Scenes from Sri Lanka

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Make love to the camera. Like a sweet, hairy pantyhose model.

Scenes From Slovenia, our writer’s tortured take on his summer holiday with us, earned a few laughs (and maybe some shade). So we’ve let Lino DiNallo spill it on Sri Lanka, his first Out Adventure last winter.

Incidentally, we’re heading back to the island gem this March. While the trip is technically closed for booking, we may be able to sneak you in (act fast). You can also book and start saving for next year.
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Why yoga’s great for gay men. And other answers from our resident yogi.

Adam Bolton; Gay Travel; Out Adventures; Yoga Retreat; Gay Canada; Big Gay Cottage GetawayAdam Bolton has 12 years of experience teaching yoga and is one-third of Men’s Retreats, a company specializing in yoga and surfing getaways for gay men. We’re excited to announce this charming yogi will be joining us on our Big Gay Cottage Getaway to help wake up your chakras and improve your pranayama.

Scroll down to learn about Adam, his personal practice and its specific benefits for gay men.

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Just the Tips: Ljubljana

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The Three Bridges by Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo courtesy of slovenia.info and Nea Culpa d.o.o.

Out Adventures’ fearless leader Rob first fell for Ljubljana when he visited Slovenia last May. He’d heard rumours about the country’s rising popularity and wanted to visit it himself, checking off all the major attractions from the Dalmatian Coast to Lake Bled and of course Ljubljana.

Between excursions he’d shoot us lovingly long-winded messages about the pristine river running through the city, the 13th century castle at its heart, the car-free city-centre and the country’s cuisine (“…the *expletive* best I’ve ever had!”).

After returning to Canada, Rob launched Out Adventures’ Sensational Slovenia tour for August 2017. The event was a hit and immediately renewed for this coming July.

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Stays that Slay: 3 modern hotels, 2 ancient countries

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The beautiful (and trippy) pool at our Siem Reap boutique hotel.

Our Laos & Cambodia Buddhist Sites & City Nights tour focuses on three of South East Asia’s most iconic destinations: Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. To best enjoy these sites, we’ve booked a trio of opulent hotels previewed below.
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Meet one of our favourite local guides: Alejandrina from Peru.

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Alejandrina, better known as Ale. Photo by Kevin Robitaille.

Alejandrina, or Ale (pronounced Alley) guided our second-ever tour in 2009 and has been with us ever since. In fact, this mother-of-two may be why Peru is our number-one destination. Everybody raves about her passion for her country.

We rang Ale in Cusco so she could introduce herself to you.

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Queer Tangier: What you didn’t know about Morocco’s gay phase

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Peter Orlovsky (left), Jack Kerouac (centre) and William S Burroughs (clothed, bottom right) on a beach in Tangier, Morocco.

It was between the late 40s and early 50s when the gay literati of the time began flocking to Tangier, Morocco to escape the conservative landscape of America. Attracted to Tangier’s tolerant approach to sexuality and drugs, some of the largest names in the crew included William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and Truman Capote.

By day these beatniks and bohemians met in Grand Cafe de Paris, breaking bread and exchanging ideas. By night, they drank in excess, procured prostitutes and indulged in the country’s surplus of drugs, unfettered by disinterested law enforcement.

While Morocco’s political stance on homosexuality has taken a sharp conservative turn, the country remains an important part of queer history and tourism. Not only were Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes scattered in Marrakesh, but tourists can still visit the Grand Cafe de Paris and El Muniria (the homestay where the majority of said authors resided).

Scroll down for five quotes by the most prominent figures who got swept up in Queer Tangier.

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