Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters: Gay Friendly Washington DC Hotel

Author: , May 20th, 2016

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters

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

A Dupont Circle location, The Beacon Hotel creates an experience tailored to the lifestyle of leisure travelers, full service, where guests enjoy exceptional hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere. A fresh design, the latest in technology advancements flat panel televisions, WebTV and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Medium Lauren Rainbow

Author: , May 19th, 2016

Medium Lauren Rainbow! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Welcome back New Hampshire’s own Glynn House Evening-cMedium, Lauren Rainbow. She brings to you an evening of Messages from Spirit presented from the Flying Money stage! This is a wonderful and powerful opportunity to witness our departed loved ones connect with those in the living. Lauren Rainbow is a medium with over a decade of experience communicating with the other side. She has spent years developing her gift. Lauren had also appeared on many stages around New England delivering healing messages from the other side. Be at the Flying Monkey June 4.

Reserve terrific Flying Monkey accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, ski and snow play plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Lauren Rainbow’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Richard Russo

Author: , May 19th, 2016

Events: Richard Russo, http://glynnhouse.com/events/ winner of the Pulitzer Prize evening smallfor his novel Empire Falls, and a best-selling and beloved author at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool, his third novel, his first great success. Everybody’s Fool continues the story of the irresistible Sully, the wisecracking ne’er-do-well who has bedeviled several generations of North Bath residents. It can be read as a sequel to Nobody’s Fool, or as a standalone novel in its own right.   You’ll find old characters like the hapless Rub, who wants nothing but to be Sully’s best friend and so puts up with all of Sully’s most thankless jobs, and new characters like Doug Raymer, an incidental figure in the first book but now Chief of Police with serious issues of his own. Everybody’s Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters whom you can’t help but love for all their faults. It is classic Russo–and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Experience a delightful evening with the Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Russo May 26.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, ski and snow play plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Richard Russo’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

ANA Business Class Review: Tokyo Haneda to London – Nomadic Boys

Author: , May 19th, 2016

Stefan Nomadic Boys

The very sweet Japanese cabin crew girl onboard our ANA business class flight from Tokyo to London giggled at this proud Frenchman as he pouted fiercely, preparing to tuck into his beef steak fillet and Aomori black garlic confit.

Stefan also looked on in a fit of giggles as Sebastien so effortlessly settled into his ANA business class experience. And wouldn’t you? All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, is not only recognised as one of the seven 5-star Airlines by Skytrax, its business class was rated as the fourth best in the world at the 2015 World Airline Awards.

The accolades don’t stop there: in the same year, ANA’s business class was also highly rated for its seats, airline staff, catering and comfort amenities.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel

Author: , May 19th, 2016

Cairo skyline

The view of Cairo skyline from The Citadel isn’t really the best one you could get but it’s good enough to see the city from this elevated point. From here, sprawling Old Cairo dominates the skyline that’s covered in pollution.

Tall buildings are far and away, except for the skinny, towering minarets from the mosques. Surrounding the Fortress are concrete, brick houses of mostly earth hues and narrow streets with unending traffic dilemma.

There are two open terraces where you can see Cairo skyline from The Citadel. This is the first one I discovered on the northern side.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Events: Dierks Bentley

Author: , May 18th, 2016

Dierks Bentley http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Since making a life-altering drive with his father from exterior springPhoenix to Nashville when he was 19 years old, 11-time Grammy nominated Dierks Bentley has forged his own path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock. Dierks Bentley maintains an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his unique sound. Keeping country fans on their feet is his exciting live show.

Joining Bentley on the stage June 3rd is country anthem singer Randy Houser. Starting his musical journey as a songwriter, Houser admits he wasn’t truly happy. Feeling like a man refreshed, Houser’s positive vibes of renewal include three consecutive No. 1 hits “How Country Feels”, “Runnin Outta Moonlight”, and, “Goodnight Kiss”. While writing numerous hits for other artists over the years, Randy’s first No. 1 as a singer-songwriter came with “Goodnight Kiss”. Randy Houser finally feels like he’s home – in a place where everybody seems happy and like a big family.

Rounding out this hot triple bill is one of Country’s shining new artists, CAM. The simple, three-letter name is bold, and that rings true to the art, and the heart, evident in nearly every step she takes. The strings and acoustic guitar in her breakout smash “Burning House” are stirringly fragile, a brave counterpoint to the party atmosphere of modern country – to which she sings with a dynamic clarity that’s both distinctive and friendly at the same time.

Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, ATV Rides, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, horseback riding, zip line and tax free shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many activities too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Dierks Bentley’ Concert Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Author: , May 18th, 2016

Events: Mariachi Sol de Mexico! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The expression of evening smallMéxico’s authentic Musical heritage lives on through the voice of Mariachi Sol de México! Founded in 1981 by Maestro Jose Hernandez, the platinum-selling mariachi band has broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for more than 30 years.Jose Hernandez invites you to enrich your affection for mariachi by experiencing Sol de México’s® dynamic energy and rich cultural expression.  Enjoy a wonderful evening of music May 22.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts accommodation at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, ski and snow play plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Mariachi Sol de México’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Prenzlauer Berg: Berlin’s Funkiest Vintage District

Author: , May 18th, 2016

Prenzlauer Berg

Forget the industrial fumes and the sometimes grim aesthetic of Socialist East Germany – Prenzlauer Berg is cooler and funkier than ever, thanks to a mix of gentrified neighborhoods, squats, artists’ labs, street art shops and breweries-turned-cultural centers.

One of the most hidden but precious areas in the German capital is also a growing gay district, already playing host to flocks of LGBTI people from all over the world. I had the chance to explore Prenzlauer Berg at the beginning of April; the trees were blossoming, guys and girls were starting to wear summer clothes, beers and cocktails were enjoyed outdoors among the leafy avenues and the small alleys, and the mood of Berliners was on the up.

For those who want to explore Prenzlauer Berg, a good starting point is the triangular open space of Kollwitz Platz. The atmosphere is gentle, especially in spring, and it’s just a short walk to the Kulturbrauerei, one of the most interesting venues in post-industrial Berlin.

By Daniele Guido Gessa – Full Story at Gay Star News

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White Sands, New Mexico – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , May 18th, 2016

White Sands, New Mexico

For my road trip from Tucson to Austin I was stoked about the two stops me and my passenger would make along the way: Big Bend National Park in Texas for the Santa Elena Canyon hike, and White Sands in New Mexico, which I had already visited during my New Mexico road trip a few years ago, and which I loved.

That shouldn’t come as a surprise – White Sands is a desert after all, and as many of you know I love deserts. White Sands with its bright white dunes is truly special, something I’ve never seen anywhere in the world (not even on photos of deserts around the world, but tell me if you know of any other white deserts so that I can add them to my travel wish list!).

I was excited to go on another hike in White Sands – and this time in a bit cooler weather (last time I came here it was over 100*F /38*C and we actually had to turn around before finishing the trail). Even though dune after dune might seem repetitive, no dune is like the other, and every time you climb up a dune, you have yet another sweeping view ahead of you.

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Running Horses in Tucson – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , May 14th, 2016

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I’ve visited the Southwest five times over the past few years, but it took me until my 6th visit this year to finally visit a ranch, a real working dude ranch with a bunch of cowboys, horses, cattles – and all that back-dropped by the spectacular Southwest scenery: the barren Sonoran desert with its countless giant Saguaro cacti, dusty desert roads and rugged mountains.

It might have taken me six years to finally experience ranch life in the Southwest, but when I eventually got a glimpse of it, it was the finest of the finest: the fabulous White Stallion Ranch just outside Tucson, where my friend Lynn took me one morning to take photos of the horses as they were gathered in one huge enclosure and herded into another one by a group of wranglers.

The 5am wake-up call for this photography outing was painful, but the scene that unfolded when the cowboys entered the enclosure to bring the horses down together was incredibly beautiful: the morning sun was just rising above the mountain peaks, bathing the ranch in a warm, golden light.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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