Uncovering Lima, Peru’s Latest TreasureBy Mark Thompson | Apr 28For too long, visitors to Peru have landed in Lima, the country’s capital and largest city - and headed directly to Cuzco or Machu Picchu. Now, more and more LGBT travelers are discovering the charms and wonders of Lima, "City of Kings."
In the Realm of the Imagination :: The Wonders of Iguazú Falls, ArgentinaBy Mark Thompson | May 10Imagine scores of butterflies fluttering about your hands and face. You’re heading toward Iguazú Falls in Argentina, the waterfalls that are four times as wide as Niagara - and a candidate for the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Capturing Iguazú Falls, Argentina In PhotosBy Mark Thompson | May 10"Iguazú" means "big water" in the language of the ancients - and apparently, when Eleanor Roosevelt glimpsed the massive Argentine waterfalls, she murmured, "Oh, poor Niagara." Check out the photos from one of the planet&rs...
Renew Your Life on Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island)By Mark Thompson | Apr 21Easter Island (known as Rapa Nui to the locals) has yet to experience explosive tourist growth and has, instead, maintained its remoteness and mystique in a world that grows ever more connected (and crowded) with every travel posting.
The Natural Beauty of Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island)By Mark Thompson | Apr 21Located almost 7,000 miles from New York, Rapa Nui (or Easter Island) is often considered the most remote island on the planet - but LAN Airlines recently inaugurated its new Lima-Easter Island service, making this mystical island more accessible.
Blissful Culture Overdose in Basel, SwitzerlandBy Mark Thompson | Jun 8The airport is in France - but your ticket says Switzerland - and the official language is German. Carmen Sandiego, where are we now? Located on the river Rhine, where the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany meet, Basel is a nexus of culture.
Snorkeling in the GalapagosSep 7Ecoventura’s environmentally friendly fleet of small expedition vessels in the Galapagos allows guests of this visionary small-ship travel company to experience the Galapagos from as many land and water perspectives as possible.
Going South: A Gay Travel Guide To South AmericaBy Joel Martens | Sep 18I was fascinated by my friend’s description of his native Brazil, specifically the city of São Paulo where he grew up. He talked glowingly of the gay culture and the massive Gay Pride celebration that occurs annually-one of the largest in the world...
La Cerveceria Opens on New York’s BoweryOct 15With a concentration on American craft beers from the realms of international, small, and landmark producers, La Cerveceria introduces South American tapas with sharp Peruvian influences to the bustling Bowery.
LAN Airlines Launches New LGBT WebsiteJan 1LAN’s new LGBT microsite features a host of information and resources for the prospective traveler to South America. It includes detailed descriptions of key South American destinations with information of interest to gay and lesbian travelers.
Sunday Night Beer Bust @The Goldcoast Bar :: July 27, 2014The famous local little bar, Goldcoast on Santa Monica Blvd, held its weekly beer bust on Sunday Night. The guys relaxed with a few beers and played a little pool before getting ready for the work week. Check out the photos.
Saturday Disco Night @ Oil Can Harry's :: July 26, 2014Music from Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, and The Bee Gees lit up the night at Oil Can Harry's Disco Party. Every Saturday, this popular Valley bar gets down and boogies on the floor. Check out the fun photos.
The World Cup @ Gym Bar :: July 13, 2014No matter which team you were rooting for, Germany or Argentina, this was the perfect place to hang out and watch the game. Cheap beer, good friends and the World Cup, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.