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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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30 Photos That’ll Make You Want To Visit Iceland

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Fresh from a week in Iceland with Gray Line Worldwide, I got a chance to go through my photos and picked out a bunch that hopefully will inspire you to visit the beautiful island country. 

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When planning the trip with Gray Line, I of course made sure to include the Blue Lagoon on my list of to-dos, and to see different national parks, waterfalls, the glacier and other natural wonders Iceland has. Some surprises to me were the unique horses, the amazing food (hands down the best dairy I’ve ever had), and how cool the black sand beaches were.

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Life Changing Latin American Destinations To Visit In Your 20s

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It’s been quite a busy few weeks and I’m finally getting a chance to breathe! After visiting Panama for the first time just before my birthday this year while on a fantastic trip hosted by Superfeet (photo diary to come soon!), I realized how many different parts in Latin America I’ve gotten to visit and how it was wonderful to visit them while in my twenties. With that in mind, I got to write up a round-up story for AskMen of destinations south of the U.S. boarder that would be great for travelers to visit before turning 30 if they could. Preview the story below: Read the rest of this entry

The Coolest, Stylish Fitness Wearable You Need: the Fitbit Alta

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Fitbit just released a style game changer in the connected health and fitness industry with the Fitbit Alta. Sleek and fashionable for both men and women, the Alta features premium bands that can easily be interchanged to fit the user’s personal style. The Alta can also keep wearers informed with the everyday tracking Fitbit is known for, it can provide all-day advanced fitness motivation and other new features.

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