Events: New Orleans Suspects

Author: , March 24th, 2016

New Orleans Suspects http://glynnhouse.com/events/ will join with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett exterior springof Little Feat. Don’t miss a rare and intimate show with the men who helped create our favorite soundtracks. The night will begin with a set from Barrere & Tackett, then New Orleans Suspects will perform some of their original songs. If that wasn’t enough, the two groups will join forces at the end of the night to perform the Little Feat music you know and love. As American as apple pie–and rock ‘n roll itself–Feat’s music transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock and Dixie-inflected funk-boogie. New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years.  The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans.i Fans of New Orleans’ music are raving about the band’s live show! Enjoy a phenomenal evening of New Orleans music at the Flying Monkey April 9.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other spring activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many spring activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your New Orleans Suspects Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Comedian Bob Marley

Author: , March 24th, 2016

Comedian Bob Marley! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ You’ve seen Bob on LENO, LETTERMAN, CONAN, the glynnhse winterlate show with Craig Ferguson, and the movie BOONDOCK SAINTS! Comedian Bob Marley returns to the Palace stage this spring Celebrating 16 years as a stand-up comic, he is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: ‘The Late Show’ with David Letterman, ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno, ‘Late Night’ with Conan O’Brien and ‘The Late Late Show’ with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Enjoy a phenomenal evening of comedy at the Palace Theatre April 8 – 9.

Book your Palace Theatre accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage – available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other spring activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, tax free shopping or simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many spring activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities.

Lesbian Travel: Mendocino on My Mind

Author: , March 24th, 2016

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Go north, across the Golden Gate Bridge, past the sleepy coastal pastures, and over the winding roads that lead to the magical town of Mendocino. There, tucked between the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean and the silent giant redwood forest, you’ll find a small slice of heaven. Mendocino is a rugged place where time stands still and devices like cell phones and Internet access are rarely used. This is great news for those who want to disconnect from civilization and reconnect with nature. Unlike many remote towns that are perched on the jagged cliffs of Northern California, Mendocino has plenty of options when it comes to dining, sleeping, and adventuring.

On Your Way There

Mendocino has an impressive wine region and 25% of its vineyards are Certified Organic. Mendocino wine country leads the country in “green wine” production, which mean less toxins in your glass of vino. The region is best known for its full-bodied Pinot Noirs and light sparkling wines.

On highway 128, numerous wineries line the valley. There are big names like Roederer and Scharffenberger, but the real gems are tucked away on gravel roads, behind big oak trees. Lula Cellars in one of those special places. Chances are you’ll get to meet the award-winning wine maker when you visit the property. Jeff Hansen, winemaker for Lula Cellars, brings nearly 30 years of grape growing and winemaking experience to the brand.

By Teresa Rodriguez – Full Story at Tango Diva

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Gay Beach Festival to Launch in Phuket

Author: , March 24th, 2016

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THIS April, gay beach festival TropOut will head to Thailand for its grand unveiling.

TropOut will draw together likeminded travellers from all over the globe in a bid to promote unguarded and stylish travel experiences for gay people and their straight friends.

Offering a point of difference for gay travellers, TropOut’s aim is to inspire a stylish beach festival which gives gay travellers from all over the globe the opportunity to Chill, Party & Explore together. Guests can also experience Thailand’s rich culture and spectacular sights.

Full Story at Star Observer

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Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Seattle – Featured Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 24th, 2016

Bacon Mansion B&B

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

Stay in Seattle’s leading Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the charm and comfort of yesterday, with all the convenience of today. We are now offering online availability and reservations. We still prefer to personally speak with all of our guests when reserving rooms to insure that you are reserving the room that best fits your desires and needs and you understand our cancellation and check in policies.

Shields of red and white can be seen on the round stained glass windows as one passes through the gates of the Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1909 by Cecil Bacon on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, this classical Edwardian Style Tudor shows not only the trademark family crest but a fine preservation of original woods, 3000 crystal chandelier, marble fireplaces and a treasured library.

Located in the Historical Harvard-Belmont Landmark District, most of the original floor plan and exterior has been retained. In 1984 a great fire burned 60% of the interior and necessitated major renovation. Bacon Mansion’s massive walls, however, spared the glass and wood pocket doors found in the “day rooms.” Opening as The Broadway Guest House in 1985, this unique bed and breakfast is now a stately residence to all who enter.

The main Guest House, consisting of 9,000 square feet of living space is divided between four levels. A spacious outside patio leads to the historical Carriage House. The Mansion’s guest rooms are available nightly, as well as the “day rooms” which are available for social and business events. Besides a delicious breakfast including a potpourri of cereals, muffins and delicacies, catered lunches, dinners and receptions are also available.

History fills the mansion walls, and while you explore the house, perhaps you will catch a fellow guest playing the grand piano. Just a short distance from the Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle commercial districts, you will be sure to enjoy shopping and access to Seattle’s many attractions.

See the Bacon Mansion B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Fountainebleau – The Paris Day Trip You Must Take

Author: , March 23rd, 2016

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Due to popular demand we’ve added one more Paris-related article to our recent series on the City of Light. This one is a day trip to Fontainebleau, our favorite nearby castle besides Versailles. In some ways, visiting Versailles during your trip to Paris has become so commonplace it borders on cliche. It’s not so much a day-trip as an extension of the city itself; as important to your Parisian cultural experience as a day at the Louvre, or a walk along the Seine.

In other words, you don’t need us to tell you to visit Versailles, just as you don’t need us to hold your hand on the way to the Eiffel Tower. But we thought you should know, there are other fish in the sea, and the Chateau Fontainebleau is one of our favorites. It’s not as well known, which also means it’s a bit less expensive and not as overrun with tourists and easy to get to; the palace is 34 miles southeast of Paris and accessible by train. The palace is, however, every bit as fabulous as Versailles, with a rich and longer history all its own.

Fountainebleau, a convenient day trip from Paris in Towleroad and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineBuilt in the 12th century, it was first used as a hunting lodge for the Kings of France (specifically Louis VII and Louis IX) and later expanded in the 16th century by King Henry II, and again by Henry IV. It is the birthplace and burial grounds of many French kings and has survived nearly a thousand years of revolutions and conflicts, remaining one of the world’s grandest estates.

By Ed Salvato – Full Story at Towleroad.com

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Trans Woman Asks for Refund for Transphobic Treatment on Cruise

Author: , March 23rd, 2016

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Sherry Donegan of Fresno, Calif., had never taken a cruise before when she joined 17 others last month aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas for a six-day vacation. But a comment from an anti-LGBT employee aboard the ship and being relegated to the back of a ballroom certainly didn’t make a good first impression.

Donegan is transgender, and her group consisted of trans women, men, and allies. On her second night, a bartender turned her away, telling her, “We don’t serve fags here,” she told the Bay Area Reporter.

Donegan filed a complaint aboard ship and two days later was told that employee had been fired and put off the ship in Mexico. She told the Reporter she doesn’t believe Royal Caribbean, which recently scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the second year in a row.

By Dawn Ennis – Full Story at The Advocate

Inn at Cedar Falls, Logan, Ohio – Featured Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 23rd, 2016

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

Hocking Hills’ The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, in Logan, Ohio, features a setting that puts guests in tune with the harmony of nature, the peace of solitude and the simple joys of the Earth’s beauty. Mammoth rock formations, caves and waterfalls native to the Hocking Hills, Ohio region share their breathtaking beauty with the Inn’s charming cottages, 1840’s log cabins and antique-filled bed and breakfast rooms. Hocking Hills State Parks surround the Inn on three sides. Also within a three miles of the Inn are such tourist attractions as Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave and Cedar Falls. Rock House, Natural Rockbridge, Conkle’s Hollow and the charming town of Logan, Ohio are also nearby.

One of the finest bed and breakfast stays in the Hocking Hills, Ohio region, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls offers nine, antique-filled bed and breakfast rooms with individual heating and air-conditioning. Each inn room is furnished with two twin beds or a queen-size bed, small writing desk, towel warmers, hair dryers, cd music player, comfortable sitting chair and a private bath. Now Available-Wireless Internet Access in our Inn Rooms and Common Room!

Five renovated 1840’s log cabins accommodate up to four. Each Hocking Hills cabin has a deck with porch swing, cooking facilities and its own wooded lot. After a day of hiking the Hocking Hills, the gas log stoves and whirlpool tubs are cozy additions.

Each cottage features a room with a queen or king size bed, two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower, gas log stove and under counter refrigerator. Enjoy stargazing off the back deck or sitting under the tin roof listening to the rain.

A unique dining experience awaits our Hocking Hills guests in the double log cabin originally constructed in the 1840s. The open kitchen is the heart of this bed and breakfast inn, where guests may chat while watching gourmet meals being prepared from scratch. Fine American cuisine is the specialty and in-season patio dining is available.

Relax at the hands of trained therapist, at our secluded spa. We offer guests a full range of massage and bodywork.

Come enjoy all that Hocking Hills, Ohio has to offer.

See the Inn at Cedar Falls Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Medellin, Colombia: Botero Makes Me Happy – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , March 21st, 2016

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After my visit to the coffee region, I finally made it to Medellin, a highly anticipated stop on my tour of Colombia, and I was lucky enough to know some locals who introduced me to the city’s nightlife (and kindly hosted me!).

Not all of my plans to explore the city work out, however: the walking tour I was keen on taking was fully booked and the alternative I’d found didn’t happen (or I was at the wrong meeting point?), and every attempt to take Medellin’s famous cable car up into the mountains was rained out by afternoon downpours.

What I did succeed to do though was visiting most of Fernando Botero’s bronze sculptures which are scattered around the city, with over 20 of them on Parque de Las Esculturas, right in front of the excellent Museum of Antioquia (which also features a lot of Botero’s art). The sculptures and the museum were both huge highlights in Medellin for me, because I adore the art of Colombia’s most popular painter and sculptor and had been looking forward to seeing his art in Medellin for years (really, years!).

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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No Pink Party in the Castro This Year

Author: , March 21st, 2016

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San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener confirmed Thursday that there will be no Pink Party in the city’s gay Castro district the Saturday before the annual LGBT Pride parade.

Following a March 17 meeting with key stakeholders, Wiener told the Bay Area Reporter that there will be no street closures this year. In previous years, the streets were closed for the unofficial party.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence had produced what was known as Pink Saturday for nearly two decades. Last year, however, the Sisters decided to end their oversight of the street party due to escalating violence. A sister and his husband were attacked in 2014, while Stephen Powell, 19, died after being shot toward the end of the party in 2010.

By Cynthia Laird – Full Story at the BAR

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