R Family Vacations teams with Olivia

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 6:15am

Kelli Carpenter has been preaching the gospel of gay families for years, and in 2015, the Supreme Court finally caught up with her. Carpenter has been passionate about serving LGBT people (especially couples, their children and their often-straight extended families) since co-founding the travel company R Family Vacations 11 years ago. With her wife Anne […]

A chilling trend

Posted on 04 Dec 2015 at 6:00am

As gay ski weeks become less common, the big ones gain in importance ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com 2015 has been a year of change for the gay skiing community. OutBoard — which earlier this year marked its 20th event, specializing in snow-capped fun for gay snowboarders — has held its last party, […]


Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 7:30am

Picking a fresh gay summer vacation spot Although they maintain a relatively low profile outside the region, the charming and artsy “twin towns” of Saugatuck and Douglas are the most significant gay resort destination in the Midwest. A little more than two hours from Chicago (three from Detroit), this laid-back area offers a bounty of […]

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 david.h.currier@gmail.com 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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 […]