Video: Visiting the Gay-Friendly Island of Gran Canaria in Spain
Gran Canaria is a unique, gay-friendly and an adventurous place to visit. It’s a hot gay destination year round due to the warm climate and Maspalomas is its gay capital.
Drag shows in Gran Canaria are like the residency shows of Las Vegas, with a slightly smaller budget and a lack of celebrity status. Still, they’re a hit and they’re a must. The Yumbo Centre in Maspalomas is the center of the gay nightlife with gay bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes.
Why You Should Visit Spain During Barcelona Pride and WorldPride Madrid
Summer is a fantastic time to visit Europe and Spain is no exception. With plenty of warm and sunny days you could spend months exploring the big cities and Spanish countryside, but given you probably have just a short time to visit you’ve got to pick the best and most exciting.
Summer is also pride season and Spain boasts some of the best gay pride celebrations in Europe and the world. This year Madrid will welcome World Pride 2017 where an expected 3 million people will join in the Spanish capital to celebrate diversity, progress of LGBT rights and well, to simply come together in public and throw a big party. Just a week later Barcelona will follow with its annual celebration on the coast of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. We’ve attended both events and can’t recommend them enough. Plus, if you’re looking to join a gay group tour, our friends at Spain 7 Degrees will take you effortlessly to both cities during pride on a 10-day tour from June 30th to July 9th, with a quick stop in Andalusia in between.
Experience the Best with Gay Tours in These 8 European Destinations
Europe is without a doubt one of the most amazing, dynamic and gay-friendly places in the world to visit. You could spend years or decades traveling across Europe and still not see it all. From the Circuit parties and beaches in Barcelona to the history and art of Rome, there’s so much to see, yet so little time.
Gay Travel Verdict: Uber is out – Join Lyft Instead
We’re not often political on the blog but we couldn’t help jumping at this time when recent events by President Trump personally affect us, many people we know and really touch the realm of travel. After all, we are immigrants ourselves being American citizens now residing in Spain. We know the struggles and hassle it takes to live in a new country and we’ve also experienced the impact of travel restrictions and how it can affect us all.
If you haven’t heard the recent news we’ll get you up to speed….
11 Things You Missed at Arosa Gay Ski Week in Switzerland
During the last week in January the Swiss Alps heated up as 500+ LGBTA people came together to celebrate Arosa Gay Ski Week. Now in its 13th year, the event creates a welcoming atmosphere for all LGBT people and allies in the gay friendly village of Arosa, Switzerland. The skiing and snowboarding might be the main draw for most attendees but second to that (or perhaps better) are the lineup of events and activities throughout the week. From the White Party at the top of the mountain to evening classical music concerts, the week-long event has something for just about everyone and every taste.
9 Mobile Apps for Making the Most of Your Gay Travel Experience
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 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.
5 LGBT Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following
Over the past five years, we’ve had the opportunity to meet a variety of different bloggers as we’ve traveled around the world. Ranging from YouTubers to professional travel writers, these inspiring people provide their own unique perspective on travel. The one thing they all have in common is their passion for travel and creating fun and engaging stories via their blogs, YouTube channels or other social media profiles.
If you’re not already following them, we encourage to read on and find out more about this great list of LGBT travelers.
5 Must-Read Tips for Traveling Europe by Train
This post was updated on February 2nd, 2020.
Train travel is by far our favorite mode of transportation. Scenic routes, spacious seating and hassle free arrival and boarding make train travel incredibly appealing. Lucky for us we’ve spent the past 4+ years traveling and living in Europe, which offers one of the most extensive and functional rail networks on the planet.
Video: Is Slovenia a Good Destination for Gay Travelers?
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s stunning capital and as if looks weren’t enough, it’s also quite open-minded making Slovenia a surprisingly progressive country. The gay-friendly city is host to Pink Week each year which involves six days of activities to introduce you to the country and its capital in a gay-friendly environment. This event is organized by Luxury Slovenia (an LGBT owned travel agency) and also supported by the city and national tourism offices.
We visited Slovenia in May during this awesome event and had the opportunity to shoot some video during the trip. Check out our video to discover why we think LGBT travelers should start visiting!
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Read our Slovenia blog post to learn more about all the sites and cool places we visited!
Which part of the video most makes you want to visit Slovenia? Let us know in the comments below or directly on the YouTube comments.
15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid
Madrid is without a doubt our favorite place in the world. We’ve been living here for 3 years and we couldn’t be happier to call the Spanish capital home. On a recent trip back to the states, we had the pleasure to attend a World Pride Madrid pre-party with amazing hosts (yes drag queens!), fabulous guests and a particularly Spanish flare not often found in New York City. The event was intended to introduce Madrid and World Pride to the US audience, who for reasons we can’t quite figure out, don’t fully know about Madrid and it’s reputation as a gay friendly destination.