Stockholm: Scandinavia’s LGBT CapitalBy Mark Thompson | Jan 5With a history of acceptance and openness, it’s no surprise that Stockholm is widely considered the LGBT capital of Scandinavia. The first country in the world to declassify homosexuality as an illness in 1979, Sweden legalized gay marriage in 2009.
Gays Marry at IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, SwedenBy Mark Thompson | Dec 31Seventy-two dogs bayed in the gloaming, as the horizon glowed a frosty blue. We were one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle where the temperature was minus fifteen degrees Celsius - and we were heading deeper into the tundra: to the IceHotel.
Stockholm Pride 2011 "Openness" Photo AlbumBy Mark Thompson | Aug 16The biggest Pride festival in Scandinavia, Stockholm Pride 2011 celebrated "Openness" with an exuberant parade and a three-night party marked by a surfeit of extraordinary specimens from a city long heralded for its stunning beauty.
A Grand Life: Stockholm’s Grand HotelBy Mark Thompson | Aug 25For many people who visit Stockholm, there’s only the Grand. Madonna, for example. Or Greta Garbo who holed up here, taking her meals in privacy. Charlie Chaplin hosted Ingmar Bergman in his suite. And every year, Nobel Laureates are in residence.
Stockholm’s Pride and BeautyBy Mark Thompson | Aug 31Beauty has been, for years, synonymous with Sweden. After all, this is the country that conquered the world with their Nordic models, clothed the globe in H&M fashions, furnished our homes in Ikea - and drowned the world in Absolut.
Clipper Ship Cruising Along Costa Rica with Concierge TravelBy Mark Thompson | Mar 21Concierge Travel’s recent Central American cruise aboard the Star Flyer, a four-masted clipper ship, was a seven-day idyll through the North Pacific Ocean, with six ports o’call and a cavalcade of talent, including Amy & Freddy, Maissie, and C...
Great Danes: Copenhagen’s Gastronomic RenaissanceBy Mark Thompson | Mar 21Denmark has long held a fascination for gay people, thanks to timeless interior design alongside LGBT civil rights - and now that Copenhagen is the foodie mecca of Northern Europe, the Danes are welcoming LGBT people from all over the globe.
Great Danes! Copenhagen’s Gastronomic Renaissance :: Photo AlbumBy Mark Thompson | Mar 21Ever since Copenhagen’s Noma has been repeatedly named "Best Restaurant in the World," the city has become a foodie mecca - and when combined with a history of timeless design, Copenhagen is a true haven for gays who love everything relate...
Winter Wonder at Mont Tremblant, Quebec: The PhotosBy Mark Thompson | Feb 5A year-round resort with lakes, Mont Tremblant resort is best known as a ski destination with 700 acres of ski terrain on slopes with inclines as steep as 42 degrees. Check out the photos of the "Top Ski Resort in Eastern North America."
The Joys of Winter at Mont Tremblant, QuebecBy Mark Thompson | Feb 5The snow started slowly. Unbeknownst to those of us already atop the summit of Mont Tremblant in Quebec, the entire region was about to be slammed with the year’s first major snowstorm - making for some of the most joyous skiing of the season.
Ptown Carnival Week @ The A-House :: August 22, 2014The P-Town Carnival fun continued with a great party at the A-House.
Ptown Carnival Comic Book Capers :: Thursday, August 21, 2014Commercial Street became home to the Justice League of America, the Avengers & RuPaul's Drag Race at this year's Carnival "Comic Book Capers" celebration - check out the photos!
Ptown Carnival - TDance @ the Boatslip :: Thursday, August 21, 2014After the Carnival Parade, the TDance at the Boatslip was the place to be. See who was there.