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Gay Pride Celebrations

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Marriage Equality Headlines at Gay Pride Celebrations

Celebrate Gay PrideWill you be heading back East for business or perhaps a family reunion? By “Back East” I mean any place east of Arizona.  If so, think about making plans to extend your stay and join in on the festivities at one of the country’s remaining Gay Pride Celebrations.

The LGBT community has plenty of milestones to be proud about this year with the favorable Supreme Court DOMA and the California Prop 8  decisions.  There is also great news for same-sex couples who wish to marry with gay/lesbian marriage victories at the polls and in various state legislatures around the country.

This festivals and parades listed below will test your party mettle.  So party hardy and be proud.

Gay Pride Celebrates Gay Marriage


Sept 15th

Dallas Pride

Dallas holds its “Deep in the Heart of Pride” celebration in Lee Park. The 30th annual Texas Freedom Parade and Festival features live entertainment and the requisite dance parties.


Oct 12th- 13th

Atlanta Pride

Having moved to the cooler month of Oct. has not diminished the prospects for a hot time at one of the largest pride events in the American Southeast. Atlanta’s two-day festival coincides with National Coming Out Day, so count of a huge turnout for partying in Piedmont Park.

Men at Gay Pride

Nov. 2nd – 3rd

Palm Springs Pride

Of course, this time of year party center on the west coast heads to the desert. The Greater Palm Springs area hosts its Gay Pride Celebration in early November as the temperature falls back into comfortable double digits..

The festival will be held in Sunrise Park, where more than 150 vendors will set up exhibits.  The Block Party is Saturday while the parade will be Sunday.


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Kauai, The Perfect Honeymoon

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Kauai, The Perfect Honeymoon for Rejuvenation & Relaxation

Glass of ChampagneKnown as “The Garden Isle”, Kauai is the Perfect Honeymoon Escape. Kauai will give you so many unforgettable memories that you’ll want to relive them on subsequent anniversary trips. The Garden Isle offers outdoor enthusiasts unparalleled access to nature with secluded beaches, soaring sea cliffs and winding, mountainous trails. Talk about romance. Kauai offers honeymooning couples ample opportunities to rejuvenate, relax and reconnect with each other in an idyllic paradise. It will help you unwind, relieving all that built-up stress from the hectic wedding planning, dealing with relatives and of course, the whirlwind of the Big Day.

Unbelievable Beauty

 In Kauai, you can experience the most amazing thrill adventure of your life on a helicopter tour through the dramatic Waimea Canyon. You’ll be mesmerized by hundreds of waterfalls, spilling down the massive canyon walls.   As you float in mid air, you’ll become engulfed with majestic, up-close-and-personal water-works display as you glide through the Grand Canyon of the West.

For the active traveler, a Na Pali kayak and snorkel excursion can provide extraordinary access to isolated beaches and remote hiking trails.  But if you have a more subdued itinerary in mind, a catamaran sail or sunset dinner cruise will not leave you disappointed.


Romantic Oasis

Kauai has tasteful, well-appointed accommodations ranging from upscale, boutique hotels to cosmopolitan resorts to top-notch condos to contemporary villas.   Villa in KauaiWe can set you up in an oceanfront resort located just steps from Poipu Beach, known for having world-class snorkeling beaches and year-round sunshine. Does enjoying a sunset on your private lanai with the love of your life sound like the perfect honeymoon?  Then snuggle up in a Waimea Beach bungalow or cottage with breathtaking vistas.

Maybe you’d like to settle into a peaceful escape in a luxurious, Princeville condo/hotel.  This option will allow you to enjoy the convenience of a home but with the amenities and services of a hotel.  You’ll appreciate the convenience of having your own gourmet kitchen to prepare home cooked meals or light snacks.  But if cooking isn’t your idea of a perfect honeymoon, then sample the cuisine at one of the on-site restaurants or walk to a variety of nearby dining options.

Gay Couple MarryingAlthough gay / lesbian marriages are not currently legal in the state of Hawaii, the islands are LGBT friendly.  However, the Governor of Hawaii is urging legislators to vote in favor of gay marriage.  In the meantime, same-sex couples may still celebrate their love by taking their gay/lesbian honeymoons in a tropical paradise.  No island whispers romance like The Garden Isle.

In addition to being steps from white, sand beaches, all of the resorts we offer have exquisite grounds including a host of amenities such as:

  • adult-only pools
  • snorkeling coves
  • luxurious day spas
  • meandering lagoons
  • waterfalls
  • tennis courts
  • putting greens
  • bike rentals
  • yoga classes
  • kayaking
  • privileges at world-class golf courses

Kayaking in Hawaii

Maintain your Independence

Our car/hotel packages give you the freedom to get around the island at your own pace.  Driving on Kauai is carefree; although you will have a bit of traffic in the more populated areas of Lihu’e and Kapa’a.  However, you will not be able to drive around the entire island due to the topography.  But don’t worry; you will be able to navigate a little more than three-quarters of the island, ranging from Waimea Canyon in the west to the Na Pali Coast in the north.

You have the ability to book any of our vacations yourself. But if you have any questions, just send us an email or give us a quick call; and we’ll be happy to provide that human element that can be missing in today’s electronic age. The most important thing is for you and your spouse to have a dream honeymoon.  And if your travels become the envy of your family and friends, then all the better.

If you want to learn more about the numerous vacation options on the pristine island of Kauai, then just go to our dedicated All About Hawaii site, to plan the perfect honeymoon of your dreams.  Feel free to give us a call if you have questions.  After all, we are Hawaii Specialists. Mahalo!

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