Best Gay Pride Outfits for Summer – Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 5th, 2019

Gay Pride outfits - The Nomadic Boys

We sure do! Whether it’s for Halloween, or transforming into a geisha in Japan, or even into beautiful mermen in the Philippines…

Pride is one of our favourite events for dressing up. There are always so many different fabulous and sexy options to try out. Most importantly of all, dressing up for Pride gives us the chance to publicly celebrate our LGBTQ community’s hard-earned right to live freely, to love who we want, whilst having a great deal of fun at the same time!

What began as a protest march for basic human rights in 1978, has today morphed into a positive celebration of being queer, and not feeling ashamed of it. Sadly, there are still many parts of the world where being gay can get you arrested, or even murdered! Even for us, when walking the streets of say, London or Toronto, before we dare any public displays of affection, first we look around and carry out a full risk assessment.

For these reasons alone, Pride matters today more than ever, and we embrace each one with buckets of enthusiasm and love.

You don’t have to dress up for Pride if you don’t want to of course. There is no strict dress code, and everyone is welcome. But this is the perfect time of year to really let loose and go wild with feather boas, glitter, angel wings and lots and lots of rainbow accessories. So for those of us who love a bit of dress up, here are our 10 best Pride outfits to feel sexy and fabulous.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

 

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Airline Traveling This Summer

Author: , June 4th, 2016

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TSA airline linesOh, the horrors of airline traveling this summer. Since 9/11 it has gotten worse and worse and even worse if that is possible. Now it is even worse! Lines at the TSA are getting longer and longer and taking forever to go thru. People are missing their flights because of this and people are getting extremely fed up and frustrated.

The Transportation Security Agency’s “Precheck program” is designed to fix that problem and move the lines much quicker however only about 2.75 million people have enrolled to date which is far below projections.

The TSA wants to have at least 25 million people signed up by 2019 for federal ‘trusted traveler’ programs for domestic travel, and Global Entry which is the program for International travelers operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And just what is this “Precheck program”? You can complete the online application or you can complete the entire process in person at an application center. Schedule an appointment by calling 855. 347.8371 weekdays, 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. Eastern Time.

TSA airline dogWalk-ins are welcome but appointments take priority. Visit an applications center to provide required documentation and be fingerprinted. Be sure and bring your current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and birth certificate. Pay a non-refundable fee of $85.00 which will last for 5 years. Payment may be made with a credit card, money order,company check or a certified or cashier’s check. You can obtain a ‘precheck’ at most airports.

It takes about 10 days to two weeks to get your ‘precheck” number in the mail. Then whenever you make an airline reservation, be sure and give them that number, otherwise you will need to stand in the regular lines. Those who have this ‘pass’ do not have to remove their shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Since you are in a special line, naturally the wait time is much shorter or at least that is the way the system should work! For more information on the TSA’s Precheck program, check out: www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply and https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/airlines-airports

airline virginSpeaking of airlines, the latest reports out on the good and the bad and the ugly for airline companies, the ratings for the best down to the worst according to CNN : Virgin America, JetBlue, Delta, Hawaiian, Alaska, Southwest, SkyWest, United, Express Jet, American, Frontier, Envoy Air and Spirit at the bottom. The major complaints are the rise of ticket changing prices, lack of improvement of airline amenities, and most of all NO SERVICE once you are in the air. A great website to visit about airline complaints can be found at www.airlinecomplaints.org/

Some things in life we can handle and other things we just have to simply grin and bear it. At this point in history and especially when flying we really have few choices. So it is best to always take a book or two or three with you and just relax and don’t sweat the small things in life that you have absolutely no control over. Getting all worked up and getting your blood pressure going sky high is not the answer.

As for us, we have not flown in the past 15 years. Since we live in the middle of the country and have the time, we always drive from coast to coast. Sure, once in a while there is a traffic jam or something like that but it is never for a very long time. We can dine where we want to and enjoy the scenery along the way. However we fully understand that there are a lot of travelers out there that do not have the luxury of time that we do and have to fly.

Good luck this summer in your traveling and hopefully all of your airline traveling will be safe and with no major time delays or anything like that. Just remember do not sweat the things that you cannot control and enjoy yourself with a good book.

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

Wainwright Inn B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Author: , May 11th, 2016

Wainwright Inn B&B

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

We Welcome You to the Wainwright Inn B&B … the Berkshires Bed and Breakfast originated in 1766, offering personalized service and fine home cooking by the owners; Chris and Barb . Nestled in the heart of the Southern Berkshire region in the town of Great Barrington. Walking distance to the town’s best restaurants, shops, theatres and other attractions.

The Inn is a four season getaway easily accessible from Boston and New York. We invite you to relax in our gracious setting and enjoy the hospitality of a true New England Country Our house was originally built by Captain Peter Ingersoll in 1766 on the site of an older house built in 1720s by his father Moses Ingersoll, and was known as the Troy Tavern and Inn. The colonists undoubtedly met right in our living room, planning their participation in the siege of the British troops in Boston. During the American Revolution, our house served as a fort and colonial armory.

In 1790 the house was bought by David Wainwright, a statesman and state representative. The house became known as Wainwright Hall, and later became home to his daughter Electra and son-in-law Ebenezer Pope. One of their sons, Franklin Pope, remodeled and added our porches.

Franklin Pope was an engineer, inventor, and patent attorney who did extensive work on the telegraph and electrical systems in Great Barrington, assisted by his brothers Ralph and Henry Pope. Franklin Pope with Thomas Edison was co-inventors of the ticker tape. Wainwright Hall, as it was known at the turn of the century, was a tourist destination featuring the best amenities of its day.

Successive owners have added to the charm and the diversity of the Wainwright Inn B&B, keeping it a well maintained Great Barrington Landmark. Come see the Wainwright Inn as it once again serves the traveling public.

See the Wainright Inn B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Berkshires

Wainwright Inn – Gay Friendly Great Barrington, Massachusetts B&B

Author: , May 7th, 2016

Wainwright Inn

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

Wainwright Inn is a Berkshire Bed and Breakfast nestled in the heart of the southern Berkshire region. Our historic home was originally opened as an Inn and Tavern in 1766.

The Inn is easily accessible from Boston and New York. We invite you to relax in our gracious setting and enjoy the hospitality of a real New England country Inn!

See the Wainwright Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Berkshires

Summer Destinations in France

Author: , December 20th, 2015

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France is one of the world’s favorite destinations in Europe and it’s easy to see why. The capital Paris is stunning, but exploring the diverse regions of the country will really help you appreciate the spectacular scenery, the food, the culture, and the people.

In this article we take a look at some of our top destinations for a summer break in France and how to start planning some of the logistics of your trip.

Provence is one of the most popular regions to visit in France and the town of Aix-en-Provence provides the perfect base from which to explore. You can reach Aix-en-Provence either by high speed train from Paris or by flying to nearby Marseille airport. You are probably best to hire a car so you can explore the surrounding villages at your own pace. Provence is incredibly picturesque and has rich tradition of agriculture, food, and wine with plenty of charming hotels to choose from.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Packing for the Summertime

Author: , August 15th, 2014

I don’t know about you, but even though it’s August, it still feels very much like Adam Groffmansummertime. (And technically it is!) I’ve got several weekend city breaks around Europe planned for the remainder of my summer, so thought I’d share some of the favorite things I’ve been running around with. It’s a bit of a funny list but that’s probably because I’ve had a strange summer with trips everywhere from Thailand to Poland.

What makes summer such a good time to travel anyways? Maybe it’s the sunshine. Or the good weather. But for me, summer is just such an easy time to pick up and go away. With many thanks to childhood, summertime is essentially the ultimate symbol for freedom.

Travel and freedom are seemingly strange bedfellows, but when you stop to think about it, it makes lots of sense. Those lucky enough to travel far and wide have a special sort of freedom — the ability to wander, to get lost, to see new things, to experience the world. It’s an amazing feeling and one that aligns well with summertime — a time for many freedoms.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

See Adam’s full blog here.

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Things to Do in Gay Fort Lauderdale This Summer

Author: , June 12th, 2014

Fort LauderdaleLauderdale is much more than just a beach destination, even in the steamy days of summer. New museums, nightlife, and events give locals and tourists alike plenty to do in addition to sunbathing on the sand or by the pool. There are new events being added every day to the GayCities calendar, so we’ve assembled more than a few suggestions for places to go, people to meet.

Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors – June 21 – There are two Pride festivals each year in Fort Lauderdale, two months apart. The first festival, Pride South Florida, happend in March and it was lots of fun. Sheena Easton, Judy Tenuta, and Tiffany performed. Missed it?

Fret not, because coming up is the second pride festival, Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors, Saturday, June 21. An outdoor stage and a street festival run along the main strip, Wilton Drive, all day. Come to the main stage and see the Mr. and Miss Stonewall Pageant.

By Dan Renzi – Full Story at Gay Cities | LOCATION Gay Travel Resources in Fort Lauderdale | Other Gay Travel Events

Win a Summer Vacation in Massachusetts

Author: , June 7th, 2014

Massachusetts Sweepstakes

What’s better than a summer vacation? A free summer vacation, obviously. Massachusetts is giving away one custom dream vacation each month this summer, and winning is as simple as choosing your favorite Instagram filter.

Upload your best vacation photo with the hashtag #VacationYou and you’ll be entered to win one of four unbelievable trips to Massachusetts. How does a two-night, three-day jaunt around Plymouth country sound? You’ll enjoy historical tours, dinners fit for a pilgrim prince, and two wine tastings.

Enter by 8/31.

By Tyler Neasloney – Full Story at Passport | Massachusetts Gay Travel Resources

Things to Do This Summer in San Francisco

Author: , May 24th, 2014

Coit Tower, San FranciscoMark Twain famously said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” It is a common tourist faux pas to think June, July and August are going to be warm in the city. It is usually the season of mists, unexpected chills and tourists shivering in shorts and T-shirts, our expert Lucie Young says in her introduction to our San Francisco travel guide. What it lacks in warm weather, however, is more than compensated by a full schedule of festivals, parades and street fairs. Here’s a selection of what’s going on.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival: Films at this quirky cinematic event have a variety of musical accompaniments, including pianists and a Wurlitzer organist. Includes some classic silent movies. If you want to see them all, you can buy a festival pass.
May 29 to June 1; www.silentfilm.org

On a film festival theme, watch out too for the Jewish Film Festival (July 24 to August 10; www.sfjff.org) and the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (June 19 to 29; www.frameline.org/festival/).

via the Telegraph | San Francisco Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Gay Barcelona in the Summer

Author: , May 15th, 2014

Barcelona, SpainIt’s that time of year again when I start to wonder about my summer plans. There’s that usual question that comes up: should I visit a place I already know and love or should I visit a new destination? The answer is always hard, especially because these places I know are so full of memories. Some places are impossible to discover in one visit. And if these gray clouds don’t soon boycott the Berlin weather, I may just find myself with a last-minute holiday to Barcelona (sort of like last summer).

As that song by Rufus Wainwright says: Nothing really does compare to Barcelona. You have to be there to experience all the beauty of the architecture, not only the magnificent works of Gaudi, but also streets like Passeig de Gracia. You can get lost inside the little streets of the Gothic neighborhood and at the same time enjoy the sun in the Barceloneta.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Metro.co.uk here.

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