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Palm Springs is a desert oasis that beckons travelers from across te globe and every walk of life – particularly in the spring. From the annual Coachella Valley Music Festival weekend and Modernism Week to the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the annual Kraft Nabisco Championship Golf Tournament (formerly the Dinah Shore Golf Championship), there is something for every one.

Just as Mariah Hanson’s Club Skirts Presents the Dinah attracts droves of lesbians year after year, so too does Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party draws tens of thousands of gay men from near and far for “the largest dance music festival in the world.”

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Curaçao’s appeal lies in its unique blend of cultures, queer-friendly locals, inviting blue-green waters and dazzling sand beaches, diverse cuisines, and long history. With a population of 160,000 the island nation encompasses 171 square miles and sits just 40 miles from Venezuela. Most people speak four languages: Papiamentu (a Spanish and Portuguese-based Creole language), Dutch, Spanish and English — a fluidity that helps engender an open-mindedness.

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The state of Jalisco is Mexico’s most emblematic region, having given birth to so many of the country’s iconic cultural offerings, including the charro, or Mexican cowboy, and, of course, Tequila. This multi-destination state has plenty of space to maintain social distancing and remains a must for any fan of its signature spirit.

The following are Viva Tequila’s Mexico Experience top cities to visit in Jalisco’s agave-producing region, which is rich with the drink’s history and the culture that surrounds it, from mixology and gastronomy to the simple way of life in a hacienda.

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