Puerto Vallarta Mexico for Gay Spring Break!!




Puerto Vallarta for Spring Break? You bet!! In the August 29, 2016 Press Release the top selling destinations for Spring Break 2017 are Cancun, Punta Cana, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Plata.

What about for the LGBT Spring Breaker?  It is even better. The Puerto Vallarta Mexico Gay scene is hopping in the Romantic Zone. With more gay bars than most larger international destinations, there is no limit to the bar fun for the gay spring breaker. Mr Flamingos, La Noche, Wet Dreams, to CC Slaughter’s and even the more sensual Spartacus Spa…There is even a gay bar hopping tour for all the best in one VIP Night! Get on the Wet and Wild Gay Boat cruise and the zip line to round out your adventure in Mexico’s #1 Gay Destination.

Where to stay? Casa Cupula Gay Hotel, Almar Resort and Pinnacle Resorts have great travel packages for spring break. Check Hotel Mercurio, Pinata PV, Casa Muni, Hacienda Escondida, Villa Savana for other gay choices for your ultimate LGBT spring break.

Dining Options for Spring Break? Puerto Vallarta is second only to Mexico City in terms of where to eat. Everything from street tacos to fine dining. Perfect for the Spring Breakers budget! The luxurious Mantamar Beach Club just held a summer foam pool party that would have made any LGBT spring breaker feel right at home.

So looking for the ultimate gay spring break destination?  Puerto Vallarta will top your list!

Villa Loca B&B – Gay, Clothing Optional B&B in Puechabon, France

Villa Loca B&B Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Eric and Patrice will reiceive you in Puechabon, typical Languedoc village located 25 minutes from Montpellier, close to the gorges of the Herault and only 45 minutes from the Mediterranean. We offer you two spacious guest rooms of about 35 m2 each equipped kitchenettes, and private bathroom and three other bedrooms of 20 m2 each equipped with their own bathroom and private WC. You can enjoy the hammam, the large swimming pool (12 X 5) including a hot tub, or relax in another jacuzzi lulled by the chirping of cicadas. The wooded and wild environment, without any opposite, leads to naturism . Breakfasts will be served on the terrace of the house. Puechabon adjoins the trusted Gorges de l’ Herault and you will discover a diverse and unique heritage as the village of Saint Guilhem le Desert and the Devil’s Bridge ( World Heritage of UNESCO), Clamouse cave, Salagou Lake. You can pracitce hiking, biking, canoeing, via ferrata ….

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Gulf Country, Florida – Globetrotter Girls

Gulf Country, Florida Everybody talks about the nightlife in Miami, Disneyworld in Orlando, the natural beauty of the Keys. What about Florida’s gulf coast though? That’s a side of the sunshine state that falls mainly under the radar, despite offering just as many exciting adventures as Florida’s Atlantic coastline has. And Gulf County isn’t just a summer destination: the prime season here is September through March. So if you’re thinking about taking a trip to Florida, why not consider the Gulf Coast? 244 miles of coastline I bet you didn’t know that Gulf County has 244 miles of glorious coastline along the Florida panhandle. What’s different from other parts of Florida’s coast? Gulf County has remained its nature – there, you don’t find an aggressive invasion of nature like in Miami for example, where barely any nature is left. Instead of man-made, artificial beaches, you can still experience true nature, tranquility and the unspoiled ocean. The stunningly beautiful Cape San Blas is home to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which was named the best beach in America a few years ago. Water of all kinds One thing that makes Gulf County special is that it has access to several bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico of course, the saltwater of St Joseph Bay, the Gulf County Canal, Apalachicola Bay and river basin, Indian Pass Lagoon, and the freshwater of Chipola River and the Dead Lakes. These waters are all connected and give nature lovers access to untouched nature and wildlife – bird watching, fishing, hiking the nature trails and ecotouring is possible in all of those places.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Alberobello Trulli, Puglia – The Scruffy Italian Traveler

Alberobello Trulli - Sergio Scardia As you know, or as at least the name of my blog should suggest, I am Italian 🙂 I actually come from a beautiful region of Italy: Puglia! Apulia (as it is often known abroad, from its original latin name), the so called heel of the boot is a gem full of wonders! Please let me show you one of these: the Alberobello trulli. First of all: what is a trullo? A trullo is a traditional construction, typical of the Valle d’Itria: a small round house made of dry stone with a conical roof. The Valle d’Itria is a specific area of Puglia, spreading over three different provinces: Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. Trulli started to be built in this area in the 16th century as farmers’ shelters. As some historics say, being built only of stones, trulli could be seen as a temporary storehouses to avoid taxation, as they were easy to dismantle when the King’s tax inspectors were in the area. Whatever the real origin of these constructions, the heavy stone walls have a practical reason: to ease with some cool the baking summers of Puglia, and to preserve the warmth from the fireplaces during the otherwise cold winters.

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at The Scruffy Italian Traveler

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Summer in New York City – Globetrotter Girls

New York City - Dani This past week was all about Central Park! I was staying a couple of blocks away from New York’s largest (and most famous) park, and so I ended up there for one reason or another every single day. There were runs in the park (it was Central Park, by the way, where I became a serious runner and finished my first race in 2010), several writing sessions on a blanket in the sun (those are the times when I love being a freelancer), a picnic and tour of the park which I shared on Snapchat (my ID is mariposa2711) and, pictured above, an epic sunset session with cheese and wine, a game of boule and a catch-up with my fellow travel bloggers Caroline and Kristin. As much as I love Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s answer to Central Park, close to which I’m usually staying, the majestic feel of Central Park is just unrivaled.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Basel, Switzerland – City of Cultural Nirvana

Kunstmuseum Basel Cheese and chocolate. Yes, they’re two of Switzerland’s tastiest exports. But what really stands out about Basel – which, with 170,000 inhabitants, is Switzerland’s third largest city after Zurich and Geneva – is the vibrancy of its art and cultural scenes. Basel, which borders France and Germany, has the most museums (almost 40) of any Swiss destination, and they saturate every street – along with shops, hotels, restaurants and bars that scream luxury and decadence. All in all, the city’s offers the perfect formula for the perfect weekend away. Here’s our guide to Basel’s best cultural attractions along with our top restaurant and hotel recommendations in five easy steps… Our first visit was to the Kunstmuseum Basel with its vast collection of historic and modern art. The main building was erected in 1931 and an extension added in April this year; the latter was designed by the renowned Basel-based architecture firm Christ & Gantenbein. We visited a provoking exhibition called Sculpture On The Move 1946-2016, and this gobsmacking building is certainly the place for it; it’s on until 18 September. If you’re interested in the evolution of sculpture from World War 11 to the present, and are a fan of the likes of Alberto Giacometti to Koons, this is the exhibit for you.

By Lewis Peters – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast – Gay Friendly B&B in Peninsula, Ohio

Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Conveniently located on the doorstep of the Peninsula Historic District and also nestled near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this beautifully renovated 1874 Colonial bed and breakfast awaits your arrival. Whether your day has been filled with travel or activities in the Park, unwind with a cold beverage under the canopy on the patio.

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Trekking in Thailand – The Scruffy Italian Traveler

Thailand - Scruffy Italian Traveler I didn’t know Thailand was such a great place for trekking! I found it out when I first touched the Thai soil. In October 2015, on my first trip to Southeast Asia, soon after arriving in beautiful Bangkok, I started organizing a few excursions around Thailand. As I was not sure on how it worked, I asked help to a touristic agency, licensed by the TAT (the official Tourism of Thailand Association). I followed the recommendations of my tuk tuk driver around Bangkok and he put me in good hands! The agency planned everything for me: flights around Thailand, train tickets for short ways, accommodation, trekking excursions… After, I learned that I could have avoided to book the excursions in advance: once arrived in Chiang Mai, the starting point of most trekking trips, it is easy to arrange a few days of exploration, as there are plenty of agencies willing to help! I flew into Chiang Mai, the second largest city of Thailand, located in the northern plains. Chiang Mai is a pleasant, 700 years old city, which is a beautiful place to visit on its own. If you have time, I’d suggest you to reserve one full day (or at least one afternoon) of your trip to visit the ancient Buddhist temple of the city. I had chosen a 3 days (2 nights) trekking excursions: the perfect length to explore the amazing green scenery Thailand has to offer! Luckily enough, I was put in a very nice trekking group, all around my age (or younger): a good bunch of 12 guys and gals! We bonded and we are still in contact!

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at the Scruffy Italian Traveler

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What I Love About Lisbon

Lisbon It’s a bit over ten years since my last visit to Lisbon. That trip was with my ex-boyfriend, his new boyfriend, and another friend who had also once been in a long-term relationship with my ex-boyfriend. It had seemed like a good idea at the time, but obviously it wasn’t. This trip I was travelling with Liviu. It was his first visit to Lisbon and I was excited to be rediscovering the city. We had booked an apartment through misterb&b. It was easy enough to navigate our way from the airport, via the fast and efficient metro system to find our apartment on Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo. This turned out to be a great location – central, and within easy walking of everything that we needed. Getting Our Bearings Liviu was keen to hit the beach straight away, but this isn’t Barcelona, so I instead persuaded him that a walk around the city was a good way to get our bearings. Rattling trams and buzzing tuk-tuks are on hand if you can’t quite face the multitude of steps, but if you’ve got the energy this a great city for working up an appetite while walking.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Homestead at 3218 – Gay Retreat in Crawford, Texas

Homestead at 3218 Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: The Homestead at 3218 is a clothing-optional members-only retreat exclusively for gay & bi men located on a private cattle ranch in rural Crawford, Texas, near Waco. Mark Mattlage and Rob Snowden, a gay couple for 36 years and married since February 2014, opened this venue on May 20, 2016. The first phase of the retreat covers about two acres and features a two-story Pool House containing five fully-furnished rooms with private baths and full kitchens; an 18′ x 36′ heated swimming pool; free onsite parking; and a Rec Center. The latter is where all new and returning members check-in at the Reception Desk each time they visit. The building provides members with a video and game lounge; drink vending machine; clothes lockers; personal items lockers; a steam room; large, open shower room and restroom facilities; a bunk room with six roll away beds and lockers; seven hostel-style sleeping cubicles; and an outdoor patio surrounded by a high-fence. Other retreat amenities include free WiFi and select DIRECTV channels in the suites. The first floor Pool House suites are wheelchair-accessible and accept small dogs 25 lbs. and under. The retreat’s second phase, scheduled for completion later this year, will encompass an additional three acres accommodating about fifteen RV/travel trailer pad sites with utility connections and a central waste dump station and approximately ten primitive camp sites. It also includes transforming an existing farm tool shed into a bar & grill serving three meals daily. Mattlage and Snowden started planning their retreat after studying gay get-away venues – both clothing-optional and not – across North America. They decided since nothing quite like their envisioned venue existed in Texas that they’d create it on a portion of the 187-acre ranch they own in the Central Texas area near Waco. This married couple plans to add more member amenities beyond those offered in the first two phases of The Homestead at 3218’s development.

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