Sea Meadow Inn – Gay Friendly Brewster B&B

Author: , July 22nd, 2017

Sea Meadow Inn

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A feeling of history abounds at the Sea Meadow Inn, in accommodations that are modern, comfortable, and affordable.

With all the amenities you expect, the innkeepers are at your service to make your Cape Cod stay a memorable one.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Cape Cod

Gay Patagonia Hotels – Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 22nd, 2017

Gay Patagonia Hotels

Gay Patagonia is the place to come if you love adventure and are passionate about wildlife.

We spent 1 month travelling across Patagonia on both the Argentinian and Chilean side in Esquel, Puerto Madryn, El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine. Along the way, we stayed in some pretty unique places, which most importantly of all, welcomed us as a gay couple.

This is our top 8 favourite gay Patagonia hotels, which we tried, loved and recommend to all LGBT travellers.

#1 Dazzler Hotel in Puerto Madryn (Argentina)

We are one of the many who’ve been dazzled by the Dazzler. It’s a classy and modern hotel located by Las Ramblas, the fun sea front promenade of Puerto Madryn, which is always buzzing with life. When you see the eye candy waiting for you at reception, you appreciate just how gay friendly this place is!

It’s worth spending a couple dollars extra to get the ocean facing rooms so you can enjoy some killer sunrise views. Dazzler is also minutes walking distance from some of the best restaurants in Puerto Madryn, such as Nautico Bistro de Mar and En Mis Fuegos. For more information, check out our gay guide to Puerto Madryn.

Rooms at the Dazzler Hotel start from $65/£52 a night. You can check availability and read more about it on Tripadvisor.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Trans Pride Takes Over Brighton

Author: , July 22nd, 2017

Trans Pride Brighton

This weekend, Trans Pride took place in Brighton. Now in its fifth year, the event is run by a committee of volunteers.

Take a look below at the amazing march taking over the streets, and the beautiful people in it.

Trans Pride Brighton

Trans Pride Brighton

Many More Photos at Gay Star News

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Tree Houses Hotel – Gay Friendly Costa Rica Hotel

Author: , July 21st, 2017

Tree Houses Hotel

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Tree Houses is located in the heart of the jungle south of Arenal volcano, just off the main highway to La Fortuna.

Each tree house is very private, comfortable with nice beds, A/C, warm showers, and a full breakfast each morning.

The property is surrounded by a 70 acre wildlife refuge and the area offers many outdoor adventures.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

Twenty Four Hours in Bodega Bay – Tango Diva

Author: , July 21st, 2017

Bodega Bay

Across the Golden Gate Bridge and past the winding roads through meadows of green grass on Highway 1, you will soon land in the enchanting town of Bodega Bay. This quaint destination lends itself to a truly peaceful and relaxing getaway. And, if you’re longing for a solo getaway that includes amazing views, an awesome massage, delicious food, and miles of coastal trails, then book a stay at Bodega Bay Lodge. The Lodge is a cozy inn perched atop a tranquil bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The crown jewel of the resort is the pool and hot tub that has endless views of the bay.

If you happen to find yourself is 24 hours of free time, here is my perfect itinerary for you.

  • 4:00 PM Check into the hotel and relax in your room.
  • 5:00 PM Everyday in the lobby complimentary wine and cheeses are paired and you can enjoy sampling a local winery’s selection.
  • 6:00 PM Enjoy a sunset dip in the hot tub and feel free to savor the view with a glass of sparkling.
  • 8:00 PM Dine at their Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen. Chef Jeff Reilly has established close relationships with local organic family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and artisan cheese makers to create a fresh and innovative menu. Everyday is an adventure! Do order the crab cakes and finish with a piece of Jeff’s Mom’s Chocolate Cake.

By Teresa Rodriguez – Full Story at Tango Diva

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Gay Portugal Road Trip – Passport Magazine

Author: , July 21st, 2017

Lisbon, gay Portugal

Knowing very little of Portugal beyond its grand capital city, I decided it was time to turn the tides and explore it for myself. Although my voyage of discovery would follow the dramatic coastline south of Lisbon, I figured that a galleon wasn’t the ideal mode of transport, so I opted for a rental car instead.

Positioned on the edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is the westernmost country in mainland Europe. There’s very little besides ocean separating it from the East Coast of the United States, perhaps explaining why the Portuguese were seafaring pioneers who were skilled at discovering new worlds, and why even today, they appear to be instinctively lured by the sea.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, an era known as the Age of Discovery, Portuguese sailors were vanguard explorers. Nobleman and Naval Commander Pedro Álvares Cabral is celebrated for discovering Brazil, while fellow explorers like Vasco da Gama discovered and mapped the coasts of Africa and Asia, establishing lucrative spice trade routes.

When news came of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas in 1492 under the flag of the Spanish crown, a dispute arose between Portugal and Spain about exactly who’d discovered the New World. It was settled by the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494, an agreement that divided newly discovered lands outside of Europe between the two countries. This agreement marks the start of centuries of Spanish and Portuguese dominance across much of the Americas.

Portugal’s Age of Discovery has left a lasting impression. Grand historic buildings in places like Lisbon, Porto, Braga, and Sintra remind us of Portugal’s prosperous past, while former colonies like Brazil have a massive cultural impact on modern-day Portuguese life.

By Stuart Haggas – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Events: OneRepublic

Author: , July 20th, 2017

Events: OneRepublic http://glynnhouse.com/events/ This terrific rock band formed in 2002. OneRepublic first achieved commercial success on MySpace as an unsigned act. They releasing their debut album Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. Its lead single “Apologize” became a huge international success, reaching number one in sixteen countries. It also earned them a Grammy Award nomination. Further hits like “Stop and Stare”, “All the Right Moves”, “Good Live” have mirrored their predecessor’s success. Their latest album, Oh My My, has been their highest charting album debut to date. Plan on enjoying the music of OneRepublic at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion August 6.
Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.
Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘One Republic’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

West End Guest House – Gay Vancouver Guesthouse

Author: , July 20th, 2017

West End Guest House

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

Come see us at the West End Guest House in Vancouver’s vibrant, gay friendly West End District – sandwiched between Downtown and Stanley Park.

From our front porch, a short walk will take you to the great shopping on Robson Street (the Beverly Hills of Vancouver), a tandem bike ride around the seawall, or to the gay bars and businesses along Davie Street.

The West End Guest House is also close to the cruise ship terminal.

We’ve had guests from around the world – they come here to experience Vancouver’s famous hospitality. We also enjoy haveing Corporate or Convention guests, Special Occasions (gay/lesbian weddings for small groups or weekend meetings).

Tourists visiting Vancouver for the first time, or the tenth, and Cruise Ship passengers wishing explore the city for a short time before or after their cruise will find the highlights of Vancouver at our door step.

The West End Guest House was originally built in 1906, and our Vancouver bed and breakfast has been renovated with many modern conveniences. The original builders were the owners of Edwards Brothers Photo Supplies in Vancouver, and Vancouver’s early years are chronicled in the Edwards Brothers photographs throughout our rooms.

Our old-world setting is completed with overstuffed parlour furniture and a Belgian-made mahogany dining suite, circa 1920. Other memorabilia and antiques are found throughout this popular Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Looking for the perfect place to stay in the heart of Vancouver? Come stay with us at the West End Guesthouse!

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Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is Postcard Perfect – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 20th, 2017

Riomaggiore - Alain

Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is your postcard perfect place in Italy. Cinque Terre is a protected national park which comprises of cinque (five) terre (villages). Riomaggiore is the first train stop if you start from La Spezia where most people stay. The other four villages are: Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.

It is expensive to stay in any of the five villages mentioned above. And there are also very few choices. It’s even hard to find an affordable accommodation within your backpacking budget. So, I decided to stay at La Spezia, the nearest town where the five villages are under its care. Also, La Spezia’s Train Station is well-connected to many parts of Italy. I stayed at Grand Hostel Manin which I booked via Booking.com. You can also find other accommodations from HostelWorld, and Expedia.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Ten Facts About Gay Patagonia – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 20th, 2017

Gay Patagonia

Patagonia! That massive chunk of land on the tip of the American continent, split between Chile and Argentina. This is the place for adventure travellers, home to some of the most incredible landscapes we’ve seen, exciting treks as well as a wide variety of wildlife. After a month travelling across this vast region, here are our 10 interesting facts about gay Patagonia we learnt on this stunning journey.

#1 Patagonia means ‘Land of the Big Feet’

The story goes that when Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, first set foot here in 1520, he found large footprints of the natives. Later when he met them, he alleged they were almost twice the size of normal human size, measuring around 4 metres (13ft)! Future explorers also wrote about meeting Patagonian giants, but later criticised for being exaggerations. Fantasy or not, the myth of the giant natives inspired the name for the area, which has been used ever since.

#2 It has the second longest living species on Earth

At 2,600 years old, the Alerces Tree is an interesting fact about Patagonia because it is the second longest living species on our planet. The oldest is the Methuselah (White Mountains in California, USA), which is almost 5,000 yrs old. This famous tree is located in the UNESCO listed Alerces National Park on the Western side of Chubut, Argentina Patagonia, near the Chilean border. The National Park was created in 1937 to protect this family of ancient trees. Can you believe this tree is older than Jesus Christ?

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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