Summer 2014

Our preview of sizzling LGBT destinations.



Air Travel Etiquette: 5 Major Don'ts for Sharing Cabin Space

By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Veteran flight attendant Sydney Pearl offers five tips for keeping your manners in check on your next flight.

Houston: A Pedaler's Paradise

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
Hit the road in Houston as travelers have more opportunities than ever to explore H-Town by bike.

Go for the Food: Bourbon in Louisville

By Bruce Schreiner | Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
In Kentucky's bourbon country, the classic American whiskey isn't just for sipping anymore.

Cocktail Culture: Rediscovering Retro Drinks at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

By EDGE | Friday Sep 5, 2014
It's no secret that old-fashioned cocktails as well as modern alternatives are having a moment, and bartenders across Fairmont hotels and resorts are shaking and stirring beloved staples and interesting concoctions for guests' sipping pleasure.

California Wine Month Kicks Off

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
September is California Wine Month: An exciting time of year for wine lovers and a much needed boost as many winemakers in the Napa Valley recover from a 6.0 earthquake that damaged 100 wineries throughout the region.

Spain by Land and Sea

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Given the choice between visiting Madrid or Barcelona, the answer would have to be both.

Discovering Romantic New Orleans

By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 2, 2014
Did you miss Southern Decadence or are you still recovering? Even if you're not a partier of that caliber, New Orleans offers something for everyone - especially if you're looking for romance.

Hotel Week Heads West

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
Following the success of Hotel Week NYC, the inaugural Hotel Week LA is launching in Los Angeles this November.

Cocktail Culture: 5 Can't Miss Libation Destinations in Stockholm

By Kristen Siebecker | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Longer summer nights beckon wandering Stockholm's charming streets. And what better way to invigorate the evening than by checking out one of the many artisan cocktail lounges that have staked claim in this historical Scandinavian city?

The Mekong Reborn with Aqua Expeditions

By Daniel Scheffler | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Discover the Mekong River aboard the luxurious and eco-friendly riverboat Aqua Mekong, launching this fall.

Curaçao Pride Returns Sept. 24-28

By EDGE | Monday Aug 18, 2014
Expected to be one of the biggest LGBT celebrations in the region, Curaçao Pride returns, featuring exclusive theme parties, a movie marathon, honoring of LGBT icons and allies, and parades.

New Gay App for Athens and Mykonos

By EDGE | Friday Aug 15, 2014
What better way to track down all of the hottest spots than with the first gay travel guide mobile application for Athens and Mykonos?

4 Hotels to Detox, Unplug and Check Out

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
Are you looking to get away and truly unplug from the doldrums of daily life? EDGE has unearthed four hotel packages that go the extra mile to help celebrate the art of doing nothing.

Acquiring a Taste for Cleveland During Gay Games 9

By Sarah Jaquay | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Are you in Cleveland for Gay Games 9? We hope you've arrived with an appetite. EDGE's local correspondent offers insider tips on the city's best bites.

The Rhode Less Traveled: 4 East Coast Wineries

By EDGE | Friday Aug 8, 2014
Move over California, Oregon and Washington, wine growers in Rhode Island are working their magic with a little help from Mother Nature to ensure spectacular vintages worth a vineyard-hopping road trip.

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.

Brotherly Love: Looking Beyond the Slogans in Philadelphia

By Robert Israel | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
"The City of Brotherly Love" takes on new meaning as Pennsylvania embraces marriage equality and Philadelphia rolls out the red carpet for LGBT visitors.

Las Vegas: Let It Entertain You

By Kelsy Chauvin | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
How entertaining is Las Vegas as of late? We sent a writer to "go down" on Vegas... downtown, that is, as well as explore what's hot on the Strip.

Group Tours - Picking the Right One For You

By | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don't have to Google or organize a thing.

Fabulous in Frankfurt

By Jill Gleeson | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
With an LGBT population of 50,000, Frankfurt offers gay travelers much to love, including a notoriously lively, liberal outlook. Discover shopping, gay nightlife and culture, along with a moving tribute to the gay community during World War II.

Tel Aviv: Beaches, Boys and Beyond

By Gregory Kiep | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Whether you're looking for sexy beaches, posh accommodations or historical tours, Tel Aviv has established itself as one of the hottest LGBT destinations in the world.

3 Travel Safety Tips for LGBT Parents

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
International travel can expand your family's world view and create timeless memories, but acceptance of LGBT individuals and their families vary from state to state and country to country.

5 Free Things to do in Anchorage, Alaska

By Mark Thiessen | Monday Jul 14, 2014
Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska's biggest city, there are plenty of free things to do.

Pink Lake Returns: The Ultimate Austrian Summer Party

By Matthew Wexler | Friday Jul 11, 2014
The international LGBT community will once again be flocking to Austria's gorgeous Lake Woerthersee August 28-31 for Pink Lake, a frolicking weekend of parties, hot guys and gals, drag queens and outdoor adventures.

Vermont's Gay Oasis :: Frog Meadow

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Vermont's Frog Meadow is billed as "A country bed & breakfast and massage oasis for men." Having been there myself, this EDGE correspondent can say that it's all that, and more.

Norfolk, VA: Long, Hard and Full of Seamen

By David Perry | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
Looking for a budget-minded beach bumming location? Several serene towns along the Atlantic offer it all, with a dash of the rainbow flag thrown in for color.

Orpheus in Leather: Amsterdam’s Fetish Club Scene

By Jill Gleeson | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
We cracked the whip and sent a writer to check out Amsterdam’s leather scene. This is what we discovered...

A Wilde Adventure Awaits

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Are you looking for an immersive gay travel experience beyond rainbow flags and Pride parades? Oscar Wilde Tours launches the ultimate gay-centric getaway to Dublin, London and Paris.

Key West: A 20-Something Discovers the ’Conch Republic’

By Douglas Baulf | Monday Jun 23, 2014
What happens when EDGE sends a millennial to Florida’s epicenter for clothing-optional beach frolicking? Read to find out.

Wave Riders: Gay Surf Week Arrives in Costa Rica

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Beach season extends beyond the summer as Tamarindo, Costa Rica hosts Gay Surf Week November 8-15, 2014.

New Website Promotes LGBT Family Travel

By Robert Israel | Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
GayFamilyTrips.com is tapping into the growing market of LGBT family-friendly travel. The new site brings together travel information, advice and ideas for gay families written by gay family travelers themselves.

Luxury and Local Adventure in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
From mariachi bands, margaritas and mahi mahi, Mexico’s Pacific Coast boasts an array of visual and culinary feasts.

Taking a Bite Out of Boston Pride

By Kelsy Chauvin | Monday Jun 9, 2014
Headliners Mary Lambert and Alex Newell may be chewing up the Pride stage, but Boston has proven in recent years that its gastronomic delights and city highlights can heartily compete with Pride-centric cities around the globe.

72 Hours: A Culinary Adventure in Charleston

By EDGE | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Three days. How much could you take on of one of the South’s most delectable cities? EDGE has mapped out 72 hours worth of eating. We’d say pace yourself, but there will be no time for that.

Zurich Pride and Discovering Switzerland’s LGBT Culture

By EDGE | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
Switzlerland’s long tradition of LGBT heritage comes to the forefront at Zurich’s annual Pride celebration.

Chaos and Community: Embracing Mumbai and Goa, India

By Kelsy Chauvin | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
EDGE contributor Kelsy Chauvin goes on an epic adventure to India and discovers one of the most exciting journeys of a lifetime.

Aloha! Honolulu Gets Its Gay On

By David Perry | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
It is a foregone conclusion that Hawaii has a headlock on weddings and honeymoons. The beaches are perfect. The water is perfect. The weather is perfect. Even when it rains, it is perfect. And Honolulu? Well... that’s beyond perfection.