Lynyrd Skynyrd / Peter Frampton

Author: , June 25th, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd / Peter Frampton! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The legacy evening smallbegan over 41 years ago. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to bring the best music in southern rock to their fans. The catalog includes over 60 albums. Skynyrd remains a cultural icon, appealing to all generations. This rock and roll powerhouse continues to tour each year, bringing that multi-decade legacy to fans who simply love the music.
Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd on stage is Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton. Frampton became an international hit with his album Frampton Comes Alive! It’s one of the top-selling live records of all time. He has since released several major albums. Peter Frampton has also collaborated with legendary artists including David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Plan on experiencing a fabulous evening of music July 11.

Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 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 activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, ATV Rides, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, zip line and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd / Peter Frampton Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Dave Matthews Band

Author: , June 24th, 2016

Dave Matthews Band http://glynnhouse.com/events/ exploded in the 1990s with its evening smallhybrid of jazz, folk, and world music. All were channeled through Matthews’ distinct pop sensibility. Often associated with the decade’s jam-band movement, the Dave Matthews Band started as a college favorite. By the end of the decade, Matthews’ introspective lyrics and distinctive vocal timbre resonated through stadiums across the U.S. In the new Millennium, the band continued to evolve, releasing one of their strongest, most complex studio album, 2009’s Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King. The Dave Matthews Band has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. With 2012’s Away From The World entering the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in 2012,  Experience a dazzling evening of music at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion July 12 – 13.

Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 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 activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, ATV Rides, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, zip line and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Dave Matthews Band’ Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Event: Together Live

Author: , June 23rd, 2016

Event: Together Live! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo evening smalland Melissa Etheridge! Four-time Grammy Award winner, Pat Benatar, has always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer. She remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record. Now, she’s a bonafide living legend!  Together, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo made music history being the first female and first guitarist, respectively, to ever appear on MTV.
Joining Benatar and Giraldo on stage is fellow rocker, Melissa Etheridge. The American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist, is known for her confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals. She’s also a 17-time nominee and two-time Grammy Award winner. Experience a dazzling musical evening at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion July 10.

Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 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 activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, ATV Rides, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, zip line and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Together Live’ Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Independence Day Weekend

Author: , June 21st, 2016

Independence Day Weekend  http://glynnhouse.com/seasonal-packages/  Book three evenings in a deluxe suiteevening small and save 10% off regular rates. At the romantic Glynn House Inn guests experience gracious surroundings, great food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. Gourmet breakfasts are served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free menu is always available. Let your four footed canine celebrate Independence Day too. Reserve one of three pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage – offered in 11 of 13 guest rooms.

Compliment your Independence Day Weekend stay with a three course dinner for two at the Six Burner Bistro Restaurant – including a bottle of wine – only $129. Therapeutic in-room massage is available too. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Independence Day Weekend Savings and have a terrific weekend in New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions too.

Venture away from the Inn and enjoy a traditional 4th of July with fireworks, parades and picnics. Other New Hampshire activities include bike and boat rentals, fishing guides, historic sites, lake cruises, outdoor adventure trips, rock climbing and more. Inn guests enjoy savings off regular rates. Shoppers are also spoiled for choice – antiques, art galleries, crafts & more – all ‘tax free’. Hikers have hundreds of trails to choose from. Everyone will enjoy scenic drives along tranquil New Hampshire lanes and fine dining.  View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book you Independence Day Weekend Stay Online http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or ring 603 968 3775.

Event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Author: , June 20th, 2016

Event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream http://glynnhouse.com/events/ is an evening smallenchantingly romantic comedy! When four crisscrossed lovers flee from their overbearing parents into an enchanted forest, they become unknowingly embroiled in the battle between the king of the fairies and his bride.  Add to the mix a troupe of would-be actors, a mischievous sprite, and an errant love potion, and you have the recipe for Shakespeare’s most-beloved comedy. Plan on experiencing a delightful evening at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse July 6 – 16.

Book your Winnipesaukee 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 activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, ATV Rides, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, zip line and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Gay Miami Beach

Author: , June 20th, 2016

South Beach, Miami Gay Travel

We flew into Miami in early April, headed to gay Miami Beach for its seventh annual Pride celebrations and the sun-kissed climate of the Florida coast, not knowing what to expect from a city rebuilding the visibility of its LGBTI community. What we found during our short but eclectic time perched on the shores was the magnificent fire that first gave inspiration to the original pride marches of the late 1960s and sparked a movement that began to change the nation; and it’s alive and well.

This year, Pride in Miami Beach returned to the true roots of the LGBTI movement, aiming to bring diverse communities together in understanding and provide a safe space for self-expression and enjoyment for everyone – something that other prides have arguably lost sight of in recent years, in favor of weekend-bender parties.

In gay Miami Beach for the first time, and reveling in the delights of a sunny Pride, we decided to take in some of the other attractions of the city. From historical to culinary, architectural to stylish and a nightlife unique to only few LGBTI capitals – it’s all for the taking in beautiful Miami Beach…

By Dan Beeson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Eleven Things to Do in Boston

Author: , June 19th, 2016

Boston

One of the enjoyable things about visiting a major city in the US is that most enable you to see the country through a slightly different prism: New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami… all offer a very different perspective and experience. Boston, in Massachusetts, may not be one of the country’s biggest cities, but the viewpoint it brings is one of history. Massachusetts is the state where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the Mayflower in 1620 and it’s where the US War of Independence began in the mid-1770s.

Whereas some US cities can be dated back to the turn of the 20th Century, and the arrival of the local railroad, Boston – which in the late 1600s was the third biggest port in the world after London and Bristol – has a history going back well over 300 years. It’s also the heart of New England, regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of the US. For visitors from the UK, the city has recently become a little more accessible. Norwegian Airlines launched another of its low-cost routes from Gatwick at Easter. Book enough in advance and flights to Logan Airport cost as low as #149 each way.

I flew on a 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern and greenest planes in the air. It features windows with dimmer controls, hours of entertainment via its Android Inflight Entertainment System, plus plug-in points for phone and laptop chargers. If, like me, you fly Premium, you can also access the brand new Number One lounge at Gatwick, to kick start your trip in style. Once there, here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your trip – whether it’s just an extended weekend or longer.

1. Boston’s Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5km walking route in downtown Boston that includes 16 historical points of interest. It takes in the Old State House, the Granary Burial Ground (which although small, actually contains well over 5,000 bodies!), and the sites of the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party.

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Events: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Author: , June 19th, 2016

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Members of the Rock Glynn House Evening-cand Roll Hall of Fame and true musical icons, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have influenced recording artists for decades. From Barry Gibb to Brian Wilson and Billy Joel, songwriters turned to Frankie’s inspiration for some of their biggest hits. Valli credits his successful career to a single visit to New York City’s Paramount Theater with his mother to see Frank Sinatra. Frankie and The Four Seasons became the hottest band in the land and an “overnight” in 1962. with a No. 1 record called “Sherry”. Two more No. 1 hits came with “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man”. These hits cementing Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the music industry. Frankie Valli continues, even today, to introduce new audiences to the sound of The Four Seasons with smash hits like “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”, “My Eyes Adored You” and more! Experience an evening to remember with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons July 6.

Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 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 activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, ATV Rides, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, zip line and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD – Melvyn’s Restaurant, Palm Springs

Author: , June 17th, 2016

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When we travel from coast to coast we usually do not know where to dine to have a memorable dining experience. Once we find a fabulous place, we go back again and again and again. We have been traveling to Palm Springs, California for 15 years and from the first time we went there we found one of our favorite restaurants in the entire country. Melvyn’s Restaurant which is located in the Ingleside Inn in downtown Palm Springs. We first heard about the restaurant on the television program, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.

melvyns to use interiorWe knew that we had to try it out which we did 15 years ago and since then we have been back dozens of times. Mel Haber, the owner is a tremendously good looking gentleman and has owned the restaurant for 41 years. The decor and menu has not changed in all those years. If something is perfect, then why change it? It is like stepping back in 1950 and 1960’s Hollywood ! Large photos of Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and all of the glorious Movie stars from the past are on the walls. Usually while we are dining there, we always see a celebrity or two.

Brian Ellis, the Maitre d’ has been there since day one. He has won numerous awards as being one of the finest Maitre d’s in the country. He knows how to do things right and to make every guest have a most memorable dining experience. He has made friends with many of his thousands of diners including us. Travelers to Palm Springs always return again and again to Melvyn’s.

Owner Mel Haber is one of the nicest gentleman that we have ever met. He has contributed back to the community in so many ways. He has written two books on his personal experiences in operating his Inn and restaurant. He is a celebrity in his own right and has a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

mel haberMelvyn’s Restaurant is located in the Ingleside Inn which Mel has also owned for 41 years. Over the years, the Inn has become a magnet for Hollywood’s elite, U.S. Presidents, royalty, aristocrats, captains of industry and celebrities visiting Palm Springs. According to Wikipedia, his guests have included Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Marie Shriver, Sylvester Stallone, Liza Minnelli, Liberace, Jerry Lewis, Barry Manilow, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Rita Hayworth, Pat Boone, Debbie Reynolds, Larry King, John Travolta, Sidney Sheldon, David Hasselhoff, President Gerald Ford, George Hamilton and celebrity travel columnists, Donald Pile and Ray Williams and dozens and dozens of other celebrities.

Check out Melvyn’s Restaurant at www.inglesideinn.com. They are located at 200 West Ramon Road. Their phone number is 800-772-6655 and the direct number to the restaurant is 760-325.2323.

For those readers who have never been to Palm Springs or are not going to be there in the immediate future, Mel Haber has given us one of his favorite recipes to share with our readers that he has on the menu.

VEAL INGLESIDE
– for Two people-

3 ounces of veal cutlet pounded until thin. Put in pan 2 ounces of peanut oil until hot. Flip both sides of veal into flour until lightly dusted. Whip one egg in a bowl, dip veal into egg batter, saute veal on each side 20 seconds until light brown.

Remove veal from pan and throw oil out. Put veal back into the same pan. Use 2 ounces of sherry wine. Reduce for 1 minute. Add 2 ounces of demi-glaze.

Cut 1/4 of an avocado fanned and put on top of veal. Cover with 2 ounces of mousseline sauce. Mousseline sauce is made with 8 ounces of heavy whipped cream combined with 4 ounces of hollandaise sauce (all whipped together). Preparation time: 6 minutes.
ENJOY !

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

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Bad Weather Everywhere – Dolly Travels

Author: , June 16th, 2016

Venice storm - DollyDid you think I have forgotten how to write? I have not forgotten; however, I have been distracted.

Venice, with all its antique charms, also had some weather problems that made sightseeing a bit difficult.

Venice is indeed charming, especially when the sun is shining on those red tile roofs and illuminating the white buildings, making them shine.

But wait. Do you see that black cloud coming in from the west? That cloud means trouble.

We carried umbrellas with us at all times. One never know when the rains might come, and when they do come , they can be spectacular. My tour group of last year can attest to that. Last year, we were in Murano when the black cloud appeared over the lagoon. We got onto the vaporetto for the trip back across the lagoon as quickly as we could. While on the boat, the rain came down in buckets. At times, we could hardly see the lagoon. That was pretty scary.

This year, Frank and I did not encounter such a magnificent display of rainfall, but we did get wet and then cold. It was surprising how fast the temperature would plummet. We could be warm, enjoying our gelato and within a half hour we would be wet, chilled, looking for a restaurant that had hot soup.

We did get to see most of the places on our agenda. We were scheduled to leave Venice on Saturday and go to the Dolomites. Unfortunately, for us, rain and thunderstorms, more cold weather was predicted for that area, so we cancelled those plans. For me, that was the most disappointing part of our entire trip. I love going to the Dolomites, especially the Alpe di Suissi area, which was our destination. I did not, however, want to spend all our time in the hotel.

I could not bear to be in the Dolomites and not be able to walk on these trails. That would be torture to me.

With all the weather problems in northern Italy, we decided to go back to Rome. It is warm and sunny here, and Rome is Frank’s favorite city. I wanted to go back to Florence, but it was raining there, also.

Italy’s weather problems are mild compared to what we see is happening in other places in Europe. Paris has been flooded by the River Seine overflowing its banks; there is reported flooding in Bavaria, a rock concert was cancelled after 47 people were injured by lightning. Outside of Europe, I saw on the news that some places in Australia were suffering from major flooding.

So here we are, in Rome again. Frank and I took a long walk up the Via Veneto this morning. When we got back to the hotel, Frank said he had had enough walking for the day, so I went to some of my favorite places by myself: the Spanish Steps (closed for repairs), Piazza Barberini, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon area (Pantheon was closed), Trevi Fountain.

I threw another coin into the fountain to ensure that I will return. I can only hope and pray that this global warming and the subsequent disasters will not continue. We were fortunate that we only had to endure some rain and some cold. I am thankful for that.

More adventures await us. We just have to be patient and flexible.

Until next time,
Arriverderci,

Dolly

By Dolly Goolsby – Full Story at Dolly Travels