The Week Ahead: March 30 – April 5

Author: , March 31st, 2014

Special Offersglynnhse winter

  • Huge Snowmobiling Savings! Conditions are exceptional! Rent two snowmobiles and experience New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains on a two hour  adventure tour. Have your own sleds or bring another couple and share one sled per couple? Price is ONLY $175.
  • Stay 3 evenings in a luxurious suite and SAVE 20% OFF low season rates. Compliment your stay with a bottle of Chandon Brut and a plate of delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries – only $29.
  • NH Hampshire residents enjoy 15% savings off low season rates when they stay two or more evenings Sunday through Thursday.

Recreation

  • Conditions are still perfect for XC Skiing and snowshoeing. Guest savings on equipment rental and trail passes.
  • Alpine skiing conditions are excellent. This could be the final week. Pack your skis and enjoy early spring conditions.
  • This may be the final week for Dog Sled Adventure trips. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the spectacular New Hampshire countryside pulled by a team of sled dogs.

Culture

  • Spend an intimate evening with one of country musics greatest stars. ’Clint Black’ will perform at the Flying Monkey on April 3
  • Enjoy professional theatre at Palace Theatre. The Producers, winner of 12 Tony Awards, is scheduled April 3 – 5.
  • Visit Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln April 4 or 5 and enjoy an evening of New England comedy and fun with Ken Sheldon’s ‘Frost Heaves’.

Seasonal Activities

  • Visit the ‘NH Maple Experience’ at The Rocks Estate March 30 and April 5. Everyone will enjoy plenty of ‘hands on’ activities and maple syrup tasting.

Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal on holiday too. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com/for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

 

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Mountain Laurel B&B, Fairview, North Carolina

Author: , March 31st, 2014

Mountain Laurel B&B - Fairview, North CarolinaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Fabulous Private Mountain Retreat!: Mountain Laurel B&B is the peace and quiet and escape from the city and work life. Tho only 14 miles from Asheville you will feel like you are surrounded in the mountain reverie with privacy and gentle breezes. Hang out on the deck, read, watch a movie, or enjoy a gormet breakfast, you will have to relax and chill.

See the Mountain Laurel B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Asheville Area

Slovenia for Your Gay Honeymoon?

Author: , March 31st, 2014

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As the rainbow flag is raised over Whitehall this weekend to mark the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremonies, English and Welsh gay couples are set to tie the knot from Saturday. And with the arrival of gay marriage, attention now turns to the best locations for newlywed gay couples.

In the latest edition of the leading gay lifestyle magazine Attitude Slovenia was included among its 25 of the best and most exciting most romantic honeymoon destinations, while capital Ljubljana was named as one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.

Slovenian luxury inbound operator – Imperial Luxury Travel Solutions has seized the moment with a tourist package targeting gay and lesbian couples calledPinkWeek.eu, which was successfully launched recently in London and Berlin (ITB 2014).

According to Imperial Luxury Travel it should come as no surprise that Slovenia was named among the top wedding and honeymoon destinations, as the LGBT tourist offer has been carefully prepared for last couple of years. Imperial Luxury Travel specialise in the luxury high-end segment of the market and has extended their offer tailored for the growing LGBT sector

See the Full Story at Trav PR

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Gay Honeymoon Hotspots

Author: , March 31st, 2014

Sydney, AustraliaTop honeymoon spots for gay couples have been revealed today by Abta in the wake of same sex marriage being legalised in England and Wales over the weekend.

These include long established lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender destinations such as Brighton, the Greek Islands, Miami and Sydney as well as newer favourites Puerto Vallarta and Tel Aviv.

Others include Cape Town, Phuket, San Francisco and Sitges in Spain, while the association has also identified emerging destinations such as Montpellier in France and Florianopolis in Brazil.

Authored By Phil Davies – See the Full Story at Travel Weekly

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Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week to Be Bigger Than Ever

Author: , March 30th, 2014

Gay Ski WeekHot on the heels of Queenstown becoming a gay wedding hotspot, the organisers of the resort’s Gay Ski Week have organised international travel prizes bound to grow the event’s global profile. Hundreds of gay men and women converge on Queenstown for the annual event, this year being held from August 30 to September 6, and organisers Sally and Mandy Whitewoods have used the growth of the event to leverage international coverage through some of the world’s largest gay-focused magazines.

“Every year we attract more and more people from a cross-section of countries and we’re stoked to be able to grow the event’s profile and reach even further,” Sally Whitewoods said.

“It’s fantastic we can offer people in the US and Australia the chance to experience DNA Gay Ski Week QT first hand. The prizes are just phenomenal. We’re looking forward to generating some interest and raising the profile of Queenstown across the globe.”

Authored By Grant Bryant – See the Full Story at Stuff.co.nz

Click here for gay travel resources in Christchurch and Canterbury.

Seeing L.A. Like a Local

Author: , March 30th, 2014

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Anyone who’s familiar with Los Angeles knows there are a few major restrictions when it comes to exploring the U.S.’s second most populous city: traffic, for starters. But also, LA’s disorienting urban sprawl can leave some travelers scratching their heads as to where to find – in the midst of so many desolate strip malls, sketchy bus stations, and disconnected, pseudo-suburban residential areas – a sense of the “real” LA. When it comes to exploring by foot, dining, and finding decent accommodation without getting sucked into the black hole of Hollywood, we suggest starting in Downtown LA. Here are a few reasons why:

No Car Needed

Though cars are everyone’s favorite mode of transportation when it comes to getting around in LA, Downtown is the one area where you can rely solely on the Metro and not feel encumbered by its limited route. For example, two main stops (Civic Center and Pershing Square) serve the entire Downtown area; from here, most attractions are walkable. And if you prefer to head up to Hollywood for the afternoon, that’s only a 15-minute metro ride away.

Art Galore

Walking around Downtown’s “Gallery Row” (spanning a fourteen-block radius between West 1st and Pico Boulevard), visitors can enjoy a wealth of public art, historic architecture, and even several green spaces. Overlooking Pershing Square, the PacMutual campus is set to debut an 80-foot vertical garden on one of its buildings in July. Meanwhile, a Downtown Art Walk, hosted monthly every second Thursday from 6-10 p.m., is a free way to acquaint yourself with local galleries (over 40 of them) at your own pace.

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

Click here for gay travel resources in Los Angeles.

VisitBritain Launches “Love is Great” Campaign

Author: , March 30th, 2014

Love is GreatAs England and Wales welcome the new same-sex marriage law March 29 (Scotland will follow later this year), VisitBritain, the national tourism agency responsible for inspiring the world to explore Britain, highlights where to enjoy a GREAT summer of love.

Whether celebrating your honeymoon or a sexy singles weekend, Britain has a dazzling array of choices for gay men and lesbians. From city stays to lovely countryside escapes, Pride parades galore, a big night out or a romantic hotel night in, here’s where to eat, stay, party and play in each Pride destination:

Manchester

This once industrial city in the north of England is now a glitter-dusted modern metropolis for gay men and lesbians. Focused around Canal Street, Manchester’s gay village is one of the best-known in Britain. Its cobbled streets play host to one of the biggest dates in the British LGBT calendar, the annual Manchester Pride. Over the years artists such as Kelis, Human League, MKS, Chicane, Alexandra Burke, The Gossip, The Feeling and many more have all strutted their stuff. This year’s pride theme is yet to be announced but judging by previous years it will be outrageously fabulous as ever, and the big weekend kicks off August 22nd for 72 hours of fun.

See the Full Story at LGBT Weekly

Click here for gay travel resources in the United Kingdom.

Cherry Dance Party Returns to DC Next Weekend

Author: , March 30th, 2014

Cherry DCCherry, a charity dance party that raises funds for HIV/AIDS, returns next weekend at various clubs throughout the District.

“Genesis” at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) is April 4 from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. with music by DJ Eddie Elias and free rail vodka from 10-11 p.m. On April 5, there are two dance parties at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.). “I love Moocy” is from 2-7 p.m. and features music by DJ Joe Gauthreaux. Later in the night, DJ Paulo spins tracks for “Emergence” from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. featuring the Tribal Bitch and DJ Twin. And on April 6, “Ascendance” is at Tropicalia (2001 14th St., N.W.) from 3:30-9:30 a.m. with DJ Alain Jackinsky and DJ Mike Reimer.

See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

Click here for gay travel resources in Washington, DC.

This Year’s Dinah – Bigger and Better Than Ever

Author: , March 28th, 2014

Dinah Shore WeekendThis April more than 15,000 women from all over the world will descend on the town of Palm Springs, Calif., for the biggest lesbian event on the planet, The Dinah Shore Weekend slated for April 2 to April 6 (thedinah.com).

The epic annual world-renowned weekend is a five-day affair packed with, not just non-stop activities, spectacular comedy shows, live concerts, philanthropy and legendary pool parties, but also premier talent in music, fashion, arts, film and television.

Created and produced by Mariah Hanson under the Club Skirts marquee, The Dinah originally began as a weekend of merriment aligned with the Kraft Nabisco Championship (formerly known as the Dinah Shore Golf Championship).

Authored By Michele Khordoc – See the Full Story at LGBT Weekly

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Palm Springs Celebrates Gay Pride in November

Author: , March 28th, 2014

Palm Springs Gay Pride“I am Pride: Stonewall 45” is the theme for the 2014 Palm Springs Pride Celebration scheduled for November 7-9, ending with the parade. The theme helps set the mood and engage the community in the 28th annual celebration that will usher in significant changes to regional Pride events.

The two-prong theme was selected to observe the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and reflect on the impact the fight for equality is having on the LGBT community around the world.

See the Full Story at Rainbow Tourism

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