Travel

Great Escape: Quebec City

Get a break from the summer heat with the majesty and history of Quebec By Mike Fleming Just because we love Atlanta doesn’t mean that we love it in August quite as much, or that we don’t at least deserve to get away from it long enough to regroup and reenergize with Arctic summer breezes. Say salut to Quebec. The mostly French-speaking Canadian province is home to places like Montreal, of course, but its capitol Quebec City may be even…

Manhattan transforms into Pride Island

NYC Pride rolls out new entertainment options to up the wow factor on its June celebration By Buck C. Cooke The traditional Pride weekend at the end of June is just around the corner, so now is the time to make travel plans to hit up one of the destination Prides around the world. Naturally, New York City should be on your list, but this year NYC Pride makes an even more serious play for your gay travel dollars. Come…

World Traveler: Tour de Men

Our annual travel guide to exotic places by way of the guys you might meet once you get there.  By Mike Fleming Your global boyfriends await at each of our 2017 travel pit stops, from sultry St. Maarten to crisp, clean Vancouver and Geneva, and from the Australian Outback to lively Buenos Aries and Tokyo. Pack your bags, gentlemen, and meet our fantasy tour guides as we go around the world in datable gays. Buenos Aires, Argentina Your Porteno, as…

Gay Getaway: Good Enough for Wonder Woman, Perfect for You

Enjoy the sights and tastes of the Amalfi Coast By Buck C. Cooke When looking for the filming location for Wonder Woman’s home of Themyscira, Warner Brothers settled on the Amalfi Coast. It’s easy to see why it’s the perfect place for the fictional, super hero-worthy Paradise Island. While visiting there with my husband, I lost count of the times I was overwhelmed by spectacular scenery. In addition to gorgeous sights, this part of south-western Italy is packed with plenty…

Your Maine Event

Rustic charm, great food, gay-friendly destinations, and postcard-perfect fall leaves make this winding trip the perfect autumn giveaway By James Parker Sheffield Maine wasn’t originally on my list of must-visit gay getaways. When a work trip promised me Portland in October, my initial response was, “Oh, that Portland.” Fortunately, it turns out Maine is one of the most LGBT-friendly destinations on the map, and beyond picturesque in fall. Maine offers a unique rocky coastline, world-renowned parks, quaint storefronts, and fantastic…

Doing Gay Denver Right

From the 404 to the 303, one local native left for higher ground and now reports back that there’s so much more to doing gay Denver than the recent legalization of marijuana. By Berlin Sylvestre As a homegrown Georgian and Atlanta ex-pat living in Colorado, I know that Midtown has its charms. Our queens slay hard enough to get on Drag Race. We’ve got the most raucous patio seshes. We eat dinner alongside A-list celebs, and we enjoy an amazing…

Southeast Diversions & Excursions

Grand vacations are great, but our gay neighbors across the region are ready and able to help daytrippers and weekenders relax, refresh and recharge. By Jason O’Neal Bigger trips to far-flung destinations may be in your longer-term plans, but the arrival of hot weather here at home means it’s officially time to mark your calendars for regional road trips. Nothing will get you in the summer spirit better than flying your colors with our gay neighbors across the Southeast. Here’s…

Tour de Men

Meet a man in every port of our gay globetrotter’s guide to six dreamy destinations. By Mike Fleming Having a boyfriend at every stop on a world tour might sound far-fetched, but what else would take a gay trek around the world from fun to fab? Gallant gay guides, of course. That’s why this tour comes via the guys you could meet on each sensational stop. Dream big with these guys ready to show you a good time wherever you…

Miami: The Beach Goes On

From boom to bust to boom, Miami’s South Beach is heating up again. By Tray Butler Miami Beach is the place where neon goes to die. So said the late comedian Lenny Bruce — allegedly. The oft-repeated quote becomes questionable knowing that Bruce met his own untimely demise in 1966, long before the then-crumbling Art Deco District became “God’s Waiting Room” full of blue-collar retirees. In the half century since then, South Beach has tried on more outfits than a…

A Gay Southerner in London

When love calls you to London, you answer. By Buck Cooke As one of the most glamorous and thriving of the world capitals, London has much to offer. Yes, there are tourist traps and big-ticket items like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. But there are also plenty of other things to do and see that carry only a small price tag or are completely free, including most of the museums. When love calls you to London,…