Christmas at Canterbury – Dec 7th

Author: , November 28th, 2013

Bring the family and experience the many delights of Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Take a candlelight stroll through the Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon, enjoy a 19th-Century Magic Show with “Richard Potter,” see the Shaker Sisters’ Entertainment play, sing carols in the School House, enjoy hot cider and music performances, the Gingerbread Spectacular, hands-on seasonal craft activities, and more! Greenwood’s Restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner and hot/cold beverages and lighter fare will be available at the Shaker Box Lunch &Farm Stand.  Canterbury Shaker Village is only a short drive from the Inn.

Use the romantic Glynn House Inn as your New Hampshire getaway base. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Author: , November 27th, 2013

Thanksgiving DinnerWe’re off for a day to spend time with family over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family – we’ll see you all again on Friday!

–Scott & Mark

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: China Mountain House, Port Orford, Oregon

Author: , November 27th, 2013

China Mountain House - Port Orford, OregonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A Premier and Exclusive Vacation Home: Perched high on a secluded bluff, seemingly afloat above the trees, with a breathtaking 40 mile view of the rugged Southern Oregon Coastline, sits the vacation destination you have been dreaming of. Imagine the urbane, art-filled ambiance of a downtown loft surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature. China Mountain House offers you style, elegance, and calming rejuvenation.

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Little Rock, Arkansas: An Improbable Oasis

Author: , November 27th, 2013

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Little Rock, Arkansas may not show up on most LGBT travelers’ domestic bucket list, but maybe it’s time that bucket got bigger. Located in the heart of a very conservative state in the deep red South-a state where, in 2004, voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman and employment discrimination against the LGBT community is still legal-Little Rock is a surprisingly sophisticated and seductive city.

Named in September by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as the country’s best moderately sized metropolis, the city heartily embraces gay residents and visitors. With a wealth of LGBT-friendly bars, restaurants and shops, a booming drag scene and a smorgasbord of special queer events, Little Rock, Arkansas just might be the South’s next great gay destination.

Travelers anxious to experience the best of Little Rock LGBT culture would do well to start with its transcendent drag shows. Female impersonation took center stage in the city in 1972, when resident Norman Jones won the first Miss Gay America crown in Nashville. Jones eventually bought the pageant (producing many of the contestants in Little Rock) before opting out in 2005. Today, Jones owns the nightclubs Triniti, which is open Fridays, and Discovery, which opens on Saturdays. Housed in the same massive space, they offer three bars, DJs spinning nearly all night and live entertainment including, of course, drag.

Authored By Jill Gleeson – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Tahoe’s North Shore Gets a Gay Ski Week

Author: , November 27th, 2013

1460270_10152014549741539_313800404_nGet in on the big frosty fun as Gus from Gus Presents combines his obsessive love of snow with his epic passion and talent for throwing parties… Kind of a no brainer!

Join all the Legit Gay Winter jocks and Ripped Circuit Boys from around the globe for an action packed weekend the likes of which Squaw Valley has never seen!

See the Full Story at Gay Travel Information

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Three Great San Francisco Culinary Hot-Spots

Author: , November 27th, 2013

Presidio Social ClubSan Francisco is more than just tacos and beer; these high-profile eateries show that the City by the Bay can innovate and excite with haute cuisine. From upscale takes on old favorites to destination dining and theme nights, these restaurateurs know how to satisfy their customers!

Presidio Social Club

Tucked away in the Presidio National Park at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sonoma, this former military barracks has been converted into a modern eatery that is an urban oasis and a destination dining spot at the same time.

Chef Roy Tang said that some diners pop in for vintage libations and finger foods when rush hour traffic is just too much to bear, while others make Presidio their destination during the special dinners, such as Sunday night’s International Pork Roast, Monday’s Dungeness crab steams, or Wednesday’s “fowl play” night, where the chef steams then fries a whole duck. Tang said that future dinners would feature Petrale sole, a delicate fish that is a local favorite.

Authored By Winnie McCroy – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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UK Christian B&B Owners Lose Appeal to Supreme Court

Author: , November 27th, 2013

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The Christian guesthouse owners who banned a gay couple from sleeping in a double room has lost their Supreme Court appeal. Hazelmary and Peter Bull refused to let civil partners Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall stay at Chymorvah House in Marazion in Cornwall, England in 2008.

The British couple, who regard any sex outside marriage as a ‘sin’, have already lost their fight in the Court of Appeal.

Five Supreme Court judges unanimously ruled against the guesthouse owners, saying the Bulls had discriminated against the gay couple.

Authored By Joe Morgan – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: South Kona Hideaway, Captain Cook, Big Island, Hawaii

Author: , November 26th, 2013

South Kona Hideaway - Captain Cook, Big Island, HawaiiPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Relax, Rejuvinate in Affordable Luxury: One acre property in the Kona coffee belt. Property full of coffee, avocados and tropical fruit. Close to wonderful snorkeling. Sunset views to be savored. 45 minutes from the airport and 30 from the town. Only two suite units with private entrances and bath. Lesbian owned and operated.

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Want to Spend (An Affordable) Christmas in New Orleans?

Author: , November 26th, 2013

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The one holiday you associate with New Orleans is probably Mardi Gras, for obvious reasons. But three months prior, just as winter is making the rest of the country reach for their snow shovels, another important holiday makes this balmy southern city shine: Christmas. In typical New Orleans fashion, the end-of-year holiday is turned into a month-long series of street festivals, light displays, and live concerts. Ready to take part? We’ll show you how.

Enjoy a free concert in St Louis Cathedral

With its iconic, Disney Castle-like spires, St Louis Cathedral is not only one of the French Quarter’s top attractions – it’s also America’s oldest cathedral. And what better excuse to spend time within its 300-year-old walls than this: every weeknight in December, a free one-hour concert will be held in the cathedral featuring carolers, choirs, gospel singers, and more (6pm, free).

Feast in a five-star hotel

To do a New Orleans-style Christmas properly, you’ll have no choice but to participate in a formal 4-course dinner known as Reveillon. The word actually means ‘awakening’ in French, and your senses will certainly be awakened when you sit down to the Windsor Court Hotel’s version of the traditional holiday feast, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Taking place in the hotel’s opulent Grill Room, this year’s Reveillon will be offered throughout December (except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve) with course options like crudo of yellowfin tuna, Maple Leaf Farms duck breast, and pear tarte tatin (5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., $60 per person).

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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UK Supreme Court Will Rule Soon on Homophobic B&B Owners

Author: , November 26th, 2013

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Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, will learn on Wednesday if their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court has been successful.

Civil partners Martin Hall and Steven Preddy were turned away from the Chymorvah Hotel near Penzance in 2008 under the Bulls’ policy of not allowing unmarried couples to share rooms.

Judges have twice ruled the Bulls broke equality laws in the running of their business.

See the Full Story at Pink News

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