Views From the Berlin Cathedral Dome – Keep Calm and Wander

Views From the Berlin Cathedral Dome - Keep Calm and Wander

The Berlin Cathedral dome and the views from up there may not impress you much, but the climb to the Baroque dome is a nice experience you’ll remember. After exploring the Cathedral’s interior, climb the stairs to the top of the dome.

A 360-degree view of the city is awaiting for those who’ll make it there. 

Berlin’s historic district is so close looking down from above. 

Though the dome is not as tall the other Cathedral domes in Europe, the views from here give you a different way of looking at the German capital. 

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Prague Castle – Keep Calm and Wander

Prague Castle - Keep Calm and Wander

Prague Castle, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the largest castle coherent complex. With 18 acres of land area, this castle is, surely, one for the world record!

Within the area, you will find architectural gems from different times, and of various styles. If you are an architecture fan, this is simply your paradise. You will find Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, and more.

Prazsky Hrad (as the locals call it) sits on top of a hill. It’s a long climb up there on concrete steps. But Prague’s sweeping skyline view is magnificent from here.

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Karni Mata Temple in Udaipur – Our Taste for Life

Karni Mata Temple in Udaipur - Our Taste for Life

Karni Mata Temple in Udaipur overlooks the city of lakes and the surrounding landscapes. While the temple itself is only small and modest, the view from the fort is one of the best sunset points in Udaipur. After experiencing a magical sunset at Karni Mata Temple, we consider it to be one of the top places to visit in Udaipur in 2-days.

To capture awe-inspiring views of Udaipur, Karni Mata Temple is up there with the Monsoon Palace, as one of the best viewpoints in the city. Located on the Machla Magra Hills, east of Lake Pichola, you can access the temple via a short hike or ropeway.

In this guide, we advise everything you need to know ahead of visiting the Karni Mata Temple in Udaipur. Including entrance fees, opening times, what to expect & more.

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur

How to Get To Karni Mata Temple

Udaipur is an essential addition to any Rajasthan itinerary. It is one of the most popular tourist cities in the country and forms a part of our suggested one month in India Route. You can conveniently reach Udaipur via bus, train, or plane from all over the country.

Set East of Lake Pichola, Karni Mata Temple is accessible via foot if you don’t mind working up a bit of a sweat. From Udaipur City Palace, the distance is approximately 2km.  It’s a pleasant walk as you pass through various boutique stores and restaurants that you miss in the center of the town.

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Arden Forest Inn – Ashland Gay Bed & Breakfast

Arden Forest Inn - Ashland Gay Bed & Breakfast

Ashland’s best kept secret! Come see why our guests say, “the best keeps getting better.”

Upon your arrival, you’ll discover a unique and eclectic environment dominated by a collection of original art, curiosities, and an extensive library – all housed in an historic Ashland home. The folk Victorian farmhouse with adjoining carriage house, were both built in 1890 by one of Ashland’s founding families.

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Pisa Views from the Leaning Tower – Keep Calm and Wander

Pisa Views

Yes, it is possible to climb to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. You just don’t pose like you’re saving the leaning tower from falling with your tiny hands but you have to climb and see what’s up there. The views aren’t really impressive but climbing a leaning tower is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You don’t get to experience that anywhere else, right? Perhaps, this might be the only leaning tower you’d ever climbed on.

Before Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa

First, you have to buy a ticket. The ticket booth is on the left side, across the green lawn. When buying, choose a time that’s convenient for you. They limit the number of people going up there for security reasons. When you’ve paid, go to the room next door and leave your things in a locked safe. They won’t allow backpacks or bags. Just bring your camera, phone or valuable things, like your wallet. Be sure to line up 10-15 minutes before your time.

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Topside Inn – Gay Boothbay Harbor Bed & Breakfast

Topside Inn - Gay Boothbay Harbor Bed & Breakfast

With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in Boothbay Harbor, this 19th-century sea captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while being just steps from all that the charming town of Boothbay Harbor has to offer. The main house and our two classic summer guesthouses offer stylish, comfortable accommodations and indoor and outdoor common spaces to enjoy the view, a glass of wine or gather with other guests.

Water views greet you in every direction – sunrise and the famous footbridge across Boothbay’s inner harbor to the east, the lighthouses and islands and out to sea to the south, and the western sunset. Our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.

Start your day with a delicious full breakfast prepared to order. We offer a different main dish each day, often featuring produce from our vegetable and herb gardens or offerings from the local farmers market. Lobster, locally harvested mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and fresh cheeses are just a few of the regions freshest ingredients that have been enjoyed by our guests. Guests can help themselves to great local coffee or tea, fresh fruit, tasty homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals, juices and more. We are happy to accommodate special requests including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

The Boothbay Region offers much more than one might expect – we can easily fill a 3, 4 or even week long stay with plenty of activities. Boothbay Harbor is a classic Maine seacoast village and our guests enjoy the convenience of a one-minute walk to restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

There are so many ways to enjoy the water as well. Boat excursions leave from the in-town piers, whale watching, puffin and seal sightseeing, lighthouse tours, schooner sails, fishing, kayaking and more. On land, the spectacular beauty of the peninsula awaits on the Land Trust hiking trails, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, or jon winding roads to spectacular lookout points such as Pemaquid Lighthouse and Ocean Point. Breweries, wineries and farmers markets are all within an easy country drive for our foodie guests. We’ll help you find it all!

Come to the Topside Inn, and see why everyone says: WOW, WHAT A VIEW!

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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona – Sedona Gay Friendly Hotel

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona - Sedona Gay Friendly Hotel

The Best Western Inn Plus Inn of Sedona is a beautiful home base for your Sedona adventure.

The hotel’s award-winning, terraced design takes full advantage of its ridge top location. With broad promenade decks along both sides of the property, guests can enjoy 360 degree red rock views without leaving the hotel.

Take in the views on the sunrise side as you enjoy a hot breakfast each morning.

In the evening stroll along the west side and take in an amazing red rock sunset right from the deck.

One of the first class amenities included in your stay, the “About Town” shuttle takes all the guesswork out of getting around Sedona. Climb in and relax – our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get you where you want to go in Sedona.

Go ahead, enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Your ride back to our Sedona hotel is only a phone call away. We are the only hotel in Sedona that offers this service, and at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, we’re proud to be the leader in red rock hospitality. Many guests park their cars when they arrive and don’t get back into them until after check-out. Now that’s a relaxing vacation!

The energy of Sedona’s famous vortices and the spectacular natural beauty of Sedona’s red rocks combine to make Sedona, Arizona one the “Top 100 Places to Visit in the World” according to Trip Advisor. But red rocks aren’t the only attraction!

From Jeep tours to swimming tigers, hiking to train rides and of course amazing local art and shopping, there’s something for everyone in Sedona and the Verde Valley. But more than anything, you just have to experience the magical feel of this wonderful place. To show respect for the surroundings, and to help protect their natural beauty, the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona is a certified “Green Hotel”.

Are you interested in the famous Vortices? Well, the Airport Mesa Vortex is just across the street.

Want to know more about the history of the area or maybe just find out about the local flora and fauna? The complimentary Concierge Service can assist you in making the most of your time in Sedona, your way.

Whether you’re looking for dinner reservations or want to book a tour in a Pink Jeep, they can help take the hassle out of planning your itinerary. For a customized experience call our Concierge Desk 7 days a week to get personalized service to help you create your dream Sedona vacation.

If you plan on traveling with your best friend, and they happen to have 4 legs, don’t worry, this hotel gives new meaning to the term “pet friendly”. With a welcome gift at check-in and a list of local pet friendly restaurants for your reference, your furry best friend will be sitting pretty.

Sedona’s famous red rocks are waiting! A visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. We hope you make it memorable.

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Villa Elia Mykonos – Gay Friendly Mykonos Villa

Villa Elia Mykonos - Gay Friendly Mykonos Villa

A luxury and cosy villa, very close to Elia beach!

The villa is modern and minimal with all kinds of facilities you may ask for. The big space together with the sunlight that jumps from every window gives you a sense of homely coziness. Comfortable king size beds will make you want to sink in them all day long, but let’s be honest; the private terrace gives you the sense of being in paradise.

The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, dining room & living room. There is also an outdoor dining and lounge area, a private swimming pool and a private jacuzzi.

Beautiful surroundings. Guests love the place because of the views, the ambiance and the location. Villa Elia is located in a complex of 4 independent luxury villas and it’s ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and families (kids welcome).

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Journeys End Lodge – Berkshires Gay Lodge

Journeys End Lodge - Berkshires gay lodge

Many reasons will bring you to the Berkshires:

  • study
  • work
  • reunions at Williams or MCLA
  • the appreciation or practice of arts
  • business
  • adventure tourism comprising motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking or hiking, skiing,
  • and golf

Journeys End Lodge can be your home base in the Berkshires from which you comfortably pursue your objectives. Each morning, you’ll enjoy a fresh, homemade breakfast following which you can fulfill your day’s calendar and return to the warmth and comfort of the Lodge.
An Adirondak Great Camp log home with modern-day amenities, Journey’s End Lodge provides an intimate venue for business and social meetings; where artists can display and musicians can rehearse their art; and, where any tired traveler can rest.

We’re 20 minutes from Jiminy Peak and Mount Greylock in the Berkshires, and 40 from Mount Snow and the skiing, mountain biking, hiking and spectacular views each affords. Journey’s End Lodge is ideally situated for motorcycle tours tracing Vermont or Berkshire mountain roads and we are but a brief drive to your choice of golf or kayaking experience.

At the end of your day and at home at Journey’s End Lodge, relax with your family and friends in our Great Room and enjoy the coffee, hot chocolate and homemade pastries we provide.

Amenities include:

  • Queen or full size bed suites, each with its private bath
  • A Master bed-room suite with heated Jacuzzi tub and Wi-Fi enabled TV
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate with homemade pastries
  • Wine glasses/bottle opener
  • Ceiling fans in each room
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board

When you visit the Berkshires, come stay with us at and enjoy Journey’s End Lodge in Williamstown.
Visit our website to see a detailed description and photographs of Journeys End Lodge and to make your reservation.

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The Grand View Houses – Lesvos Gay Friendly Guest Houses

The Grand View Houses - Lesvos Gay Friendly Guest Houses

Situated in the charming, historic village of Molyvos on the northernmost tip of Lesvos Island close to all amenities and only minutes’ walk from the beach, harbour or local shops.

These three Lesvos gay friendly guest houses introduce a new level of luxury and attention to detail within the self-catering community. Inspired by the majestic and traditional houses overlooking the sea among the Greek islands, each of our houses have breathtaking views of Lesvos. Our vacation homes are cleverly designed to magically merge modern conveniences with elegant history. The houses offer an up market experience without sacrificing authenticity and charm. Perfect for family holidays, friends vacationing together, or romantic escapes, each of our houses will provide a beautiful and spacious environment for making memories that last a lifetime.

The views are simply stunning!

Every room has a spectacular view, either of the surrounding mountains or the bay of Molyvos with the sweeping northern Aegean beyond. There are even views of the castle and postcard-perfect village from the front veranda. Incredible nightly sunsets are virtually guaranteed.

Each house with their en suite bathrooms has free Wifi, air-conditioning or heating throughout, and its own parking space. We have done our best to consider the environment, following “green” practices in construction and maintenance. The houses offer “Coco Matt” mattresses, sheets and towels, produced right here in Greece from the finest natural materials.

The three Grand View houses share two buildings, one with two semi-detached houses:
the two-bedroom/two-bathroom Grand View Afrodite and the one-bedroom/ one-bathroom Grand View Rhea.
Grand View Kimon is a three-bedroom/three-bathroom, stand-alone home. Each house has a separate entrance and private, secluded balconies.

All three houses benefit from two communal barbeque areas, one with a fountain, particularly well-suited for large groups which is also big enough for Yoga or other alternative movement classes.

AMENITIES-FACILITIES:

– Dishwasher
– Microwave
– 4 ring hob/large stove /air convector oven.
– Filter coffee machine
– Toaster
– Kettle
– Washing Machine
– Dryer ( only in Afrodite and Kimon)
– Iron and ironing board
– Hairdryer
– 3D television 42″/ 32″ compatible to laptops
– DVD with surround system/ blue ray/ Mp3/CD player
– Free Wi-Fi
– Telephone / free for incoming and local calls
– Air-conditioning /inverter/ low decibel /heating during the winter months
– Heat panels and heated towel racks for cooler months
– Rain showers
– Ceiling fans
– Safe for valuables
– Shared barbeque
– Soft sheets and towels changed every 3 -4 days (Changed daily with extra charge)
– Beach towels

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