Soon after the party boys drift home from Provincetown’s July 4th celebrations, the town will become host to a delightful group of like-minded men from around the world, when the 10th Bear Week kicks off on July 10, with events to suit all ‘fuzzy’ tastes. Since its inception 10 years ago,. Provincetown’s Bear Week has grown in popularity. This year’s schedule of events should keep everyone busy and entertained.
Archive for June, 2010
1. Leave valuable or expensive-looking jewelry at home.
2. Leave irreplaceable family objects at home.
3. Leave all unnecessary credit cards at home.
4. Leave your Social Security card, library card and similar items you may routinely carry in your wallet at home in a safe, secure place.
5. Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or a trusted friend in case they need to contact you in an emergency.
6. Make two photocopies of your passport identification page, airline tickets, driver’s license and the credit cards that you plan to bring with you. Leave one photocopy of this data with family or friend; pack the other in a place separate from where you carry the originals.
7. Leave a copy of the serial numbers of your travelers’ checks with a friend or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.
When staying in an hotel, inn or guesthouse, don’t leave valuables, cash or important documents lying around on a bed side table. Use the room safe if there is one, or leave them with the front desk, or make sure they are well hidden.
Whenever you travel, always remember to post a review of your accommodation experiences on Pink Choice.
With the US dollar currently at around $1.47 to the UK pound (it was 2:1 a couple of years ago) London UK is once again an affordable destination for gay and lesbian travelers. A city that is multi-cultural, vibrant, colorful, exciting and gay friendly, London is one of most exciting world capitals today.
Having lived there for many years and returning on a regular basis over the past 15 years as a visitor, London never ceases to amaze, amuse and entertain. It is a city of lush green parklands, higgledy piggledy streets, history, culture, music, theater, opera, ballet, shows, great shopping and home to some of the world’s finest restaurants, bars and clubs.
Ed Salvato has written a great guide to London for San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, that provides great insight to the city and all that it has to offer. His up to date guide covers transportation, where to stay, pubs, clubs, sights to see, museums, galleries and a whole lot more.
Pink Choice has a number of accommodation recommendations in London, but we are always looking to add more, so don’t keep a secret. Please tell us about your own experiences for the benefit of other Pink Choice users.
Amsterdam is a must for gay and lesbian travelers to visit at least once. But be warned, once visited, you’ll want to return again and again. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s smallest cities and is built around concentric rings of canals. The architecture is truly distinctive and dates back many centuries. Life revolves around the canals. Canal side fruit and flower markets, open air cafés and street performers create a unique atmosphere. Everyone seems to cycle so you need your wits about you when crossing the narrow streets. And everyone seems to own a dog so watch where you step!
Amsterdam offers plenty of accommodation options for the gay and lesbian traveler. Bed and brunch has become a trendy way to stay, similar to traditional bed and breakfast accommodation in the UK and USA. Gay travelers stay in canal side homes of local people so it’s an easy way to settle into the Dutch way of living. Alternatively, there are any number of hotels to meet all budgets and tastes. They range from the very one of a kind Black Tulip to The Golden Bear Hotel, the first gay hotel in Amsterdam to the B&B Barangay. And that’s not counting the variety of international hotels and hostels the dot the city.
Gay and lesbian travelers will find plenty to do, day and night. Museums, galleries, gardens, concert halls and boutique stores are world class. The same goes for the wide range of restaurant and café’s. The night life is equally vibrant with choices to satisfy the most eclectic tastes. Reguiliersdwarsstraat and Kerkstraat is the popular gay center of town as is Rembrandtplein Square, both great places to check out the local scene. Many travelers seek out the Gay Memorial near Westerkerk, where the Anne Frank House is also located.
Amsterdam is a gay and lesbian destination like no other. If you are planning a visit, check out our recommendations, and once you’ve visited be sure to update us with your accommodation review, or general travel stories on the Pink Choice Gay Travel Forum.
On July 4, 2010 Toronto’s annual Pride Parade celebrates 30 years. It is one of the longest running Pride celebrations, and North America’s largest. For the first time ever, ManCrunch.com has sponsored a ceremonial float, featuring 10 couples who will be married by an officient as the float progresses through the parade, witnessed by 1.3 million spectators.
If you and your partner would like to be considered as one of the 10 couples who will marry during the parade, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide the following information:
- A photo of you and your partner, or a link to a video including all the information below
- Your contact information, including your telephone number
- A summary of your relationship, including how, when and where you met
- Why you think you should be one of the couples getting married at this great event
Submissions are welcomed from couples from around the world. Transportation and hotel accommodations will be provided.
If you are one of the lucky couples, or just happen to be at Toronto Pride, please tell us about your experience on the Pink Choice Gay Travel Forum.