Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown, Kentucky

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown, Kentucky

BOURBAN MANOR B&B: BEST BOURBON TRAIL ACCOMMODATIONS

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn is the world’s first Bourbon-themed Bed & Breakfast Inn featuring 10 luxurious, antique-appointed guest rooms, Bourbon Bar, and Day Spa.

2 Beautifully restored, National Historic Registry and Kentucky Landmark Plantation Homes built by the Brown family, known for their historic heritage of Kentucky Bourbon and Politics.

An 1810 Federal House, 1820 Smokehouse, and 1830 Antebellum Mansion featuring luxurious, award-winning B&B Accommodations. Spacious antique-appointed rooms, fine art, and tranquil park-like setting. King Beds, private baths, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces.

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Shanghai’s Bund at Night – Keep Calm and Wander

Shanghai's Bund at Night - Keep Calm and Wander

I guarantee that you will be shanghaied by The Bund at night. The city’s skyline views after sunset are breathtaking. You do not need to join a night tour – just go there by yourself and enjoy it.

Don’t worry much about security. The Bund promenade has police officers on duty everywhere. Not to mention the cameras that seem to follow you wherever you go. 

The flickering neon lights of the skyscrapers across the Huangpu River are mesmerizing.

But before getting too excited to see Shanghai skyline at night, how about a dinner with a view? 

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Traditional Panamanian Food – The Nomadic Boys

We travelled a great deal around Panama during our big trip in Latin America, from Panama City up to Bocas del Toro, and back. Along the way, we tried lots of different Panamanian foods and drinks.

Traditional Panamanian food has strong influences from Africa, Spain and its indigenous Native American population. There is a lot of similarity and overlap with the traditional foods of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, which is not surprising given that they once used to be part of “Gran Colombia“.

We’ve put together some of our favourite Panamanian traditional dishes we discovered during our trip, which we think you need to try to get a real flavour of this fascinating country.

Sancocho de gallina Panameño: the National dish

Sancocho is a delicious, light chicken soup with potatoes, culantro herb (similar to cilantro but stronger in flavour), yuca and plantains. Other ingredients often used include corn on the cob (mazorca), ñampi (a tropical root vegetable), hot sauce, chopped onions, garlic and oregano. The traditional recipe of sancocho is from the Azuero region, but other regions have their own variations. Due to the varied ingredients used to make a sancocho, it is often used as a metaphor for Panama’s racial diversity, showing that each part has just an important and equally important role to play in the preparation of this very yummy dish. As such it is considered the national dish of Panama.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Bayfield, Wisconsin

PINEHURST INN B&B – NORTHWOODS CHARM, NAWLINS HOSPITALITY

Fantastic Bayfield Wisconsin North Woods bed and breakfast. Consistently high ratings by guests and one of the top ranked Bayfield bed and breakfasts on TripAdvisor.

Located on 3.5 acres with soaring pine trees and amazing gardens, just one block from Lake Superior, Pinehurst Inn provides a tranquil environment from which to enjoy all that the North Woods of Wisconsin and the Bayfield area have to offer. Come experience the majestic Lake and Apostle Islands and take in the natural beauty of the area by land or water.

We are open year-round so you can experience the four uniquely beautiful seasons of the North Woods. From boat tours and ferry rides to kayaking the Apostle Islands’ sea caves, the summer and fall are full of big water adventures.

Winter brings snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, local downhill skiing and tubing, and so much more fun with the fluffy white stuff. And if the weather cooperates and it is sufficiently cold, there may be an opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring ice caves and the ice road to Madeline Island. There also are many beautiful trails and waterfalls in the area to be enjoyed all year.

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Best Gay Adventure Cruises for 2020 – The Nomadic Boys

Best Gay Adventure Cruises for 2020 - The Nomadic Boys

Do you know what we love about cruises? Lazing around and being pampered in ultimate luxury. But do you know what makes a cruise even more exciting for us? The opportunity to visit exciting destinations where you can take part in lots of different adventurous activities.

For us, gay cruises that have an adventurous twist have a special kind of magic to them, whether it’s snorkelling with sea lion pups in the Galapagos islands or kayaking in the icy waters of mighty Antarctica. It’s also one of the most exciting ways to tick off lots of those bucket list items!

These are some of our favourite gay adventure cruises on offer at the moment. We’ve split this guide up into two parts: the first focusing on exclusively gay adventure cruises, the second on gay groups that are part of a larger (“non-gay”) group.

Gay Adventure Cruises – Out Adventures Galapagos Gay Cruise

Kicking off from the high-rise city of Quito, this cruise will see you sailing off along the equator to the stunning and unique Galapagos Islands.

As you visit the Galapagos Islands, you’ll discover places that remained undiscovered by mankind for thousands of years. Because of this, they have been able to develop incredible ecosystems unseen anywhere else in the world.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Bluff Creek Campgrounds – Gay Friendly Campground in Kenilworth, Queensland, Australia

Bluff Creek Campgrounds - Gay Friendly Campground in Kenilworth, Queensland, Australia

SUNSHINE COAST CAMPING

Bluff Creek is a simple campground in the beautiful Mary Valley on the Sunshine Coast. The 100 acres of camping offer guests the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Mary River, walk through bushland that is home to koalas, kangaroos and many other native animals.

Features and amenities include, hot showers and flushing toilets, bush walking trails, swimming holes and a small farm shop offering local fare and camping basics. We keep numbers low to allow our guests extra privacy and space.

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Gay Torremolinos – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Torremolinos - The Globetrotter Guys

Torremolinos is the gay hotspot of the Costa Del Sol. We knew plenty about other popular gay places in Spain like Madrid and Barcelona, but were very surprised to find out that Torremolinos also has a huge gay scene to rival these cities.

Torremolinos is on the South coast of Spain and is part of the Costa Del Sol – literally the ‘Sun Coast’. It’s been an incredibly popular tourist destination for years given that it is only ten minutes from Malaga airport, has hot weather for the majority of the year and beaches stretching all the way along the coast.

When it comes to gay Torremolinos, it has a very long and interesting gay history. Torremolinos was considered to be the liberal, hedonistic escape in Spain during the Franco era and it was here that Spain’s first ever gay bar opened back in 1962.

With this in mind, it starts to make sense why Torremolinos has eventually become a thriving destination for gay travellers with a lot to offer in terms of it’s gay scene.

Perhaps we were late to the party, but this was news to us!

We spent three weeks in Torremolinos and here is everything you need to know, read on for our Torremolinos gay guide.

Gay Torremolinos

The main gay area of Torremolinos is very easy to find and is known as the La Nogalera area.

The gay area is just off Plaza de la Nogalera and forms a huge square of densely packed bars and clubs.

By Sion & Ben – Full Story at the Globtrotter Guys

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Gay Moldova – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Moldova - The Nomadic Boys

Moldova is all about wines. Lots of delicious, fine wines that you’ve probably never heard of. What used to be a small slice of the Soviet Union is now one of the most underrated parts of Europe begging to be discovered.

So big is the wine scene of Moldova that the country famously has the largest underground wine cellar in the world. The Milestii Maci cellars are as notorious as they are humongous, holding a record 1.5 million bottles of wine.

There are lots of fun things to see and do in this undiscovered part of Eastern Europe, but as is the case with most places in the region, LGBTQ rights have a lot of catching up to do. We summarise our experience travelling around Moldova in this detailed gay country guide.

LGBTQ rights in Moldova

Moldova, sadly, is strongly influenced by the very conservative Eastern Orthodox Church, which frowns on LGBTQ rights. Anti-discrimination laws for hate crime and gender identity are yet to be passed and the country implemented a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 1994, which is still in place.

On the plus side, being gay in Moldova is legal (since 1995) and anti-discrimination laws exist in employment and in the media. In addition, gays are (theoretically) allowed to serve openly in the army and the right to change legal gender was introduced (but only following a psychiatric diagnosis). 

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Frisco Lodge – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Frisco, Colorado

Frisco Lodge - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Frisco, Colorado

FRISCO LODGE:
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

The Frisco Lodge is a charming bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

We first opened our doors in 1885 as a stagecoach stop for the miners on their way to strike in rich in Idaho Springs. Stay in our historic lodge and travel back in time.

As soon as you enter the Frisco Lodge, you will be immersed in yesteryear with Victorian ambiance. We offer much more than a place to sleep.

Enjoy our complimentary bicycles, Wi-Fi, HD TV’s equipped with digital channels and a movie library. After your mountain adventure, relax in our soothing outdoor hot tub and warm up by our adjoining fireplace.

During the evening we offer a tantalizing happy hour with hors d’oeuvre and two glasses of wine.

Each morning we serve a picture worthy breakfast complete with lattes and cappuccinos. Our homemade Belgian waffles and freshly cut fruit will give you the energy to take on our majestic Colorado landscapes.

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Pingjiang Lu: Relive Old Suzhou – Keep Calm and Wander

Pingjiang Lu: Relive Old Suzhou - Keep Calm and Wander

On Pingjiang Lu, you can still relive the Old Suzhou you are looking for. However, it’s not a kind of experience that will fully give you a satisfying experience. Though the street is lined with white-washed houses of old yore, many are turned into businesses that cater to tourists. There are cafes, street food stalls, a few high-end fashion silk brands, and restaurants. And oh, Starbucks invaded this street, too. 

Pingjiang Road is a well-preserved street that is part of Old Suzhou. Record shows that the street’s history dates back to Song Dynasty. At first glance, you’ll find the street to be made-up to attract tourists. The good news, however, is that there are no aggressive hawkers and vendors here. 

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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