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Destination Taste: South of the Border Ceremonies

Today on Destination Taste: Tips for on planning a South of the Border Ceremony.

If the weather outside your locale is as frightful as it is in my New York neighborhood, then now’s the perfect time to start dreaming about and planning your South of the Border nuptials.

This past year, Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage, so here’s my taste-y tip: head to this bustling capital city for a few days for your wedding, and then onto one of the country’s spectacular beaches for a gay honeymoon.

In this post, I’ll provide background on the marriage process and some tips on Mexico City—a spot I visit frequently since it’s the home of my fiancé. In the next post, I’ll reveal inside scoop on the most romantic Mexican beach getaways, perfect for you and your new spouse.

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Destination Taste: Vietnam Adventure

Today on Destination Taste: Tips on a Vietnam (gay) Honeymoon Adventure for

Admittedly, I was a little dubious when my fiancé first suggested a quick trip to Vietnam after a stopover in Singapore. An economically developing country still controlled by a central communist party—not known to be a friend to human or gay rights—I wasn’t sure if Vietnam was the right choice for a couple of NYC gay boys. After some research, my fears were allayed by Douglas at gay and gay-friendly tour operator Purple Dragon.

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Destination Taste: Singapore Swing

Today on Destination Taste: Tips on your honeymoon Singapore Swing for

If you and your new spouse have a taste for the exotic, make sure to include Asia on your gay honeymoon consideration list. While Thailand traditionally earns accolades for openness to gay and lesbian travelers, other countries in the region are opening up and shouldn’t be overlooked. Singapore is a perfect place to recover from jet lag—and your recent nuptials—before heading to other nearby destinations. My fiancé and I recently returned from our own excursion to the island nation—a bustling multi-ethnic city-state filled delicious food, stunning architecture, and horticultural delights. Here are my tastey tips for your gay honeymoon getaway to Singapore.

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Destination Taste: Canal Canoodling

Take a break from Mid-Term Election Madness and dream about a land where gay marriage is actually legal—check out my Amsterdam tips in my latest post on

EXCERPT:  Paris and Rome may get all the attention as romantic European honeymoon destinations, but for my money, gay and lesbian love blooms brighter in Amsterdam. The Holland Tourist Board runs a cheeky ad campaign in the US that announces “Everyone’s Gay in Amsterdam”—and they asked me recently if I’d like to verify that claim. Here are some of my tastey tips for your gay honeymoon getaway to the charming city of canals.

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Destination: Taste

Today on Alphabet City: JP taps his globetrotting experience to write a new column for

I promise to tell much more about how I was handpicked to be the travel expert for, the leading online gay wedding planning site, but right now I’m busy finding out if “Everyone’s Gay in Amsterdam” and touring Dutch wedding venues.  So here’s a snippet of my first in a series of columns called “Destination: Taste”—that includes great planning advice for even hetero couples.  Click the link below for more.

Whenever my friends get engaged, I’m typically the 7th person they contact with the good news. My name appears on their call sheet sometime after the gushing parents or supportive siblings followed by the (un)lucky chosen ones in the wedding party. Sometime during the lull in our conversation, right after I’ve said, “That’s so wonderful!” I know exactly what’s coming next. The real reason behind the call is the question, “Where we should go on honeymoon?”

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