Win A Week in Finland For Two

Author: , January 26th, 2017

Exodus Travels

Snowshoeing through frozen landscapes. Dogsledding through stunning National Parks. Skiing, snowmobiling and igloo building in a winter wonderland. Truly, the Finnish Wilderness Week trip from adventure specialists Exodus Travels has it all.

What’s more, the travel experts are giving away the chance to enjoy this unforgettable seven-night experience to one lucky Gay Star News reader and a guest.

You’ll be staying at the magical and remote Basecamp Oulanka in Northeast Finland. This self-sustained complex of wooden buildings is found in the the heart of Oulanka National Park.

What’s more, you’ll be teaming up with huskies to explore the silent snow-caked forests of the nearby Riisitunturi National Park. Plus, you’ll get to go ice-climbing across stunning terrain before going off in search of the astonishing Northern Lights.

Enter to Win at Gay Star News

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Win Two Nights at a Luxury Edinburgh Hotel

Author: , January 16th, 2017

Nira Caledonia contest is giving you the chance to win a two-night stay at the beautiful five-star Edinburgh hotel Nira Caledonia.

Located on the cobbled streets of New Town, this romantic boutique property combines the luxury of a top five-star with the intimacy and peace of a cosy townhouse.

The 28-bedroom hotel features stunning original cornicing and plasterwork. An intimate restaurant is lit by the soft glow of a chandelier, while the striking architecture on the street opposite is visible through original sash windows.

A successful blend of Georgian period features and contemporary furnishings characterises the decor throughout the property. This, together with a home-from-home ambience, defines the very essence of Nira Caledonia.

The prize includes:

Two-night stay in a Petite Double room, complimentary upgrade, early check-in and late check out, welcome drink upon arrival, full Scottish Breakfast each morning, a three-course dinner for two people including a bottle of house wine at Blackwood’s Bar & Grill and a Silver Whisky Barrel ride at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

Enter at Gay Star News

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Win a Trip to London – Nomadic Boys

Author: , September 12th, 2016


Calling all our North American based readers…drop everything, put on your best British accent and read on!

Stefan Arestis - Big BenWe’ve teamed up with the awesome IGLTAVisit Britain and United Airlines to offer you the chance to win your own exclusive holiday to London this fall.


  • x2 roundtrip tickets from anywhere United Airlines flies in the US, Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean to London
  • x5 nights stay at the plush NH London Kensington
  • a 2 days London pass for 2 people, which provides free entry to over 60 tours, museums and attractions
  • x2 Oyster cards (the London underground or Tube official credit card) with £30 credit
  • a tour for 2 at Stonehenge

NOTE: tickets must be used by 18th November 2016

Enter to Win Here

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Win A 9-Day Culinary Trip To Peru For Two

Author: , July 31st, 2016

Dani - Globetrotter Girls

Peru has been on my mind lately – a friend of mine asked me to join her on a trip to Peru in September, and had I not already committed to another trip, I would’ve jumped at the chance of joining her. My last trip to Peru ended abruptly, and I have been itching to return ever since I left Cuzco two and a half years ago. After finishing the 5-day Salkantay trek through the Andes to get to Machu Picchu, I’ve been keen on doing some other multi-day treks in Peru: the Cordillera Blanca mountain range around Huarez in the north of the country is supposed to be stunning, and I have no doubt that I’ll love Colca Canyon near Arequipa in the south.

And then there is the mystical oasis town of Huacachina in the midst of mighty sand dunes, the Islas Ballestas which are a wildlife lover’s dream, but I’d also love to return to Cuzco to see more of the Inca ruins around there (Machu Picchu is just one of many more) and to delve more in the city’s amazing food scene, and then there’s Lima, where people also rave about the fantastic restaurant scene and trendy neighborhoods like San Isidro, Barranco or Miraflores.

Peru’s breathtakingly beautiful and diverse landscapes have gotten a lot of praise from travel publications and travelers for a long time now, but it is Peruvian food whose popularity has increased notably over the past few years – which is why I am excited to share the giveaway below, for a culinary trip to Peru (click here to enter if you can’t wait).

It seems like every major city around the globe has at least one Peruvian restaurant these day, and Britain’s Guardian newspaper even ran an article a while back about how Peruvian food has captured food lovers’ hearts in England, quoting gourmet chef Alain Ducasse: ‘Peru will become one of the leading actors on the global culinary scene.’

Click Here to Enter

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

Peru Gay Travel Resources

Win Your Own Inn

Author: , January 27th, 2016

This month, we have two chances for you to win your own inn – each one requires you to write an essay about why you want to become the innkeeper.

Almost Home Inn, Ogunquit, Maine – $110 to Enter

Almost Home InnHave you ever dreamed of living in a coastal town located in southern Maine? If the answer is yes, this could be your opportunity.

Back in the 1990s, I remember seeing a movie starring Ellen Burstyn as Hannah Ferguson, the owner of a café called Spitfire Grill located in Maine. Hannah decided to run an essay contest to find a new owner for her café. At the time, I remember how I wish I could have had that same chance.

Many years later, I had no idea my sons would actually buy a bed-and-breakfast and ask me to be the innkeeper. My dream was coming true! I always wanted to be an innkeeper in this quaint, coastal town. Here was MY opportunity to return to Ogunquit where I had loved living so many years ago.

That was 10 years ago. While I am still loving the experience, I have come to realize that I am ready to retire and start the next phase of my life. My sons and I would love to give someone else the chance to experience the same joy of owning this Inn.

Iron Mountain Inn, Butler, Tennessee – $200 to Enter

Iron Mountain InnIf your 250 Word Essay is chosen as the winner of the Lodge On Iron Mountain Essay Contest, the Mountain Property, plus the Lodge On Iron Mountain and the Log Cabin By The Creek are your Grand Prize.

This Mountain Property is located in Northeastern Tennessee near Watauga Lake and the Eastern Tennessee / Western North Carolina State Line. Nearby towns include Abingdon VA, Bristol TN, Johnson City TN, Boone NC and Blowing Rock NC.

The luxurious Lodge On Iron Mountain and smaller Log Cabin By The Creek are located on 141+/- acres which back up to the Cherokee National Forest giving this Tennessee Mountain Property complete privacy. The Iron Mountain section of The Appalachian Trail runs along the mountain ridge in back of the property, making this Tennessee Mountain real estate property perfect for hiking and outdoor adventures.

Win a Trip to Maui Pride With the Maui Sunseeker and Virgin America

Author: , June 13th, 2015

Maui Sunseeker sweepstakes

Imagine jetting off on one of Virgin America’s new flights to Maui to bask in the warm Hawaiian sun on a white sugar beach, just steps away from your well-appointed Maui Sunseeker Penthouse Suite. Now imagine doing this FREE!

Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, Virgin America and KOFY TV present our “Maui FlyAway with Pride” Sweepstakes!

One lucky sweepstakes winner will receive TWO ROUNDTRIP TICKETS from San Francisco to Maui on Virgin America plus a FIVE NIGHT STAY in one of Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort’s luxurious Penthouse suites. Entries may be submitted online at between June 1 and June 30, 2015. Entries may also be submitted at the KOFY TV booth at Civic Center Plaza during the SF Pride Festival on June 28. The winner will be randomly drawn on July 4th, 2015.

MAUI SUNSEEKER has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars through guest reviews.

VIRGIN AMERICA brings mood lighting, fleetwide WiFi, and on-demand food and entertainment to the skies with its new San Francisco to Maui service beginning December 3, 2015 and San Francisco to Honolulu beginning November 2, 2015.

Come enjoy paradise with our warmest Aloha!


Maui Gay Travel Resources

Win a Trip to the Sonoma Wine Weekend

Author: , May 8th, 2015


From Out in the Vineyard:

Win a Trip for 2 to Gay Wine Weekend June 19 – 21 to Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County from any Alaska Airlines West Coast City. We’ve teamed up with Alaska Airlines, Official Airlines of Gay Wine Weekend, to bring 2 lucky winners to Sonoma County for a weekend of wine and celebration, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Enjoy 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley – home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

Two (2) lucky winners will receive:

  • 2 round-trip, coach class, tickets on Alaska Airlines to Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS/Santa Rosa), from any Alaska Airlines West Coast City.
  • 2 night, single room, accommodations at Best Western Plus Sonoma Valley Inn, located just steps from the Historic Sonoma Plaza.
  • 2 VIP Party Passes to the following Gay Wine Weekend events: Friday, June 19 – VIP Reception at El Dorado Hotel; Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk Passport; Saturday, June 20 – VIP Reception & Twilight T Dance; “Apres-T” After Party; Sunday, June 21- Big Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch; Sunday Pool Soiree at host hotel MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa

Win a Trip to San Francisco Pride

Author: , May 2nd, 2015

SF Pride SweepstakesTo celebrate Pride season, just around the corner, GayCities is giving away a trip to San Francisco Pride.

GayCities and our friends at San Francisco Travel will fly one lucky winner and a friend to San Francisco and a trifecta of twos: two night stay at Hotel Vertigo, two tickets to “Simply Barbra” and dinner for two.

Oh, and did we mention a cruise of the Bay for two?

Sweepstakes ends 5/15/15.

Enter now and we hope to see you at SF Pride.

Full Story at Queerty | San Francisco Gay Travel Resources

Win a Trip to Gay Disneyworld in June

Author: , March 5th, 2015

One Magical Weekend

Its the 25th Anniversary and you don’t want to miss it!!! One Magical Weekend during Gay Disney – One of the largest LGBT Events in the World! June 5 – June 7, 2015, Orlando Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Epcot.

If it’s the time of your life that you’re looking for then One Magical Weekend is where you’ll want to be! The host hotel the B Resort & Spa will be where it’s all happening with boys and girls from around the world enjoying world class events and a fantastic DJ line up!

This is Disney as it was meant to be – a very personal experience with one or as many as 150,000 of your closest friends coming to Orlando – where Magic truly takes place.

Enter here by May 15th.

By Kelly Riker – Full Story at Seasons of Pride | Orlando Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Win a Trip to LA!

Author: , February 7th, 2015

Win a Trip to LA

Snow? What’s that? There’s no place like L.A. in the winter, and we’re ready to give you a trip!

Enter here to win a 2-night stay at an exclusive Los Angeles hotel, tickets to museums, and more. Come dine, dance and live al fresco — it’s winter in L.A.!

Enter by 2/28

By Tyler Neasloney – Full Story at SOURCE | LOCATION Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events