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.
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.
Why You Should Visit Spain During Barcelona Pride and WorldPride Madrid
Summer is a fantastic time to visit Europe and Spain is no exception. With plenty of warm and sunny days you could spend months exploring the big cities and Spanish countryside, but given you probably have just a short time to visit you’ve got to pick the best and most exciting.
Summer is also pride season and Spain boasts some of the best gay pride celebrations in Europe and the world. This year Madrid will welcome World Pride 2017 where an expected 3 million people will join in the Spanish capital to celebrate diversity, progress of LGBT rights and well, to simply come together in public and throw a big party. Just a week later Barcelona will follow with its annual celebration on the coast of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. We’ve attended both events and can’t recommend them enough. Plus, if you’re looking to join a gay group tour, our friends at Spain 7 Degrees will take you effortlessly to both cities during pride on a 10-day tour from June 30th to July 9th, with a quick stop in Andalusia in between.
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.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss These Top Spanish Gay Prides
Food and wine, music and passion; Spain makes an excellent destination for visitors looking for a unique, high-energy getaway. The feeling of “fiesta” fills the air, inviting the world to come out and play. It’s that feeling that makes these top Spanish Gay Pride events worth adding to your bucket list. If you want to take a journey into Spanish culture and enjoy some of the most invigorating gay pride celebrations in the world, don’t miss these opportunities to let your LGBTQA colors shine.