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Summer Vacation Rentals

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Beaches, boats, lighthouses, quaint shops, a variety of restaurants, and exciting nightlife awaits you as you enjoy one of our beautiful waterfront condos…

Majestic Getaways offers premier condo rentals in major locations throughout the Midwest;

including Saugatuck and Douglas Michigan. 140 miles from Chicago, these Small towns = BIG Fun! Visit the twin cities of Saugatuck and Douglas Michigan for a welcoming, casual atmosphere that makes you feel like part of the community. Lots of LGBTQ folks from the Midwest flock here to get away from the bigger city life to enjoy the small town feel and great outdoors. Grassy dunes, white sand beaches and quaint streets of shopping make these harbor towns the perfect getaway.

 

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St Joe Michigan. St. Joseph is carefully nestled on the southern tip of what has been termed “The Riviera of the Midwest.” This deepwater port town is a growing resort community – part of a “small town” chain stretching from the state line in a spectacular arc along Lake Michigan. The lakeshore is peppered with remarkable sand dune formations and lined further inland with a lush countryside that produces some of the nation’s finest orchards and vineyards. It is the largest non-citrus fruit growing region in the nation.

Located just 90 miles from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph is a quaint community situated within the larger Benton Harbor/St. Joseph MSA.

South Haven Michigan. One of Michigan’s featured Beachtowns, South Haven defines resorting on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore with majestic vistas and dazzling sunsets.You’ll feel this rich heritage as you gaze over our 100-year old lighthouse -a welcoming beacon in an often turbulent world.

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Sandusky Ohio. Sandusky is midway between Toledo to the west and Cleveland to the east. Thrill seekers will have no trouble getting their kicks in Sandusky, home to the world-renowned Cedar Point Amusement Park, boasting 17 roller coasters, plentiful children’s attractions and carousels.

Outside the park, the city entices travelers with its sandy white Erie shores, stunning coastal trails, mysterious Seneca Caverns and numerous refreshing water parks. The downtown waterfront boasts historic architecture, charming boutiques and unparalleled views over Lake Erie.

 

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and Chicago Illinois – Besides Pizza, hot dogs, skyscrapers and world class shopping, Chicago is also known for it’s waterfront. Spanning Over 30 miles of beaches and waterfront that offer the perfect settings for playing, relaxing and soaking it all in. An 18 mile bike path, kayak rentals, dinner cruise on Lake Michigan it’s all here! And you can rent a place Downtown Chicago located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Chicago River!

WATERFRONT VACATION RENTALS by MAJESTIC GETAWAYS offers premier condo rentals! Visit their website for more details and photos. Call them at (269) 349-7700!

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Palm Springs Hotel Deals

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Book 6 nights  and  get  7th night FREE! 

At our  FAVORITE  place  in Palm Spings – INNdulge Resort!

Join the gay men from all over the world who enjoy the relaxing and social atmosphere that only the INNdulge Resort can offer. Beautiful and relaxing rooms, large sparkling pool, amazing mountain views, and an assortment of friendly men await your next vacation.  INNdulge!

Palm Springs is within easy reach of Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas and served by air from many cities in the US and Canada.

601 South Grenfall Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Whether you want to socialise with friends or spend time with someone special, we look forward to welcoming you.

Our aim is to provide you with a vacation to remember, the opportunity to relax, meet new friends or catch up on some rest.  INNdulge couldn’t be better placed; just a few minutes from the center of Palm Springs with its international style restaurants, the shopping experiences in town or at Cabazon, and hiking at the top of the aerial tramway.

 
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Southern Decadence DEALS!

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GAY TRAVEL HOT DEAL!

What began as a simple going-away party in 1972 has evolved into one of New Orleans’ premier annual events: Southern Decadence.

Hosted every Labor Weekend, Southern Decadence is the 5th largest event in the city following Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence Fest, and French Quarter Fest. 2014 brought in over 160,000 participants.

Nicknamed the “Gay Mardi Gras,” Southern Decadence is one of those quintessential New Orleans occasions in which participants get to strut their stuff in elaborate costumes and high fashion or barely anything at all, the day of the Parade!

Everyone gets in on the action and all the bars will have their own drag shows, contests, DJs, music and events.

Don’t miss  this  giant 44th Southern Decadence celebration of LGBT life, music and culture. CALL David now FOR THE BEST DEALS! 1-800-942-1280!

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GAY TRAVEL DEALS: Montreal and Amsterdam

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Two of my Favorite cities!

SPRING AND SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON AHEAD

Days are getting longer already!

59 days until SPRING!

START PLANNING NOW!

Here are 2 GREAT GETAWAYS to add to your spring/summer calendar

 

MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL – JULY 3-6

More than 500 concerts – most FREE

World’s Best Artists and Genres of Music
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AND …..

AMSTERDAM PRIDE – JUL 28- AUG 3

World Famous Canal Parade

Circuit Parties & Street Parties

Amsterdam’s most popular festival

 

JOIN ME! LET’S PARTY! I can arrange great pricing for you and provide helpful tour information in both cities! Dave @ Donovan Travel

401-942-7700 dave@donovantravel.com

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Gay Pride 2014 is Coming ! To a City Near You!

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GAY PRIDE IS COMING!  Over the next 6 months, gay prides will be happening  coast to coast!

PHOENIX PRIDE  April  5-6, 2014

MIAMI  PRIDE   April  11-13

TOKYO PRIDE  April 27rh

SAO PAULO PRIDE    May 4th, 2014 – the BIGGEST in the WORLD

 

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NEW JERSEY  PRIDE   June 1st, 2014

LOS ANGELES  PRIDE  June 6th-8th

MILWAUKEE  WI   Pride   June 6th-8th

CAPITAL PRIDE  DC  June 6th-8th

DETROIT  PRIDE  June  7th-8th

HONOLULU PRIDE June 7th

PHILADELPHIA PRIDE   June 8th

BOSTON PRIDE  June 8th-16th

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KEY WEST PRIDE  June 11th-15th 2014

NASHVILLE PRIDE  June 12th-14th

SITGES SPAIN PRIDE June 12th-16th

PITTSBURGH  PRIDE   June 14th-15th

BERLIN PRIDE   June 14th-15th

OSLO PRIDE June  20th-29th

HOUSTON GAY PRIDE  June 20th-29th

TORONTO PRIDE June 20th-29th – BIGGEST in NORTH AMERICA!
PLUS in 2014, Toronto will actually be  WORLD  PRIDE with even BIGGER  crowds

RHODE ISLAND / PROVIDENCE  PRIDE  June 21st

NEW YORK CITY PRIDE  June 24th-29th

TAMPA  FL   PRIDE  June 27th-29th

PARIS PRIDE   June 28th

LONDON PRIDE  June 28th

MINNEAPOLIS PRIDE June 28th-29th

CHICAGO PRIDE FEST  June 21st – 22nd

(they are trying to fill in the days in between to make a full week of pride)

CHICAGO  PRIDE  June 29th

SEATTLE  GAY  PRIDE  June 29th

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MADRID PRIDE July 2nd-6th

COLOGNE GERMANY PRIDE  July 6th

SAN DIEGO PRIDE  July 18th-20th

STOCKHOLM PRIDE  July 28th – Aug. 2nd

MONTREAL PRIDE July  July 28th-Aug. 3rd

AMSTERDAM PRIDE August 1st-3rd – with floats on the canal!

ANTWERP PRIDE August 4th-11th

REYKJAVIK PRIDE August 5th-10th

CHICAGO MARKET DAYS – August 9th-10th   (not really pride – but a big party!)

OTTAWA PRIDE  August 15th-24th

PRAGUE PRIDE August 11th-17th

COPENHAGEN PRIDE  August 26th-31st

ATLANTA  PRIDE  August  27th-Sept. 1st

SOUTHERN DECADENCE  –  August 27th-September 1 (not really pride – but a big party)

LAS VEGAS PRIDE  September 2nd-8th

AUSTIN TX  PRIDE   September 20th

DALLAS PRIDE   September 21st

MAUI HAWAII   October 4th-5th

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GAY PRIDE is a time of celebration and with that, usually comes some drinking.  MAKE SURE YOU DRINK WATER AS WELL!  Keep yourself hydrated! You don’t want to go to the hospital with your boa and go go shorts on!  (poor guy!)

 

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Gay Bears on Maui Hawaii




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It’s not news that the economy is difficult for everyone, particularly for those, like us, who depend upon vacation travel.  Vacation travel is one of the first things cut in a tough economy budget. So the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort is working with other LGBT owned businesses to provide special tours at a very attractive price.




First up,  Bears in Paradise Tours  have put together Bear Break: Maui !!  


Group tours are great for three reasons: 

1) Group tours allow the ‘economies of scale’ provide attractive pricing for our guests.  

2) They make the trip even more enjoyable for our guests as they can share vacation time with people that have similar interests.  

And 3) It removes the stress of vacation planning.  Tours make it so easy to have many of the activities already scheduled and booked for you. Plus you’ll make many new friends (or more) along the way!


 


 Hurry Book Now for 


Bear Break: Maui


March 24-31, 2012


 


10% Discount on All Bookings Made Before 11/15/11




Bears in Paradise is excited to bring you to: Maui.

The island is known for its lush tropical beauty, while the state of Hawaii is a leading jurisdiction for gay rights. In January 2012, Hawaii will register its first same-sex civil unions. A small but active gay community represented by Both Sides Now organizes social activities throughout the year.

Bear Break: Maui brings you an intimate experience with the destination. Activities are designed to move beyond the standard packed tourist offerings to find the authentic Hawaii.

Stroll miles a brown sugar beaches; explore the historic whaling town of Lahaina; wind your way along the breathtaking Hana Highway through lush tropical rainforest; climb Haleakala crater for a stunning view of neighbouring islands; go snorkelling along the coral reefs and view vividly coloured fish; search out your first – or perhaps twenty-first – Aloha shirt; sample a variety of Hawaiian delicacies, from the working man’s Plate Lunch and Loco Moco, through to locally sourced nouvelle cuisine.  

 Stay at the newly expanded and renovated Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, the only property of its kind in all of Hawaii. All rooms boast cooking facilities and California King beds. Rooms vary in size, with the largest sleeping six guests. There are clothing-optional hot tubs, sundeck and swimming pool. Amenities include complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, beach towels, local phone calls and much more. 


This is a GREAT DEAL for you.  Average cost for the entire week’s room booking and all tours/meals listed above is about $950/person, based on double occupancy. (Single occupancy, add about $600 on average)


Please visit the Bear Break: Maui page for rates, other details and information on how to book this exciting tour! Or feel free to call us at +1-808-879-1261 


REMEMBER BOOK BEFORE NOVEMBER 15 AND GET 10% OFF THE ROOM RATE!!


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Gay Travel Around the World and Rooms With a View

Nothing compares to the moment when, after arriving in a foreign city, the hotel room’s drapes are drawn back to reveal the world outside – a world that, neatly if barely contained by the window’s geometry, seems to belong to you alone.
 
Conde Nast Traveler’s “Room with a View” column, featuring frame-worthy vistas from all over the world, has been whetting the appetites of armchair tourists for 20 years. This compendium gathers the most breathtaking sights of all time, from Balinese beaches to Asia’s bustling metropolises to African savannahs teeming with wildlife rather than nightlife.

Now buy a book! 
Conde Nast Traveler’s Room with a View
A  BEST OF THE BEST collection from the magazine.
ASSOULINE’S newest tome, Condé Nast Traveler Room with a View offers a global exploration of the world’s most stunning hotels and resorts and the most breathtaking views taken from the interior of their rooms. Each page offers a vista of the world’s wonders – natural and manmade, spiritual and sensual.  In each image, photographers have captured transporting views, presented the perfect spots to observe ethereal horizons, glittering urban skylines, and truly, everything in between.

Take, for instance, the bathtub vista from the Royal Park’s Urban Spa room in the 971 foot-high Yokohama Landmark Tower, or Room 609 at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, the perfect box seat for the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow, played on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz below.

Room with a View presents 160 of these stunning photographs that, along with the magazine’s concise commentary, are sure to stoke the imaginations of even the most seasoned travelers.




This view in Australia, is a suite at the  InterContinental Sydney


This eco-friendly spot  is Whitepod Resort, Les Cerniers, Switzerland.
These insulated tents have no plumbing! But great views (and a bathroom)!
Gorgeous unobstructed panoramas of the Bernese Alps.



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