Ten Great Free Things to Do in Galway, Ireland – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 21st, 2019

Galway Cathedral Ireland - Keep Calm and Wander

If you’re searching for a new adventure, but you don’t want to break the bank, look no further than Galway. There’s so much to do in this quaint Irish town. Here are ten things to fill a weekend without parting with any of your hard-earned cash:

Visit the Old City Walls

Anglo-Norman conquerors created the town of Galway and built an imposing wall to defend the new settlement. Amazingly, parts of this wall still stand today and it’s a must-see attraction when visiting.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Five TV Show Tapings to See in New York City – For Free

Author: , February 5th, 2015

Courtesy of The Rachael Ray Show One of New York City’s best in-the-know entertainment offerings won’t cost you even a cent. For your next trip, why not be part of the audience for one of your favorite daytime TV shows? Many popular programs are filmed in NYC and welcome studio audiences for free. As an audience member, you’ll get an eye-opening glimpse at what goes on beyond the cameras. Plus, you can see some of your favorite shows, as well as some A-list stars. This is a great way to spend a budget-friendly morning in New York, and if you’re lucky, you may even walk away with some swag. Come prepared to laugh, and look your best – after all, you’re going to be on national TV.

And if you’re looking for even more ideas for attending free live tapings in both New York and Los Angeles, check out our previous list.

Good Morning America (ABC)

America’s number one morning program, Good Morning America, with anchors Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, and George Stephanopoulos (full cast pictured above), films in the heart of Times Square. Be prepared to get up extra early: a 6:00 a.m. arrival is required for audience members who reserve spots in advance. Live news studios like the one at GMA are small and have limited space, so be sure to book up to three months prior to your desired date. Audience spots in the studio are standing room only, so consider that when forming your party. With a taping that lasts two hours from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., a visit to the Good Morning America studio is a great way to start a day in New York.

For Tickets call: 212-580-5176

By Zachary Laks – Full Story at Shermans Travel | New York Gay Travel Resources

Courtesy of The Rachael Ray Show

Add Your Accommodations to the Purple Roofs Travel Directory, Free!

Author: , August 19th, 2013

Purple Roofs Home PageWe started the Purple Roofs Gay & Lesbian Travel Directory in in 1998, and we’re now on Version 5 of the popular gay travel site.

Purple Roofs is one of the oldest and most successful directories of gay friendly accommodations on the web. Each month, more than fifty thousand travelers turn to our site for accommodations, travel agents and tour operators, and travel news – and we currently list more than 5,000 accommodations in 77 countries/regions around the world.

If you have a bed and breakfast, hotel, inn, guesthouse, vacation rental, motel, or other short-term vacation accommodations, and you welcome gay and lesbian travelers, we’d love to have you – and even better, it’s free – there’s never a charge for our extensive basic listings.

To give it a try, just go to:


and fill out the form there. We’ll help you get your accommodations in front of thousands of gay and lesbian travelers. If you have any questions, please let us know!


–Scott & Mark

Five Free Things to Do in South Dakota’s Black Hills

Author: , June 5th, 2013

Mount RushmoreMount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it’s not the only one.

Covering approximately 8,000 miles (nearly 13,000 kilometers), the Black Hills are a small, isolated mountain range with a big Native American influence. The Lakota took over the mountains from the Cheyenne in the 1700s and named it Paha Sapa (translated to Black Hills.) The Lakota signed a treaty with the U.S. government in 1868 exempting the hills from white settlers. But when gold was discovered in the mountains, the U.S. government broke the treaty and moved the tribes to reservation lands in other areas of the state.

The Lakota influence can be seen not far from Mount Rushmore in the still-unfinished mountain carving of Lakota warrior Crazy Horse. Farther south, visitors can see buffalo up close as they roam the prairie in Custer State Park.

Authored By Kristi Eaton- See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Five Things to Do For Free in Seattle

Author: , May 6th, 2013

SeattleHeading to Seattle this summer? It’s a great time to visit the city on Puget Sound – and Edge Boston has some great free things to do while you’re there:

It’s not something that people in Seattle like to broadcast too much, but the Emerald City gets plenty of sunshine. Last year, there were 48 straight days of no rain to go along with our long summer days, presenting a perfect setting to explore the numerous free parks, bike trails, markets, beaches and lakes the city offers. Here is a small collection:

Pike Place Market

There are few landmarks that invoke Seattle as much as the glowing red letters of the Pike Place Market. Sure, it’s a tourist trap, but it recalls a time when nearby farmers sold their produce to the hungry city masses. Peruse the bounty of flowers, chocolates, fish, fruit and much more in the multi-level market built on a steep hill in downtown Seattle.

To see the full list, hit the link above.

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Five Things to Do for Free in New Orleans

Author: , January 30th, 2013

Lesbian Travel: Dykadence at Southern DecadenceIt’s expensive to be a tourist in a town that’s hosting two of the biggest events of the new year – Mardi Gras and the NFL Super Bowl – but New Orleans has plenty of free things to do.

The nearly 300-year-old French city has walkable neighborhoods and scenic public parks dotted with centuries-old oak trees draped in Spanish moss, along with a free ferry and historic market.

Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street

New Orleans is perhaps best-known for hosting one of the biggest free parties in the world: Mardi Gras. The Carnival season includes parades with costumed riders, marching bands and decorated floats, but it only lasts a few weeks. But visitors can get a taste of the madness and revelry of Carnival any time of year on Bourbon Street, the city’s most famous thoroughfare, where scantily-clad women beckon patrons from strip club doorways and beads are flung from balconies to revelers down below year-round. It’s also a hot spot for live music, which spills out onto the street from clubs with doors and windows flung open. Bourbon Street is also the one place where a costume can be flaunted any time of year.

Authored By – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Ten Great Free Things to Do in San Diego

Author: , June 6th, 2012

Old Town, San DiegoThe San Diego gay scene is rich and thriving, as always! It is also no surprise that this beautiful gem of a SoCal town is as abundant as ever as a tourism hotspot. With notorious natural beauty and a diverse array of culture, San Diego travel is “in season” all year round. Check out our latest and greatest in San Diego attractions- all of which are FREE!

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is San Diego’s gorgeous gem of a beach that offers incredibly calm waters rich with vibrant sea life. The water is ecologically protected which provides a safe place to enjoy the natural beauty here!

Seaport Village

One of the cutest areas near downtown, Seaport Village has an abundance of adorable shops, restaurants, and gorgeous seaside views. This quaint little village is a great place to take a sunset stroll and pick up some travel souvenirs.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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Free, Fabulous Walking Tours in San Francisco

Author: , March 25th, 2012

San Francisco Walking ToursWhen I first moved to San Francisco in 2009, I was committed to learning about the history of my new hometown. I soon discovered San Francisco CityGuides, a remarkable resource for locals and tourists alike, which offers over 50 different walking tours – all at no charge. The itineraries (typically 90 minutes long) range from stalwart sightseers’ favorites – the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown – to unexpected forays that will delight even longtime residents, including “City Scapes and Public Places,” which includes visits to several semi-secret roof gardens in the midst of the Financial District.

Up to a dozen different tours are offered between early morning and late afternoon, every day of the year with the exception of major holidays.

Before leading their first tour, each of the 34-year-old non-profit’s 200+ volunteer guides is required to take an intensive, months-long training program that immerses them in the history, architecture, and sociology of San Francisco as a whole, and also requires research on the specific topics and places they’ll be introducing to their tour groups.

Full Story from the SF Agenda

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