Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast – Rochester Gay Friendly B&B

Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast  - Rochester Gay Friendly B&B

ROCHESTER GAY FRIENDLY B&B – LUXE URBAN RETREAT, PRIVATE GARDENS

As soon as you enter the Ellwanger Estate in the Finger Lakes region of New York, you’ll know you’re not in an ordinary B&B.

Mood lighting illuminates the beautiful decor, and natural woods help warm the clean, well-appointed interiors of our Rochester B&B. Natural sunlight brightens the place, and a fresh breeze in the springtime promises adventures in the day ahead.

Welcome to the Ellwanger Estate, a peaceful Rochester gay friendly B&B, where you’ll enjoy spending time in your guest room as well as discovering everything our wonderful grounds have to offer. Take a stroll through our famous Ellwanger Garden, or relax and enjoy a cool drink on the home’s restored veranda.

We have four guestrooms. The Ellwanger Estate is smoke-free and green, and we use eco friendly practices in all that we do.

The historical Ellwanger Estate is in the center of the city’s Mount Hope Cultural District. Let us be your premiere lodging destination and home base for exploring Rochester and Upstate New York.

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Treghan Luxury Lodge – Gay Friendly New Zealand B&B

Treghan Luxury Lodge - Gay Friendly New Zealand B&B

STUNNING GAY FRIENDLY NEW ZEALAND B&B

The Treghan Luxury Lodge is a quiet gay friendly New Zealand B&B which sits on a little more than two acres of beautiful private landscaped gardens. Located in northern New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, it’s a special place to get away from it all and relax. Awaken in your own personal guesthouse, knowing your space is yours and yours alone.

We’ve carefully considered every last detail, from the oh-so-comfortable bed linens and feather pillows to our famous, fresh-baked organic cookies. Each guesthouse includes a/c and free Wifi internet access for your comfort.

Choose from:

The Owner’s Cottage – a fantastic cottage with its own ensuite bathroom, separate lounge and kitchenette.

Birdsong Retreat or Tranquility Retreat – our luxurious, totally new 2 bedroom cottages, each with two baths and fully-equipped kitchens (with both dishwasher and washing machine).

All three guest accommodations are beautifully decorated and fully equipped, well kept-up, and have everything you will need for your stay. We even supply breakfast provisions (organic wherever possible) when you first arrive.

Peace and quiet is paramount at the Treghan Luxury Lodge. Our award-winning guesthouses will give you the freedom to enjoy your stay in total serenity without constant interruption. Consider your cottage your home away from home – with secluded living, wide terraces and amazing rural views.

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Putrajaya Walking Tour – Keep Calm and Wander

Putrajaya Walking Tour - Keep Calm and Wander

This short Putrajaya walking tour is not really the kind of tour you’d like to join. I did it without a tour guide nor a map on hand. I did it because I like walking and I want to see what’s beyond the Putra Masjid, a landmark you shouldn’t miss. When I got out of the Pink Mosque, I walked across the street and onto the huge square.

From the square, I walked closer to the country’s impressive Legislative Building. There must be no session that day because the surrounding areas were so quiet. Aside from its well-manicured gardens, you’ll also see a huge sculpture of a hand. I tried to get closer to find its description but didn’t find one.

Near the Legislative Building is a long bridge. I walked across it, enjoying the lake views.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Arroyo Vista Inn – Gay Friendly Pasadena B&B

Arroyo Vista Inn - Gay Friendly Pasadena B&B

GAY FRIENDLY PASADENA B&B NEAR DTLA

Welcome to the Arroyo Vista Inn, in South Pasadena under five miles from Old Town Pasadena just seven miles to everything that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer. We’re also just fifteen minutes by foot from the South Pasadena Gold Line Station.

Our gay friendly Pasadena B&B is in a historic Craftsman home originally built in 1910 and later converted to a bed and breakfast in 2006. The original home was designed by the famous architect Lester Moore, and features ten rooms.

Each of our guestrooms at the Arroyo Vista Inn has a queen- or king-sized bed and private bath, with wifi internet access and cable television.

Our South Pasadena Inn is perched on a hillside overlooking the Arroyo Seco with fantastic views of the San Gabriel mountains in the distance.

You’ll have your choice of rooms, from one of our mountain view guest rooms to a quieter hill-facing room, nestled under the shade of our beautiful old Oak Trees.

Guests enjoy our large sixteen-person dining table and beautiful outdoor patio for breakfast. We serve both vacationers and business travelers, with a continental breakfast weekdays with hot dishes also served at the table. On the weekend, we provide a full sit-down breakfast, with at least two specialty items from our kitchen. If you prefer to have breakfast in bed, there’s an additional charge to have breakfast for two delivered to your room.

We try to accommodate our guests’ special dietary needs with advance notice. Please tell us about any special food requests in your reservation note and we will do our best to meet them.

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Gay Slovenia – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Slovenia - The Globetrotter Guys

We spent two weeks in Slovenia during ‘’Pink Week’’ (focused on gay travel in Slovenia) and were simply amazed by its natural beauty – it was like being in a fairy-tale.

It’s is the third most forested country in Europe and one of the most water rich with numerous thermal springs, mineral springs and subterranean waters.

We loved the diversity and beauty of all the landscapes across the country, from rolling green hills to bright blue lakes and crystal-clear water along the coast – this country easily surpassed our expectations.

Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the east and Croatia in the south – all of which can easily be reached

In our guide to gay Slovenia we will cover how we found the country as a couple, if a queer scene exists, share the best activities to do, where to stay, suggestions of where to go and practical tips – we highly recommend that you visit!

Gay Slovenia Travel Guide

Is Slovenia Gay Friendly?

From our experience as a gay couple, we felt very welcome and safe. We barely gave being gay in Slovenia a second thought; and that is a good thing!

In fact, it is stated on the tourism boards website:

‘’Slovenia, especially Ljubljana, is friendly and open to all visitors. As guests who are members of the gay and lesbian community, you are welcome here. All the services provided by our country to its guests are also available to you.’’

By Sion & Ben – Full Story at the Globetrotter Guys

Gay Osaka – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Osaka - The Nomadic Boys

Do you want to know why they really call Osaka the Kitchen of Japan? It’s because once you see all of those scrumptious boys wandering about the city, you will be left hungry for more!

Of course… We’re sure the delicious cuisine helps to bring the point home! As the foodie capital of the entire country, you will find the best of the best in terms of classic Japanese dishes such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki. But, among the bustling food stalls and restaurants, you will also be introduced to stunning, modern architecture and a gay nightlife culture supported by kindhearted, welcoming locals.

Since it is located alongside the ports of Honshu, Osaka essentially functions as the primary commercial center for Japan. However, the city is still a close neighbor of Kyoto and Tokyo, which means that it tends to fly under the radar of travelers seeking a grand Asian adventure. But today, we’re here to plead on behalf of Osaka. We want to highlight exactly why gay travelers should be calling this fantastic destination their next hot vacation spot.

With the second-largest LGBTQ+ scene in Japan and a friendly atmosphere that promotes total self-expression, gay Osaka will surely provide you with enough pleasant memories to last a lifetime. With the help of our comprehensive guide, we can ensure you an Osaka trip packed full of only the-can’t-miss stops for LGBTQ travelers. Prepare to be enveloped in a city that offers the comforts of both a metropolitan area and a natural, historical getaway!

Is Gay Osaka Safe for Travelers?

We found Japan to be very safe for gay travelers, including Osaka. Whilst LGBTQ rights still have far to go in Japan, by Asian standards the country easily ranks as one of the most gay friendly Asian countries.

The Japanese are very conservative people and even straight couples limit public displays of affection, so it would pay to respect this. Having said that, the Japanese are extremely respectful people, particularly to foreigners. As an openly gay couple, we found people in gay Osaka to be super sweet. At no stage did we ever have any problems checking into a hotel or requesting a double bed in any of the places we stayed at. Osaka is even home to the first government district in the country to officially support LGBT human rights.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Gay Osaka Travel Resources

Oscar Wilde Tours – Gay Historical Tours

Oscar Wilde Tours

GAY HISTORICAL TOURS

Looking for gay historical tours made for our community?

Oscar Wilde organizes group adventures that are focused on queer history, culture, and art in major cities from Rome to London, from Paris to France.

And from Socrates to Michelangelo, from Whitman to Wigstock.

Come travel with us, and discover the richness of the LGBTQ+ past and the importance of our contribution to world culture on our queer adventures!

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Dominion Hill Country Inn – Gay Friendly New Brunswick B&B

Dominion Hill Country Inn - Gay Friendly New Brunswick B&B

GAY FRIENDLY NEW BRUNSWICK B&B
MINUTES FROM ST. ANDREWS

Dominion Hill Country Inn and Retreat Centre is a gay friendly New Brunswick B&B on 65 acres next to the Digdeguash River, not far from Saint Andrews by the sea. It has a long and colorful history, and has been everything from a working farm to a retreat centre.

The roomy, elegantly remodeled manor house has four guest rooms and a dining room. We also have three charming cottages under the trees by the carriage house, which includes a yoga studio, massage chair, and a conference room, making the property perfect for company retreats.

Dominion Hill Country Inn is a peaceful getaway from the stresses of your everyday life.

Getting married? Our recently-renovated barn is a ideal place for your wedding.

Our team truly believes that each of our guests is unique and special, and we treat them accordingly.

If you are looking for the perfect New Brunswick getaway, come stay with us at the Dominion Hill Country Inn, and let your cares melt away.

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Manoir Sherbrooke Hotel – Gay Friendly Montreal Hotel

Manoir Sherbrooke Hotel - Gay Friendly Montreal Hotel

AFFORDABLE, GAY FRIENDLY MONTREAL HOTEL CLOSE TO THE GAY VILLAGE

Manoir Sherbrooke is a century old home transformed in an exquisite budget boutique style inn. Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke offers its guests a gay friendly Montreal hotel that’s filled with a number of charming standard, superior and deluxe rooms, many with wood floors.

Each room is unique and has been tastefully decorated in a Victorian style, keeping with the building’s historical character.

Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke with its charming rooms and personalized service is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway, for business clients and for tourists alike. This four story centennial building is not handicapped accessible and not equipped with an elevator.

In our gay friendly Montreal hotel, there are a variety of room types to meet the needs of the business traveller and tourists alike for short or longer stays.

Each room is unique and has a private washroom with either shower or shower|tub combination, air conditioning, telephone, cable television and free WIFI access.

Guests enjoy a delicious continental breakfast served daily in our breakfast room. Our clients also have access to complimentary coffee or tea throughout the day. Public parking options are available near the hotel.

Manoir Sherbrooke’s prime location in the heart of downtown Montreal, nestled between Plateau Mont Royal and the Latin Quarter is ideal to discover Montreal’s tourist sites and participate in the numerous events and festivals of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. From our inn, you are within walking distance of the Gay Village, Chinatown, Old Port, Old Montreal, the Palais des Congres and the downtown shopping boutiques.

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Gay Spain – The Best Things to See and Do – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Spain - The Globetrotter Guys

As a gay couple, Spain is our number one country in the world to travel to. We have visited and lived in Gay Spain and the level of comfort has consistently been incredible. We have never felt discriminated against, never felt uncomfortable and never had to second guess ourselves no matter where we have travelled to – for us, this is a priceless feeling.

In 2018 we lived in Madrid, Barcelona was one of our very first holidays together 10 years ago, Sitges is one of the best prides we have been to and we have been to Gran Canaria more than 7 times – this place has a special place in our hearts. There is an inherent feeling of safety, acceptance and normality when it comes to being yourself in this friendly country.

In our ‘Best of Gay Spain Guide’ we want to celebrate all the amazing destinations we have travelled to and share our best recommendations with you. First, let’s take a quick look at gay rights in Spain for some context:

Gay Spain: Rights and Culture

When it comes to gay rights, these are all very positive. Same-sex intercourse has been legal since 1979, unsurprisingly this happened the year after democracy came to Spain and they said good riddance to their dictator Franco.

Spain was also the third country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in 2005 and discrimination protections run nationwide. The laws here are also reflected in the culture of the people. In most destinations we felt that no one even noticed we were a gay couple – it was simply by the by.

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Spain Travel Resources