David Duran

David Duran

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Instinct Magazine

Experiencing Jackson Hole...Almost Like Everyone Else

...But then I realized that a work of Hollywood fiction based on a short story from The New Yorker about a mountain range that doesn't even exist and a decades-long gay romance was probably not offering the most accurate portrayal of my destination. Wyoming has always been just off the travel radar - at least the gay travel radar - unless, as I found out, you're into stunning landscapes, crisp, clean air and some of the best skiing in the world.

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Instinct Magazine

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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Instinct Magazine

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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Instinct Magazine

Touring Southern Bohemia

There’s an element of mystery to all the castles and beauty of their individual stories. Royal families and the elite would live within an outrageously extravagant confinement of castle walls, while commoners would only dream of what was beyond the fortifications that kept them out.

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Instinct Magazine

Cuban Curiosity

My fascination with Cuba was finally realized this past year when I visited the small island country for the first time in 32 years. The last time I was on the island was when my mother was pregnant w...

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Instinct Magazine

AIDS/LifeCycle Takes Time To Give Back

The sparsely populated town of Bradley, California with a whopping 120 residents put today on hold for ALC and devoted themselves to raising money for their school system and, most importantly, extracurricular activities for the students.