Our Photo Story Castro Street Fair San Francisco. The city of the Golden Gate Bridge was a truly inspiring place on the Pacific West Coast. During our first gay travels to the South West Part of the USA, we spent almost a week in the beginning of October in San Francisco, one of our favorite cities of the United States of America. It was a perfect pick of date since it was the right weekend to attend the 43rd edition of the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco. Rainbow flags all over the neighborhood, colorful street decorations around Castro Theater, and motley dressed people of all genders celebrating unity, equality, and freedom in the streets of the Castro District in San Francisco. No wonder that the Castro Street Fair got a spot in our 13 Top Highlights of our Road Trip South West USA! Enjoy our pictures “Photo Story of Castro Street Fair 2016” founded in 1974 by Harvey Milk and get inspired for your trip to the Bay City in California. Join us now on our trip to Pride and Rainbows in San Francisco and see the great alternative Gay Pride through a couple of men’s eyes.
Thousand Trails Yosemite Lakes Resort gay-friendly. The Yosemite National Park in California was one of our top highlights we planned for our four weeks road trip around the South West of the United States of America. Looking for a unique glamping accommodation located very close or even in the middle of nature, we found the Yosemite Lakes Resort just a five minutes drive away from the West entrance of Yosemite National Park. The resort includes Yurts, cottages, tents and space for trailers nestled in a valley along a river. We stayed in the Yurt village located on the top of the Northern side of the valley. Yurt number 11 was our glamping home for 4 nights, which offers the best view over the valley and the forest area surrounding the tent-like accommodation. A parking space for our car was right in front the Yurt and so was a space for barbecue. If you are looking for a gay-friendly (glamping) place to stay in nature and close to the Yosemite National Park West entrance combining the back-to-nature feeling with a pinch of luxury and adventure, the Yurts of Yosemite Lakes Resorts are a great choice. Enjoy our review story, travel photos and tips for your gay travels to Yosemite and see the Yurts through a couple of men’s eyes.
The best of LA Pride in West Hollywood 2019. It was finally time for our first Gay Pride Festival in summer 2019. After our winter premiere in January at Whistler Pride in Canada, we’ve successfully attended Los Angeles Pride and its colorful queer parade through West Hollywood along Santa Monica Boulevard. And we have to admit, LA Pride in the South Western part of the USA was one of our best gay pride festivals ever! After attending Harvey Milk’s Castro Street Fair in San Francisco, we were overwhelmed by so much diversity, the amazing summer weather with blue sky and temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius as well as uncountable happy faces of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies marching peacefully side by side.
A Gay Couple Ghost Town Adventure Bodie California USA – You know, we love adventures off the beaten tracks. Therefore, we talked to all the friendly Americans we met at Yosemite National Park to find our next special place to go. The special tip came from Pete, a bearded ranger at Yosemite Lake Resorts, just outside the West Gate of Yosemite National Park. He suggested the most photogenic Ghost Town of the Wild West in California, called Bodie. The abandoned town located in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range tells a long story about how the first Americans reached the Gold Rush area in Mono County. After a boom time in the 19th century, the city went down and creates today a very photogenic destination for a one-day trip from Yosemite National Park.
USA: It was an awesome experience to travel around California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, states of the country of boundless possibilities on our road trip around the southwest of the USA. Our tour started and ended in San Francisco, going counter clock around the states of California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada back to California.
Starting with our drive south from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the famous Pacific Highway 1, we found abounded places along the coast around Big Sur and beautiful, long beaches in Malibu, California. Drag Queens in Hollywood, our days in Disney and Universal Studios theme parks and great hikes with stunning sunsets at Zion and Yosemite National Park are only some of our Top 13 Highlights during our Road Trip around the Southwest of the United States of America. Join us on our Gay Couple Road Trip and see the four states California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada through a couple of men’s eyes.
The Willow Los Angeles Hollywood California gay-friendly – It was not easy to find the right accommodation around Los Angeles and Hollywood, but we managed to find this beautiful apartment in a quiet area in between both cities in California, USA. The view out of apartment number 5 was simply beautiful for the morning coffee and the nights have been calm on a comfortable mattress under starlight. Just a 15 minutes ride with the car to the well-known gay area of West Hollywood made the choice of the dinner location with drinks really easy. Within just 20 minutes (depending on traffic of course) by car, we left the highway for Downtown Los Angeles. In a word, we couldn’t have stayed in a better, gay-friendly place for four nights during our 1-month Road Trip South West USA. Enjoy our review and see The Willow Los Angeles Hollywood California through a couple of men’s eyes.
On our road trip along the Pacific Highway number one from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we made a one night stop at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort Spa in San Louis Obispo. The apartment complex is divided into several buildings nestled into the nature surroundings of the San Luis Obispo Creek. Only a 5 minutes drive from the Resort, we enjoyed a great breakfast at Avila Beach in California with beach view and live music.