Summer Travel Planning...

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    Feb 08, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    With summer not too far off, I'm wondering where I might go to burn off a week.

    I'm thinking of taking some time off toward the beginning to the middle of July ...

    Some places I'd like to visit:

    - Toronto. Went there last summer for Pride, had a blast meeting a bunch of RJ'ers there, though somewhat surprisingly, didn't make any opportunities to sex up any of the many hot Canadian lads there. (If I go, I might rectify that sitch... oh yes.) icon_twisted.gif

    - Montreal. Never been there before, and have a short list of RJ'ers I'd like to meet and have some coffee and genuine poutine with.

    - San Francisco. Ditto, as with Montréal. Chainers and GAMRican, (if you are still out that way).... I'm looking at you.

    - Vancouver. Been there once on a layover, and while the airport was a hoot, I'd love to see the city and all those insanely hot Asian lads up here.

    Or any other good city worth seeing.

    Anyone got any good ideas where I should look into going? icon_smile.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 08, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    MONTREAL is the most amazing city in the summer time. If you're going to visit, you should visit then. Outdoor film screenings, the jazz festival, tam-tams, piknik elektronik, walks on Mont Royal, real poutine....it doesn't get much better than that. Plus, it's not too expensive and it's very, very gay friendly.
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    Feb 23, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    Bump... hoping to get some additional input.

    Which city should I look to spend a week in come mid-July?

    Toronto (part 2)...?

    Montréal ? (leaning somewhat this way since it is only 500km from me right up the Thruway)

    Vancouver?

    Chicago?

    San Francisco?

    San Diego?


    Looking for somewhere with a decent mass transit system, and a decent gay area worth checking out. Any RJers wanna hook a lad up, or give me a guided tour, let me know. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 23, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidBump... hoping to get some additional input.

    Which city should I look to spend a week in come mid-July?

    Toronto (part 2)...?

    Montréal ? (leaning somewhat this way since it is only 500km from me right up the Thruway)

    Vancouver?

    Chicago?

    San Francisco?

    San Diego?


    Looking for somewhere with a decent mass transit system, and a decent gay area worth checking out. Any RJers wanna hook a lad up, or give me a guided tour, let me know. icon_smile.gif


    San Diego is gorgeous. Only downside is its not really that warm to swim. But there is so much to do. The beaches are to die for and I loved just looking at all the beach homes I'll never afford. Overall the best city I've ever visited.
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    Feb 23, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Vancouvah
  • Thirdbeach

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    Feb 23, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    I'd vote for you visiting Vancouver..

    http://www.vancouverpride.ca

    (or Montreal)
  • disasterpiece

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    Feb 24, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    Summers in Montreal are the best. There's so much to do, one week is not even enough.

    Also, this year marks the 10th anniversary of both Divers/Cité (a gay cultural festival), the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Gay Pride parade, and the 30th official anniversary of the Gay Village.

    It's gonna be HUGE. Be there, or be square .

    Les Boules Roses from UbiqueMedia on Vimeo.



    (that video was shot last summer in the Gay village. Gorgeous, isn't it?)
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    Apr 08, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Screw Canada. Come visit me in BARCELONA!!! Even RJ thinks you should visit Barcelona as they are heavily advertising the Circuit Festival in August!!
  • Pontifex

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    Apr 08, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    Montreal is a great city. So much good food, interesting things to do and interesting people. I'd recomend staying closer to old Montreal if you go. You can keep yourself busy for a week within walking distance.

    This year will be the first gay days las vegas. I'm thinking of going but it isn't until the second week of September i think.
  • Suetonius

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    Apr 10, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidBump... hoping to get some additional input.

    Which city should I look to spend a week in come mid-July?

    Toronto (part 2)...?

    Montréal ? (leaning somewhat this way since it is only 500km from me right up the Thruway)

    Vancouver?

    Chicago?

    San Francisco?

    San Diego?


    Looking for somewhere with a decent mass transit system, and a decent gay area worth checking out. Any RJers wanna hook a lad up, or give me a guided tour, let me know. icon_smile.gif

    Toronto (part 2)...? Climate more agreeable than Chicago’s in July.

    Vancouver? Agreeable climate. Have loved visiting there briefly.

    Chicago? Grew up there – Great public transit system (second only to NYC, although cleaner and more modern than NYC’s); nice gay area; LOTS to see and do. Has beaches and a 7-mile long park along the lake. But it might be incredibly hot in July. A great place to be if you can connect with someone who owns a boat. Lots of cuisines to sample.

    San Francisco? Known for its food (probably more restaurants per 1000 persons than NYC). Every cuisine you can think of except a native cuisine – everyone is an import. Lots of beaches – mostly for sunning or surfing – too dangerous to swim most places. Has a nude beach in the city and a few others within easy driving distance. The city politicos say it has a great transit system - no one else does - mostly because it takes so long to get anywhere on it. BART is a fast way to get to some suburbs. Weather in July varies from 50 degrees to 85-90 – unpredictable, but normally seems to change from hot to cold every 3-5 days. If it’s cold, it’s because of the fog and wind, and normally there is great weather 15 miles away. The gay area – the Castro – is smallish, but there are gays everywhere.

    San Diego? Best July weather of the US cities. Beautiful. Not so very urban; has a great nude beach (Black’s Beach, nudity permitted only on the north portion – surfing, swimming but have to watch out for the riptides). I would say the public transit system is not that great, although you can take the trolley all the way to the border. It’s definitely a destination where you might consider renting a car.