Just the Trips: Summer Excursions

Gay Travel; Gay Adventure; Machu Picchu; Gay Peru; Gay Lima; Gay CuscoThe days are short, the wind is fierce and the weather can only be described as unacceptable. In other words, it’s March here in Canada. To help get through this sluggish month, here are our five favourite summer schleps for you to fawn over.

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Just the Sips: Chile’s wines and wine country

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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.

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Why You Need to Visit Slovenia

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In 2010, few could point out Slovenia on a map let alone name drop the Postjona Caves or Soca Valley. But in the past seven years, the former Yugoslavian country has risen as a top destination for culture and adventure seekers alike.

Scroll down to discover why this relatively unknown has become Europe’s It Girl.

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In Focus: Tanzania Luxury Safari

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Our suave sales manager, Kevin Robitaille, has a penchant for grand — often epic — travel photography. In January, he had the opportunity to capture the vast savannahs, plains and jungles of Tanzania in his signature style. All while leading an adventurous group of gentlemen on our luxury safari. Below are highlights from his collection.
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Just the Facts: Tibetan Prayer Flags

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Prayer flags should be hung on the morning of a sunny yet windy day. You should only have selfless thoughts while you hang the flags. Photo by Noel Catlett.

Tibetan Prayer Flags are a common sight on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure.

Himalayan Buddhists believe the colourful rectangular cloths printed with mantras such as “Om Mani Padme Hum”, carry goodwill. Flying them can cure pride, jealousy, ignorance, greed and aggression. The flags can be strung horizantally (lung dar) or vertically (dar cho or dar chen).

Below are five fast facts about these iconic flags.
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To invite friends or fly solo? An Out Adventurer on the pros and cons of both.

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As a solo traveller, you may find yourself stressed or nervous about navigating a gay group departure. To address your concern we sat down with five-time Out Adventurer, Brian Yamanaka, to discuss his experience joining our tours alone.
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Just the Tips: Cusco

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Cusco isn’t just the beating heart of Peru, it’s also the undisputed cultural coronary of South America. For centuries, the city acted as the capital of the Incan empire before the Spanish arrived and claimed it as their own.

Today, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage site attracting just short of two million visitors annually, many of whom are en route to world famous Machu Picchu. While most people only use Cusco as a jumping point to reach the famed ruins, we recommend allowing two days to navigate the cobblestone streets and illogical alleyways of this historic city.

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Stays that Slay: Iceland

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We have two annual tours running through The Land of Ice and Fire: Iceland Northern Lights & Essential Sites and Iceland Countryside and Reykjavik Pride. The first is a winter weekend getaway while the latter is a week-long excursion in mid-August. For both, we’ve selected a handful of incredible hotels and guesthouses right beside some of the country’s strongest geysers, largest volcanos and most imposing glaciers.

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