Lily Tomlin

Author: , April 14th, 2015

Lily Tomlin, http://glynnhouse.com/events/ one of America’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range Capitol Centerof media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video.  Throughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards. Awards include  six Emmys, two Tonys, a Grammy and more. Don’t miss the show on April 24.

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 and 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: Vacation in Kissimee

Author: , April 14th, 2015

Kissimmee

When I was invited to Kissimmee, Florida to experience the culture, restaurants and attractions, I jumped at the opportunity. I knew timing would be difficult for my family, as I’d been traveling a lot but I was curious about the town neighboring Orlando. And I was eager to escape the cold. Living in New York, Florida is an irresistible winter escape.

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is a stately hotel ensconced behind formal arches. The welcoming, spacious lobby is adorned with ornate chandeliers and a marble floor overlooking a lazy river, pools, whirlpools, cabanas, a golf course and a perfect skyline view. The hotel is 16 stories of standard hotel rooms with 2 and 3 bedroom villas off to the side.

My king-sized room featured all the amenities you expect from a luxury hotel along with a soothing view of the pools. Unfortunately, it wasn’t warm enough to take a dip but just being away from the New York winter weather was good enough for me.

By Holly Rosen Fink – Full Story at Go Girlfriend | Central Florida Gay Travel Resources

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Dolly Travels – Dinner on the Eiffel Tower

Author: , April 13th, 2015

Dolly and Frank - Eiffel TowerHello, Everyone,

Yes, indeed. We had three lovely days in Paris. Today turned chilly and rainy again. We contented ourselves with shopping for our dinner. What fun I had. I went to the butcher shop for chicken, then to the vegetable market for ingredients for a chicken stew. Of course I had to go to the wine shop for wine to go into the stew, as well as wine to go into us, with our dinner…on to the boulangerie for our baguette.

The one vegetable I just could not believe was celery. The heads of celery were huge…they were all at least eighteen inches tall. I was not discouraged, though. I went into the supermarket and they sold celery by the piece.

Our stew turned out very good, with chicken and all sorts of vegetables, and our fresh bread and wine.

Yesterday, we had dinner on the first level of the Eiffel Tower. I had made reservations some time ago, from home, so we had priority seating: a window seat overlooking the river and the Trocadero across the river.

What a fabulous meal. For an appetizer, Frank got the most delicious mushroom soup I have ever tasted. (Yes..I did have to try a sip.). I had giant shrimp with avocado and tiny bits of pink grapefruit. We both ordered the rack of lamb for our main dish. Of course, we had wine with the meal, too. The waiter was very attentive, and refilled our glasses before we had a chance to ask for a refill. Our dessert was this fabulous profiterole. I have always had profiteroles as little cream puffs with ice cream or a cream filling and a chocolate sauce.

Finally, after our dessert and a coffee, we left the restaurant and walked around that level of the tower. It was getting windy and chilly by that time, but we were able to take in the view from all sides of the tower. At 9:00, there were twinkling lights all over the tower, for about ten minutes.

We made our way home, walking off the calories of a wonderful meal, and knowing we had just experienced a once-in-lifetime event.

So, we were not too sad today, that we didn’t have another adventure. Last night was definitely an evening to remember.

I will say, “Bon nuit” now and head for bed.

You will hear from me again soon, I know.

Au Revoir,
Dolly

By Dolly Goolsby – Full Story at Dolly Travels | Paris Gay Travel Resources

That Gay Backpacker – Instagramming Oaxaca

Author: , April 13th, 2015

Oaxaca - Jaime Davila

Since returning to Oaxaca on New Year’s Eve, my love for this city has been completely cemented. It feels almost as much of a home to me as my own birth place, London, and although I am heading back to Europe in the summer, I have absolutely no doubt that I’ll be living here again at some point in the not too distant future.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been quite so active on the blog across the last six months, but I have been posting regularly to my Instagram account. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, why not? But also, not to worry because I’m going to share my best photos from Oaxaca from the last three months with you right here and now.

By Jaime Davila – Full Story at That Gay Backpacker | Oaxaca Gay Travel Resources

Anything Goes

Author: , April 13th, 2015

Anything Goes! ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, http://glynnhouse.com/events winner of three 2011 Tony Capitol CenterAwards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography!  It is one of the greatest musicals in theater history.  Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy has been  hailed as pure “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY”. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. They prove that sometimes destiny needs a little help. They receive assistance from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.  Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards. Don’t miss this classic – one evening only – April 23.

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 and 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.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Almondy Inn, Newport, Rhode island

Author: , April 13th, 2015

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

The Almondy Inn is conveniently located in downtown Newport, and just steps away from famed Bannister’s Wharf. This elegant 1890’s B&B has been restored to its original glory and is located within walking distance of Newport’s fine restaurants, antique shops, galleries, boutiques and near the various famous Newport Mansions and island beaches.

See the Almondy Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Dream Euro Trip – My Epic Week in Israel

Author: , April 12th, 2015

DJ Yabis Israel

You know that intoxicating feeling when your dreams unfold right before your eyes?
I’m all about that. I’m addicted to THAT feeling. It can be a big dream or a small dream. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that it’s all happening. Remember, this is a blog about dreams that come true and making things happen. It’s about being awake and dreaming and not knowing the difference.

I feel that way about my recent trip to Israel. Let me tell you a story.

I actually don’t know why or how I got interested in Israel. I am the most apolitical person you’ll ever meet so it’s probably not the constant barrage of news about this country that made me want to visit. In fact, that would most likely deter the average person from visiting.

I’m also pretty sure I was not planning to take a religious pilgrimage because last time I checked, I only go to church on Christmas. With my family. When people learn I’m from the Philippines and ask if I’m Catholic, I always say: Yes, I’m culturally Catholic.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at Dream Euro Trip | Israel Gay Travel Resources

Globetrotter Girls – How Much Does Travel in the Philippines Cost?

Author: , April 12th, 2015

Dani at Globetrotter Girls - Philippines

Traveling in the Philippines can be pretty cheap if you plan your trip properly, which mainly means map out your route before you go and book your flights! If you’re like me who has a hard time planning anything in advance, you’ll have to fork out a lot for plane tickets for flights that leave a couple of days later. I will share some things to consider when planning a trip to the Philippines after my daily expense breakdown.

Note: I am using the currency exchange rate from Philippine Pesos to US Dollars from February 2015 – 1PHP = 0.02269 USD; the exchange rate might change slightly over time.

Daily Expenses

My daily expenses in the Philippines came to US$56.55, which include said pricey flights, but not my flights in and out of the country. If I leave out my costs for flights within the country, my daily expenses come down to US$43.45. It’s not necessarily cheap, especially for South East Asia, but it is still less than $50 a day. I am confident that you can travel the Philippines comfortably on $50 a day, including flights, if you book them in advance and get better prices on them than I did, and on $40 a day if you don’t plan on doing any pricey activities such as diving, boat trips or renting motorbikes – but you’d be missing out if you didn’t include at least some of these things.

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

Where to Shop (for Boy Toys and Bouquets) in the Castro

Author: , April 12th, 2015

Castro Gayborhood

Whether you’re looking for a bed stand or a one-night stand, the perfect gift or fun item to add to your personal collection, look no further than San Francisco’s Castro.

One Night Stands – Badlands

Shop at the late night meat market better known as Badlands if you’re looking to put another notch in the ‘ol bedpost. This bar is filled to the brim with European tourists, twins, and innocent out-of-towners every night. When it overflows, head across the street to its sister bar, Toad Hall.

A Beautiful Bouquet – Urban Flowers

The Looking-famous Urban Flowers Shop is filled with off-the wall varieties we guarantee you’ve never seen before as well as more than a few daddies to check out. From the classics to the oddest things you can image, a stop in this mom-and-pop flower shop is the perfect way to say whatever it is you want.

By Gabe Cooper – Full Story at Queerty | San Francisco Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Accommodations: Villa David, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Author: , April 12th, 2015

Villa David

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

Villa David Bed & Breakfast is centrally located in Old Town PV, an authentic Mexican neighborhood within easy walking distance of all the finest attractions of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The old world hacienda style mansion is built around a central courtyard in the area called “gringo gulch”. The house is on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Bay of Banderas and built in the open-air style to catch every mountain and bay breeze.

See the Villa David Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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