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Pandemic-Appropriate Day Trip Destinations

Waterfalls, Beaches, Mountains, and More

The coronavirus has affected just about every aspect of life for millions of people around the globe. And with North Carolina’s statewide efforts to keep the spread of the coronavirus under control by implementing certain, necessary precautions, having a worthwhile family day trip may be a bit challenging.

Stand Up! Show Up! Wherever You Travel

Spiritual Reflections

What does travel look like this summer? The year 2020 presents unusual circumstances in the midst of global civil rights protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. In late May and early June, the murders of African-Americans at the hands of whites played out on televisions, cell phones, tablets, computers and other devices around the world.

Our People: Dr. Jay Hreiz

Veterinarian, Confidant, Adventurer

Pennsylvania native Dr. Jay Hreiz is a practicing veterinarian and owner of Queen City Animal Hospital (QCAH) in Charlotte, N.C. and says he is grateful for the opportunity to provide a warm and welcoming environment with excellent veterinary care to members of the community.

Virtual Vacations and Travel Tips for the Ages

Queer Travelogue: Arm Chair Jaunts Across the Globe During COVID-19

There has never been a better time to plan your future travels. Even if you don’t go there, it is still fun to read about what is going on in other cities. Especially while you are sitting at home during COVID-19 self-isolation orders.

Pride Journeys: St. Louis

Queer Travelogue: Exploring the Arch City

St. Louis is more or less centrally located, so it is easy to travel to from almost anywhere in North America. This makes St. Louis a fantastic destination for a long weekend getaway.

Pride Journey: Grand Rapids/Saugatuck

Queer Travelogue: Midwest Offers Charm and Friendliness

For the past few years, I’ve heard about a small town in Michigan known for its LGBTQ friendliness and charm. It wasn’t until I had the opportunity to visit Saugatuck and its neighboring town, Douglas that I got to experience it first-hand.

Motor City Getaway

Queer Travelogue: Bring Your Passport — We Are Going to the D

Grab your passport. Your Detroit weekend getaway includes a trip to Windsor, Ontario (Canada) — just two miles away via bridge or tunnel.

Island Paradise

Queer Travelogue: Honolulu is a Perfect Escape from Winter Mainland Blues

Sick of winter yet? Then Honolulu is a perfect escape. The temperatures are in the low 80s year-round. I only packed shorts.

Pride Journey: Columbus, Ohio

Queer Travelouge: Midwest City Has Lots to Offer

This was my fourth visit to Columbus, Ohio and every time I visit, I discover something new. What a lot of people don’t realize about this thriving mid-west city is that its LGBTQ community is one of the largest in the United States and growing every day.

East meets West in the Alamo City

Queer Travelogue: San Antonio Winter Escape

San Antonio makes for a perfect winter getaway. Temperatures stay mild, and the historic city offers plenty to do complete with a great LGBTQ nightlife scene with all the bars except one located close together on Main St.