Five Things You Can’t Miss in Gay Dallas

Author: , March 28th, 2015

Dallas Gay PrideWe’re not really sure why rodeos are assumed to be a straight man’s sport. Think about it: a sexy guy in skin-tight jeans hanging on for dear life while a wild, bucking horse or bull tosses him around like a rag doll sounds like a typical Saturday night in West Hollywood to us. But never mind all that. The good news is, we don’t need those hetero rodeos because we have our own; and the now legendary Texas Tradition (gay) Rodeo in Dallas, Texas is the best one on the circuit for visitors.

From May 1-3, the rodeo will celebrate 31 years and more than $3 million raised for Texas charities. Whether you’re going to enjoy the gay rodeo antics, or protest animal cruelty, it’s a great time to visit Dallas and ride a cowboy. Speaking of cruelty, the Park Inn by Radisson is the official host hotel for the event, but our sources tell us it’s dingy, dated, and smells like pool hall. Don’t despair, we have plenty of incredible hotel recommendations for you including our top pick below. For the event itself, check the rodeo’s website for ticket and registration information and a list of events and entertainment as it becomes available. Grab your cowboy hats, boy (and our top 5 list below): You’re heading to Texas!

By Ed Salvato – Full Story at Towleroad.com | Texas Gay Travel Resources

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Globetrotter Girls – A Perfect Winter Weekend In Stockholm

Author: , March 28th, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden

When I ended up in Stockholm in January, it was an unexpected city break – I didn’t have any plans to visit Sweden, but thanks to Viking Lines’ daily ferry connection between Helsinki and Stockholm, why not take a quick side trip to the Swedish capital, right?

I didn’t know much about Stockholm, to be honest, only what Stiegg Larsson had vividly described in his Millennium Trilogy. But that was enough to entice me. I could see myself wander around the trendy Soedermalm neighborhood, delve into the Fika culture, and see for myself why Stockholm is voted ‘prettiest capital in Europe’ so often.

And that’s exactly what I did. Together with a few other bloggers who were in Helsinki to attend the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair a few days later, we hopped onto the Viking Line ferry at 5pm, knowing that we’d reach Stockholm the next morning. When I heard ‘ferry’, I pictured something along the lines of the car ferries I am used to from Italy or the Channel, but it turned out that the Viking Ferries play in a completely different league.

By Dany – Full Story at Globetrotter Gorls | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

Up and Coming Bosnia

Author: , March 28th, 2015

Bosnia - Image by Tommy Burson

We know Croatia’s beautiful. Who finds sunny beaches or marble, Roman towns perched above the Adriatic Sea hideous? Not many. And that’s why the destination has become so loaded with toursits over the past year.

For those who want to avoid the crowds, we have a suggestion that might surprise travelers: Bosnia. Yes, this country — just a bit smaller than West Virginia in size — had once witnessed one of the worst forms of genocide in the past twenty years. But, these days, there’s a ton of beauty hiding there too. Here’s what we love:

Unspoiled and often untouched scenery: For starters, Bosnia largely consists of countryside, and just cruising along the M-17 from Mostar to Sarajevo — possibly the most scenic drive we’ve ever experienced — shows you exactly that. Bosnia offers a much larger array of natural activities beyond beach-bumming and bikinis. The especially brave might want to head for hikes through the wild, untamed forests through the Dinaric Alps that stretch along the country. And “wild” is no exaggeration here; outside of the bears and wolves that frequent the forests, almost like something out of a Brothers Grimm story, you may even encounter active landmines hiding near trees. Of course, the mines are generally marked, so just be cautious. Otherwise, you can opt to spend an afternoon at Kravica waterfalls, in one of Europe’s last “jungles,” or relax on the Mediterranean in Neum. That’s an incredible amount of activity diversity in such a small place.

By Tommy Burson – Full Story at Shermans Travel

The Sojourner – The New York Skyline

Author: , March 28th, 2015

New York Skyline - Alain, the Sojourner

I’m not really impressed with the view of New York skyline from the Empire State Building. I like the view from the Rockefeller Center way better.

Aside from the view, the queue management in Rockefeller Center is also much better than the one in the Empire State Building. On your way to the elevator that takes you up to the top, the former has interesting displays on the wall that you won’t even feel you’re lining up. And by the time you reach the top, you have the feeling that you already know the building’s history as you look down on the sweeping view of New York skyline.

By Alain – Full Story at The Sojourner | New York Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Accommodations: Cuq en Terrasses, Cuq Toulza, France

Author: , March 28th, 2015

Cuq en Terrasses

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

Cuq en Terrasses is an inn in Southwestern France that’s perched on a hill, surrounded by sunflower fields. Our home is a beautiful restored 18th century presbitery. Each of our five guest rooms has its own individual character and charm, with all the amenities a demanding traveller might need.

See the Cuq en Terrasses Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Southwestern France

The Business of Murder

Author: , March 27th, 2015

The Business of Murder!  This psychological thriller on the theme of revenge centers on the interlocking glynnhse wintertriangular relationship between Dee, a successful TV playwright, Hallett, a detective-superintendent, and Stone. After many twists and turns, the nature of the trio’s relationship becomes clear, all three are very much concerned with The Business of Murder http://glynnhouse.com/events/Enjoy a delightful evening of theatre at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse April 9 – 12.

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 too. 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: My Cancun Love Affair

Author: , March 27th, 2015

Cancun, Quintana Roo - Apple MapsIt started as an innocent press junket to Cancun for the weekend. Five days, two hotels and a beach that stretched out like the tail of a runaway kite. I kicked off my shoes (and stress and responsibilities), anticipating a fun weekend of getting up close and personal with Cancun.

Then it happened – I fell in love. It wasn’t the kind of pulse-racing cliff-dive into love of my teenage years, but rather a slow and steady overtaking. Like a solar eclipse on a sunny day, Cancun stretched itself across me and I, well, I submitted.

I’m eager to share my vacation love affair with you and I can’t think of a better way to do it than through the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who would be a GoGirlfriend if she were around today…

How do I love thee, Cancun? Let me count the ways.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend | Quintana Roo Gay Travel Resources

Expedia Includes Interracial Gay Couple in Sweepstakes

Author: , March 27th, 2015

Expedia Lesbians

Expedia Gays

Expedia, the online travel-booking and planning website, together with VisitBritain again showed their positive stance on marriage equality and LGBT rights. Expedia, in promoting a contest to win a romantic trip in the UK, posted a photo of an interracial gay couple with the caption “Enter to win a romantic trip for two to Great Britain!” on both their contest’s main website and on their Twitter page.

Their main page also includes a happy lesbian couple strolling through London. The inclusion of gay couples among a string of opposite-sex couples on a romantic trip, is a step forward in gay marketing. Despite the usual social-media haters, the response has been overwhelmingly positive with users touting the company for their “balls” to include an interracial gay couple.

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By Joseph pedro – Full Story at Passport

Frost Heaves

Author: , March 27th, 2015

Frost Heaves http://glynnhouse.com/events glynnhse winteris the famed NH comedy show. It returns for another weekend of humor at New Hampshire’s expense! Frost Heaves delivers genuine Yankee comedy, music, and assorted nonsense from “the most under-appreciated town in New England.” Plan on a wonderful evening of laughs at Jean’s Playhouse April 1.

The romantic Glynn House Inn  is situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region. The Inn 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.

Charleston on a Budget

Author: , March 27th, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina

Walk up and down King Street in Charleston and it’s easy to see that money flirts with charm. So many cobblestoned paths lead to high-end hotels, wine bars, antique stores, restaurants, and apparel boutiques. But no worries, you can still carve out a quality weekend at this Southern hotspot without blowing a lot of cash.

For starters, don’t rent a car. Not only is parking in downtown Charleston pricey, it’s also difficult to find spots to slide into. After ponying up around $80 for round-trip transportation from Charleston International Airport, take advantage of the free trolley that runs up and down King and Meeting Streets, plus two other routes in downtown Charleston. Charleston Green Taxi charges a flat $7 fee for downtown trips.

By Kristine Hansen – Full Story at Shermans Travel | South Carolina Gay Travel Resources

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