Cancun Cuisine – Nomadic Boys

Author: , September 24th, 2016

Cancun Cuisine - Nomadic Boys

The Mexican cuisine is so varied and heaps of fun to discover. Cancun cuisine in the Yucatán Peninsula has strong influences from the Spanish and the Aztecs, but its origins can be traced some 9,000 years back to the Mayans. This ancient empire migrated here and brought with them traditions like open fire cooking in ceramic pots and ingredients like batata (sweet potato), beans, corn, chilies, avocados and tomatoes. Bean paste on corn tortillas? That’ll be a Mayan creation.

Cancún cuisine has plenty of foodie experiences to explore with a variety of excellent restaurants. Here’s the famous and best food of Cancún we’ve stumbled on.

#1 TRADITIONAL TASTES

If you’re heading out to Central America and are after a true taste of Mexico, Cancun certainly has some of the best spots to suit all budgets. La Destileria is the best place to sample some of the traditional flavours and despite the stereotype of Mexico food being meat heavy, vegetarians are well accommodated here. La Destileria has local musicians who play from table to table and serve up a mean Kiwi Margharita.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Is Colombia Safe for Travel?

Author: , September 24th, 2016

Colombia - Dani

Confession: I almost didn’t get on my plane to Colombia because in the days leading up to my departure, I got scared. I spent the last few hours before my flight departure in agony, going back and forth about canceling my flight. I had just read this article:

Solo Female Going to Colombia? Just Don’t.

I came across it the very day before my flight, and reading the headline alone made me wonder if I should read the article or not. It wasn’t just that article: a few days earlier during a travel meetup, a friend of mine offhandedly mentioned to me that her friend recently got back from Colombia where she and her friend had being robbed at gunpoint and lost everything.

I was scared, if not terrified.

Was I crazy for traveling to Colombia as a solo female traveler, just as many family members and friends suggested I was when I told them I had purchased a plane ticket to Cartagena? Even though the country has gotten considerably safer in recent years, there is still a government warning for travelers to Colombia in place.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Events: Frank Santos Jr.

Author: , September 24th, 2016

Events: Frank Santos Jr. http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Frank Santos Jr. GH autumn exterior 411is an R rated hypnotist and comedian. You’ll be amazed when you, your friends or strangers across the room become stars of the show. Santos will make them believe that they are singers, dancers and much, much more.  This is a performance where the audience becomes the show and anything can happen!   This is a hilarious, energetic and unique show that you will never forget. Plan on being at the Palace Theatre October 8.

Reserve your elegant Palace 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 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 Your ‘Frank Santos Jr’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

New African American History Museum Opens in DC

Author: , September 23rd, 2016

Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture

How many LGBT items are in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture and is it enough to please gay historians?

It’s a tough question to answer because some ostensibly gay items may not be presented as such. It’s now widely believed, for instance, that “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright Lorraine Hansberry was a closeted lesbian for much of her short life (she died at age 34 in 1965), but to what degree does this factor into her representation in the museum, for instance?

Slated to open this weekend with a ceremony Saturday morning in which President Obama will speak, the museum has yet to be assessed by the public. And curators acknowledge it’s impossible to please everyone. Descendants of the Quander family, whose roots can be traced back to slaves at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, have publicly expressed disappointment at not being represented in the inaugural museum displays, for instance. But whether there’s enough LGBT representation overall to please gay historians is yet to be determined.

By Joey DiGuglielmo – Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Gay Surf Camp

Author: , September 23rd, 2016

Gay Surf Camp

Summers are about sun, fun and hopefully, beaches. And as the sun slips away for those of us above the equator, it’s key to remember one thing: many amazing destinations are warm all year-round…

One such example is Brazil. It may’ve recently hosted the Summer Olympics 2016 as well as the Paralympics, but Brazil’s (endless) summer actually takes place from December to February. What’s more, the most temperate time to visit this vast, diverse, and famously LGBTI-friendly country is between March and May.

Which makes the country’s next gay surf camp – forget the Olympics – perfectly-timed.

Full Story at Gay Star News

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Gay Gothenburg, Sweden

Author: , September 22nd, 2016
Gay Gothenburg

Image by Beatrice Tornros

Myself and another LGBT journalists were graciously invited by Visit Sweden to attend their West Pride festival, and see how just how different gay life is for the Scandinavians in the welcoming city of Gothenburg.

Travelling to Gay Gothenburg

It’s 8:30 in the morning, and after two days of less-than-fortuitous encounters with trains, tubes and buses, I am well and truly sick of London transport and ready to get the hell out of this city… At least for a little bit.

Sat at Gatwick Airport after clearing security, I get a few moments to sit and watch the melee of stag and hen dos downing glasses of wine before scurrying off to catch their flights to Ibiza, Prague, etc. Classy as ever England, let’s go see how the Swedish do things.

My flight was delayed, but then this is Gatwick so it’s no big surprise, but before long I am jetting out on Norwegian Airlines to the second largest city in Sweden.

By Nick Baker – Full Story at The Gay UK

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Bears in Sitges

Author: , September 22nd, 2016

Sitges Bears Week

Easily the biggest gathering of bears in Europe, the annual Bears Week in Sitges drew to a close yesterday after ten days (2-11 September) of furry frolics on the Spanish coast.

Sitges Bears Week attracts over 5,000 gay guys during the course of its festivities, and – if anything – is becoming too busy for some return visitors. Hotels and guesthouses get pre-booked months in advance.

The majority of visitors are from Europe, but a US bears cruise began docking at the town last year and returned again this year, boosting the US contingent.

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Events: Voices of 603

Author: , September 22nd, 2016

Events: Voices of 603! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The Voices of the GH autumn exterior 411(603) concert is back for its 7th year. They’ll provide hours of a cappella goodness. Experience the lush chords of barbershop harmony. Enjoy the classic sound of traditional a cappella music. Listen to the rocking sounds of contemporary a cappella to the tight jazz singing. You are in for a treat. This concert is sure to amaze. If you’re looking for instruments, keep looking. The only sounds you will find here are made with the human body. Enjoy the show at the Capitol Center for the Arts October 7.

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 Your ‘Voices of the 603’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages – Gay Friendly Accommodations in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Author: , September 21st, 2016

LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages

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

Filled with sunshine and right on the beach, LemonTree Cottages are cleaned once a day and are entirely self-contained. Come enjoy the simple luxury of our tropical decor, relax in a soft Japanese Yukata robe, or sit on your suite’s large private verandah, breathing in the ocean breezes. You can spend the day at the LemonTree’s beach, swimming, snorkeling, beach combing, and unwinding. There’s rarely anyone at the beach, so the LemonTree is peaceful and extremely private.

The LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages have just five suites. All cottages are directly on the beachfront, have fully-equipped kitchens, cooling ceiling fans, beautiful cool terrazzo tile floors, a/c in the bedrooms, art glass lighting to help you feel relaxed, flat-screen televisions with DVD players, book libraries, and wide, private beachfront veranda’s. Wide open and airy, the cottage suites will give you every comfort and privacy.

The Papaya Suite has three bedrooms. Two rooms have a comfortable queen bed; and the master bedroom has a private bathroom. The second and the third bedroom have twin beds, and share a hall bathroom. The tropical decor of the living room and dining area, and the kitchen make for a great common area. The huge flat screen cable television with a DVD player make watching your favorite movie a lot of fun. This cottage will sleep six.

The Mango and Pina’s tropically decorated oceanfront living rooms and intimate dining rooms, with playful ribbon curtains, welcomes you into each of these suites. The bedroom offers a comfortable queen bed, and the living room comes with a futon sleeper couch. These cottages sleep four.

The Coco and Banana studios are romantic, with a charming feel. Both come with intimate tropical dining areas and easy chairs. The Banana studio has a two person Jacuzzi – a wonderful way to de-stress. The room has wonderful tile work, tropical plants and art glass lighting. If you’d like a Caribbean cottage with a hot tub, the Banana is for you.

The LemonTree Oceanfront Cottage owners, Bella Jane and Ted, live on-site and can help you plan your island activities in western Puerto Rico, Porta del Sol. We’ll give you a map of Rincon to help you get oriented. We can also schedule massages, diving and snorkeling trips, surfing lessons, horseback riding, sailing expeditions, parasailing, and fishing trips. Your suite also has an activities and restaurant guide.

Rincon is a relaxed, local beach town where all you need is a t-shirt and shorts. Beaches are all around and the surf beckons you to take a swim, surf, or snorkel. You can also take a charter with Taino Divers out to Desecheo Island, go parasailing, take a sunset cruise with Katarina Sail Charters, or just relax, renew and reawaken your spirit.

We’ll help you relax during your Caribbean holiday, so you’ll return home invigorated, relaxed, revitalized and brimming with happy memories. Come visit us in beautiful Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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Best Foods in Argentina – Nomadic Boys

Author: , September 21st, 2016

Best Foods in Argentina

PHWOOOAAAR Argentina – all that delicious meat…you truly spoil us! Steak hunting became a daily pastime in Buenos Aires… “Which parilla shall we hunt out tonight my greedy Frenchman?” The Argentinian cuisine has a lot to offer, but for us meat lovers, we get particularly excited by the different meat cuts, styles of cooking the meat, accompanying sauces for the meats…and and…more and more meeeeeat!

Here’s our 10 favourite foods in Argentina, starting with the most famous, the tastiest, the best and one of the main reasons we were so excited to come here.

#1 MEAT! STEAK!! BEEF!!!

According to The Cattle Network, Argentina is 1 of 5 countries in the world, which has more cattle than people. Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia being the other 4. The best way to enjoy a (few) good steaks is at a parilla (pronounced parisha in the Argentinian dialect). These are the steakhouses, with some of the best found in downtown Buenos Aires.

The parilla is the name of the large iron grill in which the meat is barbecued, and the occasion of going face down in large plates of barbecued meat with friends, laughter and plenty of wine is called an asado.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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