On Our Travel Radar: Mr. Jordaan Boutique Hotel, Amsterdam

19 12 2016

Mr. Jordaan hotel, Amsterdam
Our correspondent, Jason Paul, explored Amsterdam and found the inexpensive Mr. Jordaan hotel in Amsterdam. Here’s his report for this month’s Radar:

While there’s nothing overtly gay about it, every detail in this boutique hotel — from shiny copper to the clever little notes everywhere feel like family. Are we biased because we scored room 69? Probably.

Mr. Jordaan hotel info: MrJordaan.nl

Mr. Jordaan hotel, Amsterdam

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Get Naked (and Gay!) in the South of France

4 09 2015
Phil in the South of France reporting for ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Phil in the South of France

Picture and words by ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Phil Rake reporting from the South of France.

Thinking about your next holiday? If you are fond nature or naturism, then you’ve just found a great escape… Just beyond the medieval village of Montclus (in the south of France) lies the Lotus Tree, a fab gay, clothing-optional guesthouse. Nestled on a hillside with breathtaking views of the Cèze Valley, the grounds are secluded, veiled by the surrounding woodland, grasses and wild flowers. So there is total privacy and you are free to spend your entire day in the nude, sunbathing by the pool or lazing around the beautiful gardens. The Lotus Tree is also one of the most welcoming places you will ever visit. From your arrival you will be made to feel right at home, especially when you are greeted by Jake, the resident Labrador.

Whether you are after a romantic getaway, a new adventure or just a plLotus Tree, France in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineace to unwind and escape, then The Lotus Tree is just right for you!

For the more active travellers, there are miles and miles of countryside to explore as well the nearby villages of Barjac and Goudargues (both a short drive away). You can also go skinny-dipping in the River Cèze, which is within walking distance from the guesthouse. There is a gay section on the riverbank which is popular with locals and visitors – but it gets very busy in the afternoons so it’s best to arrive a little early in order to secure the best spot.

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DDTI*: Amazing NYC Views From Kimpton’s Ink48 Hotel

8 07 2015

Amazing NYC views at Kimpton in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Today we had a tour of the new “Heaven over Hell” suite/function area at the top of the Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel with amazing views of NYC (and specifically Hell’s Kitchen, hence the name of the suite). With no tall buildings near the hotel, the views are unobstructed and  sweeping. These are westward-facing views but there are also views north, south and west towards the Hudson River and New Jersey. The suite is a splurge of course but suitable for a wedding celebration and honeymoon or other special event. (DDTI*: Daily dose of travel inspiration.)

Ink48 is also rolling out a new room product, a light, airy update on its current look and feel. Think Miami-esque white versus the current more New York-y red-and-brown palette in the rooms now. More on that later this fall.

Amazing NYC views at Kimpton in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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New Hotel In Gay-Friendly Boston

26 06 2015

hotelGay-friendly Boston welcomed a new hotel last fall (rebranded from a Fairmont property). Located on the waterfront next to Boston’s North End, Battery Wharf Hotel consists of 150 large units spread among several modern buildings siting atop a pier jutting into Boston Harbor. There are sea views in every direction and the Coast Guard is right next door. (There’s a pic of a Coast Guard vessel below with the Bunker Hill monument in the distance).

The hotel offers a modern Italian restaurant specializing in seafood — Aragosta Bar and Bistro — an Exhale spa, a new lobster tour (where guests can help harvest their meal for the evening!). Expect a full write up later in ManAboutWorld magazine.

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Green With Envy: The Fabulous New Eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach

10 06 2015
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A living wall at the entrance to 1 Hotel South Beach

The 1 Hotel South Beach recently opened, and we had a quick preview. It’s the first hotel we’ve heard of (and new hotel brand from the brains behind the W Hotel brand) with sustainability as its driving force and DNA. Here are a few photos; expect a full review in an upcoming issue of ManAboutWorld. (Here’s asubscription offer to get you started.)

The photo above is a living wall (that green/black color is actual living plants). Below is chef Michael Fiorello at the Tom Colicchio farm- (and sea-) to table restaurant Beachcraft at the hotel. At the bottom, the eco-friendly “lover’s kit” amenity found in the spacious, sundrenched rooms of the hotel.

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Chef Michael Fiorello at Beachcraft

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The sustainable ‘lover’s kit’ at the 1 Hotel South Beach

 





DDTI: The View From Up Here, The Sofitel So Bangkok

1 05 2015
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ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Michael Siebert visited Bangkok and stayed at ManAboutWorld Editor’s Choice award winner the Sofitel So Bangkok. Here’s his report, just in; and above a self portrait he took (using a timer) of him and a friend.

Sofitel So Bangkok is a fantastic, well-located hotel combining together elegant French luxury and warm Thai hospitality and styled by Monsieur Christian Lacroix.
The pool is spectacular along with the view.  If you are a chocolate lover, be sure to visit the “chocolate lab” at ground level, as well as the rooftop bar, Park Society.  An excellent time to visit is during the Thai new year in April each year; lastly, don’t miss out of the water fight in the Silom area during the new year.
*DDTI: Daily dose of travel inspiration.




Welcome to our Newest Correspondent: Kenya-Based Dion Van Aardt

16 03 2015
Dion Van Aardt on the beach near his guesthouse

Dion Van Aardt on the beach near his guesthouse

Dion comes from a long line of Nomadic misfits and is the 13th generation of his family to be born in Africa.

He lives on Lamu Island, Kenya, running Kizingo, a small unconventional beach resort. When Dion isn’t at Kizingo,  he spends his time in Harare, Zimbabwe and loves to travel as much as possible.

Dion has visited a number of countries around the world, and believes that the only way to truly travel is to connect with the

Africa as seen by ManAboutWorld's correspondent Dion Van Aardt

Dion in Africa

locals that call the place you visit home. Dion has managed to find some very interesting jobs whilst adventuring around the world, including tractor driving (very badly) in Suffolk, UK and offering his free, unskilled services as a chainsaw operator in upstate New York in exchange for the use of an apartment in Manhattan.

He is proud of the fact he is the owner of one of the few ‘out’ Kenyan businesses but hopes that he will not have to be proud of this fact forever!

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