Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants – 2TravelDads

Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants - 2TravelDads

Our List of the Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

We were very surprised by all the great places to eat in Mammoth Lakes, California. Often times it seems like winter destinations don’t have stand-our restaurants for summer dining, but this four season destination proved that theory wrong. From standard American to fancy French cuisine, we found it all there.

Mammoth is a great place if you’re into good food and hiking, so just add it to your California travel list now. Also, we don’t often write about food when we’re reviewing our travels, but this great town had so many great eats that it required its own article. I hope you enjoy (and get some meal inspiration too) i=our list of the best Mammoth Lakes restaurants!

Whether you’re wondering where to eat before heading out skiing or you’re visiting in summer and need hiking nourishment, there are quite a few great places to eat around town. Grab breakfast before you immerse yourself in the cool geologic sites in Mammoth Lakes!

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Painted Hills Vacation Cottages – Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

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

Another Day in Paradise At Our
Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Your perfect base to experience the wild beauty of the Painted Hills, located just 12 minutes away by car.

Our five unique cottages at our Painted Hills gay friendly resort offer an enchanting European flavor, with different sizes for families, romantic getaways, or solo travelers seeking aa meditative experience or to reconnect with nature.

There’s lush gardens that attract wildlife, and the common ground area offers great views, gorgeous sunsets, and star gazing, as well as barbeques, fire pits, and games for family fun. Pets are welcome for a small pet fee. The Rose Tree Gallery is a perfect space for art shows, yoga or small retreat groups.

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Exploring Glacier National Park by Boat Tour – 2TravelDads

Exploring Glacier National Park by Boat Tour - 2TravelDads

Exploring Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park boat tours are one of the more unique National Park activities in the USA. The setting is picturesque, and the actual mode of transportation opens up views and access in the park for people who might not normally get to experience as much of it. In Glacier NP, it’s a vintage experience that opens up a trip into more than hiking.

We still haven’t visited Switzerland. It’s been on our list for some time and somehow we haven’t gone. We have been to the Rockies in the USA though, and I think that’s sated us. True, the Rocky Mountains don’t have historic quaint villages, but they do have the beautifully jagged mountains, the pristine lakes, the Swiss-style buildings and folks in costume playing alpenhorns. And there are small, quiet little boats. Exploring Glacier National Park by boat tour is a surprisingly wonderful way to experience the Park.

On previous trips we’d seen the boats on Swiftcurrent Lake, and down on St Mary and Lake McDonald, but I’d never given them a second thought. “There are so many hikes to do. Why would we go on a boat?” Enter children and being trapped in a location.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Exploring the Mammoth Lakes for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Mammoth Lakes for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes for Gay Families

If you didn’t grow up in California, you may not have heard of Mammoth Lakes before. Known to San Francisco Bay Area residents as the place to go for winter skiing, in the summertime it’s a quiet mountain getaway. There are so many things to do at Mammoth Lakes for gay families in the summer, and it’s the perfect addition to a Yosemite National Park Vacation.

Most people think of it as a skiing destination like Vail, CO or Big Ski, MT, as it is one of the closest ski areas to Los Angeles, so we wanted to find the best things to do in Mammoth Lakes for a summer visit. There are fewer people visiting in summer and the destination takes on a very different feel. Outdoor activities and sightseeing are plentiful and you get an ideal combination of beautiful views and bizarre science. I love it!

Since we travel as a family of four our time in Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite is a combination of really active mornings and relaxing afternoons. We like to mix hiking and sightseeing with more chill tours and enjoying the actual townsite or resort space we’re staying at

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Old Granite Inn – Gay Friendly Rockland B&B – Clone

Old Granite Inn - Rockland Gay Friendly B&B / Gay Friendly Rockland B&B

Historic Gay Friendly Rockland B&B

Welcome to Maine’s Old Granite Inn Bed & Breakfast, in the national historic district of Rockland, Maine. Our gay friendly Rockland B&B is a Federal Colonial constructed from gray granite that was quarried nearby in St. George.

Local craftsmen built this beautiful home that still stands today. In the early 1900s, the building changed hands, purchased by the ELKS for their clubhouse.

In 1984 John and Stephanie Clapp bought the property, and through renovation and restoration created the lovely, comfortable Old Granite Inn. In 1997 the inn was sold again to Ragan and John Cary of St. George, an educator and an engineer, continuing the tradition of a fine Maine Bed & Breakfast. The current owners are Ed & Joan Hantz.

Rockland is a great place – the “Gateway to the Penobscot”. Ferry boats leave daily for North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands, part of the Fox Islands. There’s fresh water swimming on Lake Chickawaukie just two miles from the Inn.

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Exploring Gay San Juan, Puerto Rico – 2TravelDads

Exploring Gay San Juan, Puerto Rico - 2TravelDads

After spending a few days diggin’ on the incredible nature of Puerto Rico’s east coast, we relocated to San Juan, the capital. Wow! What a city! From the historic forts and Old City to the vibrant district of Condado, visiting gay San Juan was a blast! It’s hard to pick what we enjoyed the most about exploring San Juan, so I’ll just share how we did it and what the highlights were.

On top of this city being warm and beautifully set on the Atlantic Ocean, it’s also home to one of the coolest National Park sites I’ve ever visited. I really kicked myself for not bringing the whole family with me, especially since we’ve all enjoyed St Augustine and the Castillo de San Marcos, but it’s just one of the reasons I know we’ll be returning together soon. Just see what I mean…

Visiting Gay San Juan, Puerto Rico

Whether you want to be active or just relax as you experience the city, there are LOTS of things to do and see ihere. Between the old city and forts and the nightlife on the Condado, it’s a diverse collection of sights and activities. We love to be active, so our plan for exploring the town includes a lot of outdoorsy things to do.

TRAVEL with EASe – Gay Friendly Travel Agency

Lynn Sullivan - TRAVEL with EASe - Gay Friendly Travel Agent / Gay Friendly Travel Agency

Your Concierge & Gay Friendly Travel Agency

As a gay friendly travel agency, my first question is generally “Where are your dreams taking you? What do you want to do on your vacation?” 

Whether you are looking to do a cruise, swim with sharks or whales, do a safari, we are here to make it happen for you. 

TRAVEL with EASe is licensed and certified as a veteran-owned agency. We’re here to arrange a journey for you that adds up to a special time away.

I have earned many professional designations – Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) and Certified Travel Consultant (CTC). These aren’t just “letters after my name” it is about the commitment I have made to my career. Having these designations are like having a Bachelor’s Degree in Travel
and Tourism.

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Inn on Mill Creek – Gay Friendly Pisgah National Forest B&B

Inn on Mill Creek - Pisgah National Forest Gay Friendly B&B / Gay Friendly Pisgah National Forest B&B

Gay Friendly Pisgah National Forest B&B

On 7+ private wooded acres in Pisgah National Forest between the towns of Old Fort and Black Mountain, NC, and 25 minutes east of Asheville, the Inn on Mill Creek is a licensed five-room Bed & Breakfast where guests come to relax and connect with nature. 

At our gay friendly Pisgah National Forest B&B, guests can get some “nature therapy” by enjoying different garden spaces, outdoor sculptures, a boardwalk through a half-acre wetland area, a deck adjacent to the small pond on the property, and a walking labyrinth. Across the road is the Inn’s half-century-old apple orchard currently undergoing rehabilitation. The Inn is also one of a handful of private properties on the North Carolina Birding Trail’s Mountains Region. Our neighbors have names like Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Pileated Woodpecker and Swainson’s Warbler, and our night is lit by stars, not neon. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating allows for admiring nature in four distinct seasons. 

The Inn’s five large guest rooms are decorated and named with inspiration from Pisgah National Forest surrounding the Inn. Each have their own private bath.

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Cancun’s Mayan Ruins – El-Rey, Tulum and More – 2TravelDads

Cancun's Mayan Ruins - 2TravelDads

Some of the best of Cancun’s Mayan ruins are also the easiest to access. We’ve picked the best Mayan ruins to visit on the Eastern Yucatan Peninsula, basically most near Cancun, to add to a fun, interesting Caribbean Mexico vacation. These spots can either be visited as day trips or shore excursions from cruise ships.

One of the most cool and unique aspects of touring the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is the abundance of Mayan ruins. The Mayans were spread all across the Yucatan and down into Belize, Guatemala and beyond. They left behind thousands of small and large structures on the beaches and in the jungles. Having spent many days exploring the Yucatan Peninsula, these archaeological sites are some of the most fascinating things to do near Cancun.

Best of Cancun’s Mayan Ruins

Starting directly in Cancun and heading south and west, these are the best Mayan sites near Cancun to visit on your beach vacation. This list is NOT inclusive of every single ruin or archaeological site, but these are the ruins that are closest to Cancun and Tulum. These sites you can visit on your own or do a tour to Mayan sites with a local guide.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Old Stagecoach Inn – Northern Vermont Gay Friendly B&B

Old Stagecoach Inn - Northern Vermont gay friendly B&B

Northern Vermont Gay Friendly B&B
in the Heart of Waterbury

Welcome to The Old Stagecoach Inn, a beautiful, historic Northern Vermont gay friendly B&B in downtown Waterbury.

We provide comfortable, air-conditioned, individually decorated guestrooms, as well as a complimentary—and lavish—full country breakfast at the start of each day. Other amenities include free WiFi.

Take a step back and unwind at The Old Stagecoach Inn, a historic bed and breakfast built in 1826 and conveniently located in the heart of Waterbury Village. You can relax in front of our fireplace in our elegant parlor, or unwind in the the cozy library bar.

The Inn is walking distance from the Amtrak station and many local restaurants and shops. All of this awaits you in our quiet Vermont village, where the old-fashioned New England hospitality is still the norm.

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