Lonely Planet’s gay top 10

Although Lonely Planet’s recommendations are sometimes a little young for me, they published their list of the 10 most gay-friendly destinations on the planet. Copenhagen, at number one, and Berlin, at number six, were already on the list of places I want to go (and haven’t been).  And though I had never really thought seriously … more…

It’s good to be the Queen

Since we don’t have a queen and covet theirs, I saw every palace I could get into. It is obviously good to be the Queen.  Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle were (not surprisingly) very grand, but both had the feeling of a well-loved and well-used building. And while the private apartments were not on the … more…

Why this gay man travels

Travel can be frustrating and uncomfortable. So can driving in traffic, having sex or shopping for jeans. I read debates about whether or not travel is glamorous. I think it is. I try not to confuse ‘glamour’ with ‘exclusivity’, I don’t believe that travel is glamorous only when it comes with privilege and I don’t value the … more…