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Gay Games Postponed To 2023

Gay Games Postponed To 2023

Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 Announces Postponement to 2023 After much internal deliberation and in consultation with the Federation of Gay Games leadership and board, it has been decided that the 11th Gay Games in Hong Kong (GGHK), originally scheduled for November 2022,...

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Dining Out Wilderness Style

Dining Out Wilderness Style

No matter your dietary requirements, a safari delivers! For travellers with often restrictive dietary needs, an African safari can be daunting. “Will they cater to my gluten intolerance?” “Can I get vegan food in Africa?” “I am Jewish, can I...

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The True Value Of The Pink Pound!

The True Value Of The Pink Pound!

As a business, have you ever thought about marketing to the LGBTQ+ communities here in the UK? According to statistics, 1 in 10 people in the UK identify as LGBTQ+, so that is a sizeable market that most businesses fail to take into consideration when it comes to their...

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What’s on the horizon for Instagram…

What’s on the horizon for Instagram…

Big changes are on the horizon for Instagram. You may have already seen, but the head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced this week that Instagram will no longer prioritise imagery on the platform. Instead, it will move to focus on four key areas: – Videos: As video...

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Kilver Court Designer Village & Gardens

Kilver Court Designer Village & Gardens

I had never heard of Kilver Court Designer Village before my last visit to Somerset. I was recommended to visit here by Merryn from The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, who thought this would be a great venue to approach in regard to my Everyone Is Welcome Campaign. Having...

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The Somerset Toiletry Company

The Somerset Toiletry Company

‘Our 100% cruelty-free toiletries include famous brands such as Naturally European and Aromas Artesanales de Antigua, which vary from richly classical to wonderfully innovative. Besides selling our brands, we also create private label collections, designing,...

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Why I Created The LGBT Travel Club

Why I Created The LGBT Travel Club

Trying to get to grips identifying as being Gay, was not easy for me. Like millions of others around the world, I knew from a very early age that I felt different, but I could not understand why. On top of that, I was adopted at the age of 3 (after 2 failed attempts due to...

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Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

‘Looking On The Bright Side’ We are nearly there – 17th May is looming and we are all ‘Looking on the Bright Side’! One of my favourite Beatles tracks is ‘Here comes the Sun’ and I found myself cheerfully humming this whilst pottering around in the warm...

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June In Bloom

June In Bloom

“Recently I heard the weather report describing Spring as a season where Winter meets Summer. May was certainly a month when we had late frosts, hail and gales interspersed with very welcome sunshine. But now after a slow start everything in the garden is finding its...

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Cheese Glorious Cheese!

Cheese Glorious Cheese!

Here’s our latest news update. Read on to to discover our latest team news, our Christmas gift ideas plus a spooky Halloween biscuit recipe. As half term ends and the nights draw in things quieten down in Cheddar Gorge. Our shop will remain open every day from 10am but...

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A Visit From Rosanna Head

A Visit From Rosanna Head

We had the privileged of meeting Rosanna Head from South East London Blog ( S.E.London.Blog) last October. Rosanna is passionate about ‘Community’ not only in her native SE London, but further afield (when permitted to explore!). “THE GREATNESS OF A COMMUNITY IS MOST...

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The Only Cheddar Made In Cheddar

The Only Cheddar Made In Cheddar

All our cheese is made from raw cow’s milk sourced from one local farm. As a small family run business we have made it our mission to produce heritage cheddar cheese true to its regional provenance and traditions. Since 2003 we have succeeded in doing exactly that, winning...

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Stein’s at Home

Stein’s at Home

Sent from Cornwall with love If like us, dining out in your favourite restaurant, pub or café is something that you’re really missing during lockdown or you’ve had to cancel your much-loved winter break in Cornwall, we’ve got the antidote for your Kernow cravings…...

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Book, Respect, Protect and Enjoy.

Book, Respect, Protect and Enjoy.

From Monday (17th May) The Prime Minister has confirmed that England will move to Step 3, this means… Indoor hospitality can reopen, (including hotels, B&Bs and self-catering), this can be used by groups of up to six or two households. This enables larger groups...

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Red Arrows return to Sidmouth!

Red Arrows return to Sidmouth!

Sidmouth Town Council has today announced that the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows will return to the town’s skies at the Sidmouth Airshow on Friday 27th August 2021. They will also be joined by an RAF Dakota of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight....

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Regal Theatre Minehead re-opens.

Regal Theatre Minehead re-opens.

If the government’s roadmap remains on track and restrictions are eased in line with current plans, Minehead’s Regal Theatre aims to open its doors for a weekend of film on Friday May 21, and hopes to be able to launch itself out of lockdown with an Oscar front-runner....

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Westons, Golden Jubilee Restaurant.

Westons, Golden Jubilee Restaurant.

Our award winning Golden Jubilee Restaurant epitomises the elegant Regency style for which Weston was formally renowned. Open to both residents and non-residents this proves to be a very popular eatery to all. Breakfast We are proud to be presented with the Enjoy England’s...

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The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company – Shop.

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company – Shop.

The Cliffs, BS27 3QA. We are the only cheesemakers left in Cheddar and you can watch whilst we show you how we make a traditional cheddar. Say ‘Somerset’ and most people think of Cheddar cheese so it is fitting that the world’s oldest surviving makers of it should be based...

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West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway, Somerset is the longest Heritage line in the United Kingdom. The line is situated in Somerset, four miles outside the County town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at Minehead. The line meanders through the Quantock Hills, an area...

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Be Enchanted, Visit Somerset!

Be Enchanted, Visit Somerset!

Somerset has lots of surprises waiting to be discovered. As one of the larger English counties, Somerset has stunning beaches, green countryside, woodlands, lakes & more, covering a wide range of landscapes & environments. There’s so much to explore in this...

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Support LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses.

Support LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses.

There are so many factors to think about when it comes to deciding where to travel. Currently, COVID-19 is making travel impossible, whilst at the same time, decimating the travel industry. Hundreds of millions of pounds has been lost and thousands of businesses have had...

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Everyone Is Welcome Campaign.

Everyone Is Welcome Campaign.

We are delighted to be launching the Everyone Is Welcome campaign during 2021. Covid has really impacted the Travel Industry, and I personally know several friends who have had to shut down their businesses as a result, and will not be in any position to relaunch once this...

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Places To Eat – Torre Cider Farm

Places To Eat – Torre Cider Farm

Our traditional farm shop In Somerset with tea rooms currently stocks a range of local produce, jams, chutneys and jellies, some of which use our cider, juice or vinegar in the production process. We would be delighted to welcome you to step into our tearoom for an...

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LGBTQ+ Travel – Home or Abroad in 2021?

LGBTQ+ Travel – Home or Abroad in 2021?

With the Government announcing that it has approved the roll out of the Covid Vaccine, will this have any affect on your decision making when it comes to travel in 2021? Do you think, with the Vaccine, this will make traveling abroad safer? With many countries still having...

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About The LGBT Travel Club

About The LGBT Travel Club

I have never really questioned my sexuality, nor have I really taken the time to understand what it means to me and the implications that it might have as I go through life being myself. I knew I was gay from a very early age, and I ‘came out’ (a ghastly...

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

As a traveller, I love to experience new cultures, foods, languages, architecture, meeting the locals and so much more. I am very fortunate that I do not have a physical disability, so I don’t have to consider anything like will there be a wheelchair ramp, is there a...

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Welcome To Visit Somerset – Everyone Is Welcome.

Welcome To Visit Somerset – Everyone Is Welcome.

We were delighted to be approached by John Turner who is the CEO of Visit Somerset, to visit this beautiful county as part of a FAM Trip, which was back in March 2020. We were able to visit the following cities, towns and venues: Bath, and the Roman Baths. The Jane Austen...

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Scone Recipe: A British Tradition.

Scone Recipe: A British Tradition.

In Britain, we drink tea every day, whether at breakfast, during a break in the morning and in the evening … but we should not forget an unmissable and typically British moment in the afternoon … afternoon tea! In fact, we believe it’s a ritual that...

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