UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya

Gay travelers to Mexico are increasingly becoming bi... coastal, that is. According to the 2018 report by Community Marketing & Insights, Mexico is the second most visited international destination for LGBTQ travelers from the United States (Canada is the first). Within the country, the areas around Puerto Vallarta and Cancun/Riviera Maya are the two most … Continue reading UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya

Gayest NY Times Travel Show…Ever!

The New York Times Travel Show, a three-day event held every January at the Jacob K. Javits Center, brings more than 30,000 travel professionals under one roof. And this year, more than ever, it showcased a rainbow coalition of destinations, organizations and publications, actively engaging with the LGBTQ traveler. For the second consecutive year, the … Continue reading Gayest NY Times Travel Show…Ever!

Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Photo by Theo Wargo/Wire Image Do not throw away your shot to see the musical Hamilton… while on a Caribbean vacation…while contributing to rebuilding Puerto Rico. On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, knocking off power to the entire island, devastating homes and landscape, and creating a humanitarian disaster on the U.S. … Continue reading Hamilton in Puerto Rico

A Tasting Tour of Astoria, Queens

Photo via flickr/Ed McGowan New York is a city of immigrants, a place where diverse cultures co-exist, thrive, expand and blend. We are a mish-mash of transplants. And that mish-mash tastes real good. Last month, I had the delicious joy of joining Cristina Lombardi, the insanely knowledgeable owner of Follow Me New York City Adventures … Continue reading A Tasting Tour of Astoria, Queens

Samana, Dominican Republic

As your plane descends toward the Samana airport, you’ll see postcard-perfect views of a natural paradise: rolling hills of lush, green forests pressed against countless kilometres of pristine beaches. The Samana Peninsula, which juts from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is about a four-hour direct flight from Toronto or Montreal, but a worlds-away … Continue reading Samana, Dominican Republic

Cleveland: A Cultural Center in the American Heartland

This summer, the cultured traveler is looking beyond the coasts and discovering a contemporary art center in America’s heartland. With the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, the city of Cleveland has commissioned more than 100 local, national and international artists to join the city’s evolving transformation into a prominent cultural center. And … Continue reading Cleveland: A Cultural Center in the American Heartland

Cleveland Triennial – “The American Library”

Photo courtesy of FRONT International This summer, the contemporary art world is converging in Cleveland.  Through September 30, the city hosts the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, engaging the region with over 100 programs by international, national and local artists. From traditional museums to repurposed spaces, the Cleveland Triennial is enabling art lovers to explore the … Continue reading Cleveland Triennial – “The American Library”

Brewnuts: Donuts & Beer

What is better than a donut shop? ...A donut shop with beer! Located in the Gordon Square neighborhood of Cleveland, Brewnuts combines two delicious tastes, not typically enjoyed together. Clevelanders Shelley and John Pippin, not only incorporate craft-beer as an ingredient in their doughy deliciousness, but also serve sixteen local brews on tap (and even more … Continue reading Brewnuts: Donuts & Beer

U.S. Tourism Welcomes a Tentative World

You are welcome here—no really, you are, we promise—has been the predominant U.S. travel campaign theme of 2017. The travel industry has been working overtime to offset a negative international perception of the United States since the presidential election. Cities such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco (to name a few) have invested … Continue reading U.S. Tourism Welcomes a Tentative World