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Palm Springs gears up for fall
Downtown Merced is ready for its close-up

Downtown Merced is ready for its close-up

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  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 22, 2022

Downtown Merced is making a dramatic comeback and LGBTQs are helping to lead the way.

Calaveras County mines for tourists in Gold Country

Calaveras County mines for tourists in Gold Country

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  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 4, 2022

Calaveras County in the Sierra Nevada foothills is a popular destination for people from the Bay Area who want to spend time in a quaint, rural setting.

New York City is ready to dazzle visitors again

New York City is ready to dazzle visitors again

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 4, 2022

New York City felt like it was almost its bustling self again as I walked through the streets enjoying the warm spring weather during a recent trip.

Love rushes into Sonoma County as weddings bounce back

Love rushes into Sonoma County as weddings bounce back

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 27, 2021

My girlfriend and I escape to Sonoma County often for romantic weekends because it just has that je ne sais quoi — a beauty that anyone can embrace — and the locals warmly welcome visitors.

Monterey, Carmel start to welcome visitors

Monterey, Carmel start to welcome visitors

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 5, 2021

Summer is right around the corner and with the state set to reopen June 15, barring changes in the COVID pandemic, California residents can check out many attractions closer to home.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

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  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

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  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Reno offers year-round fun

Reno offers year-round fun

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 26, 2020

Reno continues to shake off its Wild West image as it evolves into Nevada's cosmopolitan northern city, but it still has its edgy, small-town feel.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Palm Springs welcomes winter travelers

Palm Springs welcomes winter travelers

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  • by Ed Walsh
  • Dec 23, 2019

If you want to avoid crowds and save big on airfare, one of the slowest times of the year in Palm Springs is coming up.

Italy's 'big three' delight travelers

Italy's 'big three' delight travelers

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 26, 2019

It's no wonder that Italy has romanced and captured the imagination of writers and travelers.

Portugal is among the top destinations for LGBTQs

Portugal is among the top destinations for LGBTQs

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  • by Charlie Wagner
  • Oct 30, 2019

My husband and I kept seeing Portugal listed as one of "the places to visit in 2019." The Spartacus Gay Travel Index rated it as tied with Sweden and Canada for the world's most friendly LGBTQ destination. It's full of colorful and ancient buildings.

Online Extra: New travel company markets to entire LGBTQ+ community, including kink

Online Extra: New travel company markets to entire LGBTQ+ community, including kink

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  • by Ivan Quintanilla
  • Oct 17, 2019

As I crossed the gangway to board the Celebrity Cruises' Summit for VACAYA's maiden voyage this summer, the Scissor Sisters serenading over the speakers reassured me that "a kiki is a party for calming all your nerves."