Category Archives: LA/West Hollywood

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 @ 06/25/15 in Billy Kolber, Gay pride, Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, London, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

16061907243_28142df2fd_zGay Pride is simply bursting around the world as you can see in these photos:

  • Rainbow-wrapped double-decker bus in London (above)
  •  Our very own publisher Billy Kolber on a rainbow bedecked Citi Bike (below top)
  • A gay crosswalk in West Hollywood (below middle)
  • The London Eye bathed in gay lights  (bottom)

And just imagine how much pride is really going to gush in the event of a favorable ruling on marriage equality in the U.S. by the Supreme Court expected tomorrow or Monday.

Gay pride rainbow wrapped Citi Bike in London as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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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 @ 06/24/15 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Gay West Hollywood as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineDid you miss our gay West Hollywood Twitter chat yesterday? It included a link to obtain a free Gay Travel Guide to the little city that’s the beating gay heart of Los Angeles. It’s a mere 2 square miles, a pink dot in LA’s sprawling 500 square miles but it packs a punch beyond what its surface area would suggest.

You’ll find fabulous hotels, scrumptious restaurants, a boozy, exciting array of great gay nightlife options but also outdoor space and art, very cool design (clothing as well as home), and loads of cultural options. You don’t even need a car to get around. (Thank you Uber and Lyft.)

Here’s a link to the Twitter chat, where you can find some truly insider tips from local experts (and some saucy photos! Did we mention the locals are hot?!).

Download the ManAboutWorld on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for tablet or smart phone and get the guide for free. For a free three-month subscription to the magazine, click here.

 

 

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By @ 06/08/15 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel
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LA Dodgers gay pride night as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

 

On June 19, the Los Angeles Dodgers will host LGBT night, featuring a first pitch by Lisa Vanderpump, a special appearance by Lance Bass and the National Anthem will be performed by Ty Herndon. Show your pride and come out to celebrate. Each ticket PACKAGE includes a ticket to the game and a VOUCHER redeemable for a commemorative LGBT night t-shirt. Tickets range from $38-$73.

 

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By @ 11/19/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

thebungalowJust off the ocean, The Bungalow is a part of Santa Monica’s Fairmont hotel property, but it’s a world unto itself, tucked away behind shrubs and ivy, and lit with strew lights and fire pits, this multi-room bar is the stylish bungalow beach house of your dreams. Monday through Thursday, it’s relatively calm, and a favorite of ours to play ping pong, pool, or hang out with friends for a drink. Come the weekend, it’s more hectic, more alive, and one of the city’s yes kept secrets. And if you have an extra $100 grand laying around, you can even rent the place out for your friends.

 

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By @ 10/31/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Travel

halloweenThis year, the usual suspects go to bat with some of the biggest Halloween parties of the year.

Tonight, West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard is hosting the largest street party in the world. Half a million (yes, you heard that right!) of gays will descend onto the block for the most insane costume party we’ve scene. Check out the official site for a listing of bars hosting events.

In San Francisco, the seventh annual GhostShip Asylum party will erupt tonight and November 1, from 9pm-4am, a small-slice of Burning Man-esque costumes, installations, dancing, and craziness for one of the biggest parties of the year. Located at Pier 70, Building 12 at 22nd Street and Illinois, the event is not yet sold out and tickets run from $50 to $120.

In New York, Whoopi Goldberg will be the host of tonight’s 41st annual Village Halloween party. Expect the village to shut down while thousands of ghouls and ghosts (and probably a few slutty nurses!) take over. The theme this year, “The Garden of Earthly Deaths,” will run along Sixth Avenue beginning at 7pm.

For you southern boys, NOLA may just be the granddaddy of all Halloween parties, with Voodoo parades, boozefests along Frenchmen Street and even a cool “Boo at the Zoo” exhibit inside Audobon Zoo.

 

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By @ 10/20/14 in Dennis Hensley, Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

darkharborOur correspondent Dennis Hensley is back with another hilarious story, this time chronicling his adventures getting lost inside a maze aboard a creepy old boat.

As amusement park Halloween scare-fests go, Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, has something that its competitors don’t: one really old, seriously creepy boat.  Two of the attraction’s new-this-year mazes actually happen on the famed luxury and the historic and by all accounts haunted atmosphere just adds to the frightful fun.



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By @ 10/02/14 in Andy Keown, Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

moetTo celebrate the launch of our West Hollywood guide, ManAboutWorld (along with VisitWeHo and Moet Ice) took over the Andaz on the Sunset Strip. It was a night of old friends, new colleagues, and a whole lots of gay men making #moetmoments. The guide is the first digital-native city sponsored guide of its kind, propelling West Hollywood to be the leader in this new, exciting space.



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By @ 09/26/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 12.26.45 PMHere’s the besuited ManAboutWorld team (Ed, Kenny, and Billy) at the Andaz West Hollywood at the beginning of the launch party for our new guide to WeHo.

If you’re currently a subscriber just tap on issues in the app and voila! You can download and read the guide for free. If you are not a subscriber, simply download the ManAboutWorld from iTunes or Google Play. Then you’ll find the West Hollywood guide. Please download and read it. If you like it, may we kindly suggest you subscribe? Here’s the link to get your subscription.

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By @ 08/29/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

mysteryThe small house has an ugly facade, and from Sunset, you can’t even see it. All that exists from the street is a unpronounced sign that says “First Edition.” Walk through the entranceway to a dead-end, take a right down another alley, down some stairs and hidden away is this little house called Mystery Pier Books. Inside, you’ll meet Harvey, a gracious, soft-spoken host who will let you browse the small two-room house full of some of the world’s rarest first edition books. This store is a wonder. It’s a classic piece of West Hollywood, unknown to most, a museum of literature, housing first edition copies of In Cold Blood, works by Faulkner and Hemingway, some of which are priced in the $100,000 range. On the wall, photos of Johnny Depp and Pierce Bronson and other celebrities who frequent the shop.

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By @ 08/29/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

mysteryThe small house has an ugly facade, and from Sunset, you can’t even see it. All that exists from the street is a unpronounced sign that says “First Edition.” Walk through the entranceway to a dead-end, take a right down another alley, down some stairs and hidden away is this little house called Mystery Pier Books. Inside, you’ll meet Harvey, a gracious, soft-spoken host who will let you browse the small two-room house full of some of the world’s rarest first edition books. This store is a wonder. It’s a classic piece of West Hollywood, unknown to most, a museum of literature, housing first edition copies of In Cold Blood, works by Faulkner and Hemingway, some of which are priced in the $100,000 range. On the wall, photos of Johnny Depp and Pierce Bronson and other celebrities who frequent the shop.

 

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By @ 07/21/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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We’ve been dining around LA as of late and returned recently to one of the city’s best – AOC Wine Bar. Helmed by Suzanne Goin (who also runs the beloved Lucques on Melrose and Tavern out in Brentwood) this is the quintessential Los Angeles restaurant – ivy-laced mediterranean exterior, produce-rich California cuisine, cute bartenders. and an eclectic menu of tapas. We happened to be dining next to Christian Louboutin, just to add an extra splash of LA-ness to the experience.

We covered LA in-depth in our Dec. 2012 issue and will continue to post more of our insider tips from the City of Angeles.

 

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By @ 06/17/14 in Andy Keown, City Seen, Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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The Sunset Marquis Hotel debuted its new restaurant this month, Cavatina by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow. One of the most recognized chefs on the East Coast, this is Schlow’s first West Coast venture. The menu is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and divided into four categories: snacks, crudos, small plates and entrees. Diners will enjoy shareable plates like spicy caramel popcorn with walnuts and bacon, chilled yellowtail with caviar and crispy Brussels sprouts. To learn about all our CitySeen gayborhood updates, subscribe now!

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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 @ 02/13/14 in Andy Keown, Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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Andy  is a tourism PR professional and frequent business traveler. In his job as communications director for Visit West Hollywood, he seeks to make connections with media and travelers around the world. He frequently visits New  York, Sydney and London, and loves seeking out up-and-coming neighborhoods and getting a feel for how people live. He’s an avid fan of anywhere with beaches, sunshine and people who know how to mix business with pleasure.

Follow him on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.



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