Serengale Retreat – Gay Friendly Retreat in Victoria, Australia

Author: , September 28th, 2016

Serengale Retreat

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Beautifully placed, stylish luxury is the promise of this self-contained accommodation nestled within 14 private acres adjoining Serengale Vineyard. Perfect for couples, getaways, groups and families for up to 10 people, this is an invitation to turn off the fast pace of life and slow down for a while.

Serengale Retreat has been meticulously renovated with two spacious living areas, five generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, contemporary furnishings, original artworks and a gourmet kitchen that would gratify the discerning chef. With every room framing a captivating view of rolling pasture, native garden or the Australian bush it is the ultimate in space and privacy.

You can stay at home and relax by the log fire, share meals and wine under the veranda or in the large dining room, stroll through the native garden, explore the forest walk, arrange a pamper package or enjoy a private wine tasting at Serengale Vineyard. For those wanting to explore further, cycle the rail and mountain bike trails, explore the National Parks, historic Beechworth and the Milawa Gourmet Region all only a short drive away.

Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat, time with friends or family or a holiday experience to remember, Serengale Retreat is the ideal destination.

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St. Paul, Minnesota: A Culinary Capital?

Author: , September 2nd, 2013

St. Paul, Minnesota – Apple Maps

From Apple Maps

Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream. The Nook has 31 types of burgers. They’re ooey-gooey and oh-so-good.

At the always-bustling burger joint in residential St. Paul, over-indulgence is the rule and staff proudly wear T-shirts promoting the “Meat is Murder. Tasty… Tasty… Murder!” motto. Want a burger stuffed with pepper jack and topped with roast beef, bacon and cheddar? No problem. How about a patty coated in a delectable bourbon sauce? Coming right up. Care to heap the sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss and tell-tale sauce of a Reuben atop your standard burger? Done.

Unlike Minneapolis with its hip downtown vibe, St. Paul is the sleepier of the Twin Cities. But its neighborhoods offer dining gems, some of which, like The Nook, are more hole-in-the-wall than chic gastropub. Situated beyond the outfield fence of the high school baseball diamond where eventual American League MVP Joe Mauer and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor cut their teeth, the restaurant’s brick facade has placards marking the spots where big hitters have landed balls over the years. Inside, the walls are plastered with memorabilia, photos of famous diners and award brags. Local icons have sandwiches named for them.

Authored By Brian Bakst – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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San Miguel de Allende… your kind of town

Author: , June 22nd, 2013

Summer is here and what a better destination to vacation than a city that offers all in one place, plus a perfect weather! History, adventure, shopping, art, crafts, gastronomy, culture, scenery, hot springs, night life and fiesta, fiesta, fiesta!

No matter what kind of traveler you are surely San Miguel de Allende in the Heart of colonial Mexico will fit your needs and desires!


If you are more of the adventurous type join horseback rides thru breathtaking landscapes or treks on million year canyons. History abounds in San Miguel de Allende! Not only it is of outmost importance for the Independence movement of Mexico but has also a millennial background of indigenous cultures in the region.

Canada de la Virgen archeological site

Canada de la Virgen archeological site

The archeological site of Cañada de la Virgen (Virgin’s Glen) is an astounding heritage of the Mesoamerican architecture and culture of the years 600 – 900 A.D. This masterpiece opened to the public in 2011 and can be visited Tuesday thru Sundays, from 10 am to 6 pm. It is worth to join a guided tour to take a journey back into the deep knowledge of the regions’ culture.


For those who are in search for new treasures to be found, San Miguel has countless jewels. From prestigious art galleries, designers boutiques with one of a kind garments, antique shops with colonial furniture, carefully selected hand made crafts from all over Mexico to real estate dream houses, San Miguel de Allende has this and more for your shop til’ you drop spirit.


Satisfy your culinary search on the many restaurants to choose from after marvelous walks on the cobblestone streets of San Miguel. From traditional to international food from all over the world, all tastes can meet their match here. Bars with live music for any mood wait for your festive energy! And yes, if you want party, San Miguel de Allende is the town for you with it’s more than 38 traditional fiestas and over 15 festivals! Theater, concerts and exhibitions are held every week in this lively, culturally rich city.


If your wish is to have a renovating and relaxing escapade, but still enjoy San Miguel’s charm, the countryside in the cities’ outskirts are your destination. Only minutes away from San Miguel paradise is here for you to discover. Hot springs with rejuvenating pools, landscapes to inspire and all the peace nature can provide meet all in one place.


A captivating city, part of the UNESCO’S World Heritage Sites, San Miguel de Allende is the perfect destination for your summer time vacation.

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Villa Condesa

Villa Condesa



Cancun’s Culinary Renaissance

Author: , May 5th, 2013
Cancun, Mexico

from Google Maps

I started to get worried when I saw the other passengers boarding my plane to Cancun. The late morning flight had been delayed and was now filling up with 20-somethings who had obviously chosen to wait it out with 2-for-1 cocktails at the airport bar. I was realizing that the week of relaxation I’d been anticipating might actually be spent fighting for a beach chair among the crowds of rowdy spring breakers.

Even the flight attendants looked concerned.

It’s no secret that Cancun has a reputation. The combination of stunning beaches, budget-friendly resorts, and over-the-top nightlife has made it a magnet for college kids looking to cut loose.

But I soon learned that the options are also plentiful for those of us craving something a bit more luxurious.

Authored By Alejandra Ramos – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Sedona’s Foodie Scene

Author: , April 20th, 2013

Red RocksHeading to Sedona for a little red-rock-relaxation? Anne Roderique-Jones at Sherman’s Travel has the details on the city’s gourmet scene:

Sedona may not come to mind when you think of great food cities. It’s not Paris, New Orleans, or New York City, but there are the beginnings of a food scene here and enough great dining options to fill your vacation. Here are three of my favorites:

Elote Cafe: Ask anyone where to eat in Sedona and they’ll tell you hightail it to Elote Cafe – Chef Jeff Smedstad’s award-winning Mexican cuisine warrants the sometimes multiple-hour waits. I arrived early on a Monday evening and was kindly told that it would only be two hours. Luckily, there’s a tiny window serving fresh margarita and gratis spicy popcorn to keep guests satiated. Two (or was it three?) ginger margs later, the chef’s innovative Mexican cuisine beckoned. My vote? The Elote appetizer is incredible and Lamb Adobo pairs perfectly with a local beer. You can pick up the Elote Cafe cookbook as a souvenir – beats the pants off a dream catcher any ol’ day.

To see the rest of Anne’s favorites, hit the link above.

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Maui: A Gay Gourmet Adventure

Author: , March 6th, 2011

Gay Maui, HawaiiSince most of the time spent on Maui is in a body-revealing swimsuit, we’ve found that it is the perfect place to be if you’re following the save & splurge method of dining. Save calories in some places so you can splurge at others.

Here are a few perfect locations to enjoy while you’re visiting The Valley Isle to keep your hard-earned honeymoon body in check. While on the west side of the island, be sure to visit the Fish Market Maui. It is a local favorite serving fresh-caught fish sandwiches such as ono, mahi, and ahi, simply grilled and reasonably priced. These healthy options have brought us back numerous times. Another place to save on calories is Mama’s Fish House in Paia (off the Road to Hana).

Directly on the sand, this restaurant has a view you shouldn’t miss and a menu equally as impressive. Must haves are the Uku Civiche and the Fisherman’s Poke. We also highly recommend arriving before sunset as the view at their private beach is incredible. When it’s time to splurge, the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is the place to be.

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