Where to Go for Your Gay Honeymoon – Pink News

Author: , December 4th, 2018

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A travel agency has compiled a ranking of best countries for couples on their gay honeymoon. The Latin America Travel Company evaluated global destinations according to six LGBT-focused criteria, each graded out of five points, to determine a country’s LGBT Honeymoon Ranking.

No country scored the top mark of 30 points, but two came very close. Canada and New Zealand top the ranking, each of them scoring top marks for the criteria honeymoon popularity, LGBT travel friendly, marriage equality, forward thinking and romantic setting.

The ranking only included countries that have decriminalised homosexuality, which remains illegal in more than 70 countries or territories around the world.

No Asian country was included in the ranking, despite the recent decriminalisation of homosexuality in India, and only one country in the African continent, South Africa, made the list of best countries for gay couples on honeymoon.

Argentina topped the list for destinations in South America. “We were thrilled to see Argentina rank in the top 20,” commented the travel agency responsible for the ranking, which specialises in travels to Latin America.

By Sofia Lotto Persio – Full Story at Pink News

Is Gay Stockholm The Ultimate Gay Honeymoon Destination?

Author: , August 16th, 2014

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If you are looking for a fresh and exciting honeymoon destination, and somewhere a little different, Stockholm may just be the place. Set across fourteen islands, the city of Stockholm is truly a treasure trove of arts, music, culture and good food. The city offers both a chance to relax and explore a vibrant nightlife, and ingrained appreciation for music, set on a picturesque backdrop.

If your journey starts with a flight into Arlanda Airport, it is connected to the city by a 20 minute, fast and comfortable train journey on the Arlanda Express or a 40 minute taxi ride, both making for an easy transfer.

Throughout the summer are a number of LGBT-specific events, as well as those more widely marketed. The Music and Arts Festival, for example, offers an impressive lineup of both established and up and coming acts. This year’s festival featured Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and a carnival-style setup with popcorn vendors and a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

By Joseph Patrick McCormick – Full Story at Pink News | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

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Win a Honeymoon in Thailand

Author: , April 9th, 2014

Win a Honeymoon in ThailandA lot of my friends have been getting married lately, but I’ve noticed that many of them seem less enthusiastic about their honeymoons than they do about their weddings. “We already laid on a beach together when we got engaged,” one couple told me, “so why would we want to go lay on another beach now?”

Another couple I know was even more pointed in their criticism of traditional honeymoons. “Marriage,” they noted, “is the first step in building a life together. Shouldn’t our honeymoon be a representation of the life we want to build together? Shouldn’t we make something together, rather than simply eat, drink and be lazy?”

It is serendipitous, then, that the Tourism Authority of Thailand has just launched a campaign they dub “Honeyteering” – a combination of honeymoon and volunteering. Thousands of couples around the world already travel to the kingdom for their honeymoon, but many have expressed a need to give back, which has prompted the TAT, in partnership with a number of Thailand’s top hotels, to devise Honeyteering packages that allow them to do just that.

The contest ends 5/10.

See the Full Story at Leave Your Daily Hell

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Day One of Our Honeymoon in Curacao

Author: , April 8th, 2013
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First full day of our honeymoon at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino! We started our day off with a quick visit to the fitness center, knowing full well the rest of the day would consist of cocktails at the swim-up bar and sampling the many restaurants housed on the resort, so it was important to us we that we start off on the right foot. After a couple sets in the gym, we relaxed in the steam room and discussed our game plan for the day.

First, we indulged in the breakfast buffet at the Portofino restaurant. We were greeted by several friendly wait staff, one in particular, our new friend Rudsel, who took great care of us and was happy to answer any questions that we had about the resort.

The food was FANTASTIC! Exotic fruits, an omelette and waffle station, freshly brewed coffee, and everything in between! The Portofino offered elegant indoor and outdoor seating, which we plan on taking advantage of one of these mornings to catch a Curacao sunrise while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Authored By Audra & Lacey – See the Full Story at GayTravel.com

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Lesbian Couple Claims Discrimination During Honeymoon

Author: , September 21st, 2011

A lesbian couple who described their honeymoon as the “worst two weeks” they had ever spent are claiming they were discriminated against by one of the UK’s largest holiday companies.

Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, went to the Dominican Republic with Thomson after their civil partnership earlier this year. But they claim the company refused to acknowledge their holiday as a honeymoon and say they did not receive the special treatment offered to other honeymooners because they were a same-sex couple.

Ms Harman told Real Radio the couple were treated in a “homophobic manner”. The newlyweds claimed that other couples they spoke to were treated “like VIPs”, being offered special romantic meals at the hotel and having bottles of rum and fruit put in their room, but they received nothing.

Full Story from UKPA

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New York’s Gay Honeymooners to Face the Hotel Check-In Dance

Author: , July 23rd, 2011

NEW YORK’s first gay newlyweds are about to engage in a time-honored ritual: the honeymoon. So it’s no surprise that hotels eager for the anticipated influx of business in the wake of last month’s hard-won marriage equality legislation are getting ready. But for those of us who routinely travel with our same-sex partners (legal or otherwise), the law, which goes into effect today, won’t automatically eradicate awkward moments on those occasions when you’d hope to be treated just like every other married couple.

One of those moments came a few weeks ago when my partner, Barney, and I arrived at the Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill, R.I. By my thinking, check in should always be a nonevent, but over the 17 years we’ve traveled, Barney and I have discovered that the process is not always as smooth as it could be when two men arrive together at a hotel registration desk.

On this particular weekend I thought I’d done everything to avoid the awkward moment that awaited us. “Welcome to Ocean House, Mr. Marcus,” the desk clerk said with a smile. Then she looked blankly at my partner. She had no idea who he was, so she said nothing to acknowledge him. What was she thinking, I wondered? He’s clearly not my brother. He’s not my escort. Business colleagues or just friends? Not likely since we’d booked a room with a king-size bed. From the time I’d made the reservation in our names and reconfirmed before arriving, our relationship was lost. However seemingly small the oversight, it made us uncomfortable.

Full Story from The New York Times

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Green Oasis, Palm Springs

Author: , May 26th, 2011

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

Gay Friendly Riverside County Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Green Oasis, Palm SpringsWelcome to Green Oasis, our beautiful, pristine, three bed and bath solar-powered desert home. Located in desirable, wind-free South Palm Springs, the Green Oasis is only minutes from Downtown Palm Springs and the Spa Resort Casino, and is just north of the Smoke Tree Shopping Center.

For golfers, we are right around the corner from the Mesquite Country Club which is open to the public as well as the public Bel-Air Greens course.

The Green Oasis is spacious at 2,200 square feet. The expansive great room has a cathedral ceiling, piano, gas fireplace, original art and African wood sculptures.

The master bedroom features an en suite bath and walls adorned by Shag (Josh Aigle) prints. Relax in the California King bed while watching a 37″ HD t.v. with DVD player and cable. The second bedroom is ideal for kids with a t.v. with DVD player and twin beds that can be pushed together as a single.

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