What I Wish I Knew Before Joining a Gay Hike Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Keen to traverse the Peruvian Andes en route to Machu Picchu? No prob-llama!

To help get your expedition started, here are ten nuggets of wisdom past travellers wish they knew before booking our all-gay Andean adventure. Continue reading “What I Wish I Knew Before Joining a Gay Hike Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu”

10 Reasons Americans Should Join Us in Cuba, According to this Gay Canadian

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“If it’s so difficult for Americans to get to Cuba, why bother?” I asked my new travel companion. We’d just met as part of Out Adventures’ Cultural Cuba gay tour.

“Well, it’s kind of like forbidden fruit.”

His answer hit me harder than a double Havana Club on the rocks; the allure of Cuba — despite Trump’s hardened stance on US-Cuba relations, the “sonic attacks”, the hurricanes etc. — is the mystery surrounding the flamboyant destination. The thrill of going somewhere you were told you couldn’t.

As a Canadian who’s enjoyed the splendours of Cuba countless times, here are my top ten reasons Americans should visit this unique destination — despite the hoops they need to jump through. Continue reading “10 Reasons Americans Should Join Us in Cuba, According to this Gay Canadian”

Staying Safe in Kenya

Due to safety concerns regarding a rise in discrimination towards LGBT people in Tanzania, we’ve rerouted our our annual luxury safari through neighbouring Kenya.

Despite the dark trigger, we’re actually ecstatic about the new destination. Kenya has some of the best preserved national parks on the continent, a wealth of wildlife that includes the Big Five, Earth’s largest flock of flamingos and The Great Wildebeest Migration, not to mention delicious food and top-notch accommodations. Also, it’s noted as the birthplace of the modern safari!

All that said, we’re aware Kenya comes with it’s own concerns and considerations. Please find a helpful list of frequently asked questions regarding safety in this sensational south African country below.

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8 Gay Experiences With Out Adventures

Gay, Travel, Iceland, Reykjavik, Pride, LGBT, Lesbian, Tour, Vacation

It’s our mandate to incorporate a local LGBT component — when possible — in our group departures. Some activities may be campy: appreciating a Thai cabaret. Others political: a roundtable discussion with Cuban activists.

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India Decriminalizes Homosexuality

India, Gay, LGBT, Travel

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”