Pandora Boxx on Gay Los Angeles – Gay Star News

Author: , January 13th, 2018

Pandora Box

Pandora Boxx has been one of the stars to emerge from the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race. A frequent flyer who jets around the world to perform, we recently caught up with Pandora to swap travel stories and talk wedding plans.

What would your travel tips be for someone visiting LA?

There’s so much to do in LA! Just plan enough time because traffic can be a bitch. Choose someplace either right near the places you want to visit, or someplace centrally located so it’s easier to get around.

If you love the gay scene, then the strip in West Hollywood has a bunch of gay bars all within walking distance. Downtown LA also has a great gay scene now. People should definitely check out my favourite bar in LA which is Precinct DTLA.
There’s so many choices for food here too, some of my favourites are Hugo’s, Rosa Mexicano – the fresh guacamole is the best, Quarters for Korean BBQ, and Tatsu Ramen.

There’s also so many brunches to choose from, but I’m a queen so I have to recommend checking out a drag queen brunch. A lot of my LA gal pals host a drag queen brunch, so make sure to check out where Jasmine Masters, Ongina, Mayhem Miller, Wendy Ho, Allusia Alusia, Misty Violet, and Vicky Vox will be. They know where the party is at!

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Lancaster B&B – Gay Lancaster Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 11th, 2018

Lancaster B&B

The Lancaster is a fine old house built in the 1912 Dutch Colonial style. A craftsmen-cottage sense of place and tasteful, inviting decor welcomes our guests to relax and rejuvenate at their own pace.At the inn, all rooms offer stocked private baths, bathrobes, and electric fireplaces. Satellite television/dvd players, wi-fi throughout the property, complimentary refreshments and cozy common spaces keep you connected and entertained when staying in, and extensive maps, brochures, and our in-step local knowledge keep you informed when you choose to explore.

Situated on the perimeter of the vibrant, creative downtown of Lancaster city, where cool shops, great galleries, quality theatre, and wow-factor restaurants and pubs are all close by, The Lancaster bed and breakfast is only minutes away from the inspiring Amish countryside. The fascinating and friendly Amish and Mennonite cultures pepper the farmland, ready to educate, inspire, and charm you with handsome homesteads and businesses of produce, preserves, quilts, and crafts.

And of course, the marvelous full gourmet breakfasts at The Lancaster will please all palettes, as your innkeepers, Brad and Keith, pride themselves on graciously accommodating the tastes and needs of their guests. You will not leave hungry but you will leave enriched.

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Bayfront Marin House – St. Augustine Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , January 8th, 2018

Bayfront Marin House - St. Augustine Gay Friendly B&B

If you’re looking for a laid-back, relaxing Florida getaway in lovely St. Augustine. look no further – the Bayfront Marin House offers an elegant, award-winning accommodation experience.

Our St. Augustine bed and breakfast is located directly across from the Matanzas Bay, in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district. Our elegant hotel alternative offers the best views anywhere in the old city, from the spectacular Bridge of Lions and romantic St. Augustine lighthouse, to the playful dolphins that frolic in the Intracoastal Waterway.

If you’ve never stayed at a B&B before, you’ll love the welcoming atmosphere and personalized service we provide. And if you’re a bed and breakfast veteran, you’ll be delighted by the things that set us apart: private entrances and individual thermostats for every room, giving you the ultimate in privacy and comfort. As soon as you arrive at our richly landscaped grounds, you’ll understand why our guests have voted us the #1 Bed and Breakfast on the Bay.

The Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn is just a short walk away from the city’s historic sites, museums, art galleries, boutique shops, and great restaurants. We’re directly across from the seawall, and just blocks from the historic fort, Castillo de San Marco.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay in St. Augustine, give us a call, and let us pamper you.

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Great Oak Manor – Gay Friendly Chesapeake Bay B&B

Author: , January 6th, 2018

Great Oak Manor - Gay Friendly Chesapeake Bay B&B

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, just a 15 minute drive from Chestertown, Great Oak Manor offers so much for those looking to “get away from it all” for a little while.

We offer canoes, kayaks and SUPs plus bicycles.

Or just sit in one of the Adirondack chairs by the Bay or relax in a hammock.

You will love it.

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Graycote Inn – Bar Harbor Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , January 3rd, 2018

Graycote Inn - Bar Harbor Gay Friendly B&B

Step back into the Bar Harbor of a quieter era and be our guest at the historic Graycote Inn – we’re open year-round. Graycote was also the first green-certified lodging in Bar Harbor.

Sleep in one of our comfortable, spacious guest rooms, each with a king or queen bed – many with canopy – and private bath. Some of our guest rooms have a working wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, private sitting room, or balcony. We also offer free off-street parking – you don’t need to worry when a winter storm is on its way), and free wifi throughout the Graycote Inn.

Start your day with a tray of locally-roasted coffee just outside your room, then come down to a leisurely full, hot breakfast served to you at your table on the sunny enclosed porch spring through fall, or in the dining room before a cozy fire in winter. Our delicious breakfast is made from scratch each morning.

Enjoy afternoon refreshments on the veranda or in front of the living room fireplace. Play croquet on the lawn, or take a nap in one of the hammocks. Bar Harbor’s many restaurants, shops, and galleries are just a short walk away.

You’ll also be just a mile away from Acadia National Park, with sixty miles of car-free carriage roads, 120 miles of hiking trails, and some of the most majestic coastline in the State of Maine. The carriage roads become excellent cross-country ski trails in winter.

The Graycote is here to welcome you in any season, whether you wish to “do it all” in the great outdoors, or simply relax and recharge your batteries on the country’s most beautiful island.

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Homestead B&B at Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 2nd, 2018

Homestead B&B at Rehoboth - Rehoboth Beach Gay Bed & Breakfast

Located just three miles from the hustle and bustle of town, The Homestead B&B at Rehoboth sits on two acres of beautifully landscaped property. We are a pet friendly and adults only inn. Choose from four beautifully decorated guest rooms in the main house all with private bathrooms or our spacious 800 square foot private cottage featuring a large fenced-in backyard.

The inn was originally a small farmhouse built in 1899 and part of a 200 acre working farm. Today, the Homestead is decorated in relaxing beach themes with reminders of its previous role throughout including hardwood floors, fireplaces and timeless charm.

Guests enjoy a full breakfast in our dining room including the hot entree of the day, homemade breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, gourmet coffee and additional continental fare. We take pride in preparing a delicious feast for our guests each morning using local or home-grown ingredients when available. Complimentary breakfast cocktails are served Sunday morning year round including our signature Bloody Mary made with our house-infused pepper vodka, secret blend of spices and garnished with a pickled green bean. We happily cater to guests with special dietary needs including vegetarian and gluten-free. Our guests describe our breakfast offering as “top-notch” and “above restaurant quality”.

All of our rooms and the Cottage have a refrigerator, HD TV’s, DVD player, hair dryer, and personal climate control settings. Additional amenities include a wrap-around screened in porch, free WI-FI, an expansive DVD selection, books to borrow from our library, a large selection of games, ice maker, bottled water, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, free parking, and an outdoor shower for use after a day at the beach.

The Homestead B&B at Rehoboth welcomes all dog breeds and your feline friends too. The property features a large fenced-in dog walk/park for off-leash exercise and potty breaks. Our furry guests enjoy free treats, dog towels and sheets, crates, dog beds, food/water bowls, and an outdoor pet shower with a hand-held sprayer to wash off any dirt, sand or salt water after a fun-filled day at the beach. Upon arrival guests are presented with a listing of pet-friendly restaurants and beaches in the area.

Whether you are looking for a place to vacation with your four-legged friend or a true retreat to relax and enjoy Rehoboth Beach, the Homestead Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect personal touch to make your visit special.

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Lilith Pad Vacation Rental – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Author: , December 30th, 2017

Lilith Pad Vacation Rental - Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Lilith Pad Bungalow is located in the heart of Blue Mountain Beach, just 2 miles from Grayton Beach and 5 miles from the famous town of Seaside. Our home is nestled on a 1/2 acre property, surrounded by old growth Florida pines and a natural landscape.

Our Florida Coast vacation rental has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, an outside hot and cold water cedar shower, laundry room and fully stocked kitchen in the front of the open floor plan front room.

Our home also boasts a sound system that offers sound in every room of the home and both front and back porches. There’s ample outdoor living space including a covered grill pad with room for seating and a fenced in back yard for our furry friends.

We built the home in 2003 with our own hands, and those of friends and family and it was our primary residence until life moved us to the Pensacola area. We still consider the house our home and have provided all the comforts of home we hope you will enjoy during your stay.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – Traveling in Our Fabulous Gay World

Author: , December 29th, 2017

Palm Springs aerial tram car

If you have never been on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway you have certainly missed a very exciting experience. Thousands of visitors visit the city but have no idea what an educational experience it is take the Aerial Tramway.

Palm Springs has an altitude of only 479 feet however when you drive 15 minutes to the base of the Tramway Valley Station, you at 2,643 feet. Then you take the Tramway up to over 8,500 feet and the temperatures are 30 degrees cooler so be and proper clothing with you.

Palm Springs aerial tram car

It is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world and opened in September, 1963.  It goes from the Coachella Valley to near the top of San Jacinto Peak. In 1998, the Tramway said that they were embarking on news cars and update its facilities.

In September of 2000, passengers first rode the world’s largest rotating tramcars.

Once you are at the top station, you have a large variety of things to see and do. They have a very upscale restaurant, Peaks Restaurant where we had a great lunch while overlooking the valley below. Ryan was our server and he did an outstanding job.They also have a Pines Cafe which is more informal and cafeteria style. They also have the Lookout Lounge for drinks and appetizers and a great gift shop.

You can walk outside on the Long Valley deck and view the beautiful Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

For those you like to ‘rough it’ you can a Guided Nature Walk or hike on your own in the over 50 miles of trails. They have three different hiking trails for novice, experienced as well as expert hikers. We chose not to take those hikes. Plus if you are very adventurous you can even go camping overnight!

In the downstairs Valley station they have a documentary movie showing the building of the Aerial Tramway. Visiting the Palm Springs Aerial Tram is one of the World’s greatest wonders and something that you remember for a lifetime.

As we travel around the country we are so fortunate to meet a lot of professional people. Greg Purdy, Vice President of Marketing and Public Affair or the Tramway  is one such person. We first met Greg when he was the Director of Marketing for the Palm Springs Follies. He is extremely professional. Thanks Greg for doing things the right way!

aerial tram ray and greg

For more information on the Aerial Tram; 888-515-8726 or email them at pstramway@pstramway.com and their website is www.pstramway.com

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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Horse and Hound Inn – New Hampshire Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 28th, 2017

Horse and Hound Inn - New Hampshire Gay Bed & Breakfast

The Horse and Hound Inn, located in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire in Franconia, opened in 1946 as a tasteful inn, tavern and restaurant. With three fireplaces, warm pine paneling and an expansive lawn and gardens, the inn welcomed everyone from Hollywood stars to local outdoor enthusiasts and quickly established a reputation for great food, elegant lodging, and warm hospitality.

Now fully restored, the Horse & Hound again welcomes you for lodging and dining. Sited on a quiet country road and surrounded by eight private acres bordered by Tucker Brook, the cheerful Tavern, gracious Dining Room, elegant Lobby, handsome Library, and eight restful guest rooms invite you to relax and unwind after an active day in the Great Outdoors.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Events: Pink Talking Fish

Author: , December 28th, 2017

Events: Pink Talking Fish http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they are Phenomenons.  Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.  Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish…. to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience. Buy your tickets and enjoy the show January 12.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other winter activities during your visit to New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and enjoy art galleries, dog sled trips, fine dining, hiking, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, skiing , snow play and ‘tax free’ shopping. Or, simply experience the delightful New Hampshire countryside. Inn guests enjoy savings on many winter activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities.

Book Your ‘Pink Talking Fish’ Accommodation Now http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.