Cheyenne Parker from Ex On The Beach Is Ready To Fire Up Puerto Vallarta

Cheyenne Parker, American TV reality star from Ex On The Beach is ready to fire Up Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He tells GAYPV Puerto Vallarta Gay Magazine and Travel Guide “I have been frequenting Puerto Vallarta for about 12 years now, and each time I come here, I fall more in love. Recently, I decided to move here and start a new luxury concierge business, Leisure In Life.”

Why did you chose Puerto Vallarta? What do you think is PV’s strengths versus other major gay cities, like Mykonos, Barcelona?

Compared to other travel destinations globally, I find that Puerto Vallarta provides an excellent level of customer service and luxury options that, unlike Mykonos or Barcelona, won’t break the bank. The concept of my new business here in Vallarta is simply to elevate and create unique experiences that people are not used to encountering anywhere in Mexico. Leisure In Life is a luxury concierge that offers white-glove service at low Mexican prices. Affordable and luxury don’t typically go together, but we have mastered a way to share it with travelers of all budgets.

See the full Cheyenne Parker interview with GAYPV Magazine here.

Gay Maspalomas, Canary Islands – wolfyy

gay maspalomas

The Canary Islands are a fantastic destination for gay travelers, especially once the bustling summer tourism season slows down in mainland Europe. Maspalomas is known for being a completely gay resort town in Gran Canaria, the largest of the Canary Islands. Full of outgoing, friendly guys, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time.

What’s so special about the Canary Islands? Well, other than breathtaking landscapes (check out the Maspalomas Dunes), summer never really ends here in the Canaries. Spain’s southernmost territory, they’re just off Africa’s Western Sahara coast! With so much warm weather to spare, Maspalomas actually hosts two gay pride festivals every year.

Before summer even begins, Maspalomas hosts their first pride of the year, typically in May. As November rolls around, travelers ditch the cold weather up north for sunny dance parties at Maspalomas Winter Pride. I had an absolute blast dancing at the enormous Yumbo Centre. I made dozens of international friends through the week, many of whom I’ve planned more travel with!

gay maspalomas winter pride

Maspalomas Gay Events & Hotels

Gran Canaria has way more to offer than just gay pride weeks. There’s a bunch of other gay event weeks to choose from. Summer Fiesta, Bear Carnival and Festish Week Maspalomas are just a few. What makes these events even more special though, is how conveniently close most Maspalomas hotels are to the main events. It’s easy to find a hotel or resort in the center of the action. Having everything within arm’s reach makes a party-filled vacation so much more relaxing.

Gay hotels in Maspalomas are pretty easy to find, but there are definitely a few crowd favorites. Especially if you want to have convenient access to the main event locations on foot, you might want to consider booking in a certain part of town. I’ll give you all the details about where to stay based on your personal preferences and preferred vibe!

Full Maspalomas Gay Travel Guide on wolfyy – by Louis Lafata

Gay Canary Islands Resources

Gay Lebanon – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Lebanon - The Nomadic Boys

Exquisite food, impressive UNESCO sites, crazy nightlife and some of the most handsome guys to walk this planet…on the face of it, Lebanon is a gay man’s wet dream right?
In some ways, it sure is! By Middle Eastern Arab standards, Lebanon is often regarded as a very liberal and progressive place. There’s even a vibrant gay scene in Beirut. We certainly rate Lebanon as one of the most gay friendly countries in the Arab world.

BUT: this is by Middle Eastern standards!

The Middle East is one part of the world where being openly gay can get you into a great deal of trouble (Israel, a gay paradise, being the sole exception). For example, in say, Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Iran it’s a straight-up capital punishment. In places like Lebanon, Dubai or Abu Dhabi, being gay is very much an arrestable offence that can get you a prison sentence, a fine and deportation.

The purpose of this article is to describe our experience of travelling in Lebanon as a gay couple, present a balanced perspective and give advice for LGBTQ travellers who want to explore it. It is a stunning country, one that you won’t regret visiting…but this is still very much an Arab country where being gay is against the law. You will need to go back into the closet, avoid all PDAs, set all your social media to private and never post anything gay related online before or during your trip.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Christopher’s by the Bay – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Christopher's by the Bay - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts

On northern edge of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod, between sea and sand, you’ll find Provincetown – a vibrant, gay friendly New England village. Provincetown is a unique, lovely place, with the warm sands of Race Point and the shimmering reflection of autumn sunsets over Provincetown Bay.

Christopher’s by the Bay, a Provincetown bed and breakfast, is in the heart of this historic Atlantic harbor town, in a beautiful mid-nineteenth century home on a quiet street.

We’re close to everything – get out and explore the east end art galleries, or take the short bike ride to Herring Cove beach. Or stay in and relax with a good book in our quiet, beautiful garden.

Our house has a long history. It has been home to school teachers, artists, fishermen and sea captains. Many of Provincetown’s records were destroyed in a fire in the 1920’s, but more recent records show that it has been an inn since the ’70’s. It was originally called the Swanberry Inn, then Carpe Diem. The Inn has had the current name, Christopher’s by the Bay, since 1999.

See the Christopher’s by the Bay Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Provincetown Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

La Martellina B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

La Martellina B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

FORMER MILL, ROMANTIC, NEAR FLORENCE

La Martellina B&B is a romantic Tuscan B&B in an ancient 13th century mill, just five kilometers from Florence.

Spend a quiet day at our historic thirteenth century mill on the banks of the Arno, with background murmur of the river whispering in your ears! Located near a small Italian village, we are completely surrounded by green countryside.

A lovely garden and a hearty breakfast awaits you in the morning. You’ll enjoy a pleasant stay with us, a break from your normal life in the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. Take a dip in our lovely small swimming pool after a busy day visiting monuments and museums.

We offer four rooms, with bathrooms and a common hall in a wing completely reserved for guests. Each guest room is decorated with carefully selected furniture and furnishings to accentuate its unique character. The rooms come with a refrigerator and television (with satellite-dish TV).

The B&B is an ideal home base for visiting Florence and Tuscany, and a great starting point for hiking, walking and cycling in the Florentine countryside. We’re also just a short walk (200 meters) away from two excellent restaurants, a bar, a pharmacy and various other local shops, in addition to the movies.

See the La Martellina B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Tuscany Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Burch Street Casitas Hotel – Gay Friendly Cottage in Taos, New Mexico

Burch Street Casitas

TAOS VACATION RENTAL CASITAS NEAR PLAZA

Burch Street Casitas was built in 2005, and offers a convenient in-town Taos location – walk to everything, from the Historic Taos Plaza to the Kit Carson Museum.

Our Taos vacation rental cottages offer the ideal New Mexico vacation rental.

At Burch Street Casitas, we offer four cozy 550 square foot casitas, offering beautiful southwestern style architecture in a private setting. We’ll supply everything you’ll need but the food!

Our Taos Casitas are in the heart of “Canyon”, an historic Taos neighborhood just a mile and a half from Carson National Forest. The area is well-known for its great outdoor activities – hiking, biking, and fishing.

See the Burch Street Casitas Hotel Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Taos Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Lesbian Ljubljana – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Ljubljana - Our Taste for Life

1 Day in lesbian Ljubljana might not seem like much time when, in fact, it’s quite enough to get acquainted with the city. And to help you make the very most of your time, I’ve put together the best 1 Day Ljubljana Itinerary. We recently spent just over 24 hours in Ljubljana, so we can share what we got up to, and what we consider to be the best places to visit in Ljubljana in a day. We cover all of the Ljubljana hotspots, where to eat, sleep, and party, as well as all of our top tips, to ensure you have the best possible time exploring the city.

It’s impossible to skip past Ljubljana when planning a trip to Slovenia. The capital serves as a gateway to Lake Bled, Triglav National Park, and other areas of the country. We knew very little about the city before our recent visit, but were thankful we took some time to look around. What we discovered didn’t feel like a city at all. Instead, Ljubljana (pronounced loob-yah-nah) appears like a whimsical little town. Legends of heroes and dragons add to its charm, and you can’t help but feel you’ve stepped into a make-believe children’s book.

Ljubljana is a small and compact city, but it has a lot to offer. On the one hand, you have beautiful architecture and charming cobbled streets. On the other, a more alternative side with its street art, cool restaurants, and quirky cafes. You can easily cover the main attractions in one day; however, if you find yourself with more time to spare, it won’t be wasted. We could never tire of relaxing days alongside the Ljubljanica River drinking coffee and immersing in the laidback vibe of the city.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Slovenia Gay Travel Resources

Paraiso de los Angeles – Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico

Paraiso de los Angeles - Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico

OAXACA OCEAN VILLAS & POOL

Welcome to El Paraiso de los Angeles, an exclusive set of oceanfront vacation rental villas on Oaxaca’ pacific coast in Mexico. Rent a house with a fantastic ocean view and a pool surrounded by natural beauty.

Our Oaxaca vacation villas are just 70 kilometers East of Puerto Escondido, a popular surfing beach, and close to the villages of Puerto Angel, Mazunte and Zipolite, a gay friendly spot known for its unique “clothing-optional beach” in Mexico.

You’ll enjoy spectacular sea views from one of our four villas – from the terrace or from the infinity pool. You can watch turtles, whales or dolphins, depending on the season.

Our oceanfront Mexican villas are far from Mexico’s major tourist destinations. If crowded pools, lobby’s and the “tourist bubble” are not your idea of an escape then El Paraiso de los Angeles might be the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.

El Paraiso de los Angeles provides a stunning combination of modern beach holiday and immersion in nature: hear the waves crashing against the shore all day and see dolphins and whales jumping in the sea at the right time of year.

See the Paraiso de los Angeles Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Oaxaca Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Casa De Los Arcos – Gay Friendly Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Casa De Los Arcos - Gay Friendly Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

OVERLOOKING THE BAY AND OLD TOWN PV

Welcome to Casa de los Arcos, a gay friendly vacation villa in Purto Vallarta that has been in operation since the late 1980’s. Susan has been your host since 1994, and the property has been rated # 1 on Trip Advisor for Specialty Lodging.

Casa de los Arcos is a magical escape where you can get away from the stress of your everyday life and relax surrounded by the sounds of rustling trees, waterfalls, and soft Pacific Ocean breezes. Our Banderas Bay and Vallarta views are spectacular, whether seen from your private terrace, or on one of the terraces in our tropical gardens. Casa de los Arcos blends the charms of old Mexico with modern comforts, and isbright with color and sunshine.

We’re also just a short walk away from the beach or downtown.

Enjoy this PVR villa with a group of friends or family by renting the whole property, or just rent one of our four “casas” for yourself. The design of the villa provides absolute privacy in your suite, but we also offer large common areas if you rent the entire villa.

See the Casa de Los Arcos Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Puerto Vallarta Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Madrid Gay Shopping – The Globetrotter Guys

Addicted & ES Madrid

When it comes to gay shops in Madrid, the majority are focused on clothing and apparel showcasing some of the best gay clothing brands around such as Addicted and ES Collection.

Madrid’s gay scene is unapologetically sexualised, so it’s no surprise that these shops reflect that scene. The list gay shops in Madrid below focuses on shops found in the gay area of Madrid, Chueca. This is also where you will find the majority of the gay bars and clubs in Madrid.

It is definitely worth checking out these gay shops and picking up some new gear when visiting Madrid, we don’t have many of these shops on offer at home in the UK!

Gay Shops in Madrid

One of our favourite brands for swimwear, Addicted and ES Collection are both high quality Spanish brands. The shops sells everything from underwear, to swimwear, t-shirts, vests/tanks, shorts, jeans, sports gear and Addicted now also has a fetish collection.

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

Madrid Gay Travel Resources