Events: Richard Springfield / Richard Marx

Author: , August 26th, 2017

Events: Richard Springfield / Richard Marx! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. He was the creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s. Springfield is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician. He’s sold 25 million albums and scored 17 AmericanTop 40 hits. Joining Rick Springfield on the “Stripped Down” Acoustic Tour is Richard Marx. As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Buy your tickets and enjoy a very special evening September 8.
Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide 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 summer activities during your visit? 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 summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Richard Springfield / RIchard Marx’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: Trident

Author: , August 26th, 2017

Events: Trident http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Trident is an artist-led chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to the highest level of expression and thought-provoking programs. Via the lens of a cappella music, Trident creates musical narratives highlighting the connective thread of human expression as it appears throughout history. Buy your tickets and enjoy a fascinating evening at the Capitol Center of the Arts September 9.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts 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 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.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Book Trident’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Burch Street Casitas – Taos Gay Friendly Vacation Rentals

Author: , August 25th, 2017

Burch Street Casitas

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

Recently built (June 2005) and with a very convenient in-town Taos location, Burch Street Casitas are an easy walk from the Historic Taos Plaza and Kit Carson Museum. These vacation rental cottages provide the ideal Taos vacation rental.

At Burch Street Casitas, our Taos Gay Friendly Vacation Rentals, we offer four cozy 550 sf units featuring southwestern style architecture in a private compound.

We supply everything you’ll need except for food!

Our Taos Casitas are in the heart of “Canyon”, a historic neighborhood just 1.5 miles from Carson National Forest. This area is well-known for great hiking, biking, and fishing.

These casitas are also close to the Taos Plaza, shops, galleries, restaurants, and Kit Carson House.

We offer pleasant relaxing environments, including all the comforts of home, as well as romanticwood burning fireplaces. Outdoors, you’ll find private patios under a canopy of tall Chinese Elm and Cottonwood trees. There is also private off-street parking just a few feet from your arched front door.

Each of our ground-level Taos casitas features an open floor plan, and has a king-sized bed, full kitchen, full private bath, and quaint living/office/dining areas, with saltillo tiled radiant floor heat throughout.

The custom tongue-and-groove native New Mexico Pine and cross-beamed ceilings, along with the large windows and glass-wall blocks lend a light and airy charm. Each casita is decorated with contemporary southwest flavor.

Tastefully appointed niches, attractive wall hangings, consignment art from J. K. Lamkin, an eclectic selection of books and talavera tile kitchen counter accents complete your home away from home.

Casita amenities include:

  • king-sized bed with ceiling fans
  • free high speed internet
  • direct phone line with computer jack
  • TV / DVD Player / VCR
  • a selection of videos and books
  • informal book exchange
  • washer/dryer
  • iron / ironing board
  • generous closet/cabinet storage
  • wood-burning fireplace
  • desk
  • hair dryer

Each full kitchen includes all appliances:

  • gas flamed broiler / oven / range stove
  • refrigerator-freezer with icemaker
  • microwave
  • coffee maker & toaster
  • blender & crock pot
  • cooking / service ware for four people
  • coffee & tea
  • specialty equipment supplied at your request

You’ll find all the conveniences, staple items, and paper supplies you’ll need for your stay.

Coming to Taos? Stay with us at the modern, charming, friendly Burch Street Casitas!

See the PROPERTY Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Ten Facts About Chile

Author: , August 25th, 2017

Torres del Paine Chile - Nomadic Boys

There are so many unique things about Chile, a country with one of the longest coastlines in the world, stretching 4,620 km (2,647 miles) from the Northern border with Peru right to the very tip of the Americas.

This is our 10 interesting facts about Chile as we travelled from the dry San Pedro desert in the North all the way to Torres del Paine in the breezy snowy Patagonian south.

#1 THE CHILEAN ACCENT: a new way of speaking Spanish!

Just when you thought you’d mastered the Spanish language, you arrive in Santiago totally confused, wondering what on earth anyone is saying to you…

Meet: the Chilean accent! It’s like nothing else you’ve encountered before and by far the most unique across Latin America. It’s fast, with a strong almost sing-song-like sound, with specific letters and phrases cut off from words and new ones thrown in for good measure.

For example, in Chilean Spanish, the letter s is usually avoided, so in a shop, “200 pesos” (dos cientos pesos), becomes do ciento peso. The word for thank you, gracias sounds like gracia and mas o menos (more or less) is pronounced ma o meno.

Chileans also take off the d from words ending with ado, so words like supermercado become supermercao and the Spanish word for fish, pescado sounds like pecao as both the s and the d are dropped. And for good measure, random words like po are randomly thrown in every other sentence, even after a simple yes or no: si po or no po.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Chile Gay Travel Resources

Fifteen Things To Know About the Galapagos Islands – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 25th, 2017

Galapagos Islands - Globetrotter Girls

My Galapagos Islands cruise was a trip I’d been dreaming about for years, but despite that, it still managed to exceed my expectations, which is rare. But, as well as exceeding my expectations, these far-flung, remote islands ended up being completely different to how I imagined them to be.

Until a few years ago, when I traveled to South America for the very first time, I had pictured the islands to be much more desolate than they actually are – basically only inhabited by wild creatures. Back then, I had already been told by other travelers that the islands are far more inhabited than I thought they were. And while cruising between several islands this year, I learned a few more things that I think are good to know if you are planning your own trip to the Galápagos Islands, or if you just want to find out more about one of the most remote archipelagos in the world.

Here are eleven things about the Galápagos Islands that you should know before you go:

1 THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ARE FAR OUT IN THE OCEAN

While the Galapagos Islands belong to the tiny Andean country of Ecuador, they are in fact very far from the rest of the country – 560 miles, to be exact. The islands are far out in the Pacific Ocean, and it takes just under two hours to fly there from Guayaquil, the closest airport on the mainland, and 2 hours 15 minutes from Quito, Ecuador’s capital.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

Ecuador Gay Travel Resources

Carl’s Guest House – Provincetown Gay Guest House

Author: , August 24th, 2017

Carl's Guest House - Provincetown Gay Guest House

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

Looking for a relaxed, comfortable, reasonably priced and friendly place to stay in Provincetown? Carl’s Guest House, a Provincetown gay guest house, is hard to beat.

Decorated in a clean, simple manner ideal for a beach vacation home, Carl’s is just a short walk from all the most popular places in P-town.

We offer fourteen guestrooms of varying sizes and amenities – from large rooms with private bathrooms, refrigerators, microwaves, a/c and more to simpler comfortable rooms with shared single occupancy bathrooms. All of our guestrooms are completely private, clean and comfortable.

There’s also a central living room that’s open for all of our guests, where you can watch TV, read, or hang out with other guests. There’s also a service area with free coffee, tea, refrigerator and microwave oven. Please note, we don’t provide alcoholic beverages or mixers.

You’ll enjoy views of beautifully landscaped and flowered yards from almost every room.

Our Provincetown gay guest house even has a private, clothing optional sundeck for our Naturist guests!

When you first arrive at our Provincetown guesthouse, we’ll give you a full tour of the house, and we’ll also give you information on all the town activities, shows, beaches, etc.

Who stays at Carl’s? All adults of any age are welcome, and our guests come from all around the world. Carls is ideal for travelers who are gentler, friendly, and easy going, and NOT into heavy drinking or drugs. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you want – we want to be sure you are going to be comfortable with the environment we offer. All of our guests are given keys and are free to come and go in quiet comfort.

If you’re looking for clean, comfortable, affordable Provincetown accommodations, come stay with us at Carl’s Guest House!

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Climbing Vernazza – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , August 24th, 2017

Vernazza

Yes, you can hike all the five villages in Cinque Terre. If you’re able and have the stamina to hike, then, do it! It’s worth it. It takes a day of hiking across these villages. You’ve got to wear proper hiking gear and take note of the sweltering heat in summer. Bring a bottle of water which you can refill or buy when arriving in every village.

Another option: If you can’t all of them, choose two or three villages you want to hike. You can choose any village as your starting point to hike.

Most of the photos below are taken from hiking Vernazza to Corniglia route. It took me almost two hours because I had feet blisters but should be an hour on regular pacing hike.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Liguria Gay Travel Resources

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Author: , August 24th, 2017

Events: Aardvark Jazz Orchestra http://glynnhouse.com/events/
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is a concert ensemble committed to new music, founded in 1973 by Mark Harvey. Past performances include; festivals, clubs, concert halls, colleges and universities, making the group a large force in the international jazz scene for over four decades. The music director and trumpeter, Mark, has recorded and performed with renowned musicians like George Russell and Gil Evans, along with earning numerous awards as an international composer. The jazz ensemble is celebrating its 44th season, one of the longest running in the world. Experience a dazzling evening of jazz at the Hanaway Theatre September 9.

Book your Hanaway Theatre 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 summer activities during your visit? 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 summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities.

 

Book Your ‘Aardvark Jazz Orchestra’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Six Hidden London Gems – Gay Star News

Author: , August 24th, 2017

London gems

Few cities have so many globally famous icons as London. Tower Bridge is one of the world’s top 10 most recognizable landmarks. Big Ben (or St Stephen’s Clock Tower for pedants) is also on the list.

But London is also a city of hidden gems. The nooks and crannies tucked away down secret medieval alleyways, overlooked by the throngs of commuters who pass them every day.

It’s a city where even lifelong Londoners can find something new every day. And, for fear that this London should be entirely overlooked in the summer hype, here are the Gay Star News team’s favorites:

Ceremony of the Keys, Tower of London

Thousands of tourists visit Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress every day. But few know they can, if they apply in advance in writing, also return in the evening to witness the world’s oldest military ceremony – for free.

The locking of the Tower secures the castle, where the Crown Jewels are kept, for the night. But it also symbolizes how the military is responsible for the security of the whole country.

It’s been done in the same way every day for around 700 years. The warder guarded by a troop of soldiers is challenged by a sentry. When he explains he is carrying ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Keys’ he is allowed to pass. It’s all over in 10 minutes but it’s one of those experiences you never forget.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

London Gay Travel Resources

Events: Alabama

Author: , August 23rd, 2017

Events: Alabama! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Quality songs that have become the soundtrack for American life are the foundation for Alabama’s stellar career. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage. Alabama introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. Bands benefitting from that breakthrough include Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line and Eli Young Band. They have also inspired many of today’s brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan as well as pop and rock stars from Ed Sheeran to Jon Bon Jovi. As they have for over forty years, Alabama continues to “Roll On.” Purchase your tickets and experience a terrific show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion September 9.
Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide 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 summer activities during your visit? 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 summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Alabama’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.