Travel Tips

Everything you need to gay up your vacation.

Four Last Minute Labor Day Getaways

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Yes, guys, the unofficial end of Summer is just around the corner, but there is still time to fire up the grill or head out of town for one last warm-weather jaunt. With plenty of events happening around the country, you are sure to wrap up the season with a bang and all you’ll need to do is pack your bags and hit the road. Check out these four last minute LGBT getaways before summer is officially over.

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Top 10 Things to do in Miami this summer

South Beach, Miami courtesy of Greater Miami CVB

South Beach, Miami courtesy of Greater Miami CVB

Plunge into a seriously great vacation on Florida’s favorite island strip: Miami Beach. You’re guaranteed to have an incredible time by trying out any of the following 10 must-do activities in this legendary slice of ocean side glamour:

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Provincetown Named “America’s Favorite Beach Town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine

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In this year’s America’s Favorite Places survey, Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Provincetown as America’s Top Beach Town. The article states “…a winning trifecta of gorgeous natural scenery, charming architecture, and an everyone-is-welcome cultural scene,” earned PTown top honors. As the results make clear, American beachgoers are looking for more than just expanses of sand on their summer vacations. Some travelers are looking for resorts with a longstanding tradition of leisure.

Previously, Travel + Leisure named Provincetown one of America’s Quirkiest Towns and one of America’s Most Romantic Destinations.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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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