Fall gay getaways

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:25am

7 gay-friendly off-season destinations that are easy on the wallet Summer has bid us adieu, but that’s no reason to put your luggage away. There are lots of great LGBT-friendly destinations to consider this fall, many of which are more affordable than they were just a month ago. (Resort communities hate the term “off-season,” but [...]

The ol’ college try

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:30am

For back-to-school month, we list 7 great college towns for gay travelers   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com The next time you find yourself seeking a gay-friendly, reasonably priced, manageable vacation destination that would be ideal for a two- to three-day vacation, consider choosing one of the nation’s hip and vibrant college towns. These communities [...]

Me & my chateau

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Charming, Old World-style Quebec City melds baguettes and bathhouses Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on gay Canada. With its fairytale setting high on a cliff-top overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Québec City ranks among the most romantic and historic destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Although it’s grown over the years into [...]

Let freedom ring

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Philadelphia, the city of brotherly (and sisterly) love, welcomes gay travelers ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer Philadelphia is home to some of the most important and fascinating art museums and historic attractions in the country, not to mention a superb (if underrated) dining scene and a rich selection of stylish hotels. Stroll around Independence National [...]

10 smart travel ideas

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:20am

Vacation coming up? Consider these ideas to make the trip go smoothly There’s still more than a month until summer unofficially ends on Labor Day, so if you find yourself lucky enough to get away soon — or really anytime — here are some tips to make your travel experience go smoothly. Before leaving the [...]

More Pride—north of the border

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:55am

Niagara, Ottawa among the gay gems of Canada Last week, we previewed WorldPride, the internation gay celebration taking place this weekend in Toronto. But Canada’s largest city isn’t the only place Texans interested in headed toward the Great White North can find queerlicious destinations. In Part 2 of our series, we offer suggestions for other Canadian [...]

Gateway to WorldPride

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:00am

Toronto welcomes international Pride fest, but city’s a gay mecca anyway   The annual Gay Pride celebration in Toronto has long been one of the biggest, boldest and best-attended around, but for 2014, get ready for the city’s greatest festival yet. The annual WorldPride, which moves to a different city each year, will take place [...]

Southwest summer

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 6:00am

Texas, N.M., Arizona and Nevada all gear up for a hot time with the gays   It’s coming up on National Gay Pride Month, and groups from all over are reaching out to make sure you know it. Best of all, not everything takes place in June — there are attractions all through the summer. [...]

Old time R ’n R

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:40am

With its hall of fame and upcoming queerlympics, Cleveland is courting gays   The host city this summer of the ninth installment of the Gay Games festival, which was established in 1994 (then known as the Gay Olympics, before the lawyers stepped in), Cleveland has been the focus of an ambitious, ongoing urban renaissance in [...]

Clang-clang-clang

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 at 7:25am

From Folsom to ferry building, the SoMa gayborhood is a San Francisco treat Encompassing a vast, architecturally and demographically diverse tract of central San Francisco that extends from the Mission District to the bay, SoMa — defined as the area south of Market Street — is an urban swath containing everything from shiny new loft condos [...]