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How to Find a Gay-Friendly Vacation Destination That’s Not Totally Obnoxious

How to Find a Gay-Friendly Vacation Destination That’s Not Totally Obnoxious

Aug 11, 2015

Gay people are known to take fun very seriously, and it’s a reputation that is well-earned. Renowned gay destinations like Fire Island, Provincetown, and Palm Springs are known as much for their gay-friendly atmospheres as they are for their non-stop party-hearty ethos, complete with overpriced cocktails, overserved revelers, and pop divas playing full-blast on...

An American Tourist in … NYC

An American Tourist in … NYC

Apr 14, 2015

Observations by an excited kid in New York City — Last week, my partner and I took a week’s trip to NYC. It was a great time, and I jotted some notes. Print it off so you can read it later, or read it on your phone … while sitting on the pot, maybe. Enjoy the randomness … • “Scotty’s Bistro” on Lexington has the best salad platter one can...

How Not to Do Ireland in Style

How Not to Do Ireland in Style

May 21, 2014

For years now, I’ve been told by the Spanish that Ireland was an incredible place, amazingly green with friendly people. On a recent trip, I somehow missed this Ireland that had been advertised, but I don’t regret my journey there. Part of the problem was a lack of time to truly get to know the island, and trying to cram in too much in a short visit. I started...

Basque in the Rain

Basque in the Rain

Mar 12, 2014

Ten years ago, while reading an article about the Basque independent terrorist group ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, or Basque Country Freedom), I thought to myself, “If I ever go to Spain, I’ll never visit the Basque Country. Terrorists groups and rain. Who would want to go there?” Ten years later, I’m eating my words as I happen to call this enchanting,...

Mexico City: Gay Getaway

Mexico City: Gay Getaway

Feb 20, 2014

The Zona Rosa (“Pink Zone”) in Mexico City is almost overwhelming in gayness. Walking the tree-lined sidewalks of the tight streets, with the outdoor cafes lining the pedestrian avenues, rainbow flags flying everywhere, and the two men in front of us walking hand-in-hand, my partner and I had the sudden realization that we weren’t in Oklahoma City anymore.  The...

An American in Europe

An American in Europe

Mar 25, 2013

For years I had resisted trying a vacation in Europe for the simple reason: I hate flying. There’s more to it than the anxiety of flying over the ocean; there’s the annoying security checks, lay overs, and being stuck in a plane for 8 hours. No one said getting to Europe would be easy. My first vacation to Europe required a year of planning. And you...

Top 10 Cities for Great Cultural Experiences

Top 10 Cities for Great Cultural Experiences

Mar 17, 2013

This quick snapshot of 10 cities you might want to visit is intended to whet your appetite for the world. Maybe it’s time to get up off the couch, shut off the computer, and pack a bag! Happy Travels! Presented courtesy of Transfercar, an Australian transport service. For discerning travellers, finding cities that offer mind blowing cultural experiences...