Events: Pippin!

Author: , April 26th, 2017

Events: Pippin! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ PIPPIN is the tale of a young exterior-springprince’s search for passion, adventure and the meaning of life. This dazzling new production is based on the revival originally directed by Diane Paulus. PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards® and four Tony Awards® in 2013. This is PIPPIN like you’ve never seen it before! The show incorporates sassy choreography and exciting circus acrobatics. The big top set and high-flying acrobats add to the spectacle. There’s also knife throwing, hula hooping and gravity-defying balancing acts. The magical score from Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz is magical. Don’t miss the show at the Capitol Center for the Arts May 11.

Reserve terrific Capitol Center for the Arts accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, 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.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Pippin’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Lake Pointe Inn – McHenry, Maryland

Author: , April 24th, 2017

Lake Pointe Inn

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

Lake Pointe Inn is a luxury inn perched on the water’s edge of Deep Creek Lake’s pristine 65-mile shoreline in the Lake Pointe Community of lakefront homes in Garrett County Maryland.

With an outdoor fire pit and wrap-around porch you are sure to relax and enjoy the lake views of this Western Maryland bed and breakfast retreat.

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Join Scruffy Gios for a Gay Yoga Retreat in Puglia

Author: , April 24th, 2017

Scruffy Gios - Yoga Retreat

In need of a holiday with meditation, relaxation and fun? Book your place now in the Italian sunshine at the beginning of October (8-15 October 2017). We will spend a full week in a typical Apulian Masseria (farmstead) set within acres of olive groves and close to stunning beaches which are within cycling distance. This setting makes it the perfect spot to relax and tune out from the noise of our fast paced lives!

We will stay near Otranto, a gem within this area, known for its mix of East meets West architecture. Our exclusive Gay Yoga Retreat also allows you to experience more than just Yoga. You can hop on a bicycle and visit the amazing beaches nearby, explore the quaint towns and villages, trek through the natural landscape and dine in beautiful Salento cities.

Of course you are here for yoga! No matter what your level, you will be in safe hands. Our Vinyasa and Yen based yoga sessions will keep you feeling invigorated and transformed. Over the 7 days we will work on the chakra system (in ascending order) and incorporate a different chakra for each day of the retreat. Since there are only men in the class, we focus on a yoga that not only strengthens the body but also the mind. Plus, our top notch teacher, Caleb, a student of yoga masters Krishna Puthabi Joyce and Mr. Iyengar will guide you through the week ensuring you leave the retreat a different person! For more information about the style of yoga we will focus on and the yoga teacher please check the official page of the tour.

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at The Scruffy Italian Traveler

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Summer on Long Island

Author: , April 24th, 2017

Long Island

Just outside of New York City, you’ll find 120 miles of sparkling beaches, iconic sites, quaint downtowns, world-renowned wine country, and luxurious properties. From Fire Island, the Hamptons and beyond, Long Island plays host to some of the most premier LGBTQ-friendly destinations right in New York City’s backyard.

Enjoy some of the best farm-to-table fare in the United States courtesy of Long Island’s incredible farmlands and bountiful surrounding waters. History buffs will love the homes of past presidents, poets, and artists, including President Theodore Roosevelt and Poet Walt Whitman. Adventure seekers can climb to the top of the many storied lighthouses or venture out on a hike through the 300-year-old Sunken Forest, a rare natural formation. The avid golfer will find some of the most challenging golf courses in the country, including Bethpage Black. Surfers flock to Long Island’s shores each year to conquer East Coast waves at Long Beach or Montauk and sailors, yachtsmen, and fishermen alike enjoy some of the deepest water ports the Northeastern seaboard has to offer that are teeming with life.

Fire Island, Long Island’s celebrated LGBTQ destination, is a 32-mile-long barrier island that offers the ultimate car-free beach haven during the summer months. Cherry Grove has been a bohemian sanctuary for decades, becoming a beachside sanctuary for New York’s LGBT community who has created their own unique free-wheeling community here. Its array of restaurants and nightlife venues prove to be popular stomping grounds throughout the summer months. Fire Island Pines is known for its signature zigzag boardwalks that lead to Fire Island’s most sought-after real estate. Weekenders flock to The Pines for its markets, boutiques, restaurants, and, of course, beaches.

Full Story at Passport

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Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast – Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Author: , April 23rd, 2017

Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast

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

The Reynolds House is a small quaint European-style bed and breakfast that offers all the amenities the American traveller desires.

We have five tastefully appointed bedrooms all with queen beds and ensuite bathrooms:

  • The Dragonfly Suite is on the first floor, is dog friendly and has its own private entrance.
  • There are three rooms on the second floor with their differences being in the bathrooms – one has a huge 115 year old claw foot and separate walk-in shower, one has a jacuzzi tub, and the third has just a walk-in shower.
  • The fifth room (Milky Way Suite)is on the third floor and consists of three rooms (the servants occupied these rooms until 1906 when the Reynolds Family had the adjacent house built just for the servants).

Breakfasts are served in the Victorian style – at a specified time with only one seating, and at a large banquet table in the oak paneled dining room or on the front porch. Breakfasts have become a “Great Gathering” for creating new memories, sharing experiences and learning about our neighbors from down the road and across the world.

The Reynolds Family was the first family in Door County to grow, harvest and market the Montemorency cherries, now the premier cherry of Door County.

The interior of the home reflects a forward thinking family, depicted in the Oak paneling, oak fireplaces and maple floors. The craftsmanship in the woodwork, ceramic tiles and limestone columns all predate the Arts and Crafts Movement, suggesting the family was ahead of their time when it came to 1900 residential architecture.

The home exudes warmth and comfort in every corner, whether it be on the front porch with its over-sized swing and wicker furniture, or in the circular sunroom with its ever blooming flowers and plants, or the peacefulness found in a good book from the reading nook/library.

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Gay Puerto Vallarta – Amor a la Mexicana

Author: , April 23rd, 2017
gay Puerto Vallarta

Image Courtesy of Casa Cupula

The birth of Puerto Vallarta as an international destination was the result of one of the raciest affairs to come out of Hollywood, so it is no surprise that the cobblestone-street-city is now one of the most popular locations for romantic getaways. The city is Mexico’s only beach destination that boasts a gayborhood in its Zona Romantica, home to a broad array of cafe, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, as well as hotels and operators with an LGBT clientele.

Same-sex marriage is legal in Puerto Vallarta. Most resorts, like the Almar Resort, Casa Velas or the Costa Sur Hotel and Spa, which has already hosted over 2,000 same-sex weddings, have in-house wedding planners who can fulfill every want and need of any bridezilla, male or female, plus coordinate plenty of things with enough local flavor to spare for guests to do in between wedding activities.

Alternative locations such as Vallarta Adventure’s Las Caletas clove offersa private middle-of-the-ocean location under the star and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Destination weddings offer couples the romance of making their vows close to the romantic ocean waters and the background of the perfect magical sunset. There is no better place for that to happen than in Puerto Vallarta where every sunset is picture perfect, look it up #PuertoVallartaSunset.

Those looking for a destination honeymoon will find that Puerto Vallarta is the ideal destination for those looking for secluded hideaways with luxurious amenities and the great outdoors. Boutique properties like Casa Velas, Casa Cupula or Garlands del Rio offer a Mexican-villa feel with the amenities of a world-class stay. Contracting a yachts by Mike’s Charters offers lovers the opportunity to circle the Bay of Banderas for sunset cruise.

By Gustavo Rivas-Solis – Full Story at Passport

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Recipe for Pastel del Choclo from Chile – Nomadic Boys

Author: , April 23rd, 2017

pastel de choclo

Pastel de choclo is one of the most famous Chilean dishes and considered comfort food. It’s a beef and corn pie, with a corn crust, similar to a Shepherd’s Pie.

Choclo is an Andean type of corn with large starchy kernels, but you can use any corn as an alternative.

Pastel de choclo is typically served in a clay bowl either as a main dish, or as a starter in a small individual portions. This recipe is courtesy of the Chilean Cooking School in Valparaiso and serves 6 people.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Spring in Provincetown

Author: , April 23rd, 2017

Spring is officially here in Provincetown.  Shops, restaurants and galleries that may have been closed for the winter are re-opening.  Local favorite the Lobster Pot opens on May 5th.  The whale watch tours are now running and a number of people are seeing whales from Race Point beach.  The tulips and daffodils are blooming, the streets are starting to fill with people, it really does feel like spring.  Come visit us!

 

What’s going on in April and beyond?

April 28-30 – Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp (get on your dancing shoes)

May 19 – Fast ferry service from Boston begins (90 minutes to Ptown!)

May 19-21 – Monumental Yard Sale Weekend (bring your van)

May 19-21 – Single Women’s Weekend

May 26-30 – Memorial Day Weekend.

My partner Bob and I own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Provincetown location.  On Commercial Street across the street from the water the inn is walking distance to everything.  We’d love to have you stay with us.  We have availability for May and Memorial Day Weekend, the week of July 4th and limited availability for Bear Week.  Click here to check availability and make your reservations.

Events: Carbon Leaf

Author: , April 22nd, 2017

Events: Carbon Leaf  http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The Virginia Quintet’s lyrical depth is elevated by rich harmony. Carbon Leaf use a range of instruments including acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, cello, banjo, electric & upright bass, penny whistle, pedal steel and accordion. Carbon Leaf’s songs of life, love, hope, heartbreak and landscape are independently written. They’re recorded and produced from the band’s own studio in Virginia. For 23 years, 16 albums and 2600 live shows, the band’s spiritual and vibrant music continues to be their own story made by their own hands. Plan on enjoying a terrific evening of music at the Flying Monkey May 5.

Book your Flying Monkey 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 are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is 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 spring 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 spring activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Carbon Leaf’ Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

TOURGUIDEPERU

Author: , April 22nd, 2017

TOURGUIDEPERU

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The Experience is the best part of the journey.

TOURGUIDEPERU is based in Peru and founded by Aaron Paiva Leyton in 2007; he graduated from the tourism school and holding the Official Guiding License Aaron organize and shows the wonders of Peru reaching a new level of travel experience.

Offering tailored tours in Peru for all budgets, from low cost to deluxe experiences. Our principal goal is that each traveler feels it is effortless to plan each excursion. We take care of all transportation, entrance fees, hotels and domestic flights.

Our excursions cover the landmarks of Peru in the cities of Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Puerto Maldonado, Ica, Ballestas Islands, Huacachina & Flights over the Nazca Lines.

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