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 […]

Austria | Waltz On By

Austria is a beautiful country that has a magnificent Alpine scenery, clear lakes, and breathtaking palaces. Its landscape is filled with luscious green trees, gorgeous small towns, and magnificent people. It is known for its special cuisine, mixing Italian, Hungarian, Bohemian, German, and Balkans flavors and cooking styles. Some of its famous dishes include Rindsuppe (beef soup) and Tafelspitz (beef boiled in broth served with apple, horseradish, and chives sauce). Vienna – Austria’s capital – is a musical and cultural melting pot that produced great intellectuals and artists, including Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. Austria offers a strong LGBT scene […]

Cuckoo for Switzerland

Switzerland is home to numerous lakes and the high peaks of the snow-covered Alps. It is known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. It is famous for its secretive banking laws, Swiss watches, and chocolates. It borders Italy to its south, France to its west, Germany to its north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to its east. While the Alps cover most of Switzerland’s territory, its population of around eight million is concentrated in its two major cities: Zurich and Geneva. Although Switzerland offers sightseers picturesque landscapes, its lack of progress on LGBT issues cannot be overlooked, but with the […]

Fun in Philly

With the rich history and charm of Philadelphia, a weekend trip to Pennsylvania’s largest city offers a great getaway for the weekend traveler. Getting there is easy: by car (as you are peppered with annoying tolls), by bus (tickets starting at $15), or by train (Amtrak starting at $40). Philadelphia has an estimated population of 1.5 million and more than six million in its metropolitan area. During the past century, its population identity has slightly shifted. In the 19th and 20th centuries, immigration and migration to the city resulted in large concentrations of African-Americans, Asians, Germans, Italians, and Puerto Ricans. […]

Frankfurt Nicht nur Geschäftlich! (Not just business!)

Although Frankfurt is a major business hub with towering buildings and offices of over 300 major banks and the Frankfurt stock exchange, it’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. There are beer gardens, street markets, bistros, fashion boutiques, and candy stores. It’s the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany’s Shakespeare, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum, a popular tourist destination. With Frankfurt’s strategic location, getting around to other parts of Germany or going to other major European cities is easy. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world’s busiest international airports and Frankfurt […]