15 Must Visit Gay Holiday Hotspots
It’s time to plan your next escape but maybe you’re not sure where to go next. Sure, there are thousands of holiday hotspots around the world where you can relax by the beach, sample the local cuisine, enjoy the nightlife and welcoming atmosphere. But if you’re looking for a destination that combines all that plus a gay-friendly or in many cases a huge LGBT population or group of visitors, there are only a handful of places internationally that make the cut.
We’ve come up with a list of 15 of the most well-known and exciting places to visit on your next gaycation!
10 Reasons to Join A Gay Everest Expedition
Welcome to Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha and home to the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest.
While we haven’t personally conquered the Mother of the Universe ourselves, the soaring mountain continues to climb higher and higher on our bucket list. But with all the logistical aspects of this challenging endeavour, it’s become clear an organized tour is easily the best option. Enter Out Adventures, the only gay tour operator currently hosting treks to Everest Base Camp. Their all-gay expedition begins in the country’s capital Kathmandu before taking flight over the haunting Himalayas and landing in Lukla to adjust to the altitude. After everyone has acclimatized, laced up, and said adieu to flushing toilets, the tour sets off.
Social, Sensual, Clothing-Optional Sailing – “Everything to Sea” Debuts Their Trips
Social, sensual, clothing-optional sailing …Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Ok, I suppose we have a biased opinion – we’ve already earned our sea legs before on our gay sailing trip in Croatia. We love sailing trips which is why we’re doing our next one to Greece this summer and why we’re encouraging you to embark at your earliest leisure. The experience is both vast and unforgettable, yet intimate and tantalizing. Everything to Sea is a new sailing company offering relaxing trips across the Indonesian seas, visiting exotic islands while enjoying a care-free and naked experience… if you desire. That’s right, a clothing-optional cruise through uninhabited islands… you can’t tell me that doesn’t sound appealing.
Why the Azores are Dubbed Portugal’s ‘Best Kept Secret’
Looking for some insider travel info? There’s more to Europe to be discovered and The Azores are Portugal’s best kept secret.
But don’t take our word for it, Condé Nast Traveller recently touted the archipelago as “the secret gardens of the Atlantic – lush and green, thick with temperate forests which feel almost like rainforest, alive with birds and a rich wildlife.” Meanwhile Lonely Planet recently wrote an article titled “This other Eden: The Azores, Europe’s secret islands of adventure”.
Explore Queer Nice with These Annual Events
The south of France is a hugely popular destination year-round and Nice, the second largest city of the region after Marseille, lives up to the hype. As it continues to grow, the city is adding a new underground section to its charming tramway system which cuts right through the brightly colored Place Masséna. On our third visit to the city, we weren’t surprised to discover that Nice still had wonderful things to show us. With a population of around one million, the city is well known for being one of the most popular gay-friendly destinations in southern France. In addition, the delightful shops, certified restaurants serving up authentic Cuisine Nissarde (try Chez Theresa for an affordable, family owned spot or Sentimi for a certified gay-friendly Italian restaurant), vibrant markets (the Flower and Vegetable market in the Old Town of course) and annual events make it a destination worth experiencing anytime of the year.
The Ultimate Foodie Bucket List in Spain
Complete with glittering beaches, awe-inspiring urban architecture and charming rural landscapes, Spain welcomes each of its visitors with open arms. In addition to checking iconic sights such as the Alhambra and the Sagrada Familia off of your list, there’s one more highly important thing to do here in the land of tapas and tinto de verano: eat, of course! Here in Spain, food is an experience meant to be savored in both the literal and metaphorical sense, complete with good vibes, tasty drinks and great company. Add these 10 experiences to your foodie bucket list in Spain and you’re sure to have the experience of a lifetime.
Join Us on Our Gay Sailing Trip of the Greek Islands
We’re excited to announce that we’re hosting a sailing trip in the Greek Islands (including Mykonos), from August 24th – 31st, 2019! Our sailing trip of Croatia this past summer was such a great success that we’ve decided to add another destination. Want to come? Here are the details….
You can enjoy an island-hopping vacation around the beautiful Greek Islands with an all gay boat and skipper. We’ll stop at the best gay-friendly locations in the area for you to explore, as well as great beaches for an afternoon dip. You will arrive in port with enough time to explore the island, relax on our private yacht or find a nice cocktail sunset bar.
5 Useful Travel Resources to Make the Most of Your Flights
In today’s age of technology, travel has become available to more people than ever before. No longer do you have to visit a travel agent to book a flight or vacation or buy a traditional guidebook to plan your journey in the places you’re going to visit. In fact, now the availability of information is almost overwhelming, and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to turn for the best advice, information and resources to make the most of your trip. We’ve curated this list of 5 flight resources to help inspire your travels and give you some practical guidance when travel planning, booking flights or dealing with airline delays or cancelations. Whether you’re in the savings stage or ready to book that next trip, we hope that at least a few of these resources will help make your travel experience ever better.
The New Gay Cruise That Will Blow Your Mind!
Get ready for 7 days of non-stop fun and party on the Mediterranean Sea. Your favorite parties and clubs from all around Europe will entertain you on board. Each night’s highlights are different themed parties from Eurovision to ‘Back to the 90’s’. Do you want more? You’ll experience the best shows and performances of international pop stars only on board of Open Sea Cruises. Clear your schedule and end your summer like never before!
Is Italy Becoming the New European Gay Hotspot?
Italy is, without doubt, one of the must-see destinations on many people’s list. Tourists flock to the home of ‘La Dolce Vita’ (the sweet life) every year, drawn to it by sun, sea, fashion, design, history, art, architecture and don’t forget great food! But there is another element that makes this country so unique: the Italians themselves. Thanks to centuries of invasion, the Italians have developed a high level of tolerance: they have a welcoming attitude by nature and their hospitality is unique and generous. Italians are friendly, open-minded and caring towards the needs of their guests. Their mission is to make everyone comfortable and at home: hospitality and friendliness are keys to understanding the ability of Italy to attract tourists from all over the world. Although not always perceived as such, Italy is a very open-minded country!