Amsterdam is certainly one of the top places in world when it comes to surprise people for all the positive reasons. Even after all the years of fun and frolic provided to the people of the entire world, this wonder city does not cease to entertain the globe. One may find pleasant surprises at every corner of the road.
The specialties of Amsterdam shops are in their unique ability to provide single item products. They often have an entire store selling only one item. The products include any essential, product or a gadget. It covers the extreme range of flip-flop to toothbrushes and buttons. This is definitely one of the very best cities for shopping.
The night life of this exciting city too provides many an opportunity to the tourist to hang out and put all their worries and difficulties off for some time at least. The nocturnal pleasure of Amsterdam is too irresistible to deny. The beautiful bars with colorful personalities make the Dutch nights even more intoxicated. The chic bars are often frequented by the tourists. These bars are often the best hang-outs of the gay fraternity. One must feel pretty much at home over a beer.
Warmoesstraat, a huge hit among the tourists, is situated in the heart of the red light district of Amsterdam. The most recent hot spot of the city is Jimmy Woo where one may even spot a celebrity or two.Mail this post Uncategorized | 61 Comments »
It may be awkward to face enquiries at the reception on whether you two need one bed so it is better to get in to the hotels that provide a gay-friendly atmosphere all around. Here are some of them.
Kimpton Hotels: This is one of the very best in the lot. The hotel authorities have gay people working for them and they are treated with absolute equality scoring an awesome hundred percent in the Equality Index conducted by the Human Rights Campaign for four straight years now. This hotel donates for gay causes for charity and offer Pride discounts of 10%. You get this by filling rate code typing PRI. They also have packages to suit the best of interests.
W Hotels: W Hotels puts specific emphasis on gay service at their hotels in all their campaigns. The campaigns like “Wow Vows” put them ahead of their counterparts in same sex exclusiveness. They have one package called Pride 365. This package has cocktails and hot rooms, not to forget the extra facilities which include subscriptions travel packages.
Hyatt: HRC gives it a perfect recommendation for the equal treatment it provides to its gay customers. It has got the PlanetOut Travel Award in 2006 for being the best in serving LGBT travelers.
Red Carnation: This is a range of five and four star hotels that greets its guests equally beyond their sexual preferences. The London hotels frequently host ceremonies for civil partnerships. They have hotels in Palm Beach, Geneva and in Cape Town as well along with the London one.Mail this post Uncategorized | 37 Comments »
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If you still have not watched Lasse Hallström’s ‘Chocolat’ where the act of seduction is taught with the use of chocolate, you must be missing something. That is enough reason for me to go to France this vacation to try French chocolate for all the sensual reasons.
It is no dark secret that the French use dark chocolate along with liquor for seduction. Chocolates are meant to be the best aphrodisiacs among men. Let’s explore the best chocolate stores in Paris:
Patrick Roger in southern Paris is definitely among the very best. His seasonal store windows are alluring enough to get inside to give it a go. Lime and hot pepper complements the dark chocolates here.
If you are not quite in to bitter chocolates, La Maison du Chocolat must be the place you want to get in. Ganaches make these people famous while it specializes in mendicants and truffles also. Less than 65% of cocoa is used in every preparation so that the bitter favor is avoided.
Michel Chaudun is one of the greatest chocolate sculptors who make chocolates an art form whenever he touches it. So, you can always expect something extra-ordinary from this shop along with usual milk-bars or dark variations and sausage-like truffles.
Paris has always been a place for romance and sensualities. Chocolates simply add to the charm of the city where every day can be a honeymoon. Grab your partner and head to France next vacation to drink chocolate beside the Eiffel Tower.
You should be expecting different from your international travelling destinations when you reach out to far off destinations. But most of the destinations nowadays seem more alike and fail to give the kind of out of home experience that you are looking for. If this is also the case with you, then you really need to visit places other than on popular travel magazines and websites.
One such place is Namibia in the African continent. Namibia is the third least populated country in the world; this leaves it with little people to destroy the environment. I came here after my visit to Tel Aviv and this place blew the Avivian experience just out of me with its simple but awesome deserts and its more than beautiful sunsets. Namibia imparts in you a sense of African fascination that will leave you with more need to discover the Cradle of Civilization even deeper. For staying here the best option would be to go for the luxurious camping resorts. The camps have a 1000 sq ft floor area and are furnished like a king’s camp who is on his way to war. The national parks here are filled with Zebras, Oryx, elephants, lions and many other wild animals.Mail this post Uncategorized | 53 Comments »
The land of the kangaroos and the country with the distinction of having the Great Barrier Reef is attracting gays from around the world by promoting the destination as a perfect spot for lesbians and gay guys. This international call to all homosexuals is being made by the Rainbow tourism international which is the leading gay tourism company along with Gold coast tourism, Queensland. Rainbow Tourism is based in Sydney, Australia. Australia has long been welcoming to gay and it is one of the few countries where you can become a homosexual couples legally in the eyes of the government and gain all the rights associated with a normal couple.
They are marketing world over the friendliness of the hotels and clubs here to the gay holiday makers. This is done in an attempt to attract more homosexuals to this land of a numerous adventures and show them the right Australia. It is using the various attractions and the gay friendly-businesses to pull the gay and lesbian community towards Australia. Gold coast tourism has become a part of the Int Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. It is rapidly training its hotel staff to provide top notch service to its Homosexual customers.Mail this post Uncategorized | 74 Comments »
Orlando, Florida hosts a spectacular and grand gay pride festival every year in the month of may. I happen to have visited the same this year and I did come out with pride, pride about being gay. This year theme was Heroes in the gay community. It was headed by the nephew of the great Harvey Milk who fought for gay rights and equality. This Pride is to honor the gay community for the unrelenting spirit that they have shown in getting equality among the others.
The event which began in the year 2005 has been getting larger and larger every year and sees the participation of gays, lesbians from all over America and a few from around the world. This year the event was held at Lake Enola. The event was filled with music, entertainment and nonstop parties with no sign of the recession’s effect on anyone’s mind.
California also organizes national Coming out day in the month of October which again is a huge event with participation from all over America. This will feature a month long history exhibition that will display gay and lesbian milestones in Central Florida.Mail this post Uncategorized | 50 Comments »
There are many shopping hot spots where you can find discount year round and not wait for special occasions of store cleaning to get a discount. There are 5 states in America which do not charge sales tax; Alaska, Montana, Delaware, Oregon and New Hampshire are some of the few destinations which will save you the sales tax money. There are other destinations such as Portland, Anchorage, St. Thomas, Los Angeles and New York which are nothing but locations of Retail Therapy.
Oregon makes s whole new meaning to the word shopping spree. It entices one to become a shopaholic with constant promotions, chic hotels and shops that have unlimited variety to choose from.
New York is a complete shoppers heaven. And it is very attractive to gay travelers with variety of colors and fashions available. You can either go all out on spending or just stay low and spend less.
In Los Angeles you can find shopping at its finest. This town has loads of amenities to offer shoppers like splendid shopping districts, huge parking, many sales and stores of every kind. Alaska the winter state of America without its sales tax has a completely different and one of a kind shopping.Mail this post Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
If one makes a list of the top 5 gayest cities in America, he or she would be surprised to find Atlanta in the top 5 hottest gay destinations. This is a modestly populated town with a highly forward politics. This makes this town a hot spot for gay people.
This is a blossoming gay travel destination that the night life is sprung to life from the resonating midtown in the day time. This town has a very vibrant gay culture and many gay families and couples reside in this city. Areas such as Virginia Highland, Little-Five Points, Ansley and Grant Park, Edge Wood, Cabbagetown and Midtown west are some of the more populated gay localities here in Atlanta.
Besides being a popular gay hot spot, this city is also a popular tourist destination with strikingly beautiful 20th century architecture and late Victorian architecture are found throughout this friendly town. There are unlimited choices for food and cuisines from all over the world can be found here. Then there are some of Americas best gay and lesbian bars in this city which feature on popular gay lists. Many travelers visit this city for the purpose of Business and do not see the real beauty of this place.Mail this post Uncategorized | 9 Comments »
The largest city of Canada is filled with a large population of gays and has many gay hot spots. The most popular gay place in the whole of Toronto would be the Wellesley, Church street. This place is the main artery of the gay population in Toronto.
There are a large number of restaurants, bars, clubs and saunas. If you are here just to get in the vibe of the night life than there is a lot of foot traffic with sweet eye candy. This city boats of legal same sex marriage status and hence is more popular in the gay community. This place organizes an annual Gay Pride held in the Church Street. IT is the most happening place on the LGBT scene with gays from all over America heading out to this place. There are many hotels which offer discount packages for this event. It is the gay epicenter and a very popular gay destination for lesbians and homosexuals alike. Toronto also is a destination for the annual Toronto film festival which sees Hollywood celebrities’ flocking to this place. This makes Toronto for a happening place throughout the year.Mail this post Uncategorized | 76 Comments »
Costa Rica is the only place in the continent of Southern and Central America that is most welcoming to Gay and lesbian travelers. It is also only one of the few places in the world where gay and lesbians are protected under the constitution.
Costa Rica has many resorts and inns that are gay friendly and are mostly owned by gay people. The night life is vibrant with good restaurants and trendy bras where lots of gay people visit in San Jose. Some of the beaches that are highly poplar by gays and lesbians is the Manuel Antonio. This beach also has many resorts lined along the beach that offer splendid residence and hospitality combined with the turquoise ocean and tranquility. There are many gay only bars here that set the trend for other bars like the Tutu’s. The things to do here are unlimited with visits to national parks, beaches, islands, volcanoes and activities like bird watching, scuba diving, horseback riding, Fishing, ETV driving, trekking and many other very adventurous activities. You can also find resorts at the foot of the volcanoes where hot spring bath are available along with thermal bars, spas, swim up bars and pool dining restaurants.Mail this post Uncategorized | 1 Comment »