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Key West Adventures

Key West is a Mecca for wild times, unadulterated freedom, and unapologetic homosexuality. However, it’s also a city rich with marine biodiversity, history, and nude sailing. Observe wild dolphins up close and personal on Dolphin Safari Charters, drink and snorkel nude or take a sunset cruise on the Blu Q, and enjoy some down time at Prana Spa.

West Hollywood – The “Gay L.A.” Experience

Alternating between the main drags of Melrose, Sunset, and Santa Monica, West Hollywood centers around all activities G-A-Y: cruising, standing, posing, judging, drinking, exercising, drinking some more, the daily Starbucks fix, and power naps in the hotel. Few would argue that WeHo is L.A.’s most progressive enclave and arguably the epicenter of America’s gay universe. Each evening, WeHo transforms into a concentrated commune of hedonism, celebrity sightings and unadulterated fun.  To see and be seen, check out The Abbey, Cecconi’s Italian Restaurant, Micky’s, Rage and Eleven

Los Angeles: Hotel Envy

Like fashion, when it comes to luxurious places to stay in Los Angeles, "One day you're in, and the next day you're out." Check out these five hotels trending in the City of Angels in 2013: The Hotel Bel Air, The Sunset Marquis, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club and Andaz West Hollywood

Los Angeles Dining: The Rising Restaurant Stars

In a constant state of reinvention, the city of Los Angeles, its inhabitants and establishments battle it out for popularity and perfection, striving for coveted “it” status. At the dawn of 2013, some clear victors are already emerging, and proving why L.A. is a jetsetter’s ultimate evergreen. In terms of the restaurant scene: Tortilla Republic, Picca, Circa 55 and SUR are this year’s rising stars.

New Year’s Resolution: Experience Florida’s Once-In-A-Lifetime Offerings

Beyond Art Deco, Mickey Mouse, and circuit parties, the Sunshine state is filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This year, make it a top resolution to explore Florida’s amazing natural beauty, from fossil hunting in Central Florida to exploring North America’s most inaccessible national park to swimming with manatees in the wild. Search for the remains of mastodons with Fossil Expeditions, sail to Dry Tortugas National Park on the Yankee Freedom and fall in love with manatees at the Crystal Lodge Dive Center. Carpe diem.


Hollywood Eats: Hollywood Prime & Sardelli Italian Steakhouse

In recent years Hollywood, Florida has been getting some much-deserved recognition as a national foodie hotspot. With Hollywood’s food scene unfolding on two fronts – the beach and downtown – a few standout restaurants are making major waves. The luminous star of Hollywood Beach, steakhouse Hollywood Prime serves up delectable American eats, complemented by one of the most exalted wine cellars in Florida. Sardelli Italian Steakhouse is a true one-of-a-kind. Discreetly tucked into a residential street off Hollywood Beach, the restaurant looks like no other in Broward County.

A Holiday Treatment: Anushka Day Spa & Eau Spa at the Ritz-Carlton

Looking to treat yourself to a spa day this holiday season? Laboring to dutifully satisfy the country’s elite and powerhouse cougars and divas, spas in the Palm Beaches have to work extra hard. In West Palm Beach near City Place shopping center, Anushka Day Spa offers first-rate services and medical treatments completed by true industry professionals. The 12,000-square foot pampering palladium houses an endless arena of self-indulgence. Breaking the mold of Palm Beach’s traditional disposition, the 42,000 square foot Eau Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach exudes edginess, modernism, and an explosive hip design factor that would make Philippe Starck jealous. 

Fabulous Beverly Hills Part 2 – Health & Beauty

In a maze of residential opulence and world class shopping, Ryan Seacrest smiles, Centurion American Express cards and eye-catching Bentleys, the reality of Beverly Hills rides an unapologetic fine line between fiction and fact. However, the ‘Pretty Woman’ days are over, and the common folk are welcome to taste the posh life of 90210 and Rodeo Drive with minimal doses of snobbery. For those of you interested in a day of health and beauty, check out the Spa Montage, House of Bijan or The Bunker Fitness Center

Fabulous Beverly Hills Part 1 – The Hotels & Restaurants

L.A.’s superficiality and stereotypes are best appreciated in prestigious Beverly Hills, the perfect square mile to flaunt labels, freshly absorbed botox and glimmering veneers. Exploding with fancy cars, fine wines, immaculate furnishings and spoiled toy size doggies, 90210 is the U.S. bastion of consumerism.  Enjoy an ephemeral jaunt to the enthralling world of the rich and famous by experiencing 90210’s most coveted hotels and restaurants: Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, the Belvedere Restaurant at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel & the Villa Blanca Restaurant

Immigration Self-Checkout: The Global Entry Program

Have you ever found yourself impatiently waiting in line at immigration after a long international flight? Then some random guy whisks by hundreds of others in line, scans his passport at an empty self-service Global Entry kiosk, and in 60 seconds, he’s gone. You may think he has some special diplomatic status; but he’s probably just an ordinary member of the public who has applied for Global Entry, the government’s expedited immigration program for travelers. Find out how to apply after the Jump: The Global Entry Program   

Amazing Gay Honeymoons: Winter Edition

Have you recently celebrated a wedding or commitment ceremony with your partner and looking for that special honeymoon retreat this winter? With Mexico’s progressive stance on LGBT issues, gay travelers are eagerly heading south of the border to explore this diverse land of astounding archaeology, crystalline beaches and luxury hotels, including Esperanza, An Auberge Resort in Los Cabos. For something a little chillier, The luxurious ICEHOTEL in Sweden boasts all the amenities and commonalities of other high-end hotels – yet in fabulous frozen form. In the Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, plays a key role as a gay ambassador at the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.  

Frégate Island, Seychelles: Private Island Paradise

Despite increased competition from celeb-backed islets in the Caribbean and design-driven atolls in the Maldives, the world’s original luxury eco-retreat, the Seychelles’ Frégate Island Private, still champions an unparalleled recipe of natural grandeur and bespoke luxury.  One of Earth’s only high-rising, mid-oceanic granite islands, 750-acre Frégate retains the ecology and topography of its genesis – a splintered sliver of the 75-million year old supercontinent of Gondwana in the heart of the Indian Ocean. More after the Jump: Fregate Island Private - Seychelles


The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Celebrates 10 Years

This week marks 10 years since The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami opened its doors in the charming lush neighborhood of Coconut Grove, just minutes from the heart of Downtown Miami and steps away Biscayne Bay. To celebrate this major milestone and an exciting lobby transformation, world travelers and local guests are invited to partake in the festivities and reap the rewards with a renovated lobby lounge, 10 year commemorative event and $10 specialty priced meals, cocktails, spa treatments, and more over celebratory dates in October. More after the Jump: The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove 10th Anniversary Specials

Parrot Cay Resort by COMO - Turks & Caicos

Tucked away on a remote island in the outer Turks & Caicos, Parrot Cay is a small slice of heaven on Earth.  The 1000-acre, gay-friendly private resort island hosts a timeless re-acquaintance with raw nature, pampered living, and island bliss. As part of the progressive COMO brand, the resort is no secret to GLBT jetsetters in-the-know. Unlike most exclusive Caribbean resorts that cater to couples only, Parrot Cay’s diverse accommodations and activities programs also allow the entire modern family to enjoy full immersion in the Turks & Caicos intense beauty.  More after the Jump: Parrot Cay Resort

Cox & Kings USA's "Gorillas in the Mist" Tour - Rwanda, Africa

Every wildlife enthusiast dreams of the day he or she will come face-to-face with the world’s last surviving Mountain Gorillas. And it’s the intrinsic desire to observe and understand these close biological ancestors fueling the travel boom in Rwanda. Through a 4-day/3-night “Gorillas in the Mist” journey, luxury safari outfitter Cox & Kings USA facilitates the peregrination to the African heartland, anchored by treasured “up close and personal” time with the gorillas. Shortly after touching down in Africa, the jetlag quickly dissipates while relaxing in a fabulous designer bathtub, G&T in hand, loving life at the posh Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, one of Rwanda’s newest wilderness lodges.

Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Hotel - The Island's Most Coveted Address

Though Florida sports only four “official” gay beaches (12th Street, South Beach; Halouver Beach, North Miami; Sebastian Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Sunset Beach, St. Petersburg) our presence nowadays is felt on just about every sandy patch of the Sunshine State. With a growing gay population more interested in natural beauty and beachside charm than underwater quickies and Speedo couture, a few unlikely swathes of downy sands are making waves in the gay battle of the beach. Case in point: Siesta Key Beach,which houses a number of hotels, motels and rental homes, including the Hyatt Siesta Key Beachthe island's most coveted address.



Will Travel For Madonna - MDNA Tour Hits USA

From transporting the sights and sounds of the gay nightclub to the top of Billboard, to depicting “queer” sexuality in her Sex book, Madonna risked losing her “Queen of Pop” crown throughout much of the first decade of her career by striking a very gay pose in the face of Middle America. Thirty years after the Virgin Tour, the Material Girl’s latest jaunt, the MDNA Tour, has become the highest grossing tour by a solo artist ever. After massive performances in Europe, Madonna’s now back on home turf in USA and (maybe) in a city near you.  More after the Jump: Madonna MDNA Tour USA

Forgotten Seoul Part III - The Sights

Some of the most popular sightseeing adventures of Seoul include historic royal palaces, spiritual shrines, renowned art museums, and frenetic markets. Although the grand palaces of Seoul suffered horrendous attacks and destruction from centuries of Japanese invasion and imperialism, their Confucian spirit and aesthetic splendor have been largely restored through renovations and reconstruction.  Two of the most popular palaces include Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace.

Forgotten Seoul, Korea Part II: Itaewon - Gay Party Central

Known for its large concentration of bars and clubs, the former red-light district, Itaewon, is an ever-growing popular area with tourists, ex-pats, and less xenophobic Koreans. It is here along a single street known as “Homo Hill” that the majority of gay life converges, with nearly a dozen different venues blasting a mix of slightly dated American Top 40 and modern Korean pop.  Some of main bars along "Homo Hill" include Pulse, Queen, Always Homme and Why Not? Looking to venture outside of “Homo Hill”? Try the scene at Queer or Barcode.

Forgotten Seoul, Korea - Part I: Hotel Scene Queens

Since the armistice separating North and South in 1953, South Korea, which hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics, has evolved as a world economic power, holding steadfast to a strong cultural heritage yet embracing futuristic R & D. Over the next few weeks, Paul Rubio will share his eye opening visit to Seoul, including the city’s most fabulous (but affordable) hotels, burgeoning gay life, and spectacular tourist sights. First stop: the hotel scene queens, including the Park Hyatt, Seoul and The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul.


Once Upon a Spa

Spa treatments don’t come cheap, but often they are worth a second mortgage! There’s no shortage of excellent spas across the globe, but a few select pampering palaces deserve special recognition as the crème de la crème of the spa industry.  Here we detail three of our favorite spas around the world offering the ultimate in spa indulgence – The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, The Spa at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, Maldives, and The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

Miami Spice 2012

Hallelujah! It’s finally that time of year when Miami’s priciest and trendiest restaurants go “on sale,” giving us good reason to break our summer diets. Throughout all of August and September, you won’t need deep pockets to dine in style at over 100 of the city’s superlative eateries.  With set prices for fulfilling 3-course menus, it’s time to indulge and take complete advantage of Miami Spice. While there are many participants in the 2012 Miami Spice, here are some of our top picks: City Hall Restaurant, 1500 Degrees , Canyon Ranch Grill, The Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar, Fontainebleau, Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Grill, Juvia, Lantao and Sushi Samba Dromo

The Hollywood, Florida Chow Down: Downtown

Hollywood, Florida has garnered plenty of attention for its natural and man-made assets, including a bustling Broadwalk, pristine beaches, stunning nature trails, and fabulous gambling. But most recently, thanks to a booming restaurant scene, Hollywood is getting some much-deserved recognition as a national foodie hotspot. Between the city’s two main fronts – Downtown and the beach -visitors and locals are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out. Check out some of these Downtown favorites: Fulvio’s 1900, Lola’s on Harrison and Chocolada Bakery & Café.

Mesoamerican Adventure: Blancaneaux Lodge, Turtle Inn and La Lancha

While best known for The Godfather films in the United States and Europe, the name Francis Ford Coppola is synonymous with eco-luxury in Belize. Since Coppola unveiled Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize’s Mayan Mountains nearly 20 years ago, his Mesoamerican empire has spread to the shores of Belize’s Placencia Peninsula with Turtle Inn and to neighboring Guatemala with La Lancha, situated near the ancient city of Tikal. With excellent tourism infrastructure between the three lodges, visitors to the Coppola resorts are privy to a highly varied and incredibly sumptuous Central America sampler platter, even when coming for shorter visits. 

Ritz Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona
Twenty years after making its shining debut on the global tourist map, Barcelona surfaces as a visitor’s evergreen, never falling short on its iconic “artsy and edgy“ factor. Repeat visitors, straying from everything and anything touristy, gravitate towards the city’s “insidery “ addresses to experience an evolving avante garde city, rich with art and sophistication, removed from the mass-market mayhem. In Barcelona’s Olympic village, flanking the city’s underrated coastline, the Ritz-Carlton managed Hotel Arts Barcelona encapsulates the energy and understated extravagance that has put Catalonia’s capital on par with Paris and London. Continued after the Jump: Hotel Arts Barcelona
Gay Insider's Barcelona - Circuit Festival, Hotels, Bars & More

Since hosting the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona has emerged as Spain’s superstar city, endowing the country with a riveting, culturally rich destination that rivals France’s Paris and England’s London. A month after recovering from America’s June pride festivities, the gay global greats congregate at Circuit Festival Barcelona in August - the biggest European Gay & Lesbian dance music event, attracting over 70,000 partygoers annually. More about this beautiful city after the Jump, Gay Insider's Barcelona

Botswana: Nature's Playground

Botswana’s game-rich north headlines the safari diaries of the globe’s savviest wildlife enthusiasts. The remote safari camps of the Okavango Delta pepper the breathtaking floodplains, reached exclusively by small, light aircraft required to traverse the undeveloped terrain. Lodges here are categorized as either “wet” or “dry,” depending on proximity to the permanent flood zones, thus determining if a vehicle or a boat will serve as the primary method of transportation after touchdown. More after the Jump, Botswana: Nature's Playground

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Mexico

There’s no case of “lost in translation” for “Las Ventanas al Paraiso.” These “windows to paradise” overlook a stunning juxtaposition of desert and sea, showcasing panoramas that dutifully define our contemporary definition of “paradise.” Eleven whitewashed, low-rise buildings enveloped by diverse cacti and framed by the most brilliant blue skies and scintillating seascapes, “Las Ventanas” exudes an ambience of far and away storybook romance. More after the Jump, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Mexico

Antigua: Caribbean Bliss - Jumby Bay & Galley Bay

Not all beaches are created equal. With 365 famed crystalline beaches – one for each day of the year – Antigua’s battle of the beach is a rather intense one. In its north-easternmost reaches, Antigua’s seaward bays and beaches are pure Caribbean bliss and the country’s finest. To facilitate appreciation of these superlative slices of sugarloaf heaven in style, two upscale resorts (Jumby Bay & Galley Bay) recently completed major upgrades, elevating the Antigua beachfront experience. More after the Jump, Antigua: Caribbean Bliss

Aruba: One Happy (and Gay) Island

The Caribbean teems with handsome islands, but less than a handful can wholeheartedly play the “gay card.” Although regional battles for GLBT rights have met little success, Aruba remains one of the few Caribbean islands embracing a same-sex lifestyle. This tropical maverick also differentiates itself from its counterparts by offering much more than barefoot escapades and beautiful beaches. The internationally branded “one happy island” also offers first-class cultural opportunities, charming historical sights, and spectacles of natural grandeur. More after the Jump, Aruba

Sublime Sonoma County

Napa County generates a lot of global buzz, but neighboring Sonoma County is hardly the “Rhoda” of wine country. Less gimmicky than its celebrated neighbor, Sonoma County offers a mom-and-pop approach to experiencing wine country, heavy on the artisanal wineries and light on the pre-packaged tour buses. In addition to its (literally) intoxicating world of vineyards, Sonoma County flaunts the landscapes of storybooks - miles of rugged rock-hewn coastline, towering Redwood Trees, and picturesque sleepy towns along the Russian River, each one more charming than the next. More after the Jump, Sublime Sonoma County

Ladies, Start your Engines - Aqua Girl 2012 Event Guide
Miami’s most anticipated lesbian throw down – Aqua Girl - begins on May 2, 2012. This ‘girls gone wild’ circuit-party unites thousands of beautiful women in America’s sexiest city for a wild and steamy weekend of fun-in-the-sun. More than alcohol-induced shenanigans, Aqua Girl is a party with a cause. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from events benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit-foundation whose primary mission is to promote the equality, strength, health, and visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. More after the Jump, Aqua Girl Event Guide  
The One & Only Palmilla and Cultural Endeavors
The southern Capes of the Baja Peninsula or “Los Cabos” have long served as the west coast’s answer to the distant Caribbean and even more remote pacific islands. Since tourism began here in the late seventies, the scramble for the twenty-mile corridor between the towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas inevitably littered the dramatic desert landscape with its fair share of gimmicky hotels, however, it also endowed the Cape crossroads with some of the most lavish, show-stopping resorts, aptly fit for their regular Hollywood A-list clientele. Point in case: The One and Only Palmilla
CuisinArt, Caneel Bay, and The Buccaneer: Legends of the Caribbean
Long before minimalism, modernism, and multitudes of massive all-inclusive resorts conquered the aquamarine shorelines of the Caribbean, luxury tourism in the region was defined by just an exclusive handful, self-contained complexes of leisure and pleasure. From CuisinArt’s Grecian extravaganza on Anguilla’s stunning Rendezvous Bay, to the snorkeling haven of Caneel Bay nestled within Virgin Islands National Park in St. John, to the lesser known sands of St. Croix at the family-friendly Buccaneer, these three legacy hotels refuse to change their iconoclastic styles. More after the Jump, CuisinArt, Caneel Bay, and The Buccaneer    
Pacific Paradise, Part 2: Bora Bora
The treasured island of French Polynesia’s Society Islands, Bora Bora, gracefully holds the title as the castaway gem synonymous with such terms as “paradise” and “heaven.” Over the past forty years, high-end resorts have risen over Bora Bora’s lush pockets of land and crystalline lagoons. The island’s immaculate conception of the overwater bungalow revolutionized the travel market with the romance of private suites straddling the ocean floor, immersed in an unknown world of aquamarines and emerald hues. More after the Jump, Pacific Paradise, Part 2: Bora Bora    
Feeling Adventurous? India's Tiger Trail is F-I-E-R-C-E
India is redefining the luxury safari experience with its own charismatic ambassadors to Earth’s biological heritage. Headlined by the majestic and elusive Bengal Tiger, safaris in the heart of India’s central plains marry intrepid adventure with high style. In association with TAJ Safaris, &Beyond India has established high-end lodges and exclusive tented camps to facilitate the road less traveled for the world’s fiercest tiger trailblazers. It’s also a great plus that &Beyond has been hosting gay travelers for decades. More after the Jump, India's Tiger Trail Safari and National Parks    
Pacific Paradise: Tahiti & Hilton Moorea Lagoon and Spa
Encompassing a surface area larger than the continent of Europe, Tahiti’s 118 islands are a bastion of majesty, mystery and beauty scattered over the Pacific Ocean. As French Polynesia’s big-city equivalent, 21st century Tahiti proper has fallen victim to destructive, anthropogenic realities like traffic, crime, and pollution. Nowadays, most visitors to French Polynesia bypass Tahiti en route to the more attractive islands. Thankfully, one of the most beautiful of islands is but a thirty-minute ferry ride away – Moorea. More after the Jump, Pacific Paradise: Tahiti & Moorea    
Amazing Gay Travel and Author Paul Rubio Win National Journalism Award
Gay and Lesbian Buenos Aires Travel
The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has announced the winners of its 2011 NATJA Awards Competition. Awards went to publications, travel writers, and photographers whose work was represented in print and electronic media. The competition, now in its 20th year, honors the “best of the best” of travel writing, photography and promotion. We are pleased to announce that Amazing Gay Travel and Paul Rubio have won the second place award two years in a row now. The competition includes submissions from a variety of publications including National Geographic, Fodors and many others. Check out the more than 100 Amazing Gay Travel columns below.

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Archived Amazing Gay Travel Columns
Continuing from last week’s castle theme, this week we’ll examine the jewel of coastal Scotland, Glenapp Castle, and the magic city that lies between all of these storybook fortresses – Edinburgh. More after the Jump, Castles in the Clouds Part 2: Glenapp & the Edinburgh Stopover
Inverlochy Castle Thumbnail Sprinkled along the Gaelic-rich countryside, Ireland and Scotland's castles include Inverlochy and Ashford. What's even more amazing is that many of the castles are not only open to visitors, but have been trandfpormed into 5 Star luxury hotels. Check out this week's Amazing Gay Travel column after the Jump: Ireland's Inverlochy and Ashford Castles
Leap day 2012 marks the start of Miami’s most anticipated LGBT throw down – Winter Party. Over 10,000 international hotties (and I mean HOTTIES) will gather for an extended weekend of mayhem, hook-ups, and standing, posing, dancing, drinking and living out quintessential South Beach hedonism. Winter Party 2012 Guide
Now more than ever, GLBT travelers are heading south to explore a land of astounding archaeology, diverse cultures, and luxury hotels and show support for a country with a progressive stance on GLBT issues. The gay-friendly Fairmont Mayakoba ushers in a new era of luxury tourism for Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Continued after the Jump: Gay Friendly Mexico and the Fairmont Mayakoba
Salt Lake City surprises with its pockets of big city sophistication, including the Sugar House gayborhood, with lots of fab real estate, a 24-hour fitness center equipped with plenty of eye candy, and LGBT-friendly restaurants and shops like Diva’s Cupcakes & Coffee, and the 50 year old eatery Finn’s Café. More after the Jump, Salt Lake City's LGBT Activities
Near the Utah-Arizona state border, Monument Valley has long served as Hollywood’s quintessential “Western” back lot, beginning with John Ford’s Stagecoach in 1939 and continuing to more modern blockbuster films such as Mission Impossible II and Back to the Future III.  Utah Unleashed Part 2
Though the homophobic rhetoric of the LDS church and HBO’s Big Love have made Utah a household name for the GLBT community, there’s far more to the Mormon-centric state than meets the cautious queer eye. More after the Jump, Utah Unleashed Part 1: Capitol Reef & Torrey
Reinstituting the glory and grandeur of train travel circa early to mid 20th century, the Royal Scotsman pays homage to a time bygone of luxurious peregrinations through Europe’s most romantic landscapes.  More after the Jump, The Royal Scotsman
 This year, think twice about wasting money on the latest consumer fads or even cut a few peeps from the gift-giving list. Be selfish and use some of that Xmas kitty to start the year in style. Or go totally altruistic and surprise someone special in your life with a grand vacation or a mini staycation. Find out about some great travel ideas after the Jump, Grand Vacations and Mini Staycations
Straddling the equator in the Maldives archipelago, the understated luxury of Cocoa Island discreetly rises from the ocean shallows, thirty-four marine chic villas and suites anchored to the sandy underworld of the Indian Ocean. Read more about Cocoa Island after the Jump, Marooned in the Maldives: Cocoa Island
There’s a lot of talk about “foodies” these days. This relatively new entry to the urban dictionary has become one of American society’s most overused words, albeit with good reason. Read more about restaurants in San Diego after the Jump, San Diego Eats
Beyond South Bali’s crowded shorelines, life quickly changes heading east. Frenetic traffic gives way to isolated roads bordered by stacked rice terraces and lush jungle. Scenes of daily village life quickly usurp the fast food and motorcycle calamity.  More after the Jump, The Many Sides of Bali Part 3: The Rustic East
Found along the island’s east coast and deep in its interior, what’s sometimes refered to as “Traditional Bali” captures the island’s timeless spirit, still flourishing in today’s globalized world and unwavering in its cultural foundations. More after the Jump, The Many Sides of Bali Part 2: The Rich Interior
  Bali. The name alone parlays an image of tranquility, wanderlust, exoticism, and romanticism. It conjures visions of a far off land, blessed with eternal natural beauty and time-honored culture. More after the Jump, The Many Sides of Bali Part 1: "New Bali" 
After a whopping billion dollars in upgrades and additions, the 22-acre, 1504 room oceanfront mega hotel stands as a self contained world of hotel indulgence, great shopping, exceptional dining, wild partying, and beachside relaxation and frivolity. More after the Jump, The Fabulous Fontainebleau Miami Beach
One of the world’s hottest LGBT destinations just got a bit hotter. In early 2011, the Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa removed the bandages from a 75 million dollar facelift to the iconic Palm Springs Hotel; and the city hasn’t been the same since.  More after the Jump, Desert Heat: Riviera Palm Springs
Essential Travel Tips Outside of plane delays and unforeseen inclement weather, one of the biggest frustrations of traveling overseas is the challenge of money loss via bad exchange rates. Simply put: nobody likes to see money devalued.  More about exchange rates and foreign travel after the Jump, Essential Travel Tips
Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur) Though the country stands divided ethnically and politically between its diverse Malay, Chinese, and Indian populations, for the average tourist Malaysia is a cultural wonderland, flaunting a world showcase of intriguing opulence, bizarre foods, and social conundrums. More after the Jump, Enchanted by Kuala Lumpur 
Gorgeous Men of Israel More than an epicenter of historical and religious reverence, Israel is a land of amazing eats, gorgeous men, sensational beaches, superb wineries, big city sophistication, more gorgeous men, and iconoclastic multiculturalism. More after the Jump, Unexpected Israel.
St. Peters Basilica With an itinerary that includes Italy, Israel, and Greece, the ports for Celebrity’s Holy Land itinerary are a far cry from the cheesy same-old same-old like Nassau and Cozumel.  Two of his favorite ports, Rome and Santorini, are highlighted after the Jump, Celebrity Silhouette Sets Sail Part 2: Port Highlights.
Celebrity Silhouette Last month Paul Rubio ventured to the Holy Land on the sophomore voyage of the new Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship. Over 3000 party-hungry men had christened the ship two weeks prior on its maiden voyage from Italy to Israel and back, in association with Atlantis events. More after the Jump, Celebrity Silhouette.
Hollywood Florida Travel Bordered by two of the world’s most popular GLBT cities, Hollywood, Florida is often tossed aside as a sleepy side city, far removed from the queer Miami-Fort Lauderdale limelight. However, a burgeoning arts scene, an extreme beach overhaul, downtown gentrification, and a booming restaurant scene has finally ushered in some much-deserved TLC for this underdog city.
Steele Gay Travel Dane Steele Green's, Steele Luxury Travel, specializes in meeting the needs of a high end, fabulously Gay clientele. He says vacations should be intriguing, inspirational, educational and most of all, indulgent. Find contact information and more after the Jump, Steele First Class Gay Travel
Casa de Campo Casa de Campo” is a common term in Spanish, translating literally to “country house” or “cottage,” often referring to a second or third home for the Latin American bourgeoisie.
Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC Sandwiched between two major metropolises, “The City of Brotherly Love” has long suffered from middle city syndrome, taking a back seat to the “Big Apple’s” larger-than-life personality and D.C.’s historic and political magnetism. Read more: Philadelphia Funhouse  
The Collins Ave. newbie, Dream South Beach, merges sexiness, eclectic modernism, historic preservation and a bit of South Beach big pimpin’ smack. More after the Jump, East Coast Modernism.
Bora Bora

With the recent gay marriage victory in New York, there’s no shortage of far and away locales to celebrate our new rights as first class citizens. Far & Away: Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

Osprey Reef, the most northerly of all the Coral Sea reefs, is known for its exceptional wall divingand shark feeding.The reef covers an area of 50 sq miles and its perimeter drops vertically into half mile of clear Coral Sea water.
With modern jetsetters looking beyond commercial cruises and traditional resorts for their next upscale vacation, private yacht charters have upped the ante to provide the ultimate bespoke vacation. Read Sail Away.
Late last year, I was introduced to St. Thomas’ lesser-known eastern reaches, and have since reaped the rewards of taking the road less traveled. Caribbean Queen: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas  
Brush Creek Ranch Wyoming  The words “Wyoming” and “Gay-friendly” rarely end up in the same phrase. Since the Matthew Shepherd tragedy, the state has been a virtual no-fly-zone for Gays with more Wyoming visitors to Denver than the other way around. That all is about to change. The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, located an hour west of Laramie, is an all-inclusive ranching experience that is definitely worth a visit to our northern neighbor. Brush Creek Ranch Wyoming
At some point in every jetsetter’s life comes an ephemeral yet difficult farewell to the canines and felines who love us unconditionally. Pet lovers rejoiced when upscale hotels began rolling out the red carpet for our beloved friends. Read more after the Jump, The Canine and Feline Globetrotter
Though Key West failed in its formal claim of independence from the United States, the iconoclastic “Conch Republic” never really took well to dictated conformity and authority. By the late 1970s, Key West had become a Mecca for wild times, unadulterated freedom, and unapologetic homosexuality. More after the Jump, Crazy 4 Key West .
Frequent flyer programs and their mileage offspring are here to stay. However, the terms and conditions of earning and using miles are here to change.  Read more after the Jump, FREEquent Flyer
While Scandinavian rivalries exist mostly in jest these days, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland still relish in a slight superiority complex over one another. However, little debate persists when naming the crown jewel of all Scandinavia – the magnificent city of Stockholm.
At the dawn of the millennium, historians, designers, and entrepreneurs collaborated on an elaborate and ambitious plan to safeguard Thailand's cultural heritage. Therein, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi was born.
One of my favorite hotels in the world is turning 10, and they’re throwing a month-long throw-down with a twist. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is inviting guests to this party via dozens of “ten” themed promotions.
I was completely content to have kept a low profile my first night back in West Hollywood. I definitely wanted to save my “mojo” for the mandatory Abbey (left) weekend marathon (drinks and eye candy Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon). More after the Jump, LA Part II.
On the outskirts of Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, Spring Creek Ranch welcomes the GLBT community to bask in the frivolity and fantasia of one of America’s most beautiful natural playgrounds.
On a day-to-day basis, the streets of WeHo teem with gorgeous people and edgy fashions, making the true attraction of visiting here a bit of recreation time on the eye-candy playground and the ever so delightful judgment carousel.
Long known in small circles as the Caribbean’s seductive secret hideaway, Anguilla showcases the Caribbean’s most crystalline waters and boasts a judicious selection of unpretentious, upscale accommodations.
An incomparable showcase of Mother Nature’s omnipotence, the Maldives merge castaway fantasy with paradisiacal reality. Scattered randomly over the far reaches of the Indian Ocean, the country’s 26 isolated atolls and surrounding waters epitomize raw beauty and simplicity. 
On my latest trip to Los Angeles, I decided to end my week in the “City of Angels” by going off the beaten path to remind myself that Los Angeles is indeed a coastal city. Instead of heading to Santa Monica, I journeyed further south to  Redondo Beach.
Thanks to large-scale investment and optimistic intervention, Downtown Los Angeles is now in the process of an Extreme Makeover, emerging as a rejuvenated princess in the land of glitz and glamour. More after the Jump, Ritz & Relaxation.
  Virgin Gorda - More remote than its U.S. andBritish Virgin Islandcounterparts, sparsely populated Virgin Gorda teems with distinctive gifts of spiritual enchantment and untouched natural endowment. More after the Jump, Virgin Gorda. 
Gay-Friendly Capital Cities
As our nation’s capital celebrates the end of DOMA and the recent victory of gay marriage, we look at some of our other favorite capital cities in the Americas to see what’s going on south of the border.
Read about Mexico City, Lima, San Jose and Beunos Aires after the Jump, Latin American Capitals.
Washington DC
Much like its new TV persona, DC is a happening place for the latest and greatest hotel, restaurant, nightlife, and overall social trends. No matter where you go in the District these days, it feels like the city just can’t stop celebrating recent advances in the LGBT struggle for political justice. Hot off the heels of DOMA’s repeal and the District’s gay marriage victory, there’s never been a better time to visit!
More after the Jump, Washington DC.
Caribbean Blue
 Heavy public and private investment to the tune of 5 billion has translated into the construction of a new marina, a private airport, refurbished docks, an expansive golf course, restructured inlets, bike paths, and secluded beaches - an overall tropical utopia for luxury homes, condos, and resorts. More after the Jump, Grand Bahama Redux.
The Florida Panhandle Detour
 Modern globetrotters have developed an affinity towards off-the-beaten path travel; and with this paradigm, former quiet, under the radar places like Panama City Beach, Destin, and Pensacola have suddenly become a bit “cooler” and have even found a place on the GLBT radar.
The Florida Panhandle Detour

 A few years back, national polls revealed that the city’s flagship university, Florida State University, boasted some of the hottest college guys in the world.  More after the Jump, Tallahassee.
Worldly Whereabouts

Where’s Paul Rubio—or where will he be next? View a visual display of the destinations you can expect to read about in Amazing Gay Travel in the near future. More after the Jump, Worldly Whereabouts.
The Best of Bangkok
The East’s seductive temptress has charmed all who’ve met her and left them wanting more. The main artery of Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River, glistens with the gold sparkle of historic royal temples, unveiling a fast-flowing reflection pond in this frenetic bastion of spirituality. More after the Jump, Bangkok.
  Amazing Gay Travel Award Winners
In December and January, readers of Amazing Gay Travel voted on their travel favorites across the world and across Florida in a total of 21 categories.
 We hope you enjoy our readers best of the best in LGBT Travel from around the world.  2011 Amazing Gay Travel Award Winners
Paradise in Palm Springs

Long famed as a delightful respite from Hollywood hoopla, Palm Springs has attracted the likes of tycoons, starlets, and average denizens, an easy fix of natural grandeur and low profiling. More after the Jump, Palm Springs
Hot Like Mexico - Cancun Part 1

Mexico is making a comeback in 2011. It seems that the public paranoia that once pigeonholed Mexico’s 761,000 square miles into a single homogenous mass unsafe for travel has finally died down.  More after the Jump, Cancun.
Perennial Gay Resort Destinations

GLBT-centric accommodations are bigger than ever, with newbies and re-inventions, including Lords South Beach, the Royal Palms Fort Lauderdale, Axel Berlin and plans for several new Axel hotels in the U.S. More after the Jump, Gay Resort Destinations.
Bucket List Part 2
New Year's Resolution 2011

Friends, family, and fans often ask the question, “What’s your favorite place in the world?” or “What is the one thing I must do in my lifetime?” After dedicating most of my adult life to travel, it’s only natural that I have multiple favorites! Bucket List Part 2.
Journey to Colca Canyon Bucket List - New Year's Resolution 2011

Friends, family, and fans often ask the question, “What’s your favorite place in the world?” or “What is the one thing I must do in my lifetime?” After dedicating most of my adult life to travel, it’s only natural that I have multiple favorites!  Bucket List.
The Boston Cocktail +
Foodie Revolution (Part 2)

With such a mammoth concentration of global brainpower, Boston is one place where it’s socially acceptable to work or study 17 hours a day.   Continued after the Jump, The Boston Cocktail + Foodie Revolution
(Part 2).
Boston Food and Coctails The Boston Cocktail + Foodie Revolution Year after year, Boston’s academic arena lures fresh, virginal sycophants to enter a world of scholarship and sagacity, well endowed with countless opportunities for rebellion against Puritan ways.  Continued after the Jump, The Boston Cocktail + Foodie Revolution
2010 Amazing Gay Travel Gift Guide South Florida Travel: 2010 Gift Guide
From the tea at the Versace Mansion to the seductive Wine Vault at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton, Paul Rubio offers up five unforgettable, reasonably priced, mini travel experiences for South Florida residents and visitors alike. Get it all after the Jump, 2010 South Florida Travel Gift Guide
Amazing Gay Travel Florida City to the Keys Florida City to the Keys
Mile Marker 127.5, Florida City. The massive eight-lane turnpike condenses into two-lane bridges, rising as vehicular islands bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Welcome to Florida City to the Keys
Boston Gay Travel Boston Brings It (Part 1)
Boston tenderly embraces its history and American pride, structurally and culturally preserving the lessons and legends we learn about in elementary school - Paul Revere’s house, the USS Constitution, the Boston Tea Party Ships, Harvard University, and the Kennedys. Boston Brings It (Part 1)
New York and London Hotels NY -LON Hotel Envy Part I
Following decades of tug-of-war for title as the world’s greatest metropolis, New York City and London have finally begun to cross-fertilize and spread their seeds on opposite sides of the pond. New York-London Hotel Envy Part I
New York and London Gay and Lesbian Hotels NY-LON Hotel Envy Part II - Team London
Though the NY-LON creativity convergence has spawned envy and admiration among hoteliers, some hotels have taken an alternative approach to maintaining a brand while remaining true to their location. New York-London Hotel Envy Part II - Team London
New York and London Gay and Lesbian Friendly Hotels NY-LON Hotel Envy Part III - Team NYC
Long before the NYC lifestyle was glamorized by the gal-pals on “Sex and the City,” Manhattan shined as the epicenter of growing consumerism and capitalism post World War II, a symbol of America’s rising superpower status. New York-London Hotel Envy Part III - Team NYC
Surf and Turf Dining Surf 'n Turf 'n Girth - South Florida Style
South Florida’s contemporary restaurant scene is a hit or miss of “sceney” hang outs, Northeast imports, jazzed up seafood joints, and pimped out steakhouses. Contrasting the predictability of recognizable chains and strip mall eateries, Florida’s glam revival... Surf 'n Turf 'n Girth - South Florida Style
Charleston South Carolina Gay Travel Charleston - Our Lady Antebellum
Present day Charleston is one of our country’s most charming and historic cities, with a surprisingly liberal and gay edge. The city center buzzes with young university students, foodies, tourists, and families traversing the quaint and colorful streets of “Rainbow Row,” the... Charleston - Our Lady Antebellum
Gay Lesbian Travel Asia Lesser-Known Treasures of Southeast Asia
Though globalization and affordable airfares have fostered unprecedented access to the far reaches of Southeast Asia, for the most part, the countries of Cambodia and Laos still remain far removed from the beaten path. Lesser-Known Treasures of Southeast Asia
The Amazon Amazing Gay Travel Cruising the Amazon
For most of the world, the Amazon remains an intangible expanse of land and water, undoubtedly shrinking at an alarming rate, possibly holding the key to a number of life’s great mysteries. Cruising the Amazon
San Juan Puerto Rico Gay and Lesbian Travel Sizzling San Juan
Even before Puerto Ricans claimed fame to illustrious homo-sexpot, Ricky Martin, drag superstar, Jessica Wild, and a record five winners of the Miss Universe Pageant, their unwavering pride for their homeland was unmistakable. Sizzling Gay San Juan
Amazing Gay Peru The Rise of Gay-Friendly Peru
Just ten years ago, Peruvians could hardly imagine a country hospitable to the long shunned homosexual lifestyle. As quickly as Peru’s economy has grown since the dawn of the millennium, the country’s mentality has begun... The Rise of Gay-Friendly Peru
Ice Hotel Amazing Gay Travel Hot as Ice
While it may sound like the fantasy of urban legends, the world’s original ICEHOTEL in remote Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is very much a reality. What appears to be the palace of Candy Land’s Queen Frostine exists a living playground of wintry mix for the select travelers who trek to visit Santa’s neighbors Ice Hotel Sweden
Gay Spas Florida Top 10 Spas in South Florida
Rain or shine, a trip to the spa is always rewarding. The potential release of compacted stress sometimes is the only thing that saves us from internal combustion. The following spas are the crème de la crème of Florida’s oversaturated spa industryTop 10 Spas in South Florida
Amazing Gay Travel Swiss Bliss - Part One 
Switzerland – it’s a name that conjures up images of breathtaking snow-capped mountains, pastoral landscapes, atmospheric train rides, and Roman Polanski. From the towering Swiss Alps in the south to the 1500 azure lakes drenching 6% of the land, Switzerland is a stunningly... Gay Switzerland- Part One 
Switzerland Gay and Lesbian Travel Swiss Bliss - Part Two 
Switzerland’s bragging rights don’t end with its sticky and sweet eye candy and stunning landscapes. The capital, Zurich, is consistently ranked as the city with the highest quality of life in the world, an honor it sometimes has to cede to the country’s second most populous city, Geneva... Swiss Bliss - Part Two 
Gay and Lesbian Tokyo Bars and Nightlife Gay Tokyo 
Curious to discover Tokyo’s gay nightlife, I mapped out a plan of action before leaving my swanky hotel room at the world’s most seductive Ritz-Carlton, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. I was tempted to simply enjoy the splendor of my newfound favorite hotel, but a brave new world beckoned. Gay Tokyo 
Amazing Gay Travel Moscow A Stranger in Moscow 
In a decade when Europe continues to break historical barriers for gay rights, Russia struggles to extend basic human rights to its gay population. Though same-sex activity was decriminalized in 1993, Russia’s rampant homophobia is no secret... A Stranger in Moscow 
Gay Keys Florida Travel The "Other" Key 
A trip to the “Keys” usually means Key West debauchery, Key Largo tiki bars, or basking in the subtropical island simplicity of Florida’s southernmost floating landmasses.  However, few realize that the “Keys” actually begin just across the bay from South Beach...  The "Other" Key
Gay North Pole Travel Wild North Pole 
The window side thermostat dropped to -25F as the morning snowstorm tapered. I zipped up my fourth layer, strapped on my snow boots, shook off my hang over, and headed towards the lobby at the incredible Radisson Blue Polar Hotel Spitsbergen. Wild North Pole 
Gay and Lesbian Boston Bars and Nightclubs Boston Watering Holes 
Whether visiting for the first or the fifteenth time, Boston imbues visitors and residents alike with a patriotic spirit and a sense of American enchantment. Boston Gay and Lesbian Bars 
New York City New Hotels NYC Newbies: Downtown and the Meatpacking district  
In a city of endless possibilities and combinations – “the concrete jungle that dreams are made of” - New York functions on that precarious line between genius and lunacy.  New York City New Hotels: Downtown and the Meatpacking district  
Florida Everglades Amazing Gay Travel Forgotten Florida: Shark Valley, Everglades National Park 
A vast expanse of roughly 1.5 million acres spanning the width of Florida, Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and the third largest... Forgotten Florida: Shark Valley, Everglades National Park 
Amazing Gay and Lesbian Travel Orlando Florida Gay & Lesbian Days in Orlando 
Loud and proud, 3,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals took to the candy-coated streets of the Magic Kingdom in June 1991 to “wear red and be seen,” commencing what would become the most inclusive gay event in U.S. history—Gay Days. Gay & Lesbian Days in Orlando Florida 
Gay and Lesbian West Hollywood California Travel When in West Hollywood 
Since the 1920s, the L.A. enigma of wealth, fame, and pretention has lured celebrity hopefuls and aspiring anybodies to enter a vortex of the fake and fabulous, in a desperate attempt to become “somebody.” When in Gay West Hollywood California 
Gay and Lesbian St Petersburg Florida Gay and Lesbian St. Petersburg Florida
The relaxed, artsy, beach feel of St. Petersburg now entices tens of thousands of gays and lesbians to make St. Pete their home. To this day, most of these individuals constitute an “invisible” gay community, enjoying married life... Gay and Lesbian St. Petersburg Florida 
Sexiest Pools in South Florida Gay and Lesbian Travel Sexiest Pools in South Florida
Number 10 on Mark's List of Florida's Sexiest Pools is The Epic Hotel. The voluptuous Epic graces the first block of downtown Miami’s Brickell Avenue, jetting 54 stories at the crossroads of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Sexiest Pools in South Florida
Vero Beach Florida Vero Beach Hotel and Spa 
Competing against popular vacation destinations like Orlando, Miami, and the Keys, Florida’s lesser known coastlines and interiors seem to get the short end of the stick. However, this overshadowing has inadvertently fostered a positive externality... Vero Beach Hotel and Spa 
Washington DC Gay and Lesbian Travel Washington D.C. Capitolism 
Fourteen years after the founding of our nation in 1776, Washington D.C. rose from the Potomac wetlands as a federal territory, separate yet equal from the fledgling 15 states. Over two centuries later, the Capitol Building stands as the epicenter of... Washington D.C. Capitolism
Gay and Lesbian Chicago Travel Gay and Lesbian Chicago Shimmy Shake
Loud and proud, twenty two rainbow ringed pylons tower over Halstead Street between Belmont and Waveland, defining the pulsating heart of Chicago’s official LGBT neighborhood, Lakeview, affectionately and appropriately known as Boystown. Gay and Lesbian Chicago Travel
The Other Gay Orlando The Other Orlando 
With 50 million visitors annually and an economic impact of $29.6 billion, Orlando has earned its honor as “vacation capital of the world.” A land of toppled, gaudy gift shops, oversized outlets, competing theme parks, suburban sprawl, flashy shopping malls, and bizarre attractions... The Other Orlando 
The Liberty Hotel Boston Boston Prison Break: The Liberty Hotel
Boston has always been a city of firsts: America’s first public school (Boston Latin School), subway system (the “T”), public park (Boston Common), American University (Harvard), and even the first gay marriage license issued in America (in 2004). The Liberty Hotel Boston 
Gay and Lesbian Buenos Aires Travel The Immaculate Collection: Buenos Aires
The European architecture, rich cultural offerings, and affluence that characterized Buenos Aires during its Renaissance years circa early 1900s rightfully branded the city, Paris of the Southern Hemisphere. For the first half of the 20th century, Buenos Aires shined... Gay Buenos Aires 
Gay Fort Lauderdale The Flavors of Gay Fort Lauderdale 
A sour economy has failed to push Fort Lauderdale off the gay global map. A few boutiques have closed on Las Olas Boulevard, the world’s largest boat show has downsized, but, overall, the local South Florida lifestyle and the ubiquitous gay spirit still flourish.  The Flavors of Gay Fort Lauderdale 
Gay and Lesbian Quebec Crazy for Quebec City 
Since the turn of the 21st century, Quebec City has finally received some well-deserved recognition for its charm, architecture, annual festivals, and even its small gay scene. Crazy for Gay Quebec City 
Etheopia Gay Travel An Appetite for Ethiopia 
Present day Ethiopia hardly matches its destitution and famine profile of the early 1980s, when big haired celebrities gathered for the glam-rock Live Aid concert and pictures of starving children dominated the television waves. An Appetite for Ethiopia 
Gay Costa Rica The Search for Gay Life in Central America Leads to Costa Rica 
Luckily, the open gay scene of Central America is easy to find and follow, but that is mainly because it’s so small and centralized.  In particular, San Jose, Costa Rica is... The Search for Gay Life in Central America Leads to Costa Rica 
Belfast Gay and Lesbian Travel It's Belfast Bitch! 
After decades of unrest and instability, Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast is rapidly distancing itself from a troubled past. Since the diplomatic peace process began at the dawn of the millennium, Belfast’s rehab and redux has progressed at lightning speed, It's Gay Belfast Bitch! 
Gay and Lesbian Tampa Florida Travel The Rewarding Trek to Tampa 
Since good news travels at a pace far slower than its counterpart, the word is only just spreading around the state and around the country—Tampa Bay is a hot place to be right now. The Rewarding Trek to Tampa 
Iguazu Falls Iguazu Falls 
Deep in the southern hemisphere at the crossroads of three nations, stands one of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders. Merging the power and strength of 275 waterfalls across a width of 1.67 miles... Iguazu Falls 
Gay and Lesbian Paris France 5 Star Hotels Paris: Hotel Envy
In French high society, your most frequented hotel addresses define your character, your cliques, and your financial status. But fortunately for most Americans visiting Paris, a short lived haute hotel stay translates into a welcomed... Paris: Hotel Envy 
Gay and Lesbian Tokyo Japan Journey to Planet Tokyo 旅プラネット東京 
Afraid to leave the comfort zone of the known and recognized, Japan falls off the vacation radar of most Americans and Europeans. Anxiety over language and cultural barriers unnecessarily precipitates an aversion for venturing to the land of... Journey to Planet Gay Tokyo  旅プラネット東京 
Miami Glam Hotels The New Affordability of Miami Glam
Economic downturn has become a traveler’s opportunity for the once inaccessible and overpriced Miami scene. The glamorized Kardashian trannie trail, the hotel destruction path of bi curious Liho... The Affordability of Gay and Lesbian Miami Glam Hotels


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