Pink, flaming… Oh!

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 8:00am

Rediscovering Key West’s queer appeal in three easy steps After all of these years and after so many destinations have “come out” as gay-friendly, Key West retains the title of the quintessential LGBT travel experience. Key West is simply fabulous — an island utopia that welcomes everyone and a destination where a bicycle and a [...]

TRAVEL DIARY • 09-04-15

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 7:35am

Splash Days. Summer is almost over (though as we all know, in Texas it can stretch on past Halloween). But this could be your last three-day weekend to enjoy the joys of watersports (the non-NC-17 kind). So a quick day trip down to Austin for the annual Splash Days is an excellent idea. It starts [...]

Unpaved paradise

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

Part 2 of 2: Getting to the Marquesas Islands is half the fun of the trip KEVIN KALLEY & DAVID H. CURRIER  | Contributing Writers Last month, we wrote all about the wonders of gay-friendly Marquesas. But when you go to a remote part of the world, it’s often just as much about the [...]

The Garden Island

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:40am

Scenic, remote Kauai isn’t the busiest isle for tourism, but it may be the best Nobody on Kauai will give you a hard time for simply lazing on one of the island’s gorgeous beaches every waking hour of your vacation. Still, you may find it impossible to resist the countless opportunities for outdoor adventure on [...]

String of pearls

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:00am

Columbus, Ohio —with one of the country’s largest gay populations — is a Midwestern oasis ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Columbus is the biggest small town in the world … or is it the smallest big city?” says one longtime booster of Ohio’s capital. It works either way: With its series of quaint, walkable [...]

The New Normal: Picking a fresh gay summer vacation spot

Posted on 03 Jun 2015 at 8:25am

The New Normal: Picking a fresh gay summer vacation spot

Get your gay on!

Posted on 08 May 2015 at 6:00am

When traveling this summer, here are some destinations to put on your circuit ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor At least one consideration you should make before booking any trip this summer is, where will all the gays be? June is the biggest month for Pride celebrations, and various cities and communities roll out the [...]

To hell with winter!

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

North Texans are fed up with the ice, snow and cold. Where else can you replenish but in sunny Fort Lauderdale? Since its rapid transformation in the early 1990s into one of the world’s leading gay vacation destinations, sunny Fort Lauderdale has continued on a steady path of exciting new developments. Swanky contemporary hotels have [...]

Wine country safari

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:20am

Napa Valley is a foodie paradise, but there’s more to it than gastronomy ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer Northern California’s Napa Valley is by no means solely about winery tourism — though admittedly, that’s a huge draw. But in addition you’ll find soothing hot springs spas and smartly furnished B&Bs, scenic opportunities for hiking and [...]

New year, new you, New Orleans

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 6:00am

A month-by-month guide to the gay playground that is The Big Easy STEVEN LINDSEY & JEF TINGLEY | Contributing Writers When southern charm, a storied history and wild abandon collide, there’s absolutely no mistaking what city you’re in. The only dilemma a North Texan faces is exactly when to visit New Orleans to maximize the sensory overload. Fortunately, there [...]