Gay Getaways On the heels of New Jersey passing the “Civil Union” law allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally partner, partners with, the Northeast’s guide to quick weekend getaways, to promote their month-long contest to win a gay-friendly getaway to Sandy Hook Cottage in Highlands, NJ. The winner of the contest will receive: * 2-night stay at Sandy Hook Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Highlands, NJ in an ocean-view suite * 2 round-trip tickets on Seastreak Ferry (only a 45-minute ride from Manhattan) * In-room massage for 2 * Dinner at the renowned Bay Avenue Trattoria * Gourmet picnic at Gunnison Beach — the Northeast’s largest gay and clothing optional beach “Sandy Hook Cottage Bed & Breakfast and Highlands, NJ, have promoted themselves as a gay-friendly respite for several years,” comments Caylin Sanders, President of, “but now with the law passing, they are not only a weekend getaway destination but also a gay wedding ‘civil union’ and honeymoon one as well!” Less than a 1-hour drive from NYC, 45 minutes by Manhattan’s Seastreak Ferry or 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Highlands, NJ, is an historic seaside village — quickly becoming known as a hip getaway for urbanites as new restaurants and shops open regularly. “Because of its Atlantic ocean views and proximity to Sandy Hook’s beaches, Highlands really offers the best of both worlds for a vacationer,” adds Sanders. owner and Sandy Hook Cottage Bed & Breakfast proprietor, Eddy Sousa comments, “The New Jersey legislature has labeled it a ‘civil union’, but gay and lesbian couples have waited their entire life for this magical, memorable moment — their wedding day.” Sandy Hook Cottage Bed & Breakfast hosts small ceremonies for up to 25 people and offers planned, customizable wedding “civil union” packages. The Wi-fi and Jacuzzi equipped B&B also provides bike rentals and luxurious amenities to its guests. The getaway contest will run through May 31, 2007. In addition, offers a gay travel getaways section where users can read about profiled Northeast destinations, search gay-friendly and gay-owned lodging and also subscribe to receive email alerts on other gay-friendly getaways. To subscribe to alerts or enter for the contest visit: ###