Gay Travel Events for February and March, 2014

Author: , January 31st, 2014

We’ve just revamped our gay travel events section for 2014 – and we’ve added event descriptions, photos, and much more for the new year. Our updated gay travel events section has almost 300 events and growing – gay pride, film festivals, rodeos, circuit parties, and much more:

http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-events.html

Here are the events for February and March – a little something for everyone!

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 – Australia, NSW, Sydney
When: Feb 07 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Sydney’s Mardi Gras is huge! Running for almost a month in February/March each year, it includes Fair day at Victoria Park, the Harbour Party at the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, and several parties.Find A Place to Stay in New South Wales, Australia Here

 


 

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014 Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014 – Australia, NSW, Sydney
When: Feb 13 2014-Feb 23 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The annual gay movie companion to Sydney’s Mardi Gras festival.Find A Place to Stay in New South Wales, Australia Here

 


 

Bear Essentials 2014 Bear Essentials 2014 – Australia, NSW, Sydney
When: Feb 21 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Bears
Website: Click Here
Bear Essentials is an internationally recognized Sydney, Australia bear festival, organized by the Harbour City Bears. It brings together the best of our local bear culture and offers it to the world.Find A Place to Stay in New South Wales, Australia Here

 


 

Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2014 Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2014 – Australia, QLD, Brisbane
When: Mar 28 2014-Apr 06 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival brings you an amazing selection of engaging, inspiring, and most entertaining LGBTIQ films from all around the world. Find A Place to Stay in Queensland, Australia Here

 


 

ChillOut Festival 2014 ChillOut Festival 2014 – Australia, VIC, Daylesford
When: Mar 17 2014-Mar 10 2013
What: Festival
Website: Click Here
The Chillout Festival is an annual, four day gay pride celebration in Daylesford, Australia.Find A Place to Stay in Victoria, Australia Here

 


 

Pride March Victoria 2014 Pride March Victoria 2014 – Australia, VIC, Melbourne
When: Feb 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Victoria, Australia’s annual gay pride march and post-march celebration at Catani Gardens.Find A Place to Stay in Victoria, Australia Here

 


 

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014 Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014 – Australia, VIC, Melbourne
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 24 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Melbourne, Austtalia’s annual gay film festival, each year in mid March.Find A Place to Stay in Victoria, Australia Here

 


 

Gay Snow Happening 2014 Gay Snow Happening 2014 – Austria, Solden
When: Mar 22 2014-Mar 29 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
A week of gay ski week fun in Solden, Austria – you’ll never be bored.Find A Place to Stay in Austria Here

 


 

Regenbogen Ball 2014 Regenbogen Ball 2014 – Austria, Vienna
When: Feb 22 2014
What: Ball
Website: Click Here
The Vienna Rainbow ball is THE ball event fotr the LGBT community in Austria and our allies.Find A Place to Stay in Austria Here

 


 

Rosenball 2014 Rosenball 2014 – Austria, Vienna
When: Feb 27 2014
What: Ball
Website: Click Here
Vienna holds the RTosenball every year in late February, with talent flying in from around the world to join the celebration.Find A Place to Stay in Austria Here

 


 

Belgium Leatherpride 2014 Belgium Leatherpride 2014 – Belgium, Antwerp
When: Feb 06 2014-Feb 19 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Welcome to your dark fairy tale – Belgium’s annual Leatherpride.Find A Place to Stay in Belgium Here

 


 

Carnival 2014 Carnival 2014 – Brazil, Rio de Janiero
When: Feb 08 2014-Feb 12 2014
What: Festival
Website: Click Here
Rio Carnival is one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the world.Find A Place to Stay in Brazil Here

 


 

Jasper Pride Festival 2014 Jasper Pride Festival 2014 – Canada, Alberta, Jasper
When: Mar 21 2014-Mar 23 2013
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Jasper Pride is a three day Alberta gay ski event with drag shows, films, skiing, skating, concerts, and more, held each March.Find A Place to Stay in Alberta, Canada Here

 


 

One Love Valentine's Day Event One Love Valentine’s Day Event – Canada, BC, Kelowna: LeVel
When: Feb 15 2014
What: Fundraiser
Website: Click Here
Okanagan Pride celebrates gay pride in eastern British Columbia.Find A Place to Stay in Thompson-Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada Here

 


 

Guelph Winter Pride 2014 Guelph Winter Pride 2014 – Canada, ON, Guelph
When: Feb 03 2014-Feb 08 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Guelph’s winter pride runs for 6 days at the start of February, and includes movies, symposiums, teen pride, caberet, a dance and much more.Find A Place to Stay in Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, Canada Here

 


 

Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston 2014 Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston 2014 – Canada, ON, Kingston
When: Jan 30 2014-Feb 08 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
LGBT movie magic abounds at Reelout, Kingston, Ontario’s annual gay film festival, held each year in late January.Find A Place to Stay in Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada Here

 


 

Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival 2014 Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival 2014 – Canada, ON, Waterloo
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 17 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Waterloo, Ontario’s annual gay film festival, held each year in mid March.Find A Place to Stay in Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, Canada Here

 


 

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014 – England, London
When: Mar 20 2014-Mar 30 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The British Film Institute produces an annual gay film festival in London in late March.Find A Place to Stay in London, England, United Kingdom Here

 

 


 


 

European Gay Ski Week 2014 European Gay Ski Week 2014 – France, Alpe d’Huez
When: Mar 22 2014-Mar 29 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Europe’s original and most popular gay ski week and music festival returns to the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez.Find A Place to Stay in Southeastern France Here

 


 

Festival des images aux mots 2014 Festival des images aux mots 2014 – France, Lafitte-Vigordanne
When: Feb 03 2014-Feb 09 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
An annual LGBT film festival in Southwestern France, in the town of Lafitte-Vigordanne.Find A Place to Stay in Southwestern France Here

 


 

Festival Ecrans Mixtes 2014 Festival Ecrans Mixtes 2014 – France, Lyon
When: Mar 05 2014-Mar 11 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
A gay film festival held in Lyon, France every March.Find A Place to Stay in Southeastern France Here

 


 

European Snow Pride 2014 European Snow Pride 2014 – France, Tignes
When: Mar 22 2014-Mar 29 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
European Snow Pride is the top European gay winter sport and music festival, with guests from all over Europe and the USA.Find A Place to Stay in Southeastern France Here

 


 

Rainbow Reykjavik 2014 Rainbow Reykjavik 2014 – Iceland, TBA
When: Jan 30 2014-Feb 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Pink Iceland organizes the annual Rainbow Reykjavik Festival, including its events and daytours. The festival is held each year in late January and early February.Find A Place to Stay in Iceland Here

 


 

Beef Dip Leather & Bear Week 2014 Beef Dip Leather & Bear Week 2014 – Mexico, JAL, Puerto Vallarta
When: Jan 26 2014-Feb 02 2014
What: Leather
Website: Click Here
Beef Dip is an annual festival for bears and their admirers.Find A Place to Stay in Jalisco, Mexico Here

 


 

Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras 2013 Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras 2013 – Mexico, JAL, Puerto Vallarta
When: Mar 04 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Vallarta Mardi Gras and the Carnaval Parade is an annual festival, a public celebration held every year just before the Lent, forty days before Easter.Find A Place to Stay in Jalisco, Mexico Here

 


 

Roze Film Dagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 Roze Film Dagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 – Netherlands, Amsterdam
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 23 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Roze Filmdagen is Amsterdam’s gay film festival, held each year in March.Find A Place to Stay in The Netherlands Here

 


 

Scandanavian Ski Pride 2014 Scandanavian Ski Pride 2014 – Norway, Hemsedal
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 16 2013
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Hemsedal is Norway’s best ski destination and the best people will be there for the experience of a lifetime. It will be an active, social and fun ski weekend, with both skiing and snowboarding.

 


 

Raballder Cup 2014 Raballder Cup 2014 – Norway, Oslo
When: Feb 21 2014-Feb 23 2014
What: Sporting Event
Website: Click Here
Raballder cup takes place in February in Oslo, Norway – it’s the largest annual gay sporting event in Scandinavia. Play fair, play safe!

 


 

Cape Town Pride 2014 Cape Town Pride 2014 – South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
When: Feb 21 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Cape Town’s Pride Festival began in 2001 and then merged the following year with another local gay event. It’s held in late February and early March every year, and has become a very popular gay pride festival since 2004.Find A Place to Stay in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Here

 


 

Into the Tank Into the Tank – Spain, Madrid
When: Feb 01 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Madrid’s leather/fetish party throughout the year.Find A Place to Stay in Madrid, Spain Here

 


 

Sitges Carnival 2014 Sitges Carnival 2014 – Spain, Catalunya, Sitges
When: Feb 25 2014-Mar 05 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Carnival is the wildest party in Sitges – with more than 300K partygoers, it fills up the town each February.Find A Place to Stay in Catalunya, Spain Here

 

 


 

Swing 2014 Swing 2014 – Switzerland, Lenzerheide
When: Mar 02 2014-Mar 09 2013
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Swing gay ski week – great people, a colorful group of friendly gay men from various countries, and a holiday together. We’ve got the best location – a sunny, high-Alpine valley in the Graubunden region of Switzerland. It’s gay skiing at its best, easy to get to, but far away from your everyday life.Find A Place to Stay in Switzerland Here

 


 

Roadrunner Regional Rodeo 2014 Roadrunner Regional Rodeo 2014 – USA, AZ, Phoenix
When: Feb 14 2014-Feb 16 2014
What: Rodeo
Website: Click Here
Phoenix’s annual three day gay rodeo event takes place every year in mid-February.Find A Place to Stay in Phoenix, Arizona Here

 


 

Out in the Desert Gay Film Festival 2014 Out in the Desert Gay Film Festival 2014 – USA, AZ, Tucson
When: Mar 05 2014-Mar 09 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Tucson now has its own gay film festival, Out in the Desert, running in early March.Find A Place to Stay in Tucson, Arizona Here

 


 

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week 2014 Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, CA, Mammoth
When: Mar 12 2014-Mar 16 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Mammoth gay ski week has been around for more than a decade, with more than 2,500 people coming up the moubntain each year for the event im mid March.Find A Place to Stay in Central Valley & Sierra Nevadas, California Here

 


 

Valentines Day Cruise With Monterey Pride 2014 Valentines Day Cruise With Monterey Pride 2014 – USA, CA, Monterey: Embassy Suites
When: Feb 14 2014
What: Cruise
Website: Click Here
Monterey Pride hosts its annual Valentines Day dance at the Embassy Suites Ballroom.Find A Place to Stay in Central Coast, California Here

 


 


 

Hillcrest Fat Tuesday 2014 Hillcrest Fat Tuesday 2014 – USA, CA, San Diego: Hillcrest
When: Mar 04 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Hillcrest Mardi Gras has a new name – “Hillcrest Fat Tuesday”, and location. We are going Harder, Faster and Stronger with Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday on the east end of town.Find A Place to Stay in Greater San Diego Area, California Here

 


 

San Francisco Bear Weekend 2014 San Francisco Bear Weekend 2014 – USA, CA, San Francisco
When: Feb 14 2014-Feb 17 2014
What: Bears
Website: Click Here
San Frencisco’s annual Bear Weekend is a gathering that takes place every February over Presidents Day Weekend.Find A Place to Stay in San Francisco, California Here

 


 

Big Gay Train 2014 Big Gay Train 2014 – USA, CA, Sonoma
When: Mar 15 2014, 5:30-9:30 PM
What: Wine Tasting
Website: Click Here
The Big Gay Train is returning to Napa Valley in March, with four of wine country’s most exciting winemakers! Join us for an exclusive all gay winemaker dinner on the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Train!Find A Place to Stay in Sonoma County, California Here

 


 

Lake Tahoe Winterfest Gay Ski Week 2014 Lake Tahoe Winterfest Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, CA, South Lake Tahoe
When: Mar 02 2014-Mar 09 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Seven days of gay ski week fun in Lake tahoe – spend the week skiing or snow boarding, or hit the casinos for some hot action.Find A Place to Stay in Central Valley & Sierra Nevadas, California Here

 


 

Outboard Steamboat Springs 2014 Outboard Steamboat Springs 2014 – USA, CO, Steamboat Springs
When: Mar 25 2014-Mar 30 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
OutBoard started over fifteen years ago as a learn-to-snowboard event. Now, with over 30,000 members it has become the largest gay and lesbian snowboarding & skiing organization in the world.Find A Place to Stay in Northwest Colorado Here

 


 

Telluride Gay Ski Week 2014 Telluride Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, CO, Telluride
When: Feb 21 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Telluride, Colorado’s annual gay ski week is held on late February each year.Find A Place to Stay in Southwest Colorado Here

 


 

Pride South Florida 2014 Pride South Florida 2014 – USA, FL, Ft. Lauderdale
When: Mar 01 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Pride South Florida is Fort Lauderdale’s annual gay pride celebration, held every year in March.Find A Place to Stay in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida Here

 


 

Winter Party Festival 2014 Winter Party Festival 2014 – USA, FL, Miami Beach
When: Mar 05 2014-Mar 10 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Miami Beach’s Winter Party Festival is the hottest place to be this winter – six days of gay-themed parties take over South Beach.Find A Place to Stay in Miami, Florida Here

 


 

Women's International Film & Arts Festival 2014 Women’s International Film & Arts Festival 2014 – USA, FL, Miami Beach
When: Mar 26 2014-Mar 30 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival celebrates the best in lesbian film every March in South Beach.Find A Place to Stay in Miami Beach, Florida Here

 


 

Gay Mardi Gras 2013 Gay Mardi Gras 2013 – USA, LA, New Orleans
When: Feb 28 2014-Mar 04 2014
What: Festival
Website: Click Here
New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras with gay balls, parties, the Bourbon Street Awards, and much more.Find A Place to Stay in Louisiana Here

 


 

Bobby Wetherbee for Valentines Day Weekend Bobby Wetherbee for Valentines Day Weekend – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Feb 15 2014
What: Concert
Website: Click Here
Provincetown’s Most Beloved Piano Man plays a romantic concert for Valentine’s Day Weekend.Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Gay Camp Gay Camp – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Feb 15 2014
What: Play
Website: Click Here
A quick-change farce that follows the stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. They have been sent away by their parents to be ‘fixed’. Instead they learn how to love – themselves and one another.Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Cock Party Cock Party – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Feb 21 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
The Crown & Anchor in Ptown presents the annual C*ck Party to kick off SNOWBOUND Weekend in late February. It’s cold outside but it’s hot at the Paramount tonight!Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Butch & Bruisers Ball Butch & Bruisers Ball – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Mar 15 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
The Northeast Ursamen present the Boots & Boxers Party. Your $10 admission includes clothes check, and a portion of door receipts will benefit the Soup Kitchen In Provincetown!Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Provincetown International Film Festival 2014 Provincetown International Film Festival 2014 – USA, MA, Provincetown
When: Jun 17 2014-Jun 23 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Provincetown’s gay and lesbian film festival – filmmaking on the edge. Every year in mid-June on Cape Cod.Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 

White Out Weekend 2014 White Out Weekend 2014 – USA, ME, Bewry: Sunday River Ski Resort
When: Feb 06 2014-Feb 09 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Maine’s White Out Weekend combines a ga ski week with lots of other fun winter pride activities.Find A Place to Stay in Western Mountains, Maine Here

 


 

LGBT Comedyfest 2014 LGBT Comedyfest 2014 – USA, MI, Dearborn
When: Mar 08 2014, 8 PM
What: Fundraiser
Website: Click Here
Every March, Equality Michigan puts on the LGBT Comedyfest in Dearborn.Find A Place to Stay in Michigan Here

 


 

Cinekink NYC 2014 Cinekink NYC 2014 – USA, NJ, Rahway
When: Feb 25 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
A kinky, sex-positive LGBT inclusive film festival that hits NYC every February.Find A Place to Stay in New Jersey Here

 


 

Black Party Expo Fetish Party 2014 Black Party Expo Fetish Party 2014 – USA, NY, New York
When: Mar 21 2014-Mar 23 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Every March, in conjunction with New York City’s bacchannal The Black Party, BPX showcases and supports curren gay erotic art, culture and other forms of sexual expression. Each year, it brings in hundreds of well-known artists, businesses, performers and other individuals who come together to promote their newest projects, products and participate in one of the weekend’s many events.Find A Place to Stay in New York City Here

 


 

GLBT Expo 2014 GLBT Expo 2014 – USA, NY, New York: Javits Center
When: Mar 23 2014-Mar 24 2014
What: Expo
Website: Click Here
Presenting the finest products & services available to the LGBT consumer, including the GLBT friendly companies from every industry, large and small, Fortune 1000 and Gay-owned companies.Find A Place to Stay in New York City Here

 


 

Red Ball 2014 Red Ball 2014 – USA, NY, Rochester: Auditorium Center, 875 East Main St
When: Feb 08 2014, 7-11 PM
What: Fundraiser
Website: Click Here
Everyone of all ages is welcome to join members of Rochester’s LGBT community for a dance and Valentine celebration at the Red Ball.Find A Place to Stay in Finger Lakes Region, New York Here

 


 

Kinkfest 2014 Kinkfest 2014 – USA, OR, Portland
When: Mar 21 2014-Mar 23 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
The west coast’s premiere, sexually-diverse BDSM and kink conference, with educational workshops, play parties, leather and fetish vendors and a community meeting space.Find A Place to Stay in Portland, Oregon Here

 


 

Philadelphia Winter Pride 2014 Philadelphia Winter Pride 2014 – USA, PA, Philadelphia: Penn’s Landing Skating Rink
When: Feb 23 2014, 1-4 PM
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Come skate with us at Philadelphia’s Winter Pride.Find A Place to Stay in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Here

 


 

Texas Bear Round Up 2014 Texas Bear Round Up 2014 – USA, TX, Dallas: The Crowne Plaza
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 16 2014
What: Bears
Website: Click Here
Each year, our small group of volunteers works hard to plan the annual Texas Bear Round Up un mid March, so that your time here in Dallas is rewarding.Find A Place to Stay in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Here

 


 

A Texas Tradition Gay Rodeo 2014 A Texas Tradition Gay Rodeo 2014 – USA, TX, Houston
When: Feb 28 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Rodeo
Website: Click Here
The Texas Gay Rodeo Association is a Texas non-profit corporation that elevates the image of women and men in rodeo. The group promotes and stages an annual rodeo in Texas and to encourage the participation of its members in western-related events and engages in charitable activities.Find A Place to Stay in Houston and the Gulf Coast, Texas Here

 


 

Luey Weekend 2014 Luey Weekend 2014 – USA, TX, Houston
When: Mar 06 2014-Mar 09 2014
What: Leather
Website: Click Here
The Luey Weekend is the Houston area’s leather-kink festival, produced every year in March.Find A Place to Stay in Houston and the Gulf Coast, Texas Here

 


 

Elevation Utah: Park City Gay Ski Week 2014 Elevation Utah: Park City Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, UT, Park City
When: Feb 20 2014-Feb 23 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Park City, Utah has its own Evelation gay ski week, every February.Find A Place to Stay in Utah Here

 


 

Killington Winter Pride 2014 Killington Winter Pride 2014 – USA, VT, Killington
When: Feb 28 2014-Mar 03 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Killington, Vermont hosts an LGBT Winter Pride and gay ski event, with snow events and gatherings. We can help you create a lifetime of memories.

Find A Place to Stay in Vermont Here

 

Bill Cosby – Feb 7th

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes Capitol Centerspan five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project. In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC). With hit movies like Uptown Saturday Night and best-selling books like Fatherhood, Bill Cosby http://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#february_2014 is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts.

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

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Endless Sunsets Vacation Rental, Claiborne, Maryland

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Endless Sunsets Vacation Rental - Claiborne, MarylandPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Beachside Vacation Rental w/Perfect Sunsets!: Come enjoy the quaintness of Claiborne, MD, just 5 minutes from historic St. Michaels, on the beautiful Eastern Shore of MD. Slow your pace and enjoy a leisurely bike ride into town or stroll the public beach for seaglass, unusual shells or driftwood. Lounge poolside with a good book or enjoy the ever-present cool breezes from the porches.

See the Endless Sunsets Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Maryland

Atlantic City Pushing its Nightlife

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Atlantic City - Google Maps

from Google Maps

New Jersey’s seaside gambling resort is taking its show on the road, targeting partiers in Philadelphia with a mobile nightclub that will bring 300 of them back to Atlantic City to experience the resort’s nightspots. It’s also launching social media efforts to recruit fun-seekers to come to Atlantic City.

The outreach is part of the $30 million annual campaign by the Atlantic City Alliance to promote the resort as more than just a gambling center.

“Atlantic City is a lively destination all year round,” said Liza Cartmell, the group’s president. “These promotions are designed with specific social media components included in order to showcase all that there is to do here even during the coldest months. We encourage visitors to enjoy the indoor pools, spas, restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, entertainment and gambling, and share their experiences over social media with their friends.”

Authored By Edge Boston – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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What Should You Pack When Studying Abroad?

Author: , January 31st, 2014

What to Pack - Adam GroffmanBALCIHWEWE! That’s the sound I make when packing. I don’t know about you, but I always leave packing as one of the last things I do before a trip. I usually scribble a short list down in the few days before leaving reminding me to bring certain things (glasses, baseball cap, PASSPORT!) but I inevitably leave the packing for the last hours before running off to the airport.

While packing for my current trip — my one month studying Spanish in Spain — I actually prepared quite a bit in advance. This was my first “big” trip in a while, and because I knew I’d be living in an apartment in Seville (booked through my study abroad program), I knew I’d need to bring certain things. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all the times I’ve studied abroad (this is sort-of my third time studying abroad, but it must be my gazillionth time living abroad), it’s the importance of bringing things with you to remind you of home. So for me that’s always meant a bit more planning in my study abroad packing lists.

Packing Tips for Study Abroad Students

Here’s my guide on what to pack when you study abroad, based on all the things I’ve brought with me to Spain while studying abroad at Clic.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

See Adam’s full blog here.

Click here for gay travel resources in Andalusia, Spain.

Chasing the Northern Lights in Finland

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Northern Lights in Finland - DJ YabisYES. THIS IS IT. I am starting 2014 with a BANG!

I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Berlin with friends and now I’m heading to the Arctic Circle to experience the Northern Lights in what could be my most adventurous trip yet.
I AM SO STOKED TO CROSS THIS OFF MY BUCKET LIST. And happily with a great travel partner, Michael.

We flew to Helsinki yesterday with Air Berlin and today I am currently in Helsinki Airport writing this quick update. They have free wifi which is still ridiculously rare in most airports these days.

Authored By DJ Yabis – See the Full Story at Dream Euro Trip

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Fourteen Great Gay Parties in 2014

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Alaska - RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six Premiere PartyWhistler WinterPRIDE (January 26-Feb 2)

Looking for a new Valentine? There is plenty of eye candy at Whistler WinterPRIDE. There will be an official pink takeover as gays from around the world ascend the mountain for a gay ‘ol time. DJ Buceey Bruce kicks off the week Whistler Style at the Sunday night Welcome Party at Garfinkles. Make eyes with a handsome Canuck while snowboarding on Whistler Mountain and check out his boots and spurs at the Tuesday night Cowboy & Cowgirl Party at Buffalo Billls.

Take in the sprawling views of Cougar, Whistler, Rainbow Mountains and the Soo Valley before heading to see Australian Idol sensation Courtney Act at the Mr. Gay Canada Competition at the Whistler Conference Center. The 2014 host hotel is The Aava Whistler Hotel.

Hollywood/New York RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six Premiere Party (Feb 17 & 19)

RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Parties are always a blast. RuPaul plus the season six performers are scheduled to attend the premiere party along with celebrity judges, past contestants. Toast new contestants like Bianca del Rio, Laganja Estranja and Vivacious while rubbing elbows with Drag Race superstars Raven, Raja and Latrice Royale. Hollywood’s premiere party will take place on February 17 at Beacher’s Madhouse in Hollywood. The Drag Race gals will fly east after the party and storm Stage 48 for New York City’s premiere party.

See the Full Story at Queerty

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Would Your Home Make a Good Vacation Rental?

Author: , January 31st, 2014

vacation rentalsWith the advent of home rental sites on the Internet, including airbnb.com, vrbo.com, vacationhomerentals.com and others, turning your home into a money-making vehicle is literally a breeze. But before you get too excited and start counting your take, it’s wise to size up your property and determine whether it’s a good candidate for the job.

It’s a no-brainer really. Think about what you’d be seeking in a vacation rental. A good location, close to popular attractions. An ocean, bay, skyline or mountain view would be a plus, but at a minimum the property must be in a place where people want to go. It’s got to be super-clean, up-to-date, modern and fully equipped with all of the basics and some special goodies to give that vacation feel – a hot tub perhaps or big soaking tub or best of all, a swimming pool.

No one thinks dreary in the same sentence as vacation, so bright, stylish furnishings will be appreciated (and look great in those all-important photos). Good quality, scrubbed clean appliances (an espresso machine would be nice), fluffy towels and uncharred fresh pots, dishes and glasses are a must. Your guests will be bringing their devices, so high speed Internet is de rigueur.

Authored By Del Phillips – See the Full Story at LGBT Weekly

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Of Mice and Men – Feb 7th – 9th

Author: , January 30th, 2014

Of Mice and Men http://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#february_2014 is tale is an examination of friendship wp logo red black slantand survival based on John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic of two traveling companions. George and Lennie, wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The play explores questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing California vividly to life.

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Carlos Melia Visiting Quebec’s Mont Tremblant

Author: , January 30th, 2014

Carlos MeliaThis weekend I will be reporting live from de Ville de Mont Tremblant, in Quebec, Canada. Invited by Tourisme Mont Tremblant and Hotel Quintessence, I will be spending four days, relaxing, researching, reviewing and skiing at this at North America’s second oldest Ski Resort at the highest peak of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. For that yesterday I went shopping to The North Face and Century 21, and got my gear ready, I mean, the forecast is 9 Degrees Fahrenheit (-13 Celsius) during the day, so I better be ready.

I found a few great things, like this Ear Warmers with built in speakers, so you can ski or snowboard at your own rhythm and tunes. (regular price USD 30. Century 21 discounted price USD 14). Got a few FlashDry T-Shirts from The North Face (USD 50 each) to stay dry and warm while out. And this AMAZING Wind Stopper performance running pants that you can wear out or under your jeans (USD 140). Finally two pairs of globes, both with iPhone Touch Screen system, so I can snap photos and videos even at the most adverse weather conditions.

Now back to my visit to Mont Tremblant, here is basically what I would be exploring. (JAN 30th to FEB 02nd, 2014). Hotels to stay and/or do Site Inspections: Hotel Quintessence, Fairmont Tremblant and Nature Cabin at Parc National Mont Tremblant. Restaurants to experience: Windigo Restaurant, Patrick Bermand Restaurant, and sEb L’Artisan Culinaire and a very local lunch experience at MicroBrasserie La Diable.

Activities planned: Skiing and Snowboarding of course, and on top of that, Snowshoewing, Dog’s Sledding (wow I haven’t done this since my Arctic experience in Sweden from Kiruna Airport to the ICEHotel). And of course, after all this, some unwinding and relaxation at Scandinave Spa, to enjoy a thousand-year old Scandinavian hydrotherapy tradition… perfect after a full day skiing, don’t you agree?

I will be flying Porter Airlines for the first time, Non-Stop from New York to the Ville de Mont Tremblant. So stay tuned to my blog and follow the minute by minute on CarlosMeliaBlog Instragram. I will also be reporting and representing LGTNetwork – Luxury Gay Travel Network, during my visit.

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