Tag Archives: gay travel

Good Morning From The Canary Islands

Yup. I’m presently in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain thanks to my longtime buddy Aaron, who surprised me a few weeks ago with a gift trip to accompany him before his vacation days from the company he calls “the algorithm” evaporate at the end of the year. I told Aaron that the Canary Islands were not remotely on my list of ...

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Morning View: Island House Key West

Alas, our annual holiday week at the eternally fabulous Island House is drawing to a close and tomorrow morning we’ll head back up the Overseas Highway to Fort Lauderdale. This year’s visit got off to a bit of a rainy start, but it’s been clear skies and 80 degrees ever since. (And yes, I’ve been noting the 10 degree wind ...

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TRAILER: Gaycation

Via press release: VICELAND, VICE’s new TV network, launched the first trailer for GAYCATION, a brand new series hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. Ellen and her best friend Ian set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world. From Japan to Brazil, Jamaica to America, they discover the multiplicity of LGBTQ experiences, meeting amazing ...

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Evening View: Island House, Key West

Another week at the fabulous Island House come and gone in a blurry and very furry fog of Iced Teas and Blood Marys. Another week of Father Tony and Coach Mike yelling at me to stop working and get into the pool. Tomorrow we’ll be back up in Fort Lauderdale and on Sunday we’ll be at Hunters in Wilton Manors ...

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Afternoon View: Island House, Key West

Father Tony and I arrived at the Island House with our buddy Mike on Saturday and as usual the place is full of JMG readers. So here’s a shout-out to the Atlanta crew, Edward from London, Paulo and Etienne from Nice, Roger from Raleigh, Andrew from Quebec City, and Chris and Carl from Sarasota. Next weekend I’ll be up in ...

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MIAMI: Lawyer Now Says Gay Man Jumped To Death From Cruise Ship Balcony As “Act Of Protest” [VIDEO]

The lawyer for family of the married gay man who fell to his death from his cruise ship balcony now says that the man jumped as an “act of protest” after being called a “pedophile” by crew members. A newly released video shows the late man saying, “I have a husband. I am not a pedophile.” In earlier news accounts ...

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Scruff Hook-Up App Creates Traveler Alert: Gay Sex Is Illegal In This Country

The New York Times reports that the hook-up app Scruff has created a warning for users in countries where homosexuality remains illegal To help keep users safer, Scruff is adding a new traveler alert feature this week. Now, when a user arrives in one of the nearly 100 countries where homosexual acts are criminalized, an alert will pop up when ...

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Fire Island Business District Auctions To Manhattan Hotelier Ian Reisner For $10M

Via the New York Times: A strip of commercial real estate along the harbor in Fire Island Pines sold for $10.1 million at auction on Thursday to developers with plans to continue the revival of a former mecca for closeted gay men. The sale price was well below the $25 million the previous owners sought when they placed it on ...

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Lonely Planet Names Most Gay-Friendly Destinations For LGBT Travelers

Lonely Planet today issued its annual ranking of the top ten most gay-friendly destinations in the world for LGBT tourism. Here’s what they say about this year’s list-topper, Copenhagen. Denmark may be the home of Lego and at the forefront of New Nordic Cuisine, but importantly it made history in 1989 by becoming the first nation in the world to ...

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Germany Pitches For LGBT Tourism

Germany’s National Tourism Office has launched a new website in support of LGBT tourism. Via Gay Times: The country that gave us Adidas, Einstein and World Cup winning super-stud, Mario Gotze (move over Beckham) has now published the perfect resource to plan your next trip to Germany, and it’s all tailored exclusively with LGBT visitors in mind. That doesn’t mean ...

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Dating Website: Chicago Is Top Travel Destination For Closeted Gay Men

According to a dating website that specializes in romantic travel, Chicago is the most popular destination for closeted gay men. Via press release: Thousands of men are secretly flocking to destinations across the globe. With many counterparts left outside of the picture, many times the real purpose of trips remains undisclosed. MissTravel.com conducted a two-part survey regarding closeted travel. The ...

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At Provincetown’s Carnival Week

From JMG reader Rob, who blogs here.

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Fusion Reports On Bear Week

Via the Fusion Network: Since 1987, The Discovery Channel has gone deep into the ocean to bring us our favorite part of summer: Shark Week. But to celebrate Fusion’s first summer, AM Tonight wanted to try something a little different: Bear Week. We’re not talking about the 600-pound run-for-your-life grizzly bear type, but rather, the subset of gay men who ...

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The Accidental Bear Goes To P-Town

The Accidental Bear blogger Mike Enders has posted a gay travel recap of his visit to Provincetown. Just by coincidence, it happened to be Bear Week when he was there. This might not be office-friendly but only because of intermittent beefcakery.

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Yesterday In Provincetown

Left to right: Chris Turner, Andy Towle, Michael Goff, Armistead Maupin, some short dude, Brian Sims.

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Morning View – Bear Week Detritus

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Friday In Provincetown

Via Towleroad: If you are at Bear Week in Provincetown come to Towleroad‘s coffee meet-up on Friday from 9-11:30 am at the Central House restaurant at the Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial) and meet literary legend Armistead Maupin and Joe.My.God blogger Joe Jervis who are our special guests, along with Andy Towle and Michael Goff. RELATED: Maupin’s final Bear Week ...

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Afternoon View – Provincetown House

This Commercial Street house used to be a fire station. The owners remodeled the truck bay so that the door rolls up to reveal a cozy front porch.

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Morning View – Provincetown Beach

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Afternoon View – Bear Soup

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