Category Archives: GetMeTheHellOutOfHere Syndrome

Destination Boston

snow, handsome, hunk, snowman, shirtless guy, winterAfter spending two weeks in sunny, warm Brazil today Sergio and I arrived back in Boston a few hours ago.  When we left in mid December, Boston’s weather was eerily mild – in the low 60s – but today’s temperatures are 25-30  degrees cooler.

While the weather has been relatively mild to date for Boston, it is always this month, January, that tests my limits because of how much winter lies ahead of us, the low temperatures and dry air as well as the inevitable snowfall.

Maybe I wouldn’t mind the snow and cold in January so much if I saw more sights like this along the streets in the South End.

 

How to avoid the winter blues: Vacation

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Grand Cayman – February 2014

Every year around this time I write a series on how to fend off the winter blues; no small feat if you contemplate how severe our previous two winters have been. This year, I’m only going to post this one tip and will save the other suggestions for when winter finally arrives.

Avoiding the winter blues: Book a vacation now: Think of it as therapy, or for your mental health. The anticipation of the trip and the memories in the days that follow your return will help immensely. I recommend taking a long weekend if more time away isn’t feasible and look to book a trip in late January or anytime in February. This is when winter is at its worst here and a great time to get away.

Travel tips: Book now. Airfares will significantly increase in the coming weeks. Plan your departures / arrivals during the middle of the week; flights are often more affordable and if you go away for a week it gives you a short work week before leaving and after returning.

Warm weather pics from BosGuy readers

Yannou in Buenos Aires

Yannou in Buenos Aires

Yannou is a friend who moved from France to Boston a few years ago.  He recently moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina for work.  This was his temporary home while he searched for an apartment in town.  Looks like Yannou is doing just fine.

Julian (a.k.a. @justgngr) and Brian (a.k.a. @bpmoynihan) in New Orleans

Julian (a.k.a. @justgngr) and Brian (a.k.a. @bpmoynihan) in New Orleans

While not exactly sunny and warm, Julian and Brian are two of my favorite Bostonians.  They snapped this photo while visiting New Orleans last week. The weather wasn’t exactly hot but for Bostonians anyplace that doesn’t have 6′ of snow and temperatures in the 30s qualifies as downright balmy – have pity on us.

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Peter in Puerto Rico

Lastly here is a relaxing photograph of Peter enjoying the shade provided by a palm tree in Puerto Rico.  Thanks for sharing.

Warm weather pics from Brazil

I should have realized when I asked for pictures of people in warm locations that Brazil would make more than a few appearances.  It is an excellent refuge from the Northern Hemisphere and I am lucky to have so many friends who live there. Below are photos of friends from Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Thiago at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

Thiago at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

You might think that Thiago is in the midst of the obligatory Corcovado pose, but if you look closely you will see him grinning.  I think he’s inferring something else a bit more naughty. Perhaps his boyfriend Kirk (shown below) can clarify.

Kirk lounging poolside somewhere in Brazil

Kirk lounging poolside somewhere in Brazil

Share your warm weather photo with me by emailing me at bosguymail@gmail.com; include your name(s) and where you are.

More warm weather pics from BosGuy readers

Here are a few more photographs of friends and readers currently basking in the sun and warmth.  Do you live somewhere that is warm year round or have you taken a vacation to escape the winter?

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Miro showing off in Miami Beach

Thom and Ray vacationing in Hawaii

Thom and Ray vacationing in Hawaii

Share your warm weather photo with me by emailing me at bosguymail@gmail.com; include your name(s) and where you are.

Warm weather pics from BosGuy readers

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Fabricio and Scott are all smiles in Rio de Janeiro

Here are a couple more photographs of friends and readers currently basking in the sun and warmth.  Do you live somewhere that is warm year round or have you taken a vacation to escape the winter?

Email me your warm weather photo at bosguymail@gmail.com. All I ask is that you include your name (just first name is fine) and where you are.

George and Bruce in Puerta Vallata Mexico Feb 2015

George and Bruce soaking up the sun in Puerta Vallata, Mexico

 

 

Warm weather pics from BosGuy readers

Alvaro - Miami Beach, FL

Alvaro – Miami Beach, FL

Perhaps I reached a breaking point or maybe I’m just missing the recent vacation Sergio and I took to Grand Cayman earlier this February. Either way, on Monday I asked readers to share their warm weather photos and a few of you took me up on my request (thank you by the way).

Do you live some place that is warm year round or have you happened to take a vacation somewhere warm to escape the winter? I’d love to share a photo of you smiling in the sun.

Email me your warm weather photo at bosguymail@gmail.com. All I ask is that you include your name (just first name is fine) and where you are.

Mark and Joe Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mark and Joe – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mark (on the left) lives in Deleware when he isn’t sunning himeself in Mexico. He also happens to be a blogger. You can check out online at Tales Of The Sissy.

Stephen in Palm Springs, CA

Stephen – Palm Springs, CA

Stephen moved from Boston to Palm Springs last year.  You may recall we had worked together to create a Boston Pride Retrospective last June.

I’ll keep posting the photos as long as there is a steady stream of pictures being shared so email your warm weather photo to bosguymail@gmail.com.