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An Insider’s Guide to LGBT Prague (Condé Nast Traveler)

On the occasion of Prague's annual Pride celebrations, we tapped the operator of one of the city's leading LGBT culture tours for a closer look at the Czech capital's emerging LGBT scene.

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An Insider’s Guide to LGBT Prague (Condé Nast Traveler)

Prague is a picturesque city beloved by photographers—and by Condé Nast Traveler readers, who voted it their sixth favorite city in the world last year. And while much of Prague’s art and architecture is several centuries old, its attitude is decidedly progressive, particularly when it comes to LGBT rights. The city is home to August’s annual Prague Pride, which was first held in 2011; and the long-running, multi-city Mezipatra Queer Film Festival that serves as both showcase and gathering place for international artists each fall. Traveler asked Czech native and Prague4Gay tour-company owner Petr Prokopík about how his home city has changed, his favorite places, and why heterosexual travelers love learning about LGBT life.—Conde Nast Traveler

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How One Luxury Travel Brand Is Winning Over the LGBT Market (Condé Nast Traveler)

The booming LGBT travel market is getting louder all the time. Belmond’s new LGBT Sales Director Tom

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How One Luxury Travel Brand Is Winning Over the LGBT Market (Condé Nast Traveler)

For decades, same-sex couples have exchanged vows both legally and in commitment ceremonies, and companies that welcomed their nuptials, honeymoons, and anniversaries are enjoying a special kind of brand loyalty. Now, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26th ruling in favor of national marriage equality, the thriving gay and lesbian wedding market just got an even bigger boost. Belmond’s luxury properties (formerly Orient-Express) were among the early supporters of both LGBT travel and the same-sex destination wedding market. —Conde Nast Traveler

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Long Weekend in South Lake Tahoe (Fodor’s)

Recreation, dining and nightlife give this scenic destination universal appeal.

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Long Weekend in South Lake Tahoe (Fodor’s)

South Lake Tahoe is a city with two faces. Technically, it’s a California leisure destination with stunning natural scenery and year-round outdoor recreation, but it also shares a border with Stateline, Nevada, home to casinos and nightclubs, qualifying as distinctly indoor recreation. The good news is that a long weekend here brings the best of both worlds, making a mini-holiday feel ample. Even better, Tahoe is now an easy-access playground for East Coast travelers, thanks to JetBlue’s new nonstop flights between New York’s JFK and Reno-Tahoe International Airport.—Fodors.com

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