Harbour Cottage Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Harbour Cottage Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Harbor, Maine

ELEGANT YET CASUAL ACADIA B&B

Welcome to the Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast – just above Southwest Harbor and less than five minutes from the famous Acadia National Park. We’re also only eight miles from Bar Harbor, Maine.

Our Midcoast inn offers eleven beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites, each with private bathroom.

The inn was originally built in 1870 and was lovingly renovated to the highest standards in 2006.

Our common areas are light and airy, luxurious and comfortable, furnished with modern and antique pieces – an air of sophistication and fun in a casual cottage style.

Relax on our lovely front porch or sit beneath the huge old Tulip Poplar on the front lawn – enjoy the peaceful solitude of this special place.

We are well-known for our great breakfasts and our warm Maine hospitality.

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Charles Bass House – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

Charles Bass House  - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA GETAWAY

Come relax with us at Charles Bass House, a gay owned B&B in the historic district of South Boston, Virginia. We’re in Southern Virginia, halfway between Richmond and Raleigh.

Originally built in 1904, this historic Victorian Italianate home is just a half-mile walk to downtown, where you’ll find local restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, theatre and churches.

We have two guest options at our intimate and private Inn:

The Guest Suite is on the first floor and includes

* Large bedroom with queen-sized bed
* Private bath
* Sitting room with TV and full sofa bed

The sitting room can also be used as a second bedroom.

The upstairs Guest Room also has a big bedroom with queen-sized bed and TV and shares a bath just down the hall.

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John’s Gate Gourmet B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

John's Gate Gourmet B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

NIAGARA HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST

Welcome to John’s Gate Gourmet B&B. Our Niagara bed and breakfast is located in the historic town of Niagara on the Lake – stay with us and enjoy a quiet break, away from the city and your daily routine.

Our Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B is custom-built in a pre-Victorian style, and is an easy walk from Queen Street shopping, local restaurants, Shaw Festival theaters and several wineries.

Spend an evening at the world famous Shaw Festival, where plays written by George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, and his contemporaries like Oscar Wilde, are put on every day. The world famous Shaw Festival is held at two local theaters – The Royal George Theatre and the Court House Theatre.

Like spending time in the outdoors? The Niagara Parkway has a great bike path where tourists can roller-blade all the way to Niagara Falls. Ask us for bicycle maps to visit the wineries, or for the Niagara Region as a whole.

There’s horse-back riding, jet boating, helicopter rides and walking trails to enjoy. From May through October, you can pick your own apples, peaches, strawberries, pears and cherries directly from our local Niagara Region farms.

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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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Chestnut Street Inn – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Sheffield, Illinois

Chestnut Street Inn  Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Sheffield, Illinois

ULTIMATE B&B FOR FOODIES!

Welcome to the Chestnut Street Inn, a foodie paradise just two hours southwest of Chicago in Sheffield, Illinois.

Our award- winning bed and breakfast is not to be missed. Chef Monika makes all of our meals with the freshest local produce. She trained in anthropology, and this experience gives her a unique perspective on international cuisine, with a special focus on Mediterranean inspired dishes. She can also cater to your dietary restrictions – from gluten and dairy free to paleo – and beyond. Just let us know when you book your stay.

The Chestnut Street Inn has been featured as a top B&B in Midwest Living Magazine, Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. And Chef Monika has been a regular guest chef on the local television show Paula Sands Live.

Sheffield’s a quiet rural town in Central Illinois, but we have no shortage of great things to do,

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Lesbian Helsinki On a Budget – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Helsinki On a Budget - Our Taste for Life

Helsinki may be a lot of things, but the one thing it certainly isn’t is cheap. In fact, it’s up there as one of the most expensive cities we’ve ever visited (and we’ve lived in London)! Thankfully, we made it our mission to explore lesbaian Helsinki on a budget, and we’ve gathered all the insider knowledge to help you maximise your time in the city but minimise your spends. In this guide, we share the best Helsinki budget tips, including affordable hotels & restaurants, the cheapest ways to get around, and the best free things to do in Helsinki.

Helsinki is a modern and forward-thinking city, bursting with energy, art, culture, and awe-inspiring architecture. Scandinavia has a reputation for being expensive, however, and at first glance, Helsinki lives up to it. It’s apparent from the moment you try to book a hotel or hostel, with prices considerably more than other European capitals such as Berlin, Prague or Budapest.

Having said that, you shouldn’t allow this to put you off visiting Helsinki. There are many ways to explore the city on a budget, and still have a wonderful time. By following the Helsinki budget tips and advice in this guide, I guarantee you’ll leave the city feeling like you haven’t missed out on a thing.

Sound good? Let’s get to it then, here’s our guide to exploring Helsinki on a budget.

Where to Stay in Lesbian Helsinki on a Budget

There is no shortage of accommodation options in Helsinki; however, most aren’t what I would consider budget-friendly. You can expect a bed in a dorm room to set you back €20-30 per night, while private rooms are easily €50-60. If you stay outside of the city centre, the prices tend to be a little cheaper; however, the additional travel can cost you both time and money. I’ve made some hotel suggestions below to help you decide, or you can click the link to compare all hostels, guesthouses, and hotels in the city.

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River House Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Snow Hill, Maryland

River House Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Snow Hill, Maryland

NATIONAL REGISTERED VICTORIAN B&B

Enjoy a casual, elegant getaway at the River House Inn Bed and Breakfast, a spacious National Register Victorian home on the beautiful Pocomoke River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Our Maryland bed and breakfast is located in the village of Snow Hill, where you can be as active or relaxed as you choose – thee are so many possibilities. The area is rich in history and natural beauty, with antiquing, kayaking, boating, beautiful beaches, nature preserves, cycling, swimming, fishing and golf al outside your front door.

We’re just 45 minutes from the Assateague National Seashore and Ocean City, Maryland. Snow Hill, Maryland, was incorporated in 1686 – a picturebook of architectural treasures. Take a walking tour of the village along old brick sidewalks, down picturesque streets, past more than a hundred homes that have passed the 100 year mark.

The Eastern Shore towns of Chincoteague, Assateague, Ocean City and Crisfield, with its boats to Smith and Tangier Island, are only about 30 minutes away.

You can even rent a canoe or kayak just one block from the Inn to explore on the wild, scenic Pocomoke River. And the Chesapeake Bay is close by, too – perfect for sailing and motor cruising.

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Visiting Slovenia’s Lake Bled in the Winter – Our Taste for Life

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Our Taste for Life

Visiting Lake Bled in Winter is an excellent idea, but there are some things you should be aware of when visiting out of season. Thankfully, we spent a few days in Bled last December, so we can share what we got up to and what we consider to be the best Lake Bled winter activities. We’ll also include recommendations on where to eat and where to sleep, as well as all of our top tips for visiting this enchanting location in Slovenia.

No Slovenia itinerary is complete without a visit to Bled. The charming alpine town looks like it’s landed straight out of a storybook, with the pinnacle being the astonishing Bled Lake. Encompassed by the Julian Alps, I’d confidently say the lake is one of the most picturesque in the world. Arguably even more so during winter, when the mountains are snow-capped and glorious.

Regardless of whether you visit Bled in Winter or Summer, there are tons of exciting things to do and look forward to. The winter months are equally, if not more, adventurous with activities such as skiing, hiking, and ice-skating, to name but a few. Then, of course, there are the December Christmas markets when it is totally acceptable to drink copious amounts of mulled wine. Need I say any more?

Anyhow, we have a lot to get through, so let’s get to it. Here’s a comprehensive guide to visiting Slovenia’s Lake Bled in Winter.

Why Visit Lake Bled in Winter?

If snow-capped mountains and mulled wine didn’t already convince you, then honestly, I don’t know what will.

But no, in all seriousness, I understand why some would have reservations planning a Winter trip to Bled. Or anywhere in Europe for that matter. Let’s face it; the weather is cold and unpredictable, putting your valuable sightseeing time at risk. But what if I told you there are a lot of positives to travelling offseason? Don’t believe me? Well, allow me to change your mind.

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Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Dahlonega, Georgia

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn xmasfront

UPSCALE DAHLONEGA MOUNTAIN GETAWAY

Georgia’s Mountain Laurel Creek is a quiet getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with some of the best accommodations in Lumpkin County.

We over seven elegant suites in a beautiful mountain setting, each equipped with:

* Private bath
* Whirlpool tub
* Separate shower
* WiFi
* Balcony
* Romantic gas fireplace

Our large suites sleepsone or two, with queen- or king-sized bed, sitting area, in-room Keurig K-cup coffee maker, clock radio/cd player, and dedicated AC.

Mountain Laurel Creek provides a relaxing, quiet, romantic escape where you can re-energize and take care of yourself and your partner. We’re also a great place to spend a vacation with family or friends.

At Mountain Laurel Creek, we are green and eco-friendly – we recycle and use green/organic products wherever possible.

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Lesbian Rajasthan in Five Days – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Rajasthan - Our Taste for Life

Rajasthan is one of our favourite states in India. So, if you’re here looking for the best Rajasthan itinerary, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve come to the right place. We recently spent close to 3 weeks in Rajasthan, which is why it’s easy for me to suggest itineraries for 5 days, 7 days, and even 2 weeks. In this Rajasthan Itinerary, I’ll be sharing all the best places to visit, how to get around, where to eat & sleep, along with all of our top tips for travelling this fast-paced state in India.

If you ask me, no trip to India is complete without visiting Rajasthan. It’s arguably the most exciting state in all of India and without doubt the epitome of Indian culture. It’s a land of grandeur architecture, enchanting cities, mystical deserts, and rich royal history. All of which decorated in a plethora of vivid colour. Rajasthan is big, it’s loud, it’s crazy, and it will attack your senses in the best possible way.

When planning a Rajasthan Itinerary, it’s easy to underestimate just how big the state is. If the state were a country, it would be around the 63rd largest country in the world, which is pretty staggering. It’s therefore not too surprising to find that each city in Rajasthan has an entirely different vibe. You’ll have the time of your life hopping from the golden city to the pink city, and if time permits, onto the blue and white cities too.

Having said that, it can be a daunting prospect planning your route in this truly vast and profound state. Thankfully, we’ve done all the leg work, and we’re here to help. So let’s get to it, here’s the best Rajasthan Itinerary for 5 days or more.

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