“You don’t come to Scotland for the weather.” chattered the plump woman next to me as we touched down in Glasgow Airport.
After a week hiking the highlands in dreich — translation: dreary — weather, I can confirm, ‘No. You certainly do not.’ But you do come for the incomparable vantages, the lush surrounds and the country’s ancient beauty.
Below you’ll find a handful of photos I captured while hosting Out Adventures’ annual Scottish Highland Hikes gay tour. The sun may only make a brief cameo, but the fantastical allure of the coastal country is front and centre. Continue reading “In Focus: Scotland”
We tasked our sales manager Kevin Robitaille with capturing the spirit of our Croatia: Gay Dalmatia Cruise. Nikon in hand, he snapped an incredible collection of photographs of not just the blissful beaches and sensational architecture. But also of the unforgettable men who joined us on the Adriatic.
His portraits delve into the essence of what we’re all about: Life partners sharing a quiet moment overlooking Dubrovnik. New friends swapping travel stories while suntanning on the upper deck. One man sits boat-side, legs dipped in the balmy waters while he takes the time to drip-dry.
These are the exact moments we cherish on any vacation, and rarely are they photographed so well. Continue reading “In Focus: Croatia”
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.”
Earning itself the title Paris of the East, Budapest is a glorious city full of culture, history and world-class restaurants. Below you’ll find our guide to this Central European gem.
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Cannonball into the balmy Adriatic. Bite into Europe’s unsung culinary hero. And wander medieval cities and posh ports. All on our annual Croatia: Gay Dalmatia Cruise.
Below you’ll find an introduction to the aforementioned cities and ports we’ll enjoy on this continuously sold-out voyage. And if by blog’s-end we’ve piqued your interest, swim over to Stays that Slay: Cruising Croatia for a deep visual dive into the MV Futura — the private yacht we’ll indulge in for the length of our stay.
Continue reading “Croatia’s seaside cities & whimsical wharfs”
Fall head over hiking boot for the Azores on our Portugal: Azores Islands Adventure. The 8-day expedition — hosted by our very own Carl Hiehn — will have you discovering what Condé Nast Traveller coined “Portugal’s best-kept secret”.
Scroll down for a short introduction to this relatively unknown destination and our seven must-do experiences.
Continue reading “7 Experiences not to miss in the Azores.”
If plush pillows are as important to you as a spicy peri peri. Or exceptional amenities as meaningful as a freshly baked Pastéis de Nata. Our Portugal: Lisbon & Porto Gourmet Foray is the gay tour for you.
We’ll devour our way through three distinct regions of the coastal nation, while slumbering in three extraordinary hotels. Scroll down for a preview of the impressive accommodations we’ll enjoy en route. Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Portugal”
Budapest & Slovenia: Castles, Caves & Culinary Escapades is by far our most exclusive 10-Year Anniversary Gay Tour. Scroll down for our top reasons to join this fashionable foray below.
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Beloved staff writer Lino DiNallo joined us on our fifth annual flagship Croatian gay cruise. Like Scenes From Cambodia & Vietnam, he belly flops off the top deck in this memoir gone awry.
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The jewel of our Croatia Southern Dalmatia Gay Cruise is the MV Futura, a gleaming white mega-yacht built in 2013. She’s 156 feet long, 30 feet wide, and built to cruise the Aegean Sea at a speed of nine nautical miles. Here’s a little taste of what awaits when you join OUT Adventures in Croatia.
Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Cruising Croatia”