Tibetan Prayer Flags are a common sight on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure.
Himalayan Buddhists believe the colourful rectangular cloths printed with mantras such as “Om Mani Padme Hum”, carry goodwill. Flying them can cure pride, jealousy, ignorance, greed and aggression. The flags can be strung horizantally (lung dar) or vertically (dar cho or dar chen).
Below are five fast facts about these iconic flags.
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As a solo traveller, you may find yourself stressed or nervous about navigating a gay group departure. To address your concern we sat down with five-time Out Adventurer, Brian Yamanaka, to discuss his experience joining our tours alone.
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Cusco isn’t just the beating heart of Peru, it’s also the undisputed cultural coronary of South America. For centuries, the city acted as the capital of the Incan empire before the Spanish arrived and claimed it as their own.
Today, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage site attracting just short of two million visitors annually, many of whom are en route to world famous Machu Picchu. While most people only use Cusco as a jumping point to reach the famed ruins, we recommend allowing two days to navigate the cobblestone streets and illogical alleyways of this historic city.
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We have two annual gay tours running through The Land of Ice and Fire: Iceland Northern Lights & Essential Sites and Iceland Countryside and Reykjavik Pride. The first is a winter weekend getaway while the latter is a week-long excursion in mid-August. For both, we’ve selected a handful of incredible gay-friendly hotels and guesthouses right beside some of the country’s strongest geysers, largest volcanos and most imposing glaciers.
Scroll down for a peek at the accommodations on our gay Iceland tours.
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What may be a simple hookup app in North America can be a lifeline for LGBT individuals in countries rife with homophobia. Below you’ll find six ways apps such as Grindr, Scruff and Growler are improving the lives of our brethren in remote areas of the world.
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Matthew McLaughlin has helped make Out Adventures look its best since 2014. He’s a videographer, director, and founder of Bulldog Productions (named after Lucy, his Olde English Bulldogge). Every time he joins us, Matthew has his Lumix in-hand, ready to capture unexpected markets, elusive fauna and dazzling vistas.
Just back from our Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong River Cruise, Matt shares some of the most magical moments of his journey below.
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Does poly-cotton bedding make you perspire with anxiety? If coffee’s not French press, is it the Spanish Inquisition? These five Out Adventures are for the cognoscenti. If you swoon for slick design and a good story, pack your carmarker-designed luggage and see you in style.
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Out Adventures’ essential guide to any trekker’s best friend: the hiking boot.
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