Travel

Hawaii is bursting with adventure

Hawaii is bursting with adventure

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 28, 2018

When the Kilauea volcano erupted in May, I was back stateside but immediately took in the news.

Forget Trump, DC has plenty to offer visitors

Forget Trump, DC has plenty to offer visitors

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  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 24, 2018

As I rode a bicycle by the front entrance to the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, I felt a little shocked. I was taken aback about how much smaller the White House looks in person and how small the White House lawn was.

Our Sacramento

Our Sacramento

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  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Oct 17, 2018

When Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird in Greta Gerwig's film of that name calls her hometown Sacramento "the Midwest of California," it's a good line but maybe a little bit unfair to our state capital.

Country, urban mix found in Sonoma

Country, urban mix found in Sonoma

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 26, 2018

Sipping wine, enjoying good food, and tasting olive oil is the epitome of California's wine country, but Sonoma County also offers something else for visitors: an urban experience.

Choose your own adventure in hip Portland

Choose your own adventure in hip Portland

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 29, 2018

Portland is booming and the Pacific Northwest city is attempting to hold onto its unique, quirky vibe that makes it such an original and cool place to visit.

Southern France has charm, art, and great food

Southern France has charm, art, and great food

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  • by Charlie Wagner
  • Jul 25, 2018

You can visit walkable cities, stroll sandy beaches, and enjoy magnificent meals in southern France, in summer, without the crowds, as my husband and I discovered on a recent trip to Toulouse, Montpellier, and Marseille.

Glamp it up at Mendocino Grove

Glamp it up at Mendocino Grove

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  • by Charlie Wagner
  • Jun 20, 2018

Glamping - you've probably heard the term, but may not know what it is. The name is a mash-up of camping and glamorous, adding a pleasant gay note to the idea of sleeping in a tent.

Sydney offers more than Mardi Gras

Sydney offers more than Mardi Gras

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 30, 2018

There's something special about Sydney when it's winter here, and fall down under. I traveled there earlier this year to cover the 40th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but also had time to take in other activities.

Take a quick visit to Palm Springs before summer

Take a quick visit to Palm Springs before summer

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  • by Charlie Wagner
  • Apr 25, 2018

You may have no interest in tennis, tanning, or cocktails by a pale blue pool, but sometimes, San Francisco is just too cool and gray. What about a place where locals boast, "Winter's over in less than a month?"

Summer deals coming soon to Phoenix

Summer deals coming soon to Phoenix

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  • by Ed Walsh
  • Apr 11, 2018

Phoenix just wrapped up a successful LGBT Pride event that saw a record crowd of more than 37,000. Tourism officials hope those Pride visitors checking out the city for the first time will make it a habit to return.

WeHo leads the way in gay-friendly LA

WeHo leads the way in gay-friendly LA

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  • by Ed Walsh
  • Mar 28, 2018

Los Angeles has long been a popular getaway for northern Californians. And by San Francisco standards, Los Angeles has year-round beach weather.

Paris will be gay for Gay Games X

Paris will be gay for Gay Games X

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 21, 2018

It had been a dream of mine to go to Paris, and that desire to go to the City of Lights was real as I leaned over my girlfriend, pointing out the airplane window, saying, "Regardez! C'est la Tour Eiffel."

Carmel delights visitors with art, dining, wine, and hikes

Carmel delights visitors with art, dining, wine, and hikes

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  • by Charlie Wagner
  • Jan 24, 2018

When some people think of Carmel-by-the-Sea, they think of cute houses, former mayor Clint Eastwood, and maybe Doris Day.

Yosemite area offers a dog-friendly retreat

Yosemite area offers a dog-friendly retreat

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 29, 2017

In the summer of 1869 famed naturalist John Muir landed a job as a sheepherder in the Sierra Nevada in order to finance a return to the forests and alpine landscapes he so dearly loved.