In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
10 Winter Holiday Ideas For Gay Couples To Discover (Gay Star News)
Winter, the favorite season for falling in love, endless cuddling and romantic traveling, is finally here!
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GENERAL:
21 LGBTI New Year’s Eve Parties In The Uk You Can’t Miss (Gay Star News)
New Year’s Eve – it’s undoubtedly one of the busiest and most boisterous nights of the year. But if deciding how to ring in 2016 is leaving you stumped, fear not!
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GENERAL:
Are River Cruises Good For Gay Couples? Read On… (Towleroad)
Like ocean cruises, river cruises offer the convenience of a “floating hotel,” where you unpack once, and let the ship take you to a new destination every day.
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GENERAL:
Lions Gate & 20th Century Fox Unveil New Theme Parks (Shermans Travel)
Think you have what it takes to survive the Hunger Games? You’ll soon have the chance to find out — two of Hollywood’s largest studios recently announced plans to enter into the amusement park business. From Atlanta to Dubai, we’re excited for these new immersive theme parks and lands. Here’s what we know so far:
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ABU DHABI:
Air Show in Abu Dhabi (Keep Calm and Wander)
While going around the city one afternoon, Abu Dhabi’s sky turned gay, courtesy of an air show where planes emitted colours of the rainbow. I thought it would be a brilliant idea if Pride Parades around the world would start doing this shit to piss off the Bible-thumping zealots. Hahahahahaha…
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FRANCE:
Photo Tour of Dole, France: The Quintessential French Village (Shermans Travel)
France is an eternally charming destination, with distinct culture found in all parts of the country, from urban metropolises and wine regions to snow-capped mountains and beaches.
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USA, MINNESOTA:
3 Reasons to Visit the Twin Cities in 2016 (Shermans Travel)
Minneapolis-St. Paul may not top many must-visit travel lists, but there’s a lot going on in the Twin Cities right now. Here are three reasons to visit in 2016.
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USA, PENNSYLVANIA:
See Why All The Boys Love Woody’s In Philadelphia (Queerty)
A multitude of rooms cater to the different moods of the patrons at Woody’s in Philadelphia. Downstairs is great for people watching in the main bar, the pub room, or the coffee bar. Upstairs offers a video bar and dance floor complete with disco lights, fog machines and scantily-clad go-go boys to keep the mood hot. With all that, it’s no wonder this place is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
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