For some travelers, the best part about going on vacation is checking out the local gay fashion. Whether you’re looking out for new luxury labels or unique gay apparel, shopping for men’s trendy clothing can be especially rewarding if you’re touring a renowned fashion capital. Over the years, we’ve visited several famous destinations that lived up to their fashion-forward reputations from the stylish locals to breathtaking storefronts. Check out our list of the world’s most fashionable cities worth adding to your bucket list. We’ve also included tips on where to find the best gay shopping districts so you can take home everything from kinky gay underwear to international pride outfits.
Much like travel, life is a journey with exciting adventures, memorable experiences and many lessons learned. We’ve spent the past 8 years abroad and couldn’t be happier with our decision. We’ve seen the world and the diversity of our experience has opened our eyes and taught us so much. But as the years pass, any couple faces challenges and even the best relationships often arrive at a point of inflection. Love takes on many forms and sometimes the best, but most difficult decision a couple can make is to accept when it changes.
From gin bars and art galleries to history museums and gay bars galore, Manchester is a great weekend getaway with a character all on its own. Head about 300km north of London and you’ll find the UK’s third largest city, a place that has had a tremendous impact on England’s history. Manchester has always been known as a working-class city ever since the start of the industrial revolution. While it certainly has its fair share of landmarks and sites of interest, the city doesn’t have the grandeur of London to the south nor the famous reputation as a tourist destination.
From Lisbon and Madeira to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, The Cruise by La Demence took us on an unforgettable, weeklong adventure. Now in its 8th year, this cruise produced by the legendary group out of Brussels left us amazing memories and a yearning to return this coming July 2018. So, join us as we recall 10 unforgettable moments on this awesome European gay cruise.
As cliche as it may sound, travel really changed our lives. However, it was never our intention to move abroad. Auston spent a decade working towards his profession as an engineer and David spent tens of thousands of dollars on his laboratory sciences degree to be able to work in a microbiology lab. We were happy living and working in Chicago with future plans to move to San Diego. So why did we throw that all away to live in Madrid? Well it wasn’t because we wanted to live abroad at all really. It was because Madrid’s charm captivated us.
Over the past 5 years, we’ve traveled the world and met some amazing people on the road and online via social media. Some people’s stories have been so interesting and inspiring that we decided to interview them and learn more about their life. We love hearing travel stories and one blogger that’s caught our eye for the past couple years is Ben, who blogs over at High Society Hobo. Ben is a travel blogger & digital nomad. Check out his interview where he shares his personal thoughts & experiences from spending years in far-off destinations.
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.
Milos is another island in the Cyclade group which is famous for nature, history, remote seaside towns and beaches. This island is a perfect escape from the party scene after you’ve binged in Mykonos for days and require a much needed detox. Upon immediate arrival on Milos, it has a relaxed vibe and might not seem like anything out of the ordinary for a Greek island in the Cyclades. But venture out of the port town of Adamas just a short drive and you’ll find stunning natural wonders, secluded seaside villages hanging off the cliffs and well preserved ancient Greek historical sites.
Greece is a popular European summer destination and taking a trip to one of the Greek islands is on many travelers’ bucket list. Besides Santorini, which is probably the most popular and touristy island of them all, Mykonos probably holds the title of 2nd for the general visitor but definitely takes the lead of the Greek Island gay hotspot. Mykonos has for decades been a getaway for gays as it became open and more liberal than Athens and all of the surrounding islands. The gay scene has developed over the years and since 2009, Mykonos has hosted the XLSIOR festival, now one of the most popular summer circuit festivals in Europe.
Slovenia is certainly not as popular of a destination as the countries it borders being overshadowed by Italy to the west and Austria to the north. Still, with the country’s gorgeous green mountainsides, serene lakes and architecturally rich capital of Ljubljana, its under-appreciation as a destination for all travelers is perplexing. A quick look at their gay scene and LGBT rights also reveal it to be a perfect getaway for gay travelers as well. With that said, here are a few reasons for queer travelers to start heading to Slovenia.