Travel Tips

Everything you need to gay up your vacation.

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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6 Tips to Enjoy Summer Travel


In the summer, work slows a bit for many people, so it’s the perfect time to check that trip off your short-term bucket list. However, the stifling heat that takes over so many U.S. destinations can make some rethink their getaway timing. Never fear! You can enjoy even the alfresco aspects of your cool summer vacation. Check here for 6 tips on city travel in the summer heat.

Pride Highlights After June


The end of June does not mean the end of Pride. Now more than ever, we need to spotlight and celebrate the LGBT community — every day, all year long. No crazy-ass ISIS lover can bring down our people, our culture, our lives. We’re bruised, but now, we’re stronger. Let’s prove it at these post-June Pride events.

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

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Being on vacation is fun; staying fit while on vacation is another story. From prolonged sitting on airplanes to a lack of gym access, you will most likely be confronted with obstacles to staying fit during your trip.

Do not fear! All you need is a little planning and the right information. In fact, you may get yourself in even better shape with some bodyweight training and the great outdoors; both available on your getaway.

Below is a guide on how to look and feel great while traveling:

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10 Tips To Enjoy Gay Pride

NYC Pride March courtesy of

NYC Pride March courtesy of

Pride celebrates our freedom and promotes equality in this great country. Some take this remembrance solemnly. To others, it’s just another day to take their shirts off and sport enough glitter to make Ke$ha blush. Neither is wrong. And this year, Pride parades have been special. They have been especially uplifting with an extra feeling of community and defiance in wake of the Orlando massacre that killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the LGBT Pulse nightclub.

You’ve read plenty of how-to guides, I’m sure, but you can’t be too prepared. Check out these 10 life hacks for your best gay Pride yet.