DDTI*: Time To Start Planning Your Provincetown Summer Visit

There’s no time like the present to make those plans for Provincetown. Download our guide to: Find the guesthouse that best suits your budget and tastes; Get your restaurants lined up; Figure out transport (reserve ferry tickets for busy weekends) And note that July 4 is one of the most fun times to go forContinue reading “DDTI*: Time To Start Planning Your Provincetown Summer Visit”

AquaGirl 2012 in Miami: A Week of Hot Parties For A Cause

AquaGirl, now in its 13th year is bigger and better than ever. With nearly a full week of events stretching from  May 2 through May 6, women from Southern Florida (and throughout the U.S. and even abroad) flock to Miami to dance, splash around, catch an LGBT flick, meet other ladies and much more. CheckContinue reading “AquaGirl 2012 in Miami: A Week of Hot Parties For A Cause”

Sunny Ft. Lauderdale Tempts Bears From Winter Hibernation

With Beachbear Weekend scheduled for May 10-14, 2012, Ft. Lauderdale will become a hirsute center of fun for big, friendly, muscle-y guys and their admirers. Already boasting one of the largest populations of muscle bears along the east coast, Ft. Lauderdale will positively bulge with bears, cubs, otters and others waking from their hibernation andContinue reading “Sunny Ft. Lauderdale Tempts Bears From Winter Hibernation”

Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012

Our gal pals at Sweet, a lesbian travel company creating fun land and sea vacations for gay women and their friends, have rolled out their 2012 vacation calendar. Kicking off February 17 with a three-day “Short & Sweet Bahamas Cruise” followed by a cruise to Alaska in May (see those glaciers before they melt!), aContinue reading “Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012”

Florianopolis, Brazil: “Like Square Cut-Palooza”

I just arrived in the fabulous gay-popular resort destination of Florianopolis, Brazil, the island capital of the state of Santa Catarina south of Rio de Janeiro. We sent our intrepid writer Dennis Hensley here last year. He explored the gay beach (hey — it’s a tough job!) and here’s his sexy report.

Suite Dreams: Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The grand dame of Rio de Janeiro is indisputably the luxurious Orient-Express hotel, the Copacabana Palace. This storied Art Deco gem opened its doors in 1923 and has hosted some of the most famous personalities in the world from Fred Astaire to Madonna. Simply walking through the lobby, past the expansive pool (surrounded by chic sunbathers)Continue reading “Suite Dreams: Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro”

Heading to Florianopolis

Where’s that, you say? Florianopolis is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil, an island off the coast south of Rio de Janeiro. I’m heading there for a Board meeting of the IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association; IGLTA.org). I’ve never been and am looking forward to it. One of theContinue reading “Heading to Florianopolis”

Tour of the Week: Costa Rica with Out Adventures

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com When most people think Costa Rica, they think of beaches and sun. Although these are among the top highlights, gay-owned and gay-operated, Toronto-based Out Adventures offers a gay tour for those seeking both relaxation and adventure in this stunning, verdant, safe, and friendly country. Few countries offer the diversity that CostaContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Costa Rica with Out Adventures”

Ask the Expert: Tahiti and Bora Bora

  I heard you on Sirius XM98 OutQ. My partner and I are planning a trip to Bora Bora. We would like to go in either July or August of next Year. First thing I would like to ask is what month would you recommend as being ideal to go to Bora Bora. Based onContinue reading “Ask the Expert: Tahiti and Bora Bora”

Tour of the Week: New Years in Rio with Zoom Vacations

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com New Years in Rio de Janeiro has been firmly established as a popular gay high holiday. Every year, thousands of gays and lesbians from the U.S. (and many other countries) flock here to ring in the new year. Rio is exotic, beautiful, and charming. And the locals, known as Cariocas, areContinue reading “Tour of the Week: New Years in Rio with Zoom Vacations”