Horizon Guest House – Gay Owned B&B on the Big island of Hawaii

Author: , October 15th, 2019

Horizon Guest House - Gay Owned B&B on the Big island of Hawaii

There is a uniqueness to Horizon Guest House not often found in other bed and breakfasts. If you are looking for a place to relax and take a deep breath, you’ve found it.

Set on the slopes of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 1,100′, each of our suites has a 20 mile unobstructed view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean across miles of green pastures.

Surrounded by a working cattle ranch on all sides, there are no neighbors. Perched on the slope below the house is the double-edged infinity, solar heated swimming pool. There is also a jacuzzi built into the corner of the pool, adding to the tranquil and elegant setting.

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Casa Cupula: Gay Puerto Vallarta Hotel

Author: , May 22nd, 2016

Casa Cupula

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

Casa Cupula is a 22 room luxury boutique hotel located in the exclusive Amapas neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, close to the gay beach, bars, restaurants in the “Zona Romantica”. Since opening in 2002, we have become renowned for excellent personalized service, uniquely designed beautiful rooms, and ample facilities to spread out and relax among beautiful tropical foliage.

Enjoy gourmet Mexican cuisine at Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula, one of Vallarta’s finest destination restaurants. Whether it’s room service, a private dinner under the stars, or a hosted private party or event, you’ll appreciate the quality. Stay in shape with a workout at Pump Gym & Spa, or relax with a massage in our spa treatment room or in our steam room.

Casa Cupula is gay owned and operated and we are delighted to welcome members of the LGBT community and friends to this special place, where you can be yourself and rejuvenate while taking in all the wonder of Puerto Vallarta’s extensive attractions.

Puerto Vallarta is well beyond “gay friendly”, having been known worldwide as a famous LGBT destination since the 1960s.

You can stay at any mainstream hotel or a condo, but Casa Cupula uniquely offers a sense of community and enrichment that is often missing from day to day life. Many guests have met friends at Casa Cupula who have become friends for life, returning year after year. Our staff is the best part, treating each and every guest as a friend to help you get the most out of your vacation. Our concierges know gay PV because they ARE gay PV.

We’re pet friendly and technology savvy, with everything you need to stay connected and entertained from wifi to Apple TV, USB ports and Bluetooth iHome radios.

At Casa Cupula, we treasure uniqueness and diversity. We embrace each individual guest as a friend, no matter who you are or where you come from.

Casa Cupula offers sophisticated amenities to make your stay relaxing and indulgent. These include:

  • Casa Cupula’s Dream Bed with:
    – Thick Pillow Top Mattresses and fluffy mattress covers
    – 400+ Thread Count Cotton Sateen Sheets
    – Reading Lamps
    – Extra Pillows (both feather and synthetic)
    – Blankets
  • Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans
  • In-room Mini fridges
  • Oversized Fluffy Towels
  • Luxury bath amenities by DAMANA*
  • Bathrobes and slippers**
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Makers
  • Large room safes for laptop/camera
  • USB plugs
  • Free, high speed WiFi Internet
  • LED TVs
  • Cable TV
  • iHome Radio with Bluetooth

Vista Rooms also offer:

  • Apple TV with free Netflix
  • Home Theater with BlueRay DVD

Suites also offer:

  • Dolce Gusto Capsule Coffee Machines
  • We pamper our Suite guests with added benefits during regular, peak and holiday rate periods*
  • Voucher for a la carte breakfast each day (excludes beverages)
  • Free upgrade from regular to VIP transportation (one round trip up to 2 persons)

*Not included during “saver” and “super saver” rate periods or with discounted rates or Travel Deal rates.

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Should Gay Honeymooners Stop Avoiding Anti Gay Countries?

Author: , July 30th, 2015

Gay Travel

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, a new crop of honeymooners has entered the market. The travel industry has positioned itself to capitalize, having recently launched several targeted marketing campaigns featuring gay couples, including Hotwire’s “Lucky Me” commercial, Airbnb’s #HostWithPride film, and Marriottt’s Love Travels campaign.

But with gay marriage fully legal in just 20 countries – and homosexuality illegal in 75 — gay newlyweds face extra hurdles in deciding where to celebrate their nuptials. Many feel compelled to research discrimination laws before making overseas travel plans. In fact, four out of 10 U.S. LGBT travelers said local discriminatory laws and homophobic sentiments affect where they decide to fly “to a great extent,” according to a survey by LGBT marketing group Out Now. As one lesbian couple expressed in Airbnb’s #HostWithPride film, “For our honeymoon, I don’t want to be attacked. We want to be able to express our love, and be able to be affectionate, and feel comfortable and safe.”

But are such fears founded? Certainly, in some nations around the world, including popular honeymoon destinations, local LGBT people are harassed, arrested and even killed with impunity. But for Americans, these threats are minimal. Both the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and the International Gay and Lesbian Alliance have no reports of gay American honeymooners being assaulted during international travel. Even the U.S. State Department, which posts warnings for LGBT travelers, has little evidence of such incidents.

By Michael Luongo – Full Story at The Washington Post | Gay Travel Resources

Gay San Diego – A Honeymoon Paradise

Author: , June 21st, 2014

Old Town San DiegoIf you’re of the marrying kind and are one of the growing number of LGBT Americans living in one of the 19 states or District of Columbia (a whopping 43 percent of the country’s total population) and you’re just beginning to plan your honeymoon, San Diego LGBT Weekly has some great news. Gay San Diego was recently ranked by WalletHub.com as one of the top 10 honeymoon destinations; only slightly behind Los Angeles, the only other Californian city to make the top-10 list. (Take that, San Francisco!)

But you don’t have to take our word for it. WalletHub.com, a new-ish Web site which bills itself as a ‘social network for your wallet,’ specializes in finding experts (or gurus) in a wide-ranging variety of fields that can help make financial sense of everything from negotiating a car loan with poor credit to opening a checking account to, you guessed it, planning a honeymoon.

We approached them when we stumbled across an article they had written entitled, 2014’s Best Summer Honeymoon Destinations for Your Wallet, and were completely unfazed by the fact that San Diego made the top-10 list. After all, anyone who has lived in San Diego for any length of time doesn’t need to be sold on the idea that, all things being equal, our city basically rocks.

By Victor Hoff – Full Story at LGBT Weekly | San Diego Gay Travel Resources

Slovenia for Your Gay Honeymoon?

Author: , March 31st, 2014

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As the rainbow flag is raised over Whitehall this weekend to mark the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremonies, English and Welsh gay couples are set to tie the knot from Saturday. And with the arrival of gay marriage, attention now turns to the best locations for newlywed gay couples.

In the latest edition of the leading gay lifestyle magazine Attitude Slovenia was included among its 25 of the best and most exciting most romantic honeymoon destinations, while capital Ljubljana was named as one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.

Slovenian luxury inbound operator – Imperial Luxury Travel Solutions has seized the moment with a tourist package targeting gay and lesbian couples calledPinkWeek.eu, which was successfully launched recently in London and Berlin (ITB 2014).

According to Imperial Luxury Travel it should come as no surprise that Slovenia was named among the top wedding and honeymoon destinations, as the LGBT tourist offer has been carefully prepared for last couple of years. Imperial Luxury Travel specialise in the luxury high-end segment of the market and has extended their offer tailored for the growing LGBT sector

See the Full Story at Trav PR

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Orlando’s LGBT Visitors Bureau Wants You to Visit for Your Honeymoon

Author: , November 17th, 2013

Converge OrlandoConverge Orlando Inc, the LGBT visitors’ bureau for Central Florida, is preparing to launch its “Honeymoon: Destination, Orlando” campaign on December 1. Also starting that day is a fifteen-state ad campaign sponsored by Macy’s and The Wedding Alliance, which will include ads for print, Facebook, radio, and Google.

An estimated 50,000 same-sex couples are expected to marry across the fifteen states that have marriage equality laws in 2014; according to Orlando Business Journal, that equates to roughly $150 million spent on honeymoons–with the assumption that most who take the leap then follow up with the lavish, ageless tradition.

See the Full Story at Dot429

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Will Gay Honeymoons Goose the Global Travel Market?

Author: , July 5th, 2013

gaywedding-01Now that gays and lesbians can marry again in California, and can get full federal benefits by marrying in any of the other 12 states and DC that recognize full marriage equality, is a gay travel boom just around the corner? Canoe Travel thinks so:

It’s a highly coveted market. Recently published figures out of a US survey by Community Marketing Inc. found that gay and lesbian travellers spend an average of nearly 60% more on their travels than their straight counterparts. Part of the reasons offered by the market research group include the “plain” fact that gay men and lesbians travel more, own more homes and cars, spend more on electronics and have the largest amount of disposable income of any niche market. Luxury travel company ChicGayHoneymoons.com also reports an ‘overnight surge’ in demand following a US Supreme Court decision to strike down Proposition 8 after finding it unconstitutional. Prop 8 would have banned gay marriage in the state of California.

See the Full Story at Canoe Travel

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Making Our Own Hawaiian Honeymoon Traditions

Author: , November 18th, 2011

Hawaii Gay HoneymoonsRarely do you hear the words “I went to Easter Island on vacation.” But if money and distance are no object, you can be the first couple you know to say iorana (that’s “hello” in Rapa Nui — both a language and a place) to the little island with the massive rock sculptures in the South Pacific, a perfect option for a rustic, remote honeymoon.

Located some 2,000 miles from Chile and 2,600 miles from Tahiti, Rapa Nui — as Easter Island, its people, and their language and culture are known locally — is considered the most remote inhabited location on the planet. However, you should dispel any notions of eating local tropical fruits under swaying palm trees. Easter Island’s isolation and poor soil mean that most edible flora and fauna (with the exception of some homegrown avocado and guava and fresh-caught yellowfin tuna) are flown in from Chile, helping to make it a rather pricey destination. Deforestation has left the landscape somewhat barren — historians theorize that ancient inhabitants cut down all the trees to transport those big stone heads.

But oh, those moai (pronounced MO-eye)! The primary draw of Easter Island is the human figure statues — believed to be representations of ancestors positioned to watch over particular tribal communities — so familiar from National Geographic photos. Erected between 1250 and 1500 and restored only in the last 50 years, the figures have an otherworldly pull that defies explanation.

Full Story from The Advocate

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Gay Friendly Destinations Compete for New York’s Gay Honeymooners

Author: , July 22nd, 2011

ALL newlyweds need a honeymoon — a fact that has the travel industry salivating.. The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State has set off a race among resorts and hotels around the world to become the next honeymoon hot spot for gay and lesbian couples.

Kura Hulanda Resorts on the Caribbean island of Curacao has said it will give the first gay couple to marry in New York State a honeymoon at its expense, including airfare. (Other same-sex couples with a valid New York marriage license will get a free upgrade and dinner for two when staying four nights.)

Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island along the Great Barrier Reef has introduced a $6,270 seven-night honeymoon package including a dinner for two and sunset cruise to “celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in New York.”

Full Story from The New York Times

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Mexico City Invites Gay/Lesbian Honeymooners

Author: , September 3rd, 2010

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As more governments approve same-sex marriage laws, officials here are hoping to attract a growing part of the tourism market: gay honeymoons.

The first couple to wed under Argentina’s recent law allowing same-sex marriages nationwide arrives in Mexico this week on an all-expenses-paid trip — part of a new push by the government in Mexico City, Mexico to woo gay travelers.

“We hope that many same-sex couples who get married around the world spend their honeymoons here,”says Alejandro Rojas, the city’s tourism secretary.

Full Story from CNN