Purple Roofs November 2011 Gay Travel Newsletter: Chicago’s Lincoln Park, NC Outer Banks, Sacramento

Published Date Author: , November 6th, 2011

Welcome to the Purple Roofs Newsletter for November, 2012.

We’ve got lots of great stuff for you this month – including featured articles on Chicago’s Lincoln Park, North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Sacramento, and Collecting Souvenirs While Traveling.

You’ll also find some great accommodation specials and discounts, tons of upcoming gay travel events, and much more.

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Our Featured Articles This Month:

Collecting Souvenirs While TravelingTRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Buying Souveneirs When Traveling
by Don & Ray, the Gay Travel Guys

We have been asked repeatedly by people who are traveling whether on business, vacations or just traveling for the heck of it, what type of souvenirs we usually purchase. Of course different people like buying different types of souvenirs. Some people like to purchase refrigerator magnets, sweat shirts, T shirts, baseball caps, coffee mugs, salt and pepper shakers and really all kinds of stuff. That is great if that is what you are into and want to remember your traveling by. Being in the antiques business for over 38 years, we have always purchased souvenirs that we can use or display in our home, like fine china, clocks, furniture, silver, oil paintings and chandeliers! It IS amazing what we can put in our automobile and come home with.

Lincoln Park in ChicagoChicago’s Lincoln Park
by Fran & Quincy, Aster House Apartments

Lincoln Park is downtown Chicago’s most upscale (and safe!) neighborhood — an ideal starting point for exploring the city. For world-class dining or just happy noshing, many cafes, restaurants, pizzerias, bakeries, local ice cream and fudge shops, and sports bars are all here — often several to a block! Alinea was voted the #9 restaurant in the WORLD — so make your reservation early! But if you miss out, there are quite a few that Michelin gave high ratings to on their recent visit, or copious local favorites of many ethnicities. And at the other end of the spectrum are wonderful hot-dog, hamburger and Chicago pizza joints to try.

Marines at Camp LejuneThe Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina & Camp Lejune
by Robert, The White House on Freedom, Hubert, North Carolina

Well, where to start about the Southern Outer Banks/Swansboro/Emerald Isle/Camp Lejeune. Well, let’s start at Camp Lejeune. It is one of the largest Marine Corp Bases in the world. It is filled with some of the best men and women in the world. Now that DADT is over it brings new opportunities for the men and women that are looking for partners to meet freely in the area now without fear. For decades females made their moves to this area to find their man. It has been told for generations to bring your most unattractive daughter/sister/cousin here and they will definitely find their man.

California Capitol Building in SacramentoExploring Sacramento’s Gay Side: About the City
by Scott & Mark, Purple Roofs

Although it’s the Capitol of the state of California, Sacramento has always lagged behind Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego in population, culture, and recreational opportunities. But after a decade of Bay Area influx, the character of the area is shifting, even as the drop-off of the real estate market has closed off the spigot. The newer arrivals, accustomed to the culture of the San Francisco Bay Area, have brought some of it with them, including some fantastic restaurants and local entertainment, and also bringing demand for some of the finer things.

More Gay Travel News

We also scour the web to bring you all the gay travel news we can find. You can see these posts on a daily basis at http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog, or sign up for our RSS feed. Here are some of our favorites from the last month:

Carlos Melia is now blogging for us as well as he travels the globe – here are his posts from the last month:

Gay Travel Events The Next Two Months:

Check out our new events calendar, where we list gay events around the world – http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-events.html. Here are the events for the next two months:

  • Australia, NSW, Byron Bay: 12/29-12/30, Queer Fruits Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/iKCIej
  • Belgium, Leuven: 11/08-11/25, Holebi Filmfestival Vlaams-Brabant 2011. http://bit.ly/jpHLox
  • Brazil, Sao Paulo: 11/10-11/17, MixBrasil Sexual Diversity Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/mismvB
  • China, Hong Kong: 09/30-12/06, Pink Season Gay/Lesbian Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/qxM1B3
  • China, Hong Kong: 11/19-12/01, Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/iKeiqp
  • Czech Republic, Brno/Prague: 11/02-11/16, Mezipatra Queer Filmovy Festival / Mezipatra Queer Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/jGQQZ2
  • Ecuador, Quito: 11/17-11/27, El Lugar Sin Limites 2011. http://bit.ly/ir0C9m
  • England, London: 11/07-11/20, GFEST 2011. http://bit.ly/f1hCto
  • England, London: 11/07-11/20, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011. http://bit.ly/lk3pDJ
  • England, Lancashire, Liverpool: 11/01-11/30, Homotopia 2011. http://bit.ly/s5df9v
  • France, St. Etienne: 11/25-11/28, FACE a FACE Festival du film gay et lesbien de Saint-Etienne 2011. http://bit.ly/kzKnxN
  • Germany, Munster: 11/04-11/07, Queerstreifen Munster 2011. http://bit.ly/iB1Dx4
  • India, New Delhi: 11/26-12/05, Nigah QueerFest New Dehli 2011. http://bit.ly/iKBlgr
  • Italy, Bologna: 10/29-11/05, Gender Bender Festival Internazionale Bologna 2011. http://bit.ly/jQ67U9
  • Italy, Emilia Romagna, Bologna: 12/03-12/05, Some Prefer Cake – Bologna Lesbian Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/lvXE5H
  • Italy, Tuscany, Florence: 11/25-12/01, Florence Queer Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/iW200S
  • Mexico, Yucatan, Merida: 11/06-11/14, Fancinegay – Cine Gay y Lesbico Extremadura 2011. http://bit.ly/iNcUIw
  • New Zealand, Golden Bay, Takaka: 12/21-01/03, Gay Summer Camp: Week-Long Event in New Zealand., Autumn Farm, 37 Central Takaka R. http://bit.ly/dHaMti
  • Northern Ireland, Belfast: 11/11-11/19, Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/jTKXf5
  • Puerto Rico, San Juan: 11/11-11/17, Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/kwkSWI
  • Slovenia, Ljubljana: 11/26-12/04, Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival . http://bit.ly/iL3JZL
  • Spain, Madrid: 10/27-11/06, LESGAICINEMAD: The Madrid Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/iFcHX1
  • Spain, Andalusia, Sevilla: 11/19-11/28, Festival internacional de cine lesbico y gay de Andalucia 2011. http://bit.ly/iqx0PZ
  • Switzerland, Bern: 11/10-11/16, Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Bern 2011. http://bit.ly/lU5yMZ
  • Switzerland, Geneva: 11/10-11/21, Everybody’s Perfect – Festival du film gay et lesbien (LGBTIQ) de Geneve 2011. http://bit.ly/lK1jax
  • UK, Scotland, Glasgow: 10/21-11/12, Glasgay! 2011. http://bit.ly/irDnzg
  • USA, CO, Boulder: 11/11-11/27, Bent Lens Cinema 2011. http://bit.ly/lnxSMZ
  • USA, IL, Chicago: 11/03-11/12, REELING Annual Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/mGLN0p
  • USA, IN, Bloomington: 01/11-01/29, Pride: Bloomington’s LGBTQ Film Festival 2012. http://bit.ly/l9kMA9
  • USA, IN, Indianapolis: 11/11-11/13, Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/lGSwA0
  • USA, IN, Indianapolis: 11/11-11/13, Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival . http://bit.ly/mismvB
  • USA, NY, East Northport: 11/11-11/17, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/jhq7fS
  • USA, NY, New York: 11/09-11/14, MIX NYC – The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival 2011. http://bit.ly/kbfDwJ

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That’s it for this month – enjoy the newsletter!

Mark & Scott
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