Lesbian Yukon – Curve

Author: , December 2nd, 2017

lesbian Yukon

There really is nowhere like Yukon, also commonly called The Yukon. This wild and precious piece of Canada tucked up in the far northwestern corner is an adventurer’s delight to explore. In these especially troubled times, here is a place where you can get back to nature and see stunning scenery that revives your faith in the world—natural and cultural. The territory offers wide open spaces that are filled with unspoiled vistas, gorgeous wildlife, First Nations (indigenous) culture, loads of fun outdoor activities for all seasons and fitness levels, unique northern food, and friendly and LGBT-accepting locals.

It’s a particularly good time to visit because of the renewed and inspiring dedication to the Trans Canada Trail—also known as The Great Trail, which is thought to be the world’s longest network of recreational trails. Construction on the Great Trail began in 1992 and the Trail, with its many tributaries, stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic oceans. That’s a lot of potential exploring to do! But most remarkable about the Trail is the fact that it is maintained, developed and monitored in sections at a municipal level by local individuals, organizations, and conservation groups. Plus, there’s even a Great Trail app you can download and explore.

As remote as it may seem, it’s not that difficult to get to Yukon. All you need to do is fly into the town of Whitehorse from a major Canadian city, and you’re in the hub for accommodation and all your outbound activities. Whitehorse in itself is a charming and picturesque town, and during our visit in August, we noticed a rainbow flag painted on the main street and much cultural diversity in evidence, including LGBT flags in coffee shops. Even though you’re in Canada’s “outback,” LGBTQ rights and visibility are not overlooked because you are, after all, in ever-tolerant Canada.

By Merryn Johns – Full Story at Curve Magazine

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Lesbian Gothenburg, Sweden – Curve Magazine

Author: , August 3rd, 2017

Lesbian Gothenburg

Everybody’s heard of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, but fewer people have heard of its West Coast cousin, Gothenburg—or Goteborg as it is called by locals. This small-sized city sits on a prized piece of coastline that offers a working port and extends north and south into vacation-worthy coastal escapes.

At its heart, Gothenburg offers the cultural delights of a metropolis combined with the green space of parks, the tranquility of canals, and the accessibility and livability that eludes bigger cities. Some years ago, Gothenburg was a working class and sometimes homophobic port city. Today it is a bustling and creative city with a Brooklyn vibe—and the kind of place that hangs out 1,000 rainbow flags during Pride.

Where to Stay

The Clarion Hotel Post is a contemporary design hotel located in central Gothenburg, in a refurbishment of a somewhat monolithic edifice that was once the old Main Post Office from the 1920s. The Swedes are very good at architectural renovation of civic buildings, and Clarion Post is no exception, boasting 500 rooms, many with sweeping city views, excellent amenities including rooftop pool, an innovative spa, free Wi-Fi, and excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

The Clarion Post is your hipster home away from home, and walking distance from everything you’ll need to see. As one of the Nordic Choice hotels, it combines the best of Scandinavian history with contemporary urban aesthetic and all the comforts of home—don’t miss the buffet breakfast which offers a true Swedish smorgasbord each morning. And if you’re lucky enough to visit during Pride (the second week of June) or EuroPride 2018, expect the property to be decked out with rainbow flags and queer festive attire.

This year, the hotel turned over its retro-chic, pink velvet Bon Bon Bar to the girls’ Pride dance club night, Lesbian Take Over, starring DJ Gunn. See images from the night here.

By Merryn Johns – Full Story at SOURCE

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