April In Provincetown

Author: , April 2nd, 2014
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Photo by Petar Dopchev

Officially spring arrives in March, but in Provincetown April starts off the season. Many restaurants, shops and galleries that may have been closed for the winter re-open in April. Local favorite the Lobster Pot opens for its 35th year on April 11th.

April is also the time when we find out about some new restaurants in town.

El Mundo across the street from Town Hall went away to be replaced by Tin Pan Alley. Ten Tables is being replaced by Backstreet. Lorraine’s closed on the west end and relocated to our neck of the woods. Hot L on Bradford decided not to re-open. Cerraldi, which was very hot last year is relocating to a permanent space, but so far it’s a secret. We’ll let you know when we find out.

Of course you have probably heard that Liza Minelli is coming to Provincetown this summer to do two sold out benefit performances.

Other notable performers include:

  • Joan Rivers on July 5th
  • Helen Reddyon July 21st and 22nd
  • Leslie Jordan on June 30th and July 1st
  • David Sedaris on Friday, August 1st

Many more to come, we’ll highlight them as we hear of them. And we’ll give you an update on shops and galleries in the future.

What’s going on in April and beyond?

  • April 1 – The Pilgrim Monument and Museum opens for the season on April.
  • April 12 – Whale watching begins. Check out whalewatch.com for more information.
  • April 18-21 – Patriot’s Day Weekend
  • April 19-27 – Appearances Green Arts Festival
  • April 25-27 – Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp
  • May 3 – Women’s Music Festival at Town Hall
  • May 16 – Fast ferry service from Boston begins
  • May 16-18 – Single Women’s Weekend
  • May 23-26 – Memorial Day Weekend.

My partner Bob and I own Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Provincetown location. It’s on Commercial Street across the street from the water. We’d love to have you stay with us. We have availability for Memorial Day Weekend, the week of July 4th and limited availability for Bear Week. Click here to check availability and make your reservations.

Eleven Things to Do in Indianapolis

Author: , February 27th, 2014

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Indianapolis is that place where the big race happens every year. But in recent years, much like its neighbors, Indy has ramped up its efforts to bring the surrounding nature into the city, creating a lusher, more inviting urban stretch. From dedicated walking and biking trails, to cool new exhibits, there’s more to look forward to than sporting events in this Midwestern city. Here are our picks…

1. Get artsy along the Cultural Trail. The Cultural Trail’s eight miles of biking and walking paths make exploring downtown Indy easier than ever. Connecting the city’s six cultural districts, the network of trails offers public art and new landscaping along the way. (We think the “storm water plants,” which help absorb rainwater and prevent sewer flooding, are especially cool.) Don’t miss the Prairie Module solar panel sculpture or the tech-y Swarm Street installation, which sprinkles you with motion-triggered LED lights as you pass.

2. Book it on a bike. Just a year after the Cultural Trail’s opening, a bikeshare program will give visitors another way to see the city. It works like many others: for a 24-hour, three-day, or annual membership, you can check bikes in and out at 25 kiosks. All stations are within two miles of downtown. Prices haven’t yet been determined.

Authored By Christine Wei – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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The London Top 10

Author: , October 16th, 2013

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London is one of the most popular metropolitan cities of UK located at the most soothing urban area in the branch of river Thames. People from various parts of the globe come to this city to enjoy their vacation. Therefore, the government of London issued a number of tourist agencies to guide their travelers properly for the city’s attractions.

A list of top 10 places in London to be experienced must is as follow:

1. The Tower of London:
The Tower of London is located at the heart of the city. Initially the tower was used as the residence of the monarchs of the city; however now the tower is more famous for its use as a prison. A number of famous prisoners were imprisoned over there namely Ranulf Flambard, Anner Boleyn, Elizabeth I, etc. The surrounding area of the tower is consists of several restaurants and shopping centres.

2. The London Royal Air Force Museum:
Located at the northern province of London, the RAF museum is one of the most noted tourist spots. Over 100 aircraft and a number of objects which had been used in the period of World War I and World War II are stored there.

Authored By Leo Josh – See the Full Story at GayTravel.com

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Five Free Things to Do in Richmond, Virginia

Author: , October 14th, 2013

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With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state’s many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it’s an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there’s plenty to do here – and you don’t have to spend a dime.

CANAL WALK/BROWN’S ISLAND/BELLE ISLE

Find out why Outside magazine readers voted Richmond the nation’s most livable river town in 2012 by taking in the scenic James River. Canal Walk runs more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) through downtown Richmond along the river and the banks of the city’s canals, with monuments and exhibits along the way highlighting Richmond history.

With various access points around the city, Canal Walk eventually leads to Brown’s Island, a popular venue for concerts and festivals located between the canals and the river. It has a series of walking trails and bridges, including one that takes you to the middle of the river. Just steps away, a pedestrian bridge suspended under the Lee Bridge takes visitors over the river to Belle Isle, where you’ll find locals exploring the 54-acre (29-hectare) island and resting on its rocky shores.

Authored By Michael Felberbaum – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

Click here for gay travel resources in Virginia.

What to Do on a Layover in Los Angeles

Author: , August 26th, 2013

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The good news is that if you have a layover in Los Angeles, you are probably on your way to (or from) some place fantastic like Hawaii, Australia, or Asia. The bad news? Due to its size and the horror show that is LA traffic, Los Angeles International Airport does not lend itself to easy jaunts in and out of the city.

If four hours is all you’ve got, we recommend you don’t stray too far from LAX. Luckily, the airport is close to a few beaches and an entertaining restaurant, so you won’t be totally stuck.

Hit the Beach

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and Venice Beach are all less that 10 miles from the airport. Head to the closest, Manhattan, by hopping on the red Ocean Express bus that runs past most of the LAX hotels on Century Boulevard, or by jumping in a cab. Once you’re done sunning yourself on the clean and well-groomed sandy beach, you can take a stroll down the 928-foot pier and visit the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium at the end. The beach also has a two-mile-long pedestrian only walkway, a bike path, volleyball nets, and several good surfing spots. If you are here in summer, you might even catch the International Surf Festival.

Authored By Karen Gardiner Dion – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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Five Things to Do For Free in Seattle

Author: , May 6th, 2013

SeattleHeading to Seattle this summer? It’s a great time to visit the city on Puget Sound – and Edge Boston has some great free things to do while you’re there:

It’s not something that people in Seattle like to broadcast too much, but the Emerald City gets plenty of sunshine. Last year, there were 48 straight days of no rain to go along with our long summer days, presenting a perfect setting to explore the numerous free parks, bike trails, markets, beaches and lakes the city offers. Here is a small collection:

Pike Place Market

There are few landmarks that invoke Seattle as much as the glowing red letters of the Pike Place Market. Sure, it’s a tourist trap, but it recalls a time when nearby farmers sold their produce to the hungry city masses. Peruse the bounty of flowers, chocolates, fish, fruit and much more in the multi-level market built on a steep hill in downtown Seattle.

To see the full list, hit the link above.

Click here for gay travel resources in Seattle.

Five Things to Do for Free in New Orleans

Author: , January 30th, 2013

Lesbian Travel: Dykadence at Southern DecadenceIt’s expensive to be a tourist in a town that’s hosting two of the biggest events of the new year – Mardi Gras and the NFL Super Bowl – but New Orleans has plenty of free things to do.

The nearly 300-year-old French city has walkable neighborhoods and scenic public parks dotted with centuries-old oak trees draped in Spanish moss, along with a free ferry and historic market.

Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street

New Orleans is perhaps best-known for hosting one of the biggest free parties in the world: Mardi Gras. The Carnival season includes parades with costumed riders, marching bands and decorated floats, but it only lasts a few weeks. But visitors can get a taste of the madness and revelry of Carnival any time of year on Bourbon Street, the city’s most famous thoroughfare, where scantily-clad women beckon patrons from strip club doorways and beads are flung from balconies to revelers down below year-round. It’s also a hot spot for live music, which spills out onto the street from clubs with doors and windows flung open. Bourbon Street is also the one place where a costume can be flaunted any time of year.

Authored By – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Great Things to Do in Florence

Author: , January 23rd, 2013

FlorenceThe city of Florence, Italy represents many things to many people. Some travel there to trace the footsteps of the Medicis and the roots of the Renaissance. Others use Florence as a base for exploring surrounding Tuscany, one of the world’s premier culinary regions.

In nearly all cases, “cool” is not a world that’s particularly associated with Florence – but that doesn’t have to be the case. Using awesome accommodation you find on Oh-Florence as your Florence homebase, check out some of these awesome things to do in Florence.

Authored By Robert Schrader – See the Full Story at Leave Your Daily Hell

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Five Things to Do for Free in NYC

Author: , June 20th, 2012

Gay Travel: Five Things to Do for Free in NYCIt’s ironic in a city with some of the most expensive hotels and restaurants in the world, but many of New York’s best attractions are free.

So many, in fact, that it’s hard to narrow them down. Most New Yorkers would probably agree that at least a few of the five free things on this list are must-sees, but there’s bound to be debate, which brings us to another famous aspect of life in the Big Apple: Strong opinions.

TIMES SQUARE: A vibrant public space like no other, even better in person than it looks on TV. Plenty of things here to buy, of course, but the lights, sights and people-watching are free, 24 hours a day.

Full Story from Edge Boston

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Ten Great Free Things to Do in San Diego

Author: , June 6th, 2012

Old Town, San DiegoThe San Diego gay scene is rich and thriving, as always! It is also no surprise that this beautiful gem of a SoCal town is as abundant as ever as a tourism hotspot. With notorious natural beauty and a diverse array of culture, San Diego travel is “in season” all year round. Check out our latest and greatest in San Diego attractions- all of which are FREE!

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is San Diego’s gorgeous gem of a beach that offers incredibly calm waters rich with vibrant sea life. The water is ecologically protected which provides a safe place to enjoy the natural beauty here!

Seaport Village

One of the cutest areas near downtown, Seaport Village has an abundance of adorable shops, restaurants, and gorgeous seaside views. This quaint little village is a great place to take a sunset stroll and pick up some travel souvenirs.

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