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Actually, I opened a 5-star resort from construction up in one of my many hats, and this article nailed it right on! Very accurate real-world points.
What a great reference tool to start your kid-friendly visit! I've been to Amsterdam a few times and hadn't realized the Science Center even existed as an option.
"Gay, Lesbian and LGBTQ Travel" or "Gay (LGBT) Travel"
Excellent article from a long-standing LGBTQ Authority, Out Traveler, quoting another long-standing gay travel authority, Community Marketing.
Unveiled recently, the US State Department's concerted efforts to reach LGBT Americans with useful travel information is admirable. Earlier this month, I met some of the State Department's delgates at the 30th IGLTA convention in Chicago, where they spoke of the department's mission to inform and protect all Americans.
A great article about the importance of responsible tourism, regardless of the community you belong to, with concrete examples.
Reason for Sharing: This short, yet very visual, piece in the Huffington Post illustrates that gay travel is not cut anddry: we can't just summarily dismiss entire countries, and have to balance how we travel responsibly. There are quite a number of factors to consider including (for me) if the average locals are culturally hostile, or only a few bigots or politicians in power. For example, I may not support one country/destination, but have no qualms about another. These are personal choices that we each have to make.
How do you decide?
Also need "Tips" or simlar... something for purely useful articles
Of course, food and travel always go hand in hand and this piece is a great example. Thanks for sharing Matt!
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent handy guide with very useful deep links to resources backing up its statements. Even as a travel agency owner and uber traveler, I didn't know all the details and nuances that this article covered. Way to go Ed and thanks for sharing!
Reason for sharing: Whimsical, and with interesting dialogue/commentary
Reason for sharing: Cerebral article that dips its toes into some of the reasons and allure behind the mystical Gay Sauna culture, and interweves it with travel.
Ok so I'm definately biased here since I wrote this article. However, I'm still abiding by my own rule NOT to ever submit and share a piece here unless it's really, really amazing.
As an Arabic speaking Arab-American, I can honestly say that the cameos of people I met there remains one of my best written pieces after having visitied Egypt with my partner during its recent post-revolution presidential elections.
What are your thoubhts? Do you agree that this was worth sharing, given my bias? Feel free to post comments both here and on the source website.
I love this piece: It's a fun read (which, let's admit, is the number one criterion for good writing), has very useful information, and was presented from a personal perspective without pandering. Sure, some of the links could have been slightly more useful, but the fact that the author went through all the trouble to link in the first place makes this a high quality reference piece for readers planning their trip to BUENOS AIRES!
And yes, I agree with Annie that BUENOS AIRES! needs to be in all caps with an axclamation point.
Who knew being such an eclectic minority could have its perks....
How do you really score the most points, according to the survey, and get a guarnateed upgrade?
Be the friendliest single honeymooning gay guy with a broken leg, travelling clean shaven and primp on a 1am flight wearing a tuxedo, sharing your sob story of how you miss your ex boyfriends who happen to be three flight attendents that work for the airline.
Reason for Sharing: Useful first resource to gauge your desire to travel against a destination's desire to have you at all if you're LGBTQ. Please keep in mind that this is only a cursory indicator and more research is most always necessary.
Reasons for sharing:
1) Well, they're statues of naked men!
2) Travel is often an intersection of desires, and this article seems to intersect quite a few of them: Art, culture, history, naked men...
3) Well curated photographs, excellent visuals, and assimilated together quite nicely. Individually, each would not be as impressive. But when taken as a whole they weave a story quite nicely.
4) What a way to break streotypes! Who says Germans are conservative!
5) Well, they're statues of naked men!
Loved it. A great read that takes the reader on a journey into what journeys and exploration are about when we travel. Evokes a sense of wanderlust.
Travel tips from a drag queen, what's not to like?
Top 5 great things to love about this article:
5) What a marketing coup d'etat! Nudity always gets the headlines (and this one was plastered all over)
4) This is, supposedly, for a good cause
3) It covers an oft-overlooked attraction in London, the zoo
2) The guy's really Canadian. Way to go Canada, let's all go visit as these guys have the right idea
1) They actually have a 'Streak for Tigers' event planned for August 15th... REALLY? And here I thought Brits had a stiff upper lip. Way to blow our preconceived, outdated, notions of the UK.
I've always got a soft spot for UNESCO and world heritage sites. That so many are in danger of vanishing is a shame... thanks for sharing Sonja!
I would put this in the category of Art, and art is definately a travel motivator, an attraction when we travel.
Yikes. like watching a train wreck in slow motion: you want to, but can't stop yourself.
Loved it! Jessica's voice is whimsical and yet manages to convey very serious information (like, you know, travel info!) while remaining entertaining.
And who knew Ibizza had even one UNESCO world heritage site!
From a gay perspective, which means ab-fab hotels!
Hanah: Right? It's nice to see a balance of more males exhibited... Equal rights for women means we have to objectify men more to even out the scales. Just kidding, but an interesting thought nonetheless.
Absolutely wonderful! Satires highlight a hint of truth, and the truth is that too many people try to cram too much in a day. As a travel agency owner, I see this all the time... this article is a crisp reminder of why you should NOT fill up your days and pack in activities.
A rule I live by: schedule free time to explore randomly. Have a starting or ending point, but not necessarily both!
Great little piece showing the power of planning using a rewards /mileage card.
My only cautionary note: while mileage rewards cards are great the first year (when you get those amazing sign on bonsuses and double/tripple points offers), the return on investment (fees) quickly diminshes. I've discovered from almost two decades of using all sorts of rewards cards that CASH is best. Cash doesn't have black out dates, isn't subject to arbitrary inflation by the airline when they raise that 100k business ticket to 125 or 150k for the same award, and cash can also be redeemed for other things. My final opinion: while most rewards card were quite rewarding 10 years ago, these days they're not that great after the first year. Consider cash cards that return 2% minimum, and the rare few that return 3% (on some purchases). In the USA, Fidelity Investments has both an American Express and Visa Signature that give 2% flat on all purchases. There are, of course, others from AmEx directly.
Very handy... and well written.
A great, well thought-out brief of some of the hottest LGBTQ friendly cities in the ole US of A.