Troy Petenbrink: June 2011 Archives

Tour Tuesday: Nicaragua

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 28, 2011 8:33 PM |
Toto Tours, which has been providing LGBT travel services since 1990, is offering a nine-day tour of Nicaragua, November 19 to 27, 2011. The tour includes colonial Granada, Leon and Manaqua. Participants will visit the UNESCO Worl

Summer temperatures can get out of control in California's desert city of Palm Springs but the deals for gay travelers are very cool. As part of Summer Splash 2011, nearly two dozen of the city's gay-friendly hotels and resorts are offering deep disc

Tour Tuesday: India

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 21, 2011 9:36 AM |
Zoom Vacations is offering a 12-day tour of India, September 17 to 28, 2011. The tour includes Mumbai, Varanasi, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur. Among the many attractions will be visit to the Taj Mahal, rickshaw rides and a cruise on the Ganges Riv

New York City, home to the famed 1969 Stonewall rebellion, is hosting a weekend full of events to celebrate LGBT pride, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. "Our theme for 2011, Proud and Powerful, exemplifies where the LGBT movement is currently,"

Tour Tuesday: Isla Mujeres

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 14, 2011 10:49 PM |
Sweet, specializing in lesbian travel, is offering a special Mexico retreat to Isla Mujeres, September 23 to October 1, 2011. Isla Mujeres, which means “Island of Women” in Spanish, is a small island town a short distance off the northeas

Albuquerque: Up, up and away

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 11, 2011 9:02 AM |
DAY 4 There is no better way to experience Albuquerque than to be soaring over it on the winds. As I started my trip to Albuquerque with a visit to the balloon museum, it seemed fitting that on my last day I should actually take a balloon ride. 

DAY 3 A museum dedicated to nuclear science and history might seem a little odd at first, but not after you consider New Mexico's connection to the Manhattan Project (the weapons research and design laboratory at Los Alamos and the Trinity test site)

Tourism Toronto, Toronto’s Convention and Visitors Association, recently released a campy three-minute mock workout video (a parody of P90X) to invite LGBT travelers to experience the city's 2011 pride celebration, July 1 to 3.

Kimchi Travel, a gay-owned, full service international travel company that specializes in tours of Asia, is offering a 12-day excursion through parts of China and South Korea, October 26 to November 6, 2011. The tour begins in Beijing and includes vi

Albequerque: Food and facts

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 5, 2011 7:27 PM |
DAY 2 My second day in Albuquerque began with a step back in time with a visit to Petroglyph National Monument. Located on the westside of Albuquerque, the monument is home to the world's largest accessible collection of prehistoric rock art. It

DAY 1 Prior to my recent visit, I didn't even know how to spell Albuquerque. What I did know was that it is located in New Mexico and that it holds a large hot air balloon festival. So, it seemed appropriate that I started my visit at

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