travel

  • Editor's Note: Key West will re-open to visitors on Sunday, Oct. 1 and they need your support.

     

    Only a 3-hour drive from Miami surrounded by clear turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the left and the Gulf of Mexico on the right (or faster still by plane), Key West is just as much the gay destination as it’s ever been.

  • The oldest city in the country is open with minimal damage after Hurricane Irma passed through. And it’s back with a kick!

  • Recently my husband and I spent a weekend in the Florida Keys.

  • Tim Buckley doesn’t want you to fly Qatar Airways.

  • City and business leaders gathered on a construction site in downtown Fort Lauderdale Friday to celebrate the building of a train station intended to revolutionize travel in South Florida.

  • My husband Gregg doesn’t fly. That means when we go on trips, I usually drive one way with him and fly the other (I’ll support his neuroses only so much). We recently had to head to Chicago for a family event and he has two new books out (short stories, “How to Whistle” and poetry, “Fifty Degrees” — shameless promotion) so he arranged a couple of readings in bookstores along the way. Of course, what kind of foodie would I be if I didn’t explore the dining scene-even if I am in town only overnight?

  • Most LGBT travelers fall into one of two categories: those who love to rough it versus those who prefer luxury. Some of us are equally at home in a tent as we are in a five-star hotel.

  • Have you ever considered a bilingual Pride? While it’s not exactly as sexy as it sounds, the idea’s still pretty damn enticing. Neighbors to the north Montreal have definitely got it going on.

  • More gay travelers may start spending their vacation time in the Sunshine State.

  • Fort Lauderdale was recently named “Destination of the Year” by the 2014 ManAboutWorld Editors’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the very best in gay travel. Fort Lauderdale is also the city with the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the U.S.

  • The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is forging ahead with plans to tour Cuba next week despite objections from some members of the South Florida LGBT community.

  • San Juan is a city of contrasts: 500-year-old brick casas sit next to gleaming glass-and-steel hotels. Caribe Indian, Spanish and African cultures compete and combine in every conceivable way. Busy highways divide affluent and struggling neighborhoods. An U.S. commonwealth, its residents are Americans, but more proudly Puerto Rican.

  • That title is a bit misleading; it’s also cross-country, lifts and mountains when you plan a ski vacation. While all the northerners are heading down to sunny Florida and clogging our streets with extra traffic, why not check out some of the LGBT ski events? Even if you’re not much of a skier, there are parties, film festivals and other fun activities associated with these gatherings. You don’t even need to own your own equipment or ski clothes, most resorts rent both. Pack a pair of long underwear, a few pairs of socks, jeans and sweaters and you’re set. You’re bound to be one of the few people there with a tan; that ought to be a good conversation starter. The best part? When you head home, you get to leave all that cold weather behind you! 

  • Jamaica — it’s an island paradise, splashed across television ads, billboards and brochures, promising a vacation that one will never forget.

  • With same-sex marriage legal for several years now, millions of gay, lesbian and trans couples are adding a honeymoon to their wedding plans. As recently as 2014, only about 55 percent of same-sex couples went on a honeymoon after their wedding ceremony, according to Community Marketing & Insights (CM&I), a San Francisco-based market research firm that tracks LGBT travel trends. 

  • It's the summer.

  • Palm Springs has a long storied history with a being a destination for LGB travelers, especially for gay Hollywood. Over the last century gay men from Los Angles have found a quiet oasis in this desert city.

  • Tickets are still available for this year’s Seattle Women’s Pride. It’s back for year number three on June 18.  The fun starts a full week before Seattle Pride and is held at Q Nightclub at 1426 Broadway in Seattle. Comedian Dana Goldberg, one of Curve Magazine’s “Top Five Funniest Lesbians in America,” performs during the event’s comedy show.

  • This summer, Floridian ports will be jam packed with visitors from around the world eager to hit the seas and head to the Caribbean.

  • (EDGE) In an effort to help gay travelers make smarter and safer decisions when planning their holidays, Trip.com has started adding dedicated LGBTQ travel safety info to the landing pages for many of its most popular destinations.

  • (CNN) Beaten by his brother because of his sexual orientation while growing up in Iran, Ramtin Zigorat's greatest wish is to wake up one day and to not have to look over his shoulder.

  • WASHINGTON -- Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department warned on Monday.

  • A video has been produced for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) featuring the Southern Comfort Conference.