Adams Catskill Cottage – Gay Owned Cottage in the Catskills

Author: , June 24th, 2019

Adams Catskill Cottage

The Adams Catskill Cottage is a whimsical 1 bedroom 1930’s guest cottage with a full living room that also has a brand new full size sofa sleeper. Separate windowed bedroom with new full size mattress. Full kitchen with vintage dining table and chairs as well as a pass through with 2 swivel high backed chairs in living room side. Full size gas stove, microwave, fridge, Keurig coffee maker, toaster and large subway tiled counter and sink.

1940’s metal writing desk in windowed corner of living room with desktop computer and printer. Large picture windows in both living room and kitchen which face the 23 acres of woods. Full bath off bedroom with large clawfoot tub and shower combination and vintage sink and brand new toilet.

Wifi available and there is a flat screen Smart TV with satellite and DVD player. Small outside porch with table and chairs. Ceiling Fans in bedroom and living room plus heat in the winter. Vintage iron fireplace with electric heat producing imitation flame.

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These Meteora Monasteries Seem to Hover In the Air

Author: , June 24th, 2019

Meteora monasteries

These Meteora monasteries are hovering in the air. On our way to see these monasteries, our jaws dropped as we passed by the towering rock formations. They are amazing geological formations that will never fail to make you wonder how they came into existence.

While these are marvels of nature, the monasteries on top of these rock pillars are themselves, marvels of human ingenuity. I declare that these natural and human-made wonders are one of the attractions that you have to see, to believe.

Who Built these Monasteries?

Meteora’s first Christian monks set up their monastic life here back in the 14th century. They constructed monasteries on top of these gigantic rock cliffs that must have been very difficult to climb. But, I guess, that was the point of putting these monasteries up there – to get away from worldly temptations and possessions.

And by looking at them, I have no doubt that the monks succeeded in their mission to practice their faith without much distractions from the outside world. They would do everything to live in unreachable places just to experience (or, maybe see?) God in their lifetime.

By Alain, Keep Calm and Wander

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Gay in Iran – The Globetrotter Guys Boys

Author: , June 24th, 2019

Gay Iran - The Globetrotter Guys

We have never been to Iran and in all honesty know very little about it. Speaking to friends, they would say the same.

Iran is ruled under Sharia Law which to say the least is very anti LGBT and as a gay couple, this often deters us from visiting a country like Iran. Safety comes first after all.

As such, we were very intrigued when speaking with one of our followers on Instagram, Pouya and his boyfriend Sobhan, who are a gay couple living in Iran.

With such little information out there about the day to day life of a gay Iranian we wanted to ask some questions to learn more about gay Iran, give these guys a platform and share their responses with you.

If anything, perhaps someone reading this from Iran or a similar country may take comfort in this interview and know they have people in their country that support them!

Anyway, over to Sobhan and Pouya to learn about being gay in Iran:

Hi guys, thank you so much for speaking with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers!

Pouya: Hi Sion, Ben and everyone reading this!

We are so glad to know you both and wish to see you one day here in Iran or somewhere else.

My name is Pouya, I am 30 years old and M.S. at Energy Engineering. I am working at an energy management company and still live at my parent’s home.

Me and Sobhan have been in a relationship for 1.5 years and we are planning to live together soon.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at Globetrotter Guys

 

Beauport Inn – Lesbian Owned Ogunquit Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 22nd, 2019

Beauport Inn

The Beauport Inn is a unique stone English Manor located just 1/2 a mile from Route 1 and the center of Ogunquit, Maine.

This gorgeous property is set on nine acres of fields and woods which border the Josias River. With three large guest rooms, a two-room suite, and a fully-equipped apartment, this intimate setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a relaxing escape, or an extended Maine vacation.

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Gay Knysna, South Africa – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , June 22nd, 2019

Gay Knysna - The Globetrotter Guys

We had no plans to go to Knysna, no idea what to do in Knysna and no idea what to expect. A week later, following many adventures, we were completely sold!

Knysna is a picturesque coastal town and a key destination on the famed Garden Route of South Africa. Think dramatic coastlines, mountains, forests, cliffs and sunsets to die for!

Not only that, there are so many things to do in Knysna. Our days were jam packed, yet after a week there were still more activities we could have done.

In our ‘What to do in Knysna’ guide we have summed up the best things to do in Knysna, activities around Knysna, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there. This is your one stop shop for everything you need to know before you go!

We hope you find this guide useful and are inspired to make a stop in Knysna when you come to South Africa!

What to do in Knysna: Our top 12 things to do in Knysna

Knysna Hike and Bike

We spent a total of 8 nights in and around Knysna but if you are short on time this is the perfect activity.

Knysna Hike and Bike offer walking tours, bike tours, walking food and drink tours, and hikes.

We went on the walking food and drink tour and loved it. We always find that if you only have one or two nights somewhere, deciding on places to eat can be tricky – with this tour we went to seven places in a few hours!

By Sion and Ben – Full Story at the Globetrotter Guys

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Fira Santorini at Night – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , June 22nd, 2019

Fira Santorini at Night - Keep Calm and Wander

Fira Santorini at night is truly mesmerizing. When the sun goes down and the lights are on, the island is something you can only see in movies. It will leave yourself breathless, constantly sighing at the beauty that never seems to fade.

Fira is the capital town of Santorini. The white-washed houses you see on postcards are either from here or from Oia. Both towns are expensive, but Oia seems to be more expensive when it comes to hotels/accommodation. However, if I had the money to splurge, I’d prefer to stay in Oia where I’ll have my own infinity pool.

Going Around Santorini

It is easy to get around Santorini. The island has convenient buses from one place to another but it takes around 10-15 minutes to wait at peak hours. Fare starts at 2.50 euros for one way only. Be aware that buses start and end in Fira. This means that if you want to continue your journey to another place, you’ve got pay another fare again.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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John’s Gate Gourmet B&B Gay friendly Niagara on the Lake B&B

Author: , June 21st, 2019

John's Gate Gourmet B&B

Welcome to John’s Gate Gourmet B&B located in the Historic town of Niagara on the Lake. Come enjoy a quiet retreat away from the city and the pressures of daily routine.

Our B&B is custom-built pre-Victorian style, walking distance to the Queen Street shops, fine/casual dining, Shaw Festival theatres and to a winery or two. Walking distance to spa facilities at Pillar and Post, and to the oldest Golf Course in North America – the Golf Club.

A few minutes drive to many more wineries, Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino and Resort, Butterfly Conservatory, Horticultural Gardens, MarineLand and Game Farm, Antique and Boutique shops, dozens of museums and many more attractions.

John’s Gate Gourmet B&B is completely private with a private entrance for guests, private living/dining room with all the amenities. A full three/four course gourmet breakfast is served everyday.

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South Africa Gay Life – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , June 21st, 2019

South Africa Gay Life - The Globetrotter Guys

South Africa is one of the most incredible places we have ever visited. We are always looking to travel to gay friendly destinations that offer both luxury and adventure and South Africa ticks all these boxes.

Some of you reading may find it surprising that South Africa is considered to be a gay friendly destination. Speaking from our own experience, we had no idea until we travelled here back in 2015. The same view seems to be true for many of you that have taken part in polls we have run on social media.

Whilst our experience here as tourists has been great, we know that this is not always the case for the local LGBT community. And so during our three months in South Africa, we made it our mission to find out what South Africa Gay Life is really like as a local LGBT person.

And who better to speak to than Mr Gay South Africa 2019 himself, Chris Emmanuel! We were lucky enough to meet with Chris during our stay in Knysna. Here is what he has to say about gay South Africa:

Hi Chris! Please introduce yourself to our readers, and of course tell us all about the Mr Gay World Competition, how you came to be Mr Gay South Africa, and what you hope to achieve for the country.

Hi everyone! I’m Chris Emmanuel, the recently crowned Mr Gay South Africa 2019.

I’m a ripe 42 years old and it was with total surprise that I won by public participation voting and became the new Mr Gay South Africa. Following being crowned Mr Gay South Africa, I am setting a goal of raising over R1 million ($70,000) for issues and charities.

Here in South Africa, we are very lucky to have an incredible constitution that strongly protects gay rights and marriage.

By Sion and ben – Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Arts, Culture and Nature for the LGBTQ Traveler Puerto Vallarta

Author: , June 20th, 2019

puerto vallarta arts culture

Puerto Vallarta is well known for its vibrant gay bar and club scene. It is Mexico’s #1 gay bar and club scene. So what about the LGBTQ traveler looking for Arts, Culture and Nature? Puerto Vallarta does not disappoint. From November until April, the every other week Southside Shuffle on the cobblestone streets of Basilio Badillo in the Romantic Zone feature street music, food and drinks, and artists showing their work in the local art galleries. Also the Centro Historic Artwalk draws a large crowd to the center of town every Wednesday to galleries open until 10 pm.

For the rest of the art, culture and nature found in Puerto Vallarta visit this story.

Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Amelia Island B&B

Author: , June 20th, 2019

Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to Amelia Island’s 1905 Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast Inn, an exclusive boutique hotel that blends romantic elegance, comfort and great service.

Come spend a weekend (or a week) in our relaxing atmosphere at our beautiful Amelia Island Inn, which is set in Ferdinanda Beach’s Historic District. We’re close to a number of fantastic restaurants, wonderful shopping, and all kinds of antiques. Amelia Island is a great place to get away from your normal life, get refreshed, relaxed, and recharged.

Now’s an ideal time to visit Amelia Island and to stay at the 1905 Hoyt House B&B – we offer elegant guest rooms, and amazing gourmet breakfasts. We’re more than just a Bed & Breakfast – we’re a unique boutique hotel on a very unique island.

Hoyt House is ideal for a romantic weekend, an unforgettable honeymoon, or for celebrating a special occasion with your partner.

Hoyt House offers ten oversized guest rooms, four common area salons with original hand-tiled fireplaces, afternoon snacks, bicycles for guest use, a large video library, and relaxing, rocking porch swings where you can pass a peaceful morning with a cup of coffee and a good book.

The inn also has luxurious leather couches next to the fireplace, perfect for relaxation with a glass of your wine. Or you can listen to a piano serenade played by another guest.

Our lovely gardens include a heated pool with and jacuzzi, as well as lounge chairs, shaded tables, and a beautiful old-fashioned gazebo – the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon or evening after a day at the beach.

The garden and Gazebo can also be decorated for weddings and other special occasions hosted on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Hoyt House – we welcome weddings for gay and lesbian couples!

Our wrap-around veranda has a view of the historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, originally built in 1861, the site of many wonderful celebrations and gatherings.

If you’re looking for total relaxation, comfort and romance, come stay with us at Hoyt House on Amelia Island for your next vacation!

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