February 2004 | Essentials Listings

7.14.2005

By OUTTraveler Contributer | FROM THE FEBRUARY 2004 ISSUE OF THE OUT TRAVELER

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Features





Page 48

Bravehearts


Planning travel to Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland? Check out ScotsGay
Magazine
and Britain
Inside & Out.




Page 59

Out in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is rediscovering its hedonistic ways. If you want to be
in-the-know when traveling to Sin City, visit the Las
Vegas Bugle
newspaper's site. Other resources can be found at GayVegas.com
and Vegas.com.



Page 60

Breathtaking Brazil


This Portuguese-speaking nation in South America truly does have sights to marvel
at. Review the country's background
and history.




Page 70

Schmooze Cruise


Would you like to go on your own Atlantis
Events
cruise or other vacation? Find your favorite place among the upcoming
travels that are set.



Page 76

Costa Rica


Have a great time in this Central American locale--just like Chad Allen and
his friends. Here are sites that writer Jeremy Blacklow mentioned in his article
in The Out Traveler.

Accommodations In Tamarindo

? El Diria Hotel Capitan


? Best Western
Tamarindo


In Milpai

? Hotel Milarepa

In Montezuma

? Hotel Milarepa

In Manuel Antonio

? Si Como No

? La Mariposa

? Makanda by the Sea

? Hotel Costa Verde


? Villas Nicolas

?
Casitas Eclipse


In San Jose

? Hotel
Alta




Page 82

Key West, Our Fantasy Island


The Official Tourism
Council of the Florida Keys and Key West
know all about how to make your
trip the best possible when you want to head to the southernmost spot in the
United States.






Columns and Departments





Page 15

State of Our Unions

Massachusetts might just be the most gay-friendly state in the nation
now. Enjoy these activities and welcoming businesses.

? Bay State Cruise Co.


? Boston Harbor
Cruises


? Cape Air

? Crown Pointe Historic
Inn


? Brass Key Guesthouse


? Land's End Inn

? Atlantic Bay Real Estate


? Ptown Bikes

? Boatslip

? West End Salon

? Front Street
Restaurant


? Red Inn

? Atlantic House

? Northampton, Mass., Traveler
Site




Page 16

Let's Rock


Heading to the Bahamas? Do not forget to visit the Rock
House.




Homomonument

The Homomonument
memorial is a must-see spot in Amsterdam.



Page 20

Lounging Laos

In Laos and feeling the need to nibble? Visit the gay-owned l'Elephant
Restaurant Francais.




Rangers to the Rescue


Heading toward Yellowstone for some outdoorsy fun? You might consider staying
at the gay-owned (by former Yellowstone park rangers) Lehrkind
Mansion Bed and Breakfast
in nearby Bozeman, Mont.



Page 22

The Maine Event


Four extraordinary lesbians begin their fabulous fifth season at their opera
house in Stonington, Maine. Find out more on their endeavor at Opera
House Arts
and on the area at the Deer
Isle Chamber of Commerce
site.



Getting Blue

Bluestockings
is a lebian cafe/activist center on Manhattan's trendy lower
east side.



Page 24

Site Seeing


? The Bloomberg
Currency Calculator
can give you exchange rates on more than 200 currencies.


? The U.S.
State Department Travel Warnings
for American citizens lets you know what
is still safe travel in the world.

? The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
keeps up-to-date on worldwide health issues for U.S.
travelers.



Swiss Please


Stop by self-proclaimed "Europe's oldest standing gay bar," Barfusser,
to wet you whistle while in Zurich. Customs



Page 41

Sweat

For a hike across the harbor bridge in Sydney, Bridge Climb tours
are held daily at 15-minute intervals. Try a sunrise or sunset walk if the weather
is good. Be sure to book in advance by calling 61-2-9240-1120 or visit the Bridge
Climb
site.



Page 43

Travel Queeries


? If you need to house-swap for a distant getaway, contact one of these businesses.
Gay agencies: Mi Casa, Su
Casa;
At Home
Around the World;
One
World, One Family.
General agencies: Intervac
International Home Exchange Network,
HomeLink
International.


? Visit the El Capitan
Canyon
"luxury campground" for a stay-clean visit to the outdoors.

? Stay at the Black Bear
Inn
at Lake Tahoe for a gay-friendly respite.


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