Travel Tips

Everything you need to gay up your vacation.

Hit the Road, Jack: Road Trip Through Midwest

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All this month, we’re taking you on a road trip. Bid your city and your stresses adieu. Grab some friends, jump in the car and take the scenic route with us. Find brilliant little stops, surprises tucked away, and tips to make the road trip experience complete. Do you already have a favorite road trip that you took? Let us know!

Hard to believe it but fall is here! Hot and steamy summer nights make way for colorful days and cozy evenings.

Fall follows summer, meaning beach memories and tan lines remain fresh, but you’re ready for vineyard tours, bonfires, and foliage drives with your special someone. Now’s the perfect time to plan a long weekend or week — you deserve it! — exploring a gay-friendly city and its surrounding Technicolor countryside towns.

Destination:

Midwest! In this part of the country, Chicago is “the city,” but one that largely puts aside those big-city rules. In dating terms, the Midwest doesn’t wait two days to call you back after a date. Friendly and inviting, this part of the country forgot that Americans are supposed to have an attitude.

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Drive Out of Your Comfort Zone: If Dolly Can do It, So Can We!

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All this month, we’re taking you on a road trip. Bid your city and your stresses adieu. Grab some friends, jump in the car and take the scenic route with us. Find brilliant little stops, surprises tucked away, and tips to make the road trip experience complete. Do you already have a favorite road trip that you took? Let us know!

Hard to believe it but fall is here! Hot and steamy summer nights make way for colorful days and cozy evenings.

Fall follows summer, meaning beach memories and tan lines remain fresh, but you’re ready for vineyard tours, bonfires, and foliage drives with your special someone. Now’s the perfect time to plan a long weekend or week — you deserve it! — exploring a gay-friendly city and its surrounding Technicolor countryside towns.

Destination:

There’s something about crooning cowboys that makes us swoon. America’s South features incredible country and folk acts every night in venues all around — especially around Dolly Partons neck-of-the-woods!

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Drive Out of Your Comfort Zone: Road Trip Through Northern California

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All this month, we’re taking you on a road trip. Bid your city and your stresses adieu. Grab some friends, jump in the car and take the scenic route with us. Find brilliant little stops, surprises tucked away, and tips to make the road trip experience complete. Do you already have a favorite road trip that you took? Let us know!

Hard to believe it but fall is here! Hot and steamy summer nights make way for colorful days and cozy evenings.

Fall follows summer, meaning beach memories and tan lines remain fresh, but you’re ready for vineyard tours, bonfires, and foliage drives with your special someone. Now’s the perfect time to plan a long weekend or week — you deserve it! — exploring a gay-friendly city and its surrounding Technicolor countryside towns.

Destination:

NorCal — the area north of San Francisco around Napa and Sonoma Counties — Westward Ho!

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Three Destinations Where It’s Still Cool to Wear White After Labor Day

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With the passing of Labor Day comes the end of the official wearing-of-white months. Traditionally, the white pants season lasts from the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend, when the gays take over Fire Island until the very last gasp of the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day Weekend when the gays take on New Orleans for Southern Decadence. There are few, and I mean few, exceptions to this rule (read: Miami’s White Party Week) where white is completely acceptable if not encouraged. Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk.

If you really want to extend the white-pants-wearing season, pack all your white Chubbies or Bonobos and head for one of these 3 cities where you can wear white any time of year:

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Drive Out of Your Comfort Zone: Road Trip Through New England

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All this month, we’re taking you on a road trip. Bid your city and your stresses adieu. Grab some friends, jump in the car and take the scenic route with us. Find brilliant little stops, surprises tucked away, and tips to make the road trip experience complete. Do you already have a favorite road trip that you took? Let us know!

Hard to believe it but Fall is rolling in. Hot and steamy summer nights make way for colorful days and cozy evenings.

Fall follows summer, meaning beach memories and tan lines remain fresh, but you’re ready for vineyard tours, bonfires, and foliage drives with your special someone. Now’s the perfect time to plan a long weekend or week — you deserve it! — exploring a gay-friendly city and its surrounding Technicolor countryside towns.

Destination:

New England, a collection of six states with four very gay towns – Boston, Ogunquit, Providence and Provincetown – that all have a distinctly different character.

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Tropical Storm Hermine Airline, Train and Bus Travel Updates

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If you’ve got any hope of traveling into or out of the East Coast during tropical storm Hermine, jot down your airline/bus/train information and stay closely tuned to their updates through these channels:

American Airlines: Website and Twitter

Delta: Website and Twitter

Frontier: Website and Twitter

JetBlue: Website and Twitter

Southwest: Website and Twitter

Spirit: Website and Twitter

United: Website and Twitter

 

Amtrak: Website and Twitter

 

BoltBus: Website and Twitter

Greyhound: Website and Twitter

MegaBus: Website and Twitter


Fall is More than Just Pumpkin Spice, It’s for Travel

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Summer is winding down as the days get shorter and the temps drop ever so slightly, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t have travel on your mind. Fall can be the best time for heading out of town with flights slightly cheaper and roads less crowded than the busy summer months. So as you bid farewell to summer and pull out the sweaters put these trips on your fall schedule.

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Skip the Chips and Dip for These Healthiest Road Trip Snacks

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Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to hit the road and partake in the Great American Road Trip. For those moments when hunger tries to take control of the wheel, we can’t stress enough how important it is to skip the Bob’s Big Boy or the Waffle House. It might be easier to reach for the Fun-yuns or Cheet-ohs, but after a few hours in the car, these high fat, sodium-laden nibbles have a negative effect on your body’s metabolism and energy levels.

Eating healthy on the road is more than packing a cooler full of fruit and granola bars to keep the sing-alongs going, so today we’re sharing our own ultimate healthy road trip snack box:

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Find Healthy Food on Your Road Trip (There’s an App for That)

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No more Bob’s Big Boy. Pass on the Perkins. Can the Cracker Barrel.

The day has finally come that the all-American road trip can be filled with healthy choices to eat instead of fast food and Cheet-os. Thanks to The Eat Well Guide®, a multimedia website co-founded by the GRACE Communications Foundation, the days of eating at a greasy spoon are over with a shift to wholesome and healthy fare. Besides, who likes driving with orange fingers anyway?

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10 Things You Have to Do During Southern Decadence in New Orleans

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New Orleans’ biggest LGBT event of the year takes over August 31 through September 5. Now’s a good time to boost the state’s economy and spirits as Louisiana recovers from tremendous flooding and destruction.

Over Labor Day Weekend, the city, state and its loyal visitors will do what they do best: celebrate. #PrayForLouisiana #ILoveYouLouisiana

Here are 10 things to know and do for Southern Decadence 2016 in New Orleans.

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