Troy Petenbrink: April 2011 Archives

Review: Harrah's New Orleans

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 29, 2011 11:50 AM |
It has been a rough few years for New Orleans. The after effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill are still being felt in many sections of the city; however, the French Quarter and the Garden District, two of the its main tourism areas,

The gay-welcoming Blair Patch Bed and Breakfast, will be one of 14 charming and historic B&Bs participating in the 2011 Loudoun County Bed and Breakfast Open House this Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. The participating B&Bs have partnered with local

For the end of the 2011 Equality Forum, a weeklong series of educational programming designed to advance national and international LGBT civil rights, Philadelphia will play host to the region's largest gay street festival. SundayOUT!

Houston-based Concierge Travel shared the following information about its 2012 trips to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Peru and the Amazon: Concierge Travel, the largest gay-owned and operated travel agency and tour operator in the state of Texas

Las Vegas: Until we meet again

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 20, 2011 1:28 PM |
DAY 4 My last day in Las Vegas came too quickly; however, I was determined to make the most of the few hours I had available before my flight home. Keeping with my routine, I heading to Qua at Caesars Palace. To simply call this a spa is an understat

Tens of thousands attended the 3rd annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival on Saturday, April 16. Approximately one in four LGBT travelers are motivated to visit a destination by events such as gay Pride celebrations, according to findings

Las Vegas: Food, fun and fantasy

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 16, 2011 10:34 PM |
DAY 3 For my final full day in Sin City, I started with another spa treatment. This time I headed to the bathhouse at THEhotel, sister property to Mandalay Bay and an MGM Resorts property. It features uniquely European styling with slate walls, marb

The battle over selling fares between American Airlines and Orbitz, both strong supporters of the LGBT community and members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, hit a new high last week. On Wednesday, April 13, American announced

DAY 2 I started my second day in Las Vegas by going to The Spa at Encore. I hit the fitness center first (I was feeling inspired after watching the ripped men of Le Reve perform the prior night), and then I had the Encore Escape treatment. It is des

Las Vegas: Encore! Encore!

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 13, 2011 9:43 AM |
DAY 1 Stepping off the plane at Las Vegas' McCarran International airport you are immediately greeted by Sin City's famed one-armed bandits. This city has perfected the art of separating you from your money and having you say thank you (at

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