Tag Archives: vacation travel

NYC Tops For Gay Tourism

An avalanche of more stats.

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Uganda: Top Travel Pick For 2012

An editor comments on the selection: “We chose Uganda for the experiences that it can offer to travelers, separate from its current political situation. To be very clear: we are aware of, and condemn, Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill. We hope that travellers do not judge the country in general, and most of its people, by the sentiments of its government. Many …

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Star Trek: The Theme Park

Good news: Funding has been approved for a Star Trek theme park. Bad news: It’s gonna be in built in Jordan.

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Open Thread Thursday

What are your plans for the Fourth?

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Afternoon View – Key West Detritus

Just the stuff that made it to the coffee table of my hotel room.

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Morning View – Tough Guy

He still has the attitude that probably cost him that chunk of his ear.

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Morning View – Truman Adult Video

A rolling billboard for one of the local dirty bookstores.

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Afternoon View – Conch Republic Passports

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Morning View – Key West Walgreens

I found this description of the funky building now housing Walgreens on Duval Street: The Strand Theater in Key West opened in the mid-1920s as a single screen movie house that sat 800 around people. The theater closed sometime in the early 1980s and reopened as a nightclub. It remained open as a few other nightclubs until it became a …

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Morning View – Southernmost Point

I went whizzing all over the island on my little scooter this morning.

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RECAP: Key West Pride, Day One

Yesterday Father Tony and I arrived in the mid-afternoon and were whisked to our Cypress House accommodations with instructions to quickly prepare for the Key West Pride kickoff party at Island House. After a few hours of poolside menz and frozen drinkies, we were hustled off to dinner at The Flaming Buoy (heh) where the co-owner related how a recent …

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Morning View – Cypress House

Father Tony and I are staying at the fabulous Cypress House, where we have adjoining apartments. I’ll post a slideshow recap of yesterday’s goings-on shortly.

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Evening View – Key West International

I love everything about Key West’s airport, like the one luggage carousel. (Where’s my bag? Oh. Carousel one.) But especially the super creepy multi-culti statue family on the roof.

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Afternoon View – MIA To EYW

Father Tony and I are about to board our little prop plane for the hop from Miami to Key West, where we’ll be celebrating Gay Pride Week. Nonstop.

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Showercaps And Soap Only

In order to reduce pilfering, some hotels have begun attaching RFID chips to their towels and linens. The radio-frequency identification chips designed by Linen Technology Tracking can be put in towels, sheets and bathrobes to keep track of stock and, more importantly, to ensure their return when light-fingered guests forget their manners. The market for such items sounds well developed. …

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CHINA: Disney Shanghai Breaks Ground

Today the Walt Disney Company broke ground on the five-year construction project for Disney Shanghai. “We’re incredibly excited to build a Disney resort in Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Thomas O. Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are hard at work designing Shanghai Disneyland, which when complete will be a special place where …

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Passport Ownership By State

(Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

The “no swimming” red flags are out due to the high winds. I’m told the other flag means “dangerous marine life.” Jellyfish, I presume, because the sharks are always there.

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BRITAIN: Turnabout For Gay Hotels

After a British court fined the owners of a bed-and-breakfast for turning away gay couples, attention has turned to gay hotels and guesthouses who may similarly discourage the patronage of heterosexuals. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is examining whether “gay-only” guesthouses breach new laws designed to prevent people being treated unfairly in the provision of goods or services. Last …

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The Angry Traveler’s Guide

I’m not getting Greece. (Source)

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