A Magical City: Reykjavik, Iceland

The only way to describe Iceland is…magical. It truly is. Iceland is like no other place I’ve visited in the world. It’s topography, climate, people, culture, history, and nightlife blended together make Iceland a surreal adventure that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. In my case, this is my second visit to…

Survey: Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Unlikely To Travel for Holidays

While rising vaccination rates against COVID-19 have increased travelers’ comfort levels, most Americans are still opting to stay home this holiday season, according to a new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) conducted by Morning Consult. The survey found that 29 percent of Americans are likely to travel for Thanksgiving…

Pandemic Cancels More Pride Events

Upstate Pride SC has announced the cancellation of all remaining in-person events for 2021, based on recent data showing a spike in COVID-19 cases across the state, the highly transmissible nature of the Delta Variant and the low vaccination rates in South Carolina.

Olympic City

Colorado Springs is a great place for LGBTQ travelers seeking a combination of outdoor adventures, as well as city life.

A Long Weekend Getaway

On this visit to St. Louis, I wanted to focus on Union Station, a magnificent property located in the heart of the city which features an aquarium, numerous dining options, a Ferris wheel and, of course, the Union Station Hotel.

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