Troy Petenbrink: 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 dur

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 Cho

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

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 in

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 Wint

It is award season (and not just in Hollywood), and this week GayCities announced the 2011 winners in its annual “Best of GayCities” challenge, presented by American Airlines. According to press release from GayCities, Tel Aviv received t

Rehoboth Beach's Lighthouse Inn is among the winners of the 2012 Pink Choice Awards. The awards recognize hotels, guest houses and inns that have excelled in providing the very best in gay and lesbian accommodation, based on the reviews and ratings s

South America-based LAN Airlines has launched a website dedicated specifically to gay and lesbian travelers. According to a company press release, the new site, found at, showcases the diversity found throughout South America, an

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