LoAnn Halden

IGLTA: Diversity is Nice

The door to the hotel room stood open, allowing passersby to see the crystal beads elaborately draped across the ceiling by artist Choi Jeong Hwa in criss-cross...

IGLTA: Staying power

The downside of being a travel obsessive is that it creates a peculiar kind of tunnel vision. Your eyes are always on the furthest reaches of the map, the less-...
Ritz Carlton Kyoto Japan

IGLTA: Japanese dawn

When I checked into my hotel room at the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, a sextet of origami birds were perched in greeting on my coffee table, one in each color of the ra...
Zack Cahill goes climbing in Railay, Thailand

IGLTA: Going places

About nine months ago, while perched on the edge of boat off the Argentinean coast, one of the southern right whales we’d been observing, swam in for a closer v...

IGLTA: Bridging borders

There we were, five casual acquaintances thrown together on a youth hostel tour, in a car headed out of South Africa. As we neared the border, our driver said, ...
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LoAnn Halden

LoAnn Halden is the Communications Director for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism.