Category Archives: Ed Salvato

By @ 02/04/16 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Japan, ManAboutWorld, Travel
The Wonder 500, about Japan, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The Wonder 500, about Japan, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Japan has a problem other destinations would love to have. They have a rich abundance of incredibly cool things spread throughout the country that are unique to Japan. From wild, hand-picked (and crazy expensive) green teas to delicately woven charms meant to insert in envelopes — but only for correspondence with a cheerful message — to sweet/spicy wasabi treats and much  more.

The Wonder 500 gathered 500 products from 47 prefectures and eight categories (travel, kitchenwares, housewares, stationery, interior, fashion, food and beverages) to display in an intimate venue that is open to the public (a 4 West 43rd St just west of 5th Ave). This is an opportunity to discover some of what makes Japan so special. Have some tea; try a treat; purchase a few very early Christmas presents; and escape from New  York to the Land of the Rising Sun for a delicious hour or so.

The Wonder 500™ exhibition runs from January 28th until February 9th at the Exhibition Hall at 4 West 43rd Street (4-16 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, USA) from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily, with admission free to the public. For more information, visit www.TheWonder500.com.

Photos: Above is ManAboutWorld editor in chief with Ritsuko Nakamura in a traditional kimono at the Wonder 500 in New York and below is a selection of items you will find there.

The Wonder 500, about Japan, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The Wonder 500



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By @ 09/09/15 in Billy Kolber, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, London, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Big Ben in London, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Big Ben

Our editor Ed Salvato is on a European tour, currently in London for the week. He updated us with a few images from his trip, including these. Check back here, on our Instagram feed or on Facebook over the next two weeks to see photos from  his travels and those of our colleague Billy Kolber who’s also in Europe on this Uniworld river cruise sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

G-A-Y gay club in London, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

G-A-Y

The London Eye in London, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The London Eye

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By @ 06/30/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel
It's all about gay travel Love in Philly

It’s all about gay travel Love in Philly

We were included in a piece on gay travel in Yahoo Travel today. Here’s an excerpt. To read the entire piece, click here

These days, it seems just about everybody is after that rainbow dollar.

And the recent federal ruling by the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states will only further the expansion of cities, both large and small, marketing toward the gay community, which represents an estimated $70 billion travel market, or around six to eight percent of the entire travel market.

“Within every jurisdiction, it sends a signal to the world that says gay people are on the same footing as everyone else,” says Ed Salvato, editor-in-chief of ManAboutWorld, a gay travel magazine.

It all started in 1973, when a gay travel agent named Hanns Ebensten, the “grandfather of gay travel,” led a group of gay men down the Colorado River. It was the first gay travel experience of its kind and sparked a movement that’s exponentially grown over the last 40 years into a multi-billion industry. To read more, click here.

Photo: The Love Park in Philadelphia. (Photo: Kathryn Yengel/Flickr)

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!



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By @ 06/17/15 in Billy Kolber, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Tom Goss, Travel

tom gossA warm welcome to our newest ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Tom Goss. There he is above with a lobster and below without. Check back here for his contributions which will include some fun travel videos.

Tom Goss is a singer, songwriter and storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA. Tom has spent the last decade aggressively touring. performing over 1,000 shows in 100+ cities, traversing 40 states and 5 countries. An adventurer at heart, there are few places where Tom can’t find something to climb over or jump off of.

Connect with Tom on the following social media platforms:

Meet all of our Global Correspondents here. Subscribe to ManAboutWorld here and find insights from Tom, our global correspondents and the staff writers at the magazine Billy, Ed and Kenny.

Tom.Square.Bed

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By @ 04/16/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Starwood launches Tribute Portfolio as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Starwood Hotels launched Tribute Portfolio hotels and resorts today in New York. According to our editor Ed Salvato who attended the launch press conference, CEO Adam Aron (above) described the brand as catering to the upper upscale with the tag line “stay independent.” The first hotel is the Royal Palm in Miami Beach. More on the way.

More pictures from the event follow.

  

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By @ 03/24/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel
ManAboutWorld Editor-in-Chief, Ed Salvato

ManAboutWorld Editor-in-Chief, Ed Salvato

Our editor-in-chief Ed Salvato will join the New York Travel Festival panel on April 18 to discuss “What Gay Travel Gets Right:What other niches can learn from LGBT marketing.” Moderated by Mark Chestnut, Ed will join Matt Skallerud to discuss what has made LGBT travel marketing strategies successful, how these tactics work for other niches in the travel industry, what tactics won’t work, or need to be adjusted for different audiences, and how niche travel marketing evolving.
The festival organizers have offered us the following discounts:
  • ‘MAW15’ is $5 off of Weekend Traveler Ticket
  • ‘MAWIND’ is $25 off of Weekend Industry Ticket

To purchase tickets, click here and enter the appropriate code.



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By @ 03/18/15 in Daily Dose, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, London, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Brompton Cemetery, London

Spring in Brompton Cemetery, London; showing signs of life

Our Editor-in-chief visited London and sent back this photo from the Brompton Cemetery where a colorful hint of spring adorns the resting place of many notables from the mid 19th century and later.

According to the Royal Parks website:

Brompton Cemetery is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. It combines historic monuments, trees and wildlife with the stories of the remarkable people buried here. This beautiful landscape is the only Cemetery in the country owned by the Crown and managed by The Royal Parks on behalf of the nation.

 

 

 

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By @ 02/11/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
Steve Rodriguez and Ed Salvato as seen at the New York Times Travel Show

Steve Rodriguez interviews ManAboutWorld editor Ed Salvato

Steve Rodriguez from Progressive Pulse, a great resource for lifestyle articles, videos and more, caught up with our editor in chief Ed Salvato at the New York Times Travel Show and got his take on the 15 most fabulous destinations everyone should consider in 2015. See the interview here.

 

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By @ 01/21/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld magazine

Ed Salvator, Editor-in-Chief of Man About World magazine, to speak at New York Times Travel Show

Catch our editor in chief Ed Salvato moderating the LGBT panel he creates for the show every year. Or catch him on the U.S. State Department panel on travel safety. Or catch him in the “Meet the Expert” booth where he’ll personally answer your burning travel questions. The New York Times Travel Show is this Saturday, January 24th at the Javitz Center. It’s ginormous, so be sure to plan time to walk the show floor too. ManAboutWorld is a media partner, so we can hook you up with a $3 discount — instructions below.

  • 1:00 pm. Ed moderates  a panel “L.G.B.T. Travel: Hot Cruises, Events
    and Destinations for 2015” which he assembled and which includes LGBT travel experts Merryn Johns, Jeff Guaracino,  Zachary Moses and Bob Witeck. Room 1E10.
  • 2:00pm. Ed is available one-on-one to answer your travel questions. Look for him in the “Meet the Expert” area Exhibition, Booth #939
  • 4:00 pm, Ed will participate in a panel organized by the U.S. State Department: “U.S. Travelers: Smart, Savvy and Safe.” Room 1E13.

For $3 off your registration, click the Registration link: then click on consumer tab and enter discount code:  SPKR

 

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By @ 12/12/14 in Billy Kolber, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, Las Vegas, ManAboutWorld, Travel

????????ManAboutWorld spoke at the the 15th Annual Conference of Tourism and Hospitality hosted by CMI at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Speaking on press trips, our Publisher, Billy Kolber (center) and Editor-in-Chief, Ed Salvato (left) along with myself, discussed best practices to creating press trips, from abstract tips about themes and chemistry to considering the more fundamental needs of a writer, like WiFi and accommodations. If you’re in the industry and organize or attend press trips, this guide is for you. Download it now free!

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By @ 10/22/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Travel

 

 

acropolis museumOur Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato recently returned from Athens beaming from his visit to the Acropolis Museum. The beautiful space is only about five years old and already beloved by Athenians and tourists. And for good reason; we found tons of cool tidbits (for example, the interior replica of the parthenon has the exact foot print and orientation as the actual!) and the exhibits are easy to follow and well curated, some even showing a side-by-side comparison of statue beside an imaged portrait of what it might look like 2,000 years prior. A major surprise and one of Europe’s best museums!

Check out all of our insider-y Greek coverage coming in our upcoming issue and guide by subscribing here!

 

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By @ 10/06/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Travel

thessalonikiOur Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato explores Thessaloniki, an incredible Greek port city oft overlooked by tourists who opt instead to visit the more popular Greek Isles. But Thessaloniki is vibrant, bustling, and teeming with hot gay guys.

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By @ 08/07/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel

montrealprideWe love Montreal (and our Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato just returned!). It’s the most European of all North American cities, the gay centerpiece of Canada, and a personal favorite of ours. In a few days, on August 11, gay pride kicks off featuring more than 80 events and parties. The events concludes on the 18th with one of the world’s best pride parades.

Visitors can expect sightings of the two international Grand Marshals, LGBT human rights activist Peter Tatchell, and Boban Stojanović, LGBT activist from Serbia and organizer of Belgrade Pride. Four hot “out” Olympic athletes from Sochi will also make guest appearances.
Montreal is a city of hidden treasures and secrets, and you can read all of our extensive coverage in our April 2013 issue by subscribing here!



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By @ 07/27/14 in Canada, Ed Salvato, Event, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel

Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 2.10.11 PMWe’re heading to Montreal next week for Divers/Cité, one of the two major gay celebrations that take place every summer. The other, Pride Montreal, takes place August 11-17. It’s a tad confusing for those of us in cities with one big Pride-oriented celebration but the net result is you get to spend twice as much time celebrating your queerness, dancing up a storm and soaking in a lot of amazing culture. Photo: david-romero

Divers/Cité (a clever play on words in two languages and described as a festival of music and arts) promises a jam-packed line up of parties as well as a highly curated selection of dance and music events. French-Canadians really know how to throw a fete. We’ll be there. Will you? Look for our posts on Instagram @ManAboutWorld, Twitter @MAWTravel and Facebook at ManAboutWorld.

mont 2Photo: aydin-matlabi

 

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By @ 06/28/14 in Daily Dose, Ed Salvato, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

toronto IMGP9770Our Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato is on the ground in Toronto, celebrating the 28th annual World Pride (and some beautiful Toronto weather!) Toronto is one of our favorite cities (and one we covered in our Sept. 2012 issue) and this week of festivities is a big reason why. For World Pride, more than 34 bars have extended their last calls to 4a.m. so the celebrations can continue into the early morning dawn. There are also tons of parties and official events worth checking out if you’re in town.

For more of our insider tips and secrets about Toronto, click here to subscribe

 

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By @ 06/12/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

tbtBack in 2005, our Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato visited the Temple of Karnak in Egypt. Founded in 3200 BC (how’s that for a throwback?), Karnak is a vast complex of columns, temples and chapels in ruins but surprisingly well-preserved that had been built by more than 30 pharaohs. The great structure remains the second most visited site in Egypt (next to the Pyramids of Giza, of course.) According to Ed:

I’ll never forget seeing row upon perfect row of massive columns and thinking, how the heck did the build this in ancient times and how is it still standing today, millennia later. It sounds hokey but plan on watching the very cool light-and-sound show, which really does transport you back thousands of years where you can unleash your inner pharaoh (or Cleopatra!).

 

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By @ 06/03/14 in Big Island, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Hawaii, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Jason Logan/NY Times

Jason Logan

ManAboutWorld’s editor Ed Salvato was quoted in the recent New York Times piece, “For Gay Destinations, Thinking Outside the Obvious.” ManAboutWorld was also included as a resource in the Times piece, “Finding Comfort and Safety as a Gay Traveler.”

Here’s a section quoting him naming the Big Island as one of his favorite off-the-beaten track destinations:

Popular with tourists, Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, and the busy Waikiki area in particular, may be the most obvious choice for L.G.B.T. travelers heading to Hawaii, and it is well worth a trip if you’ve never been. There are plenty of gay bars and gay-friendly businesses, and the 24th annual Honolulu Pride Parade and Celebration is coming up on June 7.



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By @ 05/13/14 in Adam Groffman, Auston Matta, Billy Kolber, Correspondent, DJ Yabis, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Hannes Pálsson, LA/West Hollywood, Madrid, ManAboutWorld, Nadav Peretz, Travel, Vladimir Martinez

IMG_9244Over a dozen ManAboutWorld correspondents attended the IGLTA’s 31st annual Convention, May 8-11. Here are eight of them from left to right, including their specialty, nationality and current city. What a worldly, hard-working, passionate group!

Just wait till IGLTA’s 32nd annual Convention in Los Angeles (April 9-12, 2015) where we will make an even bigger splash.

 

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By @ 04/29/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Thailand, Travel

thailandpicNo, the sign above isn’t the motto of Thailand, though head to the right hedonistic city (we’re looking at you, Pattaya!) and it very well may be. Instead, it’s just a funny sign we loved during our exploration through this gorgeous country and found it apropos for the time and place. More outrageous photos to come and we continue our adventures down through Phuket and Koh Phi Phi! And be sure to subscribe to get our full insider guide to Thailand coming soon!

 

 

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By @ 04/28/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Thailand, Travel

patara

In Chiang Mai, a spiritual northern city of Thailand, our Editor-in-Chief and four of our global correspondents found themselves at the Patara Animal Farm where they became proud new elephant owners (but just for the day.) It’s just one unforgettable excursion you’ll experience when trekking through this gorgeous country, where urban chaos and tropical beachfronts and hedonistic port towns and ancient, rural farms all converge. We’ll be covering Thailand in an upcoming issue and sharing all of our stories and insider tips.

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