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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Podcast: Our Top 10 Gay Travel Experiences In Scandinavia

Gay travel bloggers, Karl and Daan (Couple of Men), share a romantic moment in Stockholm, Sweden.

From an evening reliving the delightful ditties by Swedish supergroup Abba, to a Helsinki walking tour highlighting the girthy portraits by queer artist Tom of Finland, we count down our top 10 experiences in Scandinavia. Joining us in the studio are the bearded boys behind the gay travel blog, Couple of Men.

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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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Get To Know Rodrigo, Our Local Gay Azores Guide

A young gay tour guide takes a selfie high above Sete Cidades.

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.

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4 Azores Islands You Need To Visit

Gay, Travel, Pico Island

Welcome to the Azores, a series of nine volcanic islands off the coast of Portugal. Within the past few years, these historically overlooked islands have become Portugal’s – if not Europe’s – trendiest travel destination. They also happen to be the backdrop of our upcoming gay tour, Portugal: Azores Islands Adventure.

Get to know the four islands featured on our big gay adventure below!

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