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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.

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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

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By @ 10/16/15 in Budapest, Daily Dose, Gay travel, Phil Rake, Photo du jour, Travel
A hunky street performer showing off his dance skills and strength  in Budapest, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

A hunky street performer showing off his dance skills and strength

This report on Dreamy Budapest is brought to us by ManAboutWorld correspondent, Phil Rake.

The beauty of Budapest is like no other. A place so picturesque, it’s as if it were conjured in a poet’s dream. This beauty — the product of a rich and diverse history — pervades every aspect of the city, from the art and culture to the people and, of course, the amazing architecture. Influenced by a variety of styles (including Roman, Ottoman, Gothic, Baroque, Romantic, Art Nouveau), Budapest is home to some of the world’s most exquisite buildings, bridges, parks and sculptures. The past is very much alive in the architecture and the city is brimming with elegance and splendour. If you’re a traveller who loves to explore, then this Budapest is definitely for you. 

Budapest is also renowned for its spas and thermal springs, the waters of which are said to have healing properties. Some of the spas, like

Budapest skyline, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Budapest skyline

the Széchenyi Bath are truly stunning and offer visitors the chance to experience a tradition that dates back to Roman times. 

 But it’s not just about beautiful buildings and bathhouses. There is also music and opera, shopping, great cuisine, and a wealth of trendy bars, clubs and galleries. Budapest even has a small but thriving gay scene and the allure of the city has helped it to become one of the most fashionable European destinations for gay and lesbian travellers.

 A tip for our ManAboutWorld travellers: If you really want to experience the beauty of Budapest, then take a trip up to Fisherman’s Bastion at sunset. There is a moment just before dusk, when the sun begins to slip away behind the Buda Hills, setting the sky ablaze in hues of amber, pearl and pink. In the distance, the Hungarian Parliament Building glistens like a jewel whilst its radiant reflection dances on the mighty Danube. This is a spectacle that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.

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By @ 08/19/15 in Daily Dose, French Riviera, Gay travel, Nice, Phil Rake, Travel
Handsome lifeguard on the beach in the French Riviera in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Lifeguard making it even hotter on the beach!

The beauty and splendour of the French Riviera is truly something to behold, especially in summer: Lush hillsides speckled with colorful mansions, glistening bays peppered with super yachts, and sun-drenched beaches lined with lounge-chairs, parasols and bronzing bodies.

Regardless of the time of year, the French Riviera is always worth a visit, with lots to see and do, even in winter. However, if you are chasing the sun, then May to September is definitely the best time to go but be prepared for the crowds because as soon as the temperature rises, so too do the visitor levels. But don’t let its popularity discourage you, the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, and the masses and mixes of people only adds to the allure.

Think of it as more candy for the eye. The tanned and toned life guards or ‘les sauveteurs en mer‘ who patrol the shores are a particular highlight. (See the photo above.) You’ll also find a warm, gay-friendly welcome in the French Riviera, including in the vibrant seaside city of Nice.

From the flashiness of St-Tropez, Cannes and Nice to the charms of smaller coastal towns like Villefranche or Theoule, when it comes to seaside resorts, you are spoiled for choice in the French Riviera. But don’t worry, all the beaches are gorgeous, whichever you choose. Just make sure to keep yourself hydrated as it can get pretty hot; and we’re not only talking about the weather!

The beautiful French Riviera in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

So inviting

Story and photos by ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Phil Rake reporting from the French Riviera.

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By @ 07/08/15 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, Hotels, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
Amazing NYC views at Kimpton in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

View from “Heaven over Hell” suite

Today we had a tour of the new “Heaven over Hell” suite/function area at the top of the Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel with amazing views of NYC (and specifically Hell’s Kitchen, hence the name of the suite). With no tall buildings near the hotel, the views are unobstructed and  sweeping. These are westward-facing views but there are also views north, south and west towards the Hudson River and New Jersey. The suite is a splurge of course but suitable for a wedding celebration and honeymoon or other special event. (DDTI*: Daily dose of travel inspiration.)

Ink48 is also rolling out a new room product, a light, airy update on its current look and feel. Think Miami-esque white versus the current more New York-y red-and-brown palette in the rooms now. More on that later this fall.

Amazing NYC views at Kimpton in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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By @ 05/17/15 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, Provincetown, Travel

Bathing suitThere’s no time like the present to make those plans for Provincetown. Download our guide to:

  • Find the guesthouse that best suits your budget and tastes;
  • Get your restaurants lined up;
  • Figure out transport (reserve ferry tickets for busy weekends)

And note that July 4 is one of the most fun times to go for Independence 2015 and a whole lot more, but you have to like what you see in the photos (courtesy Crown & Anchor) here!

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By @ 03/01/15 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, San Francisco, Travel
Glowing phone booths at San Francisco International Airport

Glowing phone booths at San Francisco International Airport

Today’s DDTI comes to us from San Francisco International Airport where futuristic phone booths (which seems like an oxymoron) greet passengers arriving into the international terminal.

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By @ 06/07/14 in Daily Dose, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

4871755027_79da705f57_zWith NYC Pride just around the corner we couldn’t resist showing this picture of Chelsea looking east from the Hudson River. If you are coming to New York for Gay Pride or any other reason, be sure to download the amazing NYC Travel Guide for FREE this month only. Click here to get started.

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By @ 04/17/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

Vinicius Salles. Punchdrunk. The Drowned Man A Hollywood Fable. Photo Birgit & Ralf (0300)We know we’re a tad prejudiced but we love New York. Most of our team was born here and most call the Big Apple  home. Let us share it with you in our soon-to-be-released April issue which is bursting with some of the freshest, most original and insider-y New York City trip-planning information you will ever find. Even locals will discover a different side of New York. Subscribers will be notified when the issue is available for download. Not a subscriber? You’ll want to rectify that! (Click here for a special offer.)

Photo credit: Vinicius Salles. Punchdrunk. The Drowned Man A Hollywood Fable. Photo Birgit & Ralf (0300) — one of our many recommendations.



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By @ 04/15/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

Marrriott Central PK BLDG2_810 Reflect LOThe ManAboutWorld team has been very busy this month working on our (almost) “all New  York City” issue, a deep dive into the best of the Big Apple. We discovered some fabulous and surprising venues, including drop-dead views from the new Courtyard Marriott/Residence Inn located between Central Park and Hell’s Kitchen, pictured above. Almost all units have some sort of cool NYC view sweeping from the George Washington Bridge to the World Trade Center. For more of our discoveries just download the latest issue and swipe your way to your best NYC trip ever. If you don’t subscribe, what are you waiting for? Click here for a special offer.

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By @ 04/12/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

3662651926_d7da13a9ed_zFinally, spring has arrived in New York City after a bitch of a winter. Here’s a photo of the High Line elevated park in Chelsea from our last Big Apple-themed issue (summer 2012). Very soon we will release our updated all-NYC issue. Till then, enjoy this daily dose of travel inspiration.

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