Winter Party Coming to Miami March 6th

Author: , January 31st, 2013

Miami Beach Gay TravelThis March 6 -11, leave it to the Florida sunshine to melt away the Winter blues with the annual Winter Party in Miami! Throwing together a series of parties to show off the pulsating beats of this eternal, sunshine-filled haven, Winter Party is world famous and attracts the hottest DJs and sexiest crowds.

With additional events planned for the beach too, there is no reason not to grab some of your besties and let the warm breezes of Miami take you away! Or, grab a couple of cocktails and check out the fellow partygoers from the comfort of your lounge chair!

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Booking Air Travel

Author: , January 31st, 2013

AirplaneOne of the most frustrating things about visiting far-off places – such as South Africa, where I’m currently traveling – is figuring out how to get around.

Unless you have months and months to travel overland at a relaxed pace, you move primarily by air, which requires you to learn a lot about local airlines, i.e. which are cheapest, which fly nonstop and which are most reliable.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my extensive travels, it’s that technology is your best friend in situations like these. Specifically, tools like Skyscanner are indispensable for finding cheap flights, without having to do a lot of logistical legwork.

Authored By Robert Schrader – See the Full Story at Leave Your Daily Hell

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Deadphish (great evening of music) – Feb 2nd

Author: , January 31st, 2013

DeadPhishhttp://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#february_2013 – a musical and spiritual journey into the soul disguised as the Rock N Roll Music of Gerry Garcia and Phish. After an awesome experience this past Winter we had to bring back the full experience of festivals from the days of Peace, Love, Good Vibes and even better Jams, and the man that started it all, Jerry Garcia… along with the band that unofficially picked up the torch after he passed, Phish.  Cats Under the Stars Bring you the tunes of the Jerry Garcia Band with authenticity. Their intentions, pure and simple, are to create good times, dancing, great music, and an experience you will not soon forget. As if that were not enough, in come… The Phreaks are an all-star cast of New England musicians celebrating the music of Phish. For years, the Phreaks have gained a reputation for delivering exciting and “phanatically” authentic performances. The band regularly recreates Phish shows and plays albums in their entirety.

Use the romantic Glynn House Inn as your New Hampshire getaway base. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitalityA full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House website www.glynnhouse.com/ for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Five Things to Do for Free in New Orleans

Author: , January 30th, 2013

Lesbian Travel: Dykadence at Southern DecadenceIt’s expensive to be a tourist in a town that’s hosting two of the biggest events of the new year – Mardi Gras and the NFL Super Bowl – but New Orleans has plenty of free things to do.

The nearly 300-year-old French city has walkable neighborhoods and scenic public parks dotted with centuries-old oak trees draped in Spanish moss, along with a free ferry and historic market.

Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street

New Orleans is perhaps best-known for hosting one of the biggest free parties in the world: Mardi Gras. The Carnival season includes parades with costumed riders, marching bands and decorated floats, but it only lasts a few weeks. But visitors can get a taste of the madness and revelry of Carnival any time of year on Bourbon Street, the city’s most famous thoroughfare, where scantily-clad women beckon patrons from strip club doorways and beads are flung from balconies to revelers down below year-round. It’s also a hot spot for live music, which spills out onto the street from clubs with doors and windows flung open. Bourbon Street is also the one place where a costume can be flaunted any time of year.

Authored By – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Cape Town – Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

Author: , January 30th, 2013

“The best way to see the wineries near Cape Town,” my friend Dayne advised me, as we chatted about things to do in Cape Town over drinks earlier this week, “is to hire a car or a motorcycle and explore the region that way.”

My heart sank. “Um, you do realize that I’m only accustomed to driving on the right side of the road, right? I mean, um, correct?”

“It’s not that bad,” he laughed. “I mean, not deadly anyway. You might find yourself in a fender bender, but you can buy cheap online motorbike insurance and protect yourself from that.”

Authored By Robert Schrader – See the Full Story at Leave Your Daily Hell

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Dolly Travels: In Hawaii

Author: , January 30th, 2013

Big island of HawaiiOur dear friend, Bella (Dolly Goolsby) is on the go again, this time in Hawaii. She has graciously allowed us to republish her travel blogs. Enjoy!

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Yes, we finally made it over to the Big Island. The weather is gorgeous. I just had to get out of the freezing weather I California. We got here Thursday afternoon. My brother, Darrell, and his wife, Kat, picked us up at the airport. After a lovely Thai lunch, we went to their home. Gorgeous. They have 5 acres, a beautiful house, coffee and citrus trees, pet cats and 2 birds.

Both of them are very artistic, so they are in the midst of covering the lanai in Quartzite. So while they worked on Friday, Frank and I went on a long walk. This side of the island, Kona, is more dry than Hilo side, but beautiful. It was fun, when we got to the top of the hill, we looked back, and saw the Carnival cruise ship looked like it was anchored behind their house. Pretty nice yacht, huh!

Yesterday we went to the Farmers Market, then in the afternoon went to a beach where we saw turtles. Beautiful.

For dinner, we have had grilled teriyaki chicken and salad, fish, vegetables and salad, all eating on the lanai. Love it.

Now we are off to Captain Cook. Not sure exactly where or what that is, but I will find out and you will know tomorrow. Aloha!

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Flying Goose Brew Pub – delightful NH experience

Author: , January 30th, 2013

The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille http://www.glynnhouse.com/area/id21.htm is a place where the traveler, old-timer, newcomer and the seasonal resident alike, often stop for a cold draft from the micro-brewery o a more leisurely meal in the dining room. Fine ales, casual dining and periodic concerts are offered. Patrons can take home 64 ounce ‘growlers’ too. The setting boasts views of Mt. Kearsarge and is easily accessible for those traveling on I-89. The Flying Goose attracts families from all over. The Flying Goose has become something of a New London landmark, a true New England gem. The Flying Goose is only a short drive from the Inn.

Stay at the romantic Glynn House Inn during your New Hampshire getaway. You and your partner will experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Don’t leave your four-footed canine pal at home. Reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House website www.glynnhouse.com/for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Benton’s Sugar Shack – traditional New England

Author: , January 30th, 2013

Benton’s Sugar Shack www.glynnhouse.com/area/id8.htm  is a traditional New England sugar shack, producing it’s own maple syrup on-site for 4 generations! They sell an extensive variety of all things maple.  Benton’s is a short drive from the Inn.

 

Use the romantic Glynn House Inn as your New Hampshire getaway base. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitalityA full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/Benton website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.

 

Austria’s Rose Ball Coming in February

Author: , January 29th, 2013

Rosenball 2013 Vienna AustriaSince 1991, the Rose Ball in Vienna, Austria has been welcoming the LGBT community and their allies to join in at one of the most flagrant, crazy, balls-to-the-walls ball in the the country.

Join Miss Candy Heaven at this uniquely Austrian queer party that coincides with that other ball, the Vienna Opera Ball. This satirical event, parodies the stuffiness of the Opera Ball by bringing in some of Austria’s best entertainers, yes that includes drag queens, to an inclusive dance party with world-class DJs, dancers, radio stations, and outrageous costumes.

See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Iceland – A Gay Travel Love Story

Author: , January 29th, 2013

Reykjavik, IcelandSometimes, I dream about Iceland. I close my eyes late at night, and I hear the sounds of my Icelandic friends laughing as they sip beers at the local cafe–I toss with excitement. I feel the cold air hitting my face as I stand at overlooks hypnotized by the tremendous views–I wrap myself tightly in my blanket. I inhale and smell the sea and fresh snow as I stroll along the harbor and pass the shipyard–my body relaxes. I remember the feeling that comes with an early morning walk along Reykjavik’s cobblestone streets, and my body drifts away.

I’ve fallen for this island nation, and I’ve fallen hard. My first visit in 2009 has resulted in two subsequent visits, and I can’t help but dream about a return. I am not the only one. Iceland’s charms have long bewitched travelers. From the first Norse explorers who settled upon the land in the North Atlantic and built a society to the Americans who were stationed here during World War II and never returned back to America, the island beckons.

An Off-Broadway play by Drew Larimore titled Out of Iceland, which starred openly lesbian singer/comedienne Lea DeLaria, also noted this magical draw Iceland has on visitors. The protagonists find themselves both mysteriously pulled to Iceland’s center. Larimore explains the island’s magnetism with Iceland’s colorful folklore including the people’s widespread belief in hidden people, trolls, and elves–some can’t help but think that maybe there is something bigger than us that attracts us to the land of fire and ice.

Authored By Joseph Pedro – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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