January 2012 Archives

California's gay-friendly City of Palm Springs is often described as a “living museum,” by design dwellers and architecture enthusiasts who gather in this famed desert city to experience its mid-century modern architecture, especially during Modernism Week, scheduled for Feb. 16 to 26, 2012. Palm Springs has the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the country, and to pay tribute ... [Read]

Let's hear it for wine and chocolate

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 29, 2012 11:46 AM |
They are two of the most important food groups: wine and chocolate. To celebrate these decadent delights, next weekend and every weekend through the end of February, Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hosting Days of Wine and Chocolate. The 28 members of Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake will each feature "a premium VQA wine matched to a delectable chocolate selection."  For example, Peller Estates ... [Read]

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced its 2012 Travelers' Choice best hotel winners. Among the various winners are many LGBT-friendly properties. The 10th annual awards recognizes properties in the U.S. and around the world, in addition to winners in the categories of Luxury, Bargain, Service, B&Bs and Inns, All-Inclusive, Spa, and Trendiest.  In total, 3,943 properties have been recognized this ... [Read]

Gay travel gets global spotlight

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 23, 2012 10:35 AM |
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association announced last week that the United Nations World Tourism Organization unveiled its first report on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) tourism during FITUR, Spain’s leading international tourism trade fair. Created in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the inaugural 40-page “Global Report on LGBT Tourism” includes case studies and commentaries ... [Read]

For the weekend of Jan. 27 to 29, Philadelphia's Sapphire Fund will present Sapphire Weekend, a series of events to raise money for LGBT charitable organizations. Sapphire Weekend will feature three signature events, beginning with the Winter Wonderland Ball taking place on Friday, Jan. 27, at Voyeur Nightclub. The night promises a red carpet, live entertainment and DJs, and is a semi-formal ... [Read]