Category Archives: Travel

13 of the World’s Best Observation Decks

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Just last year, the One World Observatory opened in New York City provided a new view to the city for the public. Along with the observatory at OWTC, the Big Apple is home to a couple other major attractions for high altitude views (the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building). NYC is undoubtedly the city for urban observation decks, but there are other elevated sightseeing platforms and structure also worth visit. Here are 13 bucket-list worthy observation decks from around world over: Read the rest of this entry

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How to Get Free Uber Airport Rides This Holiday Season

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This holiday season through New Year’s Eve, you can get two free rides from the airport thanks to Uber and American Express!

While on my way back north from Miami today, I got an email from Uber about its new holiday promotion that grants users with an American Express credit card two free rides from various airports in the U.S. up to $65 each. I tried it out today, and it covered the entire cost of my trip from LGA to Grand Central. In case you didn’t get this email (looks like sent out to those in the NYC area, Chicago, Houston, Boston and DC), find out below how it works:

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11 of the Most Beautiful Mountains in the World

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Photo: Andrew Villagomez

Because #nature, and since nothing is more stunning than a gorgeous mountain, but a bunch of them. Check out some of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountains below: Read the rest of this entry

Beautiful, Tropical Destinations You Don’t Need A Passport To Visit

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While disembarking from an international flight can feel lovely, realizing you have to spend an hour waiting in line at customs can be a real let down. Since nothing beats waltzing right through the airport terminal and into tropical escape, here are a few stunning tropical destinations that U.S. citizens can visit without a passport: Read the rest of this entry

Once Upon a Time at Manchester Pride 2016: PHOTOS

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After years of traveling to the England, I’ve finally got the chance to explore a city beyond London, and I decided to make it Manchester for its annual Pride weekend (known as The Big Weekend – and boy was it a big one!). Unsure what to expect when I arrived, I boarded my train from London after spending a week there (more to come on that), and arrived into the Manchester Piccadilly station. I followed the gaggle of gays that were on my two-hour train ride to make sure I was headed out the right direction, and my instinct proved me right. I was literally welcomed by a sea of rainbows flags at the station and in the city center.

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A short walk down from the station (and really close to the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre), was one of the entrances to the four-day Pride festival at the famous Canal Street (the heart of the gay village in the city). The Village is both party central for the festival weekend (and year-round for the community). Hundreds of the LGBT community were outside celebrating almost nonstop all weekend long. Check out photos from the festival below, as well as the parade (which had 150 participating in the parade and thousands of spectators):

 

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Amsterdam Photo Diary (Plus How To Layer For Cool Summer Travel)

Earlier this summer I got to venture back to Amsterdam, and it was like a whole different place compared to my cold, rainy first time in the fall. Traveling with Gray Line Worldwide (which just recently released an inspo video on the destination – plus a contest!), we got to explore a lot of the city (and nearby the city) – both as locals do and as visitors might. Check out the adventure below, plus see how you can layer for crisp summer mornings or destinations such as Amsterdam that can have cool air in the summer:

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Best International Trips To Do In A Weekend

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While Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, there’s still time to plan a last-minute escape. And although there are many options here in the States, there are some incredible international cities that are totally doable for a short trip. Find out about different destinations you can do in a weekend below: Read the rest of this entry

Gifts for Every Kind of Dad: Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

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While Father’s Day is a week away, there’s still time to get gifts for the fathers in your life. While no father is the same, some of the things they (and men in general) like are, so I partnered up with Stanley brand to showcase different gifts you can get dad (or uncle, husband, boyfriend or another father or father figure in your life) this holiday based on various types of men such as those that love the outdoors, travelers, techies and the style conscious. 

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Why Puerto Vallarta Is A Gay Mecca You Have To Visit (Plus Pride 2016 Photos)

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It’s not just the 19 gay bars and clubs that make the Mexican Pacific Coast destination of Puerto Vallarta a gay mecca, but they certainly help and keep the evenings entertaining. After spending a few days in PV for its annual Pride festivities, this year with a 15-day agenda that brought together thousands of locals and visitors for the Pride parade and to celebrate this year’s approval of same-sex marriage in the state of Jalisco (where Puerto Vallarta is located), I really got to see the power of the beach escape for the LGBT community – and how it’s been blossoming for decades.

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LGBT Pride Calendar for 2016

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Another summer of LGBT Pride is coming up, and in case you’re still deciding on a Pride event to check out or a new one to experience, hopefully this little calendar can help you plan where to go and what to see the rest of this year:

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