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.
10 Reasons Malta Should Be on Your Gay Travel Bucket List
Malta is an archipelago of islands located in the center of the Mediterranean, just south of Sicily and above northern Africa. At just over 400,000 in population and 316 square km, it’s the smallest country in the European Union, but is also considered one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino which offer amazing sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history. But besides all the great things to do and see in Malta, the country is incredibly gay friendly. If you haven’t yet thought about visiting Malta, we’re happy to share 10 reasons why Malta should be on your travel bucket list!
10 Unforgettable Moments from The (Gay) Cruise by La Demence
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.
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….
Key West & Cuba: Two Close Yet Contrasting LGBT Destinations
Key West is a popular, year-round destination for LGBT travelers looking to relax in the warm Florida sun, but is its small island neighbor just a hundred miles to the south a hot spot for gay travelers too? With the new travel laws allowing more Americans to visit Cuba, that looks to be the case. Both islands enjoy warm waters and a tropical climate with little difference between the coldest and warmest months so it’s not hard to understand their appeal. Though they may be close in proximity, they offer unique and contrasting experiences for LGBT visitors.
9 Amazing Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss Gay Pride in Barcelona
Barcelona has been a destination of choice for gay tourists for the past couple decades and its reputation as a gay friendly city is well deserved. The Mediterranean climate is difficult to pass up and the proximity to beaches and mountains make it a visual masterpiece. We’ve been to Barcelona at least five times and we discover something new and exciting every time we visit. With mild weather, a thriving gay scene and a great quality of life, Barcelona is wonderful anytime of the year but the city explodes with life during its annual pride celebration.
Pride Barcelona 2018 is scheduled for June 23rd to 30th and features a dedicated pride village with food and drink vendors plus a parade, lots of activities and performances throughout the weekend. The city hosts numerous parties and activities including an amazing (and free!) outdoor foam party as part of the festivities. In fact, last year marked the 10th anniversary of Pride Barcelona and each celebration just gets better than before.
We attended Pride Barcelona in 2015 and had a blast so we thought we’d give you a rundown of 9 amazing reasons why we think you should attend! We promise you won’t regret it.
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Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend One Magical Weekend in Orlando for Gay Disney
One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World includes three magical days at Disney plus great events like daytime pool parties and more. The event takes place from June 1st to 3rd, 2018, where gays from around the country (and world!) spend the weekend at Disney World in Orlando. There are multiple parties and events that take place in the afternoons and evenings at the host hotel properties and other amazing venues.
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.
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.