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By @ 09/10/15 in Dublin, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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Ireland is quickly seeing the effects of becoming a country that has the freedom to marry. In less than a few months since the historic referendum, it is estimated that 13% or more of the hospitality economy is made up of gay and lesbian travelers. LGBT Capital has said that the LGBT market has contributed $943 million to the economy alone.

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By @ 09/09/15 in Billy Kolber, Ed Salvato, Gay travel, London, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Big Ben in London, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Big Ben

Our editor Ed Salvato is on a European tour, currently in London for the week. He updated us with a few images from his trip, including these. Check back here, on our Instagram feed or on Facebook over the next two weeks to see photos from  his travels and those of our colleague Billy Kolber who’s also in Europe on this Uniworld river cruise sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

G-A-Y gay club in London, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

G-A-Y

The London Eye in London, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The London Eye

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By @ 09/08/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel

Southern Decadence, New Orleans, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineOk, so you just missed Southern Decadence, which unspooled in New Orleans over the Labor Day weekend.See what you missed here. But there are three more reasons to put NoLa on your travel to-do list before the end of the year.

Halloween LGBT Style
October 29-November 1, 2015
For over 30 years, Halloween in New Orleans has been a huge success and a major part of the city’s LGBT community. Once again this year, the French Quarter’s LGBT scene will be out in full regalia for an extended weekend. With four days of thrilling events, you can join the fun at any time.

Faux Real Festival
November 4-22, 2015
Formerly known as the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Faux/ Real Fest celebrates performing arts for three weeks of entertainment. This year’s theme is “Something New,” and tons of performers are gearing up to showcase their best talent.

Christmas New Orleans style
Visitors to New Orleans during the Holiday Season may want to sample an old Crescent City tradition that dates back to the early 19th century. It is called a Reveillon Dinner and there is the story behind it. In French, New Orleans’ original language, the word “reveillon” means “awakening.” The Creoles, some of the city’s earliest inhabitants, celebrated the start of Christmas in the early 1800s, with a big family meal when they returned home from midnight mass. Click here for more information.

Photo: Egoiste via Flickr

DOWNLOAD MANABOUTWORLD: Please check our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription.

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By @ 09/04/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Milan Expo, Italy, as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

By the time I had touched down in Milan for 2015 Expo, it had already been wowing travelers for more than three months. The expo — the quinquennial event, previously in China, and scheduled to be in Dubai come 2020 – was themed this year around food sustainability, with 140 participating countries.

Milan Expo, Italy, as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Each country’s pavilion took around two years to complete, and each one is a marvel of art and culture, capturing the essence of the country, its innovation, its farming, and its vision toward the future.

Milan Expo, Italy, as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Milan Expo, Italy, as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Milan Expo, Italy, as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

DOWNLOAD MANABOUTWORLD: Please check our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription.

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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… 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 Cèze 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 Cèze, 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!

DOWNLOAD MANABOUTWORLD: Please check our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Dare to bare it all!



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By @ 09/03/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay travel, Gayography LGBT news, Lisbon, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel
Southern Decadence, New Orleans in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine & Gayography

Southern Decadence

GAYography gay travel news update  is brought to you by ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who publishes this indispensable digital gay travel news update weekly.

Difficult news from New Orleans where one of its most popular gay bars burned down, just days before one of the most festive times of the year for the LGBT community: Southern Decadence. Stay tuned for more as the GAYographer travels there this weekend.

Where will you spend your Labor Day weekend? Two Bad Tourists provide the best brief guide to Lisbon – and if you’re traveling Europe Globetrotter Girls hands over the best tips and trick for budget travelers. This and all the critical LGBT news abroad in this week’s GAYography brief!

This weeks’ Brief: eepurl.com/bxOrEf

A vital resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief is published every Thursday.

Photo: Egoiste via Flickr

 ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine. Check out this unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription.



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By @ 09/01/15 in Croatia, Dubrovnik, Gay travel, Kotor, ManAboutWorld, Montenegro, Travel
DJ Yabis in Kotor, Montenegro, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

DJ Yabis in Kotor, Montenegro

Are the Balkans the next big-time gay getaway? You might have noticed an increase in posts from your in-the-know travel friends in Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and a handful of other small countries in the Balkan Peninsula. (See map below.) Check out these updates from some of our favorite gay travel friends traveling there now.

*Our correspondent Steve Roth is posting on Instagram from there. In his words:

My friend Steve (yes another Steve!) and I enjoy traveling together. We wanted to do a late summer trip to Europe but we’ve both traveled pretty extensively throughout the continent. We looked at a map and realized that the Balkans were the one ‘hole’ in our European travels, and so the idea for this trip was born. We soon came up with our itinerary… Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia. Our goals for the trip are to have some adventures, eat some good food and see a corner of Europe that not a lot of Americans experience. I think we’re going to the right place for all three!

*Our friends at Zoom Vacations have been posting from there. Check their Facebook feed here. Our correspondent Bryan Herb is a co-founder of Zoom Vacations.

*Our correspondent DJ Yabis has been posting glorious photos to Instagram from Montenegro, Croatia and other places in the Balkans. That’s him in the photo above in Kotor, Montenegro. DJ is an expert in helping travelers plan and budget for trips to Europe. Check out his company, DreamEuroTrip.

And be sure to follow our editor Ed Salvato’s travels through the Balkans (on this blog, on Instagram and on Facebook) on the Source Events Treasures of Venice and Dalmatian Coast cruise September 12-19.

A map of the Balkans

The Balkans in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The Balkans

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By @ 08/31/15 in Correspondent, Event, Gay ski, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Michael Siebert, New Zealand, Travel
Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

There’s Michael (right) with a friend about to gay ski (or board!)

Saturday Aug 29 kicked off Gay Ski (officially Gay and Lesbian Winter Pride in Queenstown, New Zealand; you know, the other down under. It’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere so those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can cool down a bit from this late August heat simply by enjoying these photos. The event goes through September 5.

Have you ever enjoyed a gay ski week? It can be really fun. All these outdoorsy athletic fellows who like going fast. The slopes can be a democratizer, too (if you can afford to go, that is), and there’s nothing like après-ski when everyone excitedly shares their best runs of the day, hair messy, facial sunburns surrounding otherwise a goggle-shaped white patch of skin. Gay ski events often include crazy drag antics. Check out the line up at this event and maybe plan a gay ski experience down under next year or in our hemisphere this coming winter.

The photos on this page were submitted by our Australia-based correspondent Michael Siebert. Below is a special one he took during the kick off. In his words:

At 4PM NZ time a rainbow appeared and literally kicked off Gay Ski Week. The timing was spectacular. The photo was taken from the balcony of our lovely hosts, Pounamu Apartments on Frankton Road.

Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Now that’s a gay ski kick off!

More photos from the event.

Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine. Check out this unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get gay skiin’!



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By @ 08/30/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Parting Shots, Travel

Gay tour Iran, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineIn May 2015, Coda Tours operated its first small group gay tour to Iran, visiting Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Tadz, Isfahan, Kashan & Qom. Jim Smith is the founder of Coda Tours, a leader in small group luxury travel for the gay and lesbian market since 1998. We asked him to provide photos of his Gay Tour to Iran for the Parting Shots section of this month’s issue of the magazine. Here are more of his photos and a Q&A with Jim Smith on his passion for that part of the world.

  1. Why did you choose to go to Iran?

I have always wanted to go to Iran. Its history is so important to Western Civilization and one can best become intimate with a country’s history by traveling in that country. My reasons are also mundane: because it is there, because it is in the news (and I do like to formulate my own opinions and not follow blindly those of the media and politicians) and because I have been in every other Middle Eastern country (not that Iran is technically in the Middle East) and nearly every Arabian peninsula country.

  1. Can Americans go to Iran? (And do you offer tours?)

There are no restrictions on Americans traveling to Iran (only Cuba carries restrictions for us.) The visa process is more involved than for most countries, but provided the applicant is not a journalist or politically connected, a visa is issued. Coda Tours ran its first trip to Iran this year, and we will repeat it in April 2016.

  1. What is their feeling towards Americans?

I have never felt more loved as an American than during this trip to Iran. Truly! Iranians will stop you on the street and tell you they “LOVE AMERICA!!” — or yell it from a car window or from across the street. As one man, who sat by me on a plane, put it, “Iranians don’t just like America & Americans. They LOVE America & Americans.” So if you want to feel like a rock star, pack and go to Iran.

Gay tour Iran, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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By @ 08/28/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Provincetown, Travel
Clambake on the beach in Provincetown, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Clambake on the beach in Provincetown

ManAboutWorld magazine, along with a number of other media outlets, was invited to experience a Provincetown dune tour, something that Art’s Dune Tours has been offering since 1946. (The original owner’s son now runs the company.) It’s a beautiful, interesting experience as these photos show.  The photo above shows a group of journalists enjoying a clam bake on the beach, lined up to enjoy the setting sun and the seals frolicking in the water. Below are more photos.

Provincetown dune tour, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Provincetown dune tour, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The beach

Provincetown dune tour, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The Old Harbor Life-Saving station at Race Point at sunset

Here’s more information about the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station. It’s definitely worth a visit!

Have you seen ManAboutWorld yet? No?! Hmmm. Why not check out this unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get travein’!

For more trip-planning information from Provincetown tourism, visit their website or Facebook page.



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By @ 08/27/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay travel, Gay travel news, Gayography LGBT news, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Rentboy, seized. ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Seized!

This informative gay travel news update (this week with the U.N. and RentBoy) is brought to you by ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who publishes this indispensable digital gay travel news update weekly: GAYography

This week see how the LGBT rights fared at the first meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss LGBT issues, plus get the dirt on how Rentboy.com went down — just as a number of organizations called for the decriminalization of sex work.

Find the best quick guide for Paris as well as top ten tips for moving to Germany — plus if you’re in DC next weekend be sure to head down to Kings Dominion for Pride Day.

All the best #LGBT travel news, this week’s GAYography brief: eepurl.com/bwHioH 

Have you seen ManAboutWorld yet? No?! Hmmm. Why not check out this unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get travein’!



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By @ 08/26/15 in Emilia-Romagna, Gay travel, Kenny Porpora, ManAboutWorld, Travel
A beautiful street in Bologna, Italy, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Una bella strada di Bologna in Italia

ManAboutWorld’s associate editor Kenny Porpora is visiting the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. Among the cities he’s visiting are Bologna and Parma. So, you can probably guess Emilia-Romagna is noted for its food products! It’s also gorgeous as you can see in the photo he sent us today. To follow more of his adventures check back here or visit our Facebook page.

Kenny will report on his findings in an upcoming issue (stay tuned) but our friends at Purple Roofs list a few gay marketed properties in the region.

Have you read ManAboutWorld yet? What … no?! Hows’ that possible. Now’s the time to check out a unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get downloadin’!

 

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By @ 08/24/15 in Gay travel, Jeff Guaracino, ManAboutWorld, Travel, Travel Tips Tuesday

Top tips for traveling abroad by Jeff Guaracino in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineOur correspondent, frequent traveler Jeff Guaracino has logged a few miles around his home country and outside of it. Here are his top tips for traveling abroad. 

As summer 2015 comes to a close and your travel wallets turn to fall and winter escapes, it is good to review a few top tips for traveling abroad.

Here are 5 tips to make your trip safe and fun. Keeping in mind that some trips to nearby Canada and Mexico are easier than compared to the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa or South America. Factors you should consider when planning a trip abroad depend on the language spoken in the country you are visiting, the currency, the political situation and the accessibility to health care or an American Embassy.

  1. Consider travel insurance. Travel insurance can be very important if you pick the right company and if the company is responsive to individual needs while traveling. A great website is Travelinsurancereview.net. The site includes reviews, guides and articles. The best part of the site is the comments from actual buyers of insurances. The positive and negative reviews will give you an idea of consumer satisfaction. There are other websites you can check out before purchasing and don’t forget to ask your friends on Facebook if anyone had an experience with a particular travel insurance company. I picked Insure and Go for my next trip to Europe. Check your own healthcare plan to see what is covered when traveling abroad and what is not. Hospitals and doctors in foreign countries might want cash upfront and ask you to make a claim when you return home.
  1. Register for Global Entry and TSA Precheck. There is no need to wait in long lines at the airport or at the border when returning home. (Unless you are a criminal). U.S. Customs and Border Protection offers a fast, easy and hassle free way to enter the U.S. Basically, this is a program for trusted, frequent travelers. The online application is simple and costs just $100. Some credit cards even cover your fee. Visit cbp.gov for guidelines and an online application. The site has very useful information on travel.
  1. Call your bank and credit card issuer. Ask your bank if they can order foreign currency in advance of your trip. You might need some cash as soon as you arrive and ATMs are not always readily available or can have high fees at places like airports. In an effort to protect consumers from fraud, let your credit card issuer and bank know that you are traveling abroad and for how long. Ask your credit card company about foreign transaction fees (look for cards that don’t have unnecessary fees). It is best to use one credit card while traveling and be sure to ask about travel insurance benefits the card might offer as part of their service.

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Photo: Hernán Piñera



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By @ 08/21/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay pride, Gay travel, Gayography LGBT news, ManAboutWorld, Travel, Uganda
Gayography: gay travel news update, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineThis informative gay travel news update is brought to you by ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who publishes this indispensable digital gay travel news update weekly: GAYography.
This week’s GAYography brief has some exciting new secret beaches in SE Asia as well as where to go if you want to bare it all this weekend in the Poconos. You can also follow the Atlantis Cruise around the Mediterranean or simply start at the Elixsor party in Mykonos!Plus, with the recent tragedy in Bangkok, be sure to register with the State Department when you travel abroad — especially alone! Check out all the important LGBT news from Uganda to Boston.

An important resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief publishes every Thursday.

Check out a unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get downloadin’!



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By @ 08/20/15 in Auston Matta, Barcelona, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Jumping for MyGayPride with Two Bad Tourists in Barcelona, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Jumping for MyGayPride

Our very own ManAboutWorld correspondents and gay blogger duo Two Bad Tourists want to send you to Barcelona as part of their MyGayPride promotion. This gay blogger pair is so excited about it they are jumping for joy in Barcelona (above). Read more about Auston Matta (above left who makes up one half of these two handsome, hard-working and informative blogger couple) here. Read below for information on participating in the MyGayPride promotion and start practicing your Catalan.

One lucky winner will receive a free trip to Barcelona including two round trip tickets on Norwegian, a $350 credit with misterbnb plus airport pickup and LGBT city tours provided by Rainbow Barcelona Tours. Barcelona welcomes 1.3 million LGBT visitors each year and travelers can enjoy the popular ‘Gay-xample’ neighborhood, beaches, famous monuments, unique architecture and feel comfortable in one of the most gay-friendly destinations in Europe.

The giveaway is part of Two Bad Tourists’ successful #mygaypride summer campaign where 17 LGBT and straight-allied bloggers visited 8 European cities during gay pride. Still going strong until the end of September, the campaign has already generated 30 million impressions on Twitter and 2,500 photos on Instagram. The campaign was created by David and Auston of Two Bad Tourists, two gay bloggers who left their lives in the US to travel the world. Inspired by the diversity of gay pride celebrations they’ve seen during their travels, they want others to share their pride using the hashtag and be part of the experience.

Handsome man on beach in Barcelona for MyGayPride with Two Bad Tourists, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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By @ 08/17/15 in Gay tours, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Gay tours in India with Zoom Vacations, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Here are a half dozen upcoming gay tours with some of our favorite gay tour operators. In the waning weeks of summer, you’re probably thinking about a final gay beach getaway and by all means get your Ptown on! But be sure to reserve some time and energy for a life-enriching gay tour, including those in quote gay-unfriendly countries. Those supposedly inhospitable places are often the most welcoming. Plus these gay tour operators wouldn’t set foot in a place that posed any sort of risk for their guests. Plus one of these tours includes actual dragons! (See below.)

The destinations are mind-blowing, the means of transportation are amazing, and you’ll be in the happy company of other gay guys. Here are a half dozen of the best and most interesting gay tours. For more, be sure to download the latest issue of ManAboutWorld. A version of this piece was originally published in ManAboutWorld and parts of it were also included in our weekly Towleroad travel piece.

SOURCE EVENTS
Treasures of Venice and the Dalmatian Coast Cruise
September 12-19
Picture yourself on an elegant five-masted luxury sailing yacht, silently coursing towards a medieval, beautifully preserved and bustling Adriatic port along the dramatic Croatian coast, cocktail in one hand, your partner in the other amid 226 other gay male guests. If you’ve enjoyed larger ship cruises, this is what you should graduate to. There are still a few staterooms available.

ZOOM VACATIONS
Gay India
October 16-28
For a first-time visitor, India, with over 1.2 billion inhabitants, can be overwhelming; also beautiful, diverse, warm, chaotic and a kaleidoscope of contrasts. Zoom has plenty of experience with first-time (and repeat) visitors to the Indian subcontinent. Their trips combine luxurious accommodations and seemingly effortless organization to provide guests with a fantastic introduction to the country.

ATLANTIS EVENTS
Club Atlantis Vallarta
November 1-8
You’ve heard of Atlantis Events cruises, but did you know they also do land-based resort weeks? It’s like a cruise in that the entire space is devoted to mostly gay male (with occasional women) guests. In addition to parties, entertainment, accommodations and food, your drinks are also included along with an array of activities from mild to demanding overseen by Atlantis’s ever-fun group of hosts. The event takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta (near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico).

Gay tours to see Komodo dragons, Komodo Island,  Indonesia, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

OUT ADVENTURES
Bali & Komodo Gay Cruise and Tour
April 29-May 6, 2016
Have you ever seen active volcanoes? Here’s your chance to do that plus visit the Water Palace of Amlapura, snorkel pristine coral reefs in Kondo and witness thousands of flying foxes in Satonda. And the best of all: You’ll see the famous Komodo dragons up close. Oh and did we mention that you’ll get to loll on some of Indonesia’s most beautiful deserted beaches? Yep, all this with the fantastic men of Out Adventure.

BRAND G VACATIONS
Panama Canal Adventure
December 2-15
Welcome aboard the 105-stateroom M.S. Saint Laurent charted by Brand g Vacations for you and 200 fellow LGBT travelers. This cruise has you pass through the marvelous Panama Canal (a must-see on your bucket list) and along the glass towers of Panama City. You’ll visit islands, beaches and jungles, including the gorgeous Manuel Antonio National Park. It leaves Cartagena, Colombia and ends in Costa Rica.

Photos: Top: the subcontinent of India courtesy Zoom Vacations; Above: Prepare for a Komodo Dragon on Komodo Island, Indonesia by Stephen Bugno.

Update: An earlier version of this article included a Coda Tour to the Balkans; this trip has been filled.

GET MANABOUTWORLD: Please check our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. 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 @ 08/14/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay travel, Gay travel news, Gayography LGBT news, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Chicago's market place and more in this gay travel news update, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineThis informative gay travel news update is brought to you by to ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who recently celebrated a successful first year of the indispensable Geography.

Check out our fabulous event in Chicago as we supported LGBT rights abroad with Stoli drinks above Halsted Street for Market Days! Plus important marriage equality news from around the world. Traveling this weekend to Prague, Montreal or Copenhagen for Pride? Or perhaps Maui — This week’s GAYography brief sums it all up.

Also, the hand-holding experiment started in Moscow has been repeated in Jerusalem and Lisbon – with very different results!

Get this week’s gay travel news update here.

A vital resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief is published each Thursday.

Please check our one-of-a-kind digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. 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 @ 08/10/15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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Fort Lauderdale may just be the best gay American city we’ve got, where gays have been welcomed for decades to live, explore, and enjoy a taste of the good life. It’s 38 square miles of sprawling, sun-soaked metropolis and miles of white sand beach, and in the center of it all, one of the great gayborhoods in the world — Wilton Manors.

Our free guide to Fort Lauderdale delves deep into the city, highlighting the best of its restaurants, nightlife, shopping, culture, and gay guesthouses. In the years before the Stonewall riots, when ideas like gay marriage were still far-fetched pipe dreams, these guesthouses were sanctuary’s, a place where gay men could be themselves, free to flirt and frolic (among other F-words) without fear of prejudice.

The free guide puts the spotlight on gay locals who reveal their favorite hotspots and hidden gems, and we even dish out a few fabulous day-trip ideas, for those mornings when you want to get out of town for the chic fast-paced buzz of Miami, or the laid-back opulence of Palm Beach.

Download the ManAboutWorld on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for tablet or smart phone and get the guide for free. For a free three-month subscription to the magazine, click here.

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By @ 08/06/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Tom Goss, Travel
Tom kicks it up at Gay Pride Winnipeg, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Tom kicks it up at Winnipeg Pride

ManAboutWorld’s correspondent Tom Goss has a sporty visit to Gay Pride Winnipeg. He even busts out some skateboarding moves, without the skateboard.

Check out the ever fun, informative and talented Tom Goss exploring Gay Pride Winnipeg and more during his trip to Canada.

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By @ 08/04/15 in Africa, Ashton Giese, Gay travel, Gayography LGBT news, ManAboutWorld, Travel
The president in Africa and being gay in Ethiopia, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

President Obama in Africa

This informative gay travel news update is brought to you by toManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who recently celebrated a successful first year of the indispensable Geography which talks about being Gay in Ethiopia and more.

In this week’s gay travel news brief, check out details on what it’s like to be gay in Ethiopia —where President Obama just visited. Who would have imagined just a few years ago that an African-American President would speak out for LGBT rights in Africa?

Meanwhile Russia has fined a children’s LGBT site and plans to ban gay-themed emojis.Whether you’re off to Vietnam or Vancouver for Pride — or maybe just down south to Charleston — you’ll be able to don your Boy Scout uniform since leaders as well as scouts can now be out and proud (though locales have discretion relating to openly gay leaders).

Get all the details for LGBT travel in this week’s GAYography brief.

This gay travel news column is brought to you by Ashton Giese, gay travel magazine ManAboutWorld correspondent and editor of the GAYography newsbrief.

Please check our one-of-a-kind digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. 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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