Breakaway Backpacker: Waterfall Off the Beaten Path in Pucon, Chile

Author: , March 5th, 2015

Jaime Davila in ChileThey said,

“only a few make it, but those that do are rewarded with the most amazing experience ever.”

Bajajajaja just kidding no that’s not how this starts. This isn’t like The Beach, but I thought I sure was on the same adventure.

When I arrived to the hostel the owner let us know all of the activities you can do while you’re in Pucon. Most of them are excursions and cost a lot of money. Knowing I came there to hike Volcano Villarica I didn’t want to do anything else that cost a lot of money aside from that. He let us know of a free “off the beaten path” activity we could do.

He showed us a hand drawn map that would take us to the beautiful Salto el Claro waterfall. Of course every time… yes every single fucking time someone mentions see a waterfall I think of the time I was held at gunpoint for visiting one. So anyway he explained that it’s about 4-5 hour hike to and from the hostel so I figured I could do that. I didn’t want to do it alone so ask around and most had already done it or were gonna go later. So yeah I did it alone and well this is what happened.

By Jaime Davila – Full Story at the Breakaway Backpacker | Chile Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Stonecreek Cabins, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Author: , March 5th, 2015

Stonecreek Cabins

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

The Creekside and Treehouse cabins are two of the most requested cabins in the Gatlinburg area. Romantic, private and secluded, these cabins offer many amenities that you cannot find elsewhere. Located in a gated 23 acre Smoky Mountain Paradise,your cabin is carefully cleaned and personally prepared for your arrival and stocked with supplies and goodies to make you feel welcomed and appreciated.

See the Stonecreek Cabins Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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

The Alleys and Street Art of Valparaiso, Chile

Author: , March 4th, 2015

Valparaiso street artWe’ve got another great new gay travel blogger for you – Jaime Davila at Breakaway Backpacker:


Valparaiso is a city I have been wanting to visit for years. I had heard that it is a city filled with colorful houses and street art everywhere. Y’all know I love both of those things so it was high on my list of places to visit during my time in South America.

Lucky for me it was a short bus ride from Santiago so was able to visit it soon after arriving. I made my way there and it didn’t disappoint. Yes I arrived and the weather was not that great.

It was dark and gray with no sign of sun and was that way on my first two days there. I didn’t allow that to deter me from wandering the city. On the third day though the sun finally came out and everything looked even more amazing. I ended up spending 5 days there and each day discovered a different reason to fall in love with it.

By Jaime Davila – Full Story at Breakway Backpacker | Chile Gay Travel Resources

Lesbian Travel: Koh Tao, Thailand

Author: , March 4th, 2015

Koh Tao, Thailand

I’ve arrived in Thailand and it’s so good to be back here! I only interrupted my island hopping mission briefly for a quick visit to Bangkok before I moved on to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand.

I finally visited Koh Tao, an island that has been high on my ‘Thai islands I need to go to’ list for years. I have to admit that during my last Asia stint, I was a bit lukewarm on Thai islands; I just didn’t happen to visit one that I truly loved, and other countries in South East Asia just happened to be more beautiful islands (at least in my opinion), plus I was spoiled having spent so much time in the Caribbean prior to my first trip to Asia.

However, I had high hopes for Koh Tao, the smallest one of the three famous islands in the Gulf of Thailand (the other two being Koh Phangan and Koh Samui), and it did not disappoint. Admittedly, I wasn’t wowed by any of the beaches but I could’ve guessed that, coming from the Philippines where I visited some of the best beaches I’ve ever been to (I mean.. Look at these photos!) and any beach in the world would’ve had a hard time to impress me after the jaw-droppingly gorgeous beaches of Boracay, El Nido or Siquijor.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

New Glasgow Queer Film Festival Starts in Two Weeks

Author: , March 4th, 2015

GlitchGLITCH is Scotland’s first Queer, Trans, Intersex, People of Colour Film Festival. A 10 day festival that runs from 19th – 28th March which will be held at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow.

28 events and screenings including 72 films with 16 visiting filmmakers, and best of all every single event is FREE of charge.

For this First Edition GLITCH have kept their programming focus of films by or about people of colour – so GLITCH is a queer, trans, intersex, people of colour film festival with the abbreviation of QTIPOC. There are films about road movies, love, prisons, cooking, BDSM, life drawing, diasporas, colonialism, dance, fireworks, death, the play of light, lipstick, racism, shop work, night life, children, poetry, outer space, sex work, ancient rites, mothers, pet dogs and more!

Full Story at The Gay UK | Southern Scotland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Nomadic Boys: Is it Myanmar or Burma?

Author: , March 4th, 2015

Myanmar - Nomadic BoysOur first problem with researching and planning for this new country was what the heck do we call it? Is it Myanmar (pronounced Mee-anmar) or Burma? And why is one name sometimes put in brackets like on our Lonely Planet?

‘Burma’ was the old colonial name used during British rule and the accepted name after independence in 1948. But, the (unelected) military junta that took over in 1962 following a military coup (and still in place today) unilaterally changed the name to Myanmar in 1989.

The military government argued this was to shake off the British colonial history and have a more inclusive name for all ethnicities in Myanmar, not just the main Bamar people.

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys | Myanmar Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Carolina B&B, Asheville, North Carolina

Author: , March 4th, 2015

Carolina B&B - Asheville, North Carolina

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

Asheville’s warm and welcoming Carolina Bed & Breakfast sits on a quiet residential street in the historic Montford district. A short walk through the neighborhood takes you to the middle of downtown, where you can dine at one of the many award winning restaurants or browse through galleries and shops. Or use our lovely Arts and Crafts style home as a base from which to explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, or spend a day at the Biltmore Estate.

See the Carolina B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Asheville, North Carolina

Memphis the Musical

Author: , March 3rd, 2015

Memphis the Musical! TURN UP THAT DIAL… From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical Capitol Centerthat bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS the Musical http://glynnhouse.com/events is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t miss the show March 12.

The romantic Glynn House Inn – situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s spectacular lakes and mountains – offers guests an exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal on holiday too. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms.

Venture away from the Inn and antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, ‘tax free’ shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Blues Brothers Review

Author: , March 3rd, 2015

Blues Brothers Review! This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie, and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and Palace Theatresoul music. Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem. Upbeat and uplifting, Blues Brothers Review http://glynnhouse.com/events is fun for all ages. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. Don’t miss the show March 13.

The romantic Glynn House Inn - situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region – offers guests and exceptional experience. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your four-footed canine pal on holiday. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms.

Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, snowmobiling, “tax free” shopping and scenic drives along tranquil country roads. Visit the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Lesbian Travel: Life Lately and Upcoming Travels

Author: , March 2nd, 2015

Dani at Globetrotter Girls

I spent February in the Philippines and in Thailand, and with the exception of short city breaks in Manila, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, I’ve been island hopping pretty much the entire time!

I promised myself that I’d slow down after my hectic six-countries-in-one-month January and that’s exactly what I did. Still, when I count all the places I visited this month, it seems I got around quite a bit: Boracay, Siquijor, Apo Island, Palawan, Manila, Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Chiang Mai.

On one hand, I wasn’t ready to leave the Philippines at all, on the other hand I was so ready to leave. This trip to the Philippines was one of the occasions when working while traveling weighed on me (I’ll touch more on that in ‘What went wrong’), and I found myself wishing I could just travel without any work commitments several times during my time there, since sticking to work commitments turned out way more difficult than expected – due to the terrible internet connection on most of the islands I visited.

By Dany – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls