BACCHUS INN B&B – ROMANTIC B&B IN HISTORIC CAPE MAY
John & Lisa welcome you to Bacchus Inn, a beautiful sea-side B&B in Cape May’s historic district. We’re close to boutique stores, great dining, and the beach.
Bacchus Inn B&B has two buildings – our cottage and our main house – for a total of thirteen guest rooms. Each of our guest rooms offers in-room a/c and heat, a queen-sized or king-sized bed, and a private bathroom.
Some rooms have fireplaces and televisions – please ask when you book your reservation.
We serve guests a full breakfast each morning, and have coffee brewing early in the morning, as well as an afternoon wine and cheese service.
Most rooms also have on-site parking, and bicycles for guest use. We also offer beach chairs and towels for guest use. We also offer wifi internet access to help you keep in touch with friends, family, and work back home.
We love all things history and nature. And Mexico. Although we spend the most time in Baja California Sur there’s something truly unique and wonderful about the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Quintana Roo. In addition to the pristine waters, wildlife and cenotes, the magical attraction of the Yucatan is the concentration of Mayan ruins, and visiting the Coba Ruins is really a special experience, but you need to know how to visit.
The Coba Ruins are by no means the most famous or most popular ruins on the Yucatan, but they are the most awesome to explore, especially the site called Nohoch Mul, the great pyramid. A visit to the Coba Ruins is a lesson in history, an incredible demonstration in nature, and an intense workout. Of the several sites I’ve visited for Mayan Ruins on the Yucatan, the Coba Ruins was, hands down, the best.
Which is Better, the Tulum or Coba Ruins?
More people visit Tulum which is much more famous than are found visiting the Coba Ruins, but it is not better. In terms of the quality of the site and access to the many ruins, both sites are very similar.
The Maldives is a stunning country, which we’ve always dreamed of visiting. Oh, those gorgeous idyllic tropical islands with their white sandy beaches… Few places on our planet rival the natural beauty of the Maldives!
We spent 2 weeks holidaying in the Maldives, which included plenty of beach fun, enjoying the beautiful crystal clear water, snorkelling and scuba diving. However, before visiting, we were concerned about our safety, as this is a Muslim country with severe Sharia Law in place, complete with very nasty anti-gay laws!
Although the situation for LGBTQ locals is not great, fortunately for gay tourists, the economy of the Maldives relies so heavily on tourism that as a gay tourist, they won’t dare touch you, particularly when staying at the large privately owned resort islands. So much so that gay honeymoons in the Maldives are becoming increasingly popular. Which then naturally begs the question we always get asked and criticised for:
“But Nomadic Boys…how dare you encourage us to spend our Pink Dollars in a country that wants to get rid of us?”
At the end of the day, whether you choose to visit is a personal decision. We’re not here to show that the Maldives is in any way a pink haven LGBTQ destination we should flock to! Clearly it is not! We are simply stating what our firsthand experience was travelling in the Maldives as a gay couple.
Above all else, we think that going there and supporting gay friendly / gay-owned businesses will be far more productive to effect positive change than just boycotting the country altogether! We explore this argument in more detail in this article, which we also hope provides you with inspiration to visit this unique Asian country, as well as equipping you with the full advice you need to have a safe and trouble-free trip!
The Olympic Peninsula is amazing. I think it should be considered one of the seven wonders of the world even though it’s such a big region and not just one Wonder. This is our bucket list of the 13 most epic sites or activities on the Olympic Peninsula Washington.
As you’re planning your own time on the Olympic Peninsula, feel free to reorder these however make sense for you. There are of course more than 13 epic sites on the Olympic Peninsula bucket list but these take the cake and it cannot be missed when you travel the OP.
How to Get to the Olympic Peninsula
I read an article that said there are two ways to get to the Olympic Peninsula. I laughed out loud for a long time because it was so incorrect. There are twelve different ways to get to the Olympic Peninsula, so whoever said there are only two ways was extremely wrong.
You can take five different ferries to the Olympic Peninsula, and depending on your itinerary and starting point, any may be the right option for you. The five Washington State Ferry routes that sail to the OP are:
“You’ve been to so many places in the world guys, you must have a favourite?” We sure do! Can you guess what it is?
Hint…it’s a country with gorgeous beaches, mouth-watering food, a rich cultural heritage, plenty of adventure activities, warm-hearted welcoming people, largely inexpensive, and a fantastic gay scene in its capital…
That’s right, the “Land of Smiles“ is one place we are always happy to come back to. It was one of the first places we ever came to in Asia many moons ago, and it’s one place we always strive to visit again and again, every single year! From the Circuit parties during Songkran to the fantastic street-party feel during New Years, we love love LOVE Thailand!
Thailand is a destination that offers so much to LGBTQ travellers. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to gayThailand setting out the best gay scenes across the country, the best queer events to look out for, lots of inspiration for best activities to do here and other practical information for LGBTQ travellers.
Here we go!
LGBTQ Rights in Gay Thailand
Overall, Thailand has progressive LGBTQ laws in places, easily making it one of the most gay friendly countries in Asia in our humble opinion. For example, homosexuality was legalised in 1956 then declassified as an illness in 2002. Furthermore, comprehensive anti-discrimination laws were introduced in 2015, the LGBT community have been allowed to serve openly in the military since 2005, and civil union laws are on the verge of being introduced.
In relation to the transgender community, the right to change legal gender is in the process of being introduced as well, but despite the lack of comprehensive laws about this, Thailand remains a haven for the transgender community in Asia. All the transgender men and women we met during our travels in Asia strived to come to Bangkok for a better life and to have the best surgeries. You can read more about this in our interview with our transgender female friend Regina from the Philippines.
A.G. THOMSON HOUSE – CASUAL ELEGANCE AND CHARM IN DULUTH
Welcome to the A G Thomson House, Trip Advisor’s #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States in 2012 AND 2016!! Our warm and inviting Inn is nestled among towering pines and award winning gardens in Duluth’s Historic Congdon Mansion District. Ideally positioned just minutes from Lake Superior, Downtown Duluth, Canal Park, Scenic Highway 61, and so much more!
The A G Thomson House is the perfect romantic getaway, offering private and inviting sitting areas throughout our private grounds to snuggle and relax.
We offer seven unique, classic guest rooms, four in the Main House and three in the Carriage House, including our deluxe and most popular, Lake Superior Suite.
Our seven guest rooms offer modern amenities and luxuries to enjoy such as whirlpools for two, fireplace, A/C, HDTV/DVD, King or Queen beds, refrigerator, microwave, and so much more! Let us deliver our full, delicious multi-course breakfast to your door, or enjoy the comfort of our sun drenched dining room!
Yup, that’s actually a thing in the Toronto gay scene! Over at Woody’s gay bar, every Friday evening, they host the “best ass” competition!
Butts aside, the gay scene of Toronto truly has something for everyone. The city is home to Canada’s largest LGBTQ community and welcomes visitors from all walks of life.
Just like the gay scene of Montreal, the gay village of Toronto is huge. It is located at the intersection of Church and Wellesley Streets, hence its nickname: the “Church and Wellesley Village”, or just “The Village”…or, “ya’ll wanna go out in Church later?”. This is where the majority of the best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes and clothing stores can be found.
Toronto’s Gay Village is also ground zero for the annual Toronto Pride week every June, which is one of the largest Pride events in the world. Whether you come to the Toronto gay village in the deep winter or summer, there’s always a buzz in the air, which is why we love it.
In this guide, we’ve put together our list of favourite Toronto gay nightlife – gay bars and clubs in Toronto. Also, be sure to watch our vlog about the gay scene of Toronto above.
This gay-owned and operated Artisan Inn is located just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, in a quiet, pastoral, farmland setting.
Casa Gallina’s five adobe casitas offer an oasis of home and renewal for visitors to Taos.
Casa Gallina is the perfect base for exploring the Taos area, and it’s also the perfect place to stay put and to “Slow Down”.
Richard, your Inn-keeper, will welcome you and guide you to all of his favorite places to visit, eat, shop, explore and adventure – your concierge in Taos.
The breathtaking Taos mountains and valley views that surround the property are awesome, as are the 50+ hens (and 2 roosters) that live on the property affectionately known as “the girls” – Casa Gallina literally means “Hen House” in Spanish and Italian. The Girls roam the grounds and provide fresh eggs every day for a delicious breakfast that guests can cook up in the fully stocked kitchens in each of the casitas.
KANAKA KAI – STUNNING GROUND FLOOR BEACHFRONT CONDO
Kanaka Kai is located on one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. World renowned for its stretches of white sandy beach and deep aqua water, Keawakapu beach faces due west delivering full sun throughout the year, all day, and the most spectacular West facing sunsets found anywhere in the South Pacific.
The Hawaiian “Heiau” which is a stone circle in the ocean in front of our condo was originally reserved for the “Alli’i” or the sacred gathering place for Hawaiian royalty because the under-water lay-lines were considered so powerful. The grounds were thought to restore visionary and ruling energy.
The property, the Hale Hui Kai, which translates to “Family Home by the Sea” houses the forefront and very private apartment known as Kanaka Kai which translates to “men by the sea.”
When we’re not lounging on a Florida beach in the hot sun or gallivanting the globe, we love to hike locally. Local, to us, is anything within a few hours’ drive of Seattle. One of our favorite local activities is hiking in Olympic National Park. It’s such an interesting place, with beaches, lowland rainforests, snow-capped peaks, and sweeping views from terrifying ridges. If you’re visiting Seattle hiking Hurricane Ridge is a great idea as it’s one of the closest access points to the Park.
I think most people in the Pacific Northwest will tell you that no visit to the Seattle area is complete without going hiking. There are tons and tons of options, but we truly prefer and will direct visitors to either Mt Rainier National Park or Olympic National Park. Both can be done as day trips or long weekends. Since we live closer, we more often go hiking in Olympic National Park and hiking at Hurricane Ridge is unforgettable every time.
Locale of Hurricane Ridge
As you’re driving on Highway 101 looping around the Olympic Peninsula, you must go through Sequim and Port Angeles. Although the towns themselves might not grab your eye immediately, they’re worth investing a day in…but we’re talking about hiking, not playing tourist.
So, you’re driving through downtown PA and you see a sign for Hurricane Ridge and you turn. You instantly start heading up hill. You’ll wind past the Port Angeles Olympic National Park Visitor Center, up through a few tunnels and keep going up out of the forest. All of the sudden you’re driving on the side of a mountain with little to no shelter and you keep going up. Eventually the road flattens out and you’re in a parking lot on the top of the mountain. Weird and beautiful..