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”
Beloved staff writer Lino DiNallo joined us on our fifth annual flagship Croatian cruise. Like Scenes From Cambodia & Vietnam, he belly flops off the top deck in this memoir gone awry.
Continue reading “Scenes from Croatia”
Climbing Kilimanjaro or taking an Antarctic safari are adventurous in their own right, but what goes in your mouth can be just as impressive. Here are the freakiest foods to be found in countries that we visit. Put on your stretchy pants, and never lose your sense of adventure!
Continue reading “Put It In Your Mouth: the freakiest foods to find on an Out Adventure.”
Looking to crack open a new book on vacation? We selected our favourite page-turners from every country Out Adventures visits.
Continue reading “Literary Escapes: books that celebrate our favourite destinations.”
Prefer to rehydrate with rosé? Enjoy finishing a trek with Tempranillo? Or conclude a tough ride with Riesling?
If you answered yes to any of the above, our Chile Grapes, Grit and Stargazing tour may just be your cup of petit chablis. The hybrid active-culture adventure features tenacious treks and rigorous rides but rewards your efforts with tours of lush vineyards and meals at the country’s finest restaurants.
Below we uncork the active portion of the tour, detailing each bike and hike to help you determine if this is the right trip for you.
We’ve seen it before.
Caught up in a resolution, a mid-life crisis, or boundless optimism, someone books our 14-day Everest Base Camp hike. “I can do this.” they assure themselves. “Can’t I?”
Weeks before the climb, their confidence has withered. They weep openly and hyperventilate. They haven’t even purchased the hiking boots that should already be broken in!
If you’re thinking, ‘that sounds like me’, spark some incense, listen to a guided meditation and CTFD (calm the **** down). You *can* do this. Everest’s reputation is worse than her bite. If you’re reasonably fit (to use the guides’ own words), you truly can do this with training and preparation.
Continue reading “6 Tips to Tackle Everest Base Camp”
Staff writer Lino DiNallo loves to share his world with you, but we can’t take him anywhere. Following Scenes From Sri Lanka, he’s back with more filth from the muddy shores of our New Year Mekong River cruise.
Continue reading “Scenes From Cambodia & Vietnam”
Chilean wines are an enigma. They offer the romance of the old world amidst new world geography. They’re also a major part of our just-launched Grapes, Grit & Stargazing tour. It entails two big days on a bike, but you’ll be rewarded with sweet sips and gourmet stops along the way. Here’s a taste of what awaits.
Continue reading “Just the Sips: Chile’s wines and wine country”