Just the Trips: 3 countries to consider for your 2018 bespoke tour

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While Out Adventures specializes in gay group tours, we also help couples and small groups organize tailor-made itineraries that suit their unique interests and schedules. We’re happy to organize everything from kikis in Kathmandu to romantic retreats in Rio.

Scroll down to find our top travel picks for your 2018 bespoke tour.

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5 things to know about India’s Holi Festival

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We hate to spill tea, but Pride is *not* the world’s most colourful celebration. That honour belongs to Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival.

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, so we’re heading there in February. As the climax of nearly two weeks touring Rajasthan, here’s five things to know about the festivities.

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Flying Solo on Gay Group Tours: Will I crash and burn?

Elephant SanctuaryWe’ve noticed our solo travellers have many recurring concerns. Will the cruise be a floating orgy? Is the land tour a minefield of social pariahs? To put you at ease about travelling with OUT Adventures, we’ve addressed the most common said concerns below.

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Just the Trips: 3 hikes for hearty homos

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Photo by Jeb Stenhouse

From killer Kilimanjaro to exhausting Everest, Out Adventures has been guiding gay men up the world’s most notorious treks and trails since its inception. It’s our belief that despite the sore muscles, the altitude sickness and the occasional blister or bruise, the rewards of surmounting Earth’s highest summits is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Below you’ll find three of our most popular upcoming hikes. If you want an example of a 12-week training program to prepare for such an industrious venture, skip over to our Preparing to Tackle Kilimanjaro post.

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Along the Mekong; 5 memorable experiences

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Out Adventures’ Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong River Cruise sets sail towards the river’s basin on January 3, 2018. While we’ve already given you a taste of the luxurious  vessel we’ll call home and introduced you to our hosts, Rob Sharp and Miss Conception, we also wanted to showcase the sites and experiences you’ll enjoy along this treasured river system. Check out our five favourite experiences below before giving us a call to book your cabin.

Note: if you are thinking of joining us, consider booking before October 16, 2017 to receive $300-off!
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In Focus: The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

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Jeb Stenhouse and his partner Mark Klein joined Out Adventures’ The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu tour in March 2017. The duo intended to climb the Peruvian Andes in order to experience the UNESCO World Heritage site firsthand. Besides the usual trekking gear, they brought along a camera to capture their experience.

Scroll through Jeb and Marks’ amazing photos below to better understand why Out Adventures has been hosting The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu tour for ten years.

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Roaming with Rob: Havana

From revered restaurants to his go-to gay bars, Rob breaks down the best of Havana, Cuba in today’s Roaming with Rob.

As per usual, a number of Rob’s best-bets were left on the editing room floor. For a complete list of his recommendations as well as websites, addresses and phone numbers for those businesses mentioned, please see below.

You can find Out Adventures’ current Cultural Cuba and Cuban New Year’s Eve Fiesta tour dates on our website.

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To Book…or Boycott? 5 points to ponder over not-so gay-friendly destinations.

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Out Adventures loves to bring you the most diverse gay tours on Earth, and we’ve done so for nearly ten years. But some journeys bring travellers to nations less gay-welcoming than others.

When we tweeted about our Morocco Souks and Sand adventure, one follower replied, “Morocco? With serious anti-LGBTQ laws? Are you kidding me?”

On Facebook, another user asked, “Why would you go to a place…where you are against the law? Out Adventures should be ashamed promoting this…locals are sent to prison,” then went on to list the government’s anti-LGBT legislation.

A boycott may seem obvious, with homosexuality still illegal in 74 countries,  but it may only hurt the people you’re rallying behind.

Consider these five questions to decide whether any land is worth a visit.

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