Category Archives: Travel Photography

Gay Travel Guide Photos From Around The World

We get lots of people who send us cool travel photos – the last one is supposed to be a body of water in Montana – look at the clarity!!   – I can’t read the writing – but it appears that image is from National Geographic. – I hope they do not mind we are running it . (NG has an amazing collection of travel images – with an Annual Contest.)

 Be it known , All photos are owned by their respective owners and I disclaim any ownership. No infringement or copyright is intended.

If you own a particular photo/s and would like it removed from this site, please contact me   raphaelsmp (at),   with your proof of ownership then I’ll remove it within 24-48 hours.

If you have a cool photo to share – send it along – and we are happy to link to you.

Michael  Snell


Gay Travel Around the World

TRAVEL –  is such an amazing experience!
You can meet new people, experience new cultures, travel feeds the soul!

Mark Twain said,  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from YOUR  safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.            
Explore. Dream. Discover.”


Sunset at the North Pole #northpole #santa

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last month. A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and  enjoy.


#northpole  #santa


Travel Book Collection Gift Set – 4 Cities by Taschen


Travel wisdom in your pocket

Get around New York, Paris, Berlin, and London in high style

TASCHEN 4 Cities   is a 12 Vol.  Boxed set of wonderful books  covering New York, London, Paris, and Berlin.  Each city separated into 3 guides for ”hotels”, “restaurants”, and “shops”.

We love that they’ve taken the design-oriented (and coffee-table sized) TASCHEN guide book concept and translated it into pocket-sized companions.  Wonderful for gift giving and a great keepsake from these wonderful cities! Great photos and the text gives you interesting and useful information, as well as addresses, phone numbers and website address.  $60 retail price, $39 at Amazon.
TASCHEN 4 Cities – 12 Vol. in Box (available Nov. 22)

Highlights include –

London: Number Sixteen, a chic South Kensington hotel in a beautiful Victorian townhouse with romatic gardens, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and social project, Fifteen, where teenagers cook the meals, and Dover Street Market, the multi-floor concept store founded in 2004 by Comme des Garçons.

New York: the Maritime Hotel, a former sailors’ dorm, now Chelsea’s coolest hotel, the Waverly Inn, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s exclusive salon for the glitterati, and where to buy New York’s best cheesecake

Paris: Ladurée, the best macaroons in the city, the ultra-luxurious Ritz hotel on elegant Place Vendôme, and Colette fashion concept store

Berlin: hip nightspot Green Door, where one rings the doorbell to gain entrance, oriental delight at Edd’s, the best Thai restaurant in Berlin (perhaps Germany), and experimental store Bless, “publicizing artistic values through products”

Order yours today!
TASCHEN 4 Cities – 12 Vol. in Box (available Nov. 22)




Where do they park their cars???  
Do they have lifeguards??  
How the hell do you get a tan?

What is REALLY going on, under those umbrellas?

 “A Day At The Beach”     takes on a whole new meaning.  

I don’t know where this is…does anyone know??


Whistler Blackcomb…Skiing in a Snowglobe!

 Last year was the first time I was ever skiing. I was actually quite amazed by the views! It was like being inside of a snowglobe! We were in Andorra , and to see for 5 miles, and all these tiny people moving about, was really cool!

Last week I found this video on YouTube.

A day in the life of a miniature Whistler , the biggest little ski area in the world. This video documents a bird’s eye view of teeny, tiny Whistler Village and surrounding Whistler Blackcomb mountains, making it a real life snow globe.

It is by Switchback Entertainment .

Good ski deals are out there. Follow the Trax!


Gay Travel and ReLocation to Maryland and Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier  is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Bordering Washington, DC, Mount Rainier got its start as a streetcar suburb.According to local tradition, surveyors from the Pacific Northwest named the town, giving the streets names such as “Shasta” and “Cascade”.

Mount Rainier has attracted a significant gay and lesbian population. In 2000, same-sex couples accounted for 1.0 percent of households, almost double the national average. IN fact, in 2004, gay and lesbian families were showing up in greater numbers in the nation’s suburbs and rural areas. The trend is a product both of migration from the cities and of cultural changes that have encouraged same-sex couples to become more visible .

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, told a radio caller Thursday
he would sign a gay marriage bill – if he’s re-elected
 and the state legislature were to pass one.

Malley had previously only been in favor of civil unions.

These fabulous photos were sent to us from a reader.

Those crazy clouds are called “lenticular clouds”  They’re caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over  Mt.   Rainier  , the air gets pushed upward where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations as we’ve seen so far to day.  Here is more information on what causes them from an earlier blog entry.

It’s usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist
flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.


Celebrate Diversity and Gay Pride This Week!

Celebrate Diversity!

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Pride this week!

New Gay Travel Guide   and Best Gay Cities guides!


Best of Gay New York City

People have been sending us some cool travel photos!
So we thought we would start picking one a week and running them here. 
If you have a cool photo you want to share, E MAIL US !

New Gay Travel Guide         Best Gay New York