, April 23rd, 2017
Spring is officially here in Provincetown. Shops, restaurants and galleries that may have been closed for the winter are re-opening. Local favorite the Lobster Pot opens on May 5th. The whale watch tours are now running and a number of people are seeing whales from Race Point beach. The tulips and daffodils are blooming, the streets are starting to fill with people, it really does feel like spring. Come visit us!
What’s going on in April and beyond?
April 28-30 – Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp (get on your dancing shoes)
May 19 – Fast ferry service from Boston begins (90 minutes to Ptown!)
May 19-21 – Monumental Yard Sale Weekend (bring your van)
May 19-21 – Single Women’s Weekend
May 26-30 – Memorial Day Weekend.
My partner Bob and I own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Provincetown location. On Commercial Street across the street from the water the inn is walking distance to everything. We’d love to have you stay with us. We have availability for May and Memorial Day Weekend, the week of July 4th and limited availability for Bear Week. Click here to check availability and make your reservations.
, 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!
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.
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
(Photos provided by SAILORdudes)
, March 22nd, 2017
Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:
Description: Camp Earth Connection is a Natural Campground and Retreat Center located in Freeville, 12 miles east of Ithaca, NY (home of the Gorges, Cornell University and Ithaca College.) The campground offers a relaxing stay with a variety of camping options including Log Cabins, Rustic Cabins, Adirondack Lean-To’s and Tent-Sites. Each site has privacy, picnic tables and grills or fire pits.
Setting: Camp Earth Connection is an alcohol & drug free facility, offering guests the opportunity to connect with nature and each other in a serene and beautiful natural setting. The Camp is adjacent to the Hammond Hill State Forest with 20 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing trails. The trails connect to the 950 mile Finger Lakes Trail system. Wildlife is abundant in the area. It’s common to hear the Coyotes and Owls throughout the day. In addition, Mink, Fishers, Bald Eagles, Turkey Buzzards, Porcupines, Racoons, Skunks, Wild Turkeys, Ravens, Grouse, Red and Grey Fox and an occasional Black Bear are some of the inhabitants of the local forest.
Values: Camp Earth Connection values Diversity, Acceptance and Community. It is more than just a campground, it is an experience that can be life-changing. Guests enjoy making meaningful connections with hosts, guests, family & friends. In addition they experience the beauty and healing that is provided by this sacred natural environment. Camp Earth Connection is open to everyone and provides an accepting and safe space for folks who can’t always count on that, including the LGBTQ community, People of Color and other culturally diverse individuals, families and groups.
Facilities: Facilities includes hot showers, compost toilets, a small camp store selling local products such as Pastured Chicken Eggs, Home Grown Veggies and Natural Root Beer & Ginger Beer from the Ithaca Soda company. In addition there is the Red Eft Cafe, a community outdoor kitchen with two cooking fire pits and grills. The Main Pavilion is a gathering space for community fires when it rains, as well as weekend activities & workshops including nature crafts, primitive skills, etc. Sports equipment is available for guests to use. The Helianthus Room is a small greenhouse where guests are welcome to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or conversation. Mountain Bikes and a Paddle boat are available to rent.
Camp Activities & Workshops: Guests are welcomed to join the Director on weekend mornings for a complimentary cup of coffee or tea and oatmeal or pancakes cooked over the fire. Weekend programming may include a production of The Lorax by our local staff and volunteers, a Tree Walk to meet some of the ancient and sacred trees in the forest, an Animal Tracking Expedition or an Introduction to Zen Archery. Guided trail walks are available including: A short camp hike that leads to a small pond, and through a beautiful forest; A 2-mile round-trip hike to the Roy Park Preserve wetlands, a wonderful place to Bird Watch and observe wildlife; Or a hike on the Hammond Hill State Forest trails.
See the Camp Earth Connection Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here
Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes Region
, February 23rd, 2017
Harrington Park Press will release the Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice on March 7, 2017. Authored by LGBT travel experts Je Guaracino and Ed Salvato, the book includes interviews with nearly a hundred industry experts, and analyzing multiple emerging trends among LGBT travelers.
The Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality is an easy-to-read, practical, and relevant guidebook with a simple goal: to help marketing professionals, business owners, and allied professionals compete in the increasingly competitive global LGBT travel and hospitality industry. Dozens of contributors helped make this book the most inclusive and comprehensive guide of its kind. It is intended for industry specialists in the tourism and hospitality elds, as well as academics and students in tourism and hospitality studies.
To prepare this handbook, co-authors Guaracino and Salvato traveled to six continents and worked with hundreds of individuals and companies. Input from almost a hundred expert industry consultants and authorities helped make this book the most inclusive and comprehensive guide of its kind.
Given the vast opportunity for diverse marketing to LGBT travelers, it is published at an opportune time as the LGBT tourism and hospitality industry expands in a challenging political climate.
According to Thomas Roth, President of Community Marketing & Insights: “[This volume is] Educational. Balanced. Entertaining. Practical. Required! These are just a few words that come to mind when reviewing this tremendous achievement. Je and Ed share invaluable insights that can only come with decades of personal experience and professional success in LGBT travel. They’ve formulated all that and more into a well-organized manual for any reader,
from the doe-eyed newbie to the long-time veteran, to help set and achieve realistic goals. It can be read in one sitting or referenced throughout a career. Or both.”
According to Bob Witeck, President of Witeck Communications: “Our human impulse to travel is grounded in curiosity, adventure, and romance—whether we’re gay or straight. What often sets LGBT travel apart are our lifelong needs for community, acceptance, and safety. Few writers are better than Je Guaracino and Ed Salvato to distill their expert knowledge across 6 continents into the best practices found in this one essential book.”
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JEFF GUARACINO, author of Gay and Lesbian Tourism: The Essential Guide for Marketing (2007), is an expert in LGBT marketing, tourism, and large-scale events. He led the Atlantic City tourism industry through the seaside resort’s most turbulent tourism period, and in 2016 he became president and CEO of Welcome America, Inc., which seeks to enhance Philadelphia’s image among travelers and to attract more visitors to the city.
ED SALVATO is chief content o cer for ManAboutWorld, the world’s number-one digital gay travel magazine for smartphones and tablets. He was previously editor in chief of Out Traveler, Out & About, and other major LGBT travel content platforms. He serves as the treasurer on the Board of Directors of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Harrington Park Press was for over twenty years the LGBTQ imprint of The Haworth Press (now part of Routledge/Taylor & Francis). It is now operated independently as a scholarly/ professional practice LGBTQ book publisher. All its titles are distributed by Columbia University Press to the most important institutional, retail, and library markets around the globe.
The book can be pre-ordered online now at Harrington Park Press.
The ebook version is available from all major ebook sellers, including Amazon and Google Books.
, February 10th, 2017
If you have the chance to watch the sunset in Avila (Spain), make sure to be on top of a hill to enjoy the view from up there. You can’t miss the hill with a ruined shed as you enter the town wall. There’s even a fat chance that you see tourists taking thousands of selfies on this hill overlooking the tiny city of Avila.
Avila is a medieval town that personifies ancient Spain. At sunset, the town turns gold. Like this.
By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander
Castilla y Leon Gay Travel Resources
, January 25th, 2017
Events: Valerie Hird http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The Capitol Center for the Arts welcomes Vermont native Valerie Hird as part of its 2016-17 Salon Series. This series brings artists and audiences together for thought-provoking discussions and performances in our intimate, Victorian-era Kimball House mansion. Hird has close creative ties to the people and countries of the Middle East and Central Asia where she has worked and traveled for 25 years. Her work explores cultural mythologies and the roles they play in Eastern and Western societies. Experience a fascinating evening with Valerie Hird at the Capitol Center for the Arts February 10.
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, ski and snow play plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific winter 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 Your ‘Valerie Hird’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.
, December 9th, 2016
Puerto Vallarta has been listed in the top 10 New Year’s Eve Places to party by GayTravel.com. If you are looking for a great way to celebrate the New Year, look no further than Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s #1 Gay Destination. PV is listed among other gay destinations like Miami, New York City, Las Vegas, and Orlando. With the current dollar to peso exchange rate, Mexico is the best value for your next gay vacation.
Dec 30 2016 hit the White Party Puerto Vallarta. Jeffrey Sanker and Javier Jimenez bring the famous White Party to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You will not see any white on the ground this south of the border, but you will see the hottest White Party Wet Dream Go Go Boys at Mantamar Beach Club from 5pm until midnight. A sunset pool party showcasing DJ Isis Muretech from Guadalajara in her White Party debut with unsurpassed sound and lighting getting ready for New Year’s Eve.
Dec 31, 2016 find a place to see the world famous fireworks at the Malecon. Gay Bar Hopping tour has a special New Year’s Eve tour to hit all the gay hotspots plus view the fireworks without the Malecon crowds. CC Slaughter’s will be hopping for an all night NYE Dance Party. After bringing in the new year be sure to hit nearby Olas Altas street which is closed for an all night street and dance party.
Where to Stay? Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone has plenty of boutique hotels and bed and breakfast properties like Villa Enrique, a luxury villa right on the gay beach, or a luxury rental from Ron Morgan Properties.
You can’t find a warmer hot gay beach destination than Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. There is something for everyone!
, December 7th, 2016
I love Greece. I visited the country a few times in the past (especially the gay heaven of Mykonos). Last summer, as you know, I joined Saltyboys in their amazing gay nudist sailing cruise around the Saronic Gulf. In that occasion I appreciated also Athens and its fun nightlife.
From the Greek capital, before heading back to Italy, I took an easy (and very cheap) flight: I was not sure about what to expect in Corfu island. Corfu is situated in the Northern Ionian Sea, just below the start of the Adriatic Sea, between Greece’s mainland and Italy. It is actually just in front of the area of Southern Italy where I live, Puglia.
Despite its proximity to where I live, I had never been to Corfu island before: it is just a few hours ride on a ferry with daily connections all year long. Corfu island also offers a very similar landscape to the one I am accustomed to: green and authentically Mediterranean! As soon as I landed in Corfu, I was astonished by its breathtaking green scenery!
If you have been to Greece before, possibly you have visited the Ionic islands, and their dry landscapes. Forget about it: Corfu is nothing but green! If you have never been to Greece, I would then suggest to use the amazing town of Corfu island as an entry point to start exploring this beautiful country. Or, as I did, as the last stop before heading back home.
By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Greece Gay Travel Resources
, November 27th, 2016
Naked Boys Singing Tour
Six guys. Sixteen songs. No clothes!
By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Since 1998, people everywhere have been laughing and cheering their way through every moment of the off-Broadway hit Naked Boys Singing. Orlando, Florida producer Tim Evanicki is overseeing a national tour of the international hit musical revue.
We asked Tim Evanicki, Producer of Naked Boys Singing, about the show.
How would you describe, in one sentence, Naked Boys Singing?
A fun escape that pokes fun and celebrates the powers and insecurities that come along with being naked.
What can we expect to see in Naked Boys Singing?
Six guys, sixteen songs, and no clothes – a winning combination!
Who comes to see Naked Boys Singing?
Everyone. Some of our best audiences have been full of straight women. We even had a special performance for a 90th Birthday Celebration for the most wonderful lady in Orlando. So much fun!
What can you tell us about the Naked Boys Singing tour?
The tour is just part of several productions of Naked Boys Singing that will be produced around the country by Tim Evanicki Productions and Ronnie Larsen Presents. The tour cast is soon traveling to Atlanta and Rochester, NY, while we open a sit-down production in Orlando, FL.
Other sit-down (non-touring) productions are being planned for Chicago and Boston.
All in all, there will be 3-4 casts of Naked Boys Singing!
What surprises people the most about Naked Boys Singing?
After the first song, the nudity is no longer shocking. No one believes us when we say that until they see the show. People buy their first ticket for the nudity. They come back for the spectacular singing and dancing!
We enjoyed the 2007 film of Naked Boys Singing and we are looking forward to seeing this version in person in Orlando.
For more information about Naked Boys Singing, visit http://www.evanickiproductions.com/nakedboyssinging/
For more information about Orlando, visit http://www.visitorlando.com/
For LGBT travelers, visit the LGBT Guide to Orlando at http://www.visitorlando.com/lgbtq/
Article by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Sunny Harbor Publishing
Sunny Harbor Publishing
PO Box 560318, Rockledge, FL 32956
, November 23rd, 2016
Want to try something different this Thanksgiving? Or if you’re outside the US, for Thursday? The Nomadic Boys are here just in time with a special dessert recipe:
Chaja is the famous luscious and extremely naughty cake of Uruguay. It is often described as a Uruguayan sponge cake filled with peaches and whipped cream.
Chaja was invented by Orlando Castellano, owner of a tearoom in Paysandú, Northern Uruguay in 1927. He prepared this very sweet concoction, invited his friend to try, who responded saying it was light and soft, just like the South American indigenous Chajá bird (also called silent screamer). The light, airy texture of the dessert resembles the fluffy exterior of the chajá bird.
By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys
Uruguay Gay Travel Resources