Travel Tips

Everything you need to gay up your vacation.

4 LGBT Events To Make the Most of Summer

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Just because we’re in the dog days of summer that doesn’t mean our calendars should slow down. There are plenty of events across the country where you can either pack up the car or score cheap airfare to explore a new city. From coast-to-coast, we’re still celebrating our community with Pride events to parties under a scorching sun to flashbacks to better decades of music.

Pack your sunblock and boogie on down with one of these four fabulous remaining summer events.

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Key West’s Womenfest to Feature Fun and Festivities


Thousands of women are expected to flock to Key West Wednesday through Sunday, September 711, for the annual Womenfest celebration in the island city known for its all-welcoming diversity.

The popular festival for lesbians and their friends features activities ranging from snorkeling and water-sports excursions to high-energy late-night parties.

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Chicago’s Northalsted Market Days

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We’re in the middle of summer and things are really heating up in the Midwest, so there might be no better reason to slide on a tank top and soak up some sun than Chicago’s premier warm-weather event, Northalsted Market Days. This annual August event is one for all types with a laundry list of entertainment, parties and, of course, cocktails and it’s not too late to plan a trip to the Windy City.

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Provincetown Carnival Week is a Total Eclipse of the Heart


Sightings of velour tracksuits, giant earrings and shoulder pads can mean only one thing – Provincetown’s Carnival Week extravaganza. This year’s theme “Back to the 80’s” will have everyone adding “Thriller,” “Sweet Child of Mine,” and “Papa Don’t Preach” to their vacation playlists.

Carnival Week, August 14 – 19, 2016 in Provincetown — the first and longest running festival of its kind in New England. More than a few Madonna impersonators are likely to be seen this year as 80’s fashion, culture and music fuel the street scene. Here are a handful of events to hit up that are packed with variety, humor and the outrageous.

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Key West Tropical Heat Tips


Key West is known for its year-round subtropical weather, but temperatures are predicted to increase dramatically Thursday through Sunday, August 11-14. The cause: the annual Tropical Heat celebration, an adventurous long weekend of all-male adult fun.

Tropical Heat offers four days of sizzling happenings in the island city whose openness and respect for diversity have made it a world-renowned gay vacation destination. The festival’s intriguing events range from pool parties to drag shows to late-night gatherings at island clubs.

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Your Gay Guide to Philadelphia for the DNC

“Equality is not just a buzzword, but a way of life in Philadelphia.” That’s according to Mayor Jim Kenney.

Delegates, journalists and #imwithher supporters will gather in the equality-loving city next week to watch history happen during the DNC. (Of course, this won’t be the first time Philadelphia has hosted a momentous event. Independence. Ever heard of it?)

The LGBT crowd can enjoy the historic and modern sides of the city between stump speeches and balloon drops. Here are a handful of places to hit in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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How to Stay Fit While Traveling :: The Drinking Edition


Traveling for business? Pleasure? Both? You’re probably going to want a drink (or five), but drinking doesn’t have to compromise your fitness goals.

Moderation is always a good idea but not always an option. When trying to keep some discipline while having a good time, try something without the nasty internal side effects like spiking your insulin levels, promoting fat storage or dehydrating the heck out of you. Something like the NorCal Margarita.

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Register Now for World OutGames Miami


Every four years, World OutGames brings together LGBT athletes, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. In the spirit of true inclusiveness, the World OutGames are open to all, regardless of sexual orientation.

For the first time, from May 26 through June 4, 2017 the Games come to the U.S. of A. Held in sunny Miami, the 10-day event will bring to life 34 sports and more than 450 events across the areas of Sport, Culture and Human Rights.

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Palm Springs in the Summer


True, the desert is not the first place to consider when planning a summer getaway, but that’s all the more reason to head to Palm Springs now. The gay paradise will be less crowded, and cheaper, than most of the usual summer destinations. Read why we think you should visit Palm Springs in the summer.

Civil Rights Leaders Honored As The LGBT Movement Continues In Philly This Summer


July 2016 is shaping up to be a monumental month for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and visitors in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Philly kicks off the month by loving freedom during the weeklong Independence Day celebration Wawa Welcome America. Next comes qFLIX, a festival of groundbreaking homegrown and international films. And later in the month, the Democratic National Convention (DNC), welcomes the largest-ever group of LGBT convention delegates to Philadelphia, which coincides with dedication ceremonies for two historical markers honoring LGBT pioneers and Equality Forum, the nation’s oldest LGBT rights summit.

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