Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – February 8th

Author: , February 8th, 2016

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

POP CULTURE:
Gay Couple Seek Revenge on Homophobic B&B Owner in New Thriller (Pink News)
A film about a gay couple who plot against a b&b owner who turns them away has found funding.
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POP CULTURE:
Trailer for Gaycation (Joe.My.God)
VICELAND, VICE’s new TV network, launched the first trailer for GAYCATION, a brand new series hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel.
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ABU DHABI:
The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi (Keep Calm and Wander)
The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is where you should stay—if you have the cash to burn. This hotel spells luxury and opulence of the Emirati world. “Everywhere around”, as my brother said, “is pure magnificent!”
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AUSTRALIA:
Hot Aussies Having Fun In The Sun At Midsumma Festival In Melbourne (Gay Star News)
Midsumma Festival is officially back with a bang.

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DUBAI:
Desert Sunset (Keep Calm and Wander)
Desert sunset is breathtakingly magical. Behind the sea of sand, the orange ball goes down like a ball of fire, leaving an impression that makes us all sigh, hoping to see again the next day.
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EUROPE:
8 Best LGBT Events & Festivals in Europe 2016 (Travels of Adam)
February is traditionally the UK’s LGBT History Month. Over the past few years as LGBT individuals have gained more and more equal rights, there’s been a shift in traditional gay culture.
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FRANCE:
Three reasons to visit Paris in 2016 (Gay Star News)
If you’ve never been to Paris before there is an enormous list of must-do tourist essentials that will easily fill your time during your stay – climb the Eiffel Tower, wander around the Louvre, stroll along the Seine, sit in cafe and look intellectual.
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ICELAND:
10 Reasons Not to Miss Rainbow Reykjavik (Gay Star News)
It started as an experiment by then-new LGBTI travel company Pink Iceland – with support from Icelandic industry heavy-hitters, including national carrier Icelandair.
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Rainbow Reykjavik

RUSSIA:
Gus Kenworthy and His Boyfriend Weren’t Allowed to Share a Bed in Russia (Towleroad.com)
Gus Kenworthy says that while attending a competition in Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics he and his then-boyfriend were denied a room with a double bed by a Russian hotel. Hotel staff reportedly told Kenworthy, “Two guys can’t be in the same bed.”
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
Dinah’ 2016 Lineup Revealed (LGBT Weekly)
Club Skirts has revealed its entertainment line-up for The Dinah 2016. The Palm Springs, California-based all girl party and music festival will again take place over the span of five days (March 30 through April 3, 2016) at the Hilton Hotel, the PS Convention Center and Zeldaz Nightclub.
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The Dinah 2016

USA, WASHINGTON:
Inside Starbucks’ Massive Seattle Roasting Facility (Shermans Travel)
Less than two miles away from Starbucks’ original Pike Place Market store sits its latest Seattle location: a 15,000-square-foot-plus café, roastery, and packaging facility perched on Capitol Hill.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – January 13th

Author: , January 13th, 2016

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

BAHRAIN:
King Fahd Causeway – Connecting Saudi and Bahrain (Keep Calm and Wander)
King Fahd Causeway in Manama is a structure that connects two countries by the Arabian Gulf—Saudi and Bahrain.
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BARBADOS:
Caribbean Beaches Guide – Bathsheba Beach, Barbados (Go Girlfriend)
Northeast of Barbados’s Capital City, Bridgetown. Home to the international surfing sweet spot known as the “Soup Bowl,” you’ll find this beach on the bucket list of any competitive surfer, whether from Barbados or afar.
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CUBA:
Is Cuba Safe for Gay Travellers? (Daily Xtra)
This year, the country’s tourism offices began offering LGBT-focused press trips, flying in journalists from mainstream gay travel magazines so they could see for themselves just how welcoming the country had become.
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EUROPE:
Calling All Snow Bunnies: Get Your European Gay Ski Week 2016 Deets Here (Gay Star News)
Better get your skates (or skis) on – this year’s European Gay Ski Week is just four months away.
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SPAIN:
Smart & Sexy Locals Tell You Where To Hang Out In Madrid & Barcelona (Queerty)
Planning a trip to Spain in the new year? Let these savvy local experts guide you to their favorite hangouts in Madrid and Barcelona.
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SPAIN:
Photos: Beards Are An Absolute MUST At Madrid’s Biggest Bear Party (Gay Vities)
Bearbie is a weekly bear party that takes place every weekend in the heart of Plaza de Pedro Zerolo in Madrid.
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Bearbie

USA, FLORIDA:
Miami to Host First-Ever Gay8 Festival (Watermark)
On Jan. 17, Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood will host the first annual Gay8 (pronounced “GayOcho”) Festival, a Latino LGBT event with art, music and food.
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Gay8 Festival

USA, NEW MEXICO:
Experience Albuquerque & Santa Fe in One Trip (Sherman’s Travel)
It’s been a slow start to winter this year, but the temperatures are bound to dip at some point. When it does, it’ll be the perfect time to escape to the Southwestern U.S. and experience the region’s classics: beautiful red rocks and outdoor adventure, mountain cuisine and handmade crafts, Native American heritage, and organic Adobe architecture.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – December 9th

Author: , December 9th, 2015

In addition to our regular gay travel articles, we’re starting a travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

WORLDWIDE:
Gay New Year’S Eve Parties Around The World You Can’T Miss – Our Top 8 (Gay Star News)
We’ve scoured the net for some of the globe’s most eye-catching LGBTI events taking place this December 31. Whether it’s an all night, non stop party or something more laid back and elegant, there’s something for everyone on planet gay this NYE.
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CANADA:
Top Five Gay Winter Travel Destinations In Canada (Daily Xtra)
Outdoor hot tubs, cuddling by the fire and risqué trips to the sauna are just a few staples of a gay Canadian winter. While some Canucks are tempted to flee south for the colder months, those that are willing to brave the cold are often rewarded.
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Whistler Pride

GERMANY:
10 German Christmas Markets To Soak Up Festive Cheer (Shermans Travel)
Which better way to chase away the cold than being enveloped by the scent of hot, spiced red wine, mixed with all the notes of traditional Christmas treats?
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Christmas Market

NETHERLANDS:
Nothing Is Off Limits Inside Amsterdam’s Most Popular Fetish Club (Queerty)
Get down on your knees and pray. Club Church is a non-discriminating, all-embracing, kinky-style club with a restless rotor of themed nights embracing BSDM, leather, kink, jocks, bears, pigs, scallywags and more.
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NORTH AMERICA:
Major North American Gay Ski Weeks For 2016 (The Dallas Voice)
2015 has been a year of change for the gay skiing community. OutBoard — which earlier this year marked its 20th event, specializing in snow-capped fun for gay snowboarders — has held its last party, as the organization shut down in May; Utah Gay Ski Week, which became part of the Elevation party, also seems to be no more. Lake Tahoe Winterfest made it to 19 years until organizers pulled the plug. And the Dallas-founded Telluride Gay Ski Week’s 11th incarnation appears to have been its last.
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THAILAND:
Simple Recipe For Vegetarian Pad Thai Fried Noodles (Nomadic Boys)
Pad Thai is the national dish of Thailand and you will never get bored of it. It’s so simple to make and is a common street food snack in Thailand. It was popularised during the Second World War and has become one of Thailand’s national dishes.
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
Visiting Orange County, California (Travels of Adam)
Continuing my infatuation with southern California, on my current trip to the US I scheduled in a week in Orange County. For those uninitiated, “The OC” is home to beautiful people, beaches, expensive restaurants and lots of traffic. There are some other things, too—like lots of conservative republicans, corporate offices, amusement parks, piers and frozen bananas.
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USA, MASSACHUSETTS:
Ring in 2016 with a Bang at ‘First Light Provincetown’ New Year Festival (Towleroad.com)
Most folks think of visiting Provincetown in the summer when the weather is warm and the water inviting, but one of the most exciting and beautiful times to go is around New Year’s Eve, and this year Ptown is going all out with its First Light Provincetown celebration from December 30 to January 3, offering a week’s worth of entertainment, dance parties, community competitions and a weekend fireworks show over the harbor.
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First Light Provincetown

USA, USVI:
Which U.S. Virgin Island Is for You? (Shermans Travel)
The three islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands — St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix — all have lush tropical foliage, pristine beaches, and Caribbean flair. But each has its own distinct personality. Here’s how to choose.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – December 5th

Author: , December 5th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
Life Lately And Upcoming Travels: November 2015 Edition (Globetrotter Girls)
I started the month in Germany, where I hugged my family goodbye and hopped on a plane to New York. The rest of the month was spent between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and a few days upstate – first for my fall foliage road trip and then again for Thanksgiving.
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GENERAL:
Trans Woman Wants Refund for Transphobic Treatment on Cruise (The Advocate)
Sherry Donegan of Fresno, Calif., had never taken a cruise before when she joined 17 others last month aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas for a six-day vacation. But a comment from an anti-LGBT employee aboard the ship and being relegated to the back of a ballroom certainly didn’t make a good first impression.
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EUROPE:
Calling All Snow Bunnies: Get Your European Gay Ski Week 2016 Deets Here (Gay Star News)
Better get your skates (or skis) on – next year’s European Gay Ski Week is just four months away.
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European Gay Ski Week

ITALY:
Romance In Rome: 7 Pictures Of Loved Up Gays In The Italian Capital (Gay Star News)
One of its nicknames is ‘city of lovers’ – and judging by these pictures, same-sex couples are just as likely to fall under Rome’s romantic spell as their straight counterparts.
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SPAIN:
LGBTI People to Gather in Madrid for WorldPride 2017 (FTNews)
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association recently formed a global partnership with Asociacion Turismo de Madrid to share in the promotion of WorldPride 2017, a celebration of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide. WorldPride 2017, scheduled for 29 June to 3 July, will coincide with the 40th anniversary of Madrid Pride.
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THAILAND:
Recipe for Thai Tom Yam Soup (Nomadic Boys)
Thai tom yam is one of the popular foods you will encounter in Thailand and Laos, mixing salty, spicy and sour flavours.
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Nomadic Boys

USA:
National Gay Pilots Association Gains Sky-High Partnership with United Airlines (Passport)
The National Gay Pilots Association announced today that it has partnered with United Airlines after the airline became the organizations sole Diamond Level partner.
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National Gay Pilots Association

USA, CALIFORNIA:
Gay Bars in Los Angeles – 10 Best Places to Party (Travels of Adam)
Los Angeles is the ultimate playground for adults with its warm weather, eternal sunshine and seemingly endless amount of good-looking guys.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – December 2nd

Author: , December 2nd, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

INTERNATIONAL:
Six of the World’s Best Wellness Resorts (Passport)
If you haven’t already noticed, some of your favorite hotel spas have received a major facelift. They’re now bigger, providing more ameni- ties (cucumber and chlorophyll water), more interesting spa treat- ments (biomeditation massage, anyone?), and offering services that extend outside the spa parameters (rooftop yoga).
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Chiva Som Pool

INTERNATIONAL:
Grab Your Poles! Here’s your Gay Ski Week Round Up (Towleroad.com)
There’s about a dozen fabulous gay ski events on the horizon, hosted in some of the most charming small ski towns around the world.
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GERMANY:
Which One Of Germany’S Gay Hotspots Is The Happiest? (Gay Star News)
The Deutsche Post (German Mail) has released their Happiness Map, showing 19 German regions and how happy people are there.
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INDIA:
Photos: Gay Pride in India (The Advocate)
Pride was paraded in the streets of New Delhi November 29 and in Bangalore November 22. Hundreds of celebrants danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched celebrating diversity of gender and sexuality while also pushing for the repeal of a colonial-era law that makes homosexuality a crime.
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INDONESIA:
Simple Recipe For Indonesian Sayur Urap Vegetable Salad (Nomadic Boys)
Indonesian sayur urap is a blanched vegetable based salad with shredded coconut dressing.
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Nomadic Boys

ISRAEL:
Visit Tel Aviv on a Budget – Is it Possible? (Travels of Adam)
One of Europe’s most hedonistic cities is also conveniently easy to visit on a European city break.
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Travels of Adam

USA, FLORIDA:
Florida Leather n Fetish Pride 2015 (Watermark)
The 3rd annual Florida Leather n Fetish Pride took over Flamingo Resort in St. Pete Nov. 8-10 and featured the 2nd annual Florida Puppy Contest, plus the debut of the Ms. & Mr. Florida Leather n Fetish Pride Contest.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – November 27th

Author: , November 27th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

ARGENTINA:
Photos: Buenos Aires Gay Pride 2015 (The Advocate)
Celebrants at Buenos Aires Pride festival and parade earlier this month had plenty of fun while also getting political.
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GERMANY:
What You Need to Know About Gay Berlin (Travels of Adam)
Berlin is a vibrant, gay-friendly city—one of Europe’s most popular destinations for LGBTQ tourists. But like any tourist to Berlin will discover, there’s a lot more to the city’s gay scene than the traditional gay hotspots.
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MEXICO:
Burly Bears And Leather Daddies Run Wild In Mexico City (Queerty)
BearMex is a club night based in Mexico City that hosts some of the city’s wildest bear, leather and fetish parties at various venues in the Zona Rosa. Now in it’s seventh year, BearMex has become the city’s premier monthly hangout for bears, cubs, otters, chubs, daddies and their admirers.
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SPAIN:
10 Amazing Hotels & Resorts To Get Hitched In Spain (Queerty)
As one of the first countries to legalize marriage equality way back in 2005, Spain’s already a seasoned pro at gay weddings, having hosted them now for more than a decade.
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UK:
The New Traffic Sign In Manchester’S Gay Village Gets It Absolutely Perfect (Gay Star News)
IMPORTANT NEWS: Manchester’s Princess Street is now open to two-way traffic. Ok, fine, it’s not the most thrilling news in the world, but it’s pretty important if you’re a fan of the city’s road system – especially in its famous Gay Village.
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
Seven San Francisco Can’t-Miss Events During The Holiday Season Of Love (Queerty)
The City by the Bay turns magical in the fall and winter, from cool, gray skies to the festive tree lighting up Union Square shopping to, well, the men decked out in holiday drag.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – November 23rd

Author: , November 23rd, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
Hyatt Recognized by Human Rights Campaign as ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT People (Hospitality Net)
Hyatt Hotels CorporatioN announced that since 2005, Hyatt has earned 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
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GENERAL:
Southwest Airlines Achieves Perfect Score On 2016 Human Rights Campaign Index (PR Newswire)
Southwest Airlines announced that it has received a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, which earns us the distinction of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality”.
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GENERAL:
American Airlines Celebrates 14 Years With Flawless HRC Score (Voice Chronicle)
By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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ARGENTINA:
Photos: Buenos Aires Gay Pride 2015 (The Advocate)
Celebrants at Buenos Aires Pride festival and parade earlier this month had plenty of fun while also getting political. Argentina has had marriage equality since 2010, but the nation cries out for progress in other areas — for instance, there are no comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for transgender people.
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Buenos Aires Pride

AUSTRIA:
Get Your European Gay Ski Week 2016 Deets Here (Gay Star News)
Better get your skates (or skis) on – next year’s European Gay Ski Week is just four months away.
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CHINA:
Photos: Pride Grows in Hong Kong (The Advocate)
Thousands attended the Gay Pride celebration in Hong Kong earlier this month — a record turnout — and reveled in the theme of “Love Is Love.” While the mood was mostly jubilant, some complained that Hong Kong is lagging behind other Asian cities, specifically Taipei, when it comes to LGBT equal rights. Still, many agreed that Hong Kong is slowly embracing such rights, with the hope that marriage equality and antidiscrimination bills are on their way.
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Hong Kong Pride

JAMAICA:
Caribbean Beaches Guide – Doctor’s Cave Beach, Jamaica (Go Girlfriend)
Since 1932 flip-flop wearing sun seekers have replaced both the doctor and the cave that once defined Doctor’s Cave Beach. Make conversation with the locals – inquire about the doctors who believed in the water’s healing powers and the hurricane-destroyed cave that was the only point of access. – See more at: http://www.gogirlfriend.com//reviews/caribbean-beaches-guide-doctors-cave-beach-jamaica-30340#sthash.KqfOA2Rl.dpuf
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USA, NEW YORK:
La Chine: Provincial Chinese Cuisine With Touch of French Finesse (Carlos Melia)
What a remarkable dinning experience at ‪La Chine‬ ‪Chinese ‎Restaurant‬ at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York. We were there celebrating their first week opened. Provincial Chinese menu with the finesse and hint of French influence.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – November 14th

Author: , November 14th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

PEOPLE:
Exploring Asia: 17 images of hot gay travel bloggers Nomadic Boys (Nomadic Boys)
Meet Stefan and Sebastien – a handsome gay couple from London, who, 18 months ago, uprooted their lives to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
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HAITI:
Haiti: Why It’s Finally Time to Visit Again (Shermans Travel)
Haiti’s bouts of political upheaval and devastating natural disasters have made global news over the last few decades.
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INDONESIA:
Villa Awang Awang: Gay Friendly Heaven in Ubud, Bali (Nomadic Boys)
Villa Awang Awang is a beautiful retreat located in the heart of the Balinese countryside, near Ubud.
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INDONESIA:
Martas Hotel: Your Love Nest On Gili Trawangan In Indonesia (Nomadic Boys)
It was a bumpy boat ride from Lombok. Sebastien stepped out of the boat, turned around and saw far away the all mighty Mount Rinjani, where we were trekking just hours before.
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JAMAICA:
Caribbean Beaches Guide – Doctor’s Cave Beach, Jamaica (Go Girlfriend)
Since 1932 flip-flop wearing sun seekers have replaced both the doctor and the cave that once defined Doctor’s Cave Beach.
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UK:
How a Brick Lane Café Came To Be The Symbol of London’s Gentrification (Travels of Adam)
We agreed to visit it together, maybe because we were too ashamed to visit it alone. I was with my friend and colleague Nicole, a food tour guide.
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
Photos: Pride In Palm Springs (Advocate)
Palm Springs, the LGBT paradise situated in the southern California desert, hosts the final Pride celebration of each year in the U.S. Thousands attended the 29th annual parade this year, reports The Desert Sun.
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Photo by Tommy Wu

Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – November 11th

Author: , November 11th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
How to Plan the Perfect Winter Holiday (Travels of Adam)
It’s that time of year again when you’re expected to return home for the holidays. (Hello Thanksgiving in America!) But what if you didn’t? Instead of cramming into the Amtrak train on a freezing winter day toward your mother’s apple pie, take your Thanksgiving or Christmas or Hannukah holiday and head the opposite direction with your best friends.
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ARGENTINA:
Politics on full display at Buenos Aires Pride (AmericaBlog)
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BRAZIL:
Gay Cruise Passenger Falls off Ship After Fight with Homophobic Crew (The Advocate)
A Brazilian gay man is still missing at sea after plunging into the ocean from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship early Friday morning following an alleged altercation with crew members who taunted him with antigay remarks
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CHINA:
The 17 Best Pictures From the Hong Kong Pride Parade (Gay Star News)
Hong Kong unravelled its rainbow flags Saturday to celebrate Pride and to keep up the fight for full equality.
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CUBA:
First Gay Cuba Cruise in History (FTN News)
ALandCHUCK.travel announced the first gay cruise in history to the US embargoed island of Cuba.
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JAPAN:
An Affordable Street Food Tour of Tokyo (Shermans Travel)
Anthony Bourdain once said, “I love Tokyo. If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it.” Not only does this foodie city have some of the best food options, you can dine on a budget, to boot.
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SPAIN:
Barcelona Day Trip: The Magical, Medieval Town of Girona (Shermans Travel)
Gothic fantasies are born in Old Town Girona, which lies over the River Onyar in Spain. Here, cobblestoned paths twist and turn through hushed corridors, and a palette of ochre and umber always seems to be reflecting late-afternoon sun.
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UKRAINE:
Ukraine Eschews Visa-Free EU Travel by Blocking Law to Protect Gay People (Guardian)
Ukraine’s parliament has blown the country’s chances of visa-free travel to most EU nations by blocking legislation that would have banned discrimination against gay people in the workplace.
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UK:
London’s Annual GFEST Art Festival Kicks Off! (Passport)
The time has arrived to get your gay art on and where better to do so than good ol’ London Town?
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USA, HAWAII:
Gay Travel Concierge: Oliver Cajala of The Modern Honolulu (Passport)
“Hawaii has so much Aloha, so much love, that I can’t think of any other place I’d rather be,” says Oliver Cajala of The Modern Honolulu.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – November 5th

Author: , November 5th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
Life Lately And Upcoming Travels: October 2015 Edition (Globetrotter Girls)
This month was a rather slow month of travel – a much needed break after hitting five countries in September – but coming to think about it I still managed to visit five cities in October (Tel Aviv in Israel and Berlin, Munich, Leipzig and Erfurt in Germany).
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GENERAL:
5 Things Every LGBT Traveler Must Know Before Going Overseas (Huffington Post)
With June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it probably comes as no surprise the travel industry is increasingly targeting the LGBT market.
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GENERAL:
Radar: Our Top 10 Gay Travel Discoveries for October 2015 (Towleroad.com)
Welcome to The Radar. It’s ManAboutWorld’s new top 10 (or so) list of top gay travel discoveries each month based on what our group of 75+ frequent traveling Global Correspondents are loving from their recent travels.
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EUROPE:
Why I love train travel in Europe (Globetrotter Girls)
When I decided to take trains around Europe whenever possible last month, I was curious to see how they’d compare to buses, which I had used during my travels in August.
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SWEDEN:
Day Trip from Stockholm: Fjäderholmarna Island (Shermans Travel)
We’ve all heard about cosmopolitan Stockholm, arguably Sweden’s top destination. But if you choose to visit, don’t forget that there are a whopping 30,000 islands surrounding the city — some thriving, inhabited communities, and others that are little more than a skiff of rock and grass — spread along an archipelago that stretches nearly 50 miles into the Baltic Sea.
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UK:
The Coolest Things To Do in Manchester (Travels of Adam)
Lonely Planet released their annual “Best of 2016” list, and of the top 10 cities to visit next year, they included Manchester—a city I visited for the first time this summer.
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Adam Groffman

USA, PENNSYLVANIA:
5 Things to Love About Pittsburgh: Gay Travel (Towleroad.com)
Hilly and steely (quite literally), Pittsburgh has had a reputation as a hard-working city without much tourist appeal. That conventional wisdom has always been incorrect.
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