Terri Clark: Nov 29

Author: , November 19th, 2014

Terri Clark http://glynnhouse.com/events/ is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable flying-monkeyof throwing down some impressive guitar work. Terri continues to headline sold-out tours throughout Canada. Recently she ventured into an exciting new chapter of her career as radio co-host of ‘America’s Morning Show’ with Blair Garner. She is well on her way to establishing her position as an all-around entertainer in the country music industry. Her new single ‘Some Songs’ has just been released.

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.

The Nutcracker: Nov 28 – 30

Author: , November 18th, 2014

Don’t miss The Nutcracker http://glynnhouse.com/events, a magical holiday tradition, with the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, Palace Theatreaccompanied by a live orchestra led by Grammy® Award winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams. Set in 19th Century Germany, this classic ballet opens at a charming Christmas party where the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer gives his niece Clara a magical toy that takes her on an unforgettable journey.

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

Iceland – perfect place for a destination wedding!

Author: , November 18th, 2014

Same sex marriage has been legal in Iceland since 2010 and Iceland is the home of award winning LGBT travel & wedding experts, Pink Iceland, combine that with the LGBT friendliness and the breath taking nature serving as the back drop for the ceremony and what you have is the perfect place for a same sex destination wedding.

The wedding planners at Pink Iceland consider themselves extremely lucky to do what they do for a living, getting to share in on the wonderful experiences and create ever lasting memories.

These are beautiful memories from our elopements and same sex weddings in Iceland. Nature, love, simplicity & honesty.

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For more love wedding photos from Iceland check out our Facebook album.

4th annual Winter Pride festival – Rainbow Reykjavik

Author: , November 18th, 2014

Rainbow Reykjavik, Winter Pride festival in Iceland will be celebrated for the 4th time January 29th – February 1st 2015. LGBT visitors are expected from all over the world to enjoy together dips into thermal pools, Northern Lights viewing, amazing nature & Icelandic culture, cuisine and nightlife.

The programme is a long weekend from Thursday – Sunday and the LGBT travel agency Pink Iceland has organized the festival to make sure the guests experience the best Iceland has to offer.

Check out the official programme of Rainbow Reykjavík and the extended programme and join us in Reykjavik 2015.

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Warren Miller’s No Turning Back: Nov 28

Author: , November 18th, 2014

Warren Miller’s 2014 film, No Turning Back, http://glynnhouse.com/events/ pays homage to 65 years of mountain culture and flying-monkeyadventure filmmaking. We’re taking a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and we’re running with it to every end of the winter world—from the top of the steepest, snowiest peaks and back again to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding. Since 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders there’s no need to look back. We have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase snow, and this year, we prove that not much has changed. Revel in the celebration this winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back.

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.

Healthy Holiday Travel

Author: , November 18th, 2014

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By Robert Saldarini for Diversity Rules Magazine
As it appears in the November Issue

Okay, yes, we are all tired of the media hyping Ebola. Networks haven’t had such a field day since bedbugs. Yet, let’s talk about traveling health-safe during the holiday season; especially, since there are many immediate illness threats that can easily be avoided. Today, seasonal travel is much more than going ‘over the river and through the woods.’ AAA predicts that about 20 million people travel during the year-end holidays. So with all the time, money and resources spent, let’s enjoy our friends, events and family without needing to lie down after arrival.

Planes, trains, subways and buses as well as their respective airports, stations, and terminals are breeding grounds for germ and virus transmission. The media focuses on air travel because of recycled air and that you can’t easily move about or get off the jet. However, stuck on a NYC subway train hanging on the strap keeps you pretty boxed-in and transmission can occur quickly. So as an athlete puts on his or her gear to protect against the opposition, ready yourself to guard your health.

Suit-up with your under-armor. Do not fall for marketing hype. Your $6 is better donated to the HRC then spending it on products like Airborne. Stay close to the facts, e.g., Vitamin C helps increase your immune system and most nutritionists recommend taking a continuous supplement when a person does not eat vitamin C rich foods. The result you can expect is a faster and less symptomatic cold because C does not prevent colds. Zinc-based remedies such as Cold-eeze have the medical jury still sequestered pending a verdict. Yet, like vitamin C, a five-month zinc supplement may help reduce symptoms by boosting your immune system. Beware of herbs such as Echinacea because there is no oversight by the FDA. WebMD warns that some products have been found to contain lead and even arsenic. Regarding sanitary manufacturing, check to make sure any product you are considering is made in the USA. Importantly, speak with a trained nutritionist or your doctor before taking any supplement.

Get a flu shot. Many municipalities give flu shots to their residents cost-free. And remember, the shot itself releases only dead virus and your body needs about five or six weeks to be at a level to fight off live contamination. So, put the flu-shot on your to-do list as soon as possible. Nevertheless, the best defense is a healthy immune system, one that is gained by proper sleep and eating well.

In the cold weather, change the practice of taking off your gloves when you walk into a facility to removing them when you settle into your seat. Although, not impermeable, light-weight gloves, such as leather driving gloves, provide a second skin. Speaking of skin, the CDC equates washing your hands to the ‘do it yourself vaccine.’ Appallingly, research studies show nearly 50% of people in urban areas do not wash their hands after using a restroom. Nonetheless, throughout travel, washing your hands is easier said than done. While traveling, using an antibacterial wipe to clean you and surrounding touch-points (you don’t know if someone changed a baby on that tray-table) is a good defense. Select the best product not the cheapest. Some wipes use bleach or alcohol that strips natural oils from your skin where overuse overtime can make your hands look old. Also, inexpensive wipes may contain triclosan; which, according to the Mayo Clinic, can have serious side-effects.

During the holidays, people push themselves to events even when they are not feeling well; therefore, wash off the handshakes by excusing yourself after greetings and before meals. Your waistline will thank you for not adding calories from shared appetizers such as nachos and potato-chips and dip; especially, rumor has it that Uncle Albert is a double-dipper. And only let your significant other taste things from your personal plate.

Late November is the signature of autumn’s goodbye. Enjoy your time with special people without issues or tissues! Have a great thanksgiving holiday wherever your travel and purpose take you.

St. Petersburg, Florida Celebrates First Annual Transgender Pride

Author: , November 17th, 2014

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Sixty or so people attended the first-ever Transgender Pride gathering inside St. Petersburg’s Metro Wellness and Community Center on Nov. 8. The gathering included food and drinks as well as an array of transgender entertainers.

The highlight of the night was the honoring of Dr. Kathleen Farrell, who announced her retirement at the beginning of the month.

By Steve Blanchard – Full Story at Watermark | St. Petersburg Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Using Gay Social Networking Apps When Traveling

Author: , November 17th, 2014

GrindrIt wasn’t so long ago that the key tool for helping gay men to connect while traveling was a copy of the Spartacus International Gay Guide. My well-used copy from 1999 directed me to raunchy dance bars by Rome’s Termini, queer karaoke lounges in Tokyo, hot strip clubs in Mexico City, and questionable basement dives in Tunisia. Making those connections wasn’t always straightforward: a listing in Spartacus would sometimes lead you to a dead end, to a venue that had switched orientation or shut down.

Finding the LGBT community has now become more technological, because many of us carry in our pockets a mobile device that can instantly connect us to other gay guys in our area, no matter where we are in the world. Once downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet, geo-social networking applications like Grindr, Scruff, Jack’d, GROWLr, and Hornet pinpoint our precise location on the planet, plus the location of those around us who also use these apps, then display the results in a tantalizing grid of possibilities.

The first of these apps, Grindr, launched March 25, 2009. It has since seen more than ten million user downloads in 192 countries including Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Moldova, and Yemen. It’s even seen usage in the DMZ between North and South Korea. In fact, Grindr is used in every country in the world except for two small island nations: Nauru and Tuvalu. With over five million active monthly users worldwide, and with up to 300,000 users logged in at any given moment, it’s a useful tool for finding “Mr. Right or Mr. Tonight.”

By Stuart Haggas – Full Story at Passport

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Villa Amelia, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Author: , November 17th, 2014

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

Luxury Living in Paradise: A 5 BR 6.5 Bath, handicapped access traditional villa with heated pool, jacuzzi and gorgeous gardens on 4,250 sq. meters of property. Designed by the most famous Dominican architect and designer team, William and Patricia Reid, it sits in the center of the Caribbean’s most complete resort – Casa de Campo.

See the Villa Amelia Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Five Los Angeles Walking Tours

Author: , November 17th, 2014

Melting Pot ToursLos Angeles may be known for its car-driven culture, but for a more memorable vacation, we suggest ditching your wheels and exploring the city on foot. These diverse walking tours cover history, nature, food, and a few dearly departed celebrities.

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery was in disrepair for years, but now it’s a place for concerts, movies, and a tour of its famous and infamous denizens. The Cemetery of the Stars tour is a two-hour walk ($15) that’s more of a wonderful homage to film history than an obsession with the macabre. Guide Karie Bible’s enthusiasm is infectious, pointing out lipstick kisses on Rudolph Valentino’s crypt, the cenotaph of Toto (who is actually buried under the 101 freeway), and the rock and roll memorial statue for the late Johnny Ramone.

The Los Angeles Conservancy offers a variety of walking tours by highly-informed docents addressing the history and architecture of downtown LA. The two-and-a-half hour Art Deco tour is a must as LA sports some of the best examples of the style. No reservations are required, and the tour is offered every Saturday ($10 adults, $5 kids).

By Nicole Serratore – Full Story at Sherman’s Travel | Greater Los Angeles Gay Travel Resources

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