Famous Colombian Foods – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , November 25th, 2017

Famous Colombian Foods

Colombia has a rich and diverse cuisine with a strong influence from the highlands as well as the Caribbean.

During our trip in Colombia, we spent the majority of our time split between the tropical coast in Cartagena, the Eternal Spring city of Medellin, and in the cooler highlands climate of Bogota. Each serves up its own unique dish, from the coconut inspired dishes from the coast, to the rich homely soups from the cooler regions.

These are our 10 favourite drinks and foods from Colombia you need to try.

Bandeja Paisa: the Colombian heart attack

The bandeja paisa is the signature dish of Medellin and the surrounding Antioquia region. People from this area are referred to as paisas, and bandeja means a tray in Spanish. The bandeja paisa is a large plate with a hearty mix of rice, ground beef, red beans, chicharron (pork rinds), chorizo, morcilla (blood sausage), fried egg, avocado, arepas and plantains.

Phew!

And all that’s just 1 person! The origins of this highly calorific meal comes from the days when the peasant field workers would consume it to provide them with a full day’s worth of energy and nourishment to keep them going throughout the entire day. One thing’s for sure, after devouring an entire bandeja paisa, you won’t feel like eating else for the rest of the day.

Holiday Music Concert

Author: , November 25th, 2017

Events: Holiday Music Concert http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The Silver Series ‘Holiday Music Concert’ will feature Tim Gilmore, drums/ percussion; Chris Klaxton, keyboard & trumpet; Jonathan Lorentz, saxophone; Brendan Dowd, bass; David Newsam, guitar; Taylor O’Donnell, vocals; and Special guests. The group will provide wonderful holiday music the entire family will enjoy. This talented group of musicians is getting together for a one time only performance. This holiday spectacular is not to be missed. Book your tickets now and enjoy the show at the Hanaway Theatre December 10.

 

Book your Hanaway Theatre 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 winter activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, dog sled trips, fine dining, hiking, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, skiing , snow play and ‘tax free’ shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many winter activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities.

Book Your ‘Holiday Music Concert’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Rhodes, the Crossroads of Civilizations – Go Girlfriend

Author: , November 24th, 2017

Lesbian Rhodes

With the mythical origins of Rhodes attributed to Helios after Zeus’ battle with the Giants, it is no wonder this beautiful island is bathed in the warmth of the sun and surrounded by the tropical waters of the Aegean Sea. Low mountains, lush landscapes, sandy beaches and historical sights make Rhodes a vacation treat to delight and educate.

Largest within the Dodecanese Island string, Rhodes sits within miles of Turkey’s shores.  Historically, it’s infant roots begin in the Stone Age through advancing conquests of the Minoans, Persians, Egyptians, Romans, Venetians, Knights era, Arabs, Turks, and Italians all laying claims throughout history before becoming Greek as we know it today. This has created a vibrancy to cultural, food and architectural influences for your sensory delights.

As crossroads to travel between Constantinople and Alexandria, Rhodes’ vibrancy of trade, culture and education

2400 years old, the 2.5 mile fortifications surrounding the made it a destination hub and central meeting place of the Mediterranean. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the old walled city of Rhodeshouse the Palace of the Grand Masters, the seven fortified entry gates, The Knights’ Hospital (now housing the Archaeological Museum) and possibly the short-lived Colossus of Rhodes.

By Stacy Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Events: Christmas with the Celts

Author: , November 22nd, 2017

Events: Christmas with the Celts! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Christmas With The Celts is the brainchild of producer Ric Blair. Mr. Blair reigns as one the country’s most respected purveyors of Celtic music. American-born he credits the popularity of the Christmas With The Celts concert presentation and the nationwide broadcasting of the show as a PBS-TV special to his unique blend of modern Christmas standards and sounds with the spirit and sounds of Celtic roots.  The high-stepping spirited musical selections will have audiences clapping along from the first lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics. Purchase your tickets and enjoy the show at the Flying Monkey December 8.

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 winter activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, dog sled trips, fine dining, hiking, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, skiing , snow play and ‘tax free’ shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many winter activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Christmas with the Celts’ Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Kavas Yachting – Gay Friendly Greek Tour Operator

Author: , November 21st, 2017

Kavas Yachting

A Getaway Drawn in Crystal Blue.

When you think about vacationing, how grand do you picture the escape? How free? How wild and thrilling? Or how serene? And what if you could have it all?

Since 1985, Greek yachtsman Vagelis Kavas and his sons put it in their minds to give these questions all the right answers. Today, with more than 50 yachts (Mono-hulls and Catamarans) in their possession, their dream is a definite reality and they truly love to see it shared in the Greek seas.

Inexpensively and with “meraki”, which in Greek means doing something wholeheartedly, they are sure to offer you your dream getaway. After all, nothing says “extra” like island-hopping around the Mediterranean, enjoying a meal mid-sea under the stars or living it up with a summer party on your own, private yacht.

Passionate about sailing and distinguished at the World and European championship, Kavas’ yachting is so much more than simply having a good time: it is about an invaluable experience at a unique part of this world where you will not find a thing more precious than its people and the fond memories that they will leave with you.

See the Kavas Yachting Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Providence – Instinct Magazine

Author: , November 21st, 2017

Gay Providence

Maybe I’m a bit biased, because I went to college there, Providence is quite the fun city if you allow it to be. Located in the smallest state of Rhode Island, Providence is proof that size really doesn’t matter when it comes to having fun and enjoying yourself. It’s a great gay alternative for people living in Boston and New York City, for it only takes about 3 hours from NYC and just one from Bean Town to get to, experience some fabulous gay nightlife along with some great shopping, eating, and so much more.

Let’s start with the nightlife. Because downtown Providence is such a college town, it not only has a younger quality and feel to it, but the city also balances itself out with some sophisticated clubs and bars where any crowd can truly fit in.

There are so many bars in Providence that it’s hard to choose just one to enjoy for its own merits.  If dancing the night away is your thing, then Mirabar, Alley Cat, and EGO Providenceare three fantastic choices that play some amazing music throughout the night with super hot go-go boys who are there for the delicious eye candy and whatnot.  For my fellow bear aficionados, you can’t go wrong with a classic like The Eagle.  And for those who enjoy a lovely cocktail bar after work, then The Stable will work for you (rated #1 in Providence for gay bars).

By Ryan Shea – Full Story at Instinct

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Gay Medellin, Colombia – Nomadic Boys

Author: , November 21st, 2017

Gay Medellin

Medellin used to be considered the crime capital of Colombia. However, over the past 10 years it has undergone a huge transition to become one of the safest and most advanced places in the entire country.

Medellin is also a very gay friendly city. The paisas (people of Medellin) are very welcoming and there’s also a large gay scene here. What impressed us the most was a public sign we spotted, which sets out the various police fines you can get: one of them was for homophobic abuse, which carries a fine of 657,000 Colombian pesos ($224). Whether this is actually enforced is another matter entirely, but the very fact that this is even in place speaks volumes!

We spent 4 months in Medellin, using it as a home base during our big trip in Latin America and loved it. This is our gay guide to Medellin featuring our favourite gay bars, clubs, gay friendly hotels to stay things to do.

Gay Bars in Medellin

Poblado is the main touristy heart of the city, with all the best restaurants, bars and hotels. In the evening, around Parque Lleras, it’s an extremely fun place to be, full of life, atmosphere and a few gay bars.

Bar Chiquito: this was our favourite gay bar in Medellin. It has yellow twin flamingo statues outside to welcome you. The staff are gorgeous and extremely friendly here. They also make delicious cocktails and have a large outdoor terrace. We loved coming here for evening cocktails before heading to one of the gay clubs in Medellin. Bar Chiquita is open on Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm till 2am and is located at Carrera 37 # 10-37 Local 205.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Colombia Gay Travel Resources

Paris Day Trip – Paris Gay Friendly Tours

Author: , November 20th, 2017

Paris Day TripParis-Day-Trip is a french company based in Paris. We provide private tours around Paris and surroundings using our own guides and vehicles. Our main concern is to give the customers a full understanding of what they see in a fun, hassle-free and confortable way. We take care of everything 😉

A licensed official guide comes to your hotel to pick you up in a premium car or van, drives you to the museum, castle, landmark, and guides you inside. The entrance to landmarks where cues are expected are always scheduled to avoid lines.

We are used to work with customer requesting hight standards.

See the Paris Day Trip Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Lesbian Adventure Travel Sites

Author: , November 20th, 2017

Go Girlfriend

We got mentioned in Go Girlfriend!!!

Isn’t it about time you gave yourself permission to have the kind of vacation you really want?

Let’s face it, if you’re looking for a same sex partner, a Disney cruise jammed with kids isn’t going to impress. And if you’re a spa-worshiping gay man, one that caters to husband-hunting debutantes is going to miss the mark.

At GoGirlfriend, we’re eager to share lesbian travel companies who get it. If you’re looking for gay and/or lesbian adventure travel – with a partner or solo – have a look at some of the companies we’ve found:

Purple Roofs: with thousands of gay and lesbian owned and friendly accommodations around the world – bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, hotels, guest houses, as well as hundreds of gay and lesbian friendly travel agents and tour operators, PurpleRoofs is a staple for that weekend getaway or simply exploring.

Hit the link here for the whole list!

Gay Charleston, South Carolina – Instinct

Author: , November 20th, 2017

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When it comes to southern comfort, culture, history, and hospitality, we did not need to look any further than Charleston, South Carolina. There were already many arrows, reviews, and people directing us to visit and enjoy Chucktown.

Charleston has been given the nod by readers of many travel magazines as their favorite domestic travel destination. With honors such as being named the No. 1 City in the World and the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada (for 5 years straight, 2013 to 2017) by the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and the No. 1 U.S. City by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (for 6 years straight, 2013 to 2016).

In the heart of the city, one will find Belmond Charleston Place, which we were excited to call home for the next three nights. Ranked as one of the World Best Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine consecutively for the last 10 years, Belmond Charleston Place had a reputation to uphold and it did with flying colors.

We opted for the Club Level experience at Belmond. Available by private access only, the Club Level occupies the top two floors of the hotel where we thoroughly enjoyed the two-story Club Lounge. With all-day complimentary food and beverage service, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres and desserts, it would have been a pleasure to spend the whole vacation on those two floors. The staff knew our names from the first hello and were there until we sadly dragged our bags away to check out.

By Adam Dupuis – Full Story at Charleston

South Carolina Gay Travel Resources