Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages – Galena Gay Bed & Breakfast

Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages - Galena Gay Bed and Breakfast


We invite you to relax, restore and explore Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, a nature lover’s Bed, and Breakfast. Located just a fifteen-minute drive east of Historic Galena, IL.

At our adults only Galena gay bed & breakfast, you can walk our 10 secluded acres. Our mile-long walking trail takes you past our pond, through our meadows and pine forest, and past our historic barns. At the garden barn, be sure to stop and check out our flock of laying chickens and heard of goats. When you are finished exploring, you can sit on one of our porch swings or in the gazebo and watch the birds, listen to the sounds of nature, and enjoy the fantastic sunsets over the valley.

At Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, we have three rooms in the main house and four private cottages. Each of the rooms has its own bathroom and a separate entrance from the deck. The rooms all feature a sitting area, small refrigerator, satellite tv, DVD player, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Our Galena gay bed and breakfast also features a sitting area with a view of the valley and an all-day beverage bar. 

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Gay Life in Nepal – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Life in Nepal - The Nomadic Boys

Our friend Tilak from Kathmandu tells us about gay life Nepal and how it was growing up here.

Gay Life in Nepal – The Shining Pink Beacon of South Asia.

When it comes to LGBTQ rights, Asia as a whole is notorious for being super conservative, especially across South Asia. Here, most countries have anti-LGBTQ+ laws in place (like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives), and one of them even has state execution on the cards – Afghanistan! Only India, Bhutan, and Nepal have thrown out and repealed their anti-gay laws. However, Nepal is the only one to have gone further and introduced a comprehensive set of anti-discrimination laws to protect its LGBTQ community.

This is why we rate Nepal as one of the most gay friendly countries in Asia. But as we said, this is one very conservative region of the world with much work to be done. Nepali society remains very conservative – many men end up leading double lives, marrying a woman to please the family, keeping their true nature hidden deep in the closet.

The Nepali gay community is evolving and growing more confident every year thanks in part to the amazing work of LGBTQ organisations like the Blue Diamond Society. In Kathmandu, we met local boy Tilak, who showed us the small gay scene in Thamel and told us more about gay life in Nepal. Whilst the country is very progressive on paper, and to foreigners, for the local LGBTQ community, Nepal is still very conservative, and for this reason, Tilak asked that we keep his identity anonymous.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Maitland Manor Bed & Breakfast – Olympic Peninsula Gay Friendly B&B

Maitland Manor Bed & Breakfast - Olympic Peninsula Gay Friendly B&B

Luxurious Olympic Peninsula Gay Friendly B&B

Google top rated bed and breakfast hotels in Port Angeles and Maitland Manor shows up at the top of the list. Opened in 2019 by Sydney and Alex, this Olympic Peninsula gay friendly B&B has quickly gained a 5-star reputation for upscale luxury, beds that will have you hitting snooze a few times, and especially their complimentary 3-course gourmet breakfast and house made baked goods. This place is a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts who also want to indulge their inner foodie. Journalist and travel reporter Katie Boer said, “breakfast was pure art!”

Located in a completely updated 1926 Tudor style home, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer called the inn “packed with character” for its juxtaposition of preserved historic architectural features with contemporary, clean lines and décor throughout. No doilies or fussy wallpaper in the place!

In fact, guest reviews often comment on the comfort and relaxed atmosphere of the suites, common areas, and gardens of the inn, while still feeling pampered and special. Some have called the experience “upscale cozy,” surrounded by luxury, but comfortable enough to kick off your shoes, put your feet up on the sofa, and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and a great book.

But our Olympic Peninsula gay friendly B&B’s in-town location may be one of the best reasons to stay here. Located just twelve blocks from the waterfront in the city of Port Angeles, you’ll be close to everything, with the added bonus of views of the Salish Sea and Hurricane Ridge.

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Lewis’ Priceless Experience – Everything To Sea

Traveling during Covid is surely not without its fair share of hiccups and hassles, unlike the old times where one could basically just pack up and go. Now, travelers need to come prepared with PCR test results, comply with country-based regulations, and have vaccine passports, among other requirements. “But I think the vaccine passport makes sense with all the vaccines being distributed across the world,” Lewis argued. 

“At this point, having experienced many variables during travel, I think the vaccine passport makes it much easier. Despite all the paperwork and the uncertainty of changes during the trip, it didn’t bother me that much. I’m more patient now. I’m more inclined to take this seriously, and less inclined to put my interest above everybody else’s. The overall trip made it more than worth coming to Indonesia.”

Beyond his traveling know-hows, Lewis’ positive attitude shines through, which he chalks up to his Southern background. “I think the three most important things when you’re on a trip are openness to others, patience, and acceptance of people,” he enthused. “It can’t just be about you, what you eat, where you stay, or things like that. It’s important to be willing to accept the less unpleasant parts of your journey for the benefit of other people in the area – and to see the world you’re in without judgment. That way, you’ll have a better chance at having a great trip.”

Read more at Everything To Sea.

Everything To Sea runs all-male, clothing-optional trips on traditional wooden yachts in the calm seas of Indonesia. As a travel operator, they specialize in excursions for men of all orientations, that center around freedom, camaraderie, and friendship. 

Since January 2019, Everything To Sea has been exploring natural environments and giving guys one-of-a-kind, life-changing experiences. Trips range from private journeys for individuals to small-group departures for up to 12 men. Their ships are also available for existing men’s groups, such as yoga or tantric communities, who are seeking unforgettable journeys.

Visiting Estes Park With Kids – 2TravelDads

Estes Park with kids - 2TravelDads

Colorado is full of all kinds of wonderful small towns, from old mining towns to ski villages, the prairie and the mountains. Our favorite Colorado mountain town is Estes Park. It’s cute, surrounded by epic landscapes and is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. We escaped the bustle of Denver for four days and have come up with our best activities for families planning to do in Estes Park with kids.

If you aren’t into lounging by the pool, this mountain town is going to be your new favorite getaway (and I know there are a few pools to lounge by there too). Check out our top things to do in this Colorado village.

Exploring Downtown Estes Park with Kids

In Washington State we have a great town called Leavenworth that’s really great to wander through and explore, and it’s done up in a Bavarian style which just adds to the fun. This place is a little like that in that it’s been built and designed to echo some of the picturesque mountain villages of Europe while still being characteristically Colorado.

Full Story at 2TravelDads

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Alpine Bed and Breakfast – Big Bend Gay Friendly B&B

Alpine Bed and Breakfast - Big Bend Gay Friendly B&B


Welcome to Big Bend’s Alpine Bed and Breakfast, a restored historic home set on an acre in Alpine, Texas, a Big Bend gay friendly B&B.

Our guestrooms have been furnished with new, highly comfortable beds, and all of our bathrooms are either new or completely renovated.

We’re the only traditional bed and breakfast in Alpine. With our attention to detail, we’ve added amenities that will make you feel pampered and comfortable.

All of our guests enjoy a free gourmet breakfast each day, as well as 24/7 access to coffee, sodas, juices, snacks, and more.

Amenities include:

* 100% cotton percale sheets
* Super-luxe towels
* Designer shampoo, conditioner, body gel, and body lotion
* Comfortable bathrobes
* WiFi internet access
* Large gas fire pit
* Tables to eat or relax on the wraparound front porch

We’re within easy walking distance to downtown Alpine for shopping, restaurants, galleries, and more.

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Gay Kathmandu, Nepal – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Kathmandu, Nepal - The Nomadic Boys

Here’s our travel guide to gay Kathmandu, with all the best gay friendly hotels, bars, restaurants and things to do.

Chaotic, messy, loud, colorful, captivating, and completely disorganized!

That was our first impression of Kathmandu as we drove into the city from the airport to our hotel in Thamel. The traffic was all over the place, with people, motorbikes, two-wheelers, taxis, and buses all negotiating tight narrow roads… yet somehow it all works seamlessly!

We completely fell in love with this city. Yes, it’s messy and slightly disorderly, but there’s something magical about it that just gets in your skin and makes you quickly fall in love with it.

Visiting Gay Kathmandu

Kathmandu was our base to start our Himalayan trekking adventures around Nepal. In fact, most gay travelers heading to the city are here for the same reason. The tourism industry here is all geared towards treks to Annapurna, Everest Base Camp, Langtang, Poon Hill, etc. The center of the city is a labyrinth of businesses geared towards trekkers including agencies, trekking clothes shops, hostels, bars, restaurants, and more.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Kathmandu Gay Travel Resources

Arsenic & Old Lace Bed and Breakfast – Eureka Springs Gay Friendly B&B

Arsenic & Old Lace Bed and Breakfast - Eureka Springs Gay Friendly B&B


Arsenic & Old Lace is a Eureka Springs gay friendly B&B, Arkansas, nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains.

We offer our visitors Southern charm and natural beauty for an unparalleled romantic getaway experience. Our old world elegance is matched with modern comforts, offering our guests the ultimate in relaxation.

Looking for the perfect place to stay in this charming town? Spend a weekend (or a week!) at the Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast!

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Big Sky for Gay Families – 2Travel Dads

Big Sky for Gay Families - 2Travel Dads

Big Sky, Montana brings to mind epic ski trips and exclusive mountain getaways in the snow, but did you know that it’s much more than that and it’s actually an incredible summer destination? There are remarkable, fun things to do in Big Sky, MT in summer months. Although it may be considered the off-season there, summertime is just another cycle of fun.

Big Sky for Gay Families

While there are some great guest ranches and small hotels, the Big Sky Resort is the ideal home base for fun things to do, and visiting off-season is perfect for getting the best deals and having the most diverse experiences. Here’s a complete plan for spending 4+ days here and it’s all the best things to do in Big Sky for gay families.

We actually went twice in one summer, so we know this town well. Whether it’s a part of your Montana road trip or you’re adding onto a trip to Yellowstone National Park, the resort is easy to work into your Montana travel plan. Check it out!

Full Story at 2TravelDads

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Nature’s Edge Boutique Hotel – Costa Rica Gay Hotel

Nature's Edge Boutique Hotel - Costa Rica Gay Hotel


Pura Vida! Welcome to Paradise at our Costa Rica gay Hotel!

Nature’s Edge Boutique Hotel sits on a the gorgeous ridgeline of Uvita Mountain in Costa Rica’s well-known Southern Pacific Region. Our Costa Rica retreat’s jungle oasis paradise offers an escape from your everyday life, and offers amazing vistas and chic accommodations in an intimate boutique resort.

Our adults-only Costa Rica gay hotel and retreat was created with tranquility and relaxation in mind. We’re just minutes from Uvita and the famous Whales Tail National Park, surrounded natural beauty – rivers and waterfalls, beaches and jungles.

There are so many things to see and do here:

* Ocean water sports: surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding
* Nature hikes
* Horse-back and ATV rides
* Ziplining
* Mangrove river tours

You can also spend the day at the resort relaxing poolside, practicing yoga, or enjoying an in-room massage. We can even arrange a private chef to give you a cooking demonstration.

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