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 [...]

Any Puerto in a storm

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:25am

Puerto Vallarta along the Mexican Riviera is vibrant, warm … and very gay-friendly It’s hard to name a gay resort destination in North America that has more going for it than Puerto Vallarta, a fast-growing city on the Pacific Coast’s fabled Mexican Riviera. PV’s historic downtown (El Centro) is hemmed in by the verdant slopes [...]

Snowmosexuals

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

Our 9th annual guide to gay ski week events across North America in 2015 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The cliché is that gay folks have great bodies they love to show off in the summer with skimpy bikinis. That’s false. Many, many gays also have great bodies they like to cover in ugly [...]

Dallas Travel & Adventure Show this weekend

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

  Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to play a vacation. Indeed, when it begins to get cold you can head toward warmer climates, or find a great snowy destination to ski or board to your heart’s content. But where makes sense for you? The 5th annual Dallas [...]

Carolina honey

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

With same-sex marriage legal there, Asheville, N.C., soars as a destination If you’ve been keeping up with the country’s most buzzed-about hipster destinations of late, you’ve probably heard of places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore. Also mentioned in that mix is Asheville. This small mountain metropolis in western North Carolina has long been ­­­, [...]

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 [...]