Winter 2013

Looking for fun, fabulous times once the temperature cools off? Check out our series on hot destinations for Winter travel!



Portland, Maine Rolls Out the LGBT Welcome Mat

By | Friday Mar 8, 2013
Portland, Maine’s picturesque, laid-back, gay-friendly seacoast town, is rolling out the welcome mat for LGBT visitors.

A Taste of Vermont: Culinary Retreat Weekends

By | Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
Looking for a cozy, culinary getaway? Café Provence and the Lilac Inn are hosting a series of Vermont Culinary Retreat Weekends for visitors with a passion for cooking and a desire to experience a classic Vermont country inn.

Sweet Rocks the Hard Rock Vallarta

By | Friday Feb 22, 2013
Sweet Travel, a lesbian travel company with environmental awareness, heads to Mexico for a weeklong Caribbean adventure including live music, volunteer opportunities and plenty of beach time.

5 Last-Minute Tips for Cape Town Pride

By | Monday Feb 18, 2013
Cape Town Pride is quickly approaching and for those of you heading to this ultimate South African rainbow celebration Feb. 22 - Mar. 2, here is EDGE’s countdown of can’t-miss experiences above and beyond the Pride itinerary.

It’s Showtime! Vegas Entertainment Strikes Gold

By | Friday Feb 8, 2013
Las Vegas has become the epicenter of the best in live entertainment. EDGE hits the jackpot with insider information for the hottest acts on the Strip and beyond.

48 Hours in Berlin: Sleep Not Included

By | Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
Sweets, sausages and sunrises conspire for an action-packed getaway to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Rainbows in Reykjavik

By | Friday Jan 18, 2013
Iceland’s second annual LGBT winter festival kicks off a year of pride with outdoor adventures, local tours and late-night parties.

Queen for a Day: What’s Happening in NYC’s Outer Borough

By | Thursday Jan 10, 2013
While many tourists head to New York City with their eyes set on the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, jump on the subway (approximately 15 minutes from Times Square depending on your final destination) and become "Queen" for a day.

Winter Rendezvous Celebrates 29th Year

By | Saturday Jan 5, 2013
Winter Rendezvous, the largest LGBT ski event on the East Coast, celebrates its 29th year this month.

Six Top Travel Trends for 2013

By | Monday Dec 31, 2012
A leading adventure travel company specializing in exotic learning vacations has announced its list of the hottest travel trends for 2013.

Bodrum: The Brigadoon of Turkey

By | Saturday Dec 29, 2012
Flying into Bodrum, Turkey is a bit like finding Brigadoon: misty blue islands rising out of the silvery gray sea.

Bodrum’s Eternal Blue

By | Friday Dec 28, 2012
While some people consider Bodrum to be "the Hamptons of Turkey," for me, flying into Bodrum was a bit like finding Brigadoon. From the window of the plane, I watched as a series of misty blue islands rose almost chimerically out of the silvery gray sea.

The Cultural Phenomenon of Palm Springs Dinah Shore Weekend

By | Wednesday Dec 26, 2012
Palm Springs Dinah Shore Weekend has become a cultural phenomenon; the all-women party is now turning into the hot new celebrity party trend.

Rocky Mountaineer to Launch US/Canada Coastal Passage Route

By | Monday Dec 24, 2012
The internationally-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer announced the launch of its new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC to the Canadian Rockies.

New Year’s Winter Fun in the Adirondack Region

By | Saturday Dec 22, 2012
The Adirondacks are home to winter traditions that span centuries, generations and most importantly, enliven even the coldest winter days.

Big Winter Happens in New York State

By | Friday Dec 21, 2012
From improved snowmaking and thrilling, innovative terrain parks to a new amusement park where visitors can design and ride their own virtual roller coaster, New York State is brimming with big new things to see and do this winter.

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Good for Nothing

By | Thursday Dec 20, 2012
You know those vacation spots where everything beckons: places to go, people to meet, things to keep you busy morning, noon and night? Yeah, I hate those places.

Five Free Things to Do in Mexico City

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
This time of year, Mexico City makes a good jumping-off destination for travelers heading to sunny beaches for winter getaways.

Istanbul’s Magical Mystery Tour

By | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
As the economic and cultural heart of Turkey, Istanbul is the world’s tenth most popular destination. A center of arts and fashion, culture and history, with a median age of 23, Istanbul is also a university town with more than 150,000 students.

Istanbul’s Magical Mystery Tour: The Photos

By | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
With a population of more than 13 million, the city of Istanbul, Turkey’s largest, is almost twice as populated as New York, with an area nearly seven times as large as all five New York City boroughs.

Five Free Fun Things to Do in Phoenix

By TERRY TANG | Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
With cactus and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce.

Zip Line to Zing Tourists Through Downtown Vegas

By HANNAH DREIER | Monday Dec 10, 2012
Tourists will soon have a new way to see the lights of Las Vegas: By being spit out of the mouth of an 11-story slot machine and zinged down a five-block zip line past some of the city’s oldest casinos.

Travel Book Holiday Gift Guide

By BETH J. HARPAZ | Sunday Dec 9, 2012
From memoirs and maps to beautiful hard-covers suitable for coffee-table display, here are some ideas for holiday gifts from this year’s crop of travel books and publications.

Christmas in London

By | Friday Dec 7, 2012
London is the UK’s leading destination at Christmas for gift shopping, enjoying festive entertainment, and admiring Christmas lights. Here is a selection of the best places to visit this December, without ever having to leave the capital.

P’town for New Year’s: The Perfect Place for New Resolutions

By | Tuesday Dec 4, 2012
P’town’s diversity and its acceptance of all lifestyles and beliefs make it a rare haven, where resolutions can be made, strengthened and maintained.

Luxury LGBT Cruise to Explore the Southern Caribbean

By | Sunday Dec 2, 2012
With a capacity of 227 guests, the Royal Clipper offers an expansive deck, three swimming pools and a four-deck configuration where guests can mingle and explore.

Sin City’s 21 Luckiest Finds

By | Saturday Dec 1, 2012
Leave the card tables for a while to hit the Strip (and beyond) for EDGE’s favorite Vegas hot spots.

Top US Gay Ski Week Celebrates 10 Years with 10-Day Week

By | Wednesday Nov 28, 2012
Because 7 was just not enough, Telluride Gay Ski Week is now a big 10. Ten days that is. With the new extension, guests now have more options to grab for fun - on and off the snow.

Vegas Xtreme

By | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
A broken-hearted bone to pick with Sin City results in an adrenaline-filled adventure and 855-foot leap of faith.

Iceland’s Eurovision Icons to Perform at Rainbow Reykjavik

By | Monday Nov 26, 2012
The Rainbow Reykjavik program provides a colorful mixture of various events, including tours to see the Northern Lights, geysers, waterfalls and the Continental Divide, great meals and dance parties.

Paris Hotels Celebrate Christmas

By | Saturday Nov 24, 2012
To celebrate the 2012 holiday season, two Parisian hotels celebrate the best of international festive traditions.

Black Friday Hotel Deals to Five Major US Cities

By | Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
For the third year in a row, you can cash in on Warwick International Hotels’ Black Friday savings without fighting the crowds or waiting in the cold.

Five Free Things to Do in Honolulu

By OSKAR GARCIA | Tuesday Nov 20, 2012
Airfare, hotels, guided tours and pricey luaus - a Hawaii vacation can add up, especially now that hotel room prices are back on the rise.

Out Destination: Vancouver, British Columbia

By Joey Amato | Monday Nov 19, 2012
The best way to arrive to Vancouver is either flying direct or jump on a flight to Seattle and then board an Amtrak train for a scenic 4-hour journey along the coast.

Free Skiing at Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz

By | Sunday Nov 18, 2012
If Switzerland is in your vacation plans this winter, but lift passes are stretching the budget, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has the solution.

Eight National Park Lodges Join Historic Hotels of America

By | Saturday Nov 17, 2012
Eight national park lodges have joined Historic Hotels of America®, a program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation®. The hotels are located in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Zion and Crater Lake National Parks.

Santiago’s "The Black Lords" to Envelop Lords South Beach

By | Saturday Nov 17, 2012
With their commitment to produce some of the most innovative public art today, BOFFO has partnered with Perrier® and Lords South Beach to provide Desi Santiago with a building-sized commission.

Stowe’s Winter Rendezvous to Celebrate 29th Birthday

By | Thursday Nov 15, 2012
Winter Rendezvous, the longest and largest running Gay Ski Week in the northeast, is now in its 29th year and ready to celebrate with five days of wintry bliss.

Mexico City’s Ravishing Renaissance

By | Sunday Nov 11, 2012
Big and gritty and complex and glamorous, Mexico City defies categorization. El Distrito Federal or DF, as the city is commonly called, is far more nuanced than many of the country’s famous resort towns, where the tourism bubble stays easily intact.

Balloons Over Cappadocia: The Photos

By | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Turkey, is one of the top three hot air ballooning destinations in the world.

Heaven on a Hilltop: Cappadocia, Turkey

By | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
Located in the ancient region of Central Anatolia, Cappadocia is a topographical wonderland with a spectacular, lunar-like landscape marked by 6th-century monasteries and churches, cave dwellings, and stone mansions, all connected by tunnels.

LGBT Winter Pride 2013 Launches At Killington Resort

By Mark Thompson | Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
For the first time ever, the LGBT community, along with their friends, families and allies, will come together in celebration of winter gay pride in Killington, Vermont.

Iceland to Host Second Annual Rainbow Reykjavik Festival

By | Monday Nov 5, 2012
There is no better time than right now to book your trip to Iceland: the second annual international LGBT Festival will take place from 31 January - 03 February, 2013.

A Luxurious New Hideaway to Open in Gstaad

By | Sunday Nov 4, 2012
In a village with more than its share of elegant and cozy chalets, The Alpina Gstaad stands out: it’s the first totally new luxury hotel to open in this Alpine village in 100 years.

An Autumn Weekend in New York

By | Saturday Nov 3, 2012
New York City is eternally in the throes of reinventing itself. While some things remain steadfast, the city thrives on surprising longtime residents and visitors alike with unexpected discoveries.

Arosa Gay Ski Week: Europe’s Favorite Ski Pride Festival

By | Thursday Nov 1, 2012
Arosa Gay Ski Week, Europe’s favourite Ski Pride Festival will takes place from 6th to 13th January 2013. It’s a lively, colorful week, supported by Arosa and Swiss tourist offices.

More Than Mustard: A Dijon Weekend

By | Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
The "route des Grands Crus" is the "Champs-Elysees" of Burgundy, home to some of France’s most famous vineyards. Located approximately 20 miles from Dijon, the Cote de Nuits wine region is 90 minutes by train from Paris - perfect for a weekend getaway.

Dijon: It’s More Than Mustard: The Photos

By | Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
As the gateway to the most prestigious vineyards of Burgundy, Dijon is the capital of the Burgundy region, a city nestled within one of France’s largest protected areas of nearly 250 acres.

"In the Spirit of Palm Beach": An Insider’s Guide

By | Sunday Oct 28, 2012
Established as a luxury vacation destination in southern Florida for the rich and famous in the early 1900s, Palm Beach is synonymous with old-world glamour and new-world sophistication.

A Culinary Day Trip from Quebec City to Charlevoix

By | Friday Oct 26, 2012
Charlevoix, Canada, a picturesque landscape on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, is destined to become the next "hot" foodie destination. Located east of Quebec City, Charlevoix is in a 350 million year old meteorite crater.

Blatino Oasis Returns to Palm Springs

By | Wednesday Oct 24, 2012
Palm Springs offers beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, affordable and upscale hotels or clothing-optional accommodations, and of course sexy men from around the world. Now that’s a vacation!

A Nancy Macaroon Weekend

By | Tuesday Oct 16, 2012
Nancy is the city that rivaled Paris as a center of art and architecture at the end of the 19th century. First built in the 11th century, Nancy was the one-time capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, which helped it attract many artists.

A Green Sanctuary at Element Times Square

By | Thursday Oct 11, 2012
A recent in-town getaway to the new 411-room Element Times Square, which opened in 2010, confirmed that Element by Westin is not only "green" but also a refuge for restoring your balance while recharging your creative battery.

Luxury Travel Through South Africa Via The Blue Train

By | Saturday Oct 6, 2012
The most lavish train on the planet has partnered with two special hotels in a spectacular promotion ideal for jetsetters wishing to travel South Africa in style.

Champagne Weekend in Reims, France

By | Thursday Oct 4, 2012
The next time you’re thinking of a week in Paris, think about spending a weekend in nearby Reims, the center of the Champagne region and home to one of the three most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world (the other two being Chartres and Amiens).

Chicago’s Legacy Walk: LGBT History Comes to Halsted

By | Tuesday Oct 2, 2012
In recognition of October as Gay and Lesbian History Month, the Board of Directors of the Legacy Project announced that the upcoming dedication of the Legacy Walk will take place on the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of National Coming-Out Day.

Take a Gay-cation in New York State

By | Sunday Sep 30, 2012
Upstate New York towns like Hammondsport, Rochester, Ithaca, Sullivan County, Hudson Valley and Long Island are thriving with festivals, restaurants, hotels and nightlife suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a gay-cation.

Soaring Through Heaven on Air France’s A380

By | Friday Sep 28, 2012
Air France’s A380, the world’s largest civil aircraft, made its inaugural flight between Paris and New York in November of 2009. In the ensuing two years, this double-decker, four-engine super jumbo aircraft has become favored by aeronautic aficionados.

New Hampshire Introduces Bicycle Itineraries

By | Thursday Sep 27, 2012
New Hampshire Grand has added a new Bicycle Itinerary to www.nhgrand.com, providing a Grand Tour of several routes to ride in northern New Hampshire to experience scenic views of foliage, mountains, woods and wildlife.

Uncommon Lodgings Throughout New York

By | Wednesday Sep 26, 2012
Why stay in an ordinary hotel when you can sleep in a luxurious, remote lakeside yurt or a repurposed caboose? Here are more than a dozen wonderful lodgings across the state that are attractions in their own right.

Atlantic City Rocks with Madonna

By | Monday Sep 24, 2012
There’s more to Atlantic City than just casinos. From live entertainment to outlet shopping to nightclubs and the beaches, this boardwalk empire is a great weekend getaway.

Most Popular LGBT Tourism Hotspots for 2013

By | Sunday Sep 23, 2012
New research reveals which travel destinations hold the most appeal to one of the most valuable niche demographics - the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel market.

LGBT-Friendly Puerto Vallarta Resort Offers Fall Travel Deal

By | Saturday Sep 22, 2012
Puerto Vallarta is currently one of the most preferred LGBT travel destinations in North America with an array of LGBT friendly nightlife, excursions and activities.

Shoulder Season: Vermont Bounces Back

By | Friday Sep 21, 2012
Vermont is open for business after rebuilding from one of the most devastating natural disasters in Green Mountain history.

Five Ways to Experience Dubai for Free

By ADAM SCHRECK | Thursday Sep 20, 2012
Dubai’s big spending on manmade islands and other over-the-top attractions left this unabashedly capitalist city with mountains of debt.

Historic Hotels Hold Charm for Tourists

By BRUCE SMITH | Wednesday Sep 19, 2012
Business is recovering nicely for historic hotels in the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee as the economy improves following the Great Recession.

Guests at P’town Hotel to Pay Rate Equal to Temperature

By | Tuesday Sep 18, 2012
When planning a trip to Provincetown on Cape Cod, visitors looking for a deal on their hotel stay should pay close attention to the weather report.

World’s Largest Drag Stars Cruise to Feature 40 Drag Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race

By | Saturday Sep 15, 2012
Additional inventory has opened up aboard the wildly popular Drag Stars at Sea: Revenge of the Wench cruise taking place on December 2, 2012 on the Carnival Glory.

Cruising on the Romantic Rhine River

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO | Wednesday Sep 12, 2012
After returning from a cruise on the legendary Rhine, I’m happily considering trips to other iconic waterways such as the Danube for next year. Sure, there were a few wrinkles, but they didn’t take away from what I found was a charming experience.

Montreal’s Festival Season: The Photos

By | Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
Some locals claim that Montreal has only two seasons: winter and festivals, which means that all spring, summer, and autumn, Montreal is nothing less than an ongoing festival of fun.

For the Love of Montreal

By | Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
If you look at a map of Montreal, you’ll notice that the city is shaped like a pair of lips and it’s fitting that the Tourism Montreal logo, which visitors see all over the city, replaces the O in Montreal with a red-lipsticked kiss.

In the Hamptons for Fall 2012

By | Sunday Sep 9, 2012
One of the most historic coastal resort areas in the Northeast, the Hamptons are home to miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, as well as renowned restaurants, high-end shopping and much more.

New York State’s Fall Foliage Season Starts in September

By | Friday Sep 7, 2012
We cannot say with absolute certainty that New York State has more leaves than anyone else, but we can say that we believe New York’s foliage bounty and beauty make it the most desirable autumn travel destination for "Leaf Peepers" nationwide.

15 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone in the Fall

By | Thursday Sep 6, 2012
It is not just the sudden-onset yellow transforming the towering aspens that provides the signal that fall has arrived in Yellowstone Country. Other signs are the fat bears and noisy bull elk.

Autumn in the Adirondacks

By | Thursday Sep 6, 2012
This fall, discover New York’s military history, taste the delights of the harvest, and experience the colorful fall foliage of the Adirondacks.

Autumn on New York’s Food and Beverage Trails

By | Wednesday Sep 5, 2012
There is a culinary revolution in America and it’s all about going to the source: for apples and cheese, bread, beer, wine, even chocolate, and New York is leading the way.

Fall Film Festivals Abound in New York State

By | Monday Sep 3, 2012
From the world renowned Woodstock Film Festival to the first ever Big Eddy Film Festival, New York State invites you to celebrate the valuable contribution that film makes to our cultural lives.

New Brunswick Celebrates Autumn with Spirits and Arts Festivals

By | Saturday Sep 1, 2012
In autumn, as the leaves turn, the riverfront city of Fredericton is awash with fiery scarlets and bright yellows. And the cultural calendar is as lively as ever.

48 Hours in Very Cool Vancouver: The Photos

By | Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
Chances are, you know Vancouver - even if you’ve never been there. Dubbed "Hollywood North," Vancouver has been a primary film location for nearly a century and is, currently, the third-largest film production town in North America after LA and NYC.

48 Hours in Very Cool Vancouver

By | Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
A waterfront city situated between the Pacific Coast and the forests of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, water, forests, and parklands - and is home to the largest gay population in Western Canada.

Million-Acre Farm (aka Prince Edward Island) Hosts Autumn Food Festivals

By | Saturday Aug 25, 2012
A bucolic isle in Atlantic Canada, Prince Edward Island is renowned for its mussels and oysters and is called the tuna fishing capital of the world.

Pride of the Ocean Launches 4th Annual LGBT Film Festival Cruise in 2013

By | Tuesday Aug 21, 2012
Pride of the Ocean, the originator of the gay and lesbian film festival at sea, announced its 2013 cruise itinerary. After three consecutive sailings from New York to Bermuda, the floating film festival is heading west.

Find LGBT Lodging With World Rainbow Hotels

By | Friday Aug 17, 2012
Gay and lesbian customers can now search and book more than 850 genuinely gay-welcoming hotels worldwide on the newly launched World Rainbow Hotels website www.worldrainbowhotels.com

The Romance of Rail Through the Canadian Rockies: The Photos

By | Wednesday Aug 15, 2012
The four-day journey from Vancouver to Toronto is one of the world’s most legendary long-haul journeys - and, arguably, the best way to experience the beauty of western Canada and the Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Magnificent Majesty: The Canadian Rockies VIA Rail Canada

By | Wednesday Aug 15, 2012
Romance, intrigue, and spectacular scenery: it’s a seductive combination - and particularly when you’re traveling on VIA Rail Canada’s flagship, the Canadian. From Vancouver to Toronto is one of the world’s most legendary long-haul journeys.