Stays that Slay: Azores

Azores; Portugal; Gay; Travel; LGBT; Lesbian; Vacation

Often noted as Portugal’s best kept secret, the Azores Islands have plenty to offer, not least of which includes pristine beauty and endless opportunity for adventure.

Today, we’re highlighting the best hotels and accommodations on the islands, all of which we’ll indulge in on our Portugal: Azores Islands Adventure. Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Azores”

Why I’m proud of completing the Inca Trail, according to an HIV+ traveller

Gay, Travel, Peru, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Andes, LGBT, Hiking,

As we gear up for the 30th annual Toronto AIDs Walk on Sunday, September 16, we wanted to share our friend Michael Coulombe’s inspiring story of conquering The Inca Trail.

In 1995 the software consultant from Massachusetts was diagnosed with HIV and thought at most, he had one good year left. In 2017, twenty-three years after being diagnosed, the industrious traveller surmounted the Peruvian Andes on our Peru: The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu gay tour.

Read Michael’s full story below. Continue reading “Why I’m proud of completing the Inca Trail, according to an HIV+ traveller”

India Decriminalizes Homosexuality

We at Out Adventures are elated to share the news that in a watershed moment, the Indian supreme court has decriminalized homosexuality… again. A bench of the country’s five highest judges ruled a ban on sex “against the order of nature” was unconstitutional.

In 2009, the same courts decriminalized homosexuality only to reinstate it in 2013. Fingers-crossed this ruling holds strong. Continue reading “India Decriminalizes Homosexuality”

What I Wish I Knew Before Joining a Gay Tour of Morocco

Morocco is sand-sational. But as the only Muslim-majority destination Out Adventures organizes gay travel through, it does cause some hesitation among clients.

Here’s a short list of things travellers wish they knew before visiting the beautiful North African country. Continue reading “What I Wish I Knew Before Joining a Gay Tour of Morocco”

In Focus: Scotland

Out Adventures; Gay Scotland; LGBT Highlands; Isles; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Queer

“You don’t come to Scotland for the weather.” chattered the plump woman next to me as we touched down in Glasgow Airport.

After a week hiking the highlands in dreich — translation: dreary — weather, I can confirm, ‘No. You certainly do not.’ But you do come for the incomparable vantages, the lush surrounds and the country’s ancient beauty.

Below you’ll find a handful of photos I captured while hosting Out Adventures’ annual Scottish Highland Hikes gay tour. The sun may only make a brief cameo, but the fantastical allure of the coastal country is front and centre. Continue reading “In Focus: Scotland”