Your favorite city/town/location to escape to?

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    Dec 16, 2010 8:05 AM GMT
    What is your favorite escape? At the top of my list every time is Miami/Fort Lauderdale. I love being able to relax at the beach during the day, eat the amazing food, and hang at night if I want to. I also appreciate the diversity there and the locals' appreciation of all things colorful.
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    Dec 16, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    I enjoy Hawaii. Its a great place to relax. The weather is great for most of the year and there are tons of outdoor activities.
  • mizu5

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    Dec 16, 2010 8:23 AM GMT
    Tokyo, and London. both are places I can be anyone, or no one, and both are simple enough to get around.

    And Montreal.
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    Dec 16, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Kyoto
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    Dec 16, 2010 2:07 PM GMT
    From here, I would only know Miami to "escape" to... since every other island I go to is not really an "escape"... You're still on an island.... Miami is the closest to a contintental Caribbean capital city there is...

    But places I dont go often and really love: anywhere in contintental South America and Central America is just fantastic icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 16, 2010 2:07 PM GMT
    Too many to name. But I do enjoy Miami Beach/Miami because one of my best friends lives there and I enjoy the climate, food, sun, beaches, and international atmosphere.

    I also love Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and Los Angeles.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 16, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    Well, living in a tropical area like Orlando I love to head to New York City. The area really energizes me and is such a nice change from....Hooterville!
  • Citrushills

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    Dec 16, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    I have two favorite escapes. During the cooler months, New Orleans. I love the culture there, the restaurants, the people, and the gay scene. The people are so friendly. Even if I go there by myself, I am always surrounded by friendly people. And Mardi Gras is a blast!

    During the summer, my favorite escape is Provincetown. I usually go during Carnival Week in August. I just love the boys there though sometimes, they really are NOT that friendly (when compared to New Orleans). But I have a longtime friends that I hang out with there and they are tons of fun.

    If I could add a third one, it would be Brattleboro Vermont. Altogether different from the ones listed above, it is a haven for friendly and more intellectual folks. Bookstores, music cafes, and nice restaurants along with scenic drives and during the summer, nude swimming holes.
  • kittar

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    Dec 16, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Currently my favorite escape is Cincinnati.. Someone special lives there icon_smile.gif and being able to see him lets me escape from the university environment for a bit. We always do really cool things there, like visiting a conservatory, eating really good food, playing racquetball at the U of Cincinnati gym, seeing the sights downtown (especially during the winter when it's all festively decorated), playing football in Eden park, or even just staying in for the night and curling up in each other's arms icon_lol.gif

    I would love to escape for a bit to go out West, to either Denver, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, or one of the Cali cities.
  • funkymonkey

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    Dec 16, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    Bristol and manchester (possibly berlin but i dont get there often) but thats to party not to get away from it all.
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    Dec 16, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    Wolfe Lake.
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    Dec 16, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    Lake Osoyoos is Canada =] warmest lake I've ever been to! Great little town too
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    Dec 16, 2010 6:27 PM GMT
    New York. Montreal. London. Antwerp. Reutte-in-Tirol. (Total buzz or hermetic silence.)
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    Dec 16, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    Hands down, NYC.
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 16, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    I really like the North Fork of Long Island in the summer. It still has the small town feel (albeit with heavy traffic on weekends/holidays) interspersed amongst the vineyards, nurseries, farm stands and crops and the beach. My best friend's family owns two properties on the Peconic bay and I usually visit almost every summer in early July.

    I love to go clamming in the water and eat mussels and baked clams with fresh-picked and grilled long island sweet corn. MMMMMMMM!


    And then there is Seattle in the summer. No need to explain.
  • DanBasil

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    Dec 16, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    Salem Massachusetts or Ogunquit, ME, both quaint and relaxingicon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Munich. Great jumping off point for Central Europe, and ridiculously safe as a base for travel ops.
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    Dec 16, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    McCall, Idaho...great golf in the summer and awesome snow for skiing in the winter...
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    Dec 16, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    For quick getaways in warm seasons, relatively close places like Chicago or Toronto and usually a couple weekends during the summer in the Midwest gay getaway Saugatuck on Lake Michigan. The major thing every winter is a month in Palm Springs. My thirty days there will begin Jan 31st and spending that much time there as a tourist makes me feel almost Canadian.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Dec 16, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    Desert Hiking in the Winter - Sedona is nice for that. Colorado hiking for the summer.

    And anywhere with good diving any time.
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    Dec 16, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    Ft. Lauderdale is nice.
    South Beach is full of win.
    Miami, the city, fucking sucks.
  • jagjock

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    Dec 17, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    Vail And aspen grew up there so I love to ski the back bowels of vail and the highlands in Aspen and see my family
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    Dec 17, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    Lake Michigan beaches in the summer, the dunes and sandy beaches would make you think your at the Ocean but without the oppressive heat down in Florida. Next best is Cumberland Island, a barrier island Federal Preserve, off the coast of Southern Georgia. there are limited numbers allowed on the island beaches at any one time, and the only way to get out there is by Ferry. Last I love LONDON !!!
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    my fav plaqce in all the world is the iranian city of esfahan the architecture is stunning
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 18, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    Chicago is my favorite city to visit. Philadelphia, Houston, and Milwaukee are also among my favorite cities as well. icon_biggrin.gif