5 Cool Travel Apps & Resources for 2017
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. We’ve come up with a list of 5 cool apps and resources that can help improve your travel experience – some LGBT specific and some mainstream, but all with the focus giving you travel inspiration and helping you to make the most of your trip.
Win a Free Trip to Philadelphia
Do you want to win a trip to Philadelphia? You’re in luck because we’ve teamed up with Visit Philly to giveaway a free trip for two! The trip includes accommodation, various city vouchers and airfare.
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Philadelphia number two for Best Places to Visit in the USA and Best Historic Destinations in the USA in June 2017. As Pennsylvania’s largest city with a metropolitan population of six million inhabitants, Philadelphia has a lot going on. It’s a great destination for LGBT travelers as well with its gayborhood called quite literally, the Gayborhood, set apart by its rainbow crosswalks and street signs. In addition to its annual PrideDay LGBT Parade & Festival, Philadelphia hosts other great LGBT events like Outfest and Philadelphia Black Pride Celebration. It’s a welcoming city for queer travelers and has lots to offer in the way of art, history and culture.
Hike Everest, Kilimanjaro and the Inca Trail with these Gay Tours
There are two kinds of vacations that attract two kinds of people. First, there’s the the “lay on the beach and tan while sipping a cocktail” vacationer. Then there’s the active “grab a backpack and climb a mountain” type of traveler. Relaxing vacations are nice, but the great thing about an active adventure is that it’s good for the mind, body and soul. Aside from the obvious benefits of exercise, the ascent up a mountain is a rewarding experience. Getting drunk on the beach is fun, but it really can’t compare to testing the limits of your body and to the comradery of hiking with a group up a difficult path. There are many group tours you can join to do various hikes around the world, and for the LGBT traveler there are some great gay group tours. Here are three incredible options for gay adventure seekers.
Join Us on ‘The Cruise’ from Portugal to the Canary Islands
We’re smack in middle of the summer season and you’ve worked hard for that summer beach body so flaunt it while there’s still time! Or even if you’ve been eating pizza and ice cream all month, you still deserve a good gaycation….right?! If you’re like us, you’ve done the beach by now, you’ve visited the pool on numerous occasions and tanning at the park is getting old.
So let’s change things up and go cruising! Not that type of cruising…. well actually, yes! That kind of cruising too, but on a cruise ship! We’re excited to be boarding The Cruise by La Demence September 18th – 25th! Want to come? Here are the details….
Adventures in Iceland: Gay Pride, Glaciers & The Golden Circle
Iceland is easily one of the most gay-friendly destinations worldwide. With progressive leaning views, inclusive LGBT laws and a tolerant population, it’s a great destination for gay travelers. It’s also one of the safest countries to travel to having an incredibly low crime rate compared to other western nations. Add beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers and puffins and you’ve really got no excuse not to go. We’ve teamed up with Out Adventures to share some amazing (and gay!) experiences in this tiny island nation just south of the Arctic Circle.