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.
In 2017, Out Adventures’ founder Robert Sharp, led an amazing group of gay men through Slovenia’s verdant countryside. We dug up his best photos from the journey to offer a glimpse of what’s in store for those joining our Budapest & Slovenia: Castles, Caves & Culinary Escapades. Continue reading “In Focus: Slovenia”
As our Antarctica: Gay Expedition heats up, we wanted to address some burning questions about the environmental impacts of visiting the 7th Continent. To do so, we turned to Allison Kean, Operations Manager at Quark Expeditions, a leader in polar travel.
Continue reading “Is responsible tourism in Antarctica possible? Yes.”
To whet your appetite for our upcoming gay Portugal tour — Lisbon & Porto Gourmet Foray — we’ve compiled a list of must-try foods from the coastal country. Each item has a special place in Portuguese history and culture. Continue reading “Top 10 Foods to Try in Portugal”
Landlocked Laos offers a taste of Southeast Asia as it once was. Learn about our favourite experiences in this unique destination below. And then join us there on our Laos & Cambodia: Buddhist Sites & City Nights tour, hosted by Kevin Robitaille. Continue reading “6 Experiences not to miss in Laos”
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”
This January, Out Adventures heads south for an active gay tour of Chile.
To rest your weary feet after our daily hikes and bikes, we’ve selected three incredible hotels in the key areas we’ll visit: Santiago, Colchagua Valley and Atacama Desert. Scroll down for a quick intro to each. Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Chile”
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”
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”
“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”