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By @ 03/28/17 in Dallas, Gay cruise, Gay family travel, Gay honeymoon, Gay travel, Gay travel news, Gay-Friendly, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Travel, Travel Show, Zachary Moses

Meet LGBT travel experts at the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show, April 1-2Meet the ManAboutWorld team at the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show April 1-2 at the Dallas Market Hall.

ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato will moderate a fun, information-packed LGBT travel panel at the Show on Sunday, April 2 11:45 AM-12:30 PM.

Register here for a free ticket but hurry we only have a limited supply.

All are welcome! Our booth provides information (and free guides) for all travelers (gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and our straight ally friends). The panel is designed for LGBT travelers as well as travel professionals interested in learning about trends, destinations, tours, cruises and events. All you need is an open mind and the passion to travel. Join this interactive and informative panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and LGBT family travel.

Our moderator, ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato leads a very well-traveled group in a lively discussion touching on new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Come with your travel questions. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be covering the world of LGBT travel, which is big! But among the many takeaways, here are three:

  • Destinations to put on your must-go list in 2017 and beyond
  • Events around the globe that are popular with LGBT travelers
  • Travel opportunities for LGBT families
  • Cruises, tours and how best to work with a travel agent or tour operator
THE LGBT TRAVEL DREAM TEAM AT THE DALLAS TRAVEL SHOW!

Travel experts include:

Meet ManAboutWorld's Ed Salvato at the Travel & Adventure Show in Dallas April 1-2

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By @ 02/14/17 in Gay tours, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel, Travel Show

LGBT travel show at the LA Convention Center Feb 18-19Meet the ManAboutWorld team at an LA travel show and pick up free stuff(!) at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show February 18-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA.

ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato will moderate a fun, information-packed LGBT travel panel at the Show on Sunday, February 19 at 2:45pm.

Register here for a free ticket but hurry we only have a limited supply.

All are welcome! Our booth provides information (and free guides) for all travelers (gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and our straight ally friends). The panel is designed for LGBT travelers as well as travel professionals interested in learning about trends, destinations, tours, cruises and events. All you need is an open mind and the passion to travel. Join this interactive and informative panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and LGBT family travel.

Our moderator, ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato leads a very well-traveled group in a lively discussion touching on new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Come with your travel questions. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be covering the world of LGBT travel, which is big! But among the many takeaways, here are three:

• Destinations to put on your must-go list in 2017 and beyond
• Events around the globe that are popular with LGBT travelers
• Travel opportunities for gay families

THE LGBT TRAVEL DREAM TEAM AT THE LA TRAVEL SHOW!

Travel experts include:

Meet ManAboutWorld's Ed Salvato at the Travel & Adventure Show, San Francisco, Feb 11-12

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By @ 02/01/17 in Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, San Francisco, Travel, Travel Show

Meet the LGBT travel dream team at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, Feb 11-12Meet the ManAboutWorld team and pick up free stuff(!) at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show February 11-12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato will moderate a fun, information-packed LGBT travel panel at the Show on Sunday, February 12 at 2:30pm.

Register here for a free ticket but hurry we only have a limited supply.

All are welcome! Our booth provides information for all travelers (gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and our straight ally friends). The panel is designed for LGBT travelers as well as travel professionals interested in learning about trends, destinations, tours, cruises and events. All you need is an open mind and the passion to travel. Join this interactive and informative panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and LGBT family travel.

Our moderator, ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato leads a very well-traveled group in a lively discussion touching on new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Come with your travel questions. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be covering the world of LGBT travel, which is big! But among the many takeaways, here are three:

• Destinations to put on your must-go list in 2017 and beyond
• Events around the globe that are popular with LGBT travelers
• Travel opportunities for gay families

THE LGBT TRAVEL DREAM TEAM!

Travel experts include:

 

Meet ManAboutWorld's Ed Salvato at the Travel & Adventure Show, San Francisco, Feb 11-12

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By @ 12/15/15 in Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, Myanmar, Parting Shots, Travel
Myanmar as seen from a balloon in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Myanmar

Myanmar, the mysterious and intriguing country formerly known as Burma will be featured in an upcoming issue. Enjoy this first look now! ManAboutWorld associate editor Kenny Porpora visited Myanmar and brought back this initial photo reportage and answered a few questions for us.

  1. What did you love about visiting Myanmar?

 

Meeting the people and learning their history and traditions. The country has a violent history and has endured a centuries-long struggle, and you can see the impact it’s had in the faces of the people and the landscapes. Seeing how they live, in all forms, from poor rural villages to urban flats, was an incredible experience. We also soared over the ancient temples of Bagan which was unforgettable.

  1. What surprised you most about the destination?

The friendliness and openness of the people surprised me most. I wasn’t sure what to expect — whether they would be welcoming — but there was this unexpected sense of safety that followed me wherever I went. And also, the food. I’m not the most adventurous eater so I was taken aback by how much I loved the local street food (though I didn’t eat it off the street, and neither should you.)

  1. What were the people that you met like?

The people I met were beyond warm and hospitable. They knew their country and its history, and they loved their country. They were Buddhists of all types, some strict, some not so, but always willing to share what they’ve learned and invite you into their life a little.

  1. What do you know now that you wish you knew before your first trip?

I knew it would be hot in late-October when I went, but I didn’t expect such extreme heat. I would recommend a wardrobe of light t-shirts and shorts, especially if planning to walk around. I also wish I had know how quickly Yangon was developing, as I would’ve spent more time in the city. I’m told it might look quite different in just a few years.

  1. Favorite moment was…

Meeting the little kids, seeing them with their faces painted with sunscreen, and how excited they were to chat and have their photos taken.

6. Best time to go…

Probably the autumn months. Definitely avoid summer but anytime October-March should be beautiful.

7. Gay factor.

In the traditional sense, there’s not much of a scene, but you’ll see gay boys on the street, and there’s even a local doughnut shop in Yangon where all the gay guys hang out. It’s quiet and very unpronounced but it’s there.

DOWNLOAD MANABOUTWORLD: Please check out Parting Shots and a lot more great content in our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. 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 @ 10/19/15 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Myanmar, Travel
Myanmar temple as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine by Kenny Porpora

Myanmar temple

Our associate editor Kenny Porpora is traveling around Myanmar this week conducting research on a series of articles on  the country that we will publish early in 2016. For now, you can enjoy his updates on our Facebook page. Here are a few photos that he took.

DDTI* is your Daily Dose Of Travel Inspiration.

Children in Myanmar as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine by Kenny Porpora

Children in Myanmar

Myanmar from a balloon as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine by Kenny Porpora

Myanmar from a balloon

DOWNLOAD MANABOUTWORLD: Check out our digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorld App on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. 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 @ 10/12/15 in Asia, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Thailand, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

A sweeping view of the Bagan Temples in Myanmar

We are thrilled and excited to announce our newest adventure, a 10-day excursion to Myanmar and Thailand, a once-in-a-lifetime trip to two of the most spiritual, tumultuous, arresting countries on Earth. And we get to do it with our friends at Belmond, who are among the greatest luxury brands today. The editors here will have a chance to experience Belmond’s luxurious river cruiser through Mandalay Bay, their five-star accommodations —  the Belmond Governor’s Residence in the Dagon Township — and to be part of an ancient civilization.

In the days to come get ready for posts here for how I’m preparing for this trip and then the trip itself. Also check out Instagram and Facebook feeds for photos, thoughts, impressions and recommendations.

We also invite you to comment and post with any questions or comments you may have. Feel free to leave a comment on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your impressions. We are excited about trip and we plan on writing it up in a future issue of the magazine but the more we know what you are interested in, the better and more focused our coverage will be.

We’ll begin our adventure in Bangkok where we’ll stay at the towering Mandarin Oriental overlooking the seemingly endless

Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok

skyline. After to days of exploring the chaotic, debaucherous and deeply religious city, we’ll depart for Myanmar, where we’ll land first in Yangon and then over to Bagan where we will  board a river cruise through the Mandalay, stopping in small, ancient towns and taking in the historic temples.

DOWNLOAD MANABOUTWORLD: Check out our digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps — including a free and fabulous guide to Thailand (on tablets only) — 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 @ 08/26/15 in Emilia-Romagna, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Travel
A beautiful street in Bologna, Italy, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Una bella strada di Bologna in Italia

ManAboutWorld’s associate editor Kenny Porpora is visiting the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. Among the cities he’s visiting are Bologna and Parma. So, you can probably guess Emilia-Romagna is noted for its food products! It’s also gorgeous as you can see in the photo he sent us today. To follow more of his adventures check back here or visit our Facebook page.

Kenny will report on his findings in an upcoming issue (stay tuned) but our friends at Purple Roofs list a few gay marketed properties in the region.

Have you read ManAboutWorld yet? What … no?! Hows’ that possible. Now’s the time to check out a unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get downloadin’!

 

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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 @ 03/12/15 in Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, San Francisco, Travel
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The view from the terrace of the Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, just south of St. Helena.

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A room at the Auberge with doors opening onto a private terrace and overlooking sweeping wine country vistas.

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The rugged coastline of Carmel, a 17 mile stretch of gorgeous and rocky beach.

 

 

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By @ 03/10/15 in Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

The famous lone cypress tree of Carmel

Our road trip through wine country kicked off today with a coastal ride through stunning Carmel, an exquisite small town of just under 4,000 people. From here, we’ll drive up to Healdsberg in Sonoma, through gay-friendly Guerneville, and southeast to St. Helena and Yountville. Check back for more photos and recommendations!

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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 @ 12/11/14 in Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Travel

postcard innI arrived last night in Tampa, took a quick drive down 275-S to St. Pete, and checked into the Postcard Inn On The Beach, a funky, chic shack of a hotel right on the beach, and we mean it; the hotel property leads right into the sand and the Gulf Coast. The hotel has a quirky lobby of bookshelves, surfboards, cozy couches arranged in bright, beachy colors. The rooms are simple, with surf-themes, and we particularly loved the wall art that could be construed as two gay surfer boys holding hands. (Perhaps not, but that’s my story.) Flat-screen TVs, tons of outlets, strong WiFi, and a cheap eats snack shack on the beach next to a cabana of late-night loud music equals a great shabby beach hotel to start off the trip.

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By @ 05/19/14 in Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, Key West, ManAboutWorld, Travel

keywestIt’s almost officially summer time and our associate editor Kenny Porpora landed in Key West to explore this beautiful gay mecca just 130 miles from the Miami coast. For the next few days, he’ll be exploring the island’s old town, famous for its charming Bohemian houses that line the main drag of Duval Street, and the off-the-beaten-path knick-knack shops, cafes, and gay bars that weave in and out, to report back some of the island’s best kept secrets.

ManAboutWorld covered Key West extensively in January 2013 and now we’re circling back to see what’s new and to find out who has the best Key Lime pie, which bar hosts the best cock contest, and who charters the best boat for a day of snorkeling in crystal blue water.

Two informative sites we like: Gay Key West and Keys Voices.

 

 

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By @ 10/16/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Israel, Jordan, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Middle East

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 1.43.36 PMManAboutWorld’s latest issue is ready for download! Subscribers: Open your iPad, tap on ManAboutWorld, go to Library, download and enjoy. Non-subscribers may  find us in the AppStore. Or click on our website to subscribe and get access to all our back issues!

This is the very cool cover featuring  a few goats who thought we were the silliest things for filming these ancient ruins. Looking for peaceful, stable, gay-friendly spots in the Middle East? Journey with us to Tel Aviv, Jordan and a few other spots.

Other coverage includes:

  • San Juan
  • Vieques
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Top Halloween hotspots
  • Rovos Rail done gay

Wait, not a subscriber? (Est-ce possible ?! :). Become one now and get access to all our back issues for free.

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By @ 07/30/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Photo du jour, Travel

Our Associate Editor Kenny Porpora is in Brazil on assignment and sent us a few photos from the beautiful Iguazu Falls.

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Here’s our Kenny with his new Brazil jacket.

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By @ 07/28/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Our Associate Editor Kenny Porpora is in Brazil on assignment and sent us a few photos from Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo.

The famous disco, "The Week."

The famous disco, “The Week.”

 

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By @ 07/18/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
1988- Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minnelli attended a benefit at the Sheraton Centre honoring Michael Jackson

1988- Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli and Whitney Houston attended a benefit at the Sheraton Centre honoring Michael Jackson

The Times Square Sheraton may boast the best uptown location of any major hotel, and we love that it’s walking distance to Hell’s Kitchen, perfect for gays looking to party it up in Manhattan’s new gay mecca without having to worry about cab fare. In recent years, as Hell’s Kitchen has slowly been replacing gay outposts like Chelsea and the West Village, it’s become more and more logical to stay uptown.

The hotel recently underwent a massive $160 million renovation and it shows. The lobby has a grand feel about it, a classy lounge, a great restaurant and a terrific, below-level gym. The rooms themselves aren’t huge but feel intimate and cozy rather than small.  It’s still not a party hotel – you’ll notice plenty of families and children – but it’s one of the best options in a rapidly evolving area, where hot clubs and gay bars are now infiltrating what once was the sole hangout of camera-toting Midwestern tourists.

Once outside the revolving glass doors, you’re a five-minute walk to Central Park, Columbus Circle, and another 5-10 from Fifth Avenue shopping. In the other direction, you’re an equal distance from Times Square, Broadway, the Ed Sullivan Theater, and of course, Hell’s Kitchen proper. The hotel has been popular with iconic gay-popular celebrities, too, as witnessed by this classic photo from 1988.

 

 

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