Best Restaurants in Tampere, Finland – Our Taste for Life

Best Restaurants in Tampere, Finland - Our Taste for Life

There is a lot to love about Tampere. A cool industrial city known for its cultural attractions, stunning nature, and hipster vibe, it’s becoming one of Finland’s top cities to visit.

While there are many exciting things to see and do here, we were most surprised by the diverse and interesting food scene and the restaurants in Tampere. Honestly, we were amazed by the quality of food on offer here and thought it only right that we share our favourite Tampere restaurants with all of you. So, let’s get to it.

Best Restaurants in Tampere – Pella’s Cafe

In the heart of the city centre, Pella’s Cafe is the perfect spot for a laidback casual brunch. In the week, you’ll find a wide selection of sandwiches and bakery items. All delicious and all fresh.

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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Best Sydney Gay Bars, Clubs and Nightlife – The Nomadic Boys

Best Sydney Gay Bars, Clubs and Nightlife - The Nomadic Boys

On our Sydney trip, we dove straight into the gay scene around Oxford Street where the only thing sharper than the contour lines is the wit of the queens!

In a city where even the seagulls have perfected the art of a well-executed death drop, choosing the best drag shows is like picking your favorite child – impossible, but you secretly have one. So, grab your sequined cape, because Seby and I are about to guide you through the rhinestone-studded labyrinth of performances that had us clapping so hard, we almost spilled our cosmos!

Best Sydney Gay Bars, Clubs and Nightlife

From dazzling queens that could outshine the Sydney Opera House to performances so fierce they could make a kangaroo blush, we’ve left no rhinestone unturned in our quest to tell you about the best drag shows in Sydney…it’s also why we rate Sydney as one of the most gay friendly cities in the world. So buckle up, darlings as we take you to the best Sydney gay bars, on a journey more extravagant than a drag queen’s wardrobe…

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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The Frances Modern Inn – Austin Lesbian Owned Hotel

The Frances Modern Inn

Award-Winning Austin Lesbian Owned Hotel

We are The Frances Modern Inn (formerly The Cat Noir Hotel): an award-winning Austin lesbian owned hotel located in the heart of vibrant East Austin. Our namesake, Louie, the black cat, greets you at check-in and roams the outdoor patios while he waits for his next meal.

Our rooms and suites range in size to suit all travelers. Each room is uniquely styled with high-end custom walnut furnishings and handpicked details. 

Our design embraces a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor space throughout the hotel with open-air hallways, in-suite balconies, a 360-view rooftop lounge, and a private courtyard. 

We are a keyless property and use a unique numeric door code for each reservation. The ability to check yourself in, gives our guests traveling flexibility. We offer complimentary parking both on our property and in our off-site lot just down the street.

The lobby features local favorite Uncle Nicky’s, offering a full bar and restaurant to enjoy all-day libations and food. Just outside our doors, the neighborhood boasts countless restaurants, shops, bars, and green spaces to enjoy the often-beautiful Austin, Texas weather.

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Scranton Seahorse Inn – Connecticut Gay B&B

Scranton Seahorse Bed & Breakfast - Connecticut Gay B&B

Connecticut Gay B&B in the Heart of Madison

Our Connecticut gay B&B offers sumptuous rooms, each with private bath, state of the art heat and air conditioning and high speed Internet access.

Some of our guest rooms even have two person jacuzzi and romantic rain showers and fireplaces.

We’re right in the heart of town in Madison, within easy walking distance of wonderful restaurants, boutiques, a fine arts cinema, and an award winning local bookshop.

Looking for a great gay friendly place to stay in Connecticut? Come spend a weekend – or a week – with us at the historic, elegant Scranton Seahorse Inn!

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Exploring Lesbian Madison, Wisconsin – Once upon a Journey

Exploring Lesbian Madison, Wisconsin - Once upon a Journey

What to Do and See in Lesbian Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s capital city, Madison—a.k.a. Mad City, Madtown, People’s Republic of Madison, Athens of the Midwest, Berkeley of the Midwest, Lake City, or the City of Four Lakes—is a very queer and lesbian-friendly destination.

It’s known for being a university town, and it’s true; young people flock to lesbian Madison, and the city has over 50% of people under 30. This makes the city very exciting and ever-changing (and did I mention GAY already?!).

Some more Mad fun facts:

  • UW-Madison was the first college in the country to offer a dairy major.
  • Only two US cities are built on an isthmus; this is one of them, nestled between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.
  • Its famous farmers market on Capitol Square is the largest producer-only market in the U.S.
  • The (plastic) pink flamingo has been the official bird since 2009.
  • There’s always a park within a 10-minute walk, wherever you are in Madison.
  • Madison is renowned for being progressive, inclusive, open-minded, and remarkably queer-friendly!

No matter if you are a Madison local, it’s your first time visiting Mad Town, or it’s your tenth time in this fantastic city: this queer and lesbian Madison guide is for you!

By Maartje – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa – Blue Ridge Mountains Gay B&B

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa - Blue Ridge Mountains Gay B&B

Blue Ridge Mountains Gay B&B in Dahlonega, Georgia

Come stay with us at our Blue Ridge Mountains gay B&B, Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa, your special getaway in the North Georgia mountains offering the best lodging experience in Lumpkin County.

We have seven luxurious suites and one private cottage in a perfect mountain setting, each one equipped with a private bathroom with whirlpool tub, separate shower, free WiFi internet access, a balcony, and romantic gas fireplace. Each of our large suites sleeps one or two, with a queen or king bed, sitting area, in-room coffee service, and individually controlled heating/air conditioning. Plan to take advantage of our many massage and facial treatments as well as our infrared spa. 

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa offers a peaceful, quiet, romantic escape where you can completely relax, re-energize and take care of yourself and your partner. We are also a great place to enjoy a getaway with friends or families.

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Berlin Lesbian Bars & Nightlife – Our Taste for Life

Berlin Lesbian Bars & Nightlife - Our Taste for Life

Looking for the best Berlin lesbian bars & nightlife? You’re in the right place! In this guide, I share a list of the top queer and lesbian bars, clubs, parties, and events throughout the city. Lesbian bars are a bit like unicorns. We know they exist, but it’s almost impossible to find them.

Thankfully, Berlin is an exception. A bit like Lesbian London, the progressive city has been a queer hotspot since the early 1900s and continues to thrive. Of course, the lesbian scene is tame in comparison to what’s on offer for the boys. That said, there’s still plenty of fun to be had for lesbians in Berlin. So, let’s get to it and share our top lesbian bars, clubs, and parties in Berlin.

Berlin Lesbian Bars – Himmelreich Cafe

Located on the ever-popular Simon-Dach-Straße, Himmelreich Cafe is one of few lesbian bars in the party district of Friedrichshain. The bar has an open-door policy, and anybody is welcome regardless of their $exuality. However, it’s proclaimed as a ‘Cafe by day and gay lady oasis by night’. Certain nights are LGBTQ+ specific, such as Women’s Lounge on Tuesdays, which caters to a lesbian and FLINTA crowd.

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse – Vermont Gay B&B

Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse - Vermont Gay B&B

Vermont Gay B&B That Has Redefined Glamping

Experience a rare opportunity to enjoy natural surroundings in our Vermont gay B&B, a luxury log home and treehouse. If you’ve been wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy a romantic weekend of being pampered, or simply relax, the Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse is your place. Since 1997, we have been hosting visitors from throughout the world who have been pleasantly surprised by the setting as well as the friendly community.

We offer four luxury guest rooms with private baths (some with steam showers) and one magical treehouse (with water, electricity and private bath). Rent a room or rent the entire property for your family reunion, wedding or other celebration.

Located in Duxbury, Vermont – only three miles from Waterbury, we are close to the State’s most popular tourist attractions (Ben & Jerry’s Factory, Cabot Cheese, Cold Hollow Cider Mill) and world-famous breweries (The Alchemist, Lawson’s Finest, and others). Vermont is famous for its farm-to-table culture and many restaurants at all price levels and cuisine are located a nearby. We are ideally situated between Stowe, the Mad River Valley and the State Capital of Montpelier.

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Gay Egypt: Safe for LGBTQ+ Travelers? – The Nomadic Boys

The Nomadic Boys at the Giza Pyramids in gay Egypt

Is it Safe to Visit Gay Egypt?

For years we’ve both wanted to visit the pyramids of Giza and immerse ourselves in the remnants of what was once an incredible Kingdom.

For Seby in particular, visiting gay Egypt has always been a lifelong ambition. Since he was a little boy he’s been obsessed with Ancient Egypt, carrying an Ankh (the hieroglyphic symbol for ‘life’) in his wallet to watch over him. He’s even decorated his entire left arm and torso with beautiful intricate tattoos of Ancient Egyptian symbols.

However, Egypt is not the most welcoming destination for gay travelers by a long shot. Whilst they don’t have an explicit anti-gay law in place, the government and local police find other ways to target and harass the local LGBTQ community even using Grindr to target/arrest gay guys…yes really!

Following our experience traveling as a gay couple in Egypt, we can confidently say it’s actually fine…BUT!

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Inn on Putney Road – Southern Vermont Gay Friendly B&B

Inn on Putney Road - Southern Vermont Gay Friendly B&B

Southern Vermont Gay Friendly B&B in Brattleboro

Inn On Putney Road is a spectacular Manor style bed-and-breakfast, a 7 minute walk from historical downtown Brattleboro. Our Southern Vermont gay friendly B&B was built in 1929. It features five expansive guest rooms, and one suite — some with gas fireplaces; all with private baths with original 1929 soaking tubs and finishings. 

Indoors, the inn features multiple unique nooks from which to overlook the gardens, read a book with a glass of wine, visit by the fireplace, enjoy our original artwork collection, play billiards, explore our unique curated collection of Kickstarter-backed artisan games and playing cards, or peruse our large library and DVD collection. 

Outdoors, you can enjoy our extensive pollinator gardens, our famous cut-leaf Maple (said to be the largest in the US), watch the river from the hammock, enjoy our fire table, or hike the 17 miles of trails accessible from directly behind our yard.

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