Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – September 26th

Published Date Author: , September 26th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
What are The Most Gay-Friendly Destinations? (Travel Pulse)
Thomas Stanley, who has a 40-year history as a tour operator that includes positions with Travcoa, Cox & Kings, Trafalgar, Mountain Travel – Sobek and Lindblad Travel, is also one of the world’s experts on gay and lesbian travel.
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GENERAL:
6 Totally Unsanitary Tourist Attractions (Shermans Travel)
We’re not germaphobes, but some attractions are just plain gross. Here are six tourist attractions you might want to avoid unless you have a jumbo-sized bottle of hand sanitizer and, in some cases, a strong stomach.
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Seattle’s Gum Wall/Flickr/Conrad Olson

Seattle’s Gum Wall/Flickr/Conrad Olson

SPAIN:
Benidorm’s Tourist-Takeover Will Never Crush Its Spanish Spirit (Gay Star News)
In the fifty or so years since the fishing industry’s decline in the Alicante region, the landscape of Benidorm has changed beyond recognition. Skyscrapers dominate the skyline as an influx of 5 million tourists per year from around Europe, and particularly the UK, flocks to the area in search of sun loungers and poolside bars.
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Dan Beeson

USA, CALIFORNIA:
5 Reasons Why Should Check Out Dolores Park (Keep Calm and Wander)
In Spanish, Dolores means “sorrow.” But, at Dolores Park in San Francisco, sorrow is nowhere in sight. Not even a shadow of it.
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Dolores Park - Alain

USA, FLORIDA:
Space Coast Pride Takes Off While Ocala Pride Shines Anew (Watermark)
Though on the scene for eight years, this is a festival of firsts for Space Coast Pride. Expanding to three days for the first time, the festivities kick off with a launch party on Sept. 25 and end with an ocean-view brunch on Sept. 27.
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USA, FLORIDA:
Sarasota Fabulous Film Festival (Watermark)
The 5th annual Sarasota Fabulous Independent Film Festival was held September 18-20 at Burns Court Cinemas and USF Sarasota/Manatee campus.
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USA, LOUISIANA:
Your Ultimate Guide To Gay Halloween New Orleans Is Here (Towleroad.com)
Halloween New Orleans presented by Avita Pharmacy, now in its 32nd year, is known as the best gay Halloween bash in the U.S. for good reason. With 4 days of gay parties (including a black-tie gala, a neon party, a costume party, and the most sacred of all, gay brunch), a spectacular parade, a top notch music festival and a crowd that is equally uproarious and sexy, it’s no wonder gays flock to NOLA come the end of October.
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Halloween New Orleans

USA, NEW YORK:
Newfest Announces Lineup For 27th Annual Film Festival (LGBT Weekly)
NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, today announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world.
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