“Awesome Blog Award”? Me? It’s an Honor!

In early May, I received the “Awesome Blog Content” award from my friend and ManAboutWorld correspondent (more about that in a moment), Ivan Quintanilla, founder and editor of the terrific gay-travel-oriented TravelingIQ. This award is a grass-roots, self-sustaining initiative allowing bloggers and others toiling in social media to recognize one another’s efforts. A sort ofContinue reading ““Awesome Blog Award”? Me? It’s an Honor!”

Tour of the Week: Madrid Pride with Zoom Vacations

Madrid Pride — July 1-3, 2011 — is quickly gaining the reputation as most fun Pride in Europe (and among the best in the world). See it with the gay travel experts at Zoom Vacations. You’ll stay in an old palace, truly one of the best hotels in all of Europe, and get invited toContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Madrid Pride with Zoom Vacations”

Tour of the Week: Venture Out’s Turkish Delight

Venture Out’s tour name: Turkish Delight: Istanbul, Ephesus & Sailing the Turquoise Coast Brief Description: This amazing trip starts out in fascinating Istanbul  — crossroads of Europe and Asia — with its tantalizing sights, sounds,  and smells. Read on for Venture Out’s incredibly generous deal for GPS readers only! Three nights here are then followedContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Venture Out’s Turkish Delight”

Tour of the Week: Alyson Adventures’ Alaskan Frontiers

Alyson Adventures’ Alaskan Frontiers, June 25 to July 4, 2011, is a multi-sport adventure in our 49th state. Experience the eerie magic of a sun that really never sets in mid-summer in northern Alaska on this off-the-beaten path itinerary. Explore deep into the wilderness of Denali National Park on the look out for bears, caribou,Continue reading “Tour of the Week: Alyson Adventures’ Alaskan Frontiers”

Tour of the Week: Costa Rica with Out Adventures

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com When most people think Costa Rica, they think of beaches and sun. Although these are among the top highlights, gay-owned and gay-operated, Toronto-based Out Adventures offers a gay tour for those seeking both relaxation and adventure in this stunning, verdant, safe, and friendly country. Few countries offer the diversity that CostaContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Costa Rica with Out Adventures”

Deal of the Week: RSVP’s Mediterranean Cruise

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com RSVP is heading back to Europe next summer for the first time in four years on the new state-of-the-art ms Nieuw Amsterdam by Holland America. There are only 2,000 passengers on this ship. While it seems funny to say “only 2,000” since that would have been an unheard of number evenContinue reading “Deal of the Week: RSVP’s Mediterranean Cruise”

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”