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Hotel Urbano - Vacation on the River at Carmelo, Uruguay


Added by Roy Heale on December 4, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Santiago, Chile -- A Metropolis Nestled in the Andes Mountains

By Roy Heale

Like a Wild West wagon train forming a circle at night time, the snow-capped Andes Mountains form a natural circle around the city of Santiago, Chile. Nestled in these peaks the city has a metro population of just over 7 million people and is situated just a short one hour drive to the Pacific Ocean coastal towns of Valparaiso and Vina…


Added by Roy Heale on August 27, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments

Fray Bentos: Summer Vacations on the Banks of the Rio Uruguay


Added by Roy Heale on August 17, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Nature Close At Hand in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

By Roy Heale

Named in 1865 by the original settlers in honor of a Welsh Baron, the Atlantic coastal town and seaside resort of Puerto Madryn is renowned as the whale watching capital of Argentina. It is also the gateway to the Peninsula Valdes World Natural Heritage sanctuary since 1999 and a major wildlife conservation area. The region encompasses approximately…


Added by Roy Heale on August 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Buenos Aires Gay Bed & Breakfast Palermo Uno


Added by Roy Heale on April 13, 2014 at 6:01am — No Comments

Penguins, Dolphins, and Welsh History in Patagonia, Argentina


One of the most fascinating and enjoyable day trips from Puerto Madryn, Argentina is the journey south to visit the penguin reserve at Punta Tombo. With stops along the way for Dolphin watching and a traditional Welsh Tea in the historic town of Gaiman this is a full day of unequaled activities. The Flamenco Tour agency offers this…


Added by Roy Heale on March 18, 2014 at 9:38am — No Comments

Nuvo Hotel Suites in Calgary, Canada


Added by Roy Heale on March 3, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments

Hotel Élan, a Great Boutique Hotel in Calgary, Canada


Added by Roy Heale on January 28, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

From 'Hetero-Friendly' to 'Gay-Friendly,' Axel Hotel Buenos Aires Changes Hands

Buenos Aires, Argentina

By Roy Heale

In a surprise move during the first week of October the Spanish Axel Hotel Group announced the sale of its Buenos Aires property to a group of Argentine investors and henceforth it will be known as the BeHotel. The former owners did not give any reasons for this unexpected…


Added by Roy Heale on October 14, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Vacation Cottage Rentals in Vaqueros (Outside Salta), Argentina

Village Center, Vaqueros, Salta, Argentina

Located in the foothills of the Andes at 4000'above sea level, Vaqueros is a small country village at the northern edge of the city of Salta, Argentina. With a…


Added by Roy Heale on August 26, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Exclusively Gay Azarenko Boutique Hotel, San Lorenzo, Salta, Argentina

Quebrada de San Lorenzo Nature Reserve



By Roy Heale

The charming Villa San Lorenzo is located in the Lerma Valley at the foot of the Eastern Cordillera Andes foothills just on the edge of the city of Salta, Argentina. This leisurely village is a popular vacation destination…


Added by Roy Heale on August 19, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Gay-Friendly BA Sohotel, Palermo, Buenos Aires

BA Sohotel


By Roy Heale

Palermo with its cobbled streets, historic architecture, parks, the Zoo and the Botanical gardens, the largest exhibition center in the country, its racetrack, the polo field, and the Galileo planetarium, is one of the city's most historic neighborhoods and well represents the Buenos Aires of…


Added by Roy Heale on April 12, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Estancia Puesto Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Although many visitors come to Buenos Aires for an urban vacation experience, often times they want to escape the hustle and bustle of the mega city and enjoy a more relaxed break at an estancia in the country. Argentina's estancias are very much a part of the country's history and the essence of the local culture.…


Added by Roy Heale on April 5, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Vitrum Hotel, in Buenos Aires' Palermo Hollywood

Vitrum Hotel


By Roy Heale

Palermo ‘Hollywood’ is an identity that was recently fabricated, but this area has been renowned as a popular place to live in Buenos Aires since the late 1800s.

As you discover Palermo Hollywood you will probably be struck by more of the old, Spanish-style architecture than other areas of…


Added by Roy Heale on March 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Scenic, Gay-Friendly Salta, Argentina

9th July Plaza


By Roy Heale

With remarkably well preserved historic architecture, grand parks, and a vibrant nightlife, it is no surprise that LGBT travelers have recently discovered Salta as a gay-friendly Argentine vacation destination.

Surrounded by the Andes mountains, Salta is a very gay welcoming city…


Added by Roy Heale on March 3, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Casa De Borgoña, Gay-Friendly Accommodations in Salta, Argentina


Nestled in the Andes mountain range, Salta is a city in the heart of the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 metres (3780 feet) above sea level in the north west part of Argentina. Along with its metropolitan area, it has a population of approximately 800,000 inhabitants, which makes it the second most populated city in the northwest of the…


Added by Roy Heale on February 16, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Gay Vendimia Wine Festival in Mendoza, Argentina

2012 Gay Vendimia



By Roy Heale

Mendoza is the fourth largest city in Argentina with a population of approximately one million people. It is the acclaimed capital of Agentina's wine industry and famous for the Malbec vintage. Mendoza is nestled in the foothills of the Andes, about 1000 meters above sea level and is also a center…


Added by Roy Heale on August 21, 2012 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

In Buenos Aires, Your Very OWN Gay-friendly Hotel

Some may call it the restaurant capital of Buenos Aires, but Palermo Hollywood is a barrio with its own distinctive flavour. In the mid-nineties a number of TV and radio producers set up shop  in the area of Palermo Viejo between Córdoba, Santa Fe, Dorrego, and Juan B. Justo Avenues. Subsequently, this part of the neighbourhood began to be called…


Added by Roy Heale on April 23, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Buenos Aires' Trendy POP Budget Boutique Hotel

POP Hotel Entrance


Sometimes referred to as “Palermo Queens”, the Villa Crespo barrio is located at the southern end of Palermo Soho with the unspoiled charm of  tree-lined, cobble stone streets for which Buenos Aires is renowned. However, this neighbourhood is much less touristy than its Palermo neighbours and the Porteños---as the local…


Added by Roy Heale on April 12, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Rosario, Argentina



By Roy Heale

Rosario is a radiant city on the move with a tolerant and gay-friendly population. The city is nestled in a gentle twist of the mighty Paraná River about 300 km northwest of the city of Buenos Aires. Due to this close proximity to the Capital City, it is often overlooked as a potential gay vacation destination by first time LGBT…


Added by Roy Heale on February 15, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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