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.
Instinct Magazine Spring Fling Fundraiser @ HERE Bar :: April 13, 2014Instinct Magazine threw its annual Spring Fling Fundraiser benefiting AIDS/Lifecycle. The big prize for the evening was two round trip tickets to Fort Lauderdale for four nights at the luxurious Pineapple Point Guesthouse.
AIDS Lifecycle Silent Auction @ The Revolver Bar :: April 13, 2014The WeHo community came out to support a silent auction for "Ride to End Aids." With auction items consisting of DirectTV, two V.I.P. seats to attend "The Ellen Show," a vacation rental, plus many more prizes and surprises.
Sunday’s Classic Beer Bust @ Faultline Bar :: April 6, 2014Sunday’s Classic Beer Bust, a tradition since the 1970’s at the famous Faultline Bar in Silverlake, is a great way to end your weekend without regretting it too much on Monday. The first beer is $3, refills are $2. Check out the bears with bee...