Spring 2014

Spring is in the air! Check out these great destinations for Springtime travel!



NerdWallet Names Top 20 LGBT-Friendly Cities

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Thursday May 29, 2014
In honor of Pride Month, NerdWallet calculated the top 20 most LGBT-friendly cities in the United States. Seattle topped the list while California had the most cities, three, on the list. Florida though didn’t make the cut.

Go for the Food: Times Square Spotlight

By Mark Kennedy | Tuesday May 27, 2014
Times Square is a lot of things - a sensory-overload, horribly crowded, eye-popping and deeply exciting. Look further and you’ll discover culinary gems from pizza and burgers to craft cocktails.

Vegas Goes Tiny? Boutique Hotels Are Latest Trend

By Michelle Rindels | Saturday May 24, 2014
For years, Las Vegas took the bigger-is-better route, building expansive glassy megaresorts with 4,000 rooms apiece and seemingly endless check-in counters. But with just 188 rooms, the newest hotel-casino on the Strip takes a different tack.

New York State of Mind: 14 Can’t-Miss Discoveries

By | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Yes, there is more to New York than the Yankees, Broadway and Coney Island. Head north to discover central and upstate New York and you’ll stumble upon craft beer, internationally acclaimed opera, artisan cheese-making and a whole lot more.

Reinvented Vegas Delano Hotel Prepares to Open

By Michelle Rindels | Wednesday May 7, 2014
A Las Vegas Strip hotel that sometimes confused tourists and taxi drivers with its generic moniker, "THEhotel," is getting a distinct new name and a breezy, $80 million makeover hearkening to Florida’s South Beach Delano.

Kimpton Hotels Announces National Sponsorship of The Trevor Project

By | Thursday May 1, 2014
Kimptons Hotels & Restaurants has announced a national partnership with The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.

Confessions of a Benchwarmer: Spring Training and Beyond in the Sonoran Desert

By | Friday Apr 25, 2014
What happens when EDGE travel editor Matthew Wexler unleashes the ghosts of baseball past at Phoenix’s Cactus League spring training? Let’s just say there are a lot of balls in the air.

Toronto World Pride Preview: 5 Tips for the Ultimate Experience

By | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
World Pride Toronto is hedging its bets on success when it joins forces with Pride Toronto on June 20-29 for what’s expected to be the largest Pride event in North America. Here’s an insider’s look plus recommendations for the ultimate Pride weekend.

Literary Dublin

By Helen O’Neill | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
With its old-world pubs filled with faded pictures of poets and rebels, clattery cafes and cobblestone alleys, Dublin is a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in books and writers and words - washed down of course, with a pint of Guinness.

Gay Days Arrives in Arizona

By | Monday Apr 21, 2014
The heat is on in Arizona as Gay Days arrives in Phoenix, May 8-12, 2014. Organizers of Arizona’s inaugural year anticipate upwards of 10,000 participants at 15 different events throughout the long weekend.

Bike Shares: Riding Through the World’s Greatest Cities

By | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Not only is bike sharing good for the environment, it’s a great way for visitors to take in city sights. EDGE offers picks for the brightest cities with the best bike share programs around the world.

Glitter and Be Gay... in the U.K.!

By | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Whether you’re looking to visit the Crown Jewels or present one to your betrothed, there are plenty of LGBT celebrations scheduled throughout the year where you can express your love or find a romance "across the pond."

Go for the Food: Las Vegas

By Hannah Dreier | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
You might not expect to find farm-to-table dining in Las Vegas. But that’s exactly why tourists are lining up at a rundown corner a few blocks near the old casinos in the town’s seedy core.

Let’s Make a Deal: How to Save on Your Summer Vacation

By Scott Mayerowitz | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
A recovering economy and the return of business traveler spending have helped to drive up the cost of a good night’s rest. But that doesn’t mean that hotel stays need to break the bank. Here are some tips to save on your family’s summer lodging.

Summer of Love: Beyond London

By | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
Whether celebrating your honeymoon or a sexy singles weekend, Britain has a dazzling array of choices for LGBT travelers.

Bubble and Squeak: England’s Comeback Cuisine Makes Its Mark

By | Friday Apr 4, 2014
While previously we Americans might have been jealous of the British for their dry sense of humor and their gin, we were always confident in one thing: Our food was better. No more. The British culinary scene is not on its way -- it has arrived.

The British Wedding Invasion

By | Friday Mar 28, 2014
We all want to be queen for a day, and now that same-sex marriage has become legal, and sanctioned by her majesty (and Madge, no doubt), this is the perfect time for a UK wedding, honeymoon, or both.

I’ll Take Manhattan: A Triumphant Return to NYC’s Most Iconic Neighborhoods

By | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
From Central Park to Tribeca Cinemas, New York City beckons visitors to explore its distinct neighborhoods. Triumph Hotels, a collection of unique boutique properties, offers visitors iconic experiences in each of their distinct locales.

Pop Your Cherry: It’s Blossom Time in Washington DC

By | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
Things are looking pink in Washington DC as the annual cherry blossoms are about to bloom, so stock up on your Zyrtec and head to the nation’s capital for some long-awaited spring foliage.

A Women’s Weekend in The Country: Vegan Style

By | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
Kosmic Kitchen in partnership with Stonover Farm will host their second annual spring retreat for women, with a focus on healthy eating and wellness.

Romance Week: Now Hear Vancouver

By | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Wedding bells are ringing and you’re headed to Vancouver, which has enjoyed legal same-sex marriage since 2003. It’s among Canada’s most gay-proud cities, with an annual midsummer Pride festival drawing as many attendees as the entire citywide population.

Romance Week: Mexico City Sights

By | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Home to an astounding population of nearly 20 million people in its greater metropolitan area, Mexico City is something to see. The capital city has a notably large LGBT community, and hosts the country’s biggest Pride parade every June.

Romance Week: Good Scents in Memphis

By | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Between its legacies of barbeque and rock ’n’ roll, one could argue that Memphis is a great city for engaging all the senses. But it’s the olfactory appeal of Blues City that inspires newlyweds to breathe in a unique destination -- wedding or honeymoon.

Romance Week: The Touch, the Feel of Palm Springs

By | Monday Mar 10, 2014
Few cities can boast the refreshing comfort of sunny California like Palm Springs. With built-in romance thanks to its swaying palm trees, blue skies and warm breezes, the appeal becomes only more enticing knowing that the city is LGBT-friendly.

Loreto: A Quiet Gem on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula

By Karen Schwartz | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto into a major destination have been going on for years. So far, though, the results have been limited, and that in itself makes it worth visiting.

Countdown to Carnival in Düsseldorf

By | Monday Feb 24, 2014
Break out your heels - Düsseldorf is getting ready to host its annual Carnival weekend, featuring its infamous drag race on the streets of this German town that rings in the revelry with a weekend packed with gay adventures.