Category Archives: Gay travel magazine

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.

*DDTI: Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration.

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By @ 12/19/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Travel, Uncategorized
From The Musée du Louvre

From The Musée du Louvre

Men of stone are the subject of the Parting Shots section of this month’s issue of the magazine. Here are a few more photos that didn’t make it into the issue. (Photos this page by Jeffrey James Keyes.)

Millsgarden, Stockholm

Millsgarden, Stockholm



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By @ 09/29/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Jeff Guaracino, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel, Uncategorized

nycAccording to our Global Correspondent Jeff Guaracino it is very easy to make expensive travel mistakes. So don’t do it. This post is dedicated to helping gay travelers travel better, smarter and fabulously, especially when visiting New York. Here are Jeff’s insider trips that will make you the next NYC trip expert travel planner. For more travel tips to the Big Apple, download our New York City Travel Guide.

Global Eats
The biggest mistake in travel planning is picking a restaurant last-minute. As important as where your rest your head and in which class of airline cabin that you fly in is the restaurant that you choose! The restaurant is your time to show your power as the ultimate “in-the-know” travel planner. Looking for ideas? To really impress check out my two favorite recommendations.



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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 @ 07/16/14 in Buenos Aires, Cristian Flores, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Travel
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We spoke to ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Cristian Flores about his passion for travel, and we 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 to shoot Buenos Aires?

Because it is a big city in movement, I never take the same photo the same way; I always find another point of view.

2. Do you plan in advance what you will shoot in the city?

I generally take spontaneous photographies, especially in the street.

3. What has surprised you about shooting destinations the most?

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By @ 06/03/14 in Big Island, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Hawaii, ManAboutWorld, Travel
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Jason Logan

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 @ 06/03/14 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Jason Slattery & Zack Gregus, ManAboutWorld, Travel

IMG_1945For these two, nothing is better than the opportunity to travel and perform. Luckily, they get to experience both of these … together. Zack Gregus, a 30-year-old Connecticut native, and Jason Slattery, a a 27-year-old Ohioan, travel the world while performing on cruise ships.

So far, their travels have taken them from Europe and Africa to Asia. They’ve recently begun to document their travels through video and photography for friends and family around the world.

Follow their adventures on YoutubeFacebook and Twitter.



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By @ 06/02/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 12.13.18 PMOur editor Ed Salvato was recently on Focus Group Radio talking gay travel, just in time for the summer travel season. Listen in now.

Focus Group Radio segment with Ed Salvato.

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By @ 05/22/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Travel

 

ManAboutWorld’s latest issue is ready for download. Subscribers: Open your iPad, tap on ManAboutWorld, go to Library, download, lean back, 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. Get ready to rock pride around the world with our wrap up and guide to six of our favorite global celebrations of all things queer. The hot boys on the cover beckon you to Circuit Barcelona. Just don’t head there without reviewing our insider guide. Other must-read articles include:

  • Cleveland for Gay Games 9 (and all year round; it’s more fun than you’d think!);
  • Our guide to gay travel safety (don’t leave home without it);
  • Copenhagen (always at the forefront of LGBT equality);
  • Budapest (one of the hot emerging destinations for gay travelers); and
  • Wales from A to Z (and about 88 letters in between!)

Wait, not a subscriber? (No, quit it ?! :). Become one now and get access to all our back issues for free.

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By @ 05/21/14 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Madrid, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Seville, Travel

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ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent John Coe’s life can be summed up as a photographic journey with images defining milestones and bringing life to the mundane. During childhood, his father, a talented photographer in his own right, instilled a passion for telling stories through visual imagery. Over the years, John has exhibited his images in over 25 photo exhibits. We spoke to him about his love of travel, and we selected his journey to Spain as this month’s Parting Shots in our magazine. Here’s the expanded story and more of his photos.

The photo above was taken by John Coe in Ronda, Spain: Beautiful Christian iconography is a common sight on most Spanish streets.

1. Why do you love to travel around Spain?

I love packing in as many new and different experiences as possible in a trip, and even within the cozy region of southern Spain, there is amazing variety from city to city. Toledo, Seville, Granada, Córdoba — these are cities that are an hour or so apart by train or car, and yet so delightfully different.

2. How far in advance do you plan your trips?

For two- to three-week trips, I find it handy to block calendars and book flights about three months in advance. Then I spend the next couple of months reading, getting excited, and planning the itinerary one city at a time.

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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 @ 05/01/14 in Gay pride, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Taipei, Travel

gayisgoodIn honor of our massive pride issue that’s about to drop, we thought this classic photo from the first pride parade was fitting. This is Frank Kameny marching in the first Gay Liberation Day in 1970. It’s a strong reminder of just how far the parades have come these past 44 years. Subscribe now and you’ll have access to the best insider information for the biggest pride weekends in the world – New York, San Francisco, Madrid, Tel Aviv, and Taipei!

Photo credit by Kay Tobin

 

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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 @ 04/21/14 in Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Jeffrey James Keyes, ManAboutWorld, New York, Parting Shots, Travel
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Photo: Jeffrey James Keyes

Our Global Correspondent Jeffrey James Keyes moved to New York the moment he turned 18 and never looked back. Sixteen years later, he is a playwright, travel writer, and photographer currently living in the Big Apple. He currently contributes to ManAboutWorld, Metrosource Magazine, Instinct, The Luminesce, Queerty, and GayCities and has had plays developed and produced in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. We spoke to him about his passion for travel, and we 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 to travel?

Travel was never an option when I was growing up. The furthest trip I took when I was a child was to my family’s farm near Ashland in Northern Wisconsin. In high school I was able to participate in a foreign exchange program and studied in Offenbach, Germany. Upon returning from Europe I became stir crazy and saved every penny so I would be able to travel and see the world. I applied for every grant and program, even working with the church by teaching vacation Bible school in the Caribbean and building orphanage floors in the mountains of Guatemala. I’ve grown to feel a bit like Juliette Binoche in the film Chocolat, whenever I am in one place for too long I feel the need to hop on a plane and immerse myself into another world. Unlike Binoche in the film, I’ve set my anchor down in New York City and call it my home. Being able to travel, write about my adventures, and share my pictures through my editorial work is an extraordinary opportunity. Through working in LGBT media I’m able to share information about safe and welcoming destinations and offer advice as to how to curate a much-needed vacation. I share the stories of the people I encounter and pass on something.



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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 @ 04/13/14 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 @ 04/02/14 in Android, Digital Publishing, Gay travel magazine

android-logo-650x487ManAboutWorld is now available for Android tablets in the Google Play store. Our current issue, and all of our back issues are available for individual purchase or by subscription through Play. (Or check out our all-access subscription — it allows you to access all of our issues on both iPad and Android tablets for just $39.99.)

We’ve fully tested our current issue on the Nexus 7, but if it’s not working on your device, or if you find a page that doesn’t display correctly in one of our back issues, just let us know. In the mean time, welcome fandroids. We’re thrilled to have you along for the ride.

P.S. We don’t have a projected date yet for Kindle Fire users, but check out this hack that allows you full access to Google Play on your device.

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By @ 03/26/14 in Event, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Provincetown, Travel

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Liza Minnnelli and Alan Cumming perform together for the firt time ever at the Crown & Anchor August 4. Tickets ($185-350) are already on sale for this rare one-night only live performance. The 7:30pm show is sold out but there is still some availability for the 9pm performance.

A few words about the show from the Crown & Anchor:

Liza Minelli and Alan Cumming have a lot in common. Not only do both love to act, sing, and perform but they both owe practically their entire careers to the musical “Cabaret.” Liza won an Oscar for the 1972 movie version of the musical and Alan won a Tony 20 years later for the 1998 revival at Studio 54 (a place that Liza was more than a little bit familiar with). Now is the first time you get to see the two do songs from the ground-breaking show together!

Tickets are $185 – $350 and go on sale EARLY MARCH. To buy tickets, visit www.onlyatthecrown.com.

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By @ 03/19/14 in Correspondent, David DiGiacomo, Event, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Gay travel magazine for iPad, Las Vegas, ManAboutWorld, Party, Travel

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Our very own ManAboutWorld Correspondent (and circuit party aficionado) David DiGiacomo provides the lay of the land for Matinee Las Vegas, scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend along with his top tips for maximizing your enjoyment.

Matinee Las Vegas will take place over Memorial Day weekend (May 23-26). The party brand Matinee was launched over 15 years ago in Ibiza. It has evolved internationally with lavish events including Circuit Festival Barcelona (August 6-17). Upon expanding the brand to North America, the founders asked Patrick Crough and Jake Resnicow to oversee and produce all parties in the USA and Canada.

The first Matinee event was held during Pride NYC on Governors Island. Matinee Las Vegas debuted in 2011. The weekend will feature eight events over four days and nights. The party starts out Friday 9 pm-5 am at Share nightclub. Friday event DJs are Taito Tikaro, Nina Flowers and Felipe Lira.



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By @ 03/17/14 in Adam Groffman, Cologne, Correspondent, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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Story and photo by Berlin-based ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Adam Groffman

I’ve now visited Cologne twice and I’d say it’s one of my favorite cities in Germany. With nearly 10% of the local Cologne residents identifying as gay or lesbian, according to the local tourism office, the city has a unique and special atmosphere. Maybe it’s the upbeat attitude of the local residents in Cologne. Maybe it’s the innate friendliness that seems to define the city. Or maybe it’s the fact that people will actually start conversations with strangers on the street. This open-minded attitude and friendly atmosphere makes Cologne a friendly and fun place to visit — and it’s why I’ve been back twice in the past six months!



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