Happy Pride, Adventurers!
To celebrate Canadian Pride, we’ve teamed up with our friends at the Tourism Authority of Thailand to give away a trip for two to The Land of Smiles.
To win, visit us at the Thailand booth this weekend during Toronto Pride (June 23 & 24, 12pm – 8pm) and enter the draw. Not a Torontonian? You can also enter by visiting us at either Vancouver Pride (August 5) or Montreal Pride (August 19).
Continue reading “Pride Giveaway: Win a trip for 2 to Amazing Thailand!”
A Letter from Rob:
More than a decade ago, Co-founder Steven Larkin and I embarked on a journey to offer adventurous and meaningful gay tours that give back to the communities we visit (click here for the full story).
Here we are today with hundreds of tours under our belt, 60+ countries visited, and countless friendships formed. All thanks to our loyal travellers, many of whom are now family. Together, we’ve scaled mountains, explored cultures, conquered the open seas, devoured street food, and had some of the most, um, interesting dinnertime conversations (said conversations being a personal highlight).
2019 marks ten years since we touched down in Bangkok on our first tour and I am absolutely thrilled to announce ten new tours to celebrate the milestone. Curated by yours truly and hosted by members of our team, these are set to be spectacular sojourns.
So, take your pick: polar dip with Kevin in Antarctica, hike Mount Pico in the Azores with Carl, journey through the Canadian Rockies with Lino, or get soaking wet with me during Thailand’s Songkran Festival, where it all began.
Scroll down for a complete list of our anniversary tours.
Cheers to Ten Years!
Continue reading “10 Years of New Frontiers”
In 2009, we ran our very first adventure through Thailand. Ten years later, the Land of Smiles has become our most popular destination with 4 annual departures. This includes trips corresponding with both News Year’s Eve and Songkran Water Festival.
Scroll down for 7 reasons to visit (or revisit) ‘Amazing Thailand’.
Continue reading “7 Reasons to Visit Thailand Now”
What does it take to get rated 32nd Best Hotel in the World and 2nd Best Hotel in South America by Travel & Leisure? Scroll down to find out!
Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Patagonia EcoCamp”
Despite Morocco’s conservative nature, everybody is guaranteed a hump or two on our Souks & Sand tour. That is to say, riding camelback through the Sahara.
We’ll saddle up a caravan of these magnificent beasts and ride towards an authentic Berber campsite. The haunting desert sunset to follow will be the pomegranate on top of this unique experience.
Scroll down for a few fast facts on camels. Continue reading “Just the Facts: Camels”
Scott Furman of ‘Gay Cities’ joins our travel experts to break down the misconception that weekends are reserved for neighbouring cities and states. Ultimately they answer the question, “How far can a big gay weekend take you?”
Expect insight on international Pride Festivals, time zones and how to maximize a work trip.
Continue reading “E03: How Far Will You Go? Let’s Talk Weekend Getaways.”
In-house flight attendant Gilles Bourque joins us on Episode 2, providing the inside scoop with ‘Travel Hacks from the Experts’.
Today’s episode begins with tips on booking the best flights, packing like a pro, flirting your way into first class (just kidding… that doesn’t happen) and how to hit the ground running on your next big gay vacation.
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In our inaugural podcast episode, Rob and Peter explore what’s ‘Hot in Gay Travel’ as they dive deep into destinations you should consider. Expect other interesting trends such as how to use Grindr and Scruff to discover a city’s local gay scene.
Continue reading “E01: What’s Hot in Gay Travel”
Out Adventures founder Robert Sharp is joined by travel enthusiast and host Peter Graham on our all-new, all-gay travel podcast.
Continue reading “Announcing ‘The Out Adventures Gay Travel Podcast’!”
Tom Shanahan has been sober since 2012.
The New York attorney credits nutrition, fitness and spirituality for his continued success. So much so, he authored a science and fact-based guide on the subject called Spiritual Adrenaline: A Lifestyle Plan to Nourish and Strengthen Your Recovery. While writing the book, he’s launched a website, blog and Facebook Page.
Today, the adventure seeker has partnered with Out Adventures to launch a series of sober adventures in the Canadian Rockies and through the Peruvian Andes. He’s also off to the Azores Islands in Portugal with Body Roots. While they’re not exclusive to the gay community, the three travel experiences will focus on adventure, sobriety, meditation, nutrition/fitness and components of the 12-Step Program.
We skyped Tom to learn about the growing Spiritual Adrenaline community, discuss substance abuse in the gay community, and get all the details on his upcoming adventures.
Continue reading “How adventure travel can help both the sober and gay communities.”