The out traveler: destination station
1 Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines Inc. provides air transportation for passengers and freight throughout the United States and around the world. Delta serves 206 domestic cities in 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as 47 international cities in 31 countries. Delta, Song[R], Delta Express, Delta Shuttle[R], Delta Connection[R], Delta SkyTeam[R], and Worldwide Partners operate 7,675 flights each day to over 497 cities in 86 countries.
* Alyson Adventures/Hanns Ebensten Travel
2 Great Gay Adventures: Hike, bike, explore, and make new friends in France, Italy, Switzerland, South America, or China. Choose an active Alyson Adventure or a classic vacation from Hanns Ebensten Travel.
Aquafest GLBT Group Cruise Events is an award-winning, affordable alternative to “pricey” full ship charters. Aquafest provides lots of added value, including GLBT celebrity entertainment, private group events, and customized excursions, all at the lowest possible price.
4 Atlantis Events
There’s nothing like an Atlantis all-gay cruise! A custom-designed experience aboard the finest ships in the world. We’re the largest gay and lesbian vacation company, featuring 10 distinctively fun cruise and resort trips in 2005. Get our new brochure today.
A user-friendly Web site that links consumers to destination guides and numerous online travel resources. Gay Travel Links is the smart and efficient planning tool for every journey.
6 Gay Travel One
Deluxe/first-class cruise/tour vacations, totally gay/lesbian, at affordable prices. Enjoy the beautiful Viking Pride, Budapest to Prague for 12 days, or exciting China/Yangtze River for 16 days. GTO, the travel company with you in mind.
7 Journey Out
Down-to-earth adventures with … a little luxury sprinkled in. Unique group travels for gay men, lesbians, and their friends. Enjoy La France Gastronomique, OktoBEARfest with the MunichBears, an Alaskan Explorer Cruise, and more.
8 Liberty Travel
Liberty Travel has been fulfilling the travel dreams of millions since 1951. Today, we offer gay packages to the most popular destinations worldwide, including the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Europe, Central America, and Tahiti. Liberty Travel has more than 200 retail locations in the Northeast and Florida.
9 Olivia Cruises
Laugh freely, dance cheek to cheek, hold your sweetheart’s hand, relax completely. Discover a world of comfort and luxury, traveling in the company of women with Olivia. It’s a dream vacation where you can be yourself day and night.
10 Toto Tours
Tote Tours creates worldwide adventure vacations exclusively for gay men. Celebrating 14 years, we offer an exciting range of tours for all interests, activity levels, and budgets. Travel with incredible people–make friends for life.
Travelocity, the first online travel site, features your very own Gay & Lesbian Travel Store. From all-gay cruises and packages to low prices on top airlines, hotels, last-minute offers, and more to all of your top destinations.
* Wyndham El Conquistador Resort 12 & Golden Door Spa
The world’s most comprehensive resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Enjoy our Arthur Hill championship golf course, wave running, horseback riding, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, and swimming in one of six pools or just relax in our Golden Door[R] Spa.
13 A Roman Holiday
Offering privately escorted architectural tours of Rome, ARCHITECTOUR designs itineraries for the sophisticated traveler, with unprecedented access to private embassies, palaces, and excavations. Relax and rejuvenate with a three-day sojourn in Capri at a five-star luxury spa/hotel!
Discover charming cities, taste delicious food, visit excellent museums, celebrate great events, and make friends during one of Switzerland’s gay adventure vacations. Enjoy the warm hospitality, meet multilingual and friendly Swiss people, and experience our marvelous train system.
15 Coyote Moon Health Resort & Spa
Coyote Moon Health Resort & Spa is a unique, life-enhancing Tucson destination serving the gay community, the first of its kind. Our mission is to invigorate all aspects of your being–mind, body, and spirit.
16 The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Since 1911, the Georgian Terrace Hotel has been a landmark in midtown Atlanta. Fully restored in 2001, the hotel features 319 elegant suites, upscale leisure amenities, and exceptional restaurants. And its central location places the property near Buckhead, the Fox Theatre, and other Atlanta attractions.
17 Mauna Lani Resort
On the Big Island of Hawaii, along the Kohala Coast, you will find Mauna Lani Resort, an incomparable oasis of beauty and luxury.
18 Princeville Resorts
Combine daily adventure with uncompromising luxury, including 45 holes of award-winning golf, tennis, hiking, and every water sport imaginable. Princeville–a destination unto itself.
* Key West, Florida Keys
19 Love. Beauty. Fun. We all want the same things. So loosen up. Let your hair down. And chill out in Key West, the place where freedom of expression was perfected.
20 Alexander’s Guesthouse
Experience the Best of Key West. Distinctive Accommodation and Service for the Discerning Gay + Lesbian Traveler. “Spotless, Stylish + Comfortable”–OUT & ABOUT Multiple Sun Decks, 24 hr Heated Pool & Jacuzzi Daily Breakfast Buffet + Evening Open Bar
* Las Vegas
21 New York–New York Hotel & Casino
Discover Another Side of Cirque du Soleil[TM] with Zumanity[TM]. The performance is an intense visit to a world where human inhibitions are unveiled, where style and intense passion share an uncommon stage.
22 Paris Las Vegas
Ready for rock and romance? Get inspired at Paris Las Vegas. Experience We Will Rock You, the London smash-hit musical based on the songs of Queen; dine in one of the resort’s 10 French-inspired restaurants; and ride 50 stories up the Eiffel Tower.
* New Mexico
23 El Monte Sagrado Living Resort[R] and Spa
An enchanted, secluded sanctuary in Taos, N.M., that embraces environmental consciousness without sacrificing luxurious comfort and exquisite style. Our Living Spa offers customized services and restorative treatments for body and soul.
* New York
24 Hotel Gansevoort
Sophisticated, sleek and stylish, the new 187-room Hotel Gansevoort is the first luxury hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District and features a 45-foot heated rooftop pool with underwater music; roof garden and lounge; event loft; and 360[degrees] city and river views.
25 The Waldorf-Astoria
For more than a century, the Waldorf-Astoria has combined luxurious elegance with a wealth of amenities and services. This 42-story art deco hotel, an official New York City landmark since 1993, is truly synonymous with elegance and grandeur.
* Palm Springs
26 Desert Paradise Resort Hotel
Elegance, romance, and beauty with fun, warm, kind, nice people. Cleanest rooms anywhere, well-maintained garden. Award-winning, grandstanding, always accommodating, and fun-loving. Pool, spa, outdoor shower, and 15 adult video channels. Breakfast, sunshine, fire pit, starlight, and breathtaking views. NEED WE SAY MORE?
27 The Hacienda at Warm Springs
This most spacious all-suite upscale resort in Palm Springs, with a friendly and fun environment, has every amenity desired by today’s sophisticated gay traveler. This super-service-oriented property is the highest-rated resort in Palm Springs.
28 Inn Dulge
Palm Springs, a resort hotel for adventurous gay men in Palm Springs, California. CLOTHING IS FOREVER OPTIONAL! 24-hour pool and Jacuzzi, 24 poolside rooms. Continental breakfast, poolside happy hour. Escape, Enjoy, INNdulge Palm Springs!
29 Inn Exile
At Inn Exile, clothing is always optional. The atmosphere couldn’t be more inviting, with four pools, two Jacuzzis, a steam room, complete gymnasium, and an outdoor fireplace. Being gay is a way of life. A man’s resort–it’s your destiny.
30 Warm Sands Villas
Historic property located in Palm Springs’ largest gay neighborhood. Spanish style architecture with 26 bungalow-style studios and suites set around a generous pool in lush landscaping. Friendly staff and ample amenities.
31 Somerset House
Provincetown’s only “Hip & Trendy” boutique-style guesthouse! Offering more services than any other guesthouse at a better price and with a down-to-earth yet very hip attitude and style.
* San Francisco
32 Pan Pacific San Francisco
Consider Pan Pacific your home away from home in San Francisco–modern four-star luxury in the perfect Union Square location. Convenient to the best restaurants and shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf, Moscone Center, and the Castro.
33 The Parker Guest House
A 21-room gay hotel perfectly located in San Francisco’s Castro district. The complete business facilities make it ideal for both leisure and business travelers.
* Kimpton Hotels
34 Seeking a romantic getaway or full-service business accommodations, traditional decor or cutting edge? Our high profile, stylish destination hotels feature unique personalities and are celebrated by locals, critics, and travelers alike. Find out how to save 10%-15% on rooms.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL HOTELS/RESORTS
* InterContinental Hotels
35 With 140 properties worldwide, we have exceeded travelers’ needs for over 50 years. With unparalleled service standards, “We know what it takes” is more than a marketing slogan–it is our promise.
36 W Hotels Worldwide
There are 18 W Hotels Worldwide, each with a unique sense of style and luxury. Properties in Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, L.A., New Orleans, N.Y., San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Sydney, and Mexico City. Coming soon to Montreal and Seoul.
37 BMS Virology
Once-a-day-based HIV regimens are changing the way people think about HIV medication. And BMS Virology is leading the way with simple, once-daily medications. Taking medications just once a day may make it easier to stick to your medication schedule–which is key to combating HIV. Ask your doctor if a once-a-day-based HIV regimen is right for you.
Visit your nearest Bridgestone tire retailer to find out how our advanced technology delivers the premium performance you want in your tires. Bridgestone, the only national tire company supporting the GLBT community.
319 Miller Life
“Great Taste … Less Filling” Miller Lite is proud to give you a better choice. With a truly satisfying taste and half the carbs of Bud Light, that is worth celebrating.
Every Saturn is designed with one thing in mind: the person who might one day drive it. Take a closer look at our line of cars–the VUE, the ION, and, coming soon, the RELAY minivan.
Banana Republic www.bananarepublic.com
Best of Class by Robert Talbott 800-747-8778; Robert Tabott Stores nationwide; Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide; Button Down, San Francisco; www.roberttalbott.com
Blinde 877-679-0247; www.blindenyc.com
Cole Haan 800-201-8001; Cole Haan retail stores; www.colehaan.com
Donald J. Pliner Donald J. Pliner boutiques nationwide; Neiman Marcus; Bloomingdale’s
Eddie Bauer Eddie Bauer stores nationwide; www.eddiebauer.com
Helmut Lang Helmut Lang, New York; www.helmutlang.com
J. Fold www.jfold.com; Fred Segal, Los Angeles; Flight 001, New York and California; Nordstrom stores
Kenneth Cole 800-kencole; www.kennethcole.com
Louis Vuitton 888-VUITTON; www.vuitton.com
Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs, New York, 212-343-1490, and San Francisco, 415-362-6500; www.marcjacobs.com
Molten Brown www.moltonbrown.co.uk; Barneys; Neiman Marcus; Sephora
Morongo Casino, Resort, & Spa 800-252-4499
Patch Patch NYC, New York; 212-807-1060
Philips www.philips.com; www.bestbuy.com
Puma 888-565-7862; www.puma.com
Salvatore Ferragamo 800-628-8916; select Salvatore Ferragamo retail boutiques; www.ferragamo.com
Sherpa’s Pet Trading Co. Sherpa’s Pet Trading Co. store, New York, 212-838-9837; 800-743-7723; www.sherpapet.com; Croch & Fitzgerald, New York; Canine Styles, New York
Studio Chereskin Macy’s East; Macy’s West; www.chereskin.com
Tissot 800-284-7768; www.tissot.ch
Tommy Hilfiger 888-TOMMY-4-U; www.tommy.com
Tumi Tumi stores nationwide; www.tumi.com
Yanuk Fred Segal Fun, Los Angeles; Lulu, Miami; www.yanukdenim.com
Zero Halliburton www.zerohalliburton.com
PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING CREDITS FOR FLORENCE
Photographed exclusively for The Out Traveler by Len Prince. Styled by Gregory Wein. Photographer’s assistant: Scott Slater. Lucas and Cristiano, Joy Models, Milan. Some locations provided by Westin Grand Hotel and the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Florence, 888-625-5144, www.westin.com.
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