Gay Accommodations: Agriturismo Il Segreto di Pietrafitta, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

Author: , January 13th, 2016

Agriturismo Il Segreto di Pietrafitta

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Il Segreto di Pietrafitta is an elegant structure that rises on the gates of San Gimignano, the most famous medieval town in Tuscany. The origins of the structure are quite ancient, and many historical figures have slept within its walls. The Agriturismo is located on a dominant position, facing towards the magnificent town of San Gimignano. From here you’ll be able to easily reach Florence, Siena, and the Chianti region. There are also many wonderful small medieval towns to visit nearby, such as Volterra, Certaldo, Monteriggioni, and many others.

The structure offers 9 very comfortable rooms, meticulously decorated from local craftsmen, including floors covered with Cotto (typical Tuscan clay bricks), and wooden beams on the ceilings. No small details are left unnoticed here at Il Segreto di Pietrafitta!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Jenna’s River B&B, Panajachel, Guatemala

Author: , August 20th, 2015

Jenna's River B&B

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Jenna’s B&B aims to be your home away from home. The small town of Panajachel is a mile above sea level on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala! Although we are in a quiet location we are still close to restaurants, and docks from which to take the water taxies and explore the Mayan villages around the lake.

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What I’ve Learned Studying Spanish in Seville

Author: , January 27th, 2014

Plaza Nueva, Seville, Spain - Adam GroffmanIt’s Monday! Which means I’m starting my third week of Spanish lessons at the Clic Language School in Seville. I’m currently enrolled in a 4-week course so this is my mid-point. I thought I’d take a little bit of time to reflect on my time so far in Seville, on my language course, on my efforts at learning and what it all means.

If you’ve been reading my daily travel diary (basically: my Tumblr blog called My Spanish Story), then you’ve probably seen that I’ve been busy having a good time here. I’m pretty happy to be learning Spanish in Seville because the winter here is mild to say the least! Sunday was 21*C (that’s 70*F) and the sun was out all weekend. I haven’t seen this much sunshine during winter since…I don’t know when!

A bit of winter sun just means that it’s easier to be outside exploring my temporary home. And because the Sevillianos here have been so friendly, it’s not so hard to meet people. There are two weekly Couchsurfing meetups in Seville and they’re really active groups. I’ve met some truly fantastic people in Seville which is going to make it all the more difficult to leave in a few weeks’ time.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Then I Went to Spain…

Author: , January 20th, 2014

Seville, Spain - Adam GroffmanHola amigos! I’m in Spain 🙂

If you remember from my list of goals for this year, learning Spanish is up near the top. So just before my birthday I started making plans to attend a language course in Spain. I felt a bit funny sitting in my apartment in Berlin and planning a solid month away on the other side of Europe. To learn Spanish. (When I very obviously should have been spending my time learning German…but hey, the heart wants what the heart wants.)

But really…I’ve lost a bit of my motivation for learning German. Maybe it was the onset of winter (even if the weather had been mild, the skies have been dark). Maybe it was my stagnant learning (thanks to way too many travels around Europe in the fall). Maybe I just needed a break from Berlin. And so, to reinvigorate myself, to get back into the habit of learning a language, and frankly, to just escape the Berlin winter, I booked myself a flight from Berlin to Seville. And then…here I am!

Why Seville?

When I decided to learn Spanish (more than just the occasional Duolingo session), I had a few options for Spanish cities good for studying. Madrid, my favorite city in Spain (and one of my top 3 favorite cities in all of Europe) would’ve been my first choice….but Madrid in winter? No thanks!

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Gay Group Stonewall Publishes Fliers for LGBT Tourists in the UK

Author: , July 2nd, 2012

Stonewall Gay Travel Guide to the UKGay rights charity Stonewall has launched a series of multilingual leaflets designed to promote gay freedoms in Britain to foreign visitors.

The polyglot range will advise gay visitors of the legal protections available to them and what to do if they run into difficulties in the UK.

‘You’re Welcome!’ will be available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Polish.

Full Story from Pink News

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American Airlines Adds Spanish, Portuguese to Gay Portal Site

Author: , April 14th, 2012

American Airlines PortalAmerican Airlines today announced that its popular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Web portal, www.AA.com/Rainbow, now welcomes travelers in two additional languages – Portuguese and Spanish.

In 2006, American Airlines was among the world’s first airlines to design an innovative LGBT website to reach out to travel-savvy and loyal LGBT travelers.

The added languages are intended to connect American with more of its customers throughout the Western Hemisphere and beyond. All three language choices offered are at the top of the page, and travelers simply choose their language preference to access it.

Full Story from Dominican Today

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