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!

Gay New Year’S Eve Parties Around The World You Can’T Miss – Our Top 8 (Gay Star News)
We’ve scoured the net for some of the globe’s most eye-catching LGBTI events taking place this December 31. Whether it’s an all night, non stop party or something more laid back and elegant, there’s something for everyone on planet gay this NYE.
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Top Five Gay Winter Travel Destinations In Canada (Daily Xtra)
Outdoor hot tubs, cuddling by the fire and risqué trips to the sauna are just a few staples of a gay Canadian winter. While some Canucks are tempted to flee south for the colder months, those that are willing to brave the cold are often rewarded.
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Whistler Pride

10 German Christmas Markets To Soak Up Festive Cheer (Shermans Travel)
Which better way to chase away the cold than being enveloped by the scent of hot, spiced red wine, mixed with all the notes of traditional Christmas treats?
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Christmas Market

Nothing Is Off Limits Inside Amsterdam’s Most Popular Fetish Club (Queerty)
Get down on your knees and pray. Club Church is a non-discriminating, all-embracing, kinky-style club with a restless rotor of themed nights embracing BSDM, leather, kink, jocks, bears, pigs, scallywags and more.
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Club Church

Major North American Gay Ski Weeks For 2016 (The Dallas Voice)
2015 has been a year of change for the gay skiing community. OutBoard — which earlier this year marked its 20th event, specializing in snow-capped fun for gay snowboarders — has held its last party, as the organization shut down in May; Utah Gay Ski Week, which became part of the Elevation party, also seems to be no more. Lake Tahoe Winterfest made it to 19 years until organizers pulled the plug. And the Dallas-founded Telluride Gay Ski Week’s 11th incarnation appears to have been its last.
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Simple Recipe For Vegetarian Pad Thai Fried Noodles (Nomadic Boys)
Pad Thai is the national dish of Thailand and you will never get bored of it. It’s so simple to make and is a common street food snack in Thailand. It was popularised during the Second World War and has become one of Thailand’s national dishes.
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Pad-Thai-complete - Nomadic Boys

Visiting Orange County, California (Travels of Adam)
Continuing my infatuation with southern California, on my current trip to the US I scheduled in a week in Orange County. For those uninitiated, “The OC” is home to beautiful people, beaches, expensive restaurants and lots of traffic. There are some other things, too—like lots of conservative republicans, corporate offices, amusement parks, piers and frozen bananas.
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Ring in 2016 with a Bang at ‘First Light Provincetown’ New Year Festival (
Most folks think of visiting Provincetown in the summer when the weather is warm and the water inviting, but one of the most exciting and beautiful times to go is around New Year’s Eve, and this year Ptown is going all out with its First Light Provincetown celebration from December 30 to January 3, offering a week’s worth of entertainment, dance parties, community competitions and a weekend fireworks show over the harbor.
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First Light Provincetown

Which U.S. Virgin Island Is for You? (Shermans Travel)
The three islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands — St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix — all have lush tropical foliage, pristine beaches, and Caribbean flair. But each has its own distinct personality. Here’s how to choose.
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