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By @ 09/28/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Photo: http://www.castrostreetfair.org/

Our editor in chief is missing these events all taking place the first week of San Francisco (he’s leaving Monday, October 1. Drats!) But you don’t have to. If you hurry, you can catch one of the following fun events, whether you’re proclivities tend towards the sporty, the literary or the queer. (Or all of the above.)

  • America’s Cup World Series, Oct. 2-7
  • Fleet Week, Oct. 4-8
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Oct. 5-7
  • Litquake, Oct. 5-13
  • Castro Street Fair, Oct. 7 (This one is super gay; see photo above)
  • San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade, Oct. 7
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills, Oct. 7

The folks at San Francisco Travel have posted details on these events and others on their website, www.sanfrancisco.travel. To help you navigate around the city efficiently and economically, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has also provided maps and other transit updates specifically related to these events as well.

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By @ 09/25/12 in ManAboutWorld, New York

With only one Michelin-starred restaurant (Del Posto), Chelsea comes up a little short for fine dining. But it makes up for it with an abundance of solid restaurants, serving a broad range of cuisines to an eclectic neighborhood crowd. There’s no shortage of places to eat and drink on 8th Ave., while enjoying the scenic pedestrian flow of Chelsea muscle boys and club kids.

Here are five of the nearly 30 gay-popular restaurants we recommend in Chelsea. For a complete listing, check out ManAboutWorld’s ultimate guide to Gay New York  — available for free in the August/September issue of ManAboutWorld Magazine with a trial subscription on the App Store.

Gascogne
This little hole in the wall on 8th Ave at 18th St. in Chelsea is one of the most overlooked secret gems in the neighborhood that has hidden in plain site for over two decades. The menu changes little over the years and offers primarily specialties of Southwestern France. The courtyard dining area is tiny but magical: eight tables in a little garden that could be in Toulouse. Polish your French; the waiters seem fresh off le bateau.

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By @ 09/23/12 in Dining/food/wine, Europe, Gay travel, London, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

We think some the most delicious and affordable tacos we have had in New York City are at La Esquina. Here’s our write up from this past summer’s inaugural issue of ManAboutWorld, which included a definitive guide to the best of gay New York. Here’s what we wrote about it:

This secretive and chic Mexican brasserie is hidden beneath an ordinary deli on the corner of Kenmare. With your reservation (book three weeks out!) verified by the Men In Black standing guard at a door marked “Employees Only,” you’ll walk down a candle-lit stairway, through the kitchen and into a sexy, brick-walled dungeon. Worth it for the ambience alone, the tacos are affordable and delicious—a rare combination even above ground in NYC.

Now what to do when in London and you have the taco urge?  Our reader and contributor Tanya Scholl steers us to the best place to satisfy the urge for great Mexican cuisine across the pond.

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By @ 09/21/12 in ManAboutWorld, Travel

 

San Francisco (Photo by Jeremy Brooks/Flickr)
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Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ. This week he even cites us at ManAboutWorld!

*What’s the best place to wear skinny jeans, thick-rimmed glasses and a precisely-trimmed messy beard? Sorry Williamsburg, but the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles has been named “America’s Best Hipster Neighborhood.”  (via Forbes)

*Your mama taught you to look both ways before crossing the street.  Now, just in case you are too busy texting, New York City streets are going to remind you.  (via NY Daily News)

*What apps do you need to enhance your next trip?  Travel bloggers extraordinaire Carlos Melia and Matt Long break down the best travel apps to download.  (via dot 429  & Landlopers)



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By @ 09/21/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

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One of our readers asked us for our recommendations for the city’s top vegetarian restaurants. He must have missed the ones we included in our recent issue! So we’re surfacing them here.

There’s nothing inherently gay about any of our choices for best vegetarian restaurants in New York, except they’re in neighborhoods our readers are most likely to explore when they visit.

It’s hard to find great vegan cuisine anywhere, but the “animal-caring” Blossom has three outposts serving great vegan, including gluten free, fare all organic and sourced as locally as possible. Blossom is in several locations though we like the one in Chelsea best (natch).

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By @ 09/16/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Our newest correspondent is a young Danish businessman who lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, drawn to that country by love. Jonas West Eilersen travels the world, including gay capitals like London, NYC and Paris and decidedly less gay countries like Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.

Jonas is originally Scandinavian, from Denmark, where he shunned journalism school in favor of becoming a sociologist.

He spent six years acquiring his Sociology B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Copenhagen, with extended stints in Sydney and Berlin during this time. After having worked as a management consultant in London, in the aviation and tourism industry, for close to five years, love brought him to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he currently resides.

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By @ 09/14/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

The times they are a-changin’. Start planning your fall foliage getaway now. (via NY Times). Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefseibel/5537653702/sizes/l/

Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ.

*The hills are alive with the sound of “Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo.”  Halfway between Salzburg and Innsbruck, an Austrian hotelier recently opened what might be the world’s first hiking trail devoted to the art of the yodel.  (via BBC)

*The Golden Arches ditch the beef.   The world’s first all-vegetarian McDonald’s restaurants are opening at two of India’s most-visited pilgrimage sites: near the Golden Temple in Amritsar and at the base of the mountain shrine Vaishno Devi.  (via CNN GO)

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By @ 09/09/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld

Rangel soaking in the Caribbean waters surrounding San Andrés island, Colombia.

Our São Paulo-based correspondent (businessman and former model), Rangel Vilas Boas visited Colombia recently with his husband Tomás. Here’s a photo report he sent us after his trip.

On our first day on the island of San Andrés, we rented a golf cart and drove all the way around the island. There are a lot of activities you can enjoy all over, and at one point you can jump from a rock directly in the sea, very fun (see below)!

 MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP

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By @ 09/07/12 in Gay travel, Travel

We are very pleased (and fortunate) to announce that Carlos Melia has joined ManAboutWorld as our newest Global Correspondent.

Carlos Melia is a travel expert, blogger, niche marketing consultant, wedding planner, jet-setter, and bon vivant, who travels around the world discovering what’s new and cool in luxury travel and hospitality. He has over 25 years of experiences in this industry. He’s known by many as the “Little Gay Marco Polo” and the “International Luxury Gay Travel Guru.”

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By @ 08/24/12 in Gay travel, Travel

 

A pampered pooch

Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ.

*New York City’s High Line, the park built atop an old elevated railway, has completely transformed the West Side of Manhattan, and not everyone is happy about it.  (via NY Times)

*Uganda, the African country known for its horrific “Kill the Gays Bill” that seeks to punish homosexuality with a death sentence, held its first ever gay pride parade with nearly a hundred people.   (via The New Yorker)

*Suffering from constipation during your travels?  Chew gum.  Nauseous?  Eat ginger.  (via NY Times)

*Run, fetch, poop, sleep:  It’s a dog’s life!  Fido deserves a vacation too.  (via Out Traveler)

*Stay ahead of the curve–quite literally–at this year’s best up-and-coming hotels.  (via Travel & Leisure)

*Americans eager to travel to Cuba may have to wait a little longer as the U.S. puts the breaks on “people to people” licenses.  (via USA Today)

What did he miss?  Share your favorite travel news posting on his Traveling IQ Facebook page.

 

 

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