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Steele Luxury Travel President and CEO Dane Steele Green understands the modern gay traveler because he is one, too. He has traveled extensively throughout the world. Upon graduating from university, he worked in the travel industry for major corporations including JetBlue and Alitalia Airlines. While there, he realized an undiscovered niche in the market: luxury LGBT travel and tour operations. Green launched Steele Luxury Travel with the idea to apply the innovative travel strategies employed by mainstream tour companies, tailoring them for the discerning gay adventurer who craves a bit of added indulgence.

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The World We Live In As LGBT Travelers

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 6:57 PM

The sad thing -- the really sad thing -- about Orlando is that is probably going to get worse before it gets better. Guns laws, gun nuts, lone wolves, persistent homo- and transphobia, evangelical Islam's continued backslide into medievalism, evangelical Christianity's continued infiltration into politics; it all has combined (and...

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Got Your Back? The NEW Backpack

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 12:10 AM

Carrying bag after bag of purchases on Rodeo Drive may actually be fairly fashionable, but do the same in the night markets of Marrakesh and there is the argument you could be tempting the wrong kind of attention. But be it in Morocco or Missouri, street robbery can happen anywhere...

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Beyond Brussels: A Reflection

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 2:17 PM

So. Another city bombed. What do we do now?

Terrorists would not be terrorists if they warned everyone beforehand of
their targets. There is nothing for it: This is the new normal. And it
isn't particularly "new;" gunmen later identified as Muslim anti-Israel
extremists turned Leonardo da...

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SCRUFF Takes on Cyber Safety

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 2:51 PM

Note: No material connection or financial stake in any of the brands, companies or individuals mentioned here.

There was a time when the Internet was anonymous. It's not now. The protective facelessness of the online world is a myth -- largely of our own doing. Twitter, Instagram,...

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Tags, You're It // Luxury Electronic Luggage

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 2:58 PM

Luxury-minded travelers will already know the Rimowa name; easily identified by its "grooved" outer housing, the company is one of the most reputable luggage manufacturers on the market. But unlike it's competitors, this is one old kid (est. 1937) on the block embracing all things new.

Ordinarily, I would not...

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The Flight of the Concorde: An Analysis

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 11:06 AM

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If you blinked, you may have missed it: Back in September 2015, there was travel buzz in the travel biz that the famously fast Concorde may take to the skies after being grounded in 2003. The story,...

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The Baby-Steppers: LGBT Travel

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 9:33 PM

If there is one dead horse I just love to beat, it is "do your research."

The world being what it is, gay travel is usually a path of least resistance, that is, going to places where the odds are in our favor we will have the time of our...

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Getting on the List, or Not

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Needless to say, it's a tough crowd out there. Wars, invasions, earthquakes -- yikes. Throw in the fact that we are bombarded with opinions and personal takes and tweets and carefully edited YouTube videos presented as fact and it is a wonder anybody leaves the house, much less goes on...

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Fashionably Late // Pride Year Round

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 2:41 PM

2015 will go down in history as pivotal for the LGBTQ community, and the fact that the verdict of Obergefell v. Hodges came just days before the June 28 anniversary of the Stonewall Riots made this year's pride events a collection party for the ages.

And who says the party...

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Finders Keepers: Unclaimed Baggage

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 2:09 PM

We've all done it: Forgotten something.

We rush back to the gym for our wallets. We madly dash to the Starbucks for our phones. Sometimes we're lucky, sometimes we strike out. You would be amazed at what people can forget.

"How do you miss a suit of armor?" Barbara Cantrell...

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Summer 2015: Where to Go, and Whose Going

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 2:05 PM

With a flip of the calendar, the truth lies before us: Summer is here! And after last winter, not a minute too soon. But every year means a whole new set of circumstances. Trends, financial situations, war, and simple capriciousness changes the travel game-board constantly. What was in 2014 may...

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The Ghost Hotel -- Hotel Booking Fraud Raises Its Ugly Head

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 8:58 AM

Woo-hoo! You are all set for your vacation! The bags are packed, the plane tickets bought; you even lined up somebody to water the fichus. And of course, you booked the swanky hotel.

Or did you?

Prime travel season is right around the corner, and on its coattails is...

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Love in Morocco, If You Dare

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Last September, Ray Cole, a 69-year-old man from the UK, was arrested while on vacation in Marrakech and served a jail term of four months. During his internment, he was fed boiled vegetables once a day and slept on a concrete floor of a prison dormitory designed for 44 but...

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Cuba: So What Now?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 4:02 PM

Few people can get the entire travel industry tittering about the same thing at the same time, but President Obama managed to do just that. On December 17, travel news (and just about every other news) reported that that the Cuban embargo, in place for 54 years, will be, as...

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Into the Crystal Ball: Travel Trends for 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 1:52 PM

Predictions are a fool's game, particularly in travel, where fads come and go on the winds of a good PR campaign or viral video. So let us forget about fads and talk about trends, those subtler and more substantial shifts in the paradigm that prove to be the game changers....

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A How-To for Carry-On

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 10:20 AM

You may have noticed it: Boy, do those luggage fees add up.

So long as airlines continue to jack up the prices on anything not nailed down, consumers are going to do whatever they can to keep expenditures to a minimum. One of the tricks is to cram as much...

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Where Angels Fear to Tread: LGBTQ Safe Travel Guide

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Uganda recently set the world on its ear when Stephen Asiimwe, the CEO of the country's tourism board, announced his land would welcome gay travelers, even as politicians move to make the state of being homosexual punishable with life in prison.

Of course, this wasn't exactly the show of enlightenment...

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Strangers With Candy: Drug Smuggling in China

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 8:41 AM

So this is the story about a true moron.

I came across a report on ChinaTopix.com that almost seems too ridiculous to be true: Takuma Sakuragi, a 70-year-old Japanese politician infamous for his fiery, anti-Chinese rhetoric, is on trial for drug smuggling -- in China. No amount of...

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The Gay Travel Capitals of the World

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 12:05 AM

There is not one travel agent or destination-marketing company that has not acknowledged -- even if ruefully -- the financial punch wielded by the LGBTQ travel industry. When it comes down to brass tacks, they love us -- so much so that they use the term "gay capital" as a...

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The Hot Zones: A Year in Review of Travel Illness

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 2:49 PM

No one likes to think about getting sick on a vacation, and the fact is that most of us never will. However, 2014 has thrown up some very lurid headlines about just such a subject. Sadly, they weren't exactly hype. This year and last, some very serious outbreaks hit the...

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