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Capturing Your Love NOH8 in Baltimore


e were invited by the City of Baltimore to experience an LGBTQ Family event they were calling “Modern Family Trip.” We hopped on a train from New York City and about 3 hours later we arrived in Baltimore.

Written by: Manny Velasquez-Paredes Photos: Kimpton Hotels & Manny Velasquez-Paredes Manny Velasquez-Paredes (MVP) is a social media junkie and avid traveler, who brings the traveling LGBTQ family’s perspective to Connextions Magazine. MVP has visited 5 continents, lived and studied in three of them. MVP and his family enjoy traveling and creating memories.


Upon arriving, we checked in to our hotel, The Monaco Baltimore Hotel, which is a breathtaking place and part of the Kimpton Hotels family, known for its unique boutique hotels. Upon entering The Monaco, which was built in 1906, we were greeted by history, architecture and luxury. The 202-room boutique hotel used to be the headquarters for B&O Railroad, yes the same one from the board game Monopoly. How cool to actually set foot on a property I have owned several times while playing as a kid. The luxury look and feel of this hotel is experienced from the time you walk in until you close your eyes

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June 2016