Category Archives: Travel

By @ 09/28/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

 

A hunky sunscreen butler, Ritz-Cartlon South Beach, Miami

Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ.

*Sometimes you just want need a young man to lather up the sunscreen on hard-to-reach spots.  Going beyond the complimentary shampoo and conditioner, hotels are enticing with free amenities like a personal tanning butler in South Beach, a pet goldfish in San Francisco, and a Rolls-Royce in Beverly Hills.  (via USA Today)

*According to Claire Danes, Israelis “work very hard, worry very hard and play hard and well.”  The recent Emmy winner talks about filming “Homeland” in Tel Aviv, and poses for photos throughout Israel’s party capital.  (via NY Times)



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By @ 09/28/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Photo: http://www.castrostreetfair.org/

Our editor in chief is missing these events all taking place the first week of San Francisco (he’s leaving Monday, October 1. Drats!) But you don’t have to. If you hurry, you can catch one of the following fun events, whether you’re proclivities tend towards the sporty, the literary or the queer. (Or all of the above.)

  • America’s Cup World Series, Oct. 2-7
  • Fleet Week, Oct. 4-8
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Oct. 5-7
  • Litquake, Oct. 5-13
  • Castro Street Fair, Oct. 7 (This one is super gay; see photo above)
  • San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade, Oct. 7
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills, Oct. 7

The folks at San Francisco Travel have posted details on these events and others on their website, www.sanfrancisco.travel. To help you navigate around the city efficiently and economically, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has also provided maps and other transit updates specifically related to these events as well.

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By @ 09/23/12 in Dining/food/wine, Europe, Gay travel, London, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

We think some the most delicious and affordable tacos we have had in New York City are at La Esquina. Here’s our write up from this past summer’s inaugural issue of ManAboutWorld, which included a definitive guide to the best of gay New York. Here’s what we wrote about it:

This secretive and chic Mexican brasserie is hidden beneath an ordinary deli on the corner of Kenmare. With your reservation (book three weeks out!) verified by the Men In Black standing guard at a door marked “Employees Only,” you’ll walk down a candle-lit stairway, through the kitchen and into a sexy, brick-walled dungeon. Worth it for the ambience alone, the tacos are affordable and delicious—a rare combination even above ground in NYC.

Now what to do when in London and you have the taco urge?  Our reader and contributor Tanya Scholl steers us to the best place to satisfy the urge for great Mexican cuisine across the pond.

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By @ 09/21/12 in ManAboutWorld, Travel

 

San Francisco (Photo by Jeremy Brooks/Flickr)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybrooks/5172519188/in/pool-976376@N22/

Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ. This week he even cites us at ManAboutWorld!

*What’s the best place to wear skinny jeans, thick-rimmed glasses and a precisely-trimmed messy beard? Sorry Williamsburg, but the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles has been named “America’s Best Hipster Neighborhood.”  (via Forbes)

*Your mama taught you to look both ways before crossing the street.  Now, just in case you are too busy texting, New York City streets are going to remind you.  (via NY Daily News)

*What apps do you need to enhance your next trip?  Travel bloggers extraordinaire Carlos Melia and Matt Long break down the best travel apps to download.  (via dot 429  & Landlopers)



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By @ 09/21/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

Flickr.com/photos/comprock/5104728271/

One of our readers asked us for our recommendations for the city’s top vegetarian restaurants. He must have missed the ones we included in our recent issue! So we’re surfacing them here.

There’s nothing inherently gay about any of our choices for best vegetarian restaurants in New York, except they’re in neighborhoods our readers are most likely to explore when they visit.

It’s hard to find great vegan cuisine anywhere, but the “animal-caring” Blossom has three outposts serving great vegan, including gluten free, fare all organic and sourced as locally as possible. Blossom is in several locations though we like the one in Chelsea best (natch).

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By @ 09/16/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Our newest correspondent is a young Danish businessman who lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, drawn to that country by love. Jonas West Eilersen travels the world, including gay capitals like London, NYC and Paris and decidedly less gay countries like Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.

Jonas is originally Scandinavian, from Denmark, where he shunned journalism school in favor of becoming a sociologist.

He spent six years acquiring his Sociology B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Copenhagen, with extended stints in Sydney and Berlin during this time. After having worked as a management consultant in London, in the aviation and tourism industry, for close to five years, love brought him to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he currently resides.

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By @ 09/14/12 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

The times they are a-changin’. Start planning your fall foliage getaway now. (via NY Times). Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefseibel/5537653702/sizes/l/

Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ.

*The hills are alive with the sound of “Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo.”  Halfway between Salzburg and Innsbruck, an Austrian hotelier recently opened what might be the world’s first hiking trail devoted to the art of the yodel.  (via BBC)

*The Golden Arches ditch the beef.   The world’s first all-vegetarian McDonald’s restaurants are opening at two of India’s most-visited pilgrimage sites: near the Golden Temple in Amritsar and at the base of the mountain shrine Vaishno Devi.  (via CNN GO)

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By @ 09/07/12 in Gay travel, Travel

We are very pleased (and fortunate) to announce that Carlos Melia has joined ManAboutWorld as our newest Global Correspondent.

Carlos Melia is a travel expert, blogger, niche marketing consultant, wedding planner, jet-setter, and bon vivant, who travels around the world discovering what’s new and cool in luxury travel and hospitality. He has over 25 years of experiences in this industry. He’s known by many as the “Little Gay Marco Polo” and the “International Luxury Gay Travel Guru.”

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By @ 08/24/12 in Gay travel, Travel

 

A pampered pooch

Global Correspondent Ivan Quintanilla is an actor, traveler and blogger extraordinaire. Once a week he provides a re-cap of noteworthy travel stories. We pilfer his round-up (with his permission) so you don’t have to. Follow his travels at TravelingIQ.

*New York City’s High Line, the park built atop an old elevated railway, has completely transformed the West Side of Manhattan, and not everyone is happy about it.  (via NY Times)

*Uganda, the African country known for its horrific “Kill the Gays Bill” that seeks to punish homosexuality with a death sentence, held its first ever gay pride parade with nearly a hundred people.   (via The New Yorker)

*Suffering from constipation during your travels?  Chew gum.  Nauseous?  Eat ginger.  (via NY Times)

*Run, fetch, poop, sleep:  It’s a dog’s life!  Fido deserves a vacation too.  (via Out Traveler)

*Stay ahead of the curve–quite literally–at this year’s best up-and-coming hotels.  (via Travel & Leisure)

*Americans eager to travel to Cuba may have to wait a little longer as the U.S. puts the breaks on “people to people” licenses.  (via USA Today)

What did he miss?  Share your favorite travel news posting on his Traveling IQ Facebook page.

 

 

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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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By @ 05/15/12 in Gay rights, Gay travel, Human rights, IGLHRC, Travel

As part of our commitment to fostering dialong and engaging our members in the advancement of gay rights for our brothers and sisters all over the world, we have partnered with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IHLHRC).

Join Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, NY City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, me and editor in chief Ed Salvato at A Celebration of Courage, IGLHRC’s 2012 Human Rights Awards in New York City July 16th.

ManAboutWorld is proudly sponsoring the travel raffle, with great prizes, including:

Toronto
Two nights at the luxurious Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square, two round-trip tickets (Newark-Toronto) on the glamorous Porter Airlines with direct service to downtown Toronto and two Toronto CityPASS booklets, which is one of the best ways to “SeeTorontoNow.”

Las Vegas
Two night at the fabulous Wynn Las Vegas or Encore Las Vegas and two VIP tickets to Le Rêve – The Dream.

Ft. Lauderdale
Two nights at the lovely Grand Resort and Spa, plus two Greater Fort Lauderdale VIP Passes.

Provincetown
Two nights at the centrally located Prince Albert Guest House.

New York
Private group tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art for up to six people on a Monday when the MET is closed to the public. The tour is led by a Museum Producer.




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