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Help Please – Fashion, Beauty, Dating, Love, Relationships, Competitions – Your Say

Are you Single? Looking for a relationship? Like dating? Love fashion? Enjoy beauty treatments? Want help with you finances? Enjoy competitions and giveaways… The list could go on…

Well, SHI Symbol needs your input on what YOU would like to see changed, added or deleted from the SHI Symbol International Emag – AND you can WIN big time.


SHI Symbol's International Emag for Singles - May 2010 Edition

SHI Symbol's International Emag for Singles - May 2010 Edition

Peruse it, note your likes, dislikes and any suggestions. Then:

Please send Comments to this blog or send email Jan at SHI Symbol and we will try to incorporate your suggestions.

NOW WAIT FOR IT – EVERYONE who responds will receive a FREE Global travel club membership valued at $99 from – just perfect for you and your family to use on your next holiday or even business trip.

Note: If you would like to view OTHER SHI Symbol Emags – just go to the SHI SYmbol Website and click on Emags at top of page. By the way, it’s FREE to subscribe and receive them!


News for Singles – SHI Symbol Emag for May out now

Here’s your must have Emag if you’re a Single somewhere in the world. Great info and loads of competitions and special offers. What more could you want! In fact once you’ve read it, we’d love your feedback and if there’s something in particular you’d like to see featured we’ll see what we can do. – but you have to let us know!!!

Simply click on the SHI Symbol Emag front cover below or click here and you will be taken to the Emag straight away.

SHI Symbol International Emag - May 2010 edition
SHI Symbol International Emag – May 2010 edition



And please don’t forget to tell all your Facebook and Twitter friends about this Emag. It’s free to subscribe to, simply click and you’ll receive it in your inbox.

Too easy.

Travel Options for the GLBT Community

SHI Symbol features all sorts of travel opportunities in the Emag. We’ve been asked in particular for information relating to travel options for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Thanks to Sarah Harris for this informative post.

What do you want out of your travel experience?  Are you looking for all inclusive?  A cruise?  Alone or with others?  Are you specifically looking for a gay vacation?  Do you just want to know what some gay friendly options are?

Here are several sites that can get you started:
Check out “Camp” Camp, a summer camp for GLBT adults!  Operating since 1997, it’s that sleep-away camp experience from your childhood.  With sports, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and evening social events, this camp in Maine is a great alternative vacation option.  With cabins like you remember, but food you don’t (there are chefs not lunch ladies) you’ll find all kinds of things to do, friends to make, and fun to be had.  Truly, this is a community and friend making experience.

·   Purple Roofs is a great travel planning tool.  A GLBT travel directory, it can clue you into destinations all over the world.  The listings are either gay-owned or gay friendly.  Did you ever want to see a particular country?  This is your chance to know you’re going to have a gay friendly experience when you do.

Bike the Nile Alyson Adventures gay lesbian  communities

Bike the Nile Alyson Adventures gay lesbian

·      Alyson Adventures is a leading the way in creating adventure travel and active vacations for the gay community.  In business since 1995, they create unique adventure tours for the GLBT community as well as their friends and family.  They have destinations wide flung over the world such as France, Australia, Vietnam – even Antarctica.   Their philosophy: “to enhance travel for gay men, lesbians and friends with an emphasis on activities, small groups and expanding the experience by getting closer to the environment.”

·     Lesbians can enjoy great cruise, resort, and luxury vacations at Olivia. Olivia Companies originally started as a women’s record label back in 1973.  The company has evolved into a leader in lesbian travel.  The San Francisco based company offers cruise, resort, ecotour, and luxury vacations.  They charter whole ships, resorts, and tours – from small gatherings to cruises of 2000 women.  With a strong online presence, they have created a great community of women around the world.

· RSVP Vacations, the originator of the gay and lesbian cruise concept, has been around since 1985.  The new idea at that time was to provide a safe, tailor-made vacation for gays and lesbians.  With cruises to international locations, over 35,000 travelers have enjoyed their destinations.

It doesn’t matter where you want to go; you can probably find fantastic GLBT friendly destination, tour, cruise, adventure, vacation… You name it and you’re on your way.  Check these sites out, do a little research, and you’ll have the best vacation you’ve ever had.  Bon Voyage!

Sarah Harris is the Marketing Manager for Adiamor, a diamond jewelry website. Adiamor offers a large selection of engagement rings, loose diamonds, and other fine diamond jewelry at affordable prices.

And please, if you have a favorite GLBT travel company, do please let us know where it is, what they specialise in eg adventure travel, romantic interludes etc and why it is your favorite. SHI Symbol would love to pass the word on for everyone’s sake.

Zumba: A Virgins Guide to Staying Abstinent

I’ve always loved music, dance, exercise etc so when Zumba came along – well, I just had to find out more. In our November SHI Symbol Emag there was a feature on the increasingly popular Zumba movement. Today I have Guest Columnist Jennee Thompson who has been a devotee of Zumba long before it became trendy to be involved. Over to you Jennee…

SHI Symbol Guest Columnist Jennee Thompson on Zumba

SHI Symbol Guest Columnist Jennee Thompson on Zumba

Zumba is now well known around the world. Most people think that it is a hot new craze, but I’ve been doing Zumba for almost ten years! I was doing it when people thought I was having a case of word vomit when they asked how I was losing weight.

“Zumba!” I excitedly would tell them about salsa, merengue and belly dancing. They’re eyes would always tell me that they had no idea what I was talking about. But I loved to work out with Beto and the gang. Yes, I was one of the few that purchased the unknown dvd series in 2002, which is why no one believes that I have been doing zumba as long as I have.

 Not only am I a zumba girl, I’m also a virgin. I was one of those young girls that promised myself that sex was for marriage and that my virginity would be my wedding present to my husband….except, I thought that I would be married by now and didn’t realize the wait was going to be so difficult. 

Therefore, I was happy to discover Zumba. Zumba is intoxicating, addicting and sensual. It has been my guide to staying abstinent. 

It is a great release for sexual frustrations. The music is hot, and a lot of moves in a zumba workout include hip thrusts, booty shaking and any other sexual move. By the end of a class, I am sweaty and feeling good. It is currently my replacement for sex.

When I first started taking the class, I was self-conscious. I didn’t want to be sticking my rear in the air and shaking it all around for the world to see. The flow of music didn’t feel right. It was different and my all-American body couldn’t follow the unique beats. Then, the Latin bug bit me and it bites hard! I moved to Miami, Florida for over 3 years, taking in the Latin lifestyle and culture.

 I dance like a Latin girl now. And when I have a tan, I look like a Latin girl.

Now, that I’m living in Ohio, pale as a ghost, my classmates are in awe that I can move like I can move. I lose myself in the music and enjoy the movements that my body allows me to make. I am working at a local YMCA and they are going to send me to get a Zumba certification someday so that I can teach my own Zumba class and share the Latin energy with others.

 And someday, I plan on using these moves in the bedroom.

Now don’t forget to subscribe to the FREE SHI Symbol Emag here so you can find out more of what’s new and hip in the world these days. To read more of Jennee’s very entertaining posts, please check out her blog at

Last Singles eMag for 2009 – read it here…

Once again it’s the end of the year – time to reflect on everything we have done and everything we would like to do in 2010 whether you’re Single or not!

For all you guys and girls who haven’t as yet had the opportunity to read the SHI Symbol eMag –this is our very last one for 2009. Please enjoy the features on travel, relationships, finance, beauty, wine and much much more.  And of course, we’d love your feedback too.

SHI Symbol International eMag Dec-front-cover300
SHI Symbol International eMag Dec-front-cover300

And to subscribe to the SHI Symbol FREE monthly emag go to – You won’t be disappointed.

Jolly cocktails a la Sex and the City style

Tis the season to be jolly, tra la la la la la la la la……. 

Another of David Brogan's divine cocktails

Another of David Brogan's divine cocktails

I’m a cocktail girl from way back so love hearing about what’s your favorite – hint, hint guys and girls- do drop me a line or better still a recipe on this blog please. I have quite a few favorites and the last one I devoured was a BLEEP Cowboy. And it was divine. 

I hope you’ve been subscribing to the SHI Symbol Emag? Why? I hear you ask – well apart from the fact it is THE most professionally produced Emag on the planet, it has all sorts of interesting info, including Master Mixologist extraordinaire – David Brogan. So, in this festive season, you’ll definitely get your cocktails in! If you haven’t seen it as yet, – it’s FREE – join here. And that reminds me why I’m burbling on here. 

Sex and the City was all the rage for a number of reasons and none more so than the ever popular ‘cosmo’ cocktail. We’ve come of age and now I’ve been given a few other ideas from the evergreen lovely lady – Kimberly Dawn Neumann aka, the Carrie Bradshaw of Broadway, who says: ‘I’m big on taking hot cocoa or white hot chocolate and spiking it with Peppermint Schnapps or Godiva White Chocolate liquer’ Now that I could definitely go for. And I might but now it’s 35deg C the attraction wanes a little! More like a Long Island Iced Tea or frozen Daiquiri job really! 

But I digress again. Back to Sex and the City:  I found the best description yet for the SATC characters in a post by Kristen Meinzer (see below). So this is for those of us who so relate to SATC and who have to ask ourselves: 

So who are you and why? 

Christmas kiss under the mistletoe

Christmas kiss under the mistletoe

Tis the season to be jolly,
tra la la la la la la la la la
Please give me another Cosmo
tra la la la la la la la la la
and I’ll park myself under the Holly
mistletoe ready and raring to go
Oh thank goodness for friends with benefits,
The Noughties have been good to me HO Ho
Merry Christmas to all my Single, Married, FWB, undecided, and the rest of you who are hedging your bets!!

November’s SHI Emag Scrubz World Over

Classy Emag with the latest in news for Singles. Regular and guest columnists cover diverse topics from Finance, Beauty, Fashion, Entertainment plus much more. Coupled with loads of promotions and giveaways you won’t be disappointed. Please click here to view.

SHI Symbol November Emag Front Cover

SHI Symbol November Emag Front Cover - and click on link to view magazine

As usual, we’d love your input and feedback.

We want to make this YOUR magazine.