Vacationing In Cabo for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Cabo for Gay Families -2TravelDads

We’ve been to Cabo San Lucas with our kids load of times, like, we’ve spent the equivalent of three months there as a family. You could say it’s our favorite family destination in Mexico. Since we’ve done it so much, we’ve decided it’s time we share our best tips for visiting this beachside resort town with kids.

I’ll say this right away, Cabo with kids is mostly about relaxation and swimming vs digging into Mexican culture and nature. There are lots of opportunities for that, but Cabo for gay families is more about a luxury destination than adventure.

How to Get to Cabo San Lucas

For those traveling from the west coast, getting there is pretty easy. There are direct flights from Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego. Denver and Dallas also offer direct flights, so know that even east coasters should be able to find a good flight. When flying in, the airport is SJD (San Jose del Cabo), Los Cabos International Airport.

The airport is actually quite nice now (thanks Hurricane O’dele) and as long as you arrive early in the day or in the early evening, customs is pretty fast and smooth.

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Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast – Rochester Gay Friendly B&B

Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast  - Rochester Gay Friendly B&B

ROCHESTER GAY FRIENDLY B&B – LUXE URBAN RETREAT, PRIVATE GARDENS

As soon as you enter the Ellwanger Estate in the Finger Lakes region of New York, you’ll know you’re not in an ordinary B&B.

Mood lighting illuminates the beautiful decor, and natural woods help warm the clean, well-appointed interiors of our Rochester B&B. Natural sunlight brightens the place, and a fresh breeze in the springtime promises adventures in the day ahead.

Welcome to the Ellwanger Estate, a peaceful Rochester gay friendly B&B, where you’ll enjoy spending time in your guest room as well as discovering everything our wonderful grounds have to offer. Take a stroll through our famous Ellwanger Garden, or relax and enjoy a cool drink on the home’s restored veranda.

We have four guestrooms. The Ellwanger Estate is smoke-free and green, and we use eco friendly practices in all that we do.

The historical Ellwanger Estate is in the center of the city’s Mount Hope Cultural District. Let us be your premiere lodging destination and home base for exploring Rochester and Upstate New York.

See the Ellwanger Estate B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Treghan Luxury Lodge – Gay Friendly New Zealand B&B

Treghan Luxury Lodge - Gay Friendly New Zealand B&B

STUNNING GAY FRIENDLY NEW ZEALAND B&B

The Treghan Luxury Lodge is a quiet gay friendly New Zealand B&B which sits on a little more than two acres of beautiful private landscaped gardens. Located in northern New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, it’s a special place to get away from it all and relax. Awaken in your own personal guesthouse, knowing your space is yours and yours alone.

We’ve carefully considered every last detail, from the oh-so-comfortable bed linens and feather pillows to our famous, fresh-baked organic cookies. Each guesthouse includes a/c and free Wifi internet access for your comfort.

Choose from:

The Owner’s Cottage – a fantastic cottage with its own ensuite bathroom, separate lounge and kitchenette.

Birdsong Retreat or Tranquility Retreat – our luxurious, totally new 2 bedroom cottages, each with two baths and fully-equipped kitchens (with both dishwasher and washing machine).

All three guest accommodations are beautifully decorated and fully equipped, well kept-up, and have everything you will need for your stay. We even supply breakfast provisions (organic wherever possible) when you first arrive.

Peace and quiet is paramount at the Treghan Luxury Lodge. Our award-winning guesthouses will give you the freedom to enjoy your stay in total serenity without constant interruption. Consider your cottage your home away from home – with secluded living, wide terraces and amazing rural views.

See the Treghan Luxury Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Miami Gay Bars – The Nomadic Boys

Miami Gay Bars - The Nomadic Boys

Most people call Miami the Magic City on account of its rapid growth and expansion throughout the mid-’90s. Me? I call it the Magic City because it’s the place where all the Miami gay bars make my gay party dreams come true!

The city has been home to queer nightlife as early as the 1930s. Cut to present day and the city now prides itself on having one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the world as well as being a major tourist location for over one million gay visitors every year. To prove their commitment to serving the community, they have gone as far as founding an LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce to help the locals safely and comfortably navigate life in their city.

Whether you call Miami your home or your favorite vacation spot in the US, you likely understand the extent to which diversity is an essential pillar that upholds the success of Miami gay bars and nightlife. The bars and clubs throughout the entire city echo their patrons, each one more wild and eclectic than the last!

With so many unique Miami gay bars scattered across the map, we want to walk you through the scene and show you exactly which businesses deserve your attention, which is why we have compiled our list of the best queer bars and clubs in the city.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Serenity Ranch B&B – Gay Owned Ontario B&B

Serenity Ranch B&B - Gay Owned Ontario B&B

BEST BED & BREAKFAST IN CANADA

Serenity Ranch B&B was founded in 2008 by Shane and Alan. We wanted to offer a gay-friendly accommodation, and also be inclusive by welcoming families, children and dogs.

Serenity Ranch B&B is a gay owned Ontario B&B situated on two acres of land, surrounded by farm fields. We embarked upon a period of extensive renovation and retrofitting to bring the property up to world standard.

In 2009 we garnered our first international award, and since then have achieved recognition as the #1 B&B in Canada and the #14 bed and breakfast in the world (TripAdvisor 2017).

Our hallmark service sets us apart from others, and we want all our guests to experience a relaxing and comfortable stay at Serenity Ranch. Our guests can kick back on the large front veranda which overlooks the pond and the front grounds. And t he Ranch is has multiple conversational areas, both inside and outside.

The Ranch offers five suites on three levels. The main suite has a 4 poster King bed; the bathroom has a shower for 2. All of our suites have ensuite bathrooms, and are equipped with microwave and fridge.

See the Serenity Ranch B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Snorkeling in Iceland – Once Upon a Journey

Snorkeling in Iceland - Once Upon a Journey

One of the coolest (literally and figuratively) things to do in the land of fire and ice is snorkeling in Iceland – in Silfra, a fissure located in the Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir in Icelandic)! At first, it might not sound appealing to go snorkeling in Iceland, but it’s a unique experience you don’t want to miss during your trip to Iceland. Silfra snorkeling is cold but so worth it. And luckily you get to wear a dry suit and other gear to keep you warm.

Iceland is the only place on earth where you can swim in between tectonic plates. Silfra is a rift between the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia. The Silfra fissure Iceland arose after an earthquake in the 18th century and it keeps moving apart for 2 centimeters (0.79 inches) every year. At the Silfra fissure, you swim in between continental plates!

And what makes snorkeling in Silfra extra special is the incredibly clear water. The water comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland, called Langjökull. It takes years for the water to reach the Silfra fissure (about 30!). On the way the water gets filtered through underground lava rocks. This makes it the clearest and purest water in the world. The visibility underwater is unbelievable and the colors are stunning. You really need to see it yourself!

Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat – Gay Friendly Central Oregon Resort

Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat - Gay Friendly Central Oregon Resort

A GAY FRIENDLY CENTRAL OREGON RESORT
IN THE HIGH DESERT

Welcome to the Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat, a high desert paradise twenty years in the making. We’re not your everyday accommodation! Our gay friendly Central Oregon resort includes three one-of-a-kind European-style cottages, as well as delightful indoor and outdoor gathering spaces and amazing gardens where you can rest, relax and recharge.

Our thoughtful and creative decor, plethora of original artwork, charming gardens, and wide-open countryside create an unforgettable experience for our guests. Discover it for yourself and understand why our guests call the Painted Hills Vacation Cottages the “Oasis in the High Desert!”

And we’re just fifteen minutes from the state’s well-known Painted Hills! (part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument).

See the Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Putrajaya Walking Tour – Keep Calm and Wander

Putrajaya Walking Tour - Keep Calm and Wander

This short Putrajaya walking tour is not really the kind of tour you’d like to join. I did it without a tour guide nor a map on hand. I did it because I like walking and I want to see what’s beyond the Putra Masjid, a landmark you shouldn’t miss. When I got out of the Pink Mosque, I walked across the street and onto the huge square.

From the square, I walked closer to the country’s impressive Legislative Building. There must be no session that day because the surrounding areas were so quiet. Aside from its well-manicured gardens, you’ll also see a huge sculpture of a hand. I tried to get closer to find its description but didn’t find one.

Near the Legislative Building is a long bridge. I walked across it, enjoying the lake views.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Arroyo Vista Inn – Gay Friendly Pasadena B&B

Arroyo Vista Inn - Gay Friendly Pasadena B&B

GAY FRIENDLY PASADENA B&B NEAR DTLA

Welcome to the Arroyo Vista Inn, in South Pasadena under five miles from Old Town Pasadena just seven miles to everything that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer. We’re also just fifteen minutes by foot from the South Pasadena Gold Line Station.

Our gay friendly Pasadena B&B is in a historic Craftsman home originally built in 1910 and later converted to a bed and breakfast in 2006. The original home was designed by the famous architect Lester Moore, and features ten rooms.

Each of our guestrooms at the Arroyo Vista Inn has a queen- or king-sized bed and private bath, with wifi internet access and cable television.

Our South Pasadena Inn is perched on a hillside overlooking the Arroyo Seco with fantastic views of the San Gabriel mountains in the distance.

You’ll have your choice of rooms, from one of our mountain view guest rooms to a quieter hill-facing room, nestled under the shade of our beautiful old Oak Trees.

Guests enjoy our large sixteen-person dining table and beautiful outdoor patio for breakfast. We serve both vacationers and business travelers, with a continental breakfast weekdays with hot dishes also served at the table. On the weekend, we provide a full sit-down breakfast, with at least two specialty items from our kitchen. If you prefer to have breakfast in bed, there’s an additional charge to have breakfast for two delivered to your room.

We try to accommodate our guests’ special dietary needs with advance notice. Please tell us about any special food requests in your reservation note and we will do our best to meet them.

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Gay Slovenia – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Slovenia - The Globetrotter Guys

We spent two weeks in Slovenia during ‘’Pink Week’’ (focused on gay travel in Slovenia) and were simply amazed by its natural beauty – it was like being in a fairy-tale.

It’s is the third most forested country in Europe and one of the most water rich with numerous thermal springs, mineral springs and subterranean waters.

We loved the diversity and beauty of all the landscapes across the country, from rolling green hills to bright blue lakes and crystal-clear water along the coast – this country easily surpassed our expectations.

Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the east and Croatia in the south – all of which can easily be reached

In our guide to gay Slovenia we will cover how we found the country as a couple, if a queer scene exists, share the best activities to do, where to stay, suggestions of where to go and practical tips – we highly recommend that you visit!

Gay Slovenia Travel Guide

Is Slovenia Gay Friendly?

From our experience as a gay couple, we felt very welcome and safe. We barely gave being gay in Slovenia a second thought; and that is a good thing!

In fact, it is stated on the tourism boards website:

‘’Slovenia, especially Ljubljana, is friendly and open to all visitors. As guests who are members of the gay and lesbian community, you are welcome here. All the services provided by our country to its guests are also available to you.’’

By Sion & Ben – Full Story at the Globetrotter Guys