Yuletide in Europe’s Cool Capitals

Vienna, above, lights up for Christmas and New Years Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com From canal parades in Amsterdam to beautiful outdoor lightning installations in Vienna, Europe’s gay-friendly coolcaptial cities (Amsterdam, Antwerp, Valencia, Vienna, and Zurich) offer a tantalizing array of Christmas activities right through the new year. Amsterdam Christmas Canal Parade (December 9, 2010-January 1,Continue reading “Yuletide in Europe’s Cool Capitals”

Tour of the Week: Turkey with Venture Out

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we highlight Venture Out’s fabulous land/sea tour of Turkey, June 2-11, 2011. (Get it? Gobble gobble.) The Turkish Delight: Istanbul, Ephesus, and Sailing the Turquoise Coast was full this past summer and had a waiting list, so t’s not too soon to make a reservation.Continue reading “Tour of the Week: Turkey with Venture Out”

New Hotel Deal in Venerable Gay Getaway

Story by Ivan Quintanilla and Ed Salvato; photo from 2008 Amsterdam Pride’s Canal Parade flikr/Ramon Stoppelenburg Amsterdam always has something new to celebrate. Now the Netherlands’ most popular gay destination is boasting a new designation. As of August 1, 2010, the Amsterdam canal belt has officially been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. BuiltContinue reading “New Hotel Deal in Venerable Gay Getaway”

Get Your Gay on: LGBT Event Round-up

Lots of upcoming events and travel deals for gay and lesbian travelers — even armchair travelers — all over the world. Gay Travel Expo in NYC The New York City Gay Travel Expo takes place Wednesday May 12 from 4pm to 9pm. According to the event organizers: you can learn about new travel destinations, rediscoverContinue reading “Get Your Gay on: LGBT Event Round-up”

Equality Forum 2010

Photo courtesy Equality Forum A “Global LGBT Event,” Equality Forum is scheduled for April 26 to May 2, 2010 in the incredibly gay- and lesbian-friendly city of Philadelphia, Penn. Each year it seems that the Equality Forum gets better and better. With everything from black-tie dinners to raucous street parties to solemn vigils and muchContinue reading “Equality Forum 2010”

Berlin’s Annual Festivals and Celebrations in 2010

Photo courtesy Berlin Tourism German’s undivided capital presents an extensive schedule of yearly festivities, highlighted by festivals, parades, and special events. Alongside the annual mainstream events, Berlin’s tourism officials proudly promote festivities for gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual visitors. Check out a few highlights here. For more information and to access the entire calendar ofContinue reading “Berlin’s Annual Festivals and Celebrations in 2010”