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!

Six of the Worlds Best Wellness Resorts (Passport)
If you havent already noticed, some of your favorite hotel spas have received a major facelift. Theyre now bigger, providing more ameni- ties (cucumber and chlorophyll water), more interesting spa treat- ments (biomeditation massage, anyone?), and offering services that extend outside the spa parameters (rooftop yoga).
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Chiva Som Pool

Grab Your Poles! Heres your Gay Ski Week Round Up (
Theres about a dozen fabulous gay ski events on the horizon, hosted in some of the most charming small ski towns around the world.
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Which One Of GermanyS Gay Hotspots Is The Happiest? (Gay Star News)
The Deutsche Post (German Mail) has released their Happiness Map, showing 19 German regions and how happy people are there.
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Photos: Gay Pride in India (The Advocate)
Pride was paraded in the streets of New Delhi November 29 and in Bangalore November 22. Hundreds of celebrants danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched celebrating diversity of gender and sexuality while also pushing for the repeal of a colonial-era law that makes homosexuality a crime.
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India Pride - AP

Simple Recipe For Indonesian Sayur Urap Vegetable Salad (Nomadic Boys)
Indonesian sayur urap is a blanched vegetable based salad with shredded coconut dressing.
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Nomadic Boys

Visit Tel Aviv on a Budget Is it Possible? (Travels of Adam)
One of Europes most hedonistic cities is also conveniently easy to visit on a European city break.
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Travels of Adam

Florida Leather n Fetish Pride 2015 (Watermark)
The 3rd annual Florida Leather n Fetish Pride took over Flamingo Resort in St. Pete Nov. 8-10 and featured the 2nd annual Florida Puppy Contest, plus the debut of the Ms. & Mr. Florida Leather n Fetish Pride Contest.
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