The Undisputed Queen of the High Seas to Visit New York

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner** ever built, is scheduled to cross the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to South Hampton in seven days, departing the Big Apple on Tuesday,  August 28 and arriving in Southampton, England, on Tuesday, September 7. And I’ll be on board. There are larger ocean-going ships butContinue reading “The Undisputed Queen of the High Seas to Visit New York”

Montreal Launches 3rd Annual Queer of the Year Contest

Montreal Tourism and business partners announce the kick-off of their third annual Queer of the Year competition including online voting and in-person competitions among five lucky finalists flown into Montreal during their Pride celebration (August 13-19) to compete for the title of Queer of the Year. For more information, prize info, rule: Visit Tourism Montreal “Queer ofContinue reading “Montreal Launches 3rd Annual Queer of the Year Contest”

What Do You Call A Bear In Turkey? Why Not Find Out?

You probably think bears are a uniquely American phenomenon. You’d be incorrect! Bears are everywhere. is organizing a bear cruise around the Turkish islands. This 7-night tour, organized by IGLTA member LebTour, disembarks September 1. For more information, click here.

World’s Only Floating Gay Film Festival Sets Sail In June

The third annual Pride of the Ocean film festival, the only LGBT film festival held aboard a cruise ship unspools on the high seas on the Celebrity Summit June 10-17, 2012 (from New York City to Bermuda and back). This is a gay/lesbian group aboard a mainstream cruise. Organizers expect over 50 guests. According toContinue reading “World’s Only Floating Gay Film Festival Sets Sail In June”

What’s So Gay About Wine? Find Out Here!

The wines aren’t gay, silly. It’s all about celebrating Pride with Out in the Vineyard, the first Wine Country events and travel company dedicated to the LGBT community. Out in the Vineyard presents Gay Wine Weekend, taking place Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, 2012 in California Wine Country (Sonoma). Here’s a line up ofContinue reading “What’s So Gay About Wine? Find Out Here!”

In LA Saturday Jan 28? Come to the LGBT Travel Panel 2:15pm-2:45pm

Yours truly is organizing an LGBT travel panel at the upcoming L.A. Times Travel Show tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 2:15pm to 2:45pm  in the Travel in Style Pavilion.         UPDATE SATURDAY, JAN 28. Click here to download the information to be presented at today’s travel show: Travel Show presentation PDF Lesbian TravelContinue reading “In LA Saturday Jan 28? Come to the LGBT Travel Panel 2:15pm-2:45pm”

Miami Beach Gay Pride + Gay Cruise = A Whole Lotta Gay!

If you are looking for some great gay fun in the sun this spring, consider the Miami Beach Pride Cruise setting sail from Miami April 16 (through April 20), 2012 following the festivities of Miami Beach Gay Pride on Sunday, April 15. The four-night, five-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Sky, is organized by Source EventsContinue reading “Miami Beach Gay Pride + Gay Cruise = A Whole Lotta Gay!”

Carnival in Berlin: Do Take Candy From These Strangers

Wear a warm costume. Carnival in Berlin takes place February 12, 2012. Then again, you may warm up from friction as you rub up against spectators and participants. Organizers are expecting more than 1 million spectators and participants at the 11th annual Berlin Carnival Costume Parade. (Break out your German dictionary for this site.) According toContinue reading “Carnival in Berlin: Do Take Candy From These Strangers”

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”