David Duran

David Duran

Journalist

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

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The Huffington Post

Baltimore Lights Up For International Light Festival

Just like any other major metropolis going through a change, it takes time for the development of new neighborhoods...but with change comes imagination, innovation and transformation. And Baltimore isn’t wasting any time in showcasing their city as a cultural destination with hip, new and big ideas, like Light City, a 7-day light festival set in the heart of Baltimore.

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45 Years of Organized Arts and Culture in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a thriving metropolis known for its towering skyscrapers, pristine public transportation, world-class shopping, abundance of Michelin star restaurants and an arts and culture scene that rivals cities around the world.

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The Huffington Post

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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7 Music Festival Must Haves

I've been to a few outdoor music festivals recently and each time, I always found myself being envious of someone who thought of the perfect thing to bring with them. There's always that one item that you wish you would have thought to bring, and once you are there, it's too little, too late.

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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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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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The Huffington Post

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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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.

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Your Package Is So Gay

When it comes to same-sex weddings, I stand pretty firm in my beliefs that a wedding is a wedding and anytime the word "wedding" is proceeded with the word, "gay", and followed by the word "package", I cringe.

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Music City Is Evolving

The South has evolved y'all. Ok, maybe that's speaking a bit prematurely, but on a recent visit to Music City, AKA Nashville, TN, what I found beyond the deep fried everything, was a city on the verge of being socially awesome for the gay community.

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Bieber's Mom, Pattie Mallette Writes Book for Her 2 Million Kids

Pattie Mallette, also know as "Justin Bieber's Mom," came to New York this week to meet with teens at Covenant House, a youth homeless shelter that aims to provide essential services to homeless and runaway teens.

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David Duran: Artist & Activist Jamar Rogers Speaks Out

Jamar Rogers, who publicly came out as HIV positive on The Voice, has been making headlines not only for his incredible vocal performances but also for his courage to represent a younger generation of HIV positive Americans.

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The Huffington Post

Island Getaway Without a Passport

The Florida Keys -- just a short 30-minute flight from Miami -- offer everything you would want from an island getaway. The friendly locals, cute long streets full of shopping and drinking, water activities, great accommodations and magical views will make your instagram friends jealous.

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David Duran: Exploring Tahiti and Moorea in French Polynesia

When you hear Tahiti, the typical response is to say, "far." But, in actuality, the amazingly authentic islands of French Polynesia are only a few extra hours from Hawaii, our go to tropical island destination as Americans.