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Feature some of the amazing LGBTQ+ owned and friendly properties

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Manoir Sherbrooke Hotel -
Gay Friendly Montreal Hotel

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Dominion Hill Country Inn -Gay Friendly New Brunswick B&B

QUIET ESCAPE MINUTES FROM ST. ANDREWS

 

Dominion Hill Country Inn and Retreat Centre sits on 65 acres next to the Digdeguash River, not far from Saint Andrews by the sea. It has a long and colorful history, and has been everything from a working farm to a retreat centre.

The roomy, elegantly remodeled manor house has four guest rooms and a dining room. We also have three charming cottages under the trees by the carriage house, which includes a yoga studio, massage chair, and a 

conference room, making the property perfect for company retreats.

Dominion Hill Country Inn is a peaceful getaway from the stresses of your everyday life.

Getting married? Our recently-renovated barn is a ideal place for your wedding.

Our team truly believes that each of our guests is unique and special, and we treat them accordingly.

If you are looking for the perfect New Brunswick getaway, come stay with us at the Dominion Hill Country Inn, and let your cares melt away.

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BUDGET BOUTIQUE HOTEL NEAR GAY VILLAGE

Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke is a century old home transformed in an exquisite budget boutique style inn. Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke offers its guests charming standard, superior and deluxe rooms, many with wood floors.

Each room is unique and has been tastefully decorated in a Victorian style, keeping with the building's historical character.

Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke with its charming rooms and 

personalized service is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway,for business clients and for tourists alike. This four story centennial building is not handicapped accessible and not equipped with an elevator.

In our boutique style inn, there are a variety of room types to meet the needs of the business traveller and tourists alike for short or longer stays.

Each room is unique and has a private washroom with either shower or shower|tub combination, air conditioning, telephone, cable television and free WIFI access.

Guests enjoy a delicious continental breakfast served daily in our breakfast room. Our clients also have access to complimentary coffee or tea throughout the day. Public parking options are available near the hotel.

Hotel Manoir Sherbrookes prime location in the heart of downtown Montreal, nestled between Plateau Mont Royal and the Latin Quarter is ideal to discover Montreal's tourist sites and participate in the numerous events and festivals of Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles. From our inn, you are within walking distance of the Gay Village, Chinatown, Old Port, Old Montreal, the Palais des Congres and the downtown shopping boutiques.

Our budget boutique inn offers you helpful and professional staff ready to assist you with first class concierge service and personalized assistance. Our staff are eager to suggest attractions, shows, theaters, festivals, restaurants and boutiques.

Hotel Manoir Sherbrookes' warm hospitality is sure to charm the discriminating, yet budget conscious traveller.

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Gay Osaka – The Nomadic Boys

Do you want to know why they really call Osaka the Kitchen of Japan? It’s because once you see all of those scrumptious boys wandering about the city, you will be left hungry for more!

Of course… We’re sure the delicious cuisine helps to bring the point home! As the foodie capital of the entire country, you will find the best of the best in terms of classic Japanese dishes such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki. But, among the bustling food stalls and restaurants, you will also be introduced to stunning, modern architecture and a gay nightlife culture supported by kindhearted, welcoming locals.

Since it is located alongside the ports of Honshu, Osaka essentially functions as the primary commercial center for Japan. However, the city is still a close neighbor of Kyoto and Tokyo, which means that it tends to fly under the radar of travelers seeking a grand Asian adventure. But today, we’re here to plead on behalf of Osaka. We want to highlight exactly why gay travelers should be calling this fantastic destination their next hot vacation spot.

With the second-largest LGBTQ+ scene in Japan and a friendly atmosphere that promotes total self-expression, gay Osaka will surely provide you with enough pleasant memories to last a lifetime. With the help of our comprehensive guide, we can ensure you an Osaka trip packed full of only the-can’t-miss stops for LGBTQ travelers. Prepare to be enveloped in a city that offers the comforts of both a metropolitan area and a natural, historical getaway!

Is Gay Osaka Safe for Travelers?

We found Japan to be very safe for gay travelers, including Osaka. Whilst LGBTQ rights still have far to go in Japan, by Asian standards the country easily ranks as one of the most gay friendly Asian countries.

The Japanese are very conservative people and even straight couples limit public displays of affection, so it would pay to respect this. Having said that, the Japanese are extremely respectful people, particularly to foreigners. As an openly gay couple, we found people in gay Osaka to be super sweet. At no stage did we ever have any problems checking into a hotel or requesting a double bed in any of the places we stayed at. Osaka is even home to the first government district in the country to officially support LGBT human rights.

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Thailand's Cheow Lan Lake - Our Taste for Life

Cheow Lan Lake is one of Thailand’s most beautiful wonders and the highlight of Khao Sok National Park. We recently took a tour to the famous Khao Sok Floating Bungalows on Cheow Lan Lake, and this article aims to provide all the information you’ll need to plan your own Cheow Lan Lake tour. I include the prices of a floating bungalow in Khao Sok National Park, what you can expect from a Cheow Lan Lake Tour, as well as how to book and what you’ll need to prepare.

Khao Sok National Park is one of the most underrated destinations in all of Thailand. The relatively untouched region is a dream for nature lovers, where limestone karsts and dense jungle adorn the landscape – queue Jurassic Park theme tune. It’s also where an amalgamation of wildlife including Gibbons, Malaysian Sun Bears, Asian Elephants and 300 species of birds have found sanctuary in the arms of the ancient rainforest.

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Then, of course, there is Cheow Lan Lake – A magnificent man-made lake covering approximately 185 square km. This captivating area is a sight to behold, where limestone karsts immerge from the emerald-blue waters, and you sail along blissfully to your Khao Sok floating bungalow. That said, you don’t need to stay overnight on a Cheow Lan Lake tour. You can opt for a day trip instead, which ensures you’ll be back to the comfort of your hotel by evening. Psst! If you would rather stay closer to Khao Sok town, we recommend Silver Cliff Resort, located in the heart of the jungle surrounded by elephants. It’s a gem!