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.
Gay San Francisco: A Gay Travel Guide to the Golden Gate City
About the Guide
Get ready for another big-name destination among our gay guides… San Francisco! We’ve included the top recommendations for the gay-friendly city in this guide to provide you with everything you need to know as an LGBT traveler to San Francisco.
San Francisco is an iconic city for the queer community as a pioneer and battle ground for LGBT rights. Filled with queer history, a free-spirited vibes and currently one of top tech hotspots in the country, it welcomes a mix of travelers and dwellers that help create its diverse, come-as-you-are, laidback attitude. Nowadays, its gay population per capita is one of the highest in the world. Though it may be the most expensive city to live in in the US, it’s certainly at least worth a visit – though surely, you’ll want to stay!
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.
Pepo: Where Social Media Meets Your Passions and Interests
The latest buzz about the new social media app Pepo got us wondering what we were missing. The app launched just last year and has been growing steadily ever since. It was created to connect people by their various passions whether travel, fashion, cooking, shopping or whatever piques your interest. But what makes it stand out among the throngs of other social media applications we’ve grown accustomed to?
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 Delicious Reasons a Food Tour Should Be on Your Plan for WorldPride
If you are planning to be one of the estimated three million people taking part in this year’s WorldPride Madrid 2017, you probably have a plan for making the most of your time in the Spanish Capital. Parades, parties, clubs, restaurants, tapas bars, parks and museums… Madrid has it all no matter your travel style or budget.
But one of the best things to do in Madrid during Pride is try authentic local Spanish food. Madrid is one of Spain’s most exciting cities for cuisine, and is chock full with incredible markets, tapas bars, wine bars and restaurants. Our friends from Devour Madrid Food Tours offer great tours and they know all the city’s foodie secrets. To make sure you get a true taste of the city, a food or tapas tour in Madrid is definitely the way to go. Here’s why!
Win a Free Stay at Axel Hotels in Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Gran Canaria or Ibiza
Do you want to win a free hotel stay in Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Gran Canaria or Ibiza? You’re in luck because we’ve teamed up with Axel Hotels to giveaway a free stay for two people at any of their properties!
About Axel Hotels
Axel Hotels is the most famous gay hotel brand and they are the first hotel chain to coin the term “hetero-friendly.” The properties are always centrally located in the popular gay areas of each city. Hotels are currently open in Barcelona, Berlin and Maspalomas (Gran Canaria) and new locations are opening in Ibiza and Madrid starting in the spring of 2017.