The Land of Fire and Ice has been shaped by centuries of glacial movement and volcanic eruption. Given this rugged ancestry, the country’s a no-brainer for gay adventure seekers. From the depths of a dive between tectonic plates, to hiking up a glacier, here are few of our favourite experiences from in big gay Iceland!
Having just launched our Scottish Highland Hikes, this seems like a perfect time to share trivia about one of Europe’s most remote regions (that’s also home to many of the world’s most glorious hikes). Read on, then carry on with us next August.
From revered restaurants to his go-to gay bars, Rob breaks down the best of Havana, Cuba in today’s Roaming with Rob.
As per usual, a number of Rob’s best-bets were left on the editing room floor. For a complete list of his recommendations as well as websites, addresses and phone numbers for those businesses mentioned, please see below.
Out Adventures loves to bring you the most diverse gay tours on Earth, and we’ve done so for nearly ten years. But some journeys bring travellers to nations less gay-welcoming than others.
When we tweeted about our Morocco Souks and Sand adventure, one follower replied, “Morocco? With serious anti-LGBTQ laws? Are you kidding me?”
On Facebook, another user asked, “Why would you go to a place…where you are against the law? Out Adventures should be ashamed promoting this…locals are sent to prison,” then went on to list the government’s anti-LGBT legislation.
A boycott may seem obvious, with homosexuality still illegal in 74 countries, but it may only hurt the people you’re rallying behind.
Consider these five questions to decide whether any land is worth a visit.
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.
We fly a LOT.
Between the four of us in Out Adventures’ tiny Toronto office we collect Air Miles, SkyMiles and Island Miles. We’re part of the AAdvantage Program, we have a Fly Away Rewards card and up in Canada we’re part of both the Aeroplan and VIPorter program. We’ve touched down in every continent and have flown most airlines. Sooo you’ll have to forgive us for being avid about aviation.
Two weeks ago, the four of us crowded around Rob’s desktop Google imaging Mexico City’s upcoming airport NAICM. It was between our Oohs and Ahhs Rob exclaimed, “Hey, can we blog about the best airports being built right now?!”.
And here we are, a few weeks later with three airports we can’t help but gush over. Starting with – you guessed it – NAICM.
Out Adventures’ Sri Lanka Serendipity tour ends in the country’s capital, Colombo. The city boasts nifty neighbourhoods, superb sites and renowned restaurants.
Scroll through our tips on how to best experience what was once coined the Garden City of the East.
In the second of Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingsons’ two-part photo series, the pair feature Iceland’s awe-inspiring countryside. This edition really defines why the country is known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”. Their photos showcase the volcanic highlands, the cascading waterfalls and the vast, tumultuous coastline. The snow flurries, frosted flora and Icelandic horses only add to the series’ ethereal essence.
If you didn’t see the pair’s first edition featuring the world’s most Northern capital Reykjavik, use this link to jump over now. If you’re keen to experience Iceland first hand, Out Adventures hosts both an August Iceland Pride Adventure and a March Iceland Winter Weekend annually.
Partners Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingson consider themselves hobby photographers. But their modest self-description doesn’t do their work justice. The duo travelled with Out Adventures on the 2017 Iceland Winter Weekend and captured the country’s crisp, clean aesthetic with as much style as any professional.
In the first of a two-part series, Bryon and Steve showcase Reykjavik’s cosmopolitan cityscape; from it’s modern architecture such as the Lutheran Church ‘Hallgrímskirkja’ to its simplistic, Scandinavian housing. Take your time browsing their photos and be sure to come back Monday for the second part of the series focusing on Iceland’s unique countryside.
Among its many other mandates, our Holi Festival Foray is meant to make you feel like royalty. And we can’t think of anything more important to a princely state of mind than where you slumber. That’s why we’ve selected exceedingly opulent hotels for the journey. Feast your eyes below, your highness…