Must See Fall Foliage Getaways – Gaycation Magazine

Author: , September 17th, 2014

It is not too late for travelers to book their fall getaway and see autumn in its full glory. Here are HomeAway’s top places across the U.S. to take in this season’s best fall foliage with stays at vacation rentals ideally located near state parks known for their vibrant color displays.

Owls Head Village Post Office


New England is one of the best-known regions for dazzling foliage displays set amid bucolic backdrops.
Peak time: Late September to Mid-October

Maine – Travel from Rockland to Augusta up Route 17 for the best views.
Stay:  Owls Head Village Post Office (converted)
Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $140 nightly

Luxurious Historic Barn

Vermont  Take routes 100, 107, 12 and 106 through Gaysville, Barnard, Woodstock and Ludlow to see the dazzling display.
Stay: Luxurious Historic Barn
Sleeps 8 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $200 nightly

NOTE:  This is an excerpt from the original post found at Gaycation Magazine – Must See Fall Foliage Getaways.


Oceanfront Getaways for the Summer

Author: , July 31st, 2013

Tybee Island, Georgia - Google Maps

from Google Maps

Looking for a gay friendly beachfront getaway this summer? The Dallas Voice has some options:

Tybee Island, Georgia: Every bit as quirky, laid-back and personable as nearby historic Savannah, just a 20-minute drive inland, Tybee Island ( is one of Georgia’s famed barrier islands, an idyllic locale for beach-bumming, fishing or boating. In May 2013, this colorful beachside community hosted its first Tybee Gay Days, a weekend of parties and events that organizers plan as an annual gathering.

Camden and Rockland, Maine: To experience a ruggedly scenic part of New England, a two-hour drive north of Portland, Maine, lies the historic seaside communities along western Penobscot Bay, including Rockland and Camden. Maine’s Mid-Coast is a place for quiet vacations, ideal if you’re a hiker, photographer, fisherman or sailor. ( Camden is home to a fleet of Windjammer sailing ships, which can be booked not only on multiple-day excursions throughout the region but also for afternoon jaunts along Penobscot Bay.

Hit the link above for more details.

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Summer Beach Getaways – Homer and Mendocino

Author: , July 14th, 2013

Andrew Collins over at the Dallas Voice clues us into a few less-traveled beach destinations for your summertime getaway:

Homer, Alaska: You may not think of Alaska when you’re planning a beach vacation, but the offbeat fishing town of Homer ( is an endearingly funky and gay-friendly coastal getaway popular both with residents and visitors to the Last Frontier. On the Kenai Peninsula and reached from Anchorage either by a stunning 220-mile drive or an easy 40-minute flight, the town is situated at the mouth of Kachemak Bay and affords dramatic views of the glacier-capped Kenai Mountains.

Mendocino, California: Among the many jewels of the rugged California coastline, the beautiful little town of Mendocino ( stands out for its rugged sea cliffs, charming New England-inspired cottages and serene seclusion. The town is just 150 miles up the coast from San Francisco, and 80 miles via the lovely Anderson Valley from the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country.

For more details on both locations, hit the link above.

Click here for gay travel resources in Alaska.

Click here for gay travel resources on California’s Northern Coast.