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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
Los Angeles has long been a popular getaway for northern Californians. And by San Francisco standards, Los Angeles has year-round beach weather.
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."
When some people think of Carmel-by-the-Sea, they think of cute houses, former mayor Clint Eastwood, and maybe Doris Day.
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.