Category | Travel

Fit Travel: Multitasking at its Finest

Posted on 05 March 2014

Flying is certainly not inspiration for fitness. And, while the TSA may frown on you dropping to the floor to do some crunches or push-ups, there are still profitable ways to pass the time spent at the airport and in waiting in the endless lines. Who says you can’t multitask? While standing in line waiting […]

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Gifts for Travelers

Posted on 19 December 2013

Anyone who’s flown on a plane with a screaming kid (is there ever a flight without one?) will recognize the value of Bose QuietComfort 20i noise cancelling headphones. Priced at $300, its noise cancelling rivals full-sized headphones and it takes up almost no room. There’s an in-line mic/remote for music and call functions and “aware” […]

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Towns With Holiday Spirit

Posted on 27 November 2013

If you’re looking for a trip that will really put you in the holiday spirit, consider one of these spots. Branson, Missouri, once a dying lumber town, has turned itself into an entertainment capital. It is home to scores of theaters and resort hotels that appeal to tourists (mostly middle of the road grandma and […]

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True Colors: Traveling in the Fall

Posted on 30 October 2013

Forget the red, white and blue, America is at her best when she shows her true colors in autumn. Fall foliage tours have become a massive tourist industry in the past decade or so and native Floridians who have never experienced the majesty of watching Mother Nature work her paintbrush in the fall will have […]

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Key West’s Island House Resort—Part I

Posted on 26 May 2013

  A Sinful Climax at the End of the Road   The overseas highway, built in late 1930s, as the southernmost leg of US 1, is the most colorful way to get to Key West, that last remnant of civilization before hitting a string of uninhabited barrier keys that lay like a necklace dotting the […]

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WASHINGTON, DC PART II: The Clubs, The Bars, and the Grub

Posted on 31 October 2012

By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON There are those who would argue that Washington, DC has some of the best international restaurants in the world. And given the number of international power brokers who call “The District” home, we have to agree. The Dupont Circle gayborhood boasts two of our favorites—both can’t-miss experiences for completely different reasons. […]

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CHICAGO PART II Boystown Isn’t Just for Boys

Posted on 17 October 2012

By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON Following up on last week’s introduction to Chicago, Illinois, we return to President Obama’s onetime hometown to scour the gayborhoods best bars, clubs, and cafés. Chicago’s largest gay village is nicknamed Boystown, though it’s legally known as Lakeview. The first officially recognized gay neighborhood in the United States, it is also […]

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CHICAGO The Windy City Takes on New Airs

Posted on 11 October 2012

By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin’ town,” Frank Sinatra sang in his 1957 recording. It was quite the popular hit at the time, though we’ve always been hard pressed to understand what a toddlin’ town actually is. One thing we do know is that Chicago has earned every bit of its reputation as […]

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Boston – In Need of a New Revolution

Posted on 03 October 2012

BY ROBERT ELIAS DEATON Photo Right: A busy and pleasant night at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace There was a time when Boston was one of the friendliest gay towns in America. Politicians mixed with school teachers, librarians and flight attendants—each in his uniform of choice and each socializing and melding. If not exactly uninhibited—for Boston […]

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Portland, Oregon City of Roses

Posted on 28 September 2012

By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON Portland, Oregon, is the third most populated city in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle and Vancouver). Its warm, dry summers and wet, cold winters are perfect for growing roses, and grow roses they do. The 4.8 acre International Rose Test Garden (850 SW Rose Garden Way) is world renowned and stands […]

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