SPOTLIGHT: Cruise Planners – San Diego, CA

Cruise Planners

I am a full service Travel Agent serving the LGBT community. I support all types of travel world-wide including: adventure travel, land tours, cruises, river cruises, destination weddings, and completely customized itineraries. I specialize in customized group trips.

I host several gay group trips as well. I love to travel and explore the world, and as a gay man I like to travel with like-minded men for fun and adventure.

I am part of a highly respected and award-winning agency, Cruise Planners, an American Express travel representative.

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California Dreaming – Once Upon a Journey

California Dreaming

Time flies when you are having fun! After a year in Asia, we fly to the other side of the world. Now we can call our trip a world trip for real! After some fantastic days in Hong Kong and Macau, we fly to San Francisco. The culture shock is huge, the jetlag as well…

HELLO SAN FRANCISCO!

As soon as we arrive, our friend David – who we met in Myanmar – takes us to the Golden Gate bridge. We enjoy the view over the iconic bridge from the best spot you can think of, and David also surprises us with some champagne. We couldn’t wish for a better start. Later on, not only the jetlag but also the champagne kicks in.

During the first days in the States, it’s difficult to adapt. The jetlag is enormous, it’s cold and rainy outside and the people are so different. People talk small talk to us, and we are not used to that at all. Besides that, it’s the first time after a year of travelling that I feel unsafe. Something I never expected to happen in San Francisco. There are so many homeless people, which is shocking to me. Feeling unsafe had something to do with being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I would not recommend people to be in the city centre and the areas close to the city centre of San Francisco late at night.

Before arriving in the States we were thinking of hitchhiking from San Francisco all the way down to San Diego (we like adventure), but after hearing a couple of horror stories, we book the first night bus down to Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, we travel further down by bus, to San Diego. The buses in the States are not that bad at all!

By Roxanne Weijer – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

California Gay Travel Resources

Adams No Eve – Gay San Diego Guesthouse

Adams No Eve - Gay San Diego Guesthouse

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Adams No Eve is a unique 2 story studio guesthouse in a quiet tropical backyard with a Zen like atmosphere. This is the perfect setting for you to relax and refresh after adventuring out in beautiful San Diego CA.

The private entry of this unique Studio Guesthouse opens to a Kitchen painted in festive colors and a small bathroom with a pedestal sink and a cozy stall shower. 14 stairs lead you up to the sleeping area where a queen size bed awaits you. A 55″ TV with local HD channels and Amazon Fire stick and a sound system you can plug your mobile device into allows you feel at home. WiFi service is available in the guesthouse and the surrounding lagoon pool area.

Adams No Eve is located in a very quiet single family neighborhood in the mid-city area of San Diego CA. The Main House and the Studio Guesthouse share the \0xBD acre terraced property. Citrus trees, fruit trees, avocado trees and a working vegetable garden along with the tropical lagoon pool make up this unique property.

The backyard view to the north gives you Cowles Mountain and night lights. Cowles Mountain is a prominent mountain which is a popular hiking area and the highest elevation of the city of San Diego. On any given day you will see neighbors out walking and socializing with each other. Ample on street parking is available for guest, however off street parking can be available for an additional fee.

Once you enter off the driveway through the locked entrance, prepare to be relaxed. The surrounding tropical Zen atmosphere takes over and compels you to relax and unwind. Guests are free to use the tropical lagoon pool and surrounding backyard. Hosts John and Rick live in the main house and are on site to answer any questions and to ensure you enjoy your stay.

Pool hours are 9 AM to 9 PM, No glass or food by pool, Quiet hours are 10 PM to 8 AM, 2 Adults maximum occupancy, no children, no pets, Tobacco free. 420 friendly.

Adams No Eve is just a short drive or an inexpensive Lyft or Uber ride to Hillcrest, Gaslamp, Downtown, Balboa Park, North Park or any of San Diego’s fun attractions and a quick 20 minute ride to the Mexico border. The Studio Guesthouse is a short walk through the neighborhood to public transportation and one mile from San Diego’s trolley service.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in San Diego

San Diego's East Village: Fringe No More

San Diego East Village Fashions come and go, as do housing trends. Once folks left their urban environments and flowed into suburban green zones. Today the traffic is in the opposite direction, from the suburbs back to metropolitan centers rife with places to go and things to do. A recent Nielsen report on trends reflecting millennials found just that. This group is fond of mixed use communities where housing is intermingled with stores, restaurants and service businesses. Activity is no longer shunned, and proximity is prized over serenity. This trend offers an opportunity for communities down on their luck, or replete with a mixture of industrial and commercial properties, to be redeveloped into thriving live-work communities. This fate has befallen East Village, actually the largest urban neighborhood in downtown San Diego, located east of the Gaslamp quarter.

By Del Phillips – Full Story at LGBT Weekly

San Diego Gay Travel Resources

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Artists' Loft B&B, Julian, California – Gay Friendly Accommodations

Artists' Loft B&B Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: As most of you know…. all the buildings at the Artists’ Loft Inn were completely destroyed by the great Cedar Fire of 2003 in San Diego County. The fire moved in sometime in the afternoon of the 28th of October with a fierce fire tornado that took down five of the neighboring homes as well as ours…the plants and wildlife suffered even more….we escaped with the seven cats, a few material things…and our love of the mountain We are rebuilding, and have great plans for the new Artists’ Loft, scheduled for completion in late 2005. The new loft will be a special retreat for two to four persons, with views from the peaks of the Cuyamacas to the islands off the coast of Southern California. A new approach to bed and breakfast is planned, as well as a private loft for working artists to use as they like. As the woods and animals have suffered even greater loss than we, there will be ongoing programs to restore and revive the sanctuary. Guests are invited to participate and lend ideas to the process, as they are moved…we will also be offering a variety of workshops in the arts… photography, printmaking, drawing, writing, pastel…. and many more. One thing is to be remembered: the spirit of Julian, and of the Artists’ Loft did not perish. We and the town are much as they were, more sober, more humble but much wiser for the meeting with Great Nature. We invite you to Julian to be a part of the rebirth of both the town and our beautiful artist’s retreat.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in San Diego

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