Braemar on Parliament Street – Auckland Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , October 17th, 2019

Braemar on Parliament Street - Auckland Gay Friendly B&B

There’s nothing else like it.

Step back, to a time before the world went mad, in the central city’s only scheduled heritage home you can sleep in. Built in 1901 of solid brick and ancient Kauri woodwork, Braemar has been lovingly restored with up to the minute technology embedded throughout. It’s turn of the century style, clear grain joinery, furnishings with yesterday’s looks and old style bathrooms with classic clawfoot bath tubs.

Four guest rooms to choose from, two of which have their own bathrooms. Batten Suite has ensuite bathroom and private lounge, Victorian Room has its facilities in the corner of this large room behind an antique screen, and the other two guest rooms; Norman and Jenny share with each-other the house’s big original bathroom just along the hallway. If you’d like to have the place to yourselves book the whole house for 5 beds, 3 bathrooms and three lounges. All the guest bedrooms are on the top floor.

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Gay Friendly Montreal Restaurants – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , October 12th, 2019

Gay Friendly Montreal Restaurants - The Nomadic Boys

Our chips-loving Frenchman Seby was dying to try the famous poutine when we visited Montreal. And he wasn’t disappointed. After a night out exploring the gay scene of Montreal, this gravy-cheese-curd-fries concoction is the perfect hangover food your body needs!

Over the past few centuries, Montreal has experienced many culinary influences as a result of the large waves of immigration, particularly from Europe and Asia. These have all merged together to form a pretty unique set of delicious bucket list items to try. These are our 10 favourite gay friendly restaurants in Montreal, which we tried, loved and think everyone should check out when they visit.

Le Saloon Bis

This is one of the best gay brunch spots in Montreal in our opinion, and the place for fresh faces to the city to try a Bloody Caesar cocktail.

The Bloody Caesar is Canada’s famous cocktail, similar to the Bloody Mary but infused with clam broth. It tastes a lot better than it sounds!

This Canadian cocktail was invented at the Westin Hotel in Calgary in 1969 and has since spread massively in popularity across the entire country. A typical Bloody Caesar contains vodka mixed with clam-infused tomato juice (Clamato), lime, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

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Shipwright Inn – Gay Friendly Prince Edward Island B&B

Author: , October 2nd, 2019

Shipwright Inn - Gay friendly Prince Edward Island B&B

A warm welcome awaits you at the Award-Winning 5 Star Shipwright Inn which is centrally located in the historic district of Olde Charlottetown.

Charlottettown, the birthplace of Confederation, is where Canada was actually formed and the area is rich in both history and tradition. Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest and greenest province. The “Gentle Island” is best known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape, miles of sandy beaches and its deep red soil and was made famous through the book “Anne of Green Gables” written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

The Shipwright Inn has been rated as the “Best Bed and Breakfast on PEI” and one of the “Top Ten B&B’s” in Canada by Frommer’s Travel Guides. Other distinctions include AAA/CAA 3 Diamond approval and TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Member 2015.

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Bostrom’s B&B – Ucluelet, British Columbia Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , August 30th, 2019

Bostrom's B&B

Breathtaking views of the ocean await travelers. The view can be enjoyed right from your room or from: your patio, the hot tub, the Finnish sauna, the firepit, the large (1,200 square foot) common room, the three level ocean front deck, and from the timber frame sunroom where a hearty gourmet breakfast awaits you every morning.

Fresh made juices and fruit plates are followed by a unique entree guaranteed to delight the eye and the palette. If the weather is pleasant, the windows of the sunroom accordion open to let in the sounds, sights, and smells of the ocean air. The perfect backdrop for an oceanside breakfast.

There’s just nothing like it on this earth.

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Serenity Farmhouse Inn – Gay Friendly Wimberly, Texas Bed & Breakfast

Author: , August 1st, 2019

Serenity Farmhouse Inn

Our charming Texas Hill Country resort is located on 22 spectacular acres of land just outside of Wimberley, Tx. Also overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill country and only a few miles from the Blanco River.

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Adventure Bound Expeditions, Inc. – Gay Owned Tour Operator

Author: , July 20th, 2019

Adventure Bound Expeditions, Inc.

Since 1989, Adventure Bound Expeditions has designed and conducted high quality, exciting outdoor adventures tours for gay men.

We offer “trip of a lifetime” experiences to destinations throughout the world, including

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Asia
  • Australia and the South Pacific

For a truly gay tour experience, book your next trip with Adventure Bound Expeditions.

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Gay Friendly Eastern Europe – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 13th, 2019

Gay Friendly Eastern Europe - The Nomadic Boys

Europe has some of the most gay-friendly countries in the world with extremely progressive LGBTQ rights. However, these are largely confined to the North and West. The further East you head on the continent, the less gay-friendly it becomes.

East Europe is notorious for lagging behind the rest of the continent when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Thankfully, when most of them started joining the EU from 2004 onwards, membership requirements forced them to adopt more progressive LGBTQ laws, especially with regards to recognising civil unions for same-sex couples and introducing anti-discrimination legislation.

This is not to say that East Europe is completely void of any fabulousness! During our many trips as a gay couple around the region, we discovered several places that have a more liberal outlook, a thriving LGBTQ community and a vibrant gay scene. Based on our first-hand experiences, we’ve put together what we think are the 5 most gay-friendly cities – gay friendly Eastern Europe.

Disclosure: this was written as part of a paid collaboration with Moon Travel Guides.

What is East Europe?

A quick note about this. Whilst we appreciate that some countries fall into the “Central” rather than “East” Europe grey area, others would argue they are “Baltic” instead, or “Balkan”, there is no clear definition of which countries are strictly defined as “East Europe”.

We’ve therefore taken the UN breakdown of what is East Europe and included the countries that the travel industry also regards as being part of “East Europe”.

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Peerless Hotel – Ashland Gay Friendly Hotel

Author: , July 6th, 2019

Peerless Hotel

The Peerless Hotel in Ashland, oregon, has a storied history – originally built in 1900, it was known then as the Peerless Rooms. It has now been lovingly restored, and is on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as being featured in the bestselling book “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”.

Our Ashland hotel is conveniently located on Fourth Street, in the Historic Railroad and Gallery District, just three blocks form downtown and six blocks from the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. You can walk from here to many great restaurants, shops, boutiques and art galleries.

Our guests are pampered with Italian Frette bed linens, Lynova 5-Star towels, Pharmacopia natural and organic bodycare products, an in-room spa or clawfoot bathtub, and a gourmet two-course breakfast every morning during the mid and high seasons.

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Maples Inn – Gay Friendly Bar Harbor, Maine Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 5th, 2019

Maples Inn

The Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast takes you back to the turn-of-the-century in Bar Harbor, Maine – come stay with us for a taste of the simple life, and let go of the real world and all the stress of modern times.

Our Mount Desert Island bed and breakfast was originally built in 1903, as a retreat for well-to-do summer visitors. The inn sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s quaint boutique shops, great restaurants, and the nearby ocean.

We’re also just five minutes away from Acadia National Park, where you can find outdoor adventures thw whole year through – watch the sun set from Cadillac Mountain or see the waves crash against Schooner Head.

Acadia National Park also has more than a hundred of hiking trails, including easy walks and more difficult hikes. There are also forty miles of carriage roads, ideal for walking and bike riding.

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Gay Friendly Asia – Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 20th, 2019

Gay Friendly Asia - The Nomadic Boys

We spent 2 years travelling around Asia and completely fell in love with the continent. It offers so much in terms of cultural experiences, food and landscapes, with some of the most humble people you’ll ever meet.

But when it comes to LGBTQ rights, Asia has some serious work to do! In quite a lot of countries in Asia, being gay is either illegal or an arrestable offence, like in Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, the Maldives, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. If it’s not illegal, then it’s such a strong taboo that you have to stay in the closet to avoid jeopardising your job prospects and embarrassing your family like in China, Russia and Indonesia.

Despite this, there are a number of countries in Asia that are paving the way forward in relation to LGBTQ rights. We’ve selected the top 10 most gay friendly countries in Asia, which we’ve based on the following criteria:

  • Where are they at with same sex marriage legislation, along with other LGBTQ laws?
  • What is the gay scene like and do they have any notable annual LGBTQ festivals?
  • Our personal experience travelling there as a gay couple, with reference to the most recent Spartacus Gay Travel Index.

We have taken it as a given that homosexuality is legal in the countries we’ve selected, which is why we haven’t included Singapore despite it having quite a vibrant gay scene and a famous LGBTQ PinkDot festival in June/July.

We have also included two “places” (Taiwan and Hong Kong) rather than “countries”, because although they’re not officially recognised “countries”, they can still be regarded as a “country” given they have their own flag, currency, national anthem, set of laws etc.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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