Spirit Journeys Attracts the Attention of GLAAD and Celebrities!



We did a story here a couple weeks ago about Spirit Journeys and their amazing gay retreats they offer.  Last week they gained endorsements from several celebrities at the GLAAD Media Awards for its spiritually based gay travel offerings!

“We were actually contacted by GLAAD to be a host in the Celebrity Suite. GLAAD felt that we were unique  and would bring something new to the suite, that and the fact that we were the only exclusively gay organization
in the suite!”  says owner Howie Holben.

As each celebrity was brought to meet Howie Holben and his partner Chris Caramelli, the purpose of Spirit Journeys was briefly explained to the celebrity. Most visitors were quite amazed that such a service even existed for the LGBT community.

some of the comments….



Cheyenne Jackson, who recently starred in Broadway’s Xanadu and is appearing in Fox’s upcoming series Glee, was quoted as saying, “I love to travel. Maybe I can join you guys sometime.”


Bruno Tonioli of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, asked “You guys go to Thailand?! I love Thailand!”


Alec Mapa, actor, comic and plays Suzuki St. Pierre on ABC’s Ugly Betty and hosted Logo’s Transamerican Love Story, said to Howie, “My husband and I are definitely coming to Peru and Machu Picchu with you guys!”


Peter Paige who is known for his work on Queer As Folk and as a star of Logo’s Rick & Steve, said “Wow, this sounds special.”


Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives was heard to say, “This would be a great way to see the world.”


After working very hard to bring Spirit Journeys to the attention of the LGBT community, the acknowledgments and endorsements were gratefully received by Spirit Journeys! Who knows, you might be taking a vacation with a celebrity next time at Spirit Journeys!




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