Holidays in Provincetown

Author: , November 4th, 2018

The Holiday Season in Provincetown is rapidly approaching.  We hope to see you before the end of the year.  Listed below is a calendar to help you make your travel plans.

11/09 – 11/12   Veteran’s Day Weekend November
11/16 – 11/18   Mr. New England Leather Weekend November
11/21           Holiday Lighting of Pilgrim Monument
11/22 – 11/25   Thanksgiving Weekend November
11/23 & 11/24   Sharon McKnight at Pilgrim House
11/23 – 11/25   Canteen Holiday Market
11/24           Lighting of Holiday Lobster Pot Tree
11/29           Zoe Lewis at Pilgrim House
11/29 – 12/02   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
11/30 – 12/02   Holly Folly Weekend
11/30 – 12/02   Canteen Holiday Market
11/30 & 12/01   An Evening with Liberace & Peggy Lee at Pilgrim House
12/01           Boston Gay Men’s Chorus at Town Hall
12/07 – 12/09   Canteen Holiday Market
12/06 – 12/09   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
12/07 & 12/08   Outer Cape Chorale Concert
12/14 – 12/16   Canteen Holiday Market
12/13 – 12/16   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
12/21 – 12/23   Canteen Holiday Market
12/28 – 01/01   First Light Provincetown
12/28 – 12/30   Canteen Holiday Market
12/29           Suede in Concert at Crown & Anchor
12/30           Well Strung at Town Hall
12/30           Dina Martina Christmas Show at Crown & Anchor
12/31           Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor (approximately 5:30pm)

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  We would love to see you in Provincetown for the holidays.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown for this holiday season.

Casa Tulco – Gay Friendly Villa in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Author: , October 22nd, 2018

Casa Tulco

Casa Tulco is proud to be one of the few explicitly gay friendly rentals in Huatulco.

The house itself is beautifully designed with spacious indoor/outdoor living. It has its own large swimming pool and garden which backs onto the Nature Reserve behind.

The nearest beach is 10 minutes walk, or 2 minutes by bike (which we have available for guests), and will nearly always be deserted with just the warm Pacific waves rolling in.

Crucecita, the main area with shops and bars, is about 5 minutes drive or a pleasant walk up the Boulevard Chahue. There are some good restaurants just a short stroll away and some beach clubs a little further on.

See the Casa Tulco Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Oaxaca Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Brighton Trans Pride in Pictures – Gay Star News

Author: , July 21st, 2018

Trans Pride in Brighton - Gay Star News

The Trans Pride Brighton parade kicked off earlier today with a sea of white, blue and pink flags taking over the coastal city. Trans women, men, non-binary people and allies turned out with the slogan #LwiththeT very much present.

No Repeat of London Anti-Trans Protests

Fortunately there was no repeat of the radical feminist campaigners who marred the London Pride event with their anti-trans protest. Crowds set off at 12 noon for the 1.3 mile parade ending in Brunswick Square where the main events are now underway. These include a range of music, spoken word, poetry, as well as community stalls.

The light cover of clouds kept the heat off the parade during their march and then the sun came out to play just as the fun started in the Square. Many also sent messages of support for the march via social media.

By Mark Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

Brighton Gay Travel Resources

Sand Castle On The Beach – US Virgin Islands

Author: , July 14th, 2018

Sand Castle On The Beach

Relax and unwind from your everyday pressures in the comfortable, laid-back surroundings at Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

Sand Castle welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, inclusive, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the many amenities of this special location, including two pools on site – one beach front, the other clothing optional.

Year-round you’ll find sunshine and trade winds to warm your heart and chase your worries away in the amazing environment of America’s Paradise. A magnificent white sand beach awaits you where you can choose from a variety of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving from the shore or by boat or simply float in the gorgeous turquoise waters. You can also visit Buck Island National Underwater Park for world-class snorkeling. For land-based adventures, there are many historic sites and eco-hiking tours to let you explore the natural beauty of the island with an experienced guide.

See the Sand Castle On The Beach Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

US Virgin Islands Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

 

Highlands Resort – Guerneville Gay Friendly Resort

Author: , July 7th, 2018

Highlands Resort

Highlands Resort offers a relaxing and peaceful gay and lesbian (straight-friendly) retreat – a jewel under the redwoods! Situated in the Russian River Wine Country just a short walk to the town of Guerneville, and just an hour and a half from San Francisco and the Bay Area, the Highlands offers private cabins, many with fireplaces, nestled in amongst the flowers and trees.

Relax in our secluded spa, take a swim, or enjoy a massage. You’ll be glad you pampered yourself here at our resort!

A Little History – The Highlands has been around since the early 1920’s, the current cabins date from the early 1940’s and are rustic (no phones, TV or radios). They are comfortably furnished and offer a glimpse back in time.

See the Highlands Resort Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Guerneville Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Gay Vancouver for Romance – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , March 26th, 2018

Gay Vancouver for Romance - The Nomadic Boys

Vancouver is a diverse, bustling city on the west coast of Canada in the British Columbia province. It’s gorgeous because on the one side you have the ocean breeze and on the other side, the city is surrounded by snow capped mountains. Nature is everywhere here.

The downtown central part of Vancouver is an excellent base for couples to visit, with many highly rated hotels, restaurants and bars. We loved the gay scene of Vancouver, as well as the range of activities you can do during the day. These are our 5 favourite romantic things to do in Vancouver, which we loved, and most importantly, you can do throughout the year.

Evening stroll along the Vancouver waterfront

The waterfront area of Vancouver was our favourite spot. It the perfect place to come for an evening stroll and watch the sea planes take off/land on the water. We also loved the city views here because of the mountain backdrop.

When strolling the waterfront, be sure to check out another favourite landmark of ours – the iconic blue raindrop statue called The Drop. The official explanation of this sculpture is that it is meant to pay homage to the power of nature, particularly water, which surrounds the city. We also love the unofficial explanation by locals that it is more of a celebration of the high amount of rainfall in Vancouver.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Vancouver Gay Travel Resources

Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride Festival

Author: , January 2nd, 2018

After a glorious NYE it’s time to shift focus to Iceland’s very own Winter Pride festival, Rainbow Reykjavik. Rainbow Reykjavik is where locals and international guests get together for a long weekend of nature, nightlife and northern lights. We celebrate it in 2018 for the 7th time from Feb 8-11!

Celebrate Winter Pride in Iceland. Rainbow Reykjavik Feb 8-11

Celebrate Winter Pride in Iceland. Rainbow Reykjavik Feb 8-11

If Iceland is on your bucket list (which it probably is) the Rainbow Reykjavik Program will have you  walking along the Continental Divide between the tectonic plates of Europe and North America.  Seeing geysirs, waterfalls and nature of unparalleled beauty.  Relaxing in the turquoise geothermal waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon and dining in world-class restaurants, sitting in cosy cafes and partying until the wee hours of the morning with LGBT people from all over the world, in the charming and very cosmopolitan city of Reykjavik.

Tickets are still available and all the info you need can be found on Rainbow Reykjavík’s website: https://www.rainbowreykjavik.is/

See you in Iceland!

Ten Things You Must Do in Los Angeles

Author: , December 19th, 2017

Los Angeles

It may be called “The City of Angels” and most well-known for the deep saturation of ‘the industry,’ but in reality Los Angeles is home to incredible culture, cuisine, arts and nightlife, especially for the gay traveler. And as with most international destinations, there are simply some experiences that must appear on your Los Angeles itinerary, especially if you’re a first-time visitor.

Below we’ve taken the opportunity to share some of those experiences. Whether you’re an L.A. virgin or have visited a ton in the past — even if you’ve called Los Angeles home for more than a decade — the perfect L.A. affair will include several of these museums, meals and nights out on the town.

Exploring the City’s Rich Gay History

Sure, you may be in town for vacation, but your Los Angeles itinerary can still have you learning a thing or two while you play. Out and About Tours will take you through the city’s culturally rich gay history step-by-step, exposing fun, vital and hidden information about the LGBTQ community’s roots.

By Alexander Kacala – Full Story at The Hornet

Los Angeles Gay Travel Resources

New Year’s Eve in Provincetown

Author: , December 10th, 2017

New Year’s Eve weekend is almost here with the end of 2017 and the start of 2018!  What better way to end the old year and ring in the new year that to celebrate in Provincetown with First Light Provincetown.  Events include:

Dec 30             Sound of Music Sing-A-Long with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Dec 30             Miss Richfield 1981 presents “Fall On Your Knees”

Dec 30             Well Strung “Home for the Holidays” at Town Hall

Dec 31             Light Bright Bike Ride

Dec 31             NYE parties throughout Provincetown

Jan 1               Polar Plunge

Jan 1               Fireworks over Cape Cod Bay

Jan 1               Suede in Concert

Please click here for a full First Light Provincetown schedule.

The Somerset House Inn welcomes you to Provincetown for the New Year’s Eve weekend celebrations.  Make your Provincetown lodging reservations with us and let us help you plan your holiday weekend in Provincetown.  Rooms and events are expected to sell out.

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Ptown location.  On Commercial Street, across the street from the water our guesthouse is walking distance to everything and is the perfect guesthouse for the New Year’s Eve weekend.   Please visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown!

The Wizards of Winter – Time Travel Back to 70’s & 80’s Prog Rock

Author: , November 29th, 2017

Wizards of Winter photo by Steven Skelley

The Wizards of Winter
Time Travel Back To A 70s and 80s Prog Rock Holiday

By Steven Skelley & Thomas Routzong

Going to The Wizards of Winter concert is like stepping into a time machine to travel back to a 1970s or 1980s Prog Rock holiday concert. Cofounder and music director Scott Kelly has assembled a team that is perfectly fit to take audiences on that journey. The show is part Transiberian Orchestra, part Meatloaf, and part Pat Benatar with laser lights, snow falling on stage and too many duelling and harmonizing lead guitar solos to count.

“You can feel it in the audiences that come to our shows. They range from eight to 80. We try to create music that has the pageantry of the late-70s, early-’80s rock shows and present ourselves accordingly,” cofounder and music director Scott Kelly posted on their website.

Lead guitarist Fred Gorhau often employs a Brian May style while coiffed and dressed like a hatless Slash.

The Narrator, Tony Gaynor, shares a version of the gospel / nativity story between songs accompanied by flutes, violins, four keyboards, two guitars, a bass guitar, drums, four female vocalists, two male lead vocalists, and a saxophone.

Songs ranged from standards such as “O Holy Night” to a song that sounded strangely like Brian Setzer’s Stray “Cat Strut.”

The Wizards of Winter call their holiday rock opera “Tales Beneath a Northern Star” which takes the audience on a “musical journey inside a snow globe in search of the true meaning of Christmas.” That’s the clearest description I can give you.

According to their website, “Tales Beneath a Northern Star” is based around the music of their self titled CD and their albums ” The Magic of WInter” and ” A Christmas Dream.”

We were invited to see the “Tales Beneath a Northern Star” concert at The King Center for Performing Arts.

The Wizards of Winter are not The Transiberian Orchestra, but they never meant to be.

To view The Wizards of Winter tour schedule, visit https://www.thewizardsofwinter.com/tour-dates.

Article by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
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