Hotel Flora and Fauna: Gay Friendly Wimberly, Texas Hotel

Author: , January 27th, 2016

Hotel Flora and Fauna

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We are not what you think. We may be in the country, but you won’t find a country aesthetic at the Flora and Fauna. We offer a stylish, casually sophisticated, and intimate lodging facility. Each room has a studio floor plan featuring a smartly decorated space where you’ll find a king bed, living room, eat-in kitchenette, and full bath.

The Flora and Fauna is family-owned and operated boutique hotel. We pride ourselves in providing guests with outstanding comfort, hospitality, and relaxation. Staying with us guarantees a unique experience that is markedly different from the feel of big-box or chain hotel.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Il Sole del Sodo, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Author: , November 22nd, 2015

Il Sole del Sodo

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ll Sole del Sodo b&b is located in the heart of Tuscany, nestled away but very close to the Cortona village center. An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with art, history and spirituality. The b&b is managed by the 4 sisters that are focused on making every guest’s stay wonderful and memorable – from just relaxing at the resort to recommendations for visiting the area (with so many options like Montepulciano,Siena ,Lake Trasimeno ,Arezzo ,Perugia ,Firenze ,Montalcino ,Pienza ,Assisi or Gubbio , wineries, village shopping and dining). This B&B is great for romantic getaways or traveling with friends.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn

Author: , October 31st, 2015

Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn

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Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn is a unique, boutique B&B in an intimate seven acre country setting close to Mystic, Connecut and Foxwoods. We’re also perfectly located for visiting Mohegan Sun, Watch Hill Beach, and Misquamicut Beach. You’ll find a number of fun local wineries, fine dining, antiquing, and shows at casinos nearby. A great place for all four seasons!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn on Poplar Hill, Orange, Virginia

Author: , August 31st, 2015

Inn on Poplar Hill

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On-site Central Virginia Bed and Breakfast Owners Marty and Victoria have been welcoming guests for over twelve years. The 1890’s home built by Thomas Jefferson’s Great Granddaughter is located in the historic town of Orange, VA. It is just a two block walk to Main Street for dinner or antique shopping. Our six guests rooms are decorated with comfort in mind. All rooms have King or Queen beds with clean comfortable linens, and private baths. WiFi is available throughout the house.

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: International Gay Rodeo Association

Author: , April 8th, 2010
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Photos by Cowboy Frank

Gay Rodeo - Photo by Cowboy Frank

It is hard to believe but the Gay Rodeo season is just around the corner. With ten years of gay rodeo history already in the record books, a gathering of rodeo junkies gathered to formalize the future of gay rodeo in Denver in September of 1985.

Nine months of preparation already had been invested in efforts to assure the continuity, growth, and heritage of the Country/Western lifestyle in the gay community. Colorado, Texas, California, and Arizona were each represented by five delegates.

Gay Rodeo - Photo by Cowboy FrankThe convention opened by recognizing the newly formed Oklahoma Gay Rodeo Association and their four delegates. The five founding states of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) elected Jakino as their Founding President and formally adopted the Articles of Incorporation in the state of Colorado.

They ratified the bylaws, approved events, standardized rodeo rules, and committed the organization to the fostering of national and international amateur rodeo and other equestrian competition and related arts, crafts and activities which encourage the education on or preservation of “Country/Western” lifestyle heritage.

Now here it is 25 years later and the International Gay Rodeo Association is going bigger and better than ever. Visit their website: www.igra.com. Here is a listing of Rodeo events coming up for the year:

April 16,17,18 – Sunshine Stampede – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Rd. in nearby Davie, Florida. Contact: www.fgra.org

April 24 – Rodeo School – Morgan Hill, CA. Contact: http://bayarearodeo.com

Gay Rodeo - Photo by Cowboy FrankMay 28,29,30 – Great Plains Rodeo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State Fair Park
333 Gordon Cooper Blvd. Contact: www.ogra.net

June 5,6 – Rodeo Boot Camp, Chicago. Mark Harrell Horse Facility
10 Tucker Drive, Caseyville IL Contact: www.ilgra.com

June 11,12,13 – Gateway Regional Rodeo, St. Louis, Mo. Located at the Mark Harrell Horse Facility 10 Tucker Drive, in Caseyville IL. Contact: www.gwgra.com

June 11,12,13 – Sierra Stampede Rodeo, Sacramento, CA, Central Park Horse Arena 848 Elkhorn Blvd. Rio Linda, CA. Contact: www.capitalcrossroads.org

June 25,26,27 – Greater Motown Int. Rodeo, Wayne County Fairgrounds
10871 Quirk Road, Belleville, Michigan. Contact: www.michiganrodeo.org

July 9, 10, 11 – Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Golden, CO. Contact: www.cgra.us/cms_home/

July 23,24,25 – Regional Zia Rodeo, Bernalillo County Sheriffs Posse Arena,
10308 2nd ST NW, Albuquerque NM. Contact: www.nmgra.com

Aug. 13,14,15 – Best Buck in the Bay, San Francisco, Driscoll Ranches,
5460 Hwy 84, La Honda, CA. Contact: www.bestbuckinthebay.com

Aug. 20-22 – Windy City Rodeo, Chicago. 6 Guns Ranch and Arena, 26926 State Line Rd. Crete IL Contact: www.ilgra.com

Sept. 3,4,5 – MGRA Show-Me State Rodeo, Lone Wolf Ranch Arena and Training Center, 22801 State Line Road, Cleveland, MO. Contact: http://mgra.us/

Sept. 10,11,12 – Big D Rodeo, Dallas, Texas. Contact: www.tgra.org/cms_home

Sept. 10,11,12 – Greater San Diego Rodeo, Contact: www.sandiegorodeo.org/

Oct. 1,2,3 – Sooner State Stampede-Tulsa, OK Contact www.soonerstaterodeo.com

Oct. 21,22,23,24 – World Gay Rodeo Finals, Laughlin, NV, Contact: http://igra.com/finals/index.htm

So whether you are a gay cowboy or just enjoy seeing gay cowboys, be sure and keep this list so that you will be able to enjoy the very best in Gay Rodeos in the country.

Don & ray - Gay TravelersAlways 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/