Category Archives: Gay travel magazine for iPad

By @ 01/11/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Iceland, ManAboutWorld, Reykjavik, Travel, Vladimir Martinez
Blue Lagoon courtesy Rainbow Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon courtesy Rainbow Reykjavik

By ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Vladimir Martinez

The third annual Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride Festival will take place January 30-February 2. This Winter festival has been growing in popularity every year with fans coming from all over the world and joining the local LGBT community to admire the breathtaking landscapes, swim in geothermal waters, enjoy exquisite cuisine and, well, party. Vladimir, who runs the gay travel resource site Gay Travel Advice, is not going to miss the opportunity to attend this year.

Read on to discover more about this weekend. For a more compete guide to Reykjavik, be sure to download our soon-to-be-released January/February issue. What, you’re not a subscriber? Click here for our special offer and start traveling with ManAboutWorld.

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By @ 12/23/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Photo du jour, Travel
Marrakech

Marrakech

Our Global Correspondent Sebastian White is a communications manager for a major airline and a frequent, passionate traveler. We spoke to him about his love of travel and selected his journeys as this month’s Parting Shots in our magazine. Here’s the expanded story and more of his photos.

1. Why do you love travel?
When I was younger, I thought of travel as ticking places off a bucket list. Then one day, in someplace faraway and unfamiliar, it clicked: travel is a lens through which we learn about ourselves and begin to understand our tiny place in the bigger world. It’s about realizing the world goes on forever – and it goes on with or without us.

2. How far in advance do you plan your trips?
Spontaneity has always been my thing. I’m almost always a last-minute traveler. More than once I’ve been at the airport and still not sure where to go!

3. Who do you travel with?
I love the flexibility of traveling solo. But I always try to visit friends in other cities, or make new ones.



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By @ 11/20/13 in Brazil, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Sao Paulo, Travel

november

ManAboutWorld’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!

Can you guess which city this is? It’s our main feature and you’ll be surprised at all the treasures we’ve uncovered here.

Other coverage includes:

  • Iguazu Falls
  • Curatiba
  • St. Martin/Sint Maarten
  • 6 fabulous Starwood Preferred Guest Honeymoon hotels

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 @ 11/16/13 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Lance Stamps, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

Lance stamps low-res

Welcome to ManAboutWorld’s newest correspondent, Lance Stamps.

Lance is a hotel junkie. As the VP of Marketing for ClassicTravel.com, the online division of Classic Travel Service, he hand-picks the hotels that are featured on their luxury hotel booking platform. Classictravel.com features the world’s best hotels and members have access to some of the best rates and amenities available to the luxury traveler. Keeping up with all the new properties that are available to clients is a challenge that he loves. Every hotel has a few special rooms and discovering the perfect one is always exciting. His goal in the near future is to take a year and live in various hotels around the world. Who doesn’t love waking up in a luxury hotel?!

When he is not traveling and expanding Classics hotel collection he enjoys overseeing his nightclub OPEN HOUSE in the L.E.S.

Follow Lance on LinkedIn or on his website Classic Travel

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By @ 10/31/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Jim Werner, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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Jim Werner is co-owner of fagabond.com, a full-service LGBT travel-planning website. Jim was born in Philly, raised in Philly, and lives in Philly to this day. He believes in brotherly love so much, he works to promote Philly. In addition to running fagabond.com he works for the city’s tourism office building regional, state, and national relationships with brands like Southwest Airlines, American Express, Amtrak, Comcast and Logo TV to, you guessed it, bring people to Philly. Despite his undying devotion to Philadelphia, Jim loves all aspects of tourism and travel, which is why travel writing is so important to him.

Follow Jim on Twitter @fagabond or on his website.



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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

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By @ 10/15/13 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Robert Sharp, Travel
Nepal

Nepal

Our Global Correspondent Robert Sharp is co-founder of Out-Adventures, a gay tour company offering gay tours and vacations in over 20 countries around the globe. He spoke with us about his love of gay adventure travel. We selected his journeys as this month’s Parting Shots in our magazine. Here’s this expanded story and more of his photos.

1.   Why do you love adventure travel?
There’s a certain camaraderie involved when a group of guys is pushed outside of their comfort zone. You’d be amazed at the bonds formed when the body or mind is put under the right kind of stress.

2. How far in advance do you plan the trip?
I try to plan my trips around 12 months out, because I’m a busy guy, but every now and then I try to hit a new destination spontaneously.

3. Who did you travel with?
Always with a local, for part or all of my trip. There’s a certain perspective that you can’t achieve from a guidebook or the internet.



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By @ 08/04/13 in Boston, CheckOut, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Hotels, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Perfect for a grand entrance!

Perfect for a grand entrance!

Rates
From $239 per night, but deals are available on their website as well as offers, including free WiFi when booking direct.

Basics
Formerly the Meridien and before that the Federal Reserve, this fabulous property comes with a rich history and luxurious touches from an elegant entrance and professional service to a really nice fitness facility and pool all in a convenient downtown location.

Location
Located on a beautiful oasis of green (the tiny but stunning Post Office Park), the Langham is truly meant for the business traveler but with easy access to the Orange Line subway stop at State St. (a three-minute walk), it’s an easy jaunt to gay-centric South End (get off at Back Bay Station and walk south along Clarendon or Dartmouth Streets). There’s also a Hubway bike station just outside so you can peddle pretty much anywhere in Boston, Cambridge or other nearby towns for dollars a day. It’s also within walking distance to South Street Station (Amtrak/busses) and the two high-speed Provincetown ferry lines.

Room
The rooms are spacious and have big windows. The lighting is terrific: easy to figure out and within easy fumbling distance in the middle of the night. There’s a light in the closet and lots of hangers. There are plenty of outlets in handly spots for easy re-charging of your electronic gadgetry.

Bathroom
Luxurious. Plenty of counter space to spread out your toiletries. Lots of extra towels because you know how dirty us gay travelers can be.

Amenities
We love the fitness center. Big for an urban hotel with great equipment. The pool is a luxurious treat. There’s also a sauna and jacuzzi. Bond Restaurant is a nice option and serves full meals till 10 p.m. then a lighter menu. The space becomes a nightclub/lounge on the weekends with a DJ and attracts beautiful young straights — good-looking men and women dressed to the nines. It offers great people and a really nice atmosphere and great food. If they’re on offer, try the duck flat bread and Thai spring rolls. The spa looked nice but we didn’t get an opportunity to enjoy it during our all-too-brief stay.

Room service
Available 24/7.

Bottom line
This is a great choice if you’re either on business during the week and want to stay an extra night or if you’re heading to or from Ptown or New York via the ferry or Amtrak.

Gay factor
Not the gayest hotel we’ve stayed in though Grindr showed a few people 18 to 35 feet away which sounded awfully close and likely in the hotel. This being Boston, Massachusetts, which has always been at the vanguard of progressive LGBT politics, it is of course super comfortable. No one bats an eyelash at two guys or two gals holding hands or enjoying a romantic dinner.

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By @ 08/04/13 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, London, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Screen Shot 2013-08-04 at 4.23.27 PMManAboutWorld’s latest issue is ready for download! Open your iPad, tap on ManAboutWorld, go to Library, download and enjoy. Or click here to subscribe and get two months free!

This is the very cool cover featuring London. Before hopping across the pond, dive into this issue chock full of insider trip-planning information that will save you time and money and pretty much guarantee you have a gay ol’ time in Ye Ol’ London.

Want to test out your language skills beyond the mother tongue? Then head to one of our Long Weekend destinations:

  • New Hope
  • Lyon
  • Fire Island
  • Seattle
  • Munich

Or better set sail (well, minus the actual sail) onboard the QM2 with our editor in chief Ed Salvato whose story will give you a sense of whether this trip is for you.

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By @ 05/27/13 in Around the world, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Gay-Friendly, Japan, Paul Teixeira

 

But, but, but ... I've never!

But, but, but … I’ve never!

ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Paul Teixeira and his partner Jose are in the midst of an 87-day global gay adventure. He agreed to document his trip here with highlights from many destinations around the world. In his own words:

ManAboutWorld’s March 2013 issue has an impressive and informative exclusive on Gay Japan, including a long weekend article on Tokyo. For our first visit to Tokyo we relied heavily on this article and we were not disappointed.

If we were to add anything to supplement this article, it would be that even though you will be promptly and completely overwhelmed with sensory input, complicated city navigation and a myriad of choices for everything, the city and its people are extremely pleasant, orderly, and helpful. Taking care to plan what you are doing and looking for help will quickly show that it is actually not that difficult at all, even for first time visitors.



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By @ 05/11/13 in Around the world, Australia, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Melbourne, Paul Teixeira, Travel

 

Full disclosure: This is Sydney but it's a hot pic

Full disclosure: This is Sydney but it’s a hot pic

ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Paul Teixeira and his partner Jose are in the midst of an 87-day global gay adventure. He agreed to document his trip here with highlights from many destinations around the world. In his own words:

Cocktails in Melbourne

To add some more fun to the ManAboutWorld Novermber 2012 Melbourne long weekend suggestions, we sampled a bunch of gay operated and friendly high end cocktail bars in the central business district. These will wet your palette and are a brilliant place to meet someone. There is a large amount of these themed prohibition style bars and lounges in the area and they all have a different ambiance and cocktail assortment to offer. They are open late on most nights and they make quality carefully mixed and innovative cocktails you’ll want to sip all night long while socializing. Some offer small bites as well in case you need something sweet or salty to go along with your drink.



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By @ 04/13/13 in Barcelona, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Travel

Scott Holman, Barcelona Mies van der Rohe PavilionThe last section of our magazine is “Parting Shots,” which are photos taken by our Global Correspondents, subscribers and other friends who send us their favorite image relating to that month’s theme. Our April theme was architecture. Here’s the story behind one of our favorite pictures: the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona from ManAboutWorld friend, contributor, and graphic designer Scott Holman. If you already subscribe, download April from within the app. If you don’t subscribe, download the issue in the AppStore here.

After years of studying art history and design, I have a few iconic pieces/locations on my list of stuff to see in person. This Mies van der Rohe was originally designed and built for the 1929 International Exhibition, was disassembled right after and reconstructed in 1980. It has been on my list since art school days and it was exciting to see it live on a 50th birthday trip.

 



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By @ 04/10/13 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Paris, Travel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalleja/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalleja/

The weather in the Northeast has been spectacular. Imagine a beautiful day like that as you stroll around the heart of historic, romantic Paris with your partner? Or explore museums, hit the clubs or kick back at a cool lounge with your bestie numéro un?

Why imagine? Download this month’s issue and (re)discover the City of Light like you’ve never seen it before. Our team has all visited their recently and lived there in the not too distant past. We know and love Gai Paree and you’ll feel that as you read our family of articles on this city we adore.

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By @ 03/28/13 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Paris, Travel
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/5411120701/in/gallery-25063318@N00-72157633097848135/

We’re putting the finishing touches on our April issue which includes a whole lot of coverage of Paris. Till then, we thought we’d show you this treasure we uncovered at Le Musée-Jardin Paul Landowski. Enjoy.

If you subscribe to ManAboutWorld, thank you! If not, click here for instructions on obtaining a complimentary 3-month subscription.

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By @ 03/07/13 in Gay dads, Gay family travel, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Gay-Friendly, Haven Caylor, Las Vegas, ManAboutWorld
These dads are about to smooch.

These dads are about to smooch.

¡Viva el Romance, Viva la familia, y Viva Las Vegas!

“It’s good luck for sweethearts, lovers, or spouses to kiss under this bridge. Go ahead and Happy Anniversary!” our lovely, Greek gondolier at Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel encouraged. Sean and I were seated across from each other and we blushed, smiled and leaned across for a husband-husband smooch.  When we kissed, Carter and Ammon didn’t blink an eye, and the gondolier sighed. “How lovely, and what lovely children you two have!”

It was Labor Day week of 2012, and it was my 8th Wedding Anniversary Vacation.  Sean, Carter, Ammon, and I were all together, and it has been my favorite anniversary to date. In Las Vegas (just like any city), we lived, loved, and enjoyed ourselves as family.


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By @ 10/23/12 in Digital Publishing, Gay travel magazine for iPad, iPad

Apple announced the new iPad mini today, starting at just $329. And we’re pleased to announce that ManAboutWorld will be available on the new iPad mini.  You won’t need to do anything on your end – your subscription will automatically download the correct issue on whatever iPad you own.  Sweet, huh? Are you planning to get a mini?

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By @ 08/13/12 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Travel

You know you want it!

If you’re not familiar with the iTunes Newsstand, getting to your free issue may seem complicated.  Let us make it easy for you.  Our free issue is delivered as a free one-month trial on the purchase of a ManAboutWorld subscription within the free ManAboutWorld App.  Getting it is simple, but requires a few steps:

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By @ 08/09/12 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, Travel

ManAboutWorld’s beaming parents (from a page in the actual magazine available on the iPad.)

Launching a business inevitably takes longer and cost more than you expect it to.  So when Ed and I started planning the Inaugural Issue, we gave ourselves the broad goal of “Summer 2012,” and while we originally hoped to be out with a sneak peak issue in June, we soon realized it would become our August/September launch issue, which as of Tuesday, August 7th, went live on the App Store Newsstand.  Whenever I veered towards despondency over the delays and obstacles, I just googled the latest news on Citi Bike.  They also had the same launch goal… and Mayor Bloomberg behind them.  ManAboutWorld is just me, Ed and Kenny (who are both still working other jobs), with a supporting cast of Correspondents, contributors, contractors and cheerleaders, without whom we could not have done it.

It’s been a fascinating journey, which we will periodically write about here — in part to give much deserved credit to those people who helped us launch; in part to help others who might benefit from our experience, and in part to engage you, our members, in a dialog about how ManAboutWorld can best inform and inspire your own journeys.

If you haven’t gotten your copy of the inaugural issue yet, you can download it as a free trial from the App Store.  Please do, and let us know what you think.  We’re already hard at work on our next issue (October), and we’re eager to hear your feedback, suggestions, questions and criticisms.  Please share them in the comments here, and we’ll do our best to reply to each and every one of them.

 

 

 

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