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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

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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 ‚ÄĒ¬†the product of a rich and diverse history ‚ÄĒ¬†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 @ 09/04/15 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Phil Rake, Travel
Phil in the South of France reporting for ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Phil in the South of France

Story and photos by ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Phil Rake reporting from the South of France.

Dreaming up your next holiday? If you are fond nature or naturism, then you’ve just found your perfect escape‚Ķ¬†Just beyond the medieval village of Montclus (in the south of France) lies the¬†Lotus Tree,¬†an idyllic guesthouse where clothing¬†is optional and the guests are all gay.¬†Although¬†nestled on a hillside with breathtaking views¬†of the C√®ze Valley, the grounds are secluded, veiled by the surrounding woodland, grasses and wild flowers. So there is total privacy and¬†you¬†are free to spend¬†your¬†entire¬†day in the nude, sunbathing by the pool or lazing around the beautiful gardens.

In addition to being picture-perfect, The Lotus Tree is also one of the most welcoming places you will ever visit. From the moment you arrive you will be made to feel right at home, especially when you are greeted by Jake, the resident Labrador.

For the more active travellers, there are miles and miles of countryside to explore as well the nearby villages of Lotus Tree, France in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineBarjac and Goudargues (both a short drive away). You¬†can also go skinny-dipping in the River C√®ze, which is within walking distance from the guesthouse. There is a gay section on the riverbank which is popular with locals and visitors – but it gets very busy in the afternoons so it’s best to arrive a little early in order to secure the best spot.

Whether you are after a romantic getaway, a new adventure or just a place to unwind and escape, then The Lotus Tree is just right for you!

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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¬†C√īte d‚ÄôAzur)¬†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 @ 07/15/15 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, Lisbon, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Gay-friendly Lisbon in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineToday’s DDTI (*Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration) comes to us from gay-friendly Lisbon via our newest correspondent Little Phil, a prolific Instagrammer who’s traveling around Europe this summer.

Need some travel inspiration? Then look no further than¬†Lisbon,¬†Europe’s second-oldest capital. The city of Lisbon¬†benefits¬†from a subtropical climate, which means¬†short winters and long hot summers. If the amazing weather isn’t enough to entice you, then the stunning beaches, like the scenic Cascais (above), surely will.¬†But there is more to this magical city than just the beaches and balmy weather. Originally built over seven hills, the city boasts some of the most breathtaking views in Europe and there are numerous¬†hilltop terraces or “miradouros” where visitors can take in the picturesque cityscape from on high. A beautiful mix of the old (sights like¬†Castelo de S√£o Jorge) and the new (the majestic¬†Vasco da Gama Bridge), Lisbon is ideal for those who love to explore.

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 guides 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! More about Lisbon here. Gay-friendly Lisbon in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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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

Check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorld App 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 @ 07/01/15 in Boston, Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Provincetown, Travel
Gay travel mecca Provincetown as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Provincetown Harbor

Everyone needs a little gay travel inspiration especially on Hump Day! Here are a couple of pictures from our quick visit to Provincetown just in time for last0minute inspiration for a trip to this Massachusetts resort gem in time for their biggest week starting now: Independence Day brought to you by the folks at the Crown & Anchor accommodations, dining and entertainment complex. *DDTI: Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration

Gay travel mecca Provincetown as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Provincetown Harbor

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! And a bonus photo of Boston below.

Gay popular Boston  as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Boston



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By @ 06/16/15 in Australia, Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Michael Siebert, Oceana, Travel
Remarkable Rocks. Literally

Remarkable Rocks. Literally

Today’s Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration comes to us from our Australia-based correspondent Michael Siebert. The incredibly well named Remarkable Rocks¬†are located in Flinders Chase National Park in the southwest corner of Kangaroo Island, Australia. ¬†An early morning sunrise or sunset is an ideal time to visit, which will help highlight the orange colors in the rocks.

 

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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 @ 05/01/15 in Asia, Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Michael Siebert, Travel
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ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Michael Siebert¬†visited Bangkok and stayed at ManAboutWorld Editor’s Choice award¬†winner the Sofitel So Bangkok. Here‚Äôs his report, just in; and above a self portrait he took (using a timer) of him and a friend.
Sofitel So Bangkok is a fantastic, well-located hotel combining together elegant French luxury and warm Thai hospitality and styled by Monsieur Christian Lacroix.
The pool is spectacular along with the view.¬† If you are a chocolate lover, be sure to visit the “chocolate lab” at ground level, as well as the rooftop bar, Park Society.¬† An excellent time to visit is during the Thai new year in April each year; lastly, don’t miss out of the water fight in the Silom area during the new year.

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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 @ 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 @ 07/15/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Provincetown, Travel

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe love P-Town in the summer time, and with Bear Week having begun this past weekend, we wanted to give a shout out to our favorite gay New England beach town.



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By @ 07/14/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, San Diego, Travel

San Diego_https-::www.flickr.com:photos:justininsd:8295334357:San Diego is the¬†perfect beach city and is best during the summer when it’s alive with farmer’s markets, sunshine, and cute surfer boys. Hillcrest is the gay ‘hood, but grungy Pacific Beach, beach chic La Jolla, and urban downtown are all worth visiting (and don’t forget fabulous Balboa Park and all the hidden gems within!) Coming up at the end of July, Comic-Con will takeover the Gaslamp neighborhood which means¬†swarms of gay boys hitting the streets for the events ¬†and parties!

We covered San Diego in our most recent issue and you can read all about our insider tips by subscribing here!

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By @ 06/30/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Switzerland, Travel

zermatt copyIf the recent heat and humidity are giving you the mid-summer blues, allow us to recommend the cooler climate of Zermatt, Switzerland, a charming, scenic, mesmerizing wonderland of storybook views, adorable knock-knack shops, and ¬†perfect summertime temperatures. ¬†It also might mean the sweltering sun has you¬†ready to start planning your winter ski trip. So if you need a break from sweating it out this summer and you’ve absorbed all the sun you can take, head to the Swiss Alps where the mountain breeze and rolling green hills will allow you to cool off.

In Zermatt, we stay at the Cervo Mountain Boutique, a minimalist, chic resort that allows you to ski over the Swiss Alps and end up in Cervino, Italy. We covered Zermatt and a slew of other top gay skiing destinations in our December 2013 guide. Click here to subscribe to get all of our insider tips for the Swiss Alps and other fabulous winter getaways.

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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 @ 06/27/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel

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Montreal’s¬†great international jazz festival – perhaps the best of its kind in the entire world – kicked off last night and will continue to thrill audiences until July 6. B.B. King’s appearance on the 5th is a highlight but Maxwell and Gary Clarke Jr. are also headliners.

Montreal has long been a gay geographic icon and continues to be one of our favorite cities – the most European of all North American cities – and loaded with charm, history, and cute French Canadian boys. We covered Montreal in our April 2013 issue which you can check out by subscribing here to get all of our insider tips and secrets to explore this dynamic place.

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By @ 06/25/14 in Daily Dose, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Paul Fusco, Travel, Wales

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The whitecaps rush over rocks and pebbled sand at Llanddulas Beach in North Wales, one of the UK’s most scenic and majestic regions. Our correspondent Paul Fusco took an in-depth look at Wales in our May issue, sharing his first-hand, insider knowledge of Cardiff, West Wales, and North Wales. Click here to subscribe for all of our tips and secrets for one of the world’s most gorgeous countries.

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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) ‚ÄĒ¬†one of our many recommendations.



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