Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort – Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

POND MOUNTAIN LODGE & RESORT: OLDEST STILL ACTIVE LGBT-OWNED RESORT

Mountain breezes, panoramic views, and thoughtful hospitality await at historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ Pond Mountain Lodge and Resort.

Secluded Cabins and Suites for couples, housekeeping suites with kitchens for families and groups, all complete with fishing ponds, swimming pool, and horseback riding on 150 private acres.

Pond Mountain Lodge is located just two miles south of Eureka Springs at the county’s highest elevation and enjoys a thirty mile view. We are surrounded by heavily wooded mountains…a perfect attraction for many species of birds and other wildlife.

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The Santa Monica Pier on a Perfect Afternoon – 2TravelDads

The Santa Monica Pier on a Perfect Afternoon - 2TravelDads

Can you think of anything that is more Southern California than visiting the Santa Monica Pier? I don’t think we could name a single thing. Well, maybe a day in San Diego on the Beach surfing… But no, the Pier. Even though a day at the Santa Monica Pier seems like the most touristy and convoluted Los Angeles travel plan you can ever think of it’s actually well worth your time and a visit to LA isn’t complete without some beach time.

Yes, there are so many wonderful free things to do in the Los Angeles area and if you’re going to venture to the beach for the purpose of swimming and pretending to be from SoCal you might pick a different beach, like Manhattan Beach, but the Santa Monica Pier end beach are an ideal, easy to access destination and are just downright iconic.

Finding the Santa Monica Pier

When you ponder life in the West and the history of North America there are few things that pop out: the California Gold Rush, old west towns and cowboys, and then Route 66 and all of the struggles and stories in vintage history that are a part of it. The Santa Monica Pier is the very end of Route 66 (check out the Planet D for their Route 66 trip). As you walk out onto the pier you see the sign that calls it out.

The Santa Monica Pier is also directly next to the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the PCH. The Pacific Coast Highway is a fantastic California road trip route.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Cliff Cottage Inn – Gay Friendly Lodging in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Cliff Cottage Inn - Gay Friendly Lodging in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

CLIFF COTTAGE INN: ONLY B&B IN HEART OF HISTORIC EUREKA SPRINGS!

Location! Location! Location! Award-winning Cliff Cottage Inn is the only B&B right in the very heart of Eureka Springs’ Historic Downtown, just 17 steps to Main Street and all the best restaurants, clubs, galleries and shops.

Plus, you have your own pre-assigned reserved parking space at the inn – no need to walk a mile or more to get downtown or to drive around and around hunting for non-existing parking.

Most guests arrive at the inn, park and never have to drive again until ready to leave our magical village.A National Historic Registered and Arkansas Historic Preservation landmark, the luxury inn features three elegant beautifully restored historic homes all right next to each other with two suites per cottage.

Suites all have two-person Jacuzzis and showers, and their own living rooms or sitting areas – no dinky little bedrooms here! Lots of original art and antiques with a blend of the contemporary grace all the inn’s rooms… no tired frou-frou here!

You’ll enjoy lots of space and privacy for sharing some quality time together.

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Lesbian Los Angeles – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Los Angeles - Once Upon a Journey

When a lesbian thinks of Los Angeles, probably the first thing that comes to mind is The L Word. Even though a lot of their hangouts spots, such as The Planet, were not real locations, some of them were definitely based on locations in the city. In this guide, I will tell you all about the best lesbian Los Angeles, bars, clubs, parties and other events you definitely don’t want to miss when you’re in LA. So you can live your own The L Word story!

Lesbian Los Angeles

Los Angeles has been gay for many, many years. Way before the colonists came and took the land, the indigenous peoples living on the land that is now Los Angeles were very accepting of same-sex relationships and the idea of multiple gender identities. However, this was all taken away when the land was invaded.

Although New York City is where modern gay rights began, Los Angeles has played its own part in history. In 1948, Lisa Ben, an anagram of lesbian, started the first-ever lesbian magazine from her boss’s office at RKO Studios. In 1966, Los Angeles started the country’s first pride organization and had its first gay parade. But it wasn’t after Stonewall that the LGBTQ+ culture really started taking off.

Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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Highlands Resort – Gay Friendly Resort in Guerneville, California

Highlands Resort - Gay Friendly Resort in Guerneville, California

HIGHLANDS RESORT: LGBT RESORT SINCE 1979!

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community since 1979!

We offer a sense of place. Cottages that are classic. A pool with a backyard vibe. A short walk to town. Towering Redwood trees. Tasty breakfasts. Most of our guests have stayed with us before and of those that are first time visitors, many have been referred to us by their friends. We’re also straight friendly.

We’ll curate your trip. We know all there is to know about having a good time in Sonoma County. Where to eat. Where to taste wine, beer, cider. The best bakeries. The most delectable creameries (cheeses, ice cream – all things dairy). And we share all the best inside tips with our guests.

Cabins are private and have porches that catch the sun. Big comfortable beds and cozy gas fireplaces. There are 15 guest rooms and 10 different floor-plans – take a look at our website to see what the differences are.

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Washington DC for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Washington DC for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

One day in Washington DC is actually enough time to see and do a lot. Don’t believe me? This one day itinerary for visiting Washington DC includes the best sightseeing around the US capitol, best things to do in DC, and an overall plan for an easy day trip to Washington DC.

Washington DC for Gay Families

We partnered with Best Western to visit Virginia and Washington DC, so for our recommendations for where to stay, check out our “hotels” section at the end!

VISITING THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS 

If you’re planning a day trip to Washington DC, you have to make time for at least one or two of the many Smithsonian Museums. Whether you’re looking for art or history, science or culture, there is a museum for every interest.

Most of the Smithsonian Museums are located along the National Mall, which is the long lawn between the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. Several have cafes, so if you want to stay in the relative area, it makes for an easy day full of museum-going.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Elysian Fields Inn – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana

Elysian Fields Inn - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana

ELYSIAN FIELDS INN: NEW ORLEANS’ ONLY AAA 4 DIAMOND B&B!

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans.

Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn.

The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.Elysian Fields Inn is located in the historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our guests enjoy the close proximity to the French Quarter (only 5 blocks) and the Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants.

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Virginia’s Historic Triangle – 2TravelDads

Virginia's Historic Triangle - 2TravelDads

Most of us who grew up in the USA had lots of history classes that referred to all kinds of sites and events on the East Coast, and specifically Virginia. The Historic Triangle is the name of one of the coolest places to visit in Virginia:  Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

Between visiting the Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown and Colonial National Park, and then Colonial Williamsburg itself, you’ll learn a ton and have a blast doing it!

Virginia’s Historic Triangle – Jamestown

Jamestown is much more than just an archaeological site. It’s a complete historic experience, both inside and out. There are a few different areas to visit for a complete experience.

Settled by the British in 1607, Jamestown was the site of the Virginia Company’s first village site. When they arrived they needed food and to figure out their place in the land. Over time, they killed or displaced countless indigenous people and claimed the land for their own.

The story of Pocahontas is centered around Jamestown and the relationship between the existing residents, the Powhatan Indians and the British settlers. The stories you see in Disney movies or learned in school aren’t entirely accurate as to the glossy side of things, but give enough of the story that you can figure out what actually happened if you think about it.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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The Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm – Gay Owned Cabin in Dyke, Virginia

The Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm - Gay Owned Cabin in Dyke, Virginia

COTTAGES AT CHESLEY CREEK FARM: SECLUDED BLUE MOUNTAIN CABINS

The Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm are romantic vacation rental cabins for two in the Blue Ridge Mountains, far away from the hustle and bustle; a place to commune with nature and unwind from the stress of city living, kids, and commitments.

Located in Greene County, about 18 miles NW of Charlottesville, our four cottages — Creek House,LaurelWood, Ridge, and Pines, and the Log House — are situated on 300 acres in the mountains of the Blue Ridge, surrounded on one side by a 1,000 acre parcel and on the other side by a 1,500 acre parcel. They are the last houses on a dirt road leading up Brokenback Mountain.

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Willows Inn – Gay Owned Inn in San Francisco, California

Willows Inn - Gay Owned Inn in San Francisco, California

WILLOWS INN: STAY GAY IN THE CASTRO

The popular Willows Inn Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in San Francisco’s Lesbian and Gay Castro neighborhood. We’re an easy drive or street car ride from all of San Francisco’s popular sights. And we’re just a short walk from the epicenter of gay San Francisco life, Castro Street.

Housed in a 1903 Edwardian, the Inn’s decor is a blend of handcrafted bentwood willow furnishings, antique dressers, armoires, and cozy comforters.

We’re ideally situated at the crossroads to San Francisco’s efficient transportation system. The subway will whisk you downtown in 10 minutes, while the streetcars, buses and the antique trolley service can take you to any other point in the city. Golden Gate Park, the Bridge, Union Square shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Baker Beach (San Francisco’s nude beach) — all of San Francisco is easily accessible.

The Castro neighborhood itself offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes, specialty and second hand shops, gyms, bars, and a vintage ’30’s movie palace.

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