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Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author, named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2015. She is now famous across the globe for her hit show on Netflix, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”. Arguably one of the hallmarks of her show and philosophy, is to ask yourself if the items you have spark joy in your life…. You may be thinking, “yeah, I like Kondo too, but how does tidying relate to travel?” In my opinion, quite a lot. There are certainly specific ways, in addition to general big picture concepts. Specifically,…

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When I am not writing for Adelante, I am in the business of creating luxury vacations for the LGBT community. Due to my occupation, you may find the next statement ironic: I highly recommend staycations. Yep, don’t board a plane. Don’t get a passport stamp. But do pack a weekend duffle bag. The only way to properly do a staycation is to stay somewhere other than your home, whether it be a hotel, an Airbnb, or even watching your friend’s pad while they’re out of town. You’ve still got to make it a vacation, even though you’re not leaving the…

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Love for Sale By Mary Khon Hello, Queeridos! It’s that time of the year again! No, not your yearly STI checkup but that time of the year when people rush to their nearest Walgreens or Walmart to buy their favorite Russell Stover chocolates. Although since the holiday season was two months ago, going to your closest health clinic for an STI checkup is not a bad idea. Legend says that Valentine’s started in the Roman Empire, with an emperor not allowing young men to marry because they made better soldiers if they were single. A priest named Valentine defied such…

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: Notes from an Antiquated Queen By Mary Khon HAPPY NEW YEAR! FELIZ AÑO NUEVO, QUEERIDOS! Wasn’t last week when I was wishing you a happy 2018? The holiday season is always full of stress, and by the time the New Year arrives, we start to frantically panic because we have too many things we want to accomplish and too many others we didn’t accomplish. And what do we do? We make a list of NEW YEAR resolutions. Resolutions we are going to start but most of the time we are not going to finish. Two…

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 Happy Holidays? By Mary Khon Happy Holidays, Queeridos! How are your festivities going and shaping up so far? By festivities I mean, Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Thanksgiving, and we’re coming up to December 12, las posadas, Christmas, and New Year. That is a lot of celebrating to do in just the span of 60 days. When I was younger, I looked forward to all these festivities but now, I try to avoid them as much as possible. I just don’t enjoy them as much. One reason: I’m old; the other: I am too self-conscious about other things that…

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: Notes of an Antiquate Queen CONSENT By Mary Khon Did you miss me, Queeridos? Of course you didn’t, even though I have been suffering and thinking about all you every single moment of my tragic and dramatic life. I’m not going to hold that against you because, as traumatic and damaging your indifference is, I still will think of you. All because I am a hot, sexy, irresistible, and complete mess, my queerido. Because. Of. You. But never mind that! Today I want to speak about consent. Because, unless you live somewhere where there is absolutely…

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Loca By Mary Khon   Hello, Queeridos! I hope you are doing fine because I am not. I think I’m going crazy. Whatever I took and happened to me the last time I was at the Power Exchange has really screwed with my psychic. Why do I say that? Well, because lately I’ve been thinking that each month of the year corresponds to a color. Can you believe that? I mean, I know people identify with colors but I’m using colors to identify months. You don’t believe me? Let me tell you. This is the month of…

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By Mary Khon Queeridos! I hope you created amazing and memorable summer memories, my dhalings. If you didn’t, there is always next summer. (Did you notice I have mentioned summer in the last articles?—I guess it is my favorite season!) We are now in September, with it comes the end of summer days and the fall begins. Of course, if you want to continue with your summer, all you have to do is wait until the month of December and travel to say, Buenos Aires where the summer months are December, January, and February. But back to our…

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: Notes of an Antiquated Queen  Macho Gay By Mary Khon   Hello, Queeridos! I hope that your days at the beach, at the park or by the pool continue to be amazing during this summer months. Although July, as the hottest month, has come and gone, there’s still time to show the beautiful brown body you have. That way you can create amazing and memorable summer memories. Confession time: During my summer days I had a horrible experience, one I wish never to live again and one I do not wish to anyone, even my…

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: Notes of an Antiquated Queen  Body Positive By Mary Khon   Hello, Queeridos! How were the festivities? Did you party till the cock crowed at least three times? I hope so because otherwise I would be very disappointed in all of you, my queer ones! Now that Pride Month is over, it is time to head to the beach and sunbathe our bruised bodies. And no excuses, queeridos! Because I can sense many of you don’t want to. That’s right, dhalings. Many of you will head off to the beach but will refuse…

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