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.
This South American Country Might be the Newest Emerging Gay Destination
What comes to mind when you think of a gay destination? Some might think of gay hotspots like Palm Springs or Fire Island which for decades have been havens for LGBT people looking to escape and take a vacation with their friends or significant other. Others might imagine the places that host major circuit parties like Barcelona, Mykonos or Miami. But as the landscape of both tourist destinations and LGBT rights have changed over the past decades, so too have the opportunities and desires for those looking for something new.
If you’ve never considered a visit to Colombia, now just might be the right time. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Out in Colombia Travel to share both some cool new and old things about this amazing country. Based in Medellin, this LGBT-focused tour operator can help you plan an awesome trip. It’s run by our longtime friend Sam, who several years ago moved from the US to Colombia and now is an expert in everything gay travel Colombia has to offer.
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Travel the World with These 9 Awesome Gay Group Tours
A gay group tour is a great option for an amazing travel experience that’s already pre-planned and purchased as a package. It’s particularly useful if you’re too busy to plan your own trip or if you’re a solo traveler because you’ll quickly make new friends in your group as you travel together. Of course you can also travel with a friend, significant other or even a family member on one of these awesome adventures. We recommend a few different tour operators that do gay group trips and they all offer great itineraries and experiences that you’ll surely love and won’t forget. You can even save up to $200 with some of the companies by using our special offer for Two Bad Tourists’ readers only.
23 Useful (& Mostly Gay) Travel Tips & Resources for 2017
We’re starting off 2017 with a list of our favorite and most useful travel resources. These tips, tricks and travel advice are both LGBT focused and mainstream and we’ve curated this list to help inspire your travels and give you some practical guidance when travel planning and being on the road. Whether you’re in the savings stage or ready to book that next gay pride trip or gay group tour, we hope that at least a few of these resources will help make your travel experience for 2017 one of the best yet!
Experience the Best with Gay Tours in These 8 European Destinations
Europe is without a doubt one of the most amazing, dynamic and gay-friendly places in the world to visit. You could spend years or decades traveling across Europe and still not see it all. From the Circuit parties and beaches in Barcelona to the history and art of Rome, there’s so much to see, yet so little time.
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.
5 LGBT Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following
Over the past five years, we’ve had the opportunity to meet a variety of different bloggers as we’ve traveled around the world. Ranging from YouTubers to professional travel writers, these inspiring people provide their own unique perspective on travel. The one thing they all have in common is their passion for travel and creating fun and engaging stories via their blogs, YouTube channels or other social media profiles.
If you’re not already following them, we encourage to read on and find out more about this great list of LGBT travelers.
7 Reasons to Add Croatia to Your Gay Travel Bucket List
At the northern edge of the Adriatic Sea, just east of the Italian coast sits unspoiled coastline, beaches and bright blue waters home to the country of Croatia. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, this country has been independent for 25 years and has grown into a modern European destination not to be missed. With a thousand islands, delicious cuisine, stunning nature and a mild Mediterranean climate, this country has recently made its way to the top of many traveler’s bucket list.
Gay Washington DC: A Gay Travel Guide to the Nation’s Capital
Washington DC is a vibrant city. Even though it is best known as the home of the federal government, and the capital city of the United States, it has much more to offer tourists interested in exploring the area’s history. Entertainment, shopping, dining, and other recreational opportunities abound; there is certainly something for everyone in the District of Columbia.
Find Out Why Now’s the Time to Visit Cuba
In just the past few years, Cuba has become a destination gaining more interest and the ability to access this island nation has grown tremendously. The landmark decision to increase economic and political ties between Cuba and the US is creating new opportunities for everyone, especially those in the LGBT community.