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Adios Cancun

Sergio and I (along with our friends) have to say adios to Cancun today and brace ourselves for the frigid temperatures in Boston. The image shown above was taken by our friend, Alex, who I have included a photograph of below. I think his picture taken earlier in the week shows how beautiful it is here.

The excuse for coming to Cancun was to celebrate a friend’s birthday for a few days. Our time here passed quickly and was spent lounging in the sun. The highlight for me was on Friday when we rented a boat and crew to take us out into the ocean for snorkeling and to a sandbar where we could enjoy the spectacular colors of the Caribbean. I’ll definitely miss all the sun and warm weather, but it is time to go home now.

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My friend Alex really enjoyed the day on the boat as well.

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Can you see Sergio’s huge smile through the salt-splashed camera lens?

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The water is so beautiful in Cancun

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I’m a sucker for a cheesy tourist photo op

Adios Cancun – it’s been real.

Halloween season in New England: Haunted Houses and attractions in Salem

HalloweenTis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on this sort of thing,I’ve done some digging to share with you information about haunted houses in the area you can visit. I’ve not attended any of these locations so share your comments to help others pick and choose the best haunted house.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is south of Boston in Abbington, MA. Oct 17 and 24th  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase.  On Sundays and Thursdays they have offer at $5 off coupon on their website. For more information be sure to visit their website.
Instagram: @bhmansion
Facebook: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website,
Instagram: @factory_of_terror
Facebook: Factory of Terror

Spooky World may be the largest of the haunted houses in the area. This year Spooky World presents “Nightmare in New England”. Based on feedback I read online, it seems like you will want to purchase either their VIP or Super VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price, starting at $67 on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit their website,
Instagram: @SpookyWorld
Facebook: Spooky World

Six Flags Fright Fest 2017 runs through October 29th. Enjoy thrills and activities throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down

scary, salemVisiting Salem, MA? Check out the following:
Voodoo and Vampires & Ghosts Walking Tour
2 Hour Sinister Stories of Salem Night Time Walking Tour
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery: A horror museum
Salem Witch Trial Museum
Salem Ghost Tour
Escape Room

For additional information about Halloween related events and haunted houses visit Below are links to sites I think you might like in Massachusetts.

MA Haunted Houses and Trails Guide
MA Night and Haunted Hayrides Guide
MA Night and Haunted Corn Mazes Guide
MA Ghost and Paranormal Tours

Men in kilts

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Much thanks to @damienOz for sharing this photo and suggesting it for my weekly Men in Kilts post.

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Just how sensitive is your OCD radar?

OCDAlthough I don’t consider myself OCD, I took this interesting online quiz which claims to test your attention to detail. I scored a 100.  Not sure I’m as detail-oriented as that exam might indicate, but it was fun to take. Let me know what you score if you take the online quiz.

Just how sensitive is your OCD radar?

Sharing rocks: See something, share something

bathtub, men in a tub, guys sharing bathIvan, a new reader of this blog, commented that more readers need to share my posts so people can learn about what is happening each week. I really appreciated his comment, and I’d like to also ask if there is something happening that enriches LGBTQ life in the area, to let me know – I’ll do my best to give it a shout out, my email is

Thank you in advance to anyone who shares one of my posts on your preferred social media platform. I appreciate the shout out, because the only way people find out about is by word of mouth; sharing really is caring.

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I never see guys  like this waiting for their luggage at the airport.

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Wicked After Dark – Thursday, June 29th

gay bostonCommunity Servings and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS are hosting a one-night-only cabaret called WICKED AFTER DARK.

This one-night-only cabaret one woman show by WICKED cast member, Tregoney Shepherd & musical accompaniment by WICKED Musical Director/Conductor, Dan Micciche will take place in the Napoleon Room at Club Cafe on Thursday, June 29th.

There will be raffle prizes with proceeds benefiting both Community Servings and BCEFA. More details can be found on the Eventbrite page.