IGLTA Brings LGBTQ+ Travel to NYC

Photo: Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company Last month, travel professionals representing 49 countries converged in New York City for IGLTA’s Annual Convention, the premier educational and networking event for LGBTQ+ tourism. The convention was the largest in the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s 36-year history, with nearly 700 delegates. And though it was my first, it will most … Continue reading IGLTA Brings LGBTQ+ Travel to NYC

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!

Dominican Republic Celebrates Caribbean Pride

Is the Dominican Republic ready for its gay close-up? It's a slow zoom, increasingly coming into focus. Last month, the CHIC Punta Cana, the all-inclusive resort (or "all-exclusive" as the brand boasts) hosted the second annual Caribbean Pride. For one week, the expansive resort turns into an adult playground packed with pool parties, drag shows, … Continue reading Dominican Republic Celebrates Caribbean Pride

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

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado-Samana, Dominican Republic

The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado sits on its own island, accessible only by ferry, off the secluded Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic. This luxury all-inclusive resort is perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape, away from a party scene. Though there’s much to explore in Samana, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado has you covered … Continue reading Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado-Samana, Dominican Republic