The Amazing Mojave Preserve – Free Wheel Drive

Author: , June 20th, 2018

Mojave Reserve

We had only planned on spending one night in the Mojave Preserve on our way to Death Valley, but we were blown away at how cool this place is so we decided to stay for three days and skip Death Valley. We hadn’t done any research on this place, so we didn’t have a clue. Luckily Camrin just happened to see a photo on Instagram from the preserve and we realized there might be something to this place.

We camped in an amazing spot surrounded by the highest concentration of Joshua Trees in the world and those cool boulder formations. We practically had the place to ourselves. The sunsets were amazing, we hiked through a slot canyon, and took time to enjoy our surroundings.

We felt so lucky to stop here. We almost passed it up so its a lesson to us to do more research on those off the radar places.

By Laura Dierbeck – Full Story at Free Wheel Drive

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Santiago Resort – Gay Palm Springs Resort

Author: , June 16th, 2017

Santiago Resort

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

Santiago Resort is a luxury boutique hotel in Palm Springs where men come to hit pause, be spoiled, and rediscover the bliss of completely giving in to the moment.

Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the cantina. The wealth of amenities includes the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, clean spacious remodeled rooms with either poolside or mountain views.

Santiago is conveniently located 1.5 miles from Downtown Palm Springs.

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Palm Springs Private Home – Palm Springs, California

Author: , May 22nd, 2017

Palm Springs Private Home

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

Palm Springs Private Home is located on a quiet cul de sac.

It has two bedrooms, master has a king with ensuite, and the second has a queen bed. There is a study with pull out queen sofa complete with fax and copy machine and house wide wifi and free calling long distance Canada and USA.

The living room has a smart tv with satellite service. The dining room seats 8. The kitchen is completely set up for home dining.

The patio set seats 4 and has a gas bbq. The salt water pool also has a spa. There is an adjoining casita with two bedrooms and two bathrooms but we would like to rent the house on its own.

If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Palm Springs, visit us at the Palm Springs Private Home.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Pearson’s Orange County B&B, Buena Park, California

Author: , July 25th, 2015

Pearson's Orange County B&B

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Welcome to my home. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac about eight miles north of Disneyland and 12 miles from Huntington Beach (“Surf City USA”), my home is immaculate and beautifully landscaped. The Arts & Crafts-style decor includes original art by Erte, R. C. Gorman, and many of my own photographs taken in Yosemite National Park, Canada, New England, and Scotland. Speaking of Scotland, the primary sleeping room (there are two) is Scottish themed and the downstairs hospitality room is decorated in the style of an Edinburgh pub.

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Gay Travel Tips for Southern California This Summer

Author: , May 22nd, 2013

DisneyThe summer season is in full swing and as the sun shines brighter and the days last longer, it can be pretty tough to stay focused in the office. The best remedy for a wandering mind is planning a vacation. Taking time to adventure and seek out untraveled destinations is what makes life so exciting, and since the summer opens a variety of opportunities for travel, we are going to help pave a path throughout the Golden State to some of the most LGBT friendly destinations.

If you live in a colder climate, seeking out warm beaches and tropical weather is an absolute must, and there is no better place to let your mind wander than the beautiful cost of Southern California. Lined with beautiful beaches, wonderful sights and a plethora of activities, we are going to help you set sail on what hopes to be a memorable West Coast adventure.

Be Part of The Change – Pride Parade

Depending on what dates you plan on taking flight or hitting the road, the middle of July serves as one of the most exciting weekends in San Diego for the LGBT community. From July 12th-14th the streets of downtown San Diego will be home to one of the biggest and most sensational gay pride events in the world.

The Pride Parade is an event purposed around spreading awareness and fostering pride and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, globally, nationally and locally. The weekend itself attracts over 200,000 cheering spectators as the city becomes alive with supporting visitors, non-profit programs and wonderful events at local night-clubs and restaurants. Proven to be one of the most inspiring and worthwhile weekends on the LGBT calendar, planning your vacation around this event is a definite must.

Unleash Your Inner Child – Disneyland & SeaWorld

We all know there is no age limit on fun, so when you find yourself ready to feel like a child again we have the perfect adventures for you. Disneyland, located just minutes outside Los Angeles is the perfect place to fill your day with laughter, smiles and your favorite Disney characters. Whether you’re into riding the rollercoasters or diving deep into the realm of imagination, the land of bliss and adventure has it all. If you think one day just isn’t enough, CityPASS is now offering a 3-day Disneyland Pass, so you can it all in, without missing any of the magic.

If you find yourself closer to San Diego’s southern side, SeaWorld offers the perfect setting for you to let loose. Hot weather calls for s refreshing change of page and an oceanic atmosphere, complete with exciting an animals and underwater creatures. Educational exhibits and the chance to swim with dolphins, play with penguins and observe some of the most diverse aquatic wildlife on the planet make for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. When you feel the need to do something not-so-grown-up, purchase a SeaWorld San Diego ticket and hang out with Shamu.

Comic-Con 2013

After you have gotten in touch with your inner child experiencing the wonders of Disneyland and SeaWorld, squeeze in some time to give your superhero alter ego a chance to play at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. There is no better place to mingle with fellow comic book lovers and sit on a number of panels for upcoming movies or creator chats devoted to a number of hot topics in the comic book industry.

During the week of July 21-24, the streets of downtown San Diego become something of a feature film with scattered superhero wannabe’s and comic legends; the city becomes alive with all things comics. The three day festival is full of special guest appearances, comic creators, films, and a weekend dedicated to the appreciation of comics and related popular art. You’ll be able to attend events and conventions that will further your knowledge of the comic world and all the producers, publishers and super-hero’s that make it so special.

There is no better place to expose your love for Batman, Spiderman, Marvel, and Wonder Woman than Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego. During the weekend of July 21-24 the streets of Downtown San Diego become something of a feature film with scattered superhero wannabe’s and Comic legends; the city becomes alive with all things comics.

The three day festival is full of special guest appearances, comic creators, films, and a weekend dedicated to creating appreciation for comics and related popular art. You will have the capacity to attend events and conventions that will further your knowledge of the comic world and all the producers, publishers and super-hero’s that make it so special.

Considering the current crop of prominent LGBT superheroes making waves within the ranks of Marvel and DC, you can make a splash by getting dressed up for Comic-Con to represent some of your favorites. Dust off that Bat-woman costume or put together an Alan Scott-inspires Green Lantern to revel among fellow comic geeks.

The city by the sea offers all types of fun, so be sure to couple your west coast adventure with some of the aforementioned events or attractions. Now all you need to do is free up your schedule, book your ticket, hop aboard the plan, kick the car into start and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds that San Diego and Southern California has to offer.

CA: Winter Camping in the Desert

Author: , January 19th, 2012

Gay Travel - Camping in the Southern California DesertsIn spring and fall, desert camping attracts thousands of tourists in Southern California. Joshua trees curve up out of the dry ground like spiky sculptures, and Mojave rattlesnakes sunbathe on rocks. Temperatures can peak into the triple digits.

In the winter, though, as temperatures drop down to freezing at night, travelers can find great beauty in desert campgrounds, from Joshua Tree National Park, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 90 miles northeast of San Diego.

Wildflowers start blooming in late February in Anza-Borrego, and snow touches down in Joshua Tree. The air remains crisp, the sky blue. Campgrounds tend to be much less crowded. Bring down sleeping bags to ward off the chill. Winter desert camping can be cold at night.

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Los Angeles

Author: , August 26th, 2011

Gay Los AngelesTo put it simply, I have a love/hate relationship with Los Angeles. The fast-paced mentality and lifestyle is a bit more than I can handle, although it is definitely fun to visit.

I especially love bringing people who have never been to L.A. to experience the glitz and glamour of La La Land. I mean, who can resist seeing the Hollywood sign in person- even if it is through a thick wall of grey smog?! And the stars on Hollywood Boulevard? Come on. That’s priceless.

My most recent summertime visit to this crazy SoCal city definitely exceeded my expectations. I had some great food, artsy cultural experiences only a city could provide, and even got to deal with some major diva attitude. I must say, it’s a small price to pay for a fabulous time in this not-so-angelic city.

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