Sea Meadow Inn – Gay Friendly Brewster B&B

Author: , July 22nd, 2017

Sea Meadow Inn

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

A feeling of history abounds at the Sea Meadow Inn, in accommodations that are modern, comfortable, and affordable.

With all the amenities you expect, the innkeepers are at your service to make your Cape Cod stay a memorable one.

See the Sea Meadow Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Cape Cod

Iceland on a Budget – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , March 18th, 2016

Iceland - Dani

One of the things I say on my About Page is I make mistakes so you don’t have to – and I actually made a big mistake in Iceland. Well, it wasn’t actually a mistake, because I knew I had to hit up one of the big grocery stores before leaving Reykjavik – big supermarkets are sparse on the island, and we wanted to pick up food to make picnic lunches during our road trip – restaurants in Iceland are pricey. And that’s what we did, we went to the first Bonus supermarket we came across, ready to load up the car with groceries. Only that the supermarket didn’t open until 11am (!), and we were there at 9am. So we decided to head off on the first leg of our road trip, assuming we’d be coming back through Reykjavik after driving the Golden Circle. But we didn’t. We headed straight south. And were stuck with a small town grocery store in Vik, with a very limited selection.

I put together some other things I’ve learned on my road trip through Iceland to help save you money during your trip, to give you an idea what to expect as for how much things cost, and last but not least some thoughts on renting a car for your trip vs. using public transportation or hitchhike.

Don’t Pay for Water in Iceland

I was surprised when I read on other blogs that travelers had paid for water in Iceland. Icelanders proud themselves of having some of the best water in the world! It comes straight from the spring and is delicious – why would you pay for bottled water?! Plus, you won’t contribute to plastic bottle garbage.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

Iceland Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast, Sheffield, Massachusetts

Author: , June 21st, 2015

Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast

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

Rated the number one B&B in Sheffield by Tripadvisor, Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located on Route 7 in historic Sheffield, Massachusetts. It is the perfect place from which to explore the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural venues of the Berkshire region.

See the Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Massachusetts

Nomadic Boys – The Maldives on a Budget

Author: , March 22nd, 2015

Nomadic Boys - MaldivesThe Maldives has always been one of those luxury tropical getaways we’ve always dreamed of visiting but dismissed due to the high costs.

But, since 2009, the Maldivian government officially allowed tourists to stay with the local population rather than just on the privately owned pricey resort islands. This has allowed backpackers and budget travellers to enjoy the pristine waters of the Maldives.

Although not as cheap as say India or Nepal, it is still very possible to visit Maldives on a budget especially now that locals are allowed to have guesthouses.

So, we decided we would go and find Nemo in this tropical paradise in between our travels to India and Sri Lanka.

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Maldives Gay Travel Resources

Northern Ireland on a Budget

Author: , January 29th, 2015

Northern ireland - photo by Steve LareseNorthern Ireland teems with castles, ancient sites, and natural beauty. After you’ve explored Belfast, set off to see the stunning landscape and history of the rest of this beautiful land. Here are just a few Northern Ireland attractions that are as inexpensive as they are impressive.

History & Culture

Of all of Northern Ireland’s many treasures, the Giant’s Causeway is perhaps its most beloved. This geologic site consists of 60 million-year-old basalt columns that cooled into perfectly hexagonal patterns. And music fans will recognize the site from Led Zeppelin’s 1973 “Houses of the Holy” cover. Geology aside, Irish mythology says that the natural columns are actually the remains of a bridge built by folklore hero Finn McCool to reach a rival giant in Scotland. The UNESCO also site sports a state-of-the-art welcome center that opened in 2012 to get you situated. #8.50 (about $12.89).

The Dark Hedges in County Ballymoney is a must-visit in Northern Ireland, only gaining more popularity after being featured in an episode of Game of Thrones. Here, beech trees are planted two centuries along Bregagh Road as a dramatic entry to Gracehill House. The area is free to visit — though it’s said to be haunted.

By Steve Larese – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Northern Ireland Gay Travel Resources

Affordable Phoenix, Arizona

Author: , January 3rd, 2015

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Phoenix has always been a popular winter destination, but this year it will be even more so as it hosts Super Bowl XLIX and the 2015 Pro Bowl. While you’ll probably need a small fortune to attend either event, Phoenix is one of the most affordable large cities in the nation. Here’s how to get the most bang for your buck in Phoenix, whenever you go.

Before You Book

You definitely pay a premium to enjoy Phoenix’s mild winter climate, so if budget is your primary concern, consider booking a vacation in late spring or summer. Room rates can be half of what you would pay during high season, plus many of the resorts and hotels offer resort credits, 2-for-1 dinners, and other perks. And, even though it will be hot from May through mid-September, if you are planning to lounge by the pool and take a day trip to the Grand Canyon, the weather shouldn’t be much of an issue.

On the other hand, if the whole point of your visit is to escape your chilly hometown in winter, you can still get a good deal if you pick your dates wisely. Avoid the last weekend of January when car enthusiasts descend on the Barrett Jackson Auction and golf fans flock to the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the entire month of March when spring training baseball comes to the Valley. Resorts offer fewer deals during these peak times.

By Teresa Bitler – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Phoenix Gay Travel Resources

Seven Affordable, Gay Friendly Off-Season Getaways

Author: , September 20th, 2014

Rainbow FlagSummer has bid us adieu, but that’s no reason to put your luggage away. There are lots of great LGBT-friendly destinations to consider this fall, many of which are more affordable than they were just a month ago. (Resort communities hate the term “off-season,” but travelers love it.)

What new adventures should be on your itinerary? Peep our picks below, and start planning your getaway today, from warm climes to more autumnal.

Puerto Vallarta

With the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains on one side and Mexico’s picturesque Bay of Banderas on the other, the four-Diamond, luxury beachfront CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is a sight to behold. And now that it’s become the first hotel in the area to earn a certification in LGBT Service Excellence from Out Now Global, there’s no reason to consider any other accommodations. Available experiences include cultural immersion programs, tequila tastings, voluntourism opportunities like sea-turtle rescue programs, beachside dining, and more. Rates start at an eye-rubbing $89 per night so you can live la vida loca without going broke-a.

Full Story at The Dallas Voice