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Hotels: Monte Carlo Societe des Bains des Mer

July 17, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

There is no other country more synonymous with success like Monaco. There just isn’t. This tiny principality, with France on one side and the glorious Mediterranean on the other, is the physical representation of the good life. If you are here, you are “in.”


But you still gotta find a place...

Destinations: Nuuk

July 5, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

It is a gay pride staple: nudity! I’m talking Speedos, fig leaves, and bare chests stretching as far as the eye can see. Which is why Nuuk Pride is such a disappointment — but as this is Greenland, let’s cut the boys some slack.


Check your maps: Frozen Greenland is actually a part of very liberal...

Destinations: Kansas City // In the Heartland

June 29, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

Ok, I know what you are thinking: “Kansas City?”


Too red, too rural, too religious — that’s the stereotype of the Midwest. And for the most part, you would not be so far off. Take a look and any electoral map and every square-state is a forbiddingly gory shade of red. But, just for giggles, take a closer...

Destinations: Sardinia

June 20, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

Due south of the French island of Corsica, the Italian island of Sardinia has a lot in common with its Francophone neighbor. Both are mountainous, both have beaches aplenty, and both tend to get overshadowed by their respective mainlands by travelers. Hmph.


As with peninsular Italy, Sardinia is amazingly...

Destinations: Corsica

June 12, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

The thing about Corsica: No matter where you go, from its heights to its depths, you will not be able to get away from Napoleon. Perhaps the most famous Frenchman in the modern mind, and certainly the most famous Corsican flat-out, love for the man the British derisively call “Boney” runs deep.



U.S. Airlines Invest in First Class Customers…On the Ground

June 6, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

The airport experience for international and domestic air travel has become everything but a pleasant experience. Long security lines and record-breaking numbers of travelers have created chaos at airports around the world. Thankfully, airlines are starting to take note and have invested hundreds of...

Destinations: The Silk Road // On the Road Again

May 31, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

Just saying the term “the Silk Road” conjures up images of far-off and fabulous places just shy of pure myth. Actually a system of routes over land and sea, the Road was the interstate highway system of its time, linking cities and nations that were legendary in the minds of most, save a few hardy merchants. Beginning in the imperial...

Destinations: Bucks County

May 22, 2017

by Cassandra Valentin

Welcome to Smalltown USGay.


I’ll admit, New Hope is an unlikely LGBT destination, but “unlikely” still counts. About 40 miles north-ish of Philadelphia, this little town of 2,500 on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River is actually one of the biggest gay draws between New York and Rehoboth...

Destinations: Japan // Dead Can Dance – Obon

May 8, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

Rule #1 with geta, the traditional wooden sandals of Japan: lay around the house and wear them for a day to break them in before you do anything in them, be it walking, running, or most of all, dancing.

Yes, the Japanese dance in wooden shoes. Well, in fact. And, along with warm-weather kimono called a yukata, geta is derigueur...

HuffPost: Carried Away // What Makes a Good Carry-on

April 26, 2017

by Dane Steele Green

Pack for a week, it’ll last you a year. And if you can get it all into a carry-on, even better.

A frequent flier, I have long been an advocate of hand luggage as a way to save money in an industry seemingly dedicated to nickel and diming its customer base at every opportunity while raking in record profits. Free...

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