David Duran

David Duran


Freelance Journalist/Photojournalist/Writer Travel-Luxury-Culinary-Hospitality. News. LGBT. HIV. Music. Fashion. Film. Interviews. Reviews. Web Content.

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The Best of Napa Valley - What Not To Miss

When visiting California, for most, taking a trip to experience the beauty (and wine) of Napa Valley is one of the most desired things to do. The region is famous for its superb wines and visitors can’t help but get caught up in the moment of going from tasting room to tasting room. With so many different options of places to visit for tastings, it’s easy to overlook or miss some of the best.

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I Captured Something Disturbingon Camera at Savannah's Sorrel-Weed House

On a recent flight to Savannah, I kept pestering the flight attendants about which runway we would be landing on. I was really hoping for runway 10, knowing that I might not see the headstones, but at least I could say I landed on them.

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Long Weekend in Houston

There’s more to Houston than meets the eye. Yes, Space Center Houston is spectacular, especially for adults who’ve always dreamed of interstellar travel. And yes, it’s home to the Houston Astros and Rockets, but outside of space and sports, there’s a funky little town hidden in one of the country’s metropolitan cities—the fourth-largest, to be exact.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale City Guide - U.S. Conference on AIDS 2016

Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, Greater Fort Lauderdale has been a vacation paradise for decades. Made up of 31 cities, including Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, the Greater Fort
Lauderdale area is easily explored by car. With almost-year-round perfect weather, it’s no wonder that hanging out at the pristine beaches is one of the most popular things to do.

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Places to Explore: Buenos Aires

Amor. Plain and simple, that’s Argentina’s new marketing initiative towards LGBTQ travellers and tourism. In short, it easily sums up what the country is all about, especially the city of Buenos Aires, which has consistently been referred to as the most welcoming city to gay travellers in South America. Buenos Aires has always been at the forefront of change and acceptance; a quick Google search of their yearly pride celebrations will quickly prove that, as it is one of the largest and most festive celebrations in the region, if not the world.

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Trend Alert : Think Pink

Some are dubbed the "pink palace" or "pink lady" of their locale. Some were built in the 1920's, their architecture reminiscent of the Gatsby era. Thanks to their bold coral, blush and rose hues, all are beautiful backdrops for special occasions.

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Hike Through the Grand Canyon in Just 4 Days

In the depths of the Grand Canyon lies a place a beauty that most don’t know about: Havasupai. The Havasupai people who reside there are known as the “people of the blue-green water,” and have been maintaining this secret mythical place for many years, but have permitted visitors to come and experience the magic of the falls and river.

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Long Weekend in Pasadena

Pasadena may be best known for its Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl, but the city has a lot more to offer. Now with the new Los Angeles Metro Gold Line, it’s easy to jump on board and visit Pasadena for the day or for a weekend. Old Town Pasadena is a charming and elegant city filled with curious shops and places to eat, all within a short distance of L.A.

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Argentina Is All About Amor, Period

The new initiative presented during the conference is simply Amor., with the period at the end of the word (love), being just as important as the single word representation of a country who truly is all about love; their love of food, their love of culture, their love of dance and their love of everyone.

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Long Weekend in Riviera Nayarit

With 200 miles of pristine pacific coastline and dozens of tiny seaside towns and pueblos, the coastal community of Riviera Nayarit near Puerto Vallarta is just calling out to be explored. There are lush mountain peaks, nature reserves, golden sand beaches, and even an exclusive luxury resort community with some of the top hotel brands in the world.

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Creating Hawaii

Eight spots in the islands that exemplify good design, from historic architecture to majestic natural beauty.

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Celebrating 10 of Our Country's Diverse National Parks

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th, 2016, and many of the parks are planning to celebrate the centennial of Woodrow Wilson putting pen to paper to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and … leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

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Hotel Review: Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

On a recent trip to the city to attend the opening of an opera debut, I opted to stay at the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, mostly because I hadn’t been there before and the location was excellent. Plus, there was something special about the lobby that just called to me, which later I found out why.

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Why I'm Not Jumping on the Bandwagon and Traveling to Cuba This Year

The floodgates have opened – ok, maybe not exactly, but that’s how many people feel after the laws for US citizens changed earlier this year, allowing for American visitors to travel more easily to the island of Cuba. The island stuck in time is now open to everyone, and with that means there will be lots of changes, right? We’ve already seen the introduction of flights from the US as well as the first cruise ship arrival to Havana.

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Move Over Austin: Houston is the Coolest City in Texas for These 6 Reasons

Houston is most definitely a hustling and bustling major city, but it’s also a really fun city, something that might be unknown to those who haven’t spent much time there, so next time you are in town, spend a little time discovering some really cool things that make Houston, well…Houston.