Chicago for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Chicago for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

The USA has several cities that are known around the world as being iconic or embodiment of America. We think of New YorkSan FranciscoSeattle and Chicago. Traveling to Chicago is really awesome and totally easy to do in two or three days; you could even have an unforgettable Chicago experience in one day if you were really in a pinch and wanted to. It’s an easy, walk-able city with unlimited potential and plenty of things to do.

There are so many things to do in Chicago, and you really can’t do them all on one trip. For your first trip, or if you’re traveling to Chicago on a tight schedule, these are the best ideas to make sure you explore the city and really get a feel for this incredible town.

To get familiar with the layout of the city, take a look at the map below. You’ll see that Chicago is on the shore of Lake Michigan, so there are several activities and sights very near each other since they’re all in that Magnificent Mile neighborhood, between Michigan Ave and the Lakefront Trail. We don’t include the Shedd Aquarium or Field Museum on our things not to miss in Chicago, but they’re close by too, so easy to add to your list.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Cabrillo National Monument – 2 Travel Dads

Cabrillo National Monument - 2 Travel Dads

San Diego, California is such a popular west coast destination. We all love to head to SoCal for the nearly guaranteed sunshine and beaches where you can actually swim. And the coastal vibe is so different, with bare feet everywhere and flowers blooming on the bluffs year round. Cabrillo National Monument is a great place to experience that great SoCal feeling.

Cabrillo National Monument is part of the National Parks system (#FindYourPark) and it’s perfectly located for an awesome afternoon during a San Diego visit. Planning a day out at Cabrillo includes everything from lighthouses to tide pools, picnics to National Park Passport stamps. Yep, our family has favorite activities and Southern California is the perfect spot to do all of them!

Finding the Cabrillo National Monument

A lot of people visiting San Diego are going to be playing tourist in the Gaslamp District or being fancy and lounging on Coronado Island, but there’s so much more to San Diego. The beach neighborhoods are awesome! Starting at the north is La Jolla (it’s own city) with its cove full of seals, then working the way down is Hermosa and the bluffs, and then it’s the beaches!

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Big Pines Mountain House – Gay Friendly Motel in South Lake Tahoe, California

Big Pines Mountain House - Gay Friendly Motel in South Lake Tahoe, California

ENJOY BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE!

Big Pines Mountain House reinvents Hotels, offering our guests the option to “consume better”. For a very reasonable price, you’ll get your guest room, all-you-can-eat continental breakfast, free wifi internet connection, and a bunch of little extras for no extra fee.

More Than Just a Hotel:

The Big Pines creative, friendly concept offers clean, comfortable, charming rooms that won’t break the bank. Our South Lake Tahoe hotel is a medium-size property with seventy-two rooms in the heart of town, making it easy to get to everything.

Quality Plus Personality:

Big Pines Mountain House is a budget friendly Hotel that is truly unique, offering great value and fantastic customer service yearround at a very affordable price.

Our Mission:

We are committed to exceeding your expectations, creating a friendly environment and giving our customers the best value for their money.

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Holland House B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Holland House B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU IN WORCESTER

A warm welcome awaits you at Holland House Bed & Breakfast, a Victorian mid-terrace home in Worcester, within easy walking distance of the Cathedral and great local shopping.

Holland House has kept many of the building’s original Victorian features, and offers ensuite guest rooms throughout with:

* central heat
* heated towel rails
* 19″ flat-screen televisions
* DVD players
* Freeview
* tea and coffee making facilities
* clock-radio
* hairdryer
* Secure wifi internet access – each room has its own dedicated service

Holland House is an accredited 3 star property with Visit Britain, and a member of the Worcester Tourism Association.

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Burch Street Casitas Hotel – Gay Friendly Cottage in Taos, New Mexico

Burch Street Casitas

TAOS VACATION RENTAL CASITAS NEAR PLAZA

Burch Street Casitas was built in 2005, and offers a convenient in-town Taos location – walk to everything, from the Historic Taos Plaza to the Kit Carson Museum.

Our Taos vacation rental cottages offer the ideal New Mexico vacation rental.

At Burch Street Casitas, we offer four cozy 550 square foot casitas, offering beautiful southwestern style architecture in a private setting. We’ll supply everything you’ll need but the food!

Our Taos Casitas are in the heart of “Canyon”, an historic Taos neighborhood just a mile and a half from Carson National Forest. The area is well-known for its great outdoor activities – hiking, biking, and fishing.

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Pikes Peak Paradise B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Woodland Park, Colorado

Pikes Peak Paradise B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Woodland Park, Colorado

Welcome to Pikes Peak Paradise, a central Colorado B&B with fantastic panoramic views of Pikes Peak and a million acres of Pikes National Forest. We offer the best views in the Pikes Peak area, on over four wooded acres of our own.

Ron and Michael have renovated our Pikes Peak boutique B&B with imported euro-modern furnishings, and their own beautiful collection of fine art. The property offers five updated guest suites with luxurious 1000-1200 thread-count linens, plush down pillows and comforters, duvet covers, Egyptian cotton towels, and Soybu Robes.

In addition to our great gourmet breakfasts, we also provide snacks and soft drinks all day long, dessert in the evening, and a four hour complimentary happy hour with beer and wine!

Our Pikes Peak B&B is just forty minutes drive from Colorado Springs Airport, and a two hour drive from Denver International.

Pikes Peak Paradise is also the perfect place to get married, with Pikes Peak and the national forest as your backdrop. Our Pike’s Peak wedding venue can hold up to fifty people for your wedding day, and we are happy to help you customize your day to fit in your budget and your needs. Please call or email us for our Guest Guide, as well as more details and photos of the venue. Our facility charge includes table and chair set-up, table linens, and napkins, and dinner settings.

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Restful Nest B&B Resort – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Mariposa, California

Restful Nest B&B Resort - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Mariposa, California

AT THE GATE OF YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Welcome to Restful Nest B&B resort, a quiet getaway at the gateway to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Our Gold Country B&B offers old California hospitality with the flavor of Provence.

Our Restful Nest is a wonderfully relaxing B&B tucked away on eleven acres of oak trees. We’re also just 40 miles from Yosemite National Park.

Each of our guest rooms offers private bath and air conditioning, and we also have a seperate guest house with wood burning stove, air conditioning, living room, bedroom and bath.

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Benchmark Inn – Gay Owned Inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Benchmark Inn - Gay Owned Inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts

THE BEST IS FOR YOU

Benchmark Inn, located on a quiet side street very close to the center of Provincetown, is welcoming you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The inn has 7 beautiful guest rooms, all with fireplaces, private entrances, and either a jacuzzi tub or a generous shower. Many feature wet bars, a coffee maker, private or semi-private outdoor space and spectacular views. All rooms are centrally air conditioned.

Dan and Daniel, who own the inn since 2011, are dedicated to make their guests stay a memorable one.

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Cabo With Kids – 2TravelDads

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We’ve been to Cabo San Lucas with our kids load of times, like, we’ve spent the equivalent of three months in Cabo 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 Cabo 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 San Lucas really has built itself into a luxury destination more than adventure.

Getting to Cabo San Lucas

For those traveling from the west coast, getting to Cabo San Lucas 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 into Cabo, 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. Thinking about Cancun instead of Cabo? Check out our detailed comparison of Cabo vs Cancun!

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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River Spruce Cabins – Lesbian Owned Cabins in Estes Park, Colorado

River Spruce Cabins - Lesbian Owned Cabin in Estes Park, Colorado

ESTES PARK CABINS ON BIG THOMPSON RIVER

River Spruce Cabins is a magical place to visit on Colorado’s Big Thompson River, whether you’re coming during the winter or in the summer.

When you arrive, unwind by the river and enjoy the serenity and splendor of the outdoors, or enjoy a cozy cabin equipped with all the comforts of home. Your backyard leads into the paths and trails that mark the magnificence of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Estes Park, Colorado offers many things for you to explore and discover when you come here, including the historic, famous Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ancestors of our American Indians were the first to travel through the area as they hunted and made the Rockies their home. In 1859, Joel Estes arrived with his family and started a new life here. Others soon followed to trap, hunt and prospect, but the beauty captivated them and many of them stayed here to raise families.

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