Category Archives: outdoor activities

Many ways to look at the moon – simply awesome…

I’m still plodding my way with this blogging. So, although when I received this amazing powerpoint presentation it had music and so on, when I put it on this blog it had to be a ppt file and not a pps file and this doesn’t come with music for some reason.

Bottom line, click on the first link for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and then open a new browser window with this same blog, and then click on the second link for the presentation. You won’t be disappointed. There’s only one word for it – awesome – or 2, utterly awesome!

And for those of you who are dating, what better way to enjoy each other’s company than a moonlit picnic – romantic or what!!! These pics and this haunting music will definitely inspire you.

Please enjoy

Click this link first:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFSRs7iqAv8

Remember, open a new browser window and then click on this second link so you end up with the music playing simultaneous to the powerpoint presentation below.

Many ways to look at the moon

Just to whet your appetite a little – view a few of the amazing images you will find in this glorious  presentation – there are plenty more to delight you, I promise.

moon pic and oh the colors

moon pic and oh the colors

Simply Stunning - and to think man has walked on that moon!

Simply Stunning - and to think man has walked on that moon!

Isn't nature wonderful - even if I'm not that into bugs!

Isn't nature wonderful - even if I'm not that into bugs!

I know I wish I could do that sometimes - don't you?

I know I wish I could do that sometimes - don't you?

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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.