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The Beauty of Bern: Springtime in SwitzerlandBy Mark Thompson | May 28Consistently ranked among the world’s top ten cities for quality of life, Bern, the capital of Switzerland, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for its medieval Old Town, built in 1191 - and in springtime, few places are as beautiful...
Blissful Culture Overdose in Basel, SwitzerlandBy Mark Thompson | Jun 8The airport is in France - but your ticket says Switzerland - and the official language is German. Carmen Sandiego, where are we now? Located on the river Rhine, where the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany meet, Basel is a nexus of culture.
The Gastronomic Allure of Zurich, SwitzerlandBy Mark Thompson | Jul 5The wealthiest city in Europe, Zurich has been designated the city with the best quality of life in the world - for seven years in a row. A world leader in climate control, Zurich is also a city where a plurality of citizens profess no faith or religion.
Summer in the South of France: Nice and ToulouseBy Mark Thompson | Jul 14Ever since F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald landed in the south of France during the Twenties, the Cote d’Azur has been a haven for the beautiful and the gifted who are drawn to the azure waters of the Mediterranean and the pink villages of France.
Summer in ParisBy Mark Thompson | Aug 2As a phrase, "summer in Paris" has a kind of hypnotizing appeal - and to find oneself in the City of Light during the brightest season is to fall in love with the city’s charms all over again.
Montpellier, France: City of Students in LoveBy Mark Thompson | Jul 21Nearly one in four residents of Montpellier, France is a student, which makes for an eternally youthful city - even one that was founded in 985 AD. If Paris is for lovers, Montpellier is for students in love - and especially in summer.
Exploring the Gay Senses in Bologna, Italy in OctoberJul 28Il Chiostro has been organizing a one-week workshop in Italy for gay men every year since 2000. Each year they select a new destination, settle in, and slowly absorb the culture, art, cuisine, wine, and traditions.
We’ll Always Have ParisBy Mark Thompson | Aug 2Even with a weakened dollar, it’s still possible to vacation in Paris. Picnic on the banks of the Seine. Wander the Tuileries. Stroll through the Marais. A thousand quotidian pleasures will remind you why you’ll always love Paris best.
Manchester: Every Reason to Be Proud and GayBy Mark Thompson | Jul 25One of the biggest Pride celebrations - and longest: ten days and nights! - turns 21 this year. That’s right, Manchester Pride, winner of "Best UK Pride" and a nominee for "World’s Best Pride" shows the world why I [HEART}...
Manchester, England in Photos: City of Gay PrideBy Robert Doyle | Jul 25Manchester Pride turns 21 this year, but as these photos attest, there’s more to Manchester, England than Canal Street and the Gay Village. It’s no wonder that so many people - all around the world - wear t-shirts that read: I [heart] MCR.
Swiss Cheese at the Mercy of Strong Swiss FrancBy JOHN HEILPRIN | Sep 12The dramatic slide in sales of Emmental, popularly known as "Swiss cheese" in North America, is caused by the strength of the Swiss franc, a financial phenomenon that is driving down profits in sectors across all of export-driven Switzerland.
Discovering London, For the First TimeBy Jim Halterman | Sep 12How do you navigate your way from the United States to the United Kingdom for the first time? EDGE’s Jim Halterman takes you step-by-step how to get there, what to do when you’re there and, of course, where to find the boys!
Springtime in Switzerland by RailOct 28The 14-day Springtime in the Alps tour features five scenic rail excursions-the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Voralpen Express, GoldenPass Panoramic Express, and Europe’s highest open-air cog railway.
Mythical, Magical Voyage to AntiquitiesBy Matthew Wexler | Jan 25History, geography, and current events have never been my strong suits. But even I, who would rather be immersed in a plate of
loukamoades(Greek doughnuts) than stumbling among the rubble of an archeological ruin, found myself inspired.
2013 Boston Youth Pride Parade And Festival @ Parkman Bandstand On Boston Common :: May 18, 2013Massachusetts Youth Pride is a one day annual festival that celebrates the year-round commitment of diversity of youth within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This year’s festival featured live entertainment and vendors for all ages.
The Elliot Norton Awards :: May 13, 2013The Boston Theater Critics Association held their annual Elliot Norton Awards this past Monday at the Paramount Center. The awards paid homage to their guest of honor, Chita Rivera, as well as the best in theater over the past year. See who was there!
’I Am Divine’ Opening & Party :: May 4, 2013EDGE was on hand for the Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s screening of Jeffrey Schwarz’s new doc "I Am Divine" that tells the story of the drag superstar. Here are pics from the MFA screening & party at First Printer in Harvard...