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.
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.
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.
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.”
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”
It was between the late 40s and early 50s when the gay literati of the time began flocking to Tangier, Morocco to escape the conservative landscape of America. Attracted to Tangier’s tolerant approach to sexuality and drugs, some of the largest names in the crew included William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and Truman Capote.
By day these beatniks and bohemians met in Grand Cafe de Paris, breaking bread and exchanging ideas. By night, they drank in excess, procured prostitutes and indulged in the country’s surplus of drugs, unfettered by disinterested law enforcement.
While Morocco’s political stance on homosexuality has taken a sharp conservative turn, the country remains an important part of queer history and tourism. Not only were Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes scattered in Marrakesh, but tourists can still visit the Grand Cafe de Paris and El Muniria (the homestay where the majority of said authors resided).
Scroll down for five quotes by the most prominent figures who got swept up in Queer Tangier.
Noel Catlett joined Out Adventures in Kathmandu last October before taking on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure. The hobby-photographer snapped a slew of sensational shots while surmounting the Mother of the Universe and was gracious enough to share them with us. Scroll through Noel’s photo-essay below, showcasing our most industrious tour to-date.
In a very special edition of Roaming with Rob, our fearless leader offers his tips on how to best enjoy one of the gayest cities in the world and Out Adventures’ homebase, Toronto. We’ll spend two full days in Toronto before heading to The Hamptons of the North on our Big Gay Cottage Getaway tour this coming July.
Scroll down for all of Rob’s recommendations, including a few tips he couldn’t fit into the video
Out Adventures’ Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong River Cruise sets sail towards the river’s basin on January 3, 2018. While we’ve already given you a taste of the luxurious vessel we’ll call home and introduced you to our hosts, Rob Sharp and Miss Conception, we also wanted to showcase the sites and experiences you’ll enjoy along this treasured river system. Check out our five favourite experiences below before giving us a call to book your cabin.
Note: if you are thinking of joining us, consider booking before October 16, 2017 to receive $300-off!
Continue reading “Along the Mekong; 5 memorable experiences”
Our Morocco Souks & Sand tour is an overwhelming escape that warrants serene nights in comfortable quarters. To keep the Moroccan mystique, we’ve named our Starting & Finishing point hotels…the rest await on this jubilant journey that departs in September and April.