, June 15th, 2013
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Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
Branson is located between Kansas City, St. Louis, Little Rock, Tulsa and Memphis. Unless you are driving you will need to fly directly into Branson or Springfield, Missouri.
FISK LIMOUSINES, www.fisklimo.com has been serving the Branson and Springfield area for over 30 years and they are the best of the best. They will take care of all of your traveling needs in the area. There are literally dozens and dozens of motels and hotels in Branson and like any other tourist destination, it is always best to go during the week.
The surrounding area of Branson has a lot of lakes to enjoy however most people go to Branson for the LIVE SHOWS! and there are dozens of them ranging from cornball comedy acts to sensational Broadway types of production and individual headline stars. A few that we particularly enjoyed were:
RED: Tom Mullica’s Red Skelton Tribute. This show was one of the FUNNIEST comedy routines that we have seen in years! It is truly a laugh riot! Tom is so quick with his wit and plays to the audience fabulously. Each show is completely different since there are new audience members all the time.
He is one hell of an entertainer. His partner Stephen is absolutely hilarious with his dead pan humor. Even their precious puppy, Dolly is in the show. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!!!!! It is for sure, the funniest show in Branson! His website is www.TomMullica.com
JOSEPH HALL’S ELVIS “Rock ‘N’ Remember Tribute” It is an incredible full production show, featuring the greatest hits of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. You will think that the real Elvis is back!
Joseph does an incredible job! He was in the Top Ten of NBC’s American’s Got Talent. He has Elvis’s look and motions down perfectly! His website is: www.josephhallbransonelvis.com He does travel from coast to coast doing tours so if he is in your area, BE SURE and catch this very talented entertainer.
THE SHOJI TABUCHI SHOW. What is there NOT to like about this EXTREMELY TALLENTED entertainer? If you are lucky you will be there one of the nights that his wife Dorothy or daughter Christina are also performing. It is all ENTERTAINMENT! He has almost as many sequined outfits as Liberace had! He is on top of everything and his theatre is beautiful.
One HAS TO visit the restrooms in his theatre. They are always on the top ten restrooms list in the country. You can see photos of them on line. The men’s restroom even has a pool table in it and the lady’s restroom has crystal chandeliers. No trip to Branson is not completed until you see this show. It has everything, glitz, glamour, great music with a wonderful back up band. His daughter, Christina has a great CD out , “THE ORIGINALS” His website is: www.shoji.com
DOLLY PARTON’S DIXIE STAMPEDE is a dinner show. They serve a complete dinner consisting of a whole Rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbeque pork loin, corn on the cob, baked potato, creamy vegetable soup, home made biscuit and an apple tart for dessert. If you want to eat with flatware you will need to bring your own, otherwise everybody eats with their hands. And we are not kidding! Knowing this in advance, we brought our own Grande Baroque Sterling Silver flatware and our own white linen napkins. You dine while you are watching the show where cowboys, Indians and all sorts of rodeo clowns, Ostriches, pigs and everybody has a good time. Dolly does this right! The pre-show outside is truly outstanding. Their website is: www.dixiestampede.com.
There are two fabulous shows that we saw at the King’s Castle Theatre, www.kingscastletheatre.com. First we saw HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD which was a Hollywood spectacular featuring songs from Hollywood’s greatest films. It REALLY had all the glitz and glamour that one would ever want. The entire cast did a tremendous job. Do not miss this show.
Also at the King’s Castle Theatre was the NEW JERSEY NIGHTS, the smash hit tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Season. The audience really appreciated this show and sometime even sang along with the singers. The cast did a remarkable job and everyone left wanting MORE!
Branson HAS changed in the past couple of years and for the good! They just HAD to re-invent themselves as Las Vegas has had to do. It is now not just all about God and Country however can you actually believe they still have a theatre called God and Country there? Younger travelers are now coming to Branson.
Our very favorite restaurant in Branson was FLORENTINA’S Ristorante Italiano. Their website is: www.florentinasristoranteitaliano.com/ They had some of the finest Italian food around. It is located at 2690 Green Mountain Drive just off the “strip” in Branson. Be SURE and dine there when visiting Branson.
Like Las Vegas, Branson in high tourist season can get very crowded with cars. Fortunately someone in the city devised a couple of alternative routes to avoid the main strip and by using these Yellow and Red routes you can get around very quickly. We want to thank the Branson Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for their assistance in writing our column and we also want to give a big thanks to Patrick McCoy at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre and to “Mark S”.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/
, June 15th, 2013
Visitors still have a couple of weeks left to jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee! Lil’ Man Jet Ski Rentalshttp://www.glynnhouse.com/area/id24.htm rents Sea Doo’s that accommodate 1 – 3 persons. The boats have reverse and electric start. Rates include life vest and instruction. Lil’ Man is approximately 20 minutes from the Inn and well positioned for guests who want to use Jet Skis on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Stay at the romantic Glynn House Inn during your New Hampshire summer getaway. Guests experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com/ for additional information about the Inn and local activities.
, June 15th, 2013
The Trunk Shop http://www.glynnhouse.com/area/id14.htm is a long established dealer in fine antique trunks and other practical items of distinction including antiques and art.
Stay at the romantic Glynn House Inn during your New Hampshire getaway and experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free menu is always available. Don’t leave your four-footed canine pal at home. Reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for additional information about the Inn and local activities.
, June 15th, 2013
Joyce’s Craft Fairs http://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#june_2013 bring together a large number of exceptional crafts people. Exhibitors offer a wide range of hand-crafted furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metal-ware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, lighting, samplers, Shaker crafts, decoys, plus architectural and garden ornaments.
Use the romantic Glynn House Inn – approximately 20 minutes drive – as your New Hampshire getaway base. You and your partner will experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.
, June 15th, 2013
Ronnie Earl http://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#june_2013 is considered by critics, fans, and musicians alike to be one of the greatest guitarists to ever grace this planet, and his music truly transcends genres and touches the soul. Be it jazz, blues, or standards, his dynamic approach to playing is respectful of his influences and at the same time transporting jazz and blues into the next millennium. You Tube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SLK4ZM-PvI
Use the romantic Glynn House Inn – only minutes from the Flying Monkey Performing Arts Center – as your New Hampshire getaway base. You and your partner will experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.
, June 15th, 2013
Darius Rucker http://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#june_2013 defied all odds in 2008 when he made the successful and difficult transition from rock-pop star to country star. Many before him have tried such a move, but few have ever succeeded, and virtually none succeeded to the extent that Rucker did, and all with just one album. From Hootie and the Blowfish frontman to bona-fide country music sensation, Rucker achieved the impossible, and his future in country music appears to be very bright. Video – http://www.meadowbrook.net/?page=event_info&show_code=062213
Use the romantic Glynn House Inn – only minutes from Meadowbrook – as your New Hampshire getaway base. You and your partner will experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.
, June 14th, 2013
Summer means vacation, and no place on earth offers more than Las Vegas. Where else are you going to get performers like dance-music hitmakers Ke$ha and Beyonce, legendary rock group Journey and rapper Lil Wayne – plus the opening of the largest gay entertainment complex in the country?
When it opens June 15, the aptly named Krave Massive will offer gay visitors the biggest, sexiest, most-comprehensive gay venue anywhere. The 80,000-square-feet venue will immediately take its place as the largest gay nightclub in the world.
The complex will include five – count ‘em, five – themed dance floors, three bars plus a martini lounge, a VIP lounge, a comedy club, performing arts space, gift shop, girls-only dance space and a cinema. And it’s all gay, all the time.
Authored By Steve Weinstein – See the Full Story at Edge Boston
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, June 14th, 2013
from Google News
I had a very busy first day in Slovenia this week on the second stop of my LGBT human rights/cultural exchange mission for the US State Department. In Ljubljana, the country’s lovely capital city, I was met by Mitja Blazik, one of Slovenia’s most important LGBT activists, who served as my tour guide.
He first took me to see Metelkova City – a kind of alternative city within the city of Ljubljana which was once the army barracks of the Yugoslavian army. After the revolution of 1991, the artists and intellectuals and LGBT community began to squat there and claim it for their own. The city council secretly planned to tear it down and put up a business center but the squatters refused to leave even after the city turned off the electricity and water.
There was a year’s stand-off before the city gave in and it now houses art studios and political NGOs and theatrical companies and alternative nightclubs. On the weekends the grounds are packed with young artistic people and those who feel at home with them.
Kevin Sessums is dot429′s new editorial director, and is blogging about his experiences while traveling in Eastern Europe on behalf of the US State Department this month as part of an LGBT human rights/cultural exchange mission.
Authored By Kevin Sessums – See the Full Story at Dot429
, June 14th, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand – A city where ancient traditions meet new visions. Where treasures and culinary treats are hidden around every corner! This is a city filled with expats, travelers, and locals melding together to create what is known as the Bangkok experience. With over 8 million people in Bangkok, and 14 million in the metro area, there are many worlds to be explored while visiting the gateway to Southeast Asia.
Beneath the canopy of high rises you’ll find the hustle and bustle of tuktuks, mopeds, food vendors, and pedestrians. No matter day or night, the people of Bangkok work hard to keep this city moving. While Bangkok can seem intimidating at first glance, a few helpful tips will allow you to hit the ground running and experience all this city has to offer.
The Guru’s Starting Tip: Your first night in Bangkok, I highly recommend visiting Sirocco Bar at Lebau Hotel or Vertigo Bar at Banyantree Hotel. The roof top bars for their respective hotels, these spots will allow you to get a feel for the city. While offering amazing views, especially at sunset, you will have a much greater appreciation for the city as you hit the streets and start to explore the different districts.
Authored By the Gay Travel Guru – See the Full Story at GayTravel.com
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, June 14th, 2013
Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.
Romance, Charm and Wine in Historic Cape May: John & Lisa Matusiak welcome you to their charming seaside Bed & Breakfast. The inn is located in the primary historic district of Cape May, NJ. Only a short walk to shops, restaurants, and the beach.
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