Category Archives: Cool places to stay

Cool place to stay: Where B&B means bed and beer

If you know anything about me, it’s that chocolate is my vice. Everything I learned about beer was gleaned while living in Australia, where they take their brew very seriously. I could never keep up. It’s a safe bet even … Continue reading

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Ultimate cool place to stay: an art gallery

It’s not quite a night at the museum, but it may be the closest thing: spending the night in an art gallery. You don’t need to be a celebrity or performance artist. There are a¬†couple venues out there (and many … Continue reading

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Who I’m sleeping with tonight

Meet Konica, proprietress of an art gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s my digs for the next couple days while I continue The Great Condo Search. One of the neatest lodging experiences I’ve ever had. Back with the scoop (as … Continue reading

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Miami: A farm where Woodstock meets Crate and Barrel

It’s an urban oasis that very easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there. And who would? This cracked gem in a¬†tarnished setting in Miami is overshadowed by glittery neighborhoods like South Beach, Coconut Grove and Aventura. Where everyone … Continue reading

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Eastern & Oriental Express: It’s a tough life

Last I mentioned the Eastern & Oriental Express, I was just about to board the train. And worried that my darling little pillbox hat would be on the ground in a crumpled heap before I ever made it to my … Continue reading

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Asia Chronicles: Managing to stay out of trouble in Singapore

I’m not trying to be funny. Everything I knew about Singapore — the jumping off point for my recent adventure aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express — was what everyone else seemed to know, too. That American kid who was … Continue reading

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Hotels: How to tell if they’re really gay friendly

A new website might offer some insights. A site put together by an organization known as Worldwide Rainbow Hotels helps LGBT consumers find and book hotels that genuinely understand their travel needs — and budgets. How do they define genuine? … Continue reading

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