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Gay and Lesbian Travel

Beyond the bling and bikinis of South Beach, lies a city of excitement, with stylish restaurants, irresistible night life, decadent bars and lounges, Miami is the perfect playground for gays and lesbians. Miami has a wide variety of exceptional and carefully chosen gay and lesbian friendly hotels that will accommodate no matter what your travel budget is, there is something for everyone.

Enjoy the excitement of the city, the many activities and festivals it hosts throughout the year. You can check out all upcoming events on www.gogaymiami.comdon’t miss the opportunity to soak up the sand and surf at Miami’s world famous Haulover nude gay beach.

 Customized packages available for more information contact Melanie at Oshawa travel  
(905) 579-0297 or email me at
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Oct 24-28, 2013  Tango Festival: Few dances are as passionate and romantic as the tango, so what better place to host a dance festival than the sizzling city of San Juan. There will be various venues hosting Tango performances while workshops will be available to give beginners an extra hand in learning.


Oct 31st-Nov 3, 2013: JAZZ FESTIVAL: Jazz musicians from all around the world will gather in the D.R for some world class jams with an unforgettable line up of musicians like Artura Sandoval and Stanly Jordan. This year marks the 17th anniversary, making it the longest running jazz event in the country. This fun and musical event takes place in the beautiful cities of Cabarete and Sosua.


Nov 22-23, 2013: CARIBBEAN RUM AND BEER FESTIVAL: Rum and Beer is celebrated top notch in Grenada every year during this annual festival. This year will include a CAB taste contest, golf tournament and live culinary displays. Master classes from experts and an epic showdown of skills will pit Grenada’s own mixologists against the Caribbean’s best and brightest. Every night you can enjoy tasty local creole food, local arts, live music and crafts.


Feb 26- Mar 2, 2014: HABANO CIGAR FESTIVAL: There nothing more quintessentially Cuban than a fresh rolled cigar. The Habano Cigar Festival celebrates this iconic accoutrement with tours of the local cigar factories, seminars, cigar tastings. This year a special tribute will be given to Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta, tow of the most prestigious Habanos brands.


March 3-4, 2014: CARNIVAL: There is no party like a Carnival party and many will argue that Trinidad & Tobago does it the best. Regarded as being on the biggest and best events in the Caribbean and often called the greatest show on earth. Trinidad’s Carnival is unparalleled when it comes to colorful costumes, floats and all night parties.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience one of these amazing festivals. We can customize any type of travel to suit your needs. For pricing and information contact Melanie at Oshawa Travel or email me at
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Society of Cigars


Cigar smoking is a popular hobby that is enjoyed by many, regardless of age, gender or social status. Cigars are no longer for the seasoned smoker. Cigars have become the staple in society for veterans and rookies alike, However selecting the right cigar for your taste preference is like choosing a fine wine, where careful consideration along with trial and error go into finding the perfect smoke.

The first thing to consider when looking for a great cigar is the body, whether you’re looking for a mild, medium or full bodied taste the cigar should compliment your palate without over powering it. The next consideration should be the size of the cigar. If you enjoy smoking a cigar while playing a round of golf than you should consider a 7 inch stogie which you can smoke for hours at leisure, if you enjoy a cigar while having a nice scotch or after dinner than a popular choice would be a 5 inch cigar. When considering the size there are two factors to look at the length and the diameter. The final stage in choosing a good cigar is its rating. If the cigar rates 70-79 it’s an average to good cigar, 80-89 is good to excellent, 90-94 is outstanding, 95-100 is a classic.

Many people have taken up the hobby of collecting cigars, you can acquire quite a collection of cigars on your travels, From Cuba to Dominican, Honduras and Nicaragua where a large variety and selection can be had. You can travel to the mentioned destinations and tour the Cigar factories, see how they are made and learn a little history. If this is something you would enjoy doing we can customize any trip for you including your tours! All you need to do is contact Melanie at Oshawa travel for pricing and information and leave the rest of the planning to her.  If you’re looking to acquire a collection closer to home visit Durham’s finest cigar lounge Victory Cigars located in Oshawa Ontario. All your collecting needs can be met here, from Cigars, ashtrays, lighters, cigar carriers and much more.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff will make your visit pleasurable and will have you returning time and again.