Provincetown Summer marches on. . .

Author: , August 17th, 2019

Carnival is this week in Provincetown.  The annual ‘end-of-summer’ celebration has a theme of Enchanted Forest. Highlights include Sunday’s sunset cruise, Monday’s pool party, Trixie Mattel live in the Town Hall auditorium on Wednesday and the Carnival parade on Thursday.

If you know Ptown, you know the fund extends into the fall, the season we call our ‘2nd Summer’.  Warm days and cooler evenings may Ptown a great place to visit in the fall with many events on the calendar including:

 

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2nd - Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 9 - 15 - Afterglow Festival
Sept. 12 - 15 - Gay Pilots Association
Sept. 20 -22 - Women's Flag Football Tournament
Sept. 26 - 28 - Tennessee Williams Festival
Oct. 3 - 7 - Mates Leather Weekend
Oct. 11 - 14 - Columbus Day Weekend
Oct. 14 - 20 - Women's Week
Oct. 20 - 27 - Fantasia Fair
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 - Halloween Weekend

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown.


Alle Guglie B&B – Venice Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 8th, 2019

Alle Guglie B&B - Venice Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Alle Guglie B&B is a charming Venetian bed and breakfast located in the Cannaregio district, convenient from the train station (just a five minute walk) or Piazzale Roma. Cannaregio is one of the few districts where you can still feel the “real Venice”, away from the tourist mass areas; you’ll find wide roads and canals, great Italian bars and cafes, and a taste of Venetian day-to-day life.

Alle Guglie is also a great place to use as a base to explore all that Venice offers – in about fifteen minutes on foot you’ll be at Rialto bridge and few more at St. Mark’s Square.

We’re also just a short walk from the ancient Jewish Ghetto, and literally steps from the Cannaregio boat stop on the canal where you can catch a direct boat to the island of Murano (known for the world-famous glass makers), or Burano (famous for the lace production and the different colors houses), and Torcello with its magnificent cathedral.

Alle Guglie is an apartment on the top floor of a sixteenth-century building, off a private courtyard away from the main street. We only offer one guest room, so you’ll have a lot of privacy and the total attention of your host, Antonio.

By Alle Guglie B&B – Full Story at SOURCE

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Loralei B&B – Booklyn Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 7th, 2019

Loralei B&B - Brooklyn, New York

Loralei Bed & Breakfast is a 3 story Victorian home in Brooklyn, originally built in 1904, an amazing era when the NY subway was new, and electric lights lit up Brooklyn’s Luna Park in Coney Island.

The Loralei B&B sits among hundreds of beautiful, historic homes along wide, tree-lined avenues in Ditmas Park, a historic district with one of the biggest groups of Victorian homes in the USA.

When guests arrive, they are always surprised at this historic Victorian enclave in the heart of New York City. Lance & Rob have owned the home for many years, and they have carefully restored the interior of this lovely home.

As you enter the Loralei B&B, you step into the past – from the wrap-around porch with its stately columns to the parlor, sitting room and dining room, which are decorated with restored antique furniture and accented with beveled glass French doors.

See the Loralei B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Albion Manor B&B – Victoria Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 30th, 2019

Albion Manor B&B

Welcome to Albion Manor B&B – Victoria’s Victorian Jewel. We want your stay at Albion Manor to be the crowning touch to your stay in charming Victoria.

Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast is ideally located just 5 minutes from the Clipper, Victoria Express and Port Angeles Ferries, the ocean, downtown and Victoria’s major attractions and shopping.

Albion Manor B&B is surrounded by a beautiful, private garden, and features spectacular architectural details both inside and out.

See the Albion Manor B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Ten Things to Do in Gay Tampa – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , January 3rd, 2019

Gay Tampa - The Nomadic Boys

Tampa is a city packed with so many things to do for couples of all ages. We spent 4 days here and never once got bored.

There is always something happening in Tampa, with a festival to celebrate almost everything, like a Greek Festival, Italian, festivals for Margarita cocktails, cigars, cupcake and even a Mac & Cheese festival! The most famous is the Gasparilla pirate festival in January, which celebrates José Gaspar, a Spanish pirate who used to roam and plunder across the Gulf of Mexico.

For the latest events taking place in Tampa, check Visit Tampa Bay’s website, as well as the Visit Florida website. For romantic inspiration, continue reading below for our 10 coolest things to do in Tampa for couples, based on our first hand experience.

1. A stroll through history in Ybor City

Ybor City is Tampa’s historic neighbourhood, once home to a prominent cigar industry. It is named after Vicente Martinez-Ybor who in 1880 selected this spot as the base for his industry. Back then, this was a tiny isolated village. Mr Ybor attracted thousands of immigrants, mainly from Cuba, Italy and Spain, who came here to work and subsequently developed a strong Latino culture here. At one point, Ybor City become a prominent base for Cuban revolutionaries like Jose Marti and Paulina Pedroso.

After Mr Ybor’s death in 1896, his cigar industry thrived, reaching a peak in the 1920s, when there were more cigar factories in Ybor City than in Cuba. Sadly it started to decline after the Great Depression hit in 1929, and also due to the growth of the cigarette industry. This led to a mass exodus of people between the 1930s-1980s from Ybor City. However since the 1980s, Ybor City has had a huge renaissance, becoming not only a hotspot for tourism, but a popular nightlife area with an excellent gay scene on Seventh Avenue.

We highly recommend taking a walking tour with a company like Ybor Walking Tours to learn more about Ybor City’s fascinating past.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Gay Melbourne – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , December 6th, 2018

Gay Melbourne

Located on the southern coast of Australia, where it’s the capital of the region of Victoria, Melbourne is a beautiful and adventurous city to visit. It’s known to those who have traveled there for a great many things, but the all-encompassing way to put it is that it’s simply a very fun city. It’s not all about sights or museums, pub-hopping or a national park – it’s simply a multi-faceted destination in one of the most fascinating places on Earth.

Still, it helps to have some specific motivation to go to a place, so here are a few particular reasons why you might want to visit Melbourne one day.

The Coffee Is World Class

Coffee might not seem like the most logical place to start, but this isn’t just any coffee. Back in 2014, Melbourne was actually voted the world’s best place for coffee, beating out more traditional hot spots like Rome and Vienna, not to mention some popular production places such as Colombia. As you might imagine, coffee that good isn’t just tucked away in a few little shops. Rather, it’s spawned a lovely café culture that exists throughout the city, such that one of the most charmed experiences you can have is simply finding a cheerful, trendy venue and sitting down for a hot mug.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Where to Go for Your Gay Honeymoon – Pink News

Author: , December 4th, 2018

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A travel agency has compiled a ranking of best countries for couples on their gay honeymoon. The Latin America Travel Company evaluated global destinations according to six LGBT-focused criteria, each graded out of five points, to determine a country’s LGBT Honeymoon Ranking.

No country scored the top mark of 30 points, but two came very close. Canada and New Zealand top the ranking, each of them scoring top marks for the criteria honeymoon popularity, LGBT travel friendly, marriage equality, forward thinking and romantic setting.

The ranking only included countries that have decriminalised homosexuality, which remains illegal in more than 70 countries or territories around the world.

No Asian country was included in the ranking, despite the recent decriminalisation of homosexuality in India, and only one country in the African continent, South Africa, made the list of best countries for gay couples on honeymoon.

Argentina topped the list for destinations in South America. “We were thrilled to see Argentina rank in the top 20,” commented the travel agency responsible for the ranking, which specialises in travels to Latin America.

By Sofia Lotto Persio – Full Story at Pink News

Holidays in Provincetown

Author: , November 4th, 2018

The Holiday Season in Provincetown is rapidly approaching.  We hope to see you before the end of the year.  Listed below is a calendar to help you make your travel plans.

11/09 – 11/12   Veteran’s Day Weekend November
11/16 – 11/18   Mr. New England Leather Weekend November
11/21           Holiday Lighting of Pilgrim Monument
11/22 – 11/25   Thanksgiving Weekend November
11/23 & 11/24   Sharon McKnight at Pilgrim House
11/23 – 11/25   Canteen Holiday Market
11/24           Lighting of Holiday Lobster Pot Tree
11/29           Zoe Lewis at Pilgrim House
11/29 – 12/02   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
11/30 – 12/02   Holly Folly Weekend
11/30 – 12/02   Canteen Holiday Market
11/30 & 12/01   An Evening with Liberace & Peggy Lee at Pilgrim House
12/01           Boston Gay Men’s Chorus at Town Hall
12/07 – 12/09   Canteen Holiday Market
12/06 – 12/09   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
12/07 & 12/08   Outer Cape Chorale Concert
12/14 – 12/16   Canteen Holiday Market
12/13 – 12/16   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
12/21 – 12/23   Canteen Holiday Market
12/28 – 01/01   First Light Provincetown
12/28 – 12/30   Canteen Holiday Market
12/29           Suede in Concert at Crown & Anchor
12/30           Well Strung at Town Hall
12/30           Dina Martina Christmas Show at Crown & Anchor
12/31           Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor (approximately 5:30pm)

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  We would love to see you in Provincetown for the holidays.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown for this holiday season.

Casa Tulco – Gay Friendly Villa in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Author: , October 22nd, 2018

Casa Tulco

Casa Tulco is proud to be one of the few explicitly gay friendly rentals in Huatulco.

The house itself is beautifully designed with spacious indoor/outdoor living. It has its own large swimming pool and garden which backs onto the Nature Reserve behind.

The nearest beach is 10 minutes walk, or 2 minutes by bike (which we have available for guests), and will nearly always be deserted with just the warm Pacific waves rolling in.

Crucecita, the main area with shops and bars, is about 5 minutes drive or a pleasant walk up the Boulevard Chahue. There are some good restaurants just a short stroll away and some beach clubs a little further on.

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Brighton Trans Pride in Pictures – Gay Star News

Author: , July 21st, 2018

Trans Pride in Brighton - Gay Star News

The Trans Pride Brighton parade kicked off earlier today with a sea of white, blue and pink flags taking over the coastal city. Trans women, men, non-binary people and allies turned out with the slogan #LwiththeT very much present.

No Repeat of London Anti-Trans Protests

Fortunately there was no repeat of the radical feminist campaigners who marred the London Pride event with their anti-trans protest. Crowds set off at 12 noon for the 1.3 mile parade ending in Brunswick Square where the main events are now underway. These include a range of music, spoken word, poetry, as well as community stalls.

The light cover of clouds kept the heat off the parade during their march and then the sun came out to play just as the fun started in the Square. Many also sent messages of support for the march via social media.

By Mark Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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