Rocky Point Clam Shack – Warwick, RI

Gay Friendly Business potlight Rocky Point Clam Shack | 1689 Post Road, Warwick, RI | 1-401-738-9830 From 1840 until 1996, in the tiny state of Rhode Island, in the city of Warwick, there was this lively and wildly popular little amusement park. The park had all the things that childhoods are made of: roller coasters and … Continue reading

Trafford Restaurant – Warren, RI

Trafford Restaurant | 285 Water Street | Warren, RI 02885 | 401-289-2265 We are no stranger when it comes to dining (and reviewing) Trafford Restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island. You can read our 2012 review HERE and 2013 review HERE.  After learning that Trafford’s is now serving breakfast I knew my wife Jennifer and I … Continue reading

Salvation Cafe – Newport, Rhode Island

Salvation Cafe | 140 Broadway | Newport, RI 02840 | 1-401-847-2620  Salvation Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island is one of the state’s most charming and eclectic restaurants.  It instantly transports you to the land of FUN, and, best of all, the food is deeeeeelicious!  You can’t help but smile when you enter Salvation Cafe. It … Continue reading

DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, Rhode Island

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

Gay Friendly Halloween Haunts – 2016

IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – SCARE US, PLEASE! We here at Gay Travel Information LOVE Halloween. I’m talking Hocus Pocus watching, flickering orange Edison light hanging, fog machine blowing, cauldron bubbling, LOVE Halloween. Our decorations go up the second September turns into October and we start eating candy months in advance! 😉 One of the best … Continue reading

Rocky Point Clam Shack – Warwick, RI

Gay Friendly Business potlight Rocky Point Clam Shack | 1689 Post Road, Warwick, RI | 1-401-738-9830 From 1840 until 1996, in the tiny state of Rhode Island, in the city of Warwick, there was this lively and wildly popular little amusement park. The park had all the things that childhoods are made of: roller coasters and … Continue reading

Salvation Cafe – Newport, RI

Gay Friendly Business Spotlight Salvation Cafe | 140 Broadway | Newport, RI 02840 | 1-401-847-2620  Salvation Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island is one of the state’s most charming and eclectic restaurants.  It instantly transports you to the land of FUN, and, best of all, the food is deeeeeelicious!  You can’t help but smile when you enter … Continue reading

Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading

Newport Vineyards + BRIX Restaurant – Middletown, RI

Gay Friendly Business Spotlight Newport Vineyards + BRIX Restaurant | 909 East Main Rd. (Rte 138) | Middletown, RI 02842 | 401-848-5161 Newport Vineyards was originally planted in 1977 on a hill overlooking Rhode Island Sound with the goal of producing fine wines and as a way of preserving beautiful agricultural land from rapid development. … Continue reading

It’s Halloween Time – Do You Want to be Scared?

Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel | Gay Travel Reviews | Gay Travel Agency | Gay Travel Agent | Halloween in New England | Haunted Houses  IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – SCARE US, PLEASE! It’s that time of year again. You know, the time when it’s perfectly normal to take your kids on a hayride full … Continue reading

Rhythm & Roots Festival – Charlestown, RI

18th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival – New England’s Hottest Festival of Music and Dance! Labor Day Weekend  ~  September 4-6, 2015  Ninigret Park | 4890A Old Post Road | Charlestown, RI 02813 The 18th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival announces its spectacular all-star lineup for 2015. Held at beautiful Ninigret Park in the oceanside … Continue reading

Boston Skydive Center – Smithfield, RI

Boston Skydive Center | North Central State Airport | 300 Jenckes Hill Road | Smithfield, RI 02917 | 1-508-759-3483 Jennifer and Kate are the two adventurous ones here at Gay Travel Information so it was no surprise that Kate jumped (slight pun intended) to the offer of experiencing one of Boston Skydive Center’s Tandem Parachute … Continue reading

Mother Mystic Spiritual Apothecary – Providence, RI

Mother Mystic Spiritual Apothecary | 179 Dean Street | Providence, RI 02903 | 401-353-3099   Mother Mystic is Providence’s only metaphysical and natural health supply shop, striving to provide you with the best products and services to meet your spiritual, magical, and alternative health needs. Whether you are nourishing the spirit within, seeking Spirit above, or … Continue reading

Providence Marriott Downtown – Rhode Island

Providence Marriott Downtown / 1 Orms Street / Providence, RI 02904 / 1-866-807-2171       My first impression as I walked into the Providence Marriott Downtown hotel was how golden and sunny their lobby felt. I loved it’s tangerine, mustard & brown earth tones, soft lighting and roominess.   There were several people working on laptops, enjoying the … Continue reading

Gay Friendly Halloween Attractions

Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel | Gay Travel Reviews | Gay Travel Agency | Gay Travel Agent | Halloween in New England | Haunted Houses  Starting the end of September, when the temps cool, leaves change colors and sweaters resurface, we here at Gay Travel Information have one thing on our mind — HALLOWEEN. We are … Continue reading

Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza – Warren, Rhode Island

Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza | 495 Main Street | Warren, Rhode Island 02885 | 401-245-0045 Buongiorno! It might not be the best idea to write while my stomach is growling but my enthusiasm to write about Federal Hill Brick Oven Pizza in Warren, Rhode Island is off the charts, so alas I shall write … Continue reading

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Gay Weddings & Photography

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Weddings and Photography for Same Sex Couples By: Don Beach Yes, we offer our officiant and photography services for LGBT wedding couples in Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and we would be honored to perform your ceremony and handle your photography needs. It’s been our experience that our gay friends … Continue reading

Shogun Seafood Steak & Sushi – Wakefield, RI

SHOGUN SEAFOOD STEAK & SUSHI | 59 South County Commons Plaza | Wakefiled, RI | 401-284-1311 Shogun is one of Rhode Island’s most unique, fun and delicious dining experiences! A favorite of Gay Travel Information (read our review from 2012 HERE), we are excited to spotlight this family run business once again.  This time we had … Continue reading

DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, RI

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

Trafford Restaurant – Warren, RI

Trafford Restaurant | 285 Water Street | Warren, RI 02885 | 401-289-2265 We are no stranger when it comes to dining (and reviewing) Trafford Restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island. You can read our 2012 review HERE and 2013 review HERE.  After learning that Trafford’s is now serving breakfast I knew my wife Jennifer and I … Continue reading

Rick’s Roadhouse – Providence, RI

Rick’s Roadhouse / 370 Richmond Street / Providence, RI / 401-272-PORK I was in love with Rick’s Roadhouse before it even opened. I remember reading an article about this new BBQ restaurant opening in downtown Providence that would reflect the type BBQ shacks one would find on on a road trip, such as on historic … Continue reading

DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, RI

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar

Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar / 200 Exchange Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-5000 I have been a fan of Jacky Ko for years. I am lucky enough to live in the east bay area of Rhode Island, very close to Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar in Bristol.  Having frequented Jacky’s Bristol, North Providence and Cumberland locations, I … Continue reading

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Weddings & Photography for Same Sex Couples

Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Weddings and Photography for Same Sex Couples By: Don Beach Yes, we offer our officiant and photography services for LGBT wedding couples in Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and we would be honored to perform your ceremony and handle your photography needs. It’s been our experience that our gay friends … Continue reading

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails – East Greenwich, RI

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails / 378 Main Street / East Greenwich, RI / 1-401-398-8855 I love, love, love, LOVE Besos Kitchen & Cocktails. There is no other way to start this review than to state that fact.  I developed a crush and swooned from afar after seeing photos and reading Besos’ (which means “kisses” in Spanish) menu online, … Continue reading

It’s Halloween Time – Do You Want to be Scared?

Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel | Gay Travel Reviews | Gay Travel Agency | Gay Travel Agent | Halloween in New England | Haunted Houses  IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – SCARE US, PLEASE! The Northeast is a great place to celebrate Halloween. Whether you are reveling in the historic Witch Trials of Salem, MA or … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Spooky World presents Terror in Rhode Island

Gay Travel | Gay Friendly Travel | Gay Blog | Gay Friendly Halloween Haunts SPOOKY WORLD PRESENTS – TERROR in RHODE ISAND / 1000 New London Ave / Cranston, RI 02920 / 401-474-6336. October is one of Gay Travel Information’s favorite times of the year! Why? Because we get to review super fun AND scary haunted … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar

Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar / 200 Exchange Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-5000 I have been a fan of Jacky Ko for years. I am lucky enough to live in the east bay area of Rhode Island, very close to Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar in Bristol.  Having frequented Jacky’s Bristol, North Providence and Cumberland locations, I … Continue reading

Paddy’s Beach Club – Westerly, RI (Misquamicut Beach)

Paddy’s Beach Club / 159 Atlantic Ave / Westerly, RI 02891 / 401-596-2610 As a local Rhode Islander summer officially starts when Paddy’s Beach Club on Misquamicut Beach in Westerly, RI opens! Summer just isn’t summer without a trip to this beachfront paradise.  As an avid traveler and beach lover, I’ve always felt LUCKY to … Continue reading

Architect’s Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Architect’s Inn / 2 Sunnyside Place / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-845-2547   The first word that came to mind when I saw Architect’s Inn was exquisite.   Located in the center of Newport, off famous Bellview Ave (the historic playground for the rich and famous), The Architect’s Inn – George Champlin Mason House B&B, … Continue reading

LJ’s BBQ – Pawtucket, Rhode Island

LJ’s BBQ / 727 East Avenue / Pawtucket, RI 02860 / 401-305-5255 Sometimes a place is just TOO GOOD to spotlight only once as is the case with LJ’s BBQ in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Gay Travel Information originally reviewed LJ’s back in April 2011. You can read that review HERE. Since then, LJ’s has been … Continue reading

Eveylyn’s Drive-In – Tiverton, Rhode Island

Evelyn’s Drive-In / 2335 Main Street / Tiverton, RI 02878 / 401-624-3100 So last night I get a knock on my door. It is my colleague, (and, well, mother…but colleague sounds more professional, right?) Linda. She had just returned from a review of a local Rhode Island legend, Evelyn’s Drive-In in beautiful Tiverton, Rhode Island. She was … Continue reading

Trafford Restaurant – Warren, Rhode Island

Trafford / 285 Water Street / Warren, RI 02885 / 401 – 289-2265 Some places are worth reviewing again (and again), as is the case with Trafford located in historic Warren, Rhode Island. I had reviewed Trafford’s a year ago (which you could find HERE) and was beyond excited to return. I am happy to say … Continue reading

Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern – Smithfield, Rhode Island

Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern / 181 George Washington Hwy – Route 116 – Smithfield, RI 02917 / 401-231-4777   I have never been more excited about a restaurant review than I was about Blackie’s Bull Dog Tavern.    Why? Chef Angie Armenise, of course!  Angie, a recipient of the 2010 Rhode Island Hospitality Chef of the … Continue reading

Bonefish Grill – Cranston, Rhode Island

Bonefish Grill / 2000 Chapel View Blvd / Cranston, RI 02920 / 401-275-4970 Bonefish Grill’s motto is to embrace happiness, laugh more and worry less. To swap out boredom and routine for an inspired dinner and to open your eyes.  After dining at the new Bonefish Grill in Cranston, Rhode Island, I can honestly say … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – T’s Restaurant – Cranston, East Greenwich & Narragansett, RI

T’s Restaurant / Cranston * East Greenwich * Narrgansett – Rhode Island  T’s is aptly named for many reason’s.    First it stands for owner’s Tony and Tina Tomaselli (and coincidently their children are named Tara and Anthony – “Tony”.)    But T’s can also stand for tackle, tact and talent.  To tackle something is to embark … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar

Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar / 200 Exchange Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-5000 I have been a fan of Jacky Ko for years. I am lucky enough to live in the east bay area of Rhode Island, very close to Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar in Bristol.  Having frequented Jacky’s Bristol, North Providence and Cumberland locations, I … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Rue de L’Espoir – Providence, RI

Rue De L’ Espoir / 99 Hope Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-751-8890 Rue De L’Espoir is a Rhode Island institution. The Rue, as it is affectionately referred to, opened in  May 1976. Over the past 36 years, The Rue has experienced continued success and has been featured in travel books and magazines, including Esquire, Bon Appetit, Food … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Salvation Cafe – Newport, RI

Salvation Cafe / 140 Broadway / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-2620 A visit to Salvation Cafe in Newport, RI is like visiting a local celebrity. It is a locals favorite (also popular with tourists) and as “cool as can be”, hip, eclectic and fun. It’s not a follower, it is a leader and stands out with … Continue reading

Gay Travel – The Hotel Viking – Newport, RI

The Hotel Viking / One Bellevue Avenue / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-847-3300 Entering The Hotel Viking in Newport, RI is like stepping back in time to the Gilded Age.   This upscale, luxury hotel open in 1926 and underwent a 6.8 million dollar renovation in 2007.  It is a member of the prestigious Historic … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant – Providence, RI

Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant / 520 South Water Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-3833 Gavin’s Pub & Restaurant, located on Providence’s Waterfront, will truly transport you to a different era. The second you step inside this new hot spot, you will feel as if you are back in the 1940’s-1950’s. Think WWII aviation and … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Trattoria Roma – Providence, RI

Trattoria Roma / 310 Atwells Ave / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-331-5000 Stepping into Trattoria Roma is truly like stepping into Italy. The smells, the ambiance, the friendliness of the staff are all so authentic you will forget you are in Rhode Island!  However, Rhode Island you are and Roma Providence, an icon in my … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Tazza – Providence, RI

Tazza / 250 Westminster Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-421-0031 I call them as I see them and Providence’s Tazza is HOT! I’m talking European chic, hot. Think high ceilings with  organically inspired chandeliers, the soft glow of candlelight, the pulsating beat of New Age pop, an extremely attractive (and friendly) staff, community tables made … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Harry’s Bar & Burger – Providence, RI

Harry’s Bar & Burger / 121 N. Main Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-228-7437 There is no denying the fact that I am a HUGE Chow Fun Food Group groupie! I love the concepts of each of their restaurants which include Rick’s Roadhouse, 10 Prime Steak & Sushi, XO Cafe, Luxe Burger Bar and … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Caffe Dolce Vita, Hotel Dolce Villa & Smoke Lounge – Providence, RI

Caffe Dolce Vita / 59 DePasquale Avenue / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-331-8240 I grew up on Federal Hill, Providence’s eclectic Little Italy neighborhood, continuously voted one of the top Little Italy’s in North America.  One of the reason’s Federal Hill is so popular is because of its Italian eateries including Caffe Dolce Vita. Caffe … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – 10 Prime Steak & Sushi – Providence, RI

10 Prime Steak & Sushi / 55 Pine Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-453-2333 Stepping into 10 Prime Steak & Sushi is like stepping into a trendy, sexy, Miami bistro. Everything about the decor and ambiance is funky, chic and downright beautiful. From the zebra striped door to the cobalt blue backdrop and naked … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Tortilla Flats – Providence, RI

Tortilla Flats / 355 Hope Street / Providence, RI / 401-751-6777 What’s not to love about Tortilla Flats? Nothing, that’s what!  How could you not love a place that writes on their web site:    “Where you are cordially invited to seat yourself. To be yourself. To choose for yourself.”   It goes on to … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Trinity Brewhouse – Providence, RI

Trinity Brewhouse / 186 Fountain Street / Providence, RI 02905 / 401-453-BEER (2337) Trinity Brewhouse is a Gothic funhouse of award winning beers, delicious pub food, rock music, friendly service, and a trendy, youthful, local clientele. It’s eye catching carnival styled signs beckon you to step right up and try “the best beer in Rhode … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Paragon & Viva – Providence, RI

Paragon & Viva / 234 Thayer Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-331-6200 There are many aspects that make Paragon / Viva great, one being it’s central location on thriving Thayer Street near Brown University. Then there is the alfresco dining. The beautiful interior. Their huge Sunday Brunch and incredibly delicious food.  Café Paragon opened … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Besos Kitchen & Cocktails – East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails / 378 Main Street / East Greenwich, RI / 1-401-398-8855 I love, love, love, LOVE Besos Kitchen & Cocktails. There is no other way to start this review than to state that fact.  I developed a crush and swooned from afar after seeing photos and reading Besos’ (which means “kisses” in Spanish) menu online, … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Trattoria Zooma – Providence, Rhode Island

Trattoria Zooma / 245 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903 / 401-383-2002 Trattoria Zooma located right in the heart of Providence, RI’s “Little Italy”, Federal Hill (one of the top “Little Italy’s” in the country may I add) is a feast for the senses.  This traditional southern Italian (Neapolitan) restaurant is stunningly beautiful. The dance of fuchsia, … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Cuban Revolution – Providence, Rhode Island

Cuban Revolution / 50 Aborn Street / Providence, RI / 401-331-8829 **Note Aborn Street Location is closed! Please visit their Valley Street location Providence. Visit web site for more info. Cuban Revolution is one of the most unique, satisfying, genuinely hip restaurants I have had the pleasure of reviewing. They describe themselves as “A spirited swanky … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Paddy’s Beach Restaurant – Westerly, Rhode Island

Paddy’s Beach Restaurant / 159 Atlantic Avenue / Westerly, RI / 401-596-2610  No shoes, no shirt, no problem is definitely the motto of Paddy’s Beach Restaurant located, yup, you guessed it….on the beach!  But not just any beach, Rhode Island’s most beautiful (in my opinion) – Misquamicut Beach in Westerly, RI.    Paddy’s is pure FUN! If you are looking … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Leo’s Ristorante – Bristol, Rhode Island

Leo’s Ristorante / 365 Hope Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-253-9300 Leo’s Ristorante located on Hope Street in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island means business, but not that starchy “tuck your shirt in or your fired” type business, but more the “I am here to make you happy and will do anything in my power … Continue reading