Just the Tips: Vancouver

Locally — and lovingly — it’s known as Lotusland. It’s the gateway to Whistler, and the crown jewel of British Columbia. It’s also where we wrap up our Canada: The Rockies and Vancouver tour, just in time for Pride. To help you relish your time there, we’ve put together a debrief regarding the west-coast wonder. Continue reading “Just the Tips: Vancouver”

Introducing Youssef, our magnificent Morocco guide.

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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.”

Croatia’s seaside cities & whimsical wharfs

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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.

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7 Experiences not to miss in the Azores.

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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”.

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Get to know your Rockies & Vancouver tour host: me!

by Lino DiNallo

Though best known as our *cough* humble scribe, Staff Writer Lino DiNallo (read: me) will lead his first esteemed group of homosexualists through the Rockies, Okanagan, and Vancouver (the city he calls home). Learn more about hitting the road with him in this handy Q&A. Continue reading “Get to know your Rockies & Vancouver tour host: me!”

6 Tips to Tackle Everest Base Camp

Everest Gay TravelWe’ve seen it before.

Caught up in a resolution, a mid-life crisis, or boundless optimism, someone books our 14-day Everest Base Camp hike. “I can do this.” they assure themselves. “Can’t I?”

Weeks before the climb, their confidence has withered. They weep openly and hyperventilate. They haven’t even purchased the hiking boots that should already be broken in!

If you’re thinking, ‘that sounds like me’, spark some incense, listen to a guided meditation and CTFD (calm the **** down). You *can* do this. Everest’s reputation is worse than her bite. If you’re reasonably fit (to use the guides’ own words), you truly can do this with training and preparation.

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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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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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