Category Archives: Ed Salvato

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

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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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By @ 04/26/14 in Adam Groffman, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Thailand, Travel

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FIVE GUYS!
Yes, FIVE of our Global Correspondents came together from New York, Berlin, and beyond to meet up in Bangkok last night to explore all that Thailand has to offer. If you’re not a subscriber, you can rectify that here to get our insider guide to Thailand – Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Koh Phi Phi – in a soon-to-be-released issue. And check out the bios of all our impressive correspondents here

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By @ 04/25/14 in Asia, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Thailand

bangkok rooftopIt’s going to be a hectic few days for our Editor-in-Chief as he traverses Thailand, from Bangkok to Pattaya to Chiang Mai to Phuket to Koh Phi Phi. Ed too a second to send us this stunning photo from the rooftop of his hotel overlooking the verdurous treetops and epic Bangkok skyline just beyond. If you have any Thailand photos or stories from your travels, send them along to kenny@manaboutworld.com. And look for our insider coverage of Thailand in an upcoming issue!

 

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By @ 04/23/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Thailand, Travel

bangkok

In honor of our Editor-in-Chief, Ed Salvato, taking off this morning to Thailand, we thought this gorgeous image of the Wat Arun, the temple of dawn, by the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, was appropriate. Look for our insider guide to Bangkok in an upcoming issue.

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By @ 04/22/14 in Asia, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Thailand, Travel, We're heading to ...

 

The total distance from NYC to Bangkok is nearly 9,000 miles. Ed's flights stops once in Abu Dhabi.

The total distance from NYC to Bangkok is nearly 9,000 miles. Ed’s flights stops once, in Abu Dhabi.

ManAboutWorld editor in chief, Ed Salvato, is heading to Bangkok, Chang Mai and Phuket, Thailand to conduct research for our upcoming Thailand coverage in the magazine, in a travel guide and in our social media platforms. Over the next couple of weeks, be sure to check for his updates in this blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest. Or just subscribe to the darned magazine for heaven’s sake! 🙂 Our sure-to-be-definitive gay guide to this incredibly beautiful and gay-welcoming country is scheduled for our July/August issue. Subscribers will just tap, download, lean back, swipe and enjoy! For all others, subscribe now. For the cost of a couple of Manhattans in Manhattan you’ll have a year’s worth of the best gay travel advice on the planet.

This is the second leg of the flight to Bangkok.

This is the second leg of the flight to Bangkok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By @ 04/13/14 in Asia, Ed Salvato, Gay pride, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Robert Sharp, Thailand, Travel, We're heading to ...
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Bangkok Pride Pool Party

This is going to be a busy month of travel for the ManAboutWorld team. One of us is going to Thailand later this month. Editor in chief Ed Salvato is returning there for the second time after a couple of decades. He’ll report on the changes he observes and what’s remained the same. Is it still the land of smiles? Stay tuned for his updates here, on Twitter and our Facebook page and of course in the pages of our iPad and Android magazine. Ed will be traveling with Out Adventures, a gay travel and tour company, co-owned and operated by Robert Sharp, one of our ManAboutWorld Global Correspondents. The gay-friendly Tourism Authority of Thailand is providing assistance for the trip and also offers LGBT trip planning resources on their site Go Thai Be Free.

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By @ 04/11/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Seville

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Tucked inside a southern region of Spain, just across the strait from Morocco, exists this gorgeous city or Moorish architecture, where flamenco was born and cute waiters serve tapas at bustling eateries until the wee hours. Our very own Editor-In-Chief Ed Salvato will travel to this storybook city from May 3-6 to explore the gay scene and reveal its secrets. Look for our insider guide in an upcoming issue. 

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By @ 02/26/14 in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Ibiza, London, Madrid, ManAboutWorld, Paris, Prague, Travel

This article samples one originally published in Iberia Airline’s blog Love2Fly. To read the rest of this article, click here or the link below.

When it comes to LGBT travel, few experiences are as rewarding as travel to Europe. There’s such an amazing variety of cultures, environments, climates, and experiences – all on the most liberal continent on the planet, thanks to the encouraging social (r)evolutions of the 21st century, making most of Europe an ever more gay-friendly destination. There are hundreds of welcoming cities large and small, as well as towns and rural areas, which I could steer you to, depending on your interests, but let me start off by highlighting a handful of the top most prominent, and you could say gay-friendliest:

AMSTERDAM

Say ‘Amsterdam’ and your mind conjures contradictory images, both sublime and profane: Rembrandt and peep shows, coffee shops and cannabis, cobbled streets and red light districts, historic canals and sleazy bars. After all these years, the city remains the godfather of gay pride and the birthplace of LGBT rights, rebellious and uninhibited, and as effortlessly beautiful as ever. The world’s first legal gay and lesbian nuptials were officiated here, and the Homomonument first gay monument was constructed here more than a quarter century ago. The queer scene in Amsterdam is one of the largest in Europe and boasts more than a hundred gay and lesbian bars, clubs, saunas, shops, and hotels. Though summer is the most crowded and fun, Amsterdam attracts visitors all year with gay-oriented events like Pink Christmas in December and King’s Day in April (we of course preferred when it was called Queen’s Day (ahem), but it’s still way popular with gay girls and boys). Flights from Spain, from the USA


BARCELONA/SITGES

As an urban destination, the capital of the Catalonia region is as close to the total package as it gets – a stylish culinary, cultural, nightlife, and design capital with its own spectacular architectural flavour (hello, Gaudí!) and great beaches even right in town, not to mention nearby: The fetching Mediterranean seaside town of Sitges (above), a half hour south, is one of Europe’s top gay resorts. Barcelona has arrived on the gay circuit with a party called, well, Circuit, which attracts thousands of men every August, and following that there’s Girlie Circuit Lesbians for las chicas. Then of course there’s Barcelona’s “Gaixample” – ground zero for a large, diverse (twinks to bears and beyond), and active LGBT scene and community. There are scores of fabulous places to stay, eat, and play gay – but virtually the whole city is welcoming, so spread your rainbow-hued wings. Flights from the UK, from the USA

Click here to discover the other fabulous destinations Ed wrote about.

Ed Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, the world’s first gay travel magazine created for iPad (and soon Android tablets) only. Click here for a special three-month free subscription offer.

images | Mike SlichenmyerCaptn_JackJörg Kanngiesser

 

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By @ 02/10/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Our Gay Agenda, Philadelphia, Travel

PhillyThatsSoGay Philadelphia’s Library Company  opens a gay history exhibit today: That’s So Gay: Outing Early America, that looks at the questions of how we can know whether a person who lived in the past would be called lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender today.

While there’s no way to definitively answer these questions, the exhibit looks at the evidence of individuals who took part in same-sex relationships, wrote poems and novels celebrating such relationships, deviated from gender norms, and suffered for transgressive behavior in ways that are well-documented in the historical record. No surprise it’s happening in Philadelphia, the city that tapped Miss Richfield to demonstrate its dual appeal of history and gay nightlife.

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The exhibit is open weekdays through October 17th, but ManAboutWorld suggests visiting in early March, so you can also attend the LGBT party at the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 2.  For more information on where to stay, eat and play in Philadelphia, check out the most recent coverage in this month’s ManAboutWorld Magazine.

If you’re visiting it may be tempting to hop back on a train to New York, Baltimore or DC if you’re from one of these nearby metropolises but the city really is more fun when you stay over. The thoughtful team at VisitPhilly  has made it easier with the enticing VisitPhilly Overnight Hotel package, including (among other events and benefits) the incredibly fun PHS. Philadelphia Flower Show.

Photos courtesy: Library Company.

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By @ 02/05/14 in Correspondent, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, IGLTA, IGLTA Foundation, ManAboutWorld, Travel

BA 2We are very proud to announce that our very own editor in chief Ed Salvato has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the IGLTA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism globally along with Richard Gray.

We are thrilled to have Ed Salvato and Richard Gray join the IGLTA Foundation Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Charlie Rounds. “They each bring unique skills that will allow us to better educate both travel professionals and the traveling public about the value of LGBT global travel.

For details, please click READ MORE below to read the press release sent by the IGLTA Foundation .



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