Applause 2013: City of art

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 9:45am

Nasher Sculpture Center launches ambitious project to turn all of North Texas into an outdoor museum ANNA WAUGH  | Contributing Writer As the Nasher Sculptor Center nears its 10th anniversary in October, the landscape of Dallas’ art scene will change dramatically … and literally. The center’s dynamic art exhibit, Nasher XChange, will feature 10 different public, [...]

Not just a hole in the ground

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 8:15am

Touring the monumental Grand Canyon is an excellent trip for the outdoorsy ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com The Grand Canyon has been showered with accolades as much as any of America’s many spectacular national parks, yet few who visit this 300-mile-long gorge leave disappointed — it’s one natural attraction that truly lives up to its [...]

Desert hearts

Posted on 09 Aug 2013 at 9:30am

Gay-friendly Flagstaff is a refreshing ‘contemporary cowboy’ Western locale   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com The laid-back, cultured and pine-studded college town of Flagstaff has plenty going for it and makes a terrific base for exploring northern Arizona. The largest city on Interstate 40 between L.A. and Albuquerque, Flagstaff is known for its seemingly endless supply [...]

By the sea

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 9:45am

Our rundown of oceanfront getaways (part 2) There’s still time this summer to enjoy the surf and sand, as these East Coast towns can attest. Tybee Island, Ga. Every bit as quirky, laid-back and personable as nearby historic Savannah, just a 20-minute drive inland, Tybee Island (VisitTybee.com) is one of Georgia’s famed barrier islands, an [...]

Life’s a beach

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 at 9:30am

With summer here, off-beat seaside resorts offer fun in the sun (part 1) ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com Beach vacations come in many forms, especially in the context of gay travel. In prior years, gay travelers seeking summer fun focused on some tried-and-true destinations: Provincetown, Ogunquit, Rehoboth, Fire Island, Laguna Beach, Key West and [...]

The mysteries of Pittsburgh

Posted on 28 Jun 2013 at 8:00am

It gets better for the ‘Queer as Folk’ city with a vibrant cultural and gay life   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com Once one of the country’s pre-eminent industrial powerhouses, with a population of nearly 700,000, Pittsburgh (visitpittsburgh.com) has, like many similar American cities, changed considerably over the past few decades. Although now less [...]

Beyond the candelabra

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 8:00am

Even post-Liberace, Vegas offers camp and sexy glamour for gay travelers ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor From the latest Hangover film to the recent, acclaimed Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, Las Vegas continues its campaign as the town where anything can happen. There’s a fair case to be made that’s true. Vegas is a [...]

Gay-temala

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 at 8:00am

Charming Guatemalan village of Antigua offers history and gay appeal RICK VANDERSLICE  | Contributing Writer rickvanderslice@gmail.com In a world economy, one of the biggest considerations in international travel is how strong your buying power is overseas. While Europe can be pricey, the world in the other Americas add great value to their long list of [...]

Gays of wine & roses

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 8:15am

Genteel Savannah is quaint, historic … and enthusiastically embraces its gay roots ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor We saved you a seat right next to the chicken,” Marcia Thompson says to me. When the granddaughter of Mrs. Wilkes — the boardinghouse owner whose home-cooking restaurant has customers lined up like flappers outside a speakeasy [...]

Consult the guru

Posted on 10 May 2013 at 9:45am

GayTravel.com guru Bryan Kosarek may live in Austin but admits he loves Dallas You know the old joke: “I just flew in from Miami; boy, are my arms tired.” Well, that’s sort of Bryan Kosarek’s actual life now. The transplanted Texan (a Chicago native) has been winging it for more than two months, and still [...]