Spoiler alert: Bjørn means bear in Norwegian, and that’s literally our local guide’s name. Given his beard, it feels appropriate. He’s a certified kayaking, climbing and skiing instructor. He’s also a striking landscape photographer who channels the rugged spirit of Norway onto his Instagram feed. Since we’re keeping our gay Norway trip’s itinerary top-secret, we thought you might want to get to know the man that will lead our hardy herd instead.Continue reading “Get To Know The ‘Bear’ Leading Our Gay Norway Mystery Expedition”
João Matos is the charismatic local guide who’ll be shepherding us gays around Portugal on our upcoming Lisbon & Porto Gourmet Foray. We grill João on his five favourite Porto restaurants below. Dig in!Continue reading “The 5 Best Porto Restaurants, According To Our Local Guide”
Rodrigo Viveiros is the local Azorian charged with guiding us hearty homos around the stunning Atlantic archipelago. While he is gay himself, he’s never actually lead a gay tour before. Naturally, our Marketing Specialist Carl – who will personally be hosting our 2019 gay Azores expedition – felt it necessary to hop on the phone with Rodrigo and gauge how ready he is for our motley crew.Continue reading “Get To Know Rodrigo, Our Local Gay Azores Guide”
Our newest local guide Daniel Torres was an instant hit with customers. Get to know the charming Peruvian below. Continue reading “Meet Daniel, our new Peru guide!”
Miss Conception–Female Delusionist Extraordinaire–was literally born on Pride Weekend, and she only got gayer from there. To celebrate the launch of our 2020 gay Mekong River cruise, which she will host for the second time, Staff Writer Lino DiNallo chatted with her about her first time going down the Mekong, and starring in our new promotional parody musical, Anything Goes.
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.”
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”
Our Croatia: Gay Dalmatian Cruise wouldn’t be complete without the knowledge and warmth our local guide Livio Karavanic offers guests. With nearly 20 years’ experience, this man sure knows his way around, and being an international world traveller, he provides context that many guides are unable to.
Livio introduces himself below.Continue reading “Chatting up Livio, our Croatia Cruise Guide.”
While the bazaars, riads and kasbahs have always delighted our Moroccan Souks & Sand travellers, it’s actually our charismatic local guide, Youssef Laamimi, they consistently sing the loudest praise for.
Although straight — we know: disappointing — the young Moroccan is keen to show off his country to the gay community. The ‘real deal’ as he calls it.
Youssef introduces himself below while also listing off all the reasons he adores his homeland. Read on! Continue reading “Introducing Youssef, our magnificent Morocco guide.”
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.”