The Yardbirds

Author: , March 26th, 2015

The Yardbirds! This is the band that launched the careers of three of rock’s most famous guitarists: Eric exterior springClapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, all of whom are in the top five of Rolling Stone’s 100 Top Guitarists list. However, the bulk of The Yardbirds http://glynnhouse.com/events/ most successful self-written songs came from drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja. Jim and Anthony “Top” Topham, the original Yardbirds guitarist, head up the band now and you’ll have to hear it to believe it. Critics claim the newer members reproduce the music note for note and more than adequately fill in the gaps. It’s one of those “close your eyes and you’ll be there” scenarios that bring audiences to their feet at every performance. Experience The Yardbirds at the Flying Monkey on April 11.

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.

Asia by Air

Author: , March 26th, 2015

Image via Backyard TravelOnce you’ve scoured the markets in Asia, floated in its warm, salty seas and traipsed through its ancient ruins, you’ll no doubt be looking for a more…elevated experience.

For something you won’t readily find on social feeds, why not consider hitting the skies, with help from this guest article by operators Backyard Travel. Literally rising up over the jungles, traffic jams and oceans of the Asian continent, getting so far off the beaten track you can only see it with binoculars – here are some of our top ways of seeing Asia by air.

The Great Wall by helicopter

The Great Wall of China is long. There’s more than 22,000km of wall all together, if you count all its disjointed sections. Not surprisingly, its immensity can be difficult to comprehend from ground level, so we recommend going vertical. A helicopter tour over the Wall is pretty much the most thrilling way you can see it. September and October have the best weather for a chopper expedition as the autumn climate is temperate and spring can often means sandstorms.

Full Story at Gay Star News | Asia Gay Travel Resources

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Lodge at Sedona, Sedona, Arizona

Author: , March 26th, 2015

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

Located In the heart of Sedona’s spectacular red rock country lies a luxury Mission style bed and breakfast inn – the Lodge at Sedona. Sedona is two hours north of Phoenix and south of the Grand Canyon, the ideal home base for your Arizona adventures. The bed and breakfast is a secluded haven on 3 landscaped acres of gardens, mature pines, bubbling waterfalls, original art, and a magical meditative labyrinth. The property offers luxurious and peaceful accommodation, artistic cuisine and warm hospitality.

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New Orleans Suspects with Little Feats Paul Barrrere

Author: , March 25th, 2015

New Orleans Suspects with Little Feats Paul Barrrere!  For one night only, New Orleans Suspects join exterior springforces with Paul Barrere http://glynnhouse.com/events/ and Fred Tackett of Little Feat. Don’t miss a rare and intimate show with the men who helped create our favorite soundtracks. Expect an evening filled with the music of Little Feat performed by a NOLA superband and Little Feat’s own multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. As American as apple pie–and rock ‘n roll itself–Feat’s music transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock and Dixie-inflected funk-boogie. Plan to experience a dazzling evening at the Flying Monkey April 10. 

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.

Five Ways to Experience Montreal’s Culture

Author: , March 25th, 2015

Montreal ArtWith non-stop festivals and foodie delights at every turn, Montreal attracts hordes of tourists eager to sample the culture and style of this sophisticated metropolis. But after you’ve viewed a Cirque Du Soleil performance and munched on a St. Viateur bagel, it’s time to dig into Montreal’s more unexpected experiences. Here are some alternatives to the big-ticket attractions.

Go on a public art crawl, either DIY or guided.

Montreal is filled with art — in fact, 1 percent of any city building or renovation budget must be allocated for a piece of public art. That makes for a whole lot of interesting sculptures, paintings, or murals to liven up just about every Montreal street. We especially love the murals that line Saint Laurent Boulevard; it’s easy to simply stroll and enjoy the art on office and commercial buildings all along the street.

If you prefer a more organized self tour, try the tourism office’s handy map, which plots public art pieces on five different Montreal routes. Or for a guided tour, check out Urban Marmotte’s tour of Montreal’s art-covered Metro system ($19 CAD, or about $15 USD). The tour, which lasts between two and two and a half hours, has been regularly scheduled from January through the end of this month but can be booked privately for the rest of the year.

By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates – Full Story at Sherman’s Travel | Quebec Gay Travel Resources

Globetrotter Girls – Country Life in Cambodia

Author: , March 25th, 2015

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This week, I’ve slowly worked my way south to Cambodia’s coast. I couldn’t resist stopping in Kampot for a couple of days before hitting the beaches around Sihanoukville. I fell in love with this sleepy little river town when I first came here in 2012 and was curious to see how it had changed since then.

And while the town itself hasn’t changed much, with the exception of a few new guesthouses popping up around town, it has become much more popular with tourists, it seems. Three years ago, it seemed like most guesthouses only had a few guests and the town always seemed empty, but this time around, I had a hard time even finding a place to sleep, because everywhere was fully booked.

The bars and restaurants along the riverfront were much fuller than they were during my first visit – Kampot has definitely established itself as a firm stop on Cambodia’s traveler trail, it seems.

By Dany – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | Cambodia Gay Travel Resources

Rainbow Reykjavik – A Gay Travel Wet Dream

Author: , March 25th, 2015

Dan Beeson - IcelandIt’s always fascinating to meet new people; it’s all the more captivating to meet underneath one of the world’s most spectacular and elusive phenomena – the Northern Lights.

Rainbow Reykjavik, Iceland’s annual Winter Pride Festival, hosted by tour operators Pink Iceland, kicked off its four-day tour with this unforgettable and enviable memory – and there were many more to come, from ATV (all-terrain vehicle) off-roading to a real Icelandic masquerade party!

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the land of fire and ice (let’s face it, who hasn’t?) then the great team at Pink Iceland, along with resident tour guide Gudni, will show you the wonders of this beautiful country, its culture and its people – all the while making you and your new friends from all corners of the globe feel welcome like true Icelanders!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Elysian Fields Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , March 25th, 2015

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

Elysian Fields Inn

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn. The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

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Very Best of Celtic Thunder

Author: , March 24th, 2015

Very Best of Celtic Thunder! Drawing material from Celtic Thunder’s 9 Public Television Specials, 11 CDs and DVDs and 8 glynnhse winterUS tours, Very Best Of Celtic Thunder http://glynnhouse.com/events aims to combine all Celtic Thunder classics, fan favorites and hit songs into a formidable stage show, married with that huge Celtic Thunder signature sound, dramatic lighting, and imposing set that audiences and fans everywhere have come to expect from a Celtic Thunder show. Enjoy the show at the nearby Capitol Center for the Arts April 8.

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.

Eating Out: Mexico City

Author: , March 24th, 2015

Carlos Melia - Mexico City

You know me most for lavish gourmet experiences, which I did plenty at Dulce Patria, Rosetta, Quintonil and Anatol, but I do greatly enjoy eating like a local, away from the award-winning restaurants and chefs. During my recent visit to Mexico City, I went out of the beaten path and enjoyer more than one option…

Carlos Melia - Mexico CityLa Casa de las Enchiladas. Located on a corner just across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City in the district of Reforma. This was my first stop on my first day arriving to Mexico City. I was craving for a great enchilada, and indeed I found it, while killing some time before my meeting at Four Seasons Hotel.

Mercados sobre Ruedas. aka Market on Wheels in Polanco. This organic open market and bazaar, usually takes place on Saturday mornings, and you will see lots of locals flocking to the stalls on the streets, to enjoy a true Mexican breakfast. At Mercado sore Ruedas, everyone seems to walk the gourmet red-carpet.

Pasaje Polanco. A few block away from Mercado sobre Ruedas and steps away from my hotel Las Alcobas, I found this charming quiet street called ” Pasaje Polanco”. It is like a mirage in the city, with some small cafes and stores. If you want to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind over a cup of coffee, do as I do and take an hour of your schedule, to seat down and read your Mexico City Guide, to plan the rest of your trip.

One of the gourmet highlights without a doubt, was El Califa Taqueria. A local chain of Mexican food, featuring the most amazing Tacos, Chicharron de Queso, Nopales, Pastor and more… Restaurant I saved for my last night, the perfect way to close my visit to Mexico City. After dinner I took a long walk back to my hotel, to digest the many local delights I sampled going local in the city.

By Carlos melia – Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog | Mexico City Gay Travel Resources