10 Points Of Interest About The Camino de Santiago

For the first time ever, Out Adventures touches down in Madrid, then Spain’s northern province of Galicia for an active gay adventure along the Camino de Santiago, or Way of Saint James. Today this landmark Catholic pilgrimage is just as popular with secular wayfarers including LGBT trekkers, and Spain is already one of the most gay-welcoming destinations on Earth, so we’re looking forward to getting some serious steps in. Following a warm-up in Madrid we’ll tackle the final 111km/69mi over five soul-searching and sole-searing days. You don’t have to be in top shape to join us, but you must be determined. Here are ten more points to ponder and pique your intrigue.

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Elegy For Lonesome George

Lonesom George slowly meandering through a rocky landscape.

As we relaunch our Galapagos Gay Cruise we pay homage to the world’s last, POSSIBLY GAY, Pinta Island tortoise.

Five years after we last embarked, Out Adventures returns to Ecuador aboard our Galapagos Gay Cruise. Before we do, however, we must honour an important forefather. Lonesome George was the penultimate symbol of the Galapagos Archipelago that passed away in 2012. It may be paradise on earth but it’s also where many species went extinct. Lonesome George was literally the last Punta Island tortoise. Rumour has it he was also light in the loafers. As they’d say in Ecuador, “¡Escandolo!”

Allow us to pay tribute to our ambiguously gay reptile with an elegy. This lament for the dead will deliver serious reflection, preposterous self-indulgence and a chance to learn about the rarest creature that lived. He was only 100 years old when he passed away. A whipper-snapping spring chicken compared to his peers. Except they were already dead.

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10 Reasons To Join Our Gay Chile Tour

A group of gay travellers biking on Out Adventures' gay Chile tour.

Our gay Chile tour is one of our most exciting new departures to-date. It is a hybrid tour combining an active adventure (three moderate bike rides and one industrious desert trek) with an upscale wine country affair (expect bottle after bottle, and meal after meal).

Read on for 10 reasons you need to join us in Chile.

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The Tom of Finland Experience: Our Sexiest Walking Tour Ever

The official Finnish Tom of Finland stamp featuring a military clad hunk smoking a cigarette.

By Lino DiNallo

We’ve just launched our Finland Winter Expedition, where we’ll frolic in the Scandinavian snow and slumber under the Northern Lights. But once we get to Helsinki things will heat up hotter than the backroom of a San Francisco leather bar in the 1970s – metaphorically speaking at least. That’s when we’ll take a walking tour devoted to both notorious and celebrated homoerotic illustrator Touko Valio Laaksonen. You’d know him as Tom of Finland and this city was his home. Despite the gay and often overtly sexual tableaus of his later work he’s the country’s most famous artist. Talk about a claim to fame. Read on as we cast a cruisey eye on his legacy.

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Update: Travel To Cuba Restrictions

A bubblegum pink vintage car is parked on a side street in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban flag is flying behind it.

Dear American Travellers, A few weeks ago we wrote a blog post alerting you to new Cuba travel restrictions Americans would likely face in the future. Well, the US Office of Public Affairs just released an official statement clarifying the restrictions will begin taking effect June 5, 2019.

The good news: all of Out Adventures’ upcoming gay Cuba tours are unaffected! But that’s not say travel to Cuba hasn’t gotten trickier. Read on for the most important takeaways from the announcement.

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A Big Day At The Elephant Sanctuary

A group of gay travellers volunteer at the Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

by Lino DiNallo

Until my first Out Adventure to Thailand, I underestimated what a visit to the elephant sanctuary entailed. Before then, it was just a line item in our itinerary. After that day, however, I was a changed man. I bonded with these magnificent beasts and felt like the Jane Goodall of Elephas maximus – a patron of trunks if you will. Read on to learn about our beautiful day together.

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What To Pack For Our Norway: Gay Mystery Expedition

A bird's-eye view of a map and some of the items gay travellers will need to pack for Norway.

Packing for Norway is difficult enough. Never mind packing for a Norwegian gay escape where the operators refuse to tell you what you’ll be doing or where you’ll be going. #sorrynotsorry

To help prepare for the world’s first gay mystery expedition, please find a thorough packing list below with some helpful tips and tricks.

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