Big Gay Summer Vacation Guide and Giveaway
Here’s your guide to a fun family gay-cation this summer with lots of great goodies for you and little ones to explore the great outdoors, stay cool at the pool, bum around the beach and look fabulous doing it. Enter to win some of our featured products. See contest rules below.
The Gayest Place on Earth
Fly the gay-friendly skies on Alaska Airlines or pack the family into the Subaru wagon and head on down to Disney Gay Days at Walt Disney World, June 2-8, or Disneyland, October 2-4, for the gayest vacation on Earth. The unofficial celebration attracts more than 140,000 red-shirted GLBT park goers in Orlando and more than 30,000 in Anaheim. Of course there’s lots of rides and other attractions for kids, but most of the Gay Day festivities are geared for adults. More information at www.gaydays.com or www.gaydaysaneheim.com .
For a truly wholesome family outing, head to Provincetown, PA, for the 14th annual Family Week, August 1-8, sponsored by the Family Equality Council. Activities include movie night and pajama parties, beach picnics and kiddie bop dances for wee ones; and coffee clutches and workshops for moms and dads. More information at www.familyequality.org.
The Great Outdoors
Hit your favorite trails with the rugged BOB Sport Utility Stroller ($299), with three 16” knobby tires and a state-of-the-art suspension system, ideal for strolling or jogging on anything from the beach to bumpy trails. Or try its sister stroller, the versatile BOB Revolution ($389), which features a smaller, swiveling front wheel that can be locked for jogging or off-roading. Find local stores that carry BOB strollers at www.bobgear.com. *Win our BOB test stroller. See contest rules below.
Introduce the next generation of nature lovers to the outdoor lifestyle with the lightweight and functional Kelty FC 3.0 backpack kid carrier. Adjustable for parents of different sizes, the comfy two-layer padded waistbelt and load-lifter straps help keep weight forward for better support. A five-point harness keeps kids up to 50 pounds snug and secure. A zip-off diaper bag makes changing stops a breeze while the auto-deploy kickstand makes loading and unloading easy. Includes a sun/rain hood, child-view mirror, changing pad and cell phone pocket. $200. Available at REI and Babies R Us.
The Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade is your own private cabana for getting out of the sun or an on-the-spot changing room. It has two zippered doors, floor mat and two hanging pockets inside. With a bit of practice it can be set up in about 10 minutes. $49.99. Available at Target.
The elegant and adorable Le Petit Voyage Overnight Bag by Timi and Leslie is designed for kids on the go -- and mommies and daddies who appreciate great styling and functionality, complete with baby essentials, such as a changing pad, bottle holder, diapers/wipes carrier, adjustable shoulder strap and a separate zipper compartment for shoes or laundry. Comes in cream/brown, teal/brown, and brown/teal color combinations. $250.00. Available at www.annabean.com.
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