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Do It on the Slopes
Whitman's Elevation Ski Weeks Return
“With the human rights stuff that's going on, there’s a potential for it to be an incredibly negatively overshadowed Olympics,” speculated two-time gold medalist for snowboarding Seth Wescott on the  upcoming  Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Undoubtedly, the international sporting event has taken a back seat to Russia’s government-supported discrimination against its LGBT community. With a ban on what the government calls gay “propaganda” and the sharp increase in violence against gays and lesbians, perhaps ...
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Let It Rain
A Guide to Seattle's Best Attractions
The Pacific Northwest—with its rainy climate, gorgeous scenery and granola-leaning population—serves as an idyllic setting for a quick getaway from Los Angeles. Seattle, specifically, is just a quick plane ride away and is filled with lots of fun activities and great food. It’s easy to get a cab no matter where you are in the city, but the way it’s laid out makes walking a breeze and a great way to take it all in. ...
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PDX: The Rose of Oregon
A favorite destination of Angelenos trekking north, the City of Roses contains everything gay travelers hanker for when escaping from our big city—comfort food, unorthodox accomodations and a laid-back bar scene—while not sacrificing sophistication or charm. Once you’ve visited Portland, it may well become your home away from home.  When you think of Portland, you may not think of icing-topped pastries or vintage-inspired meat, but you should. Voodoo Doughnuts is the city’s signature 24-hour ...
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Do It in the Desert
Phoenix Rises Anew
Marilyn Monroe’s favorite pool is in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, and you, too, can swim there. Early in the morning at the Arizona Biltmore, you might even have it to yourself—you and the spirit of Marilyn floating in the desert. For years, Arizona’s Sonoran Desert has served as a getaway for Hollywood stars and celebrities. Wisconsin-born architect Frank Lloyd Wright arrived in Phoenix in 1928, contending that there was “nothing more inspiring ... ...
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Santa Barbara's Secret is Living Well
If you’ve ever seen Grace Kelly and Cary Grant romping along the Riviera in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, it’s likely that you, too, have yearned for your own seaside romance. As luck would have it for those who live in L.A., “The American Riviera” is but a short drive away. That’s right—just up the coast, where the ocean meets the mountains and it’s sunny all year, Santa Barbara beckons.    What was ...
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Palm Springs, Your Desert Hideaway
There’s no better place to get away from it all than the desert. And there’s no better desert than Palm Springs, where gays are royalty. Even the drive out to the desert provides a quiet and stillness, allowing you to regroup and clear your head. Once you hit the land of windmills, you can decide to continue in your zen-like retreat or opt to turn it up and hit the town.  Where the Wild ...
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Your Gay Guide to San Francisco, Part Four
Eat Here
Food is at the core of San Francisco, the fuel and fervor of a citizenry classically trained in the art of the feast. Long a delightful haven for foodies and culinary savants, the Bay Area is a training ground for more restaurants per capita than any other region in the United States. San Francisco being a tightly packed kingdom that Angelenos frequently love and love to frequent—a relatively small 232 square miles—the city’s abundant dining ...
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Your Gay Guide to San Francisco, Part Three
Drink Here
Photos by Rolling Blackouts Those who have spent time in San Francisco know that watering holes are anything but hard to find here. Of course, what would you expect from a city housing such an eccentric, prominent LGBT community? The list of SF’s gay-owned and gay-friendly bars is an exhaustive one, and between sightseeing storied city attractions, lounging in your boutique hotel suite and indulging in some of the country’s best eats, sooner or later ...
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