Trip Overviews

Personal stories and recommendations covering a wide variety of gay family travel destinations and events

Rochester, NY: The Road Less Traveled

Endless family fun amidst Western New York’s Finger Lakes

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There are a lot of great cities in the U.S. that go unseen because they’re either too far off the beaten path or maybe they’re just not “sexy” enough to plan a vacation around. I get it, we only have so much time off and there are a lot of great places to see. But […]

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    San Diego Harbor & Downtown
    San Diego Harbor & Downtown

    Family Fun in San Diego

    New Attractions Refresh Our Family's Favorite Parks

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    There are various images that come to mind when I think of traveling to certain U.S. cities. Los Angeles usually conjures images of Hollywood, and Washington, D.C. generally brings thoughts of monuments and museums. But when I think about San Diego, “family fun” is what flashes through my mind. Just a few miles north of […]

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    Jen and family exploring Boston
    Kendra, Addie and Jen exploring Boston

    Boston With Kids

    A Wicked Awesome Destination for Families

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    Naturally, as one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston is full of history, not to mention thick accents and eclectic charm. Though it may lack a vibrant gay scene compared to other cities like Chicago, New York, or San Francisco, it’s an LGBT-friendly destination with plenty of “gayborhoods,” such as the South End […]

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    Jeremy Gransky and family on an R Family Vacations Alaskan cruise
    Jeremy Gransky and family on an R Family Vacations Alaskan cruise

    Everyone Fits In On R Family Vacations

    Tour Company Focuses on Vacations for LGBT Families

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    When April Goodman-Orcutt arrived at Connecticut’s Camp Getaway with her son a few years ago, she didn’t realize she’d be welcomed as a hero. “People were seeking us out the whole week,” she recalls, “they wanted to hear our story.” Orcutt wasn’t anticipating that kind of reception but as the only straight mom there, she […]

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    Catalina Sofia & family arriving at Shenandoah
    Catalina Sofia & family arriving at Shenandoah

    The Land Between Heaven and Earth

    Exploring Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park

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    Welcome to Shenandoah National Park, the land between heaven and earth. Perched at an altitude of about 3,680 ft., there are brilliant mountaintop sunsets that paint the sky and you can sometimes spot black bears and deer as you drive the 104 miles along Skyline Drive at the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah […]

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    The LaFlamme family in Provincetown
    The LaFlamme family in Provincetown

    Family Week in Provincetown

    A Week of Fun and Belonging Awaits Gay Families

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    When Tommy Starling and his husband Jeff Littlefield first attended Provincetown’s Family Week, they did it because they had committed to finding opportunities for their children to meet other kids with LGBTQ parents. Tommy and Jeff, who live in South Carolina, are fathers to two young children, ages one and seven. “Because the kids aren’t […]

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    Lisa and Elliesofia paddling on the Tidal Basin
    Lisa and Elliesofia paddling on the Tidal Basin

    Washington, D.C. Behind the Scenes

    Insider Secrets to Navigating the Nation’s Capital

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    Justitia Omnibus! In Latin that means “justice for all” and, while many people don’t know it, it’s the motto of our nation’s capital. I’ve lived about 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. for eight years and my wife, daughter and I have made many trips into the heart of the city. While the city’s LGBT population […]

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    Chicago's lakefront and skyline
    Chicago's beautiful lakefront and skyline

    Chicago, That Toddling Town!

    Family-Friendly Travel to the Windy City

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    Chicago may be one of the most pedestrian-friendly—not to mention family-friendly—cities in the country and has long been accepting of LGBT people. Not only that, but it’s one of my kids’ favorite places too. It has the worldliness of New York City but with a Midwestern, hometown vibe that I love. My boys even enjoy […]

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    Carolina and her family
    Let the memories begin!

    Fireworks, Pixie Dust & Adventures

    A Gay Family Vacation at Walt Disney World

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    If you want to plan a family vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida but are afraid of the long lines, humidity, masses of people, and highly conservative state, don’t be. Walt Disney built these parks to bring families together and that includes yours. You can rest easy knowing that you and your children can […]

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    Pool time in Palm Springs!
    Pool time in Palm Springs!

    Family Fun in the California Desert

    A gay family trip to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

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    Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities are well known as a mecca for the LGBT crowd but parents may be wondering if it’s the right choice for a vacation with the kids. The answer to that, of course, is a resounding yes! You may want to avoid visiting during the major LGBT party weekends, […]

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