Ten years ago I embarked on Out Adventures’ first-ever gay tour of Thailand. Today I reflect on what it’s taken to get this far and why I wouldn’t trade the blood, sweat and tears (literally) for anything.Continue reading “10 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting Out Adventures”
It’s our mandate to incorporate a local LGBT component — when possible — in our group departures. Some activities may be campy: appreciating a Thai cabaret. Others political: a roundtable discussion with Cuban activists.
Scroll down for 8 gay experiences you can only have with Out Adventures. Continue reading “8 Gay Experiences With Out Adventures”
Today we raise our glass to 10 full years of gay travel and the launch of our new campaign, ’10 Years of New Frontiers.’ Stroll down memory lane with us as we revisit some of our most popular tours over the past decade including Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam and Croatia.
Join us on an official 10-Year Anniversary Tour, all of which are brand new, hosted by an OA staff member and include some exciting swag.
Should LGBT travellers visit countries where homosexuality is illegal? Rob and Peter debate this question and others as they delve into the ethics of gay travel. Continue reading “Podcast: Unpacking Ethical Travel”
From the get-go, Out Adventures’ founder Rob has guided gays through Earth’s most remote destinations. The Land of Fire & Ice? Check. The sweltering Sahara? Check. The colourful cultures of India? Triple check.
This year will be no exception as Rob hosts seven expeditions as part of our 10-Year Anniversary collection. See his full 2019 tour calendar below.
Continue reading “Just the Trips: Rob’s 2019 Departures”
Some gay travellers prefer to tackle the world alone. Others would never board a plane without a partner or friend. Our podcast hosts invited Out Adventures’ Sales Manager Kevin Robitaille into the recording studio to discuss the pros and cons of both styles of travel.
Continue reading “Podcast: Solo vs Group Travel. What’s your preference?”
Carl is the newest member of the Out Adventures’ family, acting as our digital marketing specialist. His nomadic nature has taken him around the globe where he’s experienced travel highs (A quiet sunrise atop Mt. Batur, Bali) and lows (Scabies. He’d rather not talk about it, thank you very much).
If you’re interested in joining Carl on an Out Adventure, you can find his 2019 departure schedule below. Continue reading “Just the Trips: Carl’s 2019 Departures”
Our sales manager Kevin Robitaille is a familiar face among clients, often leading our more gruelling adventures: Kilimanjaro and The Inca Trail to name a few. When he’s not surmounting Earth’s summits, he’s in Toronto playing ultimate frisbee, dodgeball or answering our phones with that ever-so-slight Quebecois inflection.
If you’re interested in joining Kevin on an Out Adventure, you can find his 2019 departure schedule below. Continue reading “Just the Trips: Kevin’s 2019 departures”
A Letter from Rob:
More than a decade ago, Co-founder Steven Larkin and I embarked on a journey to offer adventurous and meaningful gay tours that give back to the communities we visit (click here for the full story).
Here we are today with hundreds of tours under our belt, 60+ countries visited, and countless friendships formed. All thanks to our loyal travellers, many of whom are now family. Together, we’ve scaled mountains, explored cultures, conquered the open seas, devoured street food, and had some of the most, um, interesting dinnertime conversations (said conversations being a personal highlight).
2019 marks ten years since we touched down in Bangkok on our first tour and I am absolutely thrilled to announce ten new tours to celebrate the milestone. Curated by yours truly and hosted by members of our team, these are set to be spectacular sojourns.
So, take your pick: polar dip with Kevin in Antarctica, hike Mount Pico in the Azores with Carl, journey through the Canadian Rockies with Lino, or get soaking wet with me during Thailand’s Songkran Festival, where it all began.
Scroll down for a complete list of our anniversary tours.
Cheers to Ten Years!
Scott Furman of ‘Gay Cities’ joins our travel experts to break down the misconception that weekends are reserved for neighbouring cities and states. Ultimately they answer the question, “How far can a big gay weekend take you?”
Expect insight on international Pride Festivals, time zones and how to maximize a work trip.