Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pics And Deals











There is a fantastic deal on all-inclusive resort rates in the Dominican Republic. Rates are US $49 per night, per person. This is for beachside accomodations, but has to be booked by midnight July 31st.

Monday, July 27, 2009

In Concert!


The incomparable Jamaican-born entertainer, GRACE JONES, will be in concert Thursday in New York.

Monday, July 20, 2009

TOP 5 DESTINATIONS

I am always curious where people are traveling. Particularly the GLBT community. I came across a website that featured the Top Five gay-friendly destinations in the caribbean. They did not mention whether they had visited these places or had taken a poll, which I decided to do in the sidebar. I viewed a few more sites and discovered that Curacao and Puerto Rico are quite popular among the community. The following "Top Five" were compiled by About.com, other info is at TripOut.

1. St. Barts
2. St. Martin/St. Maarten
3. Puerto Rico
4. US Virgin Islands
5. Curacao

UPDATE: This may be a great time to check out Costa Rica, not in the Top Five but definitely a contender. Click HERE to check unbelievable rates on airfare to Costa Rica. about US $235 from Miami, including taxes/fees

Friday, July 17, 2009

After Sex


After the most incredible sex I ever had he stood beside the bed gazing at me with a confident look. He lit one of those small cuban cigars, then asked with a deep and heavy accent, "it was good, yes?"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Puerto Rican Deal

For $249 per person, stay 4 nights at the 4-star Gran Melia Puerto Rico Resort & Villas in a Deluxe Junior Garden View Suite. CheapCaribbean.com's new sale, which also includes air, knocks more than 75% OFF what this package would normally cost.
The resort is located beachfront on the Northeastern coast of Puerto Rico.

Depart from the following cities Aug. 18 - Dec. 20 (+$150 through Aug. 17):
Add $0 from Miami
Add $50 from Atlanta, Orlando and Detroit
Add $60 from Philadelphia
Add $80 from Tampa
Add $90 from Boston, New York City and Washington D.C.
Add $100 from Chicago
Add $120 & up from dozens of other cities

Travelzoo Tip: When booking online or by phone, be sure to use promo code 100PR. The pricing above already reflects this discount (based on double occupancy). This offer is part of a larger CheapCaribbean Puerto Rico sale. For example, stay at the Marriott San Juan for $50 more.
Book by July 22: Click here for more information about the Puerto Rico sale and to book online through CheapCaribbean.com. Or call CheapCaribbean.com at 800-915-2322

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dominican News

The Ministry of Foreign Relations has announced a US$30 dollar increase in the cost of a tourist visa for those who require them. The announcement was sent to all Dominican consulates worldwide. The new measure does not affect people with United States, Canadian or European Union passports, where the standard US$10 fee will continue to be applied. It now costs US$207 to visit the Dominican Republic, and this is before buying an airplane ticket or paying for a hotel. It is important to note that if you are a citizen of a country whose citizens need visas to travel to the Dominican Republic, but you are a legal resident of the United States, Holland, Italy, Canada, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, France, Greece, Ireland or Denmark, with some exceptions, you can visit the DR with just your passport, residence card and the US$10 tourist card.


The world is still reeling from the death of pop icon Michael Jackson and this is no different in the DR, where the tributes to the King of Pop continue. First Mambo singer Omega paid tribute remixing one of his songs, "Remember the time." And now the Jaragua Hotel will host a local talent tribute to Jackson on 14 August at the Teatro Fiesta. Frank Ceara, Audrey Campos, Carolina Rivas, Hector Anibal and Luis Armando Rivera will perform the music of Jackson.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Boycott The Fantasy?





















Many people are boycotting Jamaica because of human rights issues. They will not travel to Jamaica, buy Jamaican music or products. I have agreed that something must be done to end the intolerance and the violent treatment of LGBT persons on the island. But how far must we go? Remember, if we do a total boycott we also hurt the LGBT community. Besides, it would be hard to let go of one of my favorite fantasies. Thanks to the good people at rudejam.com

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Vacation Planning 101

Be sure to visit the Travel Info Page for helpful tips when planning your vacation to the Dominican Republic. Click on the ads for great deals!