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When to Go to Hawai’i



The biggest seasonal difference is the surf. North shores see higher waves in winter (October through March), which produce world class surf breaks. The opposite is true during summer (May through September) when the south shore surf rises, although it’s still gentler for beginners.Excerpted from Moon Hawaiian Islands, by Kevin Whitton.Photo © Aaron Najera, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.
When to Go to Hawai’i

The biggest seasonal difference is the surf. North shores see higher waves in winter (October through March), which produce world class surf breaks. The opposite is true during summer (May through September) when the south shore surf rises, although it’s still gentler for beginners.
Excerpted from Moon Hawaiian Islands, by Kevin Whitton.

Photo © Aaron Najera, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.
(via 2014 Pride Events around the World)

Tel Aviv, Israel: June 8–14
Tel Aviv, one of the most progressive cities in Israel, is the gay capital of the Middle East. Its weeklong Pride festival is filled with events celebrating the LGBTQ community. The festival culminates in a parade on June 13, which begins at Meir Park and moves toward the Charles Clore Beach and Park. The area is gorgeous, peaceful, and relatively isolated, but it transforms on the day of the parade. The party following the parade is full of thousands of people dancing on the beach until sunset. As the weather in Tel Aviv in June is very hot, almost everyone jumps into the Mediterranean Sea to cool off.
Barcelona, Spain: June 19–29
If you want to experience the Mediterranean coast of Spain, spend a week in Barcelona, Catalan’s capital and Spain’s most cosmopolitan city, and experience the Catalan LGBTQ scene. Pride Barcelona is very new and much smaller compared to MADO in Madrid, but it is growing rapidly each year.
The entire week will be filled with free events. On Friday, June 27, there will be the Miss Drag Pride race, and in the evening everyone will be soaking in the biggest outdoor foam party in Europe. On Saturday, June 28, the parade will wind through the colorful architecture of Barcelona and will transform into a huge party. The weekend will finish off on Sunday, June 29, with a street party filled with food and drink stands, and for amusement park fans, the Tibidabo Amusement Park will be discounted for the day. Tired after this crazy weekend? Relax and recuperate on the beach by the Mediterranean Sea.

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Photo © Antonio Tajuelo, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

(via 2014 Pride Events around the World)

Tel Aviv, Israel: June 8–14

Tel Aviv, one of the most progressive cities in Israel, is the gay capital of the Middle East. Its weeklong Pride festival is filled with events celebrating the LGBTQ community. The festival culminates in a parade on June 13, which begins at Meir Park and moves toward the Charles Clore Beach and Park. The area is gorgeous, peaceful, and relatively isolated, but it transforms on the day of the parade. The party following the parade is full of thousands of people dancing on the beach until sunset. As the weather in Tel Aviv in June is very hot, almost everyone jumps into the Mediterranean Sea to cool off.

Barcelona, Spain: June 19–29

If you want to experience the Mediterranean coast of Spain, spend a week in Barcelona, Catalan’s capital and Spain’s most cosmopolitan city, and experience the Catalan LGBTQ scene. Pride Barcelona is very new and much smaller compared to MADO in Madrid, but it is growing rapidly each year.

The entire week will be filled with free events. On Friday, June 27, there will be the Miss Drag Pride race, and in the evening everyone will be soaking in the biggest outdoor foam party in Europe. On Saturday, June 28, the parade will wind through the colorful architecture of Barcelona and will transform into a huge party. The weekend will finish off on Sunday, June 29, with a street party filled with food and drink stands, and for amusement park fans, the Tibidabo Amusement Park will be discounted for the day. Tired after this crazy weekend? Relax and recuperate on the beach by the Mediterranean Sea.

Read more.

Photo © Antonio Tajuelo, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.