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Off Key West by Arnold Wayne Jones

TOP COUPLES ROMANTIC GETAWAY
Key West

Key West is the remotest point on mainland America — both physically and spiritually. That gives the spit of land at the tail end of the Florida Keys an almost ethereal, otherworldliness, like a time machine covered in glitter and sand. While it has remained a bastion of gay bathhouses and clothing-optional resorts, that doesn’t make it a singles hangout — far from it. With swaying palm trees, mai tais aplenty, key lime pie wherever you go and sunset sails all de rigueur, it’s a soothing romantic destination for anyone who wants the warm richness of the Caribbean without getting their passport stamped. And who says clothing optional can’t be romantic, anyway?

— Arnold Wayne Jones

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New Orleans

When you’re looking to meet a guy who will meet your needs, well, it’s always a good idea to head for a city with a huge gay population — it’s the smorgasbord approach to hooking up. And few cities meet the diversity of criteria the way New Orleans does. Our bottom readers seemed to think the Crescent City was the best place to meet talented top men, and of course that makes sense: The city is open 24/7, and especially during Southern Decadence (above), you simply have a greatest chance of finding all kinds of men there. And those native Louisianans? Surely they’re proud of their sexual prowess for good reason — we guar-on-tee.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

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San Francisco’s Castro Theater by Arnold Wayne Jones

When we polled readers about where tops go to get laid, we got some snarky answers (one voter noted every gay in Dallas is a bottom — so why go anywhere?). But the clear favorite for Bottomtown, USA, ended up being San Francisco. At first, we were a little surprised (it actually came in second as a “Get Laid Destination for Bottoms”), but based on our last visit … well, we see their point. Thing is, SF is a gay mecca: Everyone goes there for everything, so of course you’re gonna find what you’re looking for, especially sexually adventurous guys who have the hospitality to give it up for out-of-towners. It does, though, give the lyric “San Francisco, open your golden gate” a whole new meaning. Or should we say, a hole new meaning?

— Arnold Wayne Jones

TOP LGBT DESTINATION
Provincetown, Mass.

WEEKEND GETAWAY
Rainbow Ranch

GET LAID DESTINATION FOR BUTCHES
Palm Springs

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Key West

TOP LGBT CRUISE COMPANY
RSVP
800-328-7787
RSVPVacations.com

TOP TRAVEL/CRUISE AGENCY
The Pauer Group
Call for an appointment
972-241-2000
ThePauerGroup.com

TOP AIRLINE
American Airlines
AA.com

TOP ONLINE TRAVEL SITE
Orbitz.com

TOP SMARTPHONE TRAVEL APP
TripIt

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 22, 2013.

GET LAID DESTINATION FOR TOPS
San Francisco