Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Storyteller’s Guesthouse, Tucson, Arizona

Author: , November 30th, 2014

Storyteller's Guesthouse - Tucson

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Historic Charm, Unique Service, Best Breakfasts: A unique and exclusive casita in Armory Park, Tucson’s historic downtown neighborhood. The casita has a private entrance and off street parking. The main house is a 1921 California Bungalow with a sitting room and dining area for our guests to enjoy. Our concierge service will make your stay a memorable and special one

See the Storyteller’s Guesthouse Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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

Celebrating Your Birthday in Style

Author: , November 30th, 2014

DJ Yabis in Paris

I’m sitting here in our hotel room in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines furiously typing away because I’m happy. I mean I almost always am. I have a perpetually happy disposition in life. Today is my birthday.

It’s not just any birthday though. I’m entering a new decade – no, it’s not the 40\0x2032s yet! – and I want to celebrate it like a successful adult with some money in the bank and spending it on stuff that matters. Like traveling, which makes me happy.

Why have a boring birthday when you can have a fabulous one? Why have a basic cake when you can have scrumptious food all over the world? Why spend it with your internet friends when you can travel and celebrate it with all your real friends around the world? Why celebrate it for a day when you can do it for 2 months?

I’m eschewing all social norms and doing my own thing like I always do. And oh, my loverboy Michael is one day older than me. We’re cool like that. So OBVI we’re celebrating our birthdays together and traveling in style.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at m Euro Trip

Marvellous Marseille

Author: , November 30th, 2014

Marseille -  Image by Daniele Guido Gessa and Joel TakvyIt’s one of the oldest cities in Europe – and one of the most vibrant on the Mediterranean coast. Welcome to Marseille, south of France, a city with 26 centuries of history, and still transforming.

A mix of cultures indeed, next to the harbour you’ll find African markets, Italian communities (the border is not far), crowds of tourists and students from all over the world, Corsican, Spanish: all of them trying to preserve their traditions but also trying, at the same time, to hone Marseille’s reputation as a truly multicultural tourist destination.

Your visit must start from the Old Port, completely renovated by Norman Foster’s British architectural firm. Here you will find the tiny but splendid Town Hall and the gorgeous Marseille Cathedral, quaint squares and medieval fortresses. The northern part of the natural fjord is where the crowds gather all day long.

By Daniele Guido Gessa – Full Story at Gay Star News | Southeast France Gay Travel Resources

Image by Daniele Guido Gessa and Joel Takvy

Life in Gay Vancouver

Author: , November 30th, 2014

VancouverMiles Mitchinson, founder of gay tour operator Detours Travel, shows us around his icily cool home city – including where to find a 16-piece sushi dinner that’s cheaper than a Starbucks across the road!

I’ve lived here since…
…since I was 2 weeks old! In the ‘newlywed and nearlydead’ suberb of White Rock for the first 18 years, and now in the Yaletown area of the downtown core.

I’ve stayed because…
…there’s no city in the world like it! The downtown core is surrounded by ocean, only 15 minutes driving to the nearest ski-able mountain. It’s also one of the most walking-friendly cities I’ve ever been to.

My favourite queer bar has to be…
…1181 for the first couple drinks then Oasis for a completely unpretentious good time. It’s been four years since the closing of our city’s beloved Odyssey, to make way for a housing project and nothing has been able to fully take its place.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Vancoiver Gay Travel Resources

Take a Hollywood Bus Tour

Author: , November 30th, 2014

Hollywood Bus Tour - Alain the Sojourner

My advice for those who want to take in too much of Hollywood in one day is: take the Hollywood Bus Tour. Taking the bus is not an option, unless if you planned to stay there for a few more days. There are still many things to see beyond Hollywood Boulevard where most tourists flock.

Going around Los Angeles by bus for sightseeing is a challenge. And a waste of time, really. So, it’s better to hop on the Hollywood Tour Bus and get the most of the World’s Entertainment Capital.

When choosing a Hollywood Bus Tour, take the one that also goes to Beverly Hills where the you can ogle at the houses, gates and bushes of the famous and the infamous stars in Hollywood.

By Alain – Full Story at The Sojourner | Greater Los Angeles Gay Travel Resources

An Epic Christmas Around the World: Dec 6

Author: , November 29th, 2014

This Christmas, take a trip around the world and see what makes Christmas the most magical time of the year. Celebrate with an glynnhse winter exciting cast of characters as they travel from country to country in search of Christmas magic! What began as a Christmas concert and Nativity presentation 6 years ago to sold out audiences at Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church has evolved into a spectacular live theatrical production – An Epic Christmas Around the World http://glynnhouse.com/events. This year’s performance, filled with energy and excitement, is an evening of song and dance showcasing your favorite Christmas sights and songs culminating with a live musical Nativity. Talented singers and musicians of all ages from around the area will entertain you and your family. The choreography, sets and lighting are sure to ignite your senses and put you in the mood to celebrate.

The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s spectacular lakes and mountains – offers guests an exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal on holiday too and reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Venture away from the Inn and antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Christmas at Canterbury – Dec 6th

Author: , November 28th, 2014

Christmas at Canterburyhttp://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#december__2014 allows glynnhse wintervisitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era.  Purchase unique gifts, enjoy tasty Shaker food and enjoy the experience the beautiful Village grounds during the holiday season.

Stay at the romantic Glynn House Inn during your New Hampshire winter getaway and 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 five pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

 

UNICORN STUDIO – gay owned apartment in central Reykjavik

Author: , November 28th, 2014

Gay owned apartment in Reykjavik, the Unicorn studio!

A large gay-owned studio apartment in the heart of Reykjavik with free concierge and booking services. Well equipped with kitchenette and free wifi. Suits 2-4 people traveling together. While central, the apartment is on a quiet, tucked away street and only a few minutes walk from Reykjavik’s main attractions, shops & restaurants. Check out the Unicorn studio website for more information.

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Perfect location in the Center of Reykjavik

Unicorn offers you the perfect location within walking distance to cafés, restaurants & nightlife. Reykjavík´s main shopping street, Laugavegur, is parallel to Hverfisgata so you’re in the heart of the city.

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Pretty Faces: Dec 11

Author: , November 27th, 2014

Pretty Faces http://glynnhouse.com/events is the story of a skier girl. A film that celebrates glynnhse winterwomen who thrive in snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a voice and source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated.

The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region – offers guests and exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your four-footed canine pal on holiday and reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, snowmobiling, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Thanksgiving Hiatus

Author: , November 26th, 2014

Thanksgiving TurkeyIt’s been a great year at Purple Roofs. We’ve launched our new, updated events section, welcomed more people to the site than we have in seven years, and started our new travel clubs on Facebook.

We’re a bit worn out. So we’re taking a short hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We’ll be back on Sunday.

Happy Turkey Day!

🙂

–Scott & Mark
Purple Roofs