Win Fabulous Trip To 1st Annual Gay Days Las Vegas

11 06 2012

Gratuitous shot of hot man (but it was actually taken in Las Vegas so there is some relevance)

Sin City is hosting the first annual Gay Days Las Vegas, September 4-10, 2012, which also includes Las Vegas Gay Pride. September 7-8. (Photo credit here.) That’s a lot of gay all at once! Are you 21 or over? Enter to win a pretty fabulous sounding prize of an almost all-expense paid trip for you and a guest, including:

  • Delta Air Lines round trip air accommodations to Las Vegas from any city from which Delta Air Lines flies worldwide;
  • Round trip airport transportation in a Presidential limousine;
  • Hotel accommodations at Gay Days Host Hotel – MGM Grand Hotel ; VIP entry into all Gay DayS events for two people; two tickets to Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil;
  • VIP entrance for two to Temptation Sundays pool party;
  • Nighttime Maverick Aviation helicopter ride for two over the famous Las Vegas Strip;
  • KRAVE Nightclub VIP admission and bottle service;
  • Share nightclub VIP admission and bottle service; Lake Mead cruise for two;
  • Fashion Show Mall shopping certificate; two tickets to Jubilee!;
  • Custom photo at the legendary Las Vegas sign;
  • Two tickets to Jubilee!;
  • Winners will also have the opportunity to ride in the Las Vegas PRIDE Parade on September 7 and will win a VIP All Access Pass to all PRIDE activities.
  • In addition 50 finalists will win a Las Vegas flashing sign.

The contest runs from June 1 to July 31, 2012 and you can enter at

Deal of the Week: Millennium Hotels 2012 Gay Pride Discount

14 05 2012

Juneau that Millennium Hotels has a property in Anchorage?

I’m a big fan of the Millennium Hotels and Resorts and, as in year’s past, they are offering a terrific special for Gay Pride. The offer (with restrictions) and relevant properties, including one on Anchorage, Alaska, is listed below.

From Millennium: The Millennium Hotels and Resorts, a proud sponsor of the IGLTA, is offering a special PRIDE rate of 15 percent off our best available rate to those who want to complete their gay-cation in any of our U.S. hotels.

The dates and respective Millennium Hotels for pride week are as follows:

Guests can book online or call 1-866-866-8086 and mention rate code PRIDE. Rates subject to availability. Taxes and gratuities not included. Blackout dates may apply.

Deal of the Week: 2 for 1 (or 40% off) Fab Out Adventures Tours

13 02 2012

I guess they like the discount!

Our friends at Out Adventures send you a little love.

You just have to show them a little love. Share a picture; like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and couples get to travel two for the price of one. Solo travelers get a whopping 40%. Choose among the following 2012 trips. But hurry, this deal is valid only from February 13-15, 2012.

  • Comfort India March 04-13
  • Comfort Morocco April 15-25
  • Comfort Peru April 29-May 07
  • Comfort Turkey May 20-June 03
  • Active Peru with the Inca Trail August 12-19
For more information on the offer check out the OUT Adventures website.

Tour of the Week: VentureOut’s Medieval Hilltowns of Italy

29 01 2012

San Francisco-based gay tour operator VentureOut has been offering small guided gay group tours since 1998. This week they announced a price reduction. Yes you read that right. They’re passing along to you savings from a softening of the value of the euro. Here are details from the company:

The U.S. dollar has been gaining in value against the Euro in recent weeks, and as a result we’re able to offer a price reduction of $250 per person / $500 per couple on our tantalizing program in central Italy in September. (Click on their website for details.)


  • Visits to local artisans’ workshops
  • A fun cooking session and wine tasting at a beautiful winery
  • Stunning medieval hilltowns like Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spello
  • Delicious and memorable meals, including good wines
  • Convenience of staying in one deluxe hotel for five nights

In LA Saturday Jan 28? Come to the LGBT Travel Panel 2:15pm-2:45pm

27 01 2012

Yours truly is organizing an LGBT travel panel at the upcoming L.A. Times Travel Show tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 2:15pm to 2:45pm  in the Travel in Style Pavilion.






Click here to download the information to be presented at today’s travel show:

If you are anywhere near the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A., please stop in. You can find more information about the travel show by clicking here. You can obtain a 20% discount off the $10 entrance price by purchasing your ticket here and using the code EARLYBIRD.

We’ll talk about hot new destinations, events, and cruises to make your gay/lesbian travel planning just a tad easier. Come with questions. I’ll be moderating a panel that includes:

  • Shannon Wentworth, founder and CEO of Sweet, cruises and tours for lesbians and their friends;
  • Duane Wells, contributor to MoxieQ, which promises a “gay for every girl” and numerous LGBT travel publications; and
  • Andy Bender, blogger for and contributor to numerous mainstream and LGBT publications.

The panel is brought to you in part by the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, which is active in over 80 countries. Discover more about this nearly 30-year-old organization by clicking here: LGBT.Travel.

Suite Dreams: InnDulge, Palm Springs Winter Special

14 12 2011

Hey, mister, you got some sunscreen?

Remember: Clothing is forever optional at this all-gay men’s resort in Palm Springs.  Not optional is the terrific service you can expect and the laid-back friendly vibe permeating the attractive resort.

The owners sent a message announcing their winter special of $99 a night during the week in December and January.

The rate rises to $129 per night on Friday or Saturday nights.

$99 Special  —  December and January

Book/get more information:

Bidding for a Good Cause and Great Travel Prizes

5 12 2011

The International Lesbian and Gay Travel Association (IGLTA; is hosting an online auction at

There are 13 great LGBT-oriented travel packages to various locales at very inexpensive prices. Most were donated by IGLTA members.

At the left is a picture of the fabulous Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia, a lovely part of one of the terrific packages you can find at this auction.

Find the bids at  Proceeds from the online auction go towards helping raise funds for the new IGLTA Foundation. Details about IGLTA’s Foundation can be found at:

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