In the Realm of the Imagination :: The Wonders of Iguazú Falls, ArgentinaBy Mark Thompson | May 10Imagine scores of butterflies fluttering about your hands and face. You’re heading toward Iguazú Falls in Argentina, the waterfalls that are four times as wide as Niagara - and a candidate for the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Capturing Lima, Peru in PhotosBy Mark Thompson | Apr 28Located on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific, Lima, Peru was recently designated the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas." Small wonder that more and more LGBT travelers are eating their way through Lima. Check out the photos!
Uncovering Lima, Peru’s Latest TreasureBy Mark Thompson | Apr 28For too long, visitors to Peru have landed in Lima, the country’s capital and largest city - and headed directly to Cuzco or Machu Picchu. Now, more and more LGBT travelers are discovering the charms and wonders of Lima, "City of Kings."
The Natural Beauty of Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island)By Mark Thompson | Apr 21Located almost 7,000 miles from New York, Rapa Nui (or Easter Island) is often considered the most remote island on the planet - but LAN Airlines recently inaugurated its new Lima-Easter Island service, making this mystical island more accessible.
Renew Your Life on Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island)By Mark Thompson | Apr 21Easter Island (known as Rapa Nui to the locals) has yet to experience explosive tourist growth and has, instead, maintained its remoteness and mystique in a world that grows ever more connected (and crowded) with every travel posting.
Blissful Culture Overdose in Basel, SwitzerlandBy Mark Thompson | Jun 8The airport is in France - but your ticket says Switzerland - and the official language is German. Carmen Sandiego, where are we now? Located on the river Rhine, where the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany meet, Basel is a nexus of culture.
Argentina’s Pro-Equality Prez Poised for Re-ElectionBy Michael Warren | Aug 15Argentine President Cristina Fernandez got half the votes against a divided opposition in Sunday’s primary, giving her re-election campaign a feeling of invincibility.
Snorkeling in the GalapagosSep 7Ecoventura’s environmentally friendly fleet of small expedition vessels in the Galapagos allows guests of this visionary small-ship travel company to experience the Galapagos from as many land and water perspectives as possible.
Going South: A Gay Travel Guide To South AmericaBy Joel Martens | Sep 18I was fascinated by my friend’s description of his native Brazil, specifically the city of São Paulo where he grew up. He talked glowingly of the gay culture and the massive Gay Pride celebration that occurs annually-one of the largest in the world...
Patagonia Converts Sheep Factory to Luxury Adventure HotelSep 20Set on nearly 100 acres along the shores of the Señoret Channel in Southern Chile, the 57-room soon to be LEED-certified Singular Patagonia, resurrected by fourth generation relatives of the plant’s founders, pays homage to the factory’s thri...
LAN Airlines Launches New LGBT WebsiteJan 1LAN’s new LGBT microsite features a host of information and resources for the prospective traveler to South America. It includes detailed descriptions of key South American destinations with information of interest to gay and lesbian travelers.
Absolute Travel Picks Top LGBT "I Do" DestinationsJan 17Absolute Travel has been circling the globe for years to find the most welcoming destinations and properties for gay travelers. Their top picks - Argentina and South Africa - have already recognized same-sex marriage.
Argentina: Celebrating Life, History, Beauty and LGBT FriendlinessBy Joey Amato | Feb 29When I first received an invitation to visit Argentina, I really didn’t know what to expect. It’s seemingly always been overshadowed in the media by neighboring Brazil, so I really had to do my research to see exactly what I was going to expe...
Campaign Party With Miss Olivia Hart For Grand Dutches 2014 @ Aunt Charlies Lounge :: September 7, 2014Aunt Charlies hosted the Miss Olivia Hart for Grand Dutches 2014 campaign party, along with a fund raiser for the Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco Benevolent Funds.
Beer Bust @ SF Eagle :: September 7, 2014The SF Eagle hosted the Beer Bust fundraiser, where the crowd came to eat, drink and to support the Folsom Street Fair events.
Beer Bust @ The Eagle :: August 30, 2014It was a warm San Francisco day at the Eagle for a beer & soda bust to benefit the San Francisco sober leather community. People enjoyed barbeque, beer, soda, and raffles including a gift card for Mr. S Leather, a portrait and cash prizes.
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