

Tempe’s efforts first began in 2003, when it joined the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Each year its efforts have grown through initiatives like specific targeting of LGBTQ vacationers through advertising and partnerships as well as LGBTQ-friendly events.

By Steven Tottan – Full Story at BizJournals.com

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Haley’s Motel, Holmes Beach, Florida

Author: , February 11th, 2016

Haley's Motel

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

Anna Maria Island has been named Trip Advisor’s # 3 best island destinations for 2014. It features gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather, and a fun, family-friendly environment ideal for the ultimate vacation. Haley’s Motel has been part of this “Old Florida” neighborhood for 60 years. We have incorporated modern amenities while maintaining the laid back and quaint atmosphere.

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