David Duran

David Duran

New York, NY
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Freelance Journalist/Writer Travel-Culinary-Hospitality-Outdoor/Adventure. News. Business. Tech. LGBT. Music. Fashion. Film. Interviews. Profiles. Reviews. Blog Content.

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Affordable Things To Do In San Diego

When planning that trip of your dreams, finding the right balance of affordable and splurge is key. San Diego does have lots to splurge on, but equally, the city and county have a variety of fun, family-friendly, and budget conscience activities too.

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Tropical Treasures - Tahiti and The Islands of French Polynesia

French Polynesia may not seem like your typical vacation spot, but it has some of the best hotels in the world, insanely gorgeous waters and a wide range of activities to occupy your time when you’re not sipping from a coconut. And paradise isn’t as far as most would imagine—just eight hours from Los Angeles.

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Get to Know Oahu's North Shore

Hawaii has some of the most-visited islands in the world, and of the six major islands, Oahu welcomes the most visitors, especially to the south side of the island's famous Waikiki Beach and the city of Honolulu. The south side is great and has everything you could want on vacation in Hawaii, but for those looking for a bit more of an authentic Hawaii experience, the North Shore on Oahu is popular with travelers who are looking for a more laid-back and local vibe.

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Rain and Thunder Can't Stop #LoveIsLove

What was meant to be a mass beach wedding to celebrate marriage equality in Florida, on the normally sunny sands of Fort Lauderdale, quickly turned to a last-minute reorganization at the fabulous W Hotel across the street, where the champagne-toast reception was scheduled for immediately after the ceremony.

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Instagram Envy: Grand Wailea, Maui 

The whole point of Instagram is to show off some great shots and when on vacation, it's a way for users to boast a little about where they are. Now when visiting Hawaii, it's pretty hard to take a bad photo of all the island beauty, but sometimes...you don't even need to leave your hotel to get those photos that will cause pure envy.

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Why South America Should Be On Your Travel Radar

The diversity and beauty that is south of us can make for a dream getaway or even a quick spontaneous trip. The options of destinations within South America are abundant and the combinations of experiences are limitless.

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5 Uniquely Luxurious Las Vegas Hotel Suites

...But for those in the market for some fancy digs that are not just big but also unique, certain Las Vegas hotels jump straight to the front of the line. Here are five luxurious and unique Las Vegas suites that do not disappoint.

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There's Street Art, Culture and Unique Places to Sleep: Berlin Is Where It's At

One of if not the least expensive metropolitan cities within Germany is Berlin, also making it one of the least expensive larger cities within Europe. What makes it so unique is that there is no sign of the traditional cycle of artist colonies being discovered and transformed to what I can only compare to the sad state of affairs of what's happened in San Francisco in the past few years. Berlin is still an affordable, hip, young city with it's inevitable outskirt colonies of the non-artist community.

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San Diego City Guide : US Conference on AIDS 2014

Throw on your shorts
and flip-flops, grab your surfboard and prepare to experience the laid-back vibes of San Diego.

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FancyBeard: Soaking Up Sexy Tel Aviv on the Cheap

Introducing our new FancyBeard series, in which a hirsute, globetrotting gay man makes peace with his limited budget and an affinity for the finer things in life. This trip: the Beard Hits The Hold Land.

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Lady Gaga Takes Tel Aviv...

Although the actual stage show wasn't as elaborate as some might have anticipated, the lights and sound, in addition to Gaga's energy was enough to keep the crowd on their feet for the entire set.

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FancyBeard: Learning the Three B's of Berlin

Introducing our new FancyBeard series, in which a hirsute, globetrotting gay man makes peace with his limited budget and an affinity for the finer things in life. This trip: thrilling, thrifty Berlin.

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A Weekend With Harrah's San Diego... and Joan Rivers

Sometimes we all need a little break, but we can’t all afford two-week sojourns to Punta Cana. That’s what weekend getaways are made for. For anyone in Southern California, Nevada, or Arizona, there’s a new option: the newly-branded Harrah’s Resort Southern California.

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Instagram Envy: Puerto Rico

Sometimes you just need a little luxury in life, and that's exactly what this trip was going to provide. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and the W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island would play backdrop to my indulgences over the course of four nights.

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Nation's First City Where Tourism Recognizes the 'T' in LGBT

Within the tourism world, many cities around the U.S. have taken it upon themselves to really begin promoting LGBT tourism. With marriage equality sweeping the nation, same-sex tourism is finally getting some attention from places that might not have ever considered promoting to that particular market.