About Two Bad Tourists
Two Bad Tourists is a blog and online resource for LGBT travelers focusing on international gay friendly destinations, festivals and events. We encourage and inspire LGBT travelers to explore the world wherever they might want to go, while offering travel tips and advice we’ve picked up after 6 years of continuous travel. Besides sharing our account of each place we visit, one of our most popular resources includes our collection of gay travel guides. Check out these great insider guides featuring tips on dining, gay nightlife, hotels, gay tours, sightseeing and more.
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We also publish travel videos on YouTube through our Gay Travel Channel Two Bad Tourists Talk. Just like our blog, we offer travel tips and advice plus features on the best gay friendly destinations, city guides, festivals, events and more. Check out our YouTube Channel trailer below.
How Did We Start?
The idea of our travel adventure started in 2009 with a decision to eventually leave our home in Chicago and relocate to California. Upon leaving, we knew we would have to find new jobs after arriving to the west coast. That’s what sparked the thought: what was the hurry to move and find new jobs immediately? Then in 2012 after three years of planning and saving, we set off on a one-year adventure that took us across five continents and to more than 35 countries. After the trip of a lifetime, we never returned to the US, but instead landed in Spain and never left.
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Who Are We?
We met in 2006 at Arizona State University and have been together ever since. In 2008, we got married while living in Chicago and in 2013 moved to Madrid after spending one year on a round-the-world trip.
Auston grew up in Phoenix before escaping to Chicago for a new job opportunity. He worked as an engineer for six years and claims it was his idea for him and David to quit their jobs and travel. David insists the contrary is true but who’s to say at this point? Auston currently works in marketing while traveling from his home base in Madrid.
David also grew up in Phoenix and moved to Chicago where he finished his bachelors degree at Rush University. He worked as a microbiologist for a two years before taking on the life of a vagabond. When he’s not traveling, he’s busy teaching English in Madrid.