FEATURED: Romantic Getaway and Family Resort

The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York, award winning lodge, completed in June 2005, was the vision of a former Olympian. The lodge features many wood creations, and much of the timber was hand-milled on-site, and accents such as handcrafted Adirondack furnishings and beautiful antlers chandeliers adorn the interior spaces, creating a wonderfully elegant, luxurious and ...
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Manny Velasquez-Paredes (MVP) is a multicultural & diversity marketing professional focusing on the Hispanic and LGBT communities. MVP is the Editor In Chief for Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBT Traveler. He is a self-proclaimed social media junkie and avid traveler, who brings the traveling family’s perspective to The Handsome Father. MVP has lived and studied in three different continents. Overall, he has visited five continents. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that MVP loves to travel. In 2003, he met the man who would later become his life partner, Jose. They enjoy traveling and creating memories. Jose is a history buff, and MVP loves architecture and photography, therefore, their travels often revolve around these topics of interest, which has led them to experience some beautiful and off the path places. They became Domestic Partners in May 2011, a few months before New York approved marriage equality. In July 2011, MVP and Jose welcomed their two foster kids and they lived happily ever after roaming the world as a family.


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From Fostering to Adoption

In summer 2011 and a few days before my birthday, my partner and I received the best birthday presents ever! We became foster parents to two beautiful and healthy kids. At the time, Jaslene had just turned three and Max was barely 13- months old. Our world was turned upside-down in a matter of hours as we ...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Manny Velasquez-Paredes (MVP) is a multicultural & diversity marketing professional focusing on the Hispanic and LGBT communities. MVP is the Editor In Chief for Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBT Traveler. He is a self-proclaimed social media junkie and avid traveler, who brings the traveling family’s perspective to The Handsome Father. MVP has lived and studied in three different continents. Overall, he has visited five continents. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that MVP loves to travel. In 2003, he met the man who would later become his life partner, Jose. They enjoy traveling and creating memories. Jose is a history buff, and MVP loves architecture and photography, therefore, their travels often revolve around these topics of interest, which has led them to experience some beautiful and off the path places. They became Domestic Partners in May 2011, a few months before New York approved marriage equality. In July 2011, MVP and Jose welcomed their two foster kids and they lived happily ever after roaming the world as a family.
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Daddies’ Night Out
 

For some people, the opportunity to become parents is a blessed experience. Some may even refer to it as a calling in life, while  others may find the whole experience a stressful burden. But regardless of how the new parents feel about this, it is always a life changing experience. My partner, Jose, and I have been ...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Manny Velasquez-Paredes (MVP) is a multicultural & diversity marketing professional focusing on the Hispanic and LGBT communities. MVP is the Editor In Chief for Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBT Traveler. He is a self-proclaimed social media junkie and avid traveler, who brings the traveling family’s perspective to The Handsome Father. MVP has lived and studied in three different continents. Overall, he has visited five continents. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that MVP loves to travel. In 2003, he met the man who would later become his life partner, Jose. They enjoy traveling and creating memories. Jose is a history buff, and MVP loves architecture and photography, therefore, their travels often revolve around these topics of interest, which has led them to experience some beautiful and off the path places. They became Domestic Partners in May 2011, a few months before New York approved marriage equality. In July 2011, MVP and Jose welcomed their two foster kids and they lived happily ever after roaming the world as a family.
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Becoming Daddy
 

Instructions? There are so many things I wish someone would have shared with me prior to joining the Daddies’ Club. My father was not the best role model. Unfortunately, by the time I was born my father made some bad choices in life, which damaged his soul resulting in an unhappy human being, and manifested ...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Manny Velasquez-Paredes (MVP) is a multicultural & diversity marketing professional focusing on the Hispanic and LGBT communities. MVP is the Editor In Chief for Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBT Traveler. He is a self-proclaimed social media junkie and avid traveler, who brings the traveling family’s perspective to The Handsome Father. MVP has lived and studied in three different continents. Overall, he has visited five continents. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that MVP loves to travel. In 2003, he met the man who would later become his life partner, Jose. They enjoy traveling and creating memories. Jose is a history buff, and MVP loves architecture and photography, therefore, their travels often revolve around these topics of interest, which has led them to experience some beautiful and off the path places. They became Domestic Partners in May 2011, a few months before New York approved marriage equality. In July 2011, MVP and Jose welcomed their two foster kids and they lived happily ever after roaming the world as a family.
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Our first adventure
 

Who Am I? The question “who am I?” is a loaded one. As part of this introductory blog posting, I need to try to introduce myself without sounding like my usual elevator pitch. So, who am I? I am a marketing professional who focuses on the multicultural and...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Manny Velasquez-Paredes (MVP) is a multicultural & diversity marketing professional focusing on the Hispanic and LGBT communities. MVP is the Editor In Chief for Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBT Traveler. He is a self-proclaimed social media junkie and avid traveler, who brings the traveling family’s perspective to The Handsome Father. MVP has lived and studied in three different continents. Overall, he has visited five continents. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that MVP loves to travel. In 2003, he met the man who would later become his life partner, Jose. They enjoy traveling and creating memories. Jose is a history buff, and MVP loves architecture and photography, therefore, their travels often revolve around these topics of interest, which has led them to experience some beautiful and off the path places. They became Domestic Partners in May 2011, a few months before New York approved marriage equality. In July 2011, MVP and Jose welcomed their two foster kids and they lived happily ever after roaming the world as a family.
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