Provincetown’s 2nd Summer

Author: , September 24th, 2017

September and October with warm days and cool evenings mark the ‘2nd Summer’ in Ptown.  The crowds have thinned a bit, but there’s still plenty of things to do.  The average September high is 70 degrees with an average low temperature of 55.  October brings an average high of 60 degrees and a low of 45.  It’s a spectacular time to visit Provincetown.

The 2nd summer lineup of activities is packed with something going on every weekend and a number of activities during the week.  A glance at the schedule lists these highlights:

Sept 28-Oct 1   Mates Leather Weekend
Oct 6-8               Monumental Yard Sale weekend
Oct 6 -9              Columbus Day weekend 
Oct 9-15             Women’s Week
Oct 15-23           Fantasia Fair
Oct 27-29           Spooky Bear weekend
Oct 27-29          Halloween weekend 
Nov 17-19          Mr. New England Leather
Nov 22               Holiday lighting of Pilgrim Monument festivities
Nov 23-26        Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 25               Holiday lighting of Lobster Pot Christmas Tree
Dec 1-3              Holly Folly weekend
Dec 28-Jan 2    Provincetown First Light Celebration with Fireworks
With great weather and lower off-season rates you have a great reason to visit Ptown this fall.  Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Ptown location.  On Commercial Street, across the street from the water our guesthouse is walking distance to everything.  We would love to have you stay with us, please visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown!

 

Events: Steven Wright

Author: , September 24th, 2017

Events: Steven Wright http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow.  Wright was booked for his first “Tonight Show” appearance on Friday, August 6, 1982.  The comic soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and numerous trips back to “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” today, he is a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas. Book your tickets and enjoy the show October 7.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts accommodation at the GLBT friendly 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.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

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Events: Three Dog Night

Author: , September 23rd, 2017

Events: Three Dog Night http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working to expand its audience, Three Dog Night has embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. In fact, releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies.Three Dog Night maintains an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over 70 dates a year. The hit filled concerts are performed for generation-spanning audiences.Now, marking nearly 50 years on the road, Three Dog Night continues to grow its fan base and develop new ways of doing business, all the while keeping up a full schedule of concerts. Since 1986, the band has performed over 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls. Experience this legendary band at the Flying Monkey October 8.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly 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 are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is 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 autumn activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many autumn activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers and local activities. Book Your ‘Three Dog Night’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Hawaii’s Hidden Hideaway – Kailua Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Author: , September 23rd, 2017

Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway - Kailua Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Recipient of the Most Romantic Hideaway Award, two years in a row. One of the best-kept secrets in Hawaii is this beautiful B&B.

30-minutes from Waikiki, Honolulu, airport and the Pearl Harbor Historic district. 2 blocks from the world famous Lanikai beach. Five minutes from Kailua with great restaurants, antique shops, and rentals for kayaks, windsurfing and bikes.

Private units include one suite, and two deluxe studios, all with garden views, and all can interconnect, with your choice of king, queen or twin sleeping arrangements. The suite has

  • a large garden lanai area with a private outdoor Jacuzzi spa
  • a queen bed plus a single sleep sofa.

Each hideaway unit has

  • its own private entrance
  • bathroom
  • dining area
  • lanai deck
  • kitchenette
  • fiber optic cable television
  • a library of activities on the island
  • restaurant menus
  • books on Hawaiiana

We also have beach chairs, mats and toys (snorkel gear, boogie boards and other beach items.) Water sports, not your thrill, we have 7 golf courses within 20 minutes from the B&B. Tennis courts close by and wonderful hikes right by the B&B.

We offer FREE WiFi and FREE off street parking and there are NO Resort Fees. We also have laundry facilities for your use. One of the best features to our location is that you can watch the sunrise on the beach, or even better, the full moon rising over the ocean. We are a legal licensed permitted establishment.

Please accept our invitation to come stay at the Hideaway. Thank you for considering us.

Warmest Aloha

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Baring His Cheeks to the Peaks

Author: , September 23rd, 2017

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You may never see the face of the man behind these cheeky pics, but try and appreciate some of the other assets he has to offer here.

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By Dan Beeson – Full Story at Gay Star News

Al Amin Mosque in Beirut – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , September 23rd, 2017

Al Amin Mosque - Keep Calm and Wander

While I was in Beirut, I had the chance to go inside Al Amin Mosque. The locals call it as Blue Mosque, simply because of its blue dome that sits on top of it. Mohammad Al Amin is not an ancient mosque. Compared to the Blue Mosque in Turkey, in Egypt or in any other countries in the Middle East, this is a new place of worship. It was inaugurated in 2008.

When I visited there on a hot June weather, I was hesitant to go inside because I was wearing shorts. However, I had a colourful sarong inside my bag, just in case I’d be refused entry. I could simply wrap it around my waist to cover my flawless legs.

I was there around 10:30 in the morning but the guard told me to come back at 11:00 because the janitors were still cleaning. So, I walked around the area – despite the searing heat and went back 30 minutes later. Good thing was – the guard let me in – with me in knee-length shorts. He asked if I were a muslim and when I said no, he handed me out a leaflet about Islam. He directed me to a space where I could place my shoes properly. I was the first visitor (or tourist) that day and it was so quiet. I could even hear my own footsteps on a carpeted floor. In fact, I was even guilty of making a teeny bit of a sound.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Events: Travis Tritt

Author: , September 22nd, 2017

Events: Travis Tritt! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Travis Tritt launched his music career 27 years ago. The Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity and sell-out shows. Tritt has also stayed true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. He’s released 25 million in career album sales. Travis Tritt has also received two Grammys and three CMA Awards. His devoted fan base continues to fill venues coast-to-coast.  Buy your tickets and experience an exceptional evening of country music at the Flying Monkey October 7.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly 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 are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is 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 autumn activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many autumn activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers and local activities. Book Your ‘Travis Tritt’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Panama: Ideal Destination for Discerning Travelers – EcoCircuitos

Author: , September 22nd, 2017

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Located at the heart of the Americas, Panama City is the most cosmopolitan of the Central American capitals; overflowing with trendy new clubs, cool boutique hotels and gay friendly neighborhoods and attractions. As a long established hub for international business, trade and transportation the City has developed into a modern, busy metropolis attracting visitors from around the world.

LGBT travelers may find Panama City more gay friendly than other Central American countries; many of the main destinations throughout the country are friendly to all visitors and will make LGBT families and travelers feel at home.

PanamaPanama is a safe, stable and friendly country of almost four million inhabitants and 75.517 square kilometers. It is among the most biologically diverse countries on the planet and features a variety of unique ecosystems. With a total of over 2,500 km of coastline on two oceans, 15 national Parks and seven distinct indigenous cultures there is much to explore. Five UNESCO World Heritage sites wait to be discovered.

This short guide will direct you to the best spots in town but keep in mind that nightlife in Panama does not really start after midnight. Have Fun!!

WHAT TO DO IN PANAMA CITY

PanamaPanama City is a cosmopolitan city, a delightful combination of the historic and modern. It is also one of the safest cities in Latin America. There are three Cities: the historical ruins of the 16th Century city named Panama Viejo, the 17th Century Spanish Colonial Casco Antiguo area of the city and the modern skyscraper city with the business district.

Day tour of Panama City – Visit the three cities in one day: the ruins of the 16th century original city, walk the Casco Antiguo colonial city and admire the modern city. Walk the Casco Viejo – Old Quarters at night for bar hoping and amazing gastronomy. There are several roof top bars that will offer an amazing view of the City. Our suggestion: Tantalo, Barlovento, Casa Casco and Casa Jaguar.

The Panama Canal – City tour includes a trip to the Panama Canal. A must-do is a visit to the Visitors Center at Miraflores Locks. And if you want an unforgetable experience, go dining to Atlantic and Pacific Co. Overlooking the Miraflores locks.

The Panama Canal Transits – Only on special schedule, this is a great option for those that interested in the complete history of the Panama Canal and experience crossing the locks in a mini cruise. This is a great adventure with friends.

PanamaAmador Causeway and Biodiversity Museum – A visit to the Amador Causeway is also a good option to admire the spectacular views of the Panama City’s skyline and the Panama Canal. You can bike or walk the area or just enjoy a Panama bear at the restaurants in the Marina. A must to see is the Biodiversity Museum, an architectonic jewel design by Frank Gerhy.

Panama Canal Railway trans-isthmus – Ride the historic Panama Canal Railway, the original transcontinental railway inaugurated in 1855. In special observation cars, the trip takes you across the scenic Isthmus from Panama City on the Pacific, to Colon on the Atlantic Side.

PanamaThe Rainforst Discovery Center in Soberania National Park – The Discovery Center in the Panama Canal Rainforest is open every day from 6.00AM to 4.00PM Climb this 100-foot Observation Tower for a breathtaking view above the forest canopy and hike the trails around the center. You will learn about sustainable practices in this fantastic place. Ideal for couples and families. Our guides are naturalist that will amaze you with great interpretation of the neotropical forest.

Portobello: A picturesque bayside town of with the ruins of Spanish forts and a restored Spanish Colonial treasure house. In Spanish colonial times the Portobello Treasure House was the center for trans-shipment of all the Peruvian gold and treasure taken from Latin America to Spain. Spanish galleons came and went constantly and many fairs were held. That easy heyday ended with the arrival of English pirates like Sir Francis Drake who repeatedly looted Portobellos treasures and brought about its eventual demise. The Portobelo Ruins are a pillar of Spanish colonial times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PanamaFort San Lorenzo: A well preserved fort ruin perched high on a stunning promontory above the Chagres River as it meets the sea. Sir Henry Morgan attacked the fort and made away with booty in 1666. It is essential to go with a tour operator since to date this unusual site has no signs or tourist info of any kind.

Embera Cultural Encounters, Chagres National Park – An unforgettable encounter with a living Indian culture in Panama’s rain forest. Panama is the only place in the world where you can have this experience in a day trip from a major metropolitan city.

PanamaThe tour begins less than 2 hours from Panama City, where you’ll take a motorized canoe up a scenic rainforest river, the only means of transport in the jungle, to an authentic Embera Indian village on river bank deep inside the rainforest. The village consists mostly of the rough wood and palm homes on stilts typical of the jungle Indians. Embera indians will perform a tribal dance offer authentic body paintings, exquisite handicrafts, share a typical meal and explain their way of life, traditions and beliefs.

Handicrafts and shopping – Beautiful boutiques and amazing brands in Casco Antiguo. Try el Valle Sunday Market, the Artisan’s Market and don´t miss the city’s shopping malls, ideals for those looking for brands. Check Multiplaza a high end shopping mall.

Optional day tours from Panama City: kayaking, biking tours, arts tours, sailing tours in San Blas, Beach Escapes to Bocas del Toro and the Gulf of Chiriqui, Azuero and the highlands. For more information click on our website: www.ecocircuitos.com

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Events: Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams

Author: , September 21st, 2017

Events: Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Three old friends from the earliest days of A Prairie Home Companion join together for an evening of harmony and humor. Garrison Keillor will speak of the beauty of being 75. Robin & Linda Williams will perform the music that they love. Anticipate “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with wide-ranging melodies. Book your tickets and join three old friends for a delightful evening October 6.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts accommodation at the GLBT friendly 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.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Casa Del Maya B&B – Merida Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 21st, 2017

Casa del Maya B&B - Merida Gay Bed & Breakfast

Come explore the Yucatan from Casa Del Maya, an historic bed and breakfast in the heart of Merida that has been carefully restored to meet the needs of modern travelers, while maintaining its historic charm.

Although English is our native language, we also speak Spanish, and always love to speak with people from other cultures.

At Casa Del Maya, we respect and celebrate diversity – everyone is welcome here!

Casa Del Maya is a lovingly restored colonial-style Merida bed and breakfast, filled with Mexican charm and celebrating the rich culture and craft of the Mayans. An artful blend of hacienda and Mayan-inspired rustic elegance makes Casa Del Maya a unique and romantic Merida destination.

Come stay with us to explore Merida and everything it has to offer – we’ll make you feel at home.

Our Mexican bed and breakfast is in the heart of the Merida Centro, away from the bustling hotels. Casa Del Maya is located in the historic Santa Ana close to the parks of Santa Ana, Santiago and Santa Lucia, the Grand Plaza, and Paseo de Montejo. Our location is perfect for strolling, shopping, and sightseeing in Merida.

Our six spacious guest rooms include:

  • air conditioning
  • ceiling fans
  • light-filled windows
  • large modern bathroom with rain shower
  • WiFi internet access in rooms
  • television
  • decoratively patterned “pasta” tile floors
  • handcrafted furniture
  • hand-sewn Mayan textiles
  • hand-painted Talavera tiles and sinks
  • Come stay with us at Casa Del Maya!

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