, March 8th, 2014
Welcome to the Purple Roofs gay travel newsletter.
Our articles section now has five parts – local news,
general interest, reviews of past events, travel event news (including upcoming events and reviews and photos of past events), and finally sweepstakes and contests.
We’ve got lots of other great stuff for you this month, too – including a bunch of feature articles: Jasper Pride; Amazing Iceland; Tel Aviv Street Food; Newport and Stowe, Vermont; Owning Your Own B&B, and more.
We’ve also recently launching our revamped Gay Travel Events section – almost 500 pride events, film festivals, circuit parties, and much more, now with photos, descriptions, and links to lodging for your stay.
And we’re featuring a number of other gay travel articles from around the world.
You’ll also find some great accommodation specials and discounts, tons of upcoming gay travel events, and much more.
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CANADA, ALBERTA: Jasper Pride Comes to Alberta This Month
Jasper Pride Weekend, the one and only winter Pride Festival to take place in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, returns this March – bigger and better than ever for its fifth anniversary. The annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in Jasper started five years ago as a small local event and has since grown far beyond Jasper’s borders, now attracting hundreds of visitors from across Canada annually. This year themed around ‘Jungle Fun’, the Festival has released a jam-packed schedule of events starting in style with a fabulous ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ Welcome Reception on the evening of Friday March 21st. Other events include lesbian musical comedy entertainment, a show-stopping drag show, LGBT-themed short films, outdoor fun, hilarity, dress-up and plenty of chances for people to get together and have a fantastic time!
ICELAND: Amazing Iceland
by Birna Hronn Bjornsdottir
It’s safe to say we were not let down. After a five hour drive from the capitol we made our first pit-stop and pitched our tent by the sea in the bottom of a picturesque fjord where we watched the sun not quite go down before rising again. The following days were spent exploring the lenght and breadth of the Westfjords. We visited the Rau\0xF0isandur red sand beach, Europe’s largest birdcliff, Latrabjarg, home of millions of birds, we ate beautiful, locally sourced food took numerous dips in natural geothermal pools and ventured all the way to the outdoor swimming pool affectionately referred to as The Pool at the End of the World where we spent hours watching the sea from the pool, spotting seals and seabirds.
ICELAND: Planning a Same-sex Wedding In Iceland
by Birna Hronn Bjornsdottir
Gay weddings have been legalised in Iceland since June 2010, but unlike some countries that have legalised same-sex marriage only to ban it just a couple of months later, Iceland wholeheartedly embraces the concept. In fact, Iceland’s serving Prime Minister at the time, Johanna Sigur\0xF0ardottir and her partner, Jonina Leosdottir were the first couple to turn their civil union into a marriage. You cannot get much more committed to a policy than that. There are some specific requirements for getting married here, including a certificate of marital status, if your country does them, which needs to be produced eight weeks before the Big Day.
ISRAEL: Street Food in Tel Aviv
by Tami Bibring
If you’re into food, restaurants, new tastes and exciting adventures, Tel Aviv should definitely come across your culinary travel plans. Israel, being a country of immigrants who came here on different times, from different countries and continents, has a unique kitchen; a blend of cultures, tastes, flavors and traditions, which, all together, created the Israeli taste. The best way to get to know the genuine roots of the Israeli kitchen (assuming you don’t have relatives in here, who can cook you traditional food) is to wander around gay Tel Aviv streets and markets, and to taste everything you can.
USA, VERMONT: Newport News
by MK Bateman
Newport, Vermont is going through quite a renaissance. What was once a sleepy town on the Quebec border is quickly becoming a boomtown, thanks to nearby Jay Peak Resort and an unprecedented investment of money from both the public and private sectors. Newport is situated in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom on Lake Memphremagog, a scenic glacial lake roughly 30 miles in length; with one end in Vermont the other in Quebec. Local folklore even mentions that it has its own lake monster, called Memphre. During the winter the lake is a frozen giant, perfect for ice fishing and skating. While in the summer, it has a wonderful assortment of outdoor activities (which I’ll be writing about in the coming months!). The fact that Newport is just 30 minutes from Jay Peak makes it the perfect spot to mix up your ski trip with a little shopping getaway.
USA, VERMONT: Traveling to Stowe
by Robert Saldarini
Even those with a passion for travel may pause to plan a regional trip in winter. The northeast winters can offer hideous airport and highway conditions. A weekend may be spent sleeping on a dirty carpet at LaGuardia or stuck for hours burning gas on the Thruway. Still, before you pull a movie from your DVD collection as a weekend experience, why not get away by train? With all due respect to the absolutely wonderful resorts in New York State, think about taking a trip to Vermont. If a winter outdoor activity is a short-list item, within the beauty of Stowe, activities ranging from snowboarding to dog-sledding makes a day spectacular. Nonetheless, if you are more ‘cozy by the fire’ by day, Stowe, VT generates many exciting gatherings to keep you well entertained at night.
TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Owning Your Own B&B
by Donald & Ray
In our travels from coast to coast, staying in Bed and Breakfasts, we are always hearing other guests who remark how much fun it must be to own their own Bed and Breakfast. We have babysat a few Bed and Breakfasts, and it is kind of like having your niece or nephew over to your house for a day or two and then wanting them to get out quickly. Bed & BreakfastOr like having out-of-town or out-of-state family or friends staying with you for a few days, and then wanting them to get out quickly. It is NOT all fun and games, owning and operating a Bed and Breakfast. It IS a business, you know! Sure, you get to meet a lot of very nice people, and many of them you will remember forever, and many will remember you forever too. Then there are the guests from HELL that you wish that you had never given a room to.
by Robert Saldarini
Okay, enough snow, enough ice, and enough cold: New York, we are over it! So let’s have warm thoughts and start designing a perfect summer vacation. March is a great time to plan a trip. Most of us have already picked vacation dates at work; so, let’s find a place to go. Of course, the first step is a balance of desire and budget. Okay, are you traveling alone or with someone else? Many people love to travel on their own. Actually, vacation planning doesn’t go much beyond place and transportation because the lone-traveler is a free-agent during the time away. Nonetheless, when traveling alone there are no splitting costs. If you’re a person who loves to share the travel experience with a friend or companion, you can save some money, but dialog expectations and goals before making any final arrangements. Be careful of ‘gay travel sites’ as my experience identifies great itineraries accompanied by premium pricing.
We also scour the web to bring you all the gay travel news we can find. You can see these posts on a daily basis at http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog, or sign up for our RSS feed. Here are some of our favorites from the last month.
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Romantic Gay Vancouver
Wedding bells are ringing and you’re headed to Vancouver, the verdant metropolis of British Columbia that has enjoyed legal same-sex marriage since 2003.
CHINA: My Ten Minute Boyfriend in Beijing
Once upon a time, a girl friend of mine asked me a favor to show her newly-acquired boyfriend around — anywhere in Beijing.
CHINA: Visiting Ghost Street in Beijing, China
One of the places frequented by expats is the Gui Jie or the Ghost Street in Beijing. Don’t be fooled by its name-ghosts are nowhere in sight. At least, to my knowledge.
JORDAN: The Grand Canyon of Jordan – Wadi Mujib
Should you be traveling in Jordan by rental car or on a road trip with a local chauffeur, insist that you take the King’s Highway where you pass a lot of interesting, historical places back in Biblical Times.
MEXICO: Romance in Mexico City
Same-sex marriage bells are ringing in a growing number of U.S. states and forward-thinking countries.
MYANMAR: Will Myanmar Become a Romantic LGBT Destination?
Myanmar tolerates its first public gay marriage in the country, even though officially its not allowed . Myanmar may be developing to another romantic tourism destination for gay couples and possibly gay weddings.
PERU: Machu Picchu – Book a Tour or Not?
Even if you’ve never been to South America, or left your hometown, you’ve probably heard of Machu Picchu: it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary.
SPAIN: Finding Inspiration in Sevilla
I’ve already publicly stated my newfound, deep love for Seville.
SPAIN, CANARY ISLANDS: Mallorca Grows Up
Mallorca conjures up images of cheap package vacations – not exactly chic.
TAIWAN: Taipei, Taiwan Two Ways
As one of our favorite under-rated cities in Asia, Taipei has only recently started to get mainstream attention.
THAILAND: Our Own Private Island in Thailand
The ad at my local hostel said that, for 1,000 Baht ($30), we’ll get to stay in a private island for a day. Too good to be true, two of us booked it and set to go on a Wednesday (mid-week), when only few people will be around.
UGANDA: Tour Cancelled After Anti Gay Bill Signed
Many in the tourism industry consider the country of Uganda a jewel, often describing it as “the pearl of Africa.”
UK, ENGLAND: Beginner’s Guide to East London
Guys and girls, I give you the COOLEST TRAVEL VIDEO EVER! I’m serious.
USA, ARIZONA: How I Almost Cancelled My Big Lesbian Arizona Honeymoon
On June 26, 2013, when the Supreme Court made its historic decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, I sent a text to Michelle, my partner of 15 years, “You want to get legally hitched?” She responded, “Is that your way of proposing? Where’s my diamond?”
USA, CALIFORNIA: Romantic Palm Springs
Same-sex marriage bells are ringing in a growing number of U.S. states and forward-thinking countries.
USA, HAWAII: Big Fun on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii is the biggest–and the youngest–of the Hawaiian Islands.
USA, HAWAII: A Romantic Adventure on Maui
Holy Crap! I’ve got John Boehner’s hands!” My partner, Bob, and I had been so busy leading up to this trip to Maui and neighboring islands that we got a little giddy rushing around at the end.
USA, INDIANA: Eleven Things to Do in Indianapolis
Indianapolis is that place where the big race happens every year.
A Walking Tour in the Big Easy
As one of the most charming and unique US cities, New Orleans is made for strolling and chatting and discovering hidden gems.
USA, OHIO: Cincinnati Blends the Old and New
If you still think of Cincinnati as just another Ohio city that starts with the letter C, we’ve got news.
General Gay Travel News:
Five Warm Weather Getaways for April
We’ve got something to lift your spirits today: As we move into spring break season, resorts throughout the Caribbean and eastern Mexico are likely to be either booked solid, or selling at a premium.
Traveling While Gay
In the middle of last year, on assignment for a newspaper, I found myself sitting next to a Maasai woman in Samburu National Park, Kenya, watching an elephant on the banks of Ewaso Ngiro.
Navigating the Frothy Waters of a Gay Cruise
To very loosely paraphrase 1970s cameo-machine The Love Boat, gay cruising is indeed exciting and new, offering something for everyone who sets a course for adventure.
Women at Sea – Taking a Lesbian Cruise
I’ve never been on a gay cruise, only a lesbian one, so I don’t have first-hand experience with the famed debauchery of the former.
The Best Airports to Spend a Layover In
Ah, airport layovers. Few of us will ever actually look forward to them, but there are some airports where top-notch facilities make waiting for a connection much easier. Here’s a list…
Where to Spend Your Gay Spring Break
Boys, babes, sun, surf and drinks that come by the foot.
Safety Tips for Gay Travelers
Experiencing the Oscar Films Through Travel
If you’ve ever left a movie dreaming of your next travel destination, you’re not alone.
Five Places to Island-Hop
Despite their wild and remote image, getting around these archipelagos in western Scotland can be straightforward.
Spartacus Releases Its 2014 Gay Travel Index
In the 2014 Gay Travel Index released yesterday by the publishers of Spartacus International Gay Guide, the United States jumped 8 rankings while India fell 15 rankings.
AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES: 10,000 March in Sydney Mardi Gras
This year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade was one the largest ever, with over 10,000 attendees joining to celebrate in the march.
AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES: Photos From Sydney’s Mardi Gras
GAYTMs weren’t the only thing decked out with Australian Glitter Faeries for Mardi Gras this year.
GERMANY: At the Cologne Carnival, or What The Hell Have I Gotten Into?
As I’m writing this I’m on my way to the annual Carnival festival in Cologne.
Upcoming Event News:
Gay Ski Week News for Winter 2013-14Lots of gay ski week news this week as the season arrives. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on around the world:Full Story
Upcoming LGBT Film FestivalsWe’ve got a batch of upcoming LGBT film tests for you:Full Story
81 Gay Cruises in 2014
Passport Magazine runs down some of the 81 upcoming LGT cruises for 2014.Full Story
Fourteen Great Gay Parties in 2014
Looking for a new Valentine? There is plenty of eye candy at Whistler WinterPRIDE.Full Story
CANADA, ALBERTA: Jasper Pride Festival Comes to Alberta in Two Weeks
(Mar 21-23) Jasper Pride Festival 21-23 March 2014 – a three-day winter Pride event with skiing, ice hiking, drag shows, movies, concerts and more! Jasper Pride Weekend is made up of volunteers from all across the business, not-for-profit and LGBTQ community in Jasper in Canada.
CYPRUS: Cyprus to Celebrate Gay Pride for the First TimeCyprus will be holding their first ever Gay Pride this year.Full Story
USA, FRANCE: International Circuit Party “Papa” Comes to Paris Next Week
(Mar 15) Israeli model, promoter, and bona fide bombshell Eliad Cohen appears in a steamy new ad for his International circuit party “PAPA”, which will come to Paris on March 15 for the latest stop on its ambitious world tour.
GREECE: Xlsior Dance Festival Returns to Mykonos and Santorini(Aug 20-29) XLSior – the International Dance Festival that has taken over Greece for the last 5 years – is back again and coming to Mykonos this 20-24 August and Santorini this 27-29 August.Full Story
ISRAEL: Purim Carnival in Gay Tel Aviv(Mar 16-17) One of the most fun, happy, colorful times in Israel is when Purim carnival is on; it’s when the only Mitzvah (command) is to be happy, joyful, and drunk.Full Story
MEXICO, JALISCO: Dates for Pride Vallarta Announced(May 22-26) Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBT event “Vallarta Pride” will take place this year on the weekend of May 22 to 26, 2014.Full Story
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam’s LGBT Film Festival Starts Next Week
SPAIN: IGLTA’s Annual Conference Comes to Madrid in May(May 8-10) Registration is live for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 31st Annual Global Convention, set for May 8-10 in Madrid.Full Story
UK, ENGLAND: Supersonic Party in April to Raise Funds for Manchester Pride(Apr 11) Flying high from the success of the inaugural Supersonic in April of this year, Manchester Pride is set to return with its exclusive event in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport.Full Story
UK, SCOTLAND: 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Will Include a Pride House
(Jul 23-Aug 3) Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow organisers have announced a Pride House event for LGBT athletes and fans.
USA, CALIFORNIA: The Big Gay Train Roars Through Sonoma in March(Mar 15) Out in the Vineyard, a Sonoma-based LGBT travel company, is gaying-up the Napa Valley Wine Train with a partnership that will bring guests to various LGBT winemakers in a once-of-a-kind adventure.Full Story
USA, CALIFORNIA: Elevate Your Winter(Mar 12-16) When you look up the word elevation the definitions are: 1. The action or fact of elevating or being elevated or; 2. Height above a given level, especially sea level.Full Story
USA, CALIFORNIA: The Dinah Returns to Palm Springs(Apr 2-6) Do you remember Dinah Shore, American crooner and amateur golfer for whom the Dinah Shore Golf Championship was named?Full Story
USA, COLORADO: Telluride’s Gay Ski Week Begins(Feb 21-Mar 2) Calling all snow bunnies and winter otters! Telluride’s ten-day long ski event begins this weekend and now includes a special screening of the documentary “Bridegroom” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in addition to a guest appearance by the film’s producer, Shane Bitney Crone, who will be honored a private reception on Saturday, March 1.Full Story
USA, FLORIDA: Disney Signs On to Orlando Gay Themed WeekThis summer, Walt Disney Co. is signing on with a major event aimed toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families.Full Story
USA, ILLINOIS: Belleville, Illinois to Celebrate Gay Pride, Marriage Equality
(Jun 21) While same-sex couples began marrying in Chicago and Illinois’ Cook County as a result of a court ruling on Friday, more than a dozen gay and lesbian couples downstate are preparing to celebrate their big day at the 7th annual Metro East PrideFest in Belleville, Ill., on June 21, 2014.
USA, MARYLAND: Leslie Jordan Will Kick Off Baltimore’s Gay Film Festival(Jun 10-11) B’More QFest announced that it will kick off its inaugural year with Leslie Jordan, well known for his Emmy-winning role as Beverly Leslie on the hit show “Will & Grace.”Full Story
USA, NEVADA: Saturday Gay Beach Club Party at Tropicana Las Vegas This Summer
(Saturdays, Mar 9-Labor Day) The first-ever Saturday LGBTQ beach party at a resort on the Vegas Strip, Xposed!, celebrates its grand opening Saturday, March 29, at The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas.
USA, NEW YORK: Promo Video for New York City Pride 2014(Jun 29) NYC Pride has released a new promo video for 2014.Full Story
USA, NEVADA: The Bighorn Rodeo Comes to Vegas in May
(May 9-10) Las Vegas is a party-goers haven! With clubs and casinos, there is always some sort of trouble to get yourself into.
paUSA, TEXAS: LGBT Guide to South by Southwest 2014
(Mar 7-16) The 2014 South By Southwest Festival kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas and Towleroad will be providing updates on the best in LGBT-themed interactive, film and music from the week-long event.
USA, TEXAS: Dallas International Film Festival to Include Gay Rodeo Documentary
(Apr 3-13) The Dallas International Film Festival released the names of the first 10 films confirmed to show at the festival next month, and among them is one about gay rodeos.
USA, NEW JERSEY: Win a $50K Wedding in Atlantic City(Mar 16) Engaged? Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City has the contest for you. For one lucky gay or lesbian couple, the company is giving away a lavish prize-a wedding valued at $50,000 for 100 invited guests, complete with “a cocktail hour, dinner, a custom cake designed by celebrity chef Deb Pellegrino, photographers, flowers, entertainment, luxury accommodations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and more.”
USA, CALIFORNIA: Win Two VIP Passes to Palm Springs’ White Party
(Apr 1) White Party Palm Springs, hailed as the largest gay dance festival in the world, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary April 25-28. As a result, I’ve been hearing a lot of big things are in store for us this year.
USA, NEW YORK: Win a New York City Wedding
(Mar 31) Once the question is popped, every engaged couple knows that the follow-up they’ll have to answer is, “How did it happen?”.
USVI: Win Five Nights in the US Virgin Islands at Sand Castle on the Beach(Apr 1) Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the newly added amenities on this special property. There are two pools on site – one beachfront, the other clothing optional.Full Story
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, March 8th, 2014
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In our travels from coast to coast, staying in Bed and Breakfasts, we are always hearing other guests who remark how much fun it must be to own their own Bed and Breakfast. We have babysat a few Bed and Breakfasts, and it is kind of like having your niece or nephew over to your house for a day or two and then wanting them to get out quickly.
Or like having out-of-town or out-of-state family or friends staying with you for a few days, and then wanting them to get out quickly. It is NOT all fun and games, owning and operating a Bed and Breakfast. It IS a business, you know!
Sure, you get to meet a lot of very nice people, and many of them you will remember forever, and many will remember you forever too. Then there are the guests from HELL that you wish that you had never given a room to.
When guests make reservations to a hotel or motel, they are merely renting a room, and can really do anything that they feel free to do. However, when a guest is making a reservation at a Bed and Breakfast. they are taking advantage of your home and everything that is in it. They are free to walk around your entire home, and many of them think that it is their home for the night, or for however long they are staying.
Most guests, we have found, are extremely nice to be around. Being guests ourselves, we have met many people that we see again at other Bed and Breakfasts from coast to coast. Bed and Breakfast guests are a different breed of travelers in that they want the camaraderie of other guests, and to be able to converse and learn from other guests.
Being an owner of a Bed and Breakfast takes a really different type of personality. It is a very demanding career that runs 24 hours a day. An owner always has to have their cell phone on them, as well as their reservations book. Whether they are running errands, or in the yard, or wherever, they have to answer that phone and take reservations. After all, that is what they are in business for.
They have to learn to be handymen, and fixer-uppers, and everything else, including florists, gardeners, cooks, and bartenders, as well as to be able to answer dozens of questions about what to do and see in the town.
Guests are always asking owners which restaurant to go to, and what to do in town. Guests are always wanting to talk to owners, and the owners do have a lot of other things to do during the day. Washing and drying linens, preparing breakfast the next morning, clean, dust and all types of house chores. Being a Bed and Breakfast owner is not for the faint of heart.
Then you have the very demanding guest, who is never satisfied with anything. You would like to just give their money back to them and tell them to leave.
For those of you thinking about owning a Bed and Breakfast, you need to learn that not all guests arrive between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. Some want to check in at noon, and others are driving, or their planes are late, and they do not check in until midnight! And you have to be there, and all smiley-faced, to greet them!
What do you do when the water goes out all over the house, or when the electricity goes out, or the furnace goes out when you have a full house of guests? We have had that happen to us when staying at a Bed and Breakfast, and the owners were extremely on top of everything and explained to each guest about the problem immediately and the guests were all okay with it. Things like that just happen sometimes.
Then you have the guests that will pick everything apart, from the furnishings to the breakfast that you are serving, and the bed linens, and everything else. Fortunately, guests like this are few, but it can bring the strongest person to tears if it gets to you.
Another thing, when owning a Bed and Breakfast, is that you don’t even want to think about taking a vacation. Owning a Bed and Breakfast is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, 52 weeks a year career.
Thankfully, there are those kind souls out there who like being the owner. We have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts that we really enjoyed, however a couple of years later they could not handle the pressure and sold to another owner.
If you are really interested in owning a Bed and Breakfast, we suggest that you go around the country first and stay in as many as you can, and then you can see what it really entails.
Being an owner is a great way to meet people and make great friends. Many guests will want to return again and again. The most important thing in operating a Bed and Breakfast is the personality of the owner/ host… having a beautiful location is great but guests want that personality factor.
For those wanting to make the leap, by all means, go for it and enjoy.
If you want to buy a B&B, we have a bunch listed for sale here.
Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!
TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at email@example.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/