Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 11 2016-09-26

Ghost Bar Las Vegas - Ghost Bar Palms Casino - Las Vegas Best Views - Ghost Bar Photos - Ghost Bar Nightclub - Gay-Friendly Vegas Lounges - Ghost Bar
The clientele at the Palms Casino resort is a bit hipper, youthful, and more stylish than at many properties on the Strip, and that holds true at the property's swanky Ghost Bar, which is perched high on the 55th floor and comprises a slick indoor lounge and a dramatic open-air balcony bar. It's not a gay hangout by any stretch, but among mainstream, see-and-be-see nightclubs in Vegas, it's at least something of a metrosexual, sophisticated spot - depending on the night, anyway. Page 8.

Gipsy Nightclub Las Vegas - Gispy Gay Disco Las Vegas - closed
Gipsy Nightclub in Las Vegas has closed. Page 5.

Hawk's Gym Las Vegas - Hawk's Gym Sex Club - Las Vegas Gay Bathhouses - Entourage Las Vegas - Apollo Spa - Las Vegas gay gyms - Entourage Bathhouse
Las Vegas has both a gay gym-sex club, Hawk's Gym, and - in the same rather bizarre and shopping center - a slightly more lavish bathhouse called Entourage. Hawk's, pictured here, is beside the Vegas LGBT Center along the same strip of buildings that includes the Badlands Saloon gay bar. It's all part of the Commercial Center, a seedy and rather downcast shopping center a couple of miles east of where the Strip bumps into downtown. Page 11.

Krave Downtown Las Vegas - closed
Krave Massive gay nightclub, a huge gay nightclub - closed. Page 13.

Lotus of Siam Las Vegas - Las Vegas Best Thai Restaurants - Gay-Friendly Thai Food - Siam Lotus Las Vegas - Authentic Thai Restaurants Las Vegas
Among the many superb Asian restaurants located in generally unassuming shopping centers in off-Strip locations, Lotus Thai has long garnered some of the most devout praise from foodies and dining magazines. This simply decorated, reasonably priced spot has a wonderfully long and varied menu and serves the kinds of regional, truly authentic dishes that you'll seldom see at typical U.S. Thai restaurants. It's also in shopping center that's home as well to several gay bars and clubs. Page 3.

Luv-It Frozen Custard - Luv-It Las Vegas - Luv-It Ice Cream Stand
Luv-It Frozen Custard, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 10.

Las Vegas Strip Photos - Las Vegas Boulevard at Tropicana Avenue - Photos of Las Vegas Boulevard - Tropicana Casino - Excalibur Casino Pictures
As Las Vegas has grown rapidly over the years, and mega-resorts have popped up all along the Las Vegas Strip, road traffic has become more and more congested in the area. Fortunately, at many busy intersections, sky bridges connect casinos and carry pedestrians over the traffic. It's generally wise to avoid driving on the Strip on weekend evenings and during rush hour, and better yet avoid it all together by using back entrances to casinos, cabs, and your legs - a little exercise never hurt. Page 2.

Rehoboth Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Rehoboth
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Rehoboth Beach and the Delaware Shore.

Detroit Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Detroit, including Ferndale, Royal Oak, Dearborn, Hamtramck, Southfield, Grosse Pointe, Troy, and Bloomfield, as well as Windsor, Ontario

New Orleans Gay Travel - Gay Travel in New Orleans
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New Orleans and the vicinity.

Iowa City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Iowa City and Coralville

Martha's Vineyard Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Martha's Vineyard

Memphis Gay Travel - Gay Memphis Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Memphis

Nashville Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Nashville

Provincetown Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Provincetown and Outer Cape Cod.

Baton Rouge Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Baton Rouge
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Baton Rouge and the vicinity.

Anchorage Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Anchorage - Girdwood Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as in other nearby communities, such as Girdwood.

Rochester Gay Travel - Finger Lakes Gay Travel - Syracuse Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country, including the nearby cities of Syracuse and Rochester, and the college town of Ithaca.

Grand Rapids Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Grand Rapids

Park City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Park City and the Wasatch Mountains, including the Heber Valley, Sundance, and Deer Valley.

Albuquerque Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Albuquerque and North-Central New Mexico.

Charlotte Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Charlotte

Colorado Rockies Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Colorado Rockies, including Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Durango, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, and Winter Park

Columbia Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Columbia and the surrounding area.

Denver Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Denver and the surrounding region.

Durham Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Durham.

Kansas City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Kansas City

Las Vegas Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Henderson, and environs.

Phoenix Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in metro Phoenix, including Scottsdale and Tempe.

Raleigh Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Raleigh

Reno Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Salt Lake Gay Travel
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Santa Fe Gay Travel
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Sedona Gay Travel
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St. Louis Gay Travel
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Tucson Gay Travel
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Atlanta Gay Travel
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East Bay Gay Travel - Berkeley Gay Travel - Oakland GayTravel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Berkeley, Oakland, and the East Bay

Eureka Springs Gay Travel
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Charleston Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Charleston and the surrounding area.

Savannah Gay Travel
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Indianapolis Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Indianapolis and the surrounding metro area

Oklahoma City Gay Travel
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Omaha Gay Travel
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Seattle Gay Travel
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Tulsa Gay Travel
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Buffalo Gay Travel - Niagara Falls Gay Travel - Western New York Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

Stories about gay travel in Burlington
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New Haven Gay Travel
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Portland Maine Gay Travel - Portland Maine Gay Vacations - Portland Maine Gay Scene
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Portland, Maine

Annapolis Gay Travel
Stories to help you plan a gay vacation in Annapolis

Baltimore Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Baltimore and the surrounding region.

Boston Gay Travel
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Cape Cod Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Cape Cod and the islands, including the Outer Cape and Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Falmouth, Sandwich, Orleans, Chatham, Hyannis, and elsewhere on the Cape.

Cincinnati Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Cincinnati and the surrounding region.

Long Island Gay Travel - Fire Island Gay Travel - Hamptons Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Long Island, including Fire Island, the Hamptons, and the North Shore Wine Country.

Madison Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Madison and the surrounding region.

Northampton Gay Travel - Pioneer Valley Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley.

Ogunquit Gay Travel - Gay Kennebunkport - Gay Portsmouth - Gay York Beach
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Ogunquit, including York and the southern Maine coast.

Pittsburgh Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Pittsburgh

Saugatuck Gay Travel - Douglas Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Saugatuck and Douglas

Adirondacks Gay Travel - Lake George Gay Travel - Lake Placid Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New York's Adirondacks Mountains, including Lake Placid, Lake George, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and elsewhere throughout the region.

Mobile Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Mobile Alabama
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Mobile, Alabama

Gay Argentina Travel - Gay Travel in Argentina
Stories about gay travel in Argentina, including Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba, Mar del Plata, and elsewhere.

Birmingham Gay Travel - Gay Birmingham Travel - Gay Travel in Birmingham
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Birmingham, Alabama

Gay Brazil Travel - Gay Travel in Brazil
Stories about gay travel in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and elsewhere.

Cleveland Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Cleveland and the surrounding region.

Columbus Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Columbus and the surrounding region.

New York City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Puerto Vallarta
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

Rhode Island Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Rhode Island

Russian River Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Russian River and western Sonoma County

Lafayette Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Lafayette - Cajun Country Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Lafayette and Cajun Country

Worcester Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Worcester, Massachusetts

Big Island Hawaii Gay Travel - Hilo Gay Travel - Kona Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation on the Big Island, aka Hawaii Island, including information on the Kona Coast, the Kohala Coast, North Kohala and Waimea, Hilo, the Puna District, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Arkansas Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Arkansas

Connecticut Gay Travel
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New Hope Gay Travel - Bucks County Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New Hope and Bucks County.

Pennsylvania Gay Travel
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Indiana Gay Travel
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Iowa Gay Travel
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Kentucky Gay Travel
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Long Beach Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Long Beach and southern Los Angeles County

Maui Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Maui, including the nearby islands of Lanai and Molokai

Michigan Gay Travel
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Minnesota Gay Travel
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Missouri Gay Travel
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Oahu Gay Travel - Honolulu Gay Travel - Waikiki Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation on Oahu, including the city of Honolulu and the Waikiki resort area, and the island's North Shore.

Washington DC Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Washington DC
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Washington, DC

West Virginia Gay Travel
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Wisconsin Gay Travel
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Orlando Gay Travel - Disneyworld Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Orlando.

New York Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in New York State.

Key West Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Key West and the Florida Keys.

Lake Tahoe Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Lake Tahoe and Reno.

Louisiana Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Louisiana
Stories about gay travel in Louisiana

Maryland Gay Travel - Gay Baltimore - Gay Annapolis
Stories about gay travel in Maryland

New Jersey Gay Travel
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Sacramento Gay Travel - Gay Sacramento Travel - Travel in Gay Sacramento
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Sacramento

Tennessee Gay Travel
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Vancouver Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Vancouver and the surrounding area

Calgary Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Calgary
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Calgary and the surrounding area

London Gay Travel - Gay Travel in London
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in London

Los Angeles Gay Travel - West Hollywood Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Los Angeles and West Hollywood

Northern England Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Northern England
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Northern England, including Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and Lancashire

Orange County Gay Travel - Gay Orange County Travel - Travel in Gay Orange County - Gay Anaheim - Gay Disneyland - Gay Costa Mesa - Gay Laguna Beach - Gay Newport Beach - Gay Huntington Beach
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Orange County, including Anaheim, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Laguna Beach.

Ottawa Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Ottawa
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Ottawa and the surrounding area

Palm Springs Gay Travel - Gay Palm SpringsTravel - Travel in Gay Palm Springs
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Quebec City Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Quebec City
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Quebec City.

Whistler Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the popular ski town of Whistler

Winnipeg Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Winnipeg
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Winnipeg and the metro area.

St. Petersburg Gay Travel -Tampa Gay Travel - Clearwater Gay Travel - Dunedin Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, including Gulfport, Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Clearwater, Dunedin, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

Amsterdam Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Amsterdam
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Amsterdam.

French Riviera Gay Travel - Gay Travel in the French Riviera
Stories about gay travel in on the French Riviera, including Nice, Cannes, St-Tropez, Monaco, Marseilles, and other cities and towns in the region.

Maine Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Maine

Paris Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Paris
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Paris.

Prague Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Prague
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Prague.

San Antonio Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in San Antonio

Scotland Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Scotland
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, and St. Andrew's

Arizona Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Arizona

Colorado Gay Travel
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Georgia Gay Travel
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South Carolina Gay Travel
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Kansas Gay Travel
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Montana Gay Travel
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North Carolina Gay Travel
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North Dakota Gay Travel
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South Dakota Gay Travel
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Utah Gay Travel
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Washington Gay Travel
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Wyoming Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Wyoming

Southeast Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Southeastern United States, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Alaska Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Alaska

China Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Gay Central America Travel - Gay Travel in Central America
Stories about gay travel in Central America, including Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and elsewhere.

Massachusetts Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Massachusetts

Midwest Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Midwestern United States, including Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

New England Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Southwest Gay Travel
Stories about travel in Gay Southwestern Destinations

Japan Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Japan and Tokyo

New Hampshire Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in New Hampshire

Northwest Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Northwestern United States, including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Plains Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Plains States, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Rockies Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Rockies, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.

Thailand Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Thailand, including Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, and Patong

Vermont Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Vermont

Alberta Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Alberta

Caribbean Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Caribbean
Stories about gay travel in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Curacao, St. Barts, St. Maarten/St. Martin, and elsewhere.

Gay-Friendly Hotel Chains - Gay-Friendly Hotel Brands
Profiles that discuss how gay-friendly and gay-popular various hotel brands and chains are.

Gay Nightlife Photos - Gay Bar Photos
Photo galleries of gay bars around the world.

Texas Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Texas

South America Gay Travel - Gay Travel in South America
Stories about gay travel in South America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Belgium Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Belgium
Stories about travel in Gay Belgium, including Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Lieges, Waterloo, and Antwerp

Nova Scotia Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Nova Scotia
Stories about gay travel in Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island Gay Travel - Gay Travel in PEI
Stories about gay travel on Prince Edward Island

Quebec Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Quebec
Stories about gay travel in Quebec

Saskatchewan Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Saskatchewan Travel
Stories about gay travel in Saskatchewan

U.S. Gay Travel
Gay travel articles that focus on multiple cities in the United States, such as best budget destinations, most underrated gay cities, cool college towns, and so on.

Gulf South Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Gulf South, including Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Gay Circuit Parties
Gay circuit parties held worldwide in 2016 and 2017

Mid-Atlantic Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Mid-Atlantic United States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, and West Virginia.

Gay Travel Organizations - Gay Travel Resources
Links to and article about different organizations, companies, and other resources that can provide information and advice on gay travel.

Hawaii Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Hawaii

Gay Travel FAQs - Gay Travel Reader Mail
My guide responses to readers who have written in to ask me questions about gay travel.

Gay-Friendly Airlines and Travel Companies
Articles, advice, and resources on gay and gay-friendly travel companies, such as airlines, hotels, car-rental companies, travel agents, restaurant chains, and more.

Africa Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel throughout Africa.

Asia Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel throughout Asia.

Gay Travel Photos - Gay Vacation Photos
Photo galleries of great gay cities and resorts.

Four Seasons Big Island Guest Rooms - Suites at Four Seasons Hualalai - Room Amenities Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - New Deluxe Suites Four Seasons
Among the nearly 250 units at the swank Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, you'll find an impressive variety of configurations and views - from traditional oceanfront and garden-view rooms to expansive Deluxe and Superior suites overlooking the ocean, landscaped grounds, or golf course. About 20% of the rooms are full suites, and even standard rooms are capacious, at 635 square feet with private balconies or lanai terraces. Page 8.

Four Seasons Big Island - Hawaii Four Seasons Hualalai - Four Seasons Hawaii Photo - Gay-Friendly Luxury Resorts - Four Seasons Resort Hawaii Hualalai
Even by luxury Hawaii standards, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - which lies just a bit north of Kona International Airport along the starkly mesmerizing black-lava fields of the Kohala Coast - is both astoundingly beautiful and considerably expensive. But if I could spend a week at any hotel in Hawaii, this would be my first choice, and I'm not along in this view. The Big Island Four Seasons was one of the pioneers in site-sensitive design, eschewing the usual model of mammoth buildings. Page 5.

Four Seasons Hualalai Room View - Photos Four Seasons Hualalai
Rooms at the exclusive Four Seasons Hualalai are set in two-story bungalows arranged in crescents throughout the property. Some, such as this one, face tropically landscaped grounds and beyond that, the ocean. Others look over pools or directly at the beach, and still others face the resort's acclaimed golf course. Every room has either a balcony or ground-level terrace with attractive furniture. Page 6.

Hualalai Golf Course - Four Seasons Big Island Golf Course - Jack Nicklaus Hualalai Golf Course
One highly popular feature of the Four Seasons Big Island is the renowned Jack Nicklaus signature Hualalai Golf Course, which is open only to overnight guests of the resort. The 7,100-yard 18-hole layout meanders alongside the ocean, cutting through swaths of striking black-lava and curving beside the sea. Rates are $250, although you can play a second round the same day for free, and rentals cost $75 but are complimentary throughout the remainder of your stay. Page 7.

Hualalai Spa Four Seasons Big Island - Hualalai Spa Apothecary - Four Seasons Big Island Spa Photos - Signature Treatments Four Seasons Hawaii Spa
Open only to guests of the resort, the Hualalai Spa at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island is one of the property's best features. Before commencing with any services, clients first work with a spa therapist to develop a custom-blended treatment incorporating more than 20 natural ingredients from the spa's apothecary. It's a fun process, in which you might choose anything from crushed local sea salt to a variety of essential oils, but beyond this novelty, the treatments are superb. Page 9.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Big Island Helicopter Tours - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tours - Waipio Valley Helicopter Flights -
One of the most reputable helicopter tour companies in the state, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has a launch pad right in the heart of the resort area along the sunny Kohala Coast. The company offers several different trips from the Big Island - a 50-minute

Merriman's Waimea - Merriman's Big Island Photos - Waimea Hawaii Best Restaurants - Hawaii Regional Cuisine - Farm to Table Hawaii Cuisine - Merrimans
Arguably the most atmospheric and least fussy of the restaurants that make up Hawaii's vaunted Merriman's culinary empire, Merriman's Waimea occupies a vintage mustard-colored building with a red roof in the center of Waimea, that largest town in the Big Island interior, and a no-nonsense hub of paniolo ranching. An excellent spot for lunch or dinner before or after driving the island's famed Saddle Road, Merriman's serves fiercely fresh and local cuisine, his kitchen buying regularly from. Page 10.

Cafe Pesto Hilo - Cafe Pesto Kawaihae Harbor - Cafe Pesto Kohala Coast - Best Restaurants Big Island - Big Island Italian Dining - Gay-Friendly Hilo
One of the best restaurants in Hilo's historic downtown for anything from a casual lunch to a romantic dinner, Cafe Pesto has two locales on the Big Island. The other is in Kawaihae Harbor, which is just up the Kohala Coast from the resorts and just down the hill from the paniolo and ranching center of Waimea. In the dapper 1912 Hilo storefront, Cafe Pesto serves terrific, creatively prepared modern fare and wood-fired pizzas in a room with soaring ceilings and tall windows looking. Page 12.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Viewing Big Island Volcanoes - Planning Your Time at Hawaii Volcanoes Park - Volcano Activity Alerts Big Island
Probably no activity more excites and delights visitors to the Big Island than viewing the graphic results of the some 70 million years of volcanism that have shaped the landscape. Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the perfect way to learn about this geological history and also view a pair of the most active volcanoes in the world. And if you have time, it's also worth planning down Hwy. 130 (Kaimu-Chain of Craters Rd.) to get relatively close to where hot flowing lava enters the sea. Page 13.

Kilauea Volcano Photos - Kilauea Volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - East Rift Zone Kilauea - Kilauea Crater Pictures - Kilauea Summit Views
If you're hoping to view actual live volcanic activity, it's a good idea to consult the Volcano Eruption Information page at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park website - here you'll find the latest on volcanic eruptions and other happenings at the Big Island's extremely active Kilauea Volcano. There are two areas ideal for viewing: up at the summit, where plumes of ash regularly spew from Halema'uma'u Crater, and the more difficult-to-reach East Rift Zone, where lava flows into the ocean. Page 14.

Aloha Theatre Big Island - Aloha Theatre Kainaliu - Aloha Theatre Cafe - Gay Restaurants Big Island - Gay-Friendly Theaters Hawaii - Aloha Theater
The longest-running cinema in the Kona area, the grand, wood-frame Aloha Theatre is set along a strip of diverting shops and galleries in the upcountry village of Kainaliu. With a popular cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Aloha also movies and film festivals, concerts, and theater performances, and it's also very popular with the area's gay and lesbian community. The Aloha Performing Arts Company dramas, musicals, and other live arts events. Page 2.

Mask Gay Club Kona - Hawaii Big Island Gay Bars - Mask Gay Nightclub - Mask-Querade Kailua-Kona - Hawaii Drag Bars - Big Island Gay Scene - Mask Bar
Gay nightlife in Hawaii tends to center on Honolulu, but there is one other full-time gay bar beyond Oahu, and that's the friendly and low-keyed Mask (as in Mask-querade) in the small but bustling city of Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island. Set toward the back of a fairly ordinary-looking shopping center in the middle of town, Mask is a welcoming spot that draws a mix of locals and tourists, gay men and lesbians. Don't come expecting the cruise-y scene of your life - it's decidedly mellow here.

Surfing Kohala Coast - Surfing Big Island Hawaii Photos - Hawaiian Surfers Pictures - Surfing Near Four Seasons Hualalai - Kohala Coast Beach Pictures
Surfers taking to the lava-rock-fringed Kohala Coast, near the ultra-posh Four Seasons Hualalai Resort - this dry, sunny side of the Big Island enjoys consistently fine weather and vigorous surf. Page 3.

Saddle Road Big Island Hawaii - Saddle Road Pictures - Saddle Road Photo Gallery - Saddle Road Improvement - Driving to Hilo on Saddle Road
Once infamously pocked with potholes, dangerously narrow, and time-consuming to navigate, Saddle Road (aka Ala Mauna Saddle Road) has undergone major realignment and safety improvements begun in 2007 (and expected to be fully completed around 2013). Most rental-car companies still generally forbid driving on this roughly 50-mile road known as Highway 200 that crosses over the

Casey's Gay Bar - Casey's Portland - Casey's PDX Old Town - Casey's Nightclub Chinatown
The friendly and popular gay bar Casey's is in the heart of downtown Portland. Page 33.

Crush Bar Portland - Crush Gay Bar - Crush Wine Bar - Portland Gay Happy Hour - Southeast Portland Gay Bars - Belmont Gay Nightlife
The attractive wine bar and lounge Crush is one of the best gay hangouts on Portland's East Side - it's close to the hipster-favored Belmont and Hawthorne neighborhoods, not far from East Burnside and the Lloyd Center, too. Here's a review of this notable happy hour spot. Page 9.

Rainbow Room Portland - Rainbow Room CC Slaughters - Rainbow Room Gay Bar - CC's Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room Lounge is the quieter and swankier side bar attached to Portland's popular gay club, CC Slaughters. Here's a review. Page 6.

Steam Portland gay bathhouse
Steam, Portland's gay bathhouse. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 44.

Aalto Lounge - Aalto Bar PDX - Hip Portland Bars - East Side Portland Nightlife - Gay-Friendly Portland Hangouts - Portland Belmont Neighborhood Bars
In the vibrant Belmont Street area of eastern Portland, the Aalto Lounge is one of several gay-friendly but mixed hangouts in this part of town catering to a decidedly artsy, singularly unconventional crowd. The bar takes its name and aesthetica inspiration from Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, its interior feeling very minimalist chic. An excellent spot to meet a friend for a glass of wine before dinner along nearby Hawthorne Boulevard, or perhaps pre-clubbing downtown. Page 41.

Belmont District Portland - Gay-Friendly Portland Neighborhoods - Cool Portland Neighborhoods - Belmont Neighborhood - Belmont and Hawthorne Areas
The intersection of S.E. Belmont Street and S.E. 34rd Avenue marks the center of the Belmont District, one of East Portland's hippest and most gay-friendly neighborhoods, just a few blocks south of East Burnside and Laurelhurst, and a few blocks north of funky Hawthorne. Here along this strip you'll find Stumptown Coffee, the Belmont Inn bar and tavern, the gay-popular Aalto Lounge, and plenty of other fun restaurants and shops. Page 42.

McMenamins Bagdad Theater - Bagdad Cinema Hawthorne - Portland Indie Cinemas - Gay-Friendly McMenamins Theaters - Hawthorne District Movie Theaters
Part of the offbeat pub that's also run by the cool McMenamins group, the Bagdad Theater arty, sometimes gay-themed, films in its very old-school and fun cinema, and also hosts comedy stand-up, poetry slams, and concerts - it's a highly eclectic performance and arts space in an appropriately bohemian neighborhood, the Hawthorne District. Page 46.

McMenamins Bagdad Pub - Bagdad Pub Hawthorne District - McMenamins Historic Pubs - Portland Gay-Friendly Pubs - Gay-Friendly McMenamins - Bagdad Pub
Part of the groovy McMenamins group, which runs a number of fun, gay-friendly neighborhood pubs, restaurants, and hotels around Oregon and Washington, the Bagdad Pub and its adjacent movie theater is a mainstay in the progressive Hawthorne District. It's a great place to sip microbrewered beer, eat simple pastas and pizzas, and mingle with locals. Page 48.

Portland Center Stage PCS - Gerding Theater at the Armory - Armory Theater Pearl District - Portland Oregon Theaters - Gerding Theater Box Office
A cornerstone of the Brewery Blocks section of the trendy and beautifully revitalized Pearl District, the Gerding Theater at the Armory is the first performing arts center in the world to have obtained Platinum LEED Certification for its sustainable design. The innovatively rendered performance space, which does occupy an old armory building (it's right by Powell's Books) is now home to the prestigious Portland Center Stage as well as the Armory Cafe coffeehouse. Page 21.

Tao of Tea Portland - Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden Teahouse - Tao of Tea Portland Classical Chinese Garden - Portland Tea - Gay-Friendly Teahouses
The serene two-story teahouse, called the Tower of Cosmic Reflections, at the Lan Su Chinese Garden is operated by the city's famed Tao of Tea company. This is a lovely spot to sip tea while touring the spectacular garden, or even just for a break while strolling around Old Town (just keep in mind that you'll have to pay the garden's admission fee to gain entrance to the teahouse). You'll also find inviting branches of Tao of Tea in Southeast Portland's Belmont neighborhood. Page 47.

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Right in the heart of Portland's lovably raffish Stark Street gay entertainment strip, the uber-funky, marginally low-frillish Ace Hotel (1022 S.W. Stark St., 503-228-2277) has major queer-hipster cachet, partly because of where it's located, and partly because of its arty vibe. The on-site Clyde Commons restaurant, Stumptown coffeehouse, and Kenny & Zuke's Jewish Deli add to the appeal. Page 4.

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One of the rather spare yet arty rooms at Portland's funky and gay-popular Ace Hotel. Page 34.

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Boxxes has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 50.

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Outdoorsy Portland has its own gay kayaking club, Out Kayaking, which is run by avid outdoorsman Kyle Sheeley, pictured here paddling in Scappoose Bay, just 25 miles north of Portland near Sauvie Island and the Columbia River. Out Kayaking has about 200 members and plans one or two group paddles each month. A few kayaking outfitters in the area offer discounts in conjunction with these trips, including Scappoose Bay Kayaking, which helped with the trip pictured. Page 37.

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Occupying a square block (it used to be a parking lot) in the otherwise bustling Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, the Lan Su Chinese Garden (formerly known as the Portland Classical Chinese Garden) is one of those unlikely urban oases that keeps the city green. It's easy to accidentally miss this treasured attraction a block from several gay bars (Darcelle XV, CC Slaughter's, etc.), but the ornate walls and buildings call attention to charms within. Chinese workers built this entire garden. Page 5.

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The lovably racy and slightly scandalous Silverado has been a stalwart of Portland gay nightlife for many years, and it's become even more popular since it moved to a much larger and more impressive downtown space a 10-minute walk from its former Stark Street location. The bar has two sections: you enter into the main club, where a few hunky (and generally quite hung) strippers dance (they're permitted to strip down completely naked in Portland) on stage and in a small cage to one side. Page 38.

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It's surprising how many restaurants in this Pacific Northwest metropolis serve up credible Southern fare. The down-home, hipster-infested Screen Door is one of the best around, serving a mix of genuine Deep South standards (glorious fried chicken, hushpuppies with honey-Creole mustard, Lowcountry shrimp and grits, Carolina-style house-smoked pulled pork, and so on) and weekly rotating organic dishes produced with whatever's fresh and available from regional farms. There's also weekend brunch. Page 17.

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In the center of Portland's exceedingly charming and small-townish Ladd's Addition neighborhood, Palio Dessert & Espresso House is one of the most inviting cafes in the city. Despite its peaceful, tree-shaded location overlooking a traffic circle with beautiful gardens, this gay-friendly coffeehouse is within walking distance of the bustling Hawthorne, and just a short drive or bike ride from downtown. The two-room cafe with soaring glass windows and ample lounging space serves Stumptown coffee. Page 12.

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Attached to downtown's stylish Hotel Modera and close to the leafy campus of Portland State University (PSU) and the dapper

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The sleek, low-slung Hotel Modera - with its clean lines, bold colors, and striking contemporary artwork - has quickly become one of downtown Portland's most popular accommodations since it opened in 2008 inside what had long ago been a gloomy Days Inn (it's hard to believe the building's history, when you look at it now). Close to the cultural attractions and museums of the tree-shaded

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Among serious - and even not-so-serious - food aficionados, the weekly Portland Farmers Market held on Saturdays on the edge of the campus of Portland State University is considered one of the best in the country. The variety of local purveyors selling everything from fresh berries to artisan cheeses is impressive enough, but you'll also find several carts and booths hawking amazingly tasty prepared foods, from country biscuits and gravy to savory Italian sausages. Page 14.

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An upscale but competitively priced boutique hotel across the street from downtown Portland's scenic Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Hotel Rose is a sleek, contemporary property steps from the city's MAX Light Rail, and also the closest hotel to the city's Pride Northwest GLBT celebration held each June. Page 23.

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How many underwear shops do you know of that hold gay fashion parties with briefs-clad models? A festive and slightly cheeky shop in downtown Portland, a short walk from the Stark Street gay-bar strip, gay-owned UnderU4Men has become legendary for its Friday night fashion shows (at 7 pm), featuring hunky boys modeling nothing but Ginch Gonch and AussieBum delicates. The store carries more than 30 brands of underwear and is a must if you have a boxer-briefs or g-strings fetish. Page 18.

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Part of the reason downtown Portland's gay-owned underwear and swimwear shop UnderU4Men has developed such a loyal following is its lively and fun fashion-model shows. Look just over the Papi-clad half-mannequin in this photo and you'll see a couple of the store's hunky cat-walkers in the background, below the C-IN2 sign. UnderU4Men has other locations in the Portland suburbs, at Bridgeport Village, and on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Page 15.

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The Belmont Street branch of Stumptown Coffee, which brews arguably the best java in town, is right beside the pansexual Aalto Lounge, both of which are favorite hangouts in this engaging, artsy neighborhood. Stumptown also has a gay-popular coffeehouse across the river in downtown's Ace Hotel. Page 45.

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In a city that loves its coffee, Stumptown Coffee Roasters is often cited as the cream of the crop - the small-batch roastery provides coffee to a number of fine restaurants and cafes all around town. Pictured here is the cozy Stumptown Coffee Roastes just off the lobby of the gay-friendly Ace Hotel, right along Stark Street (and close to Boxxes and Scandals gay bars). Page 26.

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In downtown Portland's trendy West End, just off of West Burnside Street, Southwest Stark Street was long the epicenter of gay nightlife in town. These days, you'll find just one gay bar, Scandal's. Page 22.

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Going strong since 1987, Portland's premier shop for sex toys, dildos, lingerie, costumes, leather gear, vibrators, Clone A Willy kits (also a Portland company, by the way), and sorts of other items for fun in the bedroom...or the living room...or on the dining room table. Spartacus welcomes everybody and has a big following in the gay community, although the majority of the clientele is hetero. The staff is typically fun and helpful, a departure from many surly Portland sex shops. Page 27.

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A beloved fixture along Stark Street's strip of gay bars, the infectiously campy and fun Roxy Restaurant is arguably Portland's gayest little diner. It's a 24-hour lovefest of gays and straights, many with the requisite pierced nipples and colorful tats you'd expect of this neighborhood. The crowd is most interesting late at night but intriguing all day. Dishes have silly names - the pancake platters are nicknamed for busty beauties, such as Dolly Parton and Pamela Anderson. Page 29.

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One of the world's great meccas for book lovers, Powell's City of Books takes up an entire city block on the edge of the Pearl District in downtown Portland. It's the largest bookstores on earth selling both used and new books (in fact, rather unusually, Powell's stacks new and used copies of the same title on its shelves). The store's GLBT section is huge - larger than what you'll find at many small gay and lesbian bookstores. Page 11.

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Although a couple of Portland's gay most popular bars are along the Southwest Stark Street strip, a 10-minute walk east toward the waterfront will lead you to Old Town/Chinatown, which has another cluster of fun Portland gay bars, including Darcelle XV, C.C. Slaughter's, Hobo's (also a very good restaurant), and Fox & Hounds. Also in the vicinity is the fabulously quirky Voodoo Doughnuts, which is open 24/7. Page 31.

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The Portland branch of the stylish, upscale furniture store Mitchell Gold is located just off West Burnside Street, just steps from the gay-popular business district along S.W. Start Street (encompassing the Ace Hotel, Boxxes, and others). This beautiful showroom carries a wide selection of designs by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams. The company's chairman is openly gay activist and business mogul Mitchell Gold. Page 43.

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One of Portland's many great attributes is its first-rate, cheap public mass transit. Here's a shot of MAX Light Rail train. Portland's Light Rail is part of the city's comprehensive TriMet system, which also includes an extensive network of buses as well as the handy Portland Streetcar, which connects the South Waterfront to Northwest Portland via downtown and the Pearl District. Max is a cheap and easy way to get from Portland's airport into downtown for a little more than $2. Page 28.

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A once frumpy motel on a dowdy stretch of East Burnside, the Jupiter Hotel was revamped into a sexy and rather cheeky rock-and-roll hotel several years ago and has remained a favorite (and very gay-friendly) roost of revelers and music fans ever since. The cluster of sleek motel-style rooms (they're small and spare, be warned) offer prime access to the property's famed Doug Fir, a fantastic spot to watch live music and dine on quite-tasty mod-American fare. Page 36.

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The queen of the many funky and gay-sensible neighborhoods on Portland's slightly sprawling East Side, Hawthorne has been groovy since the first epoch in human history that the word

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Downtown Portland, which is set along the west side of the river and backed by leafy Washington Park and Forest Park, has a relatively compact skyline. It's home to most of the city's hipper hotels, and it's also where you'll find much of Portland's gay nightlife (particularly in Old Town and along Stark Street). This photo was taken from the rooftop garden of the rooftop restaurant, Departure, atop the fab Nines Hotel. Page 3.

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The original - and most popular - of a small brand of funky cafes around Portland that specialize in fresh and healthful breakfast fare, the Cup & Saucer Hawthorne has been an East Side mainstay for more than two decades. Drop by for cozy vibe, long menu that includes many vegan and vegetarian options, and famously tasty scones and baked goods. Cup & Saucer is a genuine throwback, and a community fixture. There are additional branches in North Portland and Northeast Portland (near Alberta). Page 32.

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On the edge of the way-gay Stark Street bar corridor, just off of Burnside Street, Cacao is a super-cool and undeniably fun spot to sip unbelievably rich and pure premium chocolate, and to shop for fine chocolates imported from all over the world. This isn't a place to buy novelty sweets, elaborate confections, or bulk candy - this gay-owned boutique aims to educate its patrons by introducing them to high-caliber, handmade chocolate, both in solid and sipping form. Page 20.

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CC Slaughters, one of the top gay clubs in Portland, is located in Old Town, a short walk from downtown's gay bars. Here's a review of this lively nightspot. Page 16.

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One of the more reliable eateries in Portland's funky Hawthorne District, Bread and Ink can be counted on for filling, hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare - burgers, blintzes (something of a house specialty), salads, and the like. It's a reasonably priced spot in this gay-and-lesbian-popular neighborhood - nothing special, but good in a pinch (especially when you can't get in to the more crowded Cup & Saucer Cafe, down the street). Page 49.

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With 23 Hoyt, Saucebox, and Clarklewis, the dapper Pearl District restaurant Bluehour is part of a group of sexy, see-and-be-seen Portland restaurants run by talented, gay restaurateur Bruce Carey. This glam space with high ceilings is a wonderful spot for a sophisticated happy hour amid the elegantly converted warehouses of the Pearl District, and also a top pick for a fine, if spendy, lunch or dinner. Page 24.

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Part of northeastern Portland's up-and-coming Concordia area, which underwent a major renaissance beginning in the mid- to late '90s, the Alberta Arts District contains a bounty of gay-friendly restaurants surrounded by attractive and historic residential blocks. Monthly Last Thursday celebrations are a fun time. Page 7.

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Serving inventive, healthful, hearty, and affordable breakfast and lunch fare, cheerfully decorated Helser's on Alberta is one of the Alberta Arts District's best little neighborhood eateries. For breakfast, consider the Louisiana hot sausage scramble wrap with cheddar, or brioche French toast soaked in vanilla-cinammon batter. Do not miss the fantastic pepper-smoked-bacon BLT or spinach, goat cheese, and pear salad at lunch. Page 30.

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A funky java joint in Northeast Portland's diverse and creative Alberta Arts District, Fuel Cafe (at 1452 N.E. Alberta St.) is one of the neighborhood's more gay-popular hangouts and an excellent place to sip espressos and lattes, surf the Web using free Wi-Fi, and nosh on light sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. There's a breezy patio that's a pleasure to laze away an afternoon on. Page 35.

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Among Portland's dozens of renowned live-music clubs, the Doug Fir Lounge is a top venue for indie and alternative rock bands, including queer acts from time to time. It's at the ultra-hip and gay-popular Jupiter Hotel. Doug Fir's music club is in the basement (and pictured here), but upstairs there's a mid-century retro-chic restaurant serving exceptionally good contemporary-style comfort food. Page 19.

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Openly gay mixologist Lucy Brennan, the charming owner of Mint Bistro and the adjacent 820 Lounge, has become celebrated internationally for her distinctive cocktail concoctions, from the Bella (blackberry puree, vodka and lemo-lime served in a sugared martini glass) to the strangely delicious Avocado Daiquiri. Here at her restaurant-bar complex in Portland's up-and-coming Eliot neighborhood, you'll encounter a mixed crowd of scenesters and bon vivants enjoying superb food and drink. Page 2.

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With a refreshingly cheesy name that hints at its age (it opened in a different space along Stark Street in 1979), Scandals moved into a prettier space a few years back and morphed from semi-tragically sullen locals joint to genuinely festive and friendly video cruise bar. It's a relatively intimate spot with a friendly staff, and the crowds here range from sparse early in the week to packed to the rafters on weekends. Page 25.

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Inside the iconic Portland bookstore, Powell's, this quite spacious branch of the local chain World Cup Coffee & Tea has lots of seating, both at tables and along the windows (which afford great people-watching). The bustling cafe is open late and draws a predictably literate and well-informed bunch, with a decidedly left bent - this might be the best coffeehouse in town for meeting like-minded friends. Page 39.

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Voodoo Doughnuts are not only delicious, they're good for you! Okay, that last part is an utter fabrication, although the sinfully weird and wonderful donuts produced by this 24-hour Old Town Portland doughnuttery are produced using zero-trans-fat oil. I just tell myself this everytime I eat a handful of them. In truth, these sugary, high-calorie confections don't quite qualify as health food, but at 3 in the morning, they're a revelation.

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Other than fresh coffee beans, few souvenirs in Seattle are more popular than smoked salmon. One of the best purveyors of this local treat is Totem Smokehouse, along Pike Place across from Pike Place Market, and just down the street from the original branch of Starbucks (where you can pick up those coffee beans). Totem carries sockeye salmon, plus smoked scallops, smoked trout, smoked oysters, smoked salmon pate, and other gourmet gifts. Page 19.

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Twisted has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 29.

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B&O Espresso in Seattle. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 28.

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One of the scads of great java hangouts on gay-popular Capitol Hill, Bauhaus Books & Coffee has huge windows that afford great people-watching, carries a wide selection of books and newspapers (much related to design and architecture), and pours some of the best coffee in a city that's famous for it. This is a terrific place to study, read, cruise cute fellow coffee drinkers, and chat with friends, and it's near several fun gay bars and restaurants, including R Place. Page 14.

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BOKA Kitchen, at Hotel 1000. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

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A mainstay in Seattle's acclaimed Tom Douglas dining empire, Dahlia Lounge is one of this renowned restaurant groups sexiest and most inviting venues. The swank Belltown eatery across the street from the hip Hotel Andra, has been going strong since 1990. The menu shows off classic regional Pacific Northwest fare, such as lemon-scallion Dungeness crab cakes with flying fish roe. Grab lighter fare and sinful sweets just a couple of doors down at Dahlia Bakery. Page 3.

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One of the many food stalls at Pike Place Market, Daily Dozen Doughnut Company is a perfect stop for morning pastries and coffee. Page 13.

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Looking south, toward the downtown Seattle skyline, from atop the Space Needle.

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One of the more offbeat - and enormous - works of public statuary you're likely ever to encounter, the infamous and beloved Fremont Troll resides beneath the Aurora Bridge and was built in 1990 in an effort to turn around a section of the Fremont neighborhood that had become dicey and unsightly. This mammoth 2-ton troll statue, a play on

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Hotel Andra, in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Page 6.

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A guestroom at the hip Hotel Monaco Seattle. Page 15.

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Martin's off Madison, the former (now closed) gay bar on Capitol Hill. Page 27.

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A big part of experiencing Pike Place Market is touring the food and produce stalls, where you'll find countless vendors selling berries, cherries, veggies, flowers, and edible goods of all kinds. It's hard to stroll through this place without filling a couple of shopping bags with goodies. Once you're done with the food stalls, wander across the street to buy smoked salmon at one of the many retailers and restaurants across Pike Place, including the original branch of Starbucks. Page 18.

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Pick up fresh wild sockeye salmon (as well as salmon jerky), whole Dungeness crab, Alaskan halibut, and other delicacies from the sea from one of Pike Place Market's colorful fishmongers - it's good fun to watch these guys work, tossing and wrapping fish at rapid speed. It's as interesting simply to watch the goings-on at the market as it is to actually shop or grab a bite to eat. Page 12.

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Look south down Pike Place's cobblestone surface, toward the intersection with Pine Street, you see Pike Place Market on the right, several downtown skyscrapers in the distance, and a row of retailers and restaurants on the left. Page 23.

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A profile of Savor Seattle Food Tours, which offers a variety of culinary walks around Seattle, from Chocolate tours to walks through the city's hub of LGBT life, Capitol Hill. Page 7.

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A favorite destination for well-crafted, contemporary Pacific Northwest-inspired bar food in Seattle's relentlessly hip Belltown neighborhood, Spur Gastropub walks a nice balance between comfy and cozy vibe, and downright sophisticated yet accessible cuisine. It's open late (2 am), draws an eclectic and urbane crowd, and makes for an ideal group-noshing experience - friends can order a few small plates and share. Pictured here is the excellent cheese plate. Page 10.

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The original branch of Starbucks Coffee opened in Seattle at Pike Place Market in 1971 and has been in this space at 1912 Pike Place since 1976. The facade of the store retains its endearingly crude lettering and appearance, per the historic codes of the neighborhood. The coffeehouse is along a strip of retail shops across from the many food stalls, fish markets, restaurants, and shops inside Pike Place Market. Page 5.

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Steamworks gay bathhouse, Seattle, WA. Page 24.

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Seattle enjoys a robust retail scene, particularly downtown along East Pine Street, where you'll find Macy's, Nordstrom, Pacific Place shopping center, and the immense Westlake Center Mall, which is also the downtown terminus for the Seattle Monorail (which you can take to the Seattle Center, and the famous Space Needle). Pictured here is Talbots, part of Westlake Center, which is also home to dozens of other shops and restaurants, including a very popular P.F. Chang's. Page 20.

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One of the better independent bookstores, with very good sections on both GLBT and feminist literature and nonfiction, Bailey Coy Books was one of Northwest's finest such shops until closing in December 2009. In a related note, the gay-friendly Elliott Bay Book Company announced it would move from Pioneer Square to Capitol Hill (10th Ave. between Pike and Pine) in spring 2010. Page 26.

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With a convenient downtown location near Pike Place Market and just a short walk from the Westlake Center, the Chocolate Box is easy enough to reach. But really, if you're a serious fan of exquisitely crafted artisan chocolates (including a few superb local brands), Seattle's highly regarded Gelatiamo gelato, fine sipping chocolates, and exceptionally tasty baked goods made with - you guessed it - fine chocolate, it's worth traveling for miles to get to the Chocolate Box. Page 16.

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Downtown's gay-friendly, tech-savvy, and eco-conscious Hotel 1000 has artfully decorated, stylish rooms. Perhaps most notable are the curvy, deep soaking tubs, which are filled from a spout in the ceiling. You can see the tub here from the rest of the guest room, but if you're shy about soaking, just activate the electronic privacy shade. Page 17.

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The sleek and contemporary Manray Video Bar was one of gay Seattle's hottest destinations for socializing and schmoozing, until it closed to make way for a condo development late in 2007. It was nearly across the street from larger and longer-running R Place Bar and Grill, which remains popular. Page 25.

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Nordstrom Downtown Seattle is one of the Northwest's great shopping meccas, part of the reason downtown is such a popular spot for gay and lesbian shoppers. It's right in the heart of a retail district along East Pine Street that includes Macy's, Pacific Place shopping center, and the immense Westlake Center Mall. Page 8.

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Few attractions in Seattle are more famous than the always bustling Pike Place Market. To think that during the 1960s urban planners lobbied to tear it down! Seattleites voted to protect it as a historic site, and so today this sprawling 1907 market continues to buzz with fishmongers and food stalls of every ilk. Pike Place sort of tumbles down a hillside toward Elliott Bay, and there's a fascinating assortment of shops occupying the lower floors and adjacent buildings. Page 4.

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Fresh lychee fruits, nectarines, green beans, roma and cherry tomatoes, and blueberries are among the edible riches you'll find among the food stalls at delightful Pike Place Market. Page 22.

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Just north of Pike Place Market, across the the very first branch of Starbucks Coffee, you'll find a grassy knoll affording superb views of the downtown Seattle skyline. Page 9.

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Sedona Gay Pride 2016 - Verde Valley Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Sedona-Verde Valley Gay Pride, held in north-central Arizona in late September 2016

Tallahassee Gay Pride 2016 - Gay Pride Tallahassee 2016
A preview of Tallahassee Gay Pride Celebration, held in mid-April 2016

2016 Atlantis Cruises - RSVP 2016 Cruises
Previewing the gay cruises in 2016 offered by Atlantis and RSVP cruises

QDoc 2016 - QDoc Portland 2016
A preview of QDoc, Portland, Oregon's annual Queer Documentary Film Festival, the only such event in the U.S. that's devoted to LGBT documentaries, which takes place in mid-May 2016

MiFo LGBT Film Festival 2016 - Fort Lauderdale Gay Film Fest - Miami Gay Film Fest
A preview of the prestigious Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, held in late April 2016, with screenings at five noted South Beach cinemas

Washington DC Gay Hotels Guide - Washington DC Gay B&Bs Guide
A Washington, DC guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and inns in the city

Big Bear Romp Gay Ski Week 2016
A preview of Big Bear Snow Romp gay ski weekend, at Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake, in Southern California; it's held in early March 2016.

Rehoboth Beach Gay Guide to Nightlife and Dining
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Santa Fe - Touring Georgia O'Keeffe's Studio
An overview of the Georgia O'Keeffe O'Keeffe Museum, and information on touring the O'Keeffe Home and Studio, about an hour away in rural Abiquiu.

Museum of New Mexico - New Mexico Museum Passes
A guide to Santa Fe's best museums, plus details on the discounted New Mexico Culture Pass

Dublin Gay Bathhouse Guide - Ireland Gay Sex Club Guide
A guide to Dublin's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including the Boiler House and The Dock

Bisbee Gay Bars - Bisbee Gay-friendly Restaurants
An overview of the gay nightlife scene in the small and funky town of Bisbee, Arizona. While there are no expressly gay bars in town, Bisbee has a handful of GLBT-friendly bars, cafes, and restaurants.

Dallas Gay Nightlife Guide - Dallas Gay Bars
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in Dallas, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

Las Vegas Gay-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Guide
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.

Hippie Hollow Park and Splash Weekend 2016 - Otterfest 2016
Hippie Hollow Park, a clothing-optional beach near Austin that has a very popular gay following. It's also the site of some major gay parties, including First Splash on Memorial Day, Otter Fest in July, and Splash Days over Labor Day.

Cheap Hotels West Hollywood - West Hollywood Hotel Bargains
The best cheap, gay-friendly hotels in West Hollywood, California

Lambertville NJ Gay Guide - Gay Travel Lambertville, New Jersey
A gay guide to Lambertville, New Jersey, a small and charming town that lies just across the Delaware River from the artsy Pennsylvania village of New Hope.

New Hope Gay Guide and 2016-2017 Events Calendar
A gay guide to New Hope, Pennsylvania, the popular and gay-friendly resort community near Philadelphia, and a 2016-2017 New Hope and Bucks County Events Calendar

Philadelphia Gay Guide and 2016-2017 Events Calendar
A Gay Guide to Philadelphia, along with a 2016-2017 calendar of Philadelphia events and festivals

Maryland Eastern Shore Gay Guide
A guide to gay travel and gay-friendly accommodations on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore, including Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean - communities covered in this guide include St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Easton, Oxford, Cambridge, Salisbury, Ocean City, and more.

St. Michaels Maryland Gay Guide - Gay-Friendly St. Michaels Maryland - St. Michaels Gay Weddings
A guide to gay-friendly hotels and inns, restaurants, nightlife, and things to see and do in the historic Eastern Shore town of St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County.

Annapolis Maryland Gay Scene Guide
A guide to Annapolis, the charming and historic Chesapeake Bay boating community, home to the U.S. Naval Academy, and state capital of Maryland. This romantic, diverse small city is just 30 miles southeast of Baltimore, and 30 miles east of Washington, DC