Just the Trips: Rob’s 2018 departures

Out Adventures’ founder Robert Sharp (Rob) has been guiding gays up the Himalayas, through the Sahara, around the Amazon and towards Earth’s many wonders for over a decade, all with his signature smile and glass half-full personality. His experience and passion for travel has inspired many of our best customers to return time and again to continue striking items off their respective bucket lists.

Interested in jetting off to a foreign country with Rob? Check out his complete 2018 tour calendar below. Oh, and be sure to check back next week for our suave sales manager Kevin’s 2018 schedule.

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Farm-to-Terminal: The 5 best airport restaurants by Food Network stars

Plane food appetizers by Gordon Ramsay
Plane food appetizers by Gordon Ramsay

It’s come to Out Adventures’ attention Food Network stars are opening restaurants in every airport from LAX to DXB. How or why the trend began is neither here nor there as we’re just happy to toss aside McD’s fish fillet for Cat Cora’s catch-of-the-day cod crudo down by Gate B23. We’ll gladly say goodbye to Subway’s steak and cheese footlong, and hello to Gordon Ramsay’s 48-day dry aged rib eye just left of Duty Free.

Scroll down for five celebrity chef’s who’ve opened restaurants in airports around the globe.

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Just the Tips: Luang Prabang

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Where the majority of Southeast Asia has become a bustling tourist mecca, Laos has maintained a quiet – and dare we say more traditional – way of life.

Your best bet to experience the Laos lifestyle is in the Northern suburb, Luang Prabang, where buses and noisy cars are forbidden, monks still participate in the daily ritual of Alms Giving, and the city has implemented a strict midnight curfew.

Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy the calming culture of Luang Prabang.

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Seven Sizzling Highlights of our Iceland Expeditions

The Land of Fire and Ice  has been shaped by centuries of glacial movement and volcanic eruption. Given this rugged ancestry, the country’s a no-brainer for adventure seekers. From the depths of a dive between tectonic plates, to hiking up a glacier, here are few of our favourite experiences from our March Winter Weekend and August Pride Adventure.

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Five fun – and not-so-fun – facts about the Scottish Highlands

Gay Travel, Gay Tour, Out Adventures, Gay ScotlandHaving just launched our Scottish Highland Hikes, this seems like a perfect time to share trivia about one of Europe’s most remote regions (that’s also home to many of the world’s most glorious hikes). Read on, then carry on with us next August.

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Stays that Slay: Cruise Croatia’s coastline aboard the MV Avangard

Croatia_Lounge08Yessir, the rumours are true: there’s a new cruise ship making a splash along Croatia’s coastline and Out Adventures will board her on our July 2018 Croatia Southern Dalmatia Gay Cruise. Scroll down to meet the head turner herself and discover what the fuss is about.

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Why we’re still visiting Cuba despite the U.S. travel warning

HavanaLast week, the U.S. State Department released a travel warning advising its citizens not to travel to Cuba. There have been reports that a number of diplomats became ill after suspected sonic attacks against U.S. government officials in Havana. These attacks reportedly occurred in the homes of government officials and in hotels where American diplomats were staying. No tourists were harmed.

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It’s not “Ladyboy”. It’s Kathoey. K, thx :)

Kathoey CabaretListen up, Gents. We’re about to spill the tea on the derogatory term, “Ladyboy”.

In Thailand, transgender women are well known among Western visitors for their campy cabarets and rhinestone renditions of Whitney classics. While the performances themselves are all glitter and glee, the trans women behind the shows are often marketed to us Westerners as, unfortunately, “Ladyboys”.

While we encourage you to get swept up in the magic of Thailand’s cabarets and LGBT nightlife, it’s important you’re equipped with the correct language to be respectful of the talent behind the boa.

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