NYTimes: On A Gay Cruise, Just One of the Guys

The New York Times takes an interesting look inside gay cruises and comes away saying “…The sense of freedom was powerful: You could be old or young, slim or heavy, and could have a loud, drunken cruise, a quiet romantic one, or even a naughty one. The many people I met who had taken multipleContinue reading “NYTimes: On A Gay Cruise, Just One of the Guys”

R Family Vacations Celebrates 11 years of Gay Family Travel

The latest gay travel column from Global Correspondent Jeff Guaracino celebrates 11 years of gay family travel. R Family Vacations was founded eleven years ago by travel entrepreneur Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli Carpenter and since then 19,000 people have traveled the world with Gregg and Kelli on trips designed just for our community. R Family Vacations isContinue reading “R Family Vacations Celebrates 11 years of Gay Family Travel”

Deal of the Week: 2 for 1 (or 40% off) Fab Out Adventures Tours

Our friends at Out Adventures send you a little love. You just have to show them a little love. Share a picture; like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and couples get to travel two for the price of one. Solo travelers get a whopping 40%. Choose among the following 2012 trips. ButContinue reading “Deal of the Week: 2 for 1 (or 40% off) Fab Out Adventures Tours”

LGBT Travel Panel at the L.A. Times Travel Show

Yours truly is organizing an LGBT travel panel at the upcoming L.A. Times Travel Show on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 2:15pm to 2:45pm  in the Travel in Style Pavilion, naturally enough. If you are anywhere near the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A., please stop in. You can find more information about theContinue reading “LGBT Travel Panel at the L.A. Times Travel Show”

High Seas Hijinx: We Can’t Even Cruise Straight

After a welcome but almost scarily mild (global warming?!) December, rigid weather gripped the Northeast just after New Years. Of course, that propelled our thoughts to warm-weather getaways, including gay and lesbian cruise vacations. This season’s aqueous getaways range from the offbeat (scuba diving in the Republic of Palau with Undersea Expeditions) to the romanticContinue reading “High Seas Hijinx: We Can’t Even Cruise Straight”

Glee Fans Rejoice: Idina Menzel to Perform on Atlantis

You may have seen her in the original productions of Wicked or Rent or in the uber-gay Glee. Now you can see her on board an Atlantis cruise! The fabulous and talented Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform on Atlantis Events’ Allure of the Seas Caribbean cruise, January 29 through February 5, 2012. This isContinue reading “Glee Fans Rejoice: Idina Menzel to Perform on Atlantis”

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”


Source Events, the LGBT tour operator, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a cruise September 3-10, 2011 that will feature some prominent celebrity guests (above). We’re especially excited about the handsome straight athlete, Ben Cohen, who’s devoted much of his energy to anti-bullying efforts. Of course Armistead Maupin is no slouch what with his new book Maryann inContinue reading “SOURCE EVENTS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY GAY CRUISE WITH STRAIGHT ALLY”

Suite Dreams: The Lodge at Sonoma

Just in time for the upcoming Gay Wine Weekend June 17-19, 2011 (which we wrote about here), the sumputous Lodge at Sonoma is offering a special deal to celebrate. We’ll drink to that! The Lodge at Sonoma’s fabulous “Living Out Proud” package is valid that weekend.  With rooms starting at $309 – the package includesContinue reading “Suite Dreams: The Lodge at Sonoma”

Gay Tel Aviv (Hotel Stays)

By Louise Rafkin; Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com. Just minutes from the front door of the Melody Hotel, pictured above, two brides walk the shoreline. White dresses trail the fine sand beach, but with the glint of the setting sun on the teal blue Mediterranean sea, it takes a few moments for the scene to register.Continue reading “Gay Tel Aviv (Hotel Stays)”