Belgium | Euro Central

Belgium is a bilingual country with divisions between Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia in the south. Belgium’s capital and the de facto capital of the European Union is Brussels. In Brussels, all road signs and most advertisements are shown in both languages. With the recent surge of immigrants into Europe, many have settled in Brussels, turning the city into a multilingual city, with many Arabic speakers. As Brussels transforms into a bigger melting pot, many new residents may find new freedoms in their new progressive country and city if they fled areas (which they probably did) that […]

Stunning | Santorini Ode to a Grecian isle

Santorini, Greece, is one of the most magnificent places on earth. A billion pictures of the crescent-shaped island would not cover all of its beauty. It is in the southern Aegean Sea, a little more than 120 miles from Greece’s mainland. At one time, it was a single oval-shaped island until an enormous volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC created a caldera. Santorini’s pre-eruption shape and location is what some people believe Plato references when he describes Atlantis. Today, Santorini is a collective of pieces of land separated by the ocean. Santorini includes the populated main island of Santorini […]

Fun on FIRE ISLAND Storied gay summertime resort on coastal Long Island

Famous Fire Island is a place to visit in the summer for a mini “gaycation.” It’s located off the southern shore of Long Island. The island is 31 miles long and varies between 520 and 1,300 feet wide. The drive from Baltimore to the Sayville Ferry Service is about four-and-a-half hours and the ferry ride is about 15 minutes. The two car-free communities that receive a lot of attention from the LGBT community are Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines. Transportation is only by foot on neatly constructed boardwalks. To haul things around, you either need luggage with wheels or […]

Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is a great place to visit. To get there from Baltimore, you can avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic by taking a train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station. A one-way ticket costs as little as $8. There is a subway under Union Station, and it takes you to several attractions. DC is very influential on both national and international stages. Famous protests are delivered in DC because many powerful policymakers and countries’ embassies are located there. DC also has a large LGBT community. Last year a Gallup poll found that DC has the highest self-identified LGBT population […]

Curacao | Cool Caribbean Island charm with a touch of Dutch

Curacao is a Dutch Caribbean island located in the southwest and is approximately 44 miles from the mainland of South America. It’s also part of the famous ABC islands – Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire – which are the three westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Its population is around 160,000 and is mixed with 40 to 50 different nationalities. The island is small: it only takes about an hour and a half to drive Curacao from one end to the other. Curacao is a hotspot tourist destination because it has much to enjoy. Its rich history […]