Travel diary • 05-21-10

Posted on 20 May 2010 at 11:50am

Rosie O’ Donnell’s R Family Vacations is booking its inaugural land-based vacation at the Club Med resort in Ixtapa, Mexico this summer. From July 10 through 17, the gay family tour will take over the entire property for LGBT families and couples to enjoy all to themselves. Better yet, book through Orbitz to receive a $200 per person air credit. Visit Orbitz.com for more information.

The Desert Gay Tourism Guild brings back its Summer Splash Palm Springs promotion. Area restaurants, hotels, retailers and airlines take part offering specials and discounts while visiting the California hot spot. Just be sure to get your free Splash Pass card to take advantage of the bargains. The specials run June 1 through Sept. 30. Visit PalmSpringsSummerSplash.com for details.

If you have a big group — and we mean big — consider the new Summer Lake Vacations Retreat Center and Community located about one hour southwest of Nashville. The center, scheduled to open June 1, provides services for groups with more than 50 attendees (and can accommodate groups up to 500). This gay-friendly spot is perfect for family reunions, business retreats and large events and will feature more than 400 private acres that include cabins, a main hall for meetings and activities, heated swimming pools, hiking trails, volleyball courts and RV and camping spots — this all amid the forests, meadows and creeks of the area. Why do we sense a circuit party in the making? Call 931-709-1103 or visit SummerLakeVacations.org for more information.

— Rich Lopez


This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 21, 2010.

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