An LGBT Tour Of The Great Lakes

By | 2015-07-30T09:00:00-04:00 July 30th, 2015|Guides, Travel|

BY AJ TRAGER AND BTL STAFF For LGBT and allied Michiganders, access to beautiful and historic vacation destinations is often only a few hours away. From in-state sights -- Traverse City, Saugatuck and Lansing -- [...]

Michigan Goes To Ohio

By | 2014-07-31T09:00:00-04:00 July 31st, 2014|Guides, Travel|

By Shelby Clark Petkus The Ninth Gay Games will be coming to the Great Lakes this August with the Cleveland Gay Games. Considered the "LGBT Olympics," the event first began in 1982 when Dr. Tom [...]

Tips For Your Market Days Trip

By | 2014-07-31T09:00:00-04:00 July 31st, 2014|Guides, Travel|

By Jerome Stuart Nichols Each summer for the past 32 years, queers, freaks and friends from around the world converge on downtown Chicago to shop, eat and dance during the Midwest's largest street fair, Market [...]

Out of Town: Cleveland & Gay Games 9

By | 2014-06-05T09:00:00-04:00 June 5th, 2014|Guides, Travel|

By Andrew Collins One of the most historic and beloved public food markets in the country West Side Market is in the heart of Cleveland's LGBT-popular Ohio City neighborhood. Photo by Andrew Collins The host [...]

Out of Town: Weekend in Savannah

By | 2014-02-20T09:00:00-04:00 February 20th, 2014|Guides, Travel|

By Andrew Collins Jonathan Stalcup leads one of his fascinating architectural tours of historic Savannah. Photo: Andrew Collins. The dignified city that General James Oglethorpe put on the map in 1733 has weathered the [...]

Autumn In Boston, Cambridge

By | 2013-08-29T09:00:00-04:00 August 29th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

By Andrew Collins Out Of Town Summer may signal the end of high season at New England's beach resorts, but September and October are the perfect months for visiting the region's largest metropolis, Boston, along [...]

Washington’s San Juan Islands

By | 2013-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 August 8th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

by Andrew Collins Out Of Town It's amazing how easily you can feel completely removed from crowds, urbanity and the busy pace of modern life, even when you're within 50 miles of several major cities. [...]

Camping Out

By | 2013-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 July 25th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

By Carol Tanis Co-owner Sally Howard calls the popular Campit getaway "a Saugatuck summer home without the Saugatuck prices." Located in Fennville, just south of Saugatuck, the outdoor resort offers a variety of accommodations: tent, [...]

Gay Seaside Getaways

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00-04:00 May 30th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town Beach vacations come in many forms, especially in the context of gay and lesbian travel. Years ago, LGBT travelers seeking summer fun at the shore tended to focus on [...]

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

By | 2013-05-09T09:00:00-04:00 May 9th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town The unofficial gay and lesbian summer beach resort of the Mid-Atlantic states, charming Rehoboth Beach is situated along a sweeping, sandy stretch of the Delaware shore that's within a [...]

Pittsburgh

By | 2013-04-04T09:00:00-04:00 April 4th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town Once one of the country's preeminent industrial powerhouses, with a population of nearly 700,000, Pittsburgh http://www.visitpittsburgh.com has - like many similar American cities - changed considerably over the past [...]

Phoenix and Scottsdale

By | 2013-03-07T09:00:00-04:00 March 7th, 2013|Guides, Travel|

By Andrew Collins Out of Town Few cities have grown faster and more dramatically in the past half century than Phoenix (pop. 1.4 million), which currently ranks as the sixth-largest city in America. It's also [...]

Hawaii’s Big Island

By | 2012-12-13T09:00:00-04:00 December 13th, 2012|Guides, Travel|

By Andrew Collins The view from the Lava Lava Beach Club cottages, on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. Photo: Andrew Collins Out of Town Roughly twice the size of the rest of Hawaii's islands [...]

Great Weekends in Vermont

By | 2012-10-04T09:00:00-04:00 October 4th, 2012|Guides, Travel|

by Andrew Collins Out of Town In 2000, Vermont became the first state to legally sanction civil unions for same-sex couples, and in 2009, the state extended full marriage rights to gays and lesbians. Although [...]