Jantar Mantar in Jaipur – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 26th, 2017

Jantar Mantar

At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you’ll find the world’s largest sundial stone. This place a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an ancient collection of 19 astronomical structures built in the open field. Including in these 19 objects are the zodiac signs – better find yours.

At first, you might not be impressed as they look like boring concrete in different shapes. But it makes a difference when you have a handy guidebook and the descriptions in each structure are well-written. So, read every written descriptions to appreciate each objects in front of you.

The World’s Largest Stone Sundial

The Garden Loft – Bristol, Rhode Island

Author: , March 25th, 2017

The Garden Loft

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

The Garden Loft is a lovely studio which offers privacy and comfort.

Located in the downtown Historic District overlooking the garden, The Garden Loft is within walking distance of restaurants, shops and the waterfront.

See the The Garden Loft Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Rhode Island

Gay Mexico City

Author: , March 25th, 2017

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She reaches for the sky, high above the congested gay Mexico City streets. Holding up a laurel crown for the people who sacrificed for the Mexican Revolution. Her gold flickers in the afternoon sky—standing tall as a symbol of triumph, life, and hope for the Mexican people as her ascension into heaven is immortalized.

Below the Angel of Independence, the circular artery of the city is busy celebrating death. “Click clack, click clack,” a man shouts through his black-and-white skeletal makeup, gesticulating wildly like a spider. Catrinas twirl in the shadows of the angel, spinning like color wheels from the bright fabrics that comprise their dresses. Children dolled up like pumpkins and witches forage for sugar skulls and chocolates on the streets.

Teenagers howl with excitement passing the street vendors nearly covered by piles of bright tropical produce. A drag queen sneakily sips Presidente beer, and she grabs fuego from a vendor to light a loosey cigarette she just bought. A puff of smoke covers her painted face replete with plastic Halloween-store bugs meticulously glued into place.

“This one is ours,” a dreadlocked punk girl says munching on cut mango with tajin peppered like ants on the fruit’s bright-orange flesh pointing to an alabrije. Here, on the Paseo de la Reform, among the crowd are hundreds of life-size paper-mache Lovecraftian “creatures”— each more fantastical than the next with vibrant colors that bring life to the sculptures and smiles to the passersby.

By Joseph Pedro – Full Story at Passport

Mexico City Gay Travel Resources

Find Gender-Neutral Bathrooms With Yelp

Author: , March 25th, 2017
Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Yelp has revealed a new way to fight against the transphobic ‘bathroom bills’.

Businesses will able to be filtered by whether they have a ‘locking, single-stall bathroom’ that is ‘accessible to persons of any gender’.

‘This is one of the [first] times we’ve integrated any type of public policy or social stance into our products,’ Rachel Williams, Yelp’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion, tells Mashable.

By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News

Adorable Treehouse – Savannah, Georgia

Author: , March 24th, 2017

Adorable Treehouse

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

This beautiful vacation rental suite is located right on Park Ave. in Historic Savannah, GA. This luxurious rental has 2 bedrooms as well as a sofa in the family room, and can sleep up to 4 people. Take in all the sights and sounds that Historic Savannah, Georgia has to offer, or take it easy in our comfortable lounge chairs in the private courtyard. After a day of sightseeing, you’ll be happy to come back to this little bungalow.

This lovely home is smack dab in the middle of everything that is Savannah. The parks, the incredible food. River street. Everything is just a stone’s throw away.

Come stay in our lovely well-lit courtyard covered with banana plants, bamboo (for privacy), tropical plants and Southern Georgia foliage. Our quaint little suite is like an island oasis on Park Ave. Private and away from the hustle and bustle, you will forget you are in the thick of things.

Apart from the beauty and sophistication of this gentle bungalow is the Savannah night life. Just a 15 minute walk to downtown and you will find yourself among the historic charm and happenings in this lovely coastal city. And, if you prefer not to walk Uber is just $4.50 one way, be sure to tip your driver.

See the Adorable Treehouse Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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

 

Guayaquil, Ecuador – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , March 24th, 2017

Guayaquil, Ecuador

After cruising around the Galapagos Islands, I was in urgent need of a break to catch up on work projects and to deal with the hundreds of emails that had piled up in my inbox while I was on the boat (I get so many emails these days, I can barely handle the volume anymore!).

I decided to stay in Guayaquil, the city where I’d flown to the Galapagos from, which happens to be Ecuador’s largest city, and one of the largest sea ports in all of South America. Beyond that, there’s not all that much to do and see for tourists though. A newly revamped river walk, the Malecon 2000, made for a great running track in the mornings, and for some good entertainment in the evenings (people watching, and an IMAX cinema that showed LaLa Land).

Just north of the Malecon sits Las Peñas, the city’s oldest neighborhood, where colorful little houses are built into the side of a hill, Cerro Santa Ana. The neighborhood used to be a slum, but a regeneration project transformed it into the tourist attraction that it is today. 432 stairs lead up to the top of the hill, each one numbered, so that with each step, you are painfully reminded you how many more stairs you still have to climb.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

Ecuador Gay Travel Resources

Hang Out With Scruffy Gios for Pride in Southern Italy – Scruffy Italian Traveler

Author: , March 24th, 2017

Italy Gay Pride - Scruffy Gios

Italy Gay Pride is on its way! So, what are you doing the last weekend of September? Join me for an amazing 4-day beach party in one of the most beautiful places in the world! We are hosting the biggest party of the year on the wonderful coast of Gallipoli, in Puglia, Southern Italy!

Yes, Italy Gay Pride is coming! And it is going to be a big bold celebration in Gallipoli, the Ibiza of Italy!

This year, for the first time, from 21st – 25th September 2017, Italy Gay Travels and I will be hosting the highly anticipated Italy Gay Pride Summer Party. A 4 day sensational Summer Party in one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli (not in Turkey)! Are you ready to celebrate with me? Book now and join the fun!

Italy Gay Pride Summer Party gives you the chance to discover one of the trendiest holiday destinations in Italy. A destination that, as you know, is very familiar to me! Puglia, an amazing region in Southern Italy, is the talk on everyone’s lips! It is no surprise the gay community in Italy and around the world are flocking here. Gallipoli, and Puglia as a region, is developing a reputation for openness and tolerance. For this reason, Italy Gay Travels is confident that everybody can feel safe and be themselves in this beautiful stretch of Paradise.

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at the Scruffy Italian Traveler

Apulia Gay Travel Resources

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SAILORdudes Gay Sailing Adventures – Nude and Clothing Optional Gay Cruises

Author: , March 24th, 2017

SAILORdudes Gay Sailing Adventures – Nude and Clothing Optional Gay Cruises

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong

People love to sail and cruise. People love nudist and naturist vacations. SAILORdudes Gay Sailing Adventures combines it all offering nude and clothing optional gay cruises.

We asked René, owner and skipper at SAILORdudes, to tell us more.

How would you describe SailorDudes in one sentence?

SAILORdudes Gay Sailing Adventures organizes fun group sailing cruises (nude and clothing optional)​ for the gay community as well as tailor-made sailing charters for private parties.

Why is nudism / naturism an important and healthy choice?

​Being nude gives a sense of freedom that is experienced even more in nature.​ A sailing yacht offers privacy, as well the option to explore beautiful and different nature every day of the sailing cruise.

Be it a secluded beach or a clear water bay: gently sailing along beautiful spots and be yourself without being bothered by clothes is, for many, an excellent way of spending an active gay naked holiday.

The guys can sun-bathe nude on deck, swim nude and actually be nude 24/7 unless we go ashore to do some shopping.

What is special about SailorDudes nudist / naturist cruises?

​On our SAILORdudes (or SAILORnudes maybe ) sailing cruises that are specifically advertised as nude cruises (as opposed to clothing optional), we expect the guys to share the joy of being naked round the clock (where and when appropriate of course.)

Also, we try to find nice secluded bays to stay overnight as much as possible to enjoy the privacy of our yacht.

Total freedom in beautiful sailing areas with like minded gay naturist guys is the idea behind our nude cruises.

And for private parties that do not wish to join a group, we can also organize tailor-made nude cruises – including a gay, naturist skipper,of course, if needed.

We have a special page about nude sailing cruises on our website: http://www.sailordudes.com/gay-nude-sailing-cruises/

Some general reasons why guys choose to sail with us:
1) We sail out of passion and not because we have to make a living out of it
2) Our prices are the lowest and what you see on the site is what you pay. There are no hidden (booking) fees.
3) We have over fifteen years sailing experience as a skipper
4) Comfort. Unlike others, we do not use the saloon to sleep additional guys on board and use the cabins only
5) We offer both organized group sailing cruises with open registration for singles and couples, as well as tailor-made sailing cruises for private charters with and without skipper
6) Sailing experience is not required
7) Last but not least: our sailing cruises are fun!
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Who attends SailorDudes cruises? Is it all ages and body shapes?

​SAILORdudes tends to attract sporty guys in the age range of end twenties to forties. We do not exclude other ages, but for each trip we make an effort to bring like-minded guys together​ to have a good time on board.

This is also and mostly because people share cabins without too much space and privacy as well as the fact that older guys may look for a more relaxing experience whereas younger guys look for more party time. So if a group tends to be younger by average, we will advise other interested guys where the age difference is too high, to join a group closer to their age.

And we do the same, the other way around. In practice, it always works out nicely and the age ranges are not too strict and usually lead to a nice mix of people on board.

What plans do you have for the future?

Keep sailing! Keep sharing my sailing passion with others. Keep meeting interesting people from all over the world.​

I have no plans to grow my business significantly. I sometimes hear comments that the more commercial operators go on routine.

For me, organizing just a few trips each year, keeps is interesting and that apparently shows, looking at the satisfaction scores in my guest book that I ask the guys at the end of a trip.

Conclusion

If you are gay and a nudist, naturist or skinny dipping vacation sounds perfect for you, then SAILORdudes Gay Sailing Adventures is the place to look.

For more information, visit http://www.SAILORdudes.com/ or email adventures@SAILORdudes.com

Facebook users can alo visit https://www.facebook.com/SailorDudes/

Article by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Copyright 2017 Sunny Harbor Publishing
Sunny Harbor Publishing, PO Box 560318, Rockledge, FL 32956
Phone: 321-446-7552
Email: SunnyHarborPublishing@yahoo.com
Website: www.SunnyHarborPublishing.org
(Photos provided by SAILORdudes)

Events: Ricky Skaggs

Author: , March 24th, 2017

Events: Ricky Skaggs http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago. Skaggs is a 14-time Grammy Award winner. He continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music.  Ricky has been awarded 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics. All from his own Skaggs Family Records label (Bluegrass Rules! He counts the current configuration of Kentucky Thunder among the best group of musicians he has ever worked with.  “This group of guys meets my approval every night,” Ricky says.  “Each and every one of the pickers in Kentucky Thunder totally amazes me in every show. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations. Join Ricky Skaggs at the Flying Monkey April 8.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly 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 are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is 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? New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. 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. Book Your ‘Ricky Skaggs’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Comfort Suites Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Author: , March 23rd, 2017

Comfort Suites Oakbrook Terrace

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

The Comfort Suites Oakbrook Terrace is a gay friendly suburban Hotel located only 17 miles from Downtown Chicago, Michigan Ave and the lake.

We’re in the heart of the Oakbrook business and entertainment district.

See the Comfort Suites Oakbrook Terrace Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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