A Shiny New(ish) Hotel Graces Boston’s Waterfront

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com InterContinental Boston has been open since late 2006 and is popular with the business crowd during the week. As a former Bostonian, I don’t think this fabulous hotel has gotten its due. Most new buildings are like most old buildings in the city: staid and made of brick. Right away TheContinue reading “A Shiny New(ish) Hotel Graces Boston’s Waterfront”

Planting a Giant Rainbow Flag in PEI

This past weekend, gay travel expert Jeff Guaracino (right) and I (left) were the keynote speakers at TIAPEI’s (Prince Edward Island’s tourism association) annual travel conference. Check out the ‘Press‘ section of of this site to see the stir we caused (front page headline news!). Above in the photo is PEI’s minister of tourism, RobertContinue reading “Planting a Giant Rainbow Flag in PEI”

Gaga Spices Up Airline Safety Routine

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com Story by Phillip B. Crook Gaga-mania knows no bounds — even airlines aren’t immune. Or maybe Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest airline, is just obsessed with Britney Spears’ video for “Toxic.” Either inspiration might explain why the airline choreographed its in-flight safety demonstration to pop hits by Lady Gaga and KatyContinue reading “Gaga Spices Up Airline Safety Routine”

Win a Trip to Gay Days

Esurance is giving away a trip for two to Orlando Gay Days 2010, happening June 1-7th. According to the PR representative at Esurance, the winner of their free trip will receive: A 3-night stay for two at the Doubletree Resort Orlando $2,000 travel money 9 one-day or single-event tickets to any Gay Days Orlando event,Continue reading “Win a Trip to Gay Days”

LGBT Travel Expo May 12

Fresh off my NY Times Travel Show panel, I’ve learned about a new LGBT-oriented Travel Expo to be held in New York’s LGBT Center on May 12. This expo hopes to attract 500 to 1,000 consumers as well as airlines, hotels, destinations and service providers targeting the gay and lesbian travel consumer. Sponsors include: AmericanContinue reading “LGBT Travel Expo May 12”

Correspondent Update: Shanghai Surprise

By Michael Sieber Xie  Xie means “Thank You” in Mandarin.  Xie Xie Shanghai for another intriguing visit.  This town is NYC on steroids and stores to prove it.  While not a big fan of BARBIE, Shanghai has the first and only global Barbie Store on Huahai Road.  It is worth a look to see allContinue reading “Correspondent Update: Shanghai Surprise”

Ed Answers your Travel Questions on Derek & Romaine

Photo courtesy of Derek and Romaine Travel editor, writer, and expert Ed Salvato was on Derek & Romaine on Sirius/XM OutQ answering listener questions. Callers threw all sorts of questions on the gay-friendliness of Cozumel, to the beauty and aloha spirit of Hawaii (and the new outreach by Marriott Resorts Hawaii to the gay andContinue reading “Ed Answers your Travel Questions on Derek & Romaine”

Hunky President. George Washington Like You’ve Never Seen Him

Image courtesy of NCC. This image of a handsome, bare-chested George Washington is part of a new exhibit coming to the National Constitution Center (NCC) called, Ancient Rome and America (Februar 10-August 1, 2010). The statue in the photo is by Horatio Greenough, 1840. It’s paired with a similar, bear-chested, seated image of the EmperorContinue reading “Hunky President. George Washington Like You’ve Never Seen Him”