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Pride Journey
Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Monterey, California

Monterey is home to a ton of sea life. We had the opportunity to take a guided kayak tour of Monterey Bay given by a company called Adventures by the Sea. During our one-hour excursion, we passed dozens of seals, otters, sea lions and other marine animals.

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Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Aspen Gay Ski Week

For years I’ve heard about Aspen Gay Ski Week, but it wasn’t until this year that I decided to take the journey out to Colorado and experience the event for myself. Now in its 43rd year, Aspen Gay Ski Week attracts guests from around the country and possibly around the world.

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Joey Amato standing in front of a mural that says Greetings from Wichita Kansas
Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas

In addition to planes, Wichita is also known for its weather. I know this may sound strange, but I was really hoping to witness some intense storms. Kansas lies in tornado alley, so I was in full storm-chaser mode..

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Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Columbus, Ohio

If you are looking for an easy, affordable and fun city to visit, check out Columbus. You may be surprised at what this city has to offer, and you may keep coming back to experience its warmth and hospitality.

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Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Phoenix/Tempe

The last time I was in the Phoenix area was 2005, so when I was offered a chance to visit the city again, I jumped at the opportunity, especially since this trip would coincide with Phoenix Pride.

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Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Milwaukee

This Summer in Milwaukee is going to be jam-packed with events so book your room early at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, located just outside of downtown before it sells out. While there, try your luck at some slots if you’re so inclined.

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Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Provincetown/Cape Cod

By now, most of you know I march to the beat of my own drummer, so when I decided to visit a summertime destination in the winter, people weren’t surprised. Cape Cod is known for attracting throngs of LGBTQ beach and party goers to its northmost tip, Provincetown.

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pride journey portland
Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Portland, Oregon

The entire downtown area is pretty much walkable, with many of the city’s main attractions located within a few miles of each other. What was obvious from the start was the abundance of rainbow flags scattered throughout the city. I think it’s safe to say that Portland may have the highest concentration of rainbow flags per capita than any city I have visited thus far.

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Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Indianapolis

Indianapolis has always felt like a second home to me. I used to publish a gay magazine there called UNITE a few years ago, so I was frequently visiting the city. This time, I wanted to experience things that I may not have had the chance to see on previous visits.

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Pride Journey Seattle
Joey Amato

Pride Journey: Seattle

A journey to the Pacific Northwest is something I always look forward to. I love the natural beauty of Seattle and of course the abundance of fresh seafood the city has to offer.

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Pride Journey: Rochester, New York

Nestled 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and just off of the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the Finger Lakes region of New York, you’ll find the truly limitless city of Rochester.

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