Troy Petenbrink: July 2011 Archives

Hotels say "I Do" to gay couples

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 29, 2011 11:01 PM |
With the recent approval of same-sex marriage in New York, hotels from upstate New York to Costa Rica have launched new LGBT wedding and honeymoon specials. High Peaks Resort, on Mirror Lake in the world-famous village of upstate New York's Lake Plac

Tour Tuesday: Western Caribbean

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 26, 2011 9:57 PM |
Bear Cruise USA is offering a seven-night western Caribbean cruise, February 18 to 25, 2012. Designed for members of the gay bear community and their admirers, this Mardi Gras-themed cruise departs from New Orleans and travels to Mexico, Grand C

The Island House Key West, billed as "the longest continuously operated gay guesthouse in the world," announced its 35th anniversary in business with a throwback to 1976 prices. All 39 rooms will be offered at $13, the price it charged when it opened

"Today Show" hosts and LGBT community supporters Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb joined members of Rehoboth Beach's drag volleyball teams yesterday afternoon for some campy fun in the sun. Gifford and Kotb have family ties to the gay-friendly R

Tour Tuesday: Japan

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 19, 2011 10:46 PM |
Magnet Tours, the first tour operator in Japan to focus specifically on LGBT travelers, is offering a nine-day cultural tour of Japan, September 10 to 18, 2011. This tour to the Land of the Rising Sun provides the opportunity for parti

American Airlines announced this week that it formally submitted a letter to U.S. Congressional leaders stating its continued support for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to provide federal job protections for gays and lesbians. Amer

Tour Tuesday: Thailand

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 12, 2011 5:59 PM |
Spirit Journeys, which strives to have its participants "step outside their box," is offering a 15-day trip to Thailand, September 17 to October 1, 2011. This enriching behind-the-scenes journey includes visits to Bangkok, including a tour

Since it started in San Francisco in the 1980's, Kimpton Hotels has made LGBT travelers a core part of its business. That commitment continues with the hotel group's 2011 Summer of Pride promotion. For the fifth year in a row, Kimpton is&nb

Tour Tuesday: Queen Mary 2

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 5, 2011 10:13 PM |
Pied Piper Travel is offering a seven-night transatlantic LGBT group cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2, August 29 to September 5, 2011. The QM2 will sail westbound from Southampton, England, to New York City. Guests will experience unparalleled sty

Las Vegas' MGM Resorts has announced that it will hold a special extended-weekend of events for LGBT visitors this summer, August 4-7: From the press release: The LGBT community will own Las Vegas once again as Gay Nights Las Vegas, presented by MGM

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