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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Places to Explore: Antarctica

Explorers and researchers have been visiting the continent of Antarctica for decades, although throughout history, the voyages getting to this mostly untouched land have been met with tales of unprecedented struggles and defeat. Today, thanks to modern ships and experienced crew, getting to Antarctica is no longer what it once was. That being said, the Drake Passage, one of the roughest passages in the world, is part of the experience of one’s journey to the white continent. Depending on your luck, it could be an unwelcome start or end (or both) to an incredible trip.

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The 5 Next Big Travel Destinations to Beat Your Friends to in 2017

...Of course there is nothing wrong with going to places like Mexico, Italy or Thailand, but if you want to be one step ahead of everyone else, these five places should be on your radar as they will be among the top destinations of 2017.

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New York Post

The African neighborhoods that out-hipster Williamsburg

But the reality is that Johannesburg can be just as appealing as its neighbor to the south. South Africa’s economic capital is made up of many districts, but it’s the more artsy, eclectic neighborhoods that are finally starting to make a mark. Likened to Williamsburg in Brooklyn or Wynwood in Miami, they draw interest from visitors who never would have thought they existed.

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Travel + Leisure

The Very Best All-inclusive Resorts in the Bahamas

Sometimes planning a vacation can be more tedious than enjoyable, especially when working around a tight budget. For those who prefer the ease of an all-inclusive vacation package, the islands of the Bahamas have an abundance of hotels and resorts to choose from.

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11 Reasons Savannah is the Most Magical Place to Celebrate Christmas

One of America's most beloved cities, Savannah transforms around this time of year, becoming a wonderland full of events, shows, parades, and places serving up scrumptious holiday meals.

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6 Eco-Travel Destinations You Must Experience

There are many types of travelers, and with so many places to visit in the world, opportunities to tailor your experiences to suit your tastes are becoming the norm. For those seeking to immerse themselves in ecotourism, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here, we've rounded up some of the most exciting opportunities in dramatic destinations.

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Biking Down Bolivia's "Death Road"

...There is constant turmoil within the country due to political issues, but politics aside, Bolivia is one of the most fascinating countries most will never visit. The micro-climates alone and the differences between each region are practically mind-blowing as in one day, it’s possible to be high up in the Andes Mountains covered in snow and in just a few hours, it’s possible to be at the bottom depths of the rainforest, dripping in sweat from the extreme heat.

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Connextions Magazine

Travel Experts From Around The World Share Their Secrets - David Duran

Connextions Magazine catches up with gay travel expert David Duran.

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Places to Explore : Washington D.C.

...And the culinary scene in the city has been on a constant climb that continues to keep it growing, always outdoing itself. D.C. has some of the best restaurants in the United States, and if you just go there to eat, you won’t be disappointed. But there’s also something else about the city which makes it unique, and that’s the atmosphere – it’s a perfect blend of hustle and bustle with upscale and refined (if you know where to look).

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newport beach lifestyle

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.