Travel Tips

Everything you need to gay up your vacation.

Guide to America’s Best Clothing Optional Beaches

Good for you! You’ve heeded our advice and started working on that summer bod. Now that the unofficial start of summer is past us and most of the nation starts heating up you might want to ditch your clothes at a nude beach to work on those tan lines. Well, lack of tan lines.

Please keep in mind that most of the beaches below are not officially nude (luckily the authorities tend to look the other way when it comes to sunbathing in the buff but that is not guaranteed, so be alert) or at least nude-all-over (meaning you might need to plan some extra time in your beach day for a distant trek to the secluded sand and surf to sunbathe in the nude.)

So, if you’re ready to lose your inhibitions and tan au naturel — let’s get nekid! Just be sure to bring the sunscreen.

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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate day-drinking (and Mexican culture). The day usually involves Mariachi music, colorful art, friendly faces, vivid decorations, parades and folkloric dancing all with tasty margaritas.

Well, if you think it can’t get better, plop into any Cinco de Mayo celebration in your local Gayborhood and you have an extra layer of rainbow and flamboyance with a potential of a glitter shower.

Check below on where to get cinco de drunko.

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The “Golden Girls” Miami Tour You Secretly Want to Do

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The timeless Golden Girls are enjoying a popularity surge beyond the normal hum of adoration. You’ve probably started your GG binge on Hulu, which just began carrying all seven seasons, and at least one of your friends has posted the Rue La Rue Café on your Facebook timeline with a tempting “!!!”

While you’re on your Golden Girl kick, pay homage to Bea, Betty, Rue and Estelle with a trip to their show home, Miami. It has so much appeal.

Here’s where you can tap into your Golden obsession:

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Queer Film Festivals Across the USA

Now that awards season is over, you need to start picking your favorite films for 2017. You can do that and support your community by catching a Queer Film Festival in your hometown or better yet, travel to a new city to see one! Win-win.

Many have LGBT celebrity appearances and have the opportunity to find a new indie actor for your Mancrush Monday or share some emotions with your honey during a new queer tear-jerker.

Check below for some of the best Queer Film Festivals all over the country, arranged by date.

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Pedal Pushers Not Required: How to Cycle Around Your Favorite City

There’s more to exploring a city than hopping in a car to get to the nearest attraction. Get around like a local and try out the public transit — well, the public bike transit.

It’s a hell of a lot cheaper and you might actually have a few more stories to tell when you get home. It’s also one of the coolest ways to see a new city. So, hop on a bike and pedal around to see the sites. Added bonus: It’ll burn some extra calories from the cocktails the night before and might even tone your legs. Win-win!

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President’s Day: Any Excuse for a Long Weekend, Right?

February 20th is not just a Monday that you can recover from a Sunday fun day without co-workers asking for reports or help on projects, it’s the one day that you can honor the top job in America and the 44 men that held the office until now that actually made America great.

Most cities know that you most likely have the day off, so the gayborhoods are filling the weekend with fun activities to make sure that we can have our fun despite nightmarish politics. Check some of these out:

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Which 5 U.S. Cities are Best for Getting Busy?

Next week is Valentine’s Day and, if you haven’t even begun to think about what gift to get your honey to show your affection, take it from us that plane tickets trump flowers or chocolates any day. With that, just any old city won’t do to make the holiday a memorable getaway, so picking the perfect romantic destination is key.

From lovey-dovey beach weekends to a high-style cities, the United States offers up some perfect locations to be shot by Cupid’s arrow. Put your passport away for once, as we’ve compiled the most romantic locations around the country to spend this V-Day with your loved one.

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10 Travel Ideas for 2017 (We’ll Need It)

If I were a betting man — and I am, especially for those penny slots in the Vegas airport — I’d venture to say that 2017 will be a year when we need a lot of vacations on the calendar. You’ll need to unwind, reconnect and let loose. Here’s what to do and where to go.

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A Flight Attendant’s Top Ten Tips for Staying Healthy While Flying

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My first year as a flight attendant I was sick more times than I can count. I had to figure out a way to travel and stay healthy. Cold and Flu season is upon us and if you’re planning on getting on an airplane you’ll want to follow my tried and true tips for staying healthy!

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