Your Host Inn Cuernavaca – Cuernavaca Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 16th, 2017

Your Host Inn Cuernavaca

In 1991 Bill retired to this unique home that he built, designed and decorated. He now invites you to come and visit this Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the experience of some of the Mexican charm, cuisine and culture he has come to love. Making you comfortable is our full time job.

Enjoy gracious hospitality at YOUR HOST INN at the heart of downtown Cuernavaca. We are located in a conventional safe neighborhood only three blocks from the city center. The people are very friendly and hard working. There are several small family type restaurants with excellent food just a few steps away. You will also see some graffiti just like in New York, London, and Paris.

The property is an oasis, meticulously designed with stunning architectural and historical detail. Each tastefully appointed suite is decorated with Mexican handicrafts, and is equipped with private bath, king size beds, kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, and TV. Each of the four suites is dedicated to a Mexican artist.

Start your day with a full gourmet breakfast featuring glorious local produce, homemade breads and jams, as well as Mexican specialties. Relax in the rooftop orchid garden, with panoramic views of the city or enjoy the tranquility of the lush covered garden, brimming with rare tropical plants. Listen to the soothing sounds of the waterfall fountain, across from the open-air living room with fireplace.

Exploring Cuernavaca is easy–Taxis and mini buses are just outside our door. You are a short walk or taxi ride from the Central Market, historical Zocalo, Cortez Palace, Cathedral, museums and Borda Gardens, as well as many fine restaurants.

If you would like to explore the surrounding attractions, the central bus station is minutes away, or you can arrange for a private bilingual guide and chauffer service. Incomparable atmosphere and unmatched hospitality will make you feel that you have truly found a home away from home in Cuernavaca.

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Five Things About Gay Montreal – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , October 30th, 2017

Gay Montreal - Nomadic Boys

“Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that enriches the world”

…spoken by one of Montreal’s most famous (straight) residents, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who led the gay parade when the city was hosting Canada’s first nationwide Fierte Pride.

Canada has always been at the forefront of LGBT rights, being one of the first countries to legalise gay marriages and with one of the most progressive transgender laws in the world. Gay Montreal, in particular, has always been a bedrock of acceptance and cultural diversity, to the point where it has developed the largest gay village in North America, and hosts many gay events throughout the year. Here are our 5 interesting gay facts about Montreal, celebrating its evolution as a haven for the LGBTQ community in North America.

Le Village Gai: Montreal’s huge gaybourhood

Montreal’s gaybourhood, otherwise known as Le Village Gai or just The Village is famous for being the largest gay neighbourhood in North America. It’s literally an entire district of the city, officially recognised in tourist city maps and searchable in social media location tags.

This is the heart of the city’s LGBTQ community, based along the mile long Saint Catherine street, bordered by St Hubert Street to the west, De Lorimier Avenue to the east, Sherbrooke Street to the north and René Lévesque Boulevard to the south.

The Gay Village dates back to the 1980s when it used to be a poor working-class neighbourhood. It was first occupied by gay and lesbian businesses after they were forced out from downtown Montreal. Over the years, the area gentrified massively to become the pink bubble of fun it is today.

During May-September, St Catherine Street is closed to cars, allowing the cafes, bars and restaurants to spill out onto the pavements to create outdoor terraces, giving the village the exciting buzzy atmosphere we love about it. It also has a rainbow crossing to mark its starting point. You can read more in our gay guide to Montreal.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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New in Gay Calgary – Passport Magazine

Author: , October 27th, 2017

Gay Calgary - pixabay

Music is liquid architecture,” wrote Goethe. “Architecture is frozen music.” It’s a pithy, oft-quoted turn of phrase that makes intuitive sense. One needn’t read music, let alone study architecture, to understand that rhythm, structure, harmony, and precise detail amid sweeping grandeur are common elements of the two artforms.

Another common factor: unlike paintings and literature, which are largely passive, requiring us to approach their frames, to open their covers, music and architecture reach out in our direction, playing inevitable parts in our daily lives.

Until last year, North America had no major music museum with a building befitting its subject. Then came the opening of the spectacular and stirring Studio Bell, home of Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta (850 4th St. SE. Tel: 403-543-5115. www.studiobell.ca). It’s a deeply satisfying building to explore, seeming to unfold around you as you move through it. Like the best symphonies, it is at once majestically scaled and compellingly intimate.

What did we have before this? Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is, to me, Pei’s knock-off of his own Louvre Pyramid; it looks like an award-ceremony trophy, with none of music’s emotional resonance.

And while it might be argued that the Seattle edifice originally built as the Experience Music Project, Frank Gehry’s most garish major building, resembles a frozen chunk of 1970’s Moog synthesizer sounds, the design is untethered to any coherent vision. With no essential change to its appearance, the building was rechristened last year as the Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP) and now houses a hodgepodge collection “spanning science fiction, fantasy, horror, fashion, sports, and video games.” Studio Bell is on another plane altogether.

By Jim Gladstone – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Canada Pride Vlog – Nomadic Boys

Author: , September 28th, 2017

Canada Pride

Canada hosted its first ever national pride in 2017 in Montreal and we were lucky to be there to soak it all up.

There were world famous drag queens, super sexy boys, incredible outfits and more.

Watch our latest vlog about it right here, and please remember to subscribe.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Transgender Crosswalk Hits the Streets of Calgary

Author: , September 17th, 2017

Transgender Crosswalk - Calgary

Two new crosswalks have appeared in Calgary in time for pride, one rainbow and one with the transgender pride colors.

It is the first time that the city has painted a trans pride crosswalk, and becomes the third Canadian city to do so, after after Whitehorse and Lethbridge. The one in Lethbridge is the first permanent transgender crosswalk.

The crosswalks in Calgary can be found at 4 St. and 17 Ave. S.W.

“It’s quite a positive and supportive statement for our city to have that done,” Jason Kingsley, president and executive producer of Calgary Pride, said.

By Jeff Taylor – Full Story at LGBTQ Nation

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Richmond for Foodies – Passport Magazine

Author: , September 8th, 2017

Richmond for Foodies

The camera eats first!” insisted the alpha-teen at the table next to me when a waitress arrived and lifted the lid from a bamboo basket of steaming shrimp dumplings, confettied with fragrant green snippets of chive.

Forty fiercely painted fingernails reluctantly reversed direction and withdrew as their queen bee moved her iPhone to catch just the right angle, sliding water glasses and cutlery out of view to frame the impend- ing tastiness just-so. “Come on,” com- plained one of her gaggle, “I’m hungry!”

Richmond, British Columbia, on Lulu Island, is the only place in the world where the visitors’ bureau has officially adapted “The camera eats first” as a tourism slogan, urging locals and out-of-towners alike to flood blogs and social media with mouthwatering imagery.

Success was pretty much guaranteed from the get-go. With the largest Asian population in North America and over 800 restaurants, Richmond provides easy access to a world of alluring, sometimes unfamiliar foods for American travelers without the time, budget, or adventurous- ness to manage trans-pacific travel.

Many gay travelers have been to Richmond without even knowing it. If you’ve ever flown into Vancouver, one of Canada’s most popular LGBT destinations, you actually landed in Richmond, where the “Vancouver” International Airport is located. Just a 30-minute car or public train ride from central Vancouver, its a must-do on any Vancity vacation. And if you’re a culinary adventurer, Richmond easily merits a dedicated long weekend trip of its own. Richmond is ready for its close-up, Mr. Delicious.

By Jim Gladstone – Full Story at Passport

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West End Guest House – Gay Vancouver Guesthouse

Author: , July 20th, 2017

West End Guest House

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

Come see us at the West End Guest House in Vancouver’s vibrant, gay friendly West End District – sandwiched between Downtown and Stanley Park.

From our front porch, a short walk will take you to the great shopping on Robson Street (the Beverly Hills of Vancouver), a tandem bike ride around the seawall, or to the gay bars and businesses along Davie Street.

The West End Guest House is also close to the cruise ship terminal.

We’ve had guests from around the world – they come here to experience Vancouver’s famous hospitality. We also enjoy haveing Corporate or Convention guests, Special Occasions (gay/lesbian weddings for small groups or weekend meetings).

Tourists visiting Vancouver for the first time, or the tenth, and Cruise Ship passengers wishing explore the city for a short time before or after their cruise will find the highlights of Vancouver at our door step.

The West End Guest House was originally built in 1906, and our Vancouver bed and breakfast has been renovated with many modern conveniences. The original builders were the owners of Edwards Brothers Photo Supplies in Vancouver, and Vancouver’s early years are chronicled in the Edwards Brothers photographs throughout our rooms.

Our old-world setting is completed with overstuffed parlour furniture and a Belgian-made mahogany dining suite, circa 1920. Other memorabilia and antiques are found throughout this popular Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Looking for the perfect place to stay in the heart of Vancouver? Come stay with us at the West End Guesthouse!

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Water Sprite Bed and Breakfast – Gay Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B&B

Author: , July 19th, 2017

Water Sprite Bed and Breakfast

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

The Water Sprite Bed and Breakfast is located in Lunenburg Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within a few minutes walk, you will find numerous restaurants, boutique shopping and amazing galleries.

Just a stones throw away, Lunenburg harbour, a shelter from the North Atlantic Ocean offering refuge to fishing schooners, scallop trawlers and a fleet of sailboats. Go whale watching, rent a kayak, deep sea fishing or have a sail aboard the famous Bluenose racing schooner.

After a busy day, the Water Sprite awaits your arrival. You can choose from two suites.

THE MAINSAIL SUITE is located oceanside of the house. It has:

  • a king bed
  • beautiful 400+ thread count cotton sheets
  • a 50 inch flat screen TV with full cable and Netflix
  • Fibre optic high speed internet service is complimentary
  • the ensuite bath has a contemporary clawfoot soaker tub where you can lay back and watch sailboats as they enter the harbour

From your room you have your own private balcony where you will find two andirondack chairs waiting for you to sit and enjoy the unobstructed panoramic view of Lunenburg Harbour. A breathtaking sight. We even provide wool blankets should you want to sit out a little longer when the evening cools down.

THE STAYSAIL SUITE is two full size bedrooms with a shared connecting bath that is exclusively for your use. Each room is furnished with:

  • a queen size bed offering you a great nights sleep
  • a 33 inch flat screen in each room with full cable and netflix included
  • fibre optic high speed internet here as well.

All our guests are welcome to use the library, the living room space as well as the covered deck over looking the harbour.

All day treats and refreshments are complimentary and available 24/7.

If you can get out of that comfy bed, a multi-course home made hot breakfast is prepared for you at your convenience. You won’t want to miss that!

We are located on the Southern Shore of Nova Scotia and approximately one hour from Halifax. Be sure to take the Light House Route on your way so you get to see all the coastline has to offer.

We look forward to your visit.

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Albion Manor B&B – Victoria, British Columbia

Author: , June 10th, 2017

Albion Manor B&B

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

Welcome to Albion Manor B&B – Victoria’s Victorian Jewel. We want your stay at Albion Manor to be the crowning touch to your stay in charming Victoria.

Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast is ideally located just 5 minutes from the Clipper, Victoria Express and Port Angeles Ferries, the ocean, downtown and Victoria’s major attractions and shopping.

Albion Manor B&B is surrounded by a beautiful, private garden, and features spectacular architectural details both inside and out.

Enjoy modern bathrooms (some with Jacuzzi tubs), private entrances, fireplaces, balconies and patios all in a superb heritage building tastefully decorated with antique furnishings.

Or relax on the covered veranda, in the Peacock Sitting Room or the garden after your gourmet breakfast at Albion Manor.

Coming to Vancouver Island for your next vacation? Stay with us at Albion Manor in the heart of Victoria.

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King George Inn – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

Author: , May 26th, 2017

King George Inn

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

Travel back to Nova Scotia’s storied past at King George Inn Bed & Breakfast – originally built in 1868, our home is entirely furnished in wonderful, age-appropriate antique furniture.

Our B&B inn is a Registered Heritage Property, and has large, sunny guest rooms, private bathrooms, twelve ft ceilings, carved moldings, original leaded glass, fireplaces, gorgeous parquet floors, and Faith’s famous Nova Scotia hospitality.

Kin Gerorge Inn has a great location in Annapolis Royal – we’re an easy walk to all the main sights and attractions in the National Historic District.

Our inn features an antique-furnished parlour and 2 dining rooms, a grandstaircase in our main hall, and a Square Grand Piano in our larger dining room.

We offer 8 guest rooms, each furnished in beautiful oak or painted Victorian nineteenth century bedroom sets, complete with commodes, bowls & pitchers, Gone-With-The-Wind lamps, comfortable rocking chairs, oriental rugs, and artwork. Each room is also furnished with antiques, hand-made quilts, color TV, coffee maker, wine glasses, and a/c.

We have bikes available for guest use, or hang around at the inn and relax on our lawn swings, or take a picnic lunch out to our rolling back lawn. There are also a number of great outdoor activities available in the Annapolis Royal area, including whale watching, golf, and deep sea fishing – we can make reservations for you for any of these activities. There are also tennis courts and swimming facilities close by.

Our accommodations are non-smoking and scent-free. We both speak English and French.

Come visit us in Nova Scotia at the King George Inn.

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