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 2017 is scheduled for July 7th and 8th 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, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the pride in Barcelona so the celebration will be bigger and better than ever.
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.
Our 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 2nd to 4th, 2017, 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.