Ask the Expert: Quick Warm-weather Getaway

I think I’m going to need some quick sun by March — I’m really feeling a bit run down. Could you recommend a place for a long weekend (three or four nights maximum)? Probably mid-February. I don’t want to be a slave to a car. International is always preferred but not necessary. I started otContinue reading “Ask the Expert: Quick Warm-weather Getaway”

New Directions for R Family Vacations

R Family moves full steam ahead Even without Rosie O’Donnell’s participation, R Family Vacations, the world’s preeminent gay family cruise and tour company, has big plans for 2010 and beyond, including land-based vacations, gay family group cruises, new ships, and new destinations. By Ed Salvato With the changes in the personal life of Kelli O’Donnell,Continue reading “New Directions for R Family Vacations”

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”

ShermansTravel Goes Gay

Photo courtesy GayWhistler.com Luxe-for-less travel website ShermansTravel.com has launched a new gay travel blog. Named simply Gay Travel, the blog is helmed by Justin Ocean, formerly editor of the gay travel standard The Out Traveler, which is no longer published as a printed magazine. Justin seeks to “uncover the globe’s gay-friendliest destinations, hippest hotels, andContinue reading “ShermansTravel Goes Gay”

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”

Gay Cruise Companies Raise Money for Earthquake Relief in Haiti

From our friends at Atlantis Events, RSVP Vacations, and Olivia: With everyone’s eyes on the unimaginable tragedy that took place in Haiti, we’re happy to be able to share a bit of positive news showing the LGBT community reaching out in a very tangible way to help those suffering from the devastating effects of theContinue reading “Gay Cruise Companies Raise Money for Earthquake Relief in Haiti”

Marriott Hotels Launches Gay Microsite

Check out MarriottGayTravel.com. You’ll get 20% off weekend stays (Thursday-Sunday) at participating hotels around the world now through Jan 22. (Select resorts in the Caribbean, Latin America and Hawaii are offering up to 40% off. See MarriottGayTravel.com for details. According to contact person, Bob Witeck of Witeck-Combs Communications, Marriott today is truly committed to communicateContinue reading “Marriott Hotels Launches Gay Microsite”

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”

Breakfast and Bed with Ed on Sirius/XM

Be sure to listen in to the Derek and Romaine Show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio on OutQ channel 109 Tuesday December 22 from 7pm-8pm ET when I’m a guest of their show. We’ll be talking about holiday travel, new products offered by R Family Vacations, and other exciting news. I’ll be heading to Park City,Continue reading “Breakfast and Bed with Ed on Sirius/XM”