Win 2 All Access Passes to Ibiza Gay Pride from July 8th – 12th
Are you planning on visiting Ibiza? In case you haven’t heard, Ibiza is hosting its first gay pride this summer from July 8th to 12th and it’s going to be big! We’ve partnered with the Ibiza Gay Pride team to giveaway 2 All Access Passes.
Carnival Turns Gay for the First Time in Nice, France
As I sipped my gin and tonic in the lavish bar of the Ellington Hotel, I couldn’t help but think how excited I was to return to Nice. Nearly two years later, I felt like I never really got to know the city. And even better, later that Friday night we were headed to Place Masséna, the main square to watch the first Gay Carnival event (called Lou Queernaval) in the history of more than 130 years of Carnival in Nice.
Costume, check! Glitter and confetti, check! Excited for the parade and seeing the nightlife afterwards, check! Previous knowledge about the history of Carnival in Nice and what Lou Queernaval was all about….no f*cking idea! But I was about to get the inside scoop since we got to meet the team organizing the event.
Snow Pride Barcelona: The First Gay Ski Weekend in Spain
Back in January, we attended Snow Pride Barcelona – a gay ski weekend north of Barcelona. Knowing that this was the first official year (sort of second-ish) of the event, we weren’t sure how many people would attend and truthfully, whether it would ultimately be worthwhile. After all, back in 2007 we went to a gay ski week in Lake Tahoe and it was terrible…bad events, weird people and an overall boring vibe.
Luckily this event was nothing like that. It was fantastic!
Tel Aviv Gay Event: City to Host Pink Winter Pride
Looking for a last minute winter destination or wanting to get away during your time off for the holidays? Find out why Tel Aviv Pink Winter might just be for you!
For the first time Tel Aviv will host a Winter Pride or Pink Winter as they’re calling it. The event is being hosted by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and it’s scheduled to take place between Christmas Eve and the first week of the New Year – December 24th to January 5th. Tel Aviv is well known as a destination for LGBT travelers and the city is looking to attract visitors during the holidays when most places are dark, cold and snowy.
Barcelona Gay Ski Week: Hitting the Slopes at Snow Pride BCN
Winter time is here and for us that means hitting the slopes as many times as possible! We recently heard about the Barcelona Gay Ski Week called Snow Pride BCN and decided to add it to our travel plan for January. Though not as big as its gay ski week cousins in the French Alps like European Gay Ski Week or European Snow Pride, it is the only gay ski event in Spain. Plus the prices for this year’s event are a bargain! You can get 2 nights hotel, 2 days lift tickets, gondola access, all meals, bus transfer from Barcelona and access to all events and parties for just 240€ or $300 USD per person (price for double room) . If you’re a skier or snowboarder you already know that this deal is amazing and frankly, it’s one of the reasons we’ve decided to go.
London Gay Star Travel Expo: Discover the Hottest Gay Destinations
Are you a London local, live nearby or plan to be in the area the weekend of January 17th ? If so, don’t miss the Gay Star Travel Expo at Heaven Nightclub hosted by Gay Star News. Now in it’s 2nd year, this travel shows is free and open to the public. You’ll find tables and booths with tourist board representation from gay friendly destinations, gay travel companies and tour operators. In addition, the event will showcase the hottest gay destinations in 2015 – from the best cruises to the fiercest party islands.
5 Winter Pride Events You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
As winter sets in, gone are the long and warm summer days that host brightly-colored gay pride festivals around the world. So planning a winter trip to a gay pride event or another LGBT-oriented activity may not be the first thing on your mind. But this list of winter pride events brings both traditional gay pride festivals in warm climates and also true winter events like European gay ski weeks and a totally unique winter pride gathering in Iceland, arguably the most gay friendly country in the world.
Gay Iceland: Your Guide to Reykjavik Pride
When we first arrived in Reykjavik, it felt oddly familiar yet wholly distinct. Though Iceland is a European country, something about its capital city just doesn’t feel European. Perhaps it’s the way the sun hangs oddly in the sky not quite right with the time of day. Or the iconic use of colorful corrugated iron in the buildings and houses. Or how it feels more like a small winter ski town in the mountains than a capital metropolis where almost two-thirds of the country’s 325,000 inhabitants live. Whatever it may be, Reykjavik has a remarkable charm born from its European ties just as well from its island isolation, but still a charm all its own.
Gay Stockholm: Your Guide to Stockholm Gay Pride
Royal Palaces, Nobel Prize ceremonies, thousands of islands, mesmerizing architecture, and the ABBA Museum. Stockholm is a gorgeous waterfront city that literally has it all. When we first visited Sweden’s capital last year, we were immediately taken by its undeniable charm. As the country’s largest city with a population creeping above 2 million, this Scandinavian metropolis is a must visit when touring Europe. Gamla Stan, the city’s Old Town, is a beautiful place to stroll around, grab a bite to eat, and admire the colorfully detailed buildings splashing up along the city’s never ending coastline.
A Guide to Sitges Gay Pride: Spain’s Top Gay Destination
Sitges City Guide
Sitges is one of our favorite spots in all of Spain. Just 40 minutes south of Barcelona by train, this little town is a must see when in the Catalonia capital either for a day trip or even staying a for a few nights. For a small town, the nightlife is fantastic and reminiscent of Lisbon’s drinking-in-the-street style outside of the local bars. There’s also plenty of shopping to do, long stretches of beaches to tan on, and a slew of restaurants to choose from. Everything is centrally located and easily walkable or accessible via bike.