Why I’m proud of completing the Inca Trail, according to an HIV+ traveller

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As we gear up for the 30th annual Toronto AIDs Walk on Sunday, September 16, we wanted to share our friend Michael Coulombe’s inspiring story of conquering The Inca Trail.

In 1995 the software consultant from Massachusetts was diagnosed with HIV and thought at most, he had one good year left. In 2017, twenty-three years after being diagnosed, the industrious traveller surmounted the Peruvian Andes on our Peru: The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu gay tour.

Read Michael’s full story below. Continue reading “Why I’m proud of completing the Inca Trail, according to an HIV+ traveller”

Planning Your First African Safari: A Primer

Cohosts Peter and Robert take a step-by-step approach to planning an African Safari in the latest episode of The Out Adventures Gay Travel Podcast. Special guest Billy Hare — Sales Manager at Rhino Africa — offers invaluable insight into this historic travel experience. Continue reading “Planning Your First African Safari: A Primer”

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”

Stays that Slay: Kenya

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The lions and tigers may epitomize a safari, but it’s the luxurious accommodations and glamping that’ll make or break it.

Today we put together a visual guide of the sensational stays we’ll enjoy on our Kenya: Safaris and Savannahs tour.

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Chatting up Livio, our Croatia Cruise Guide.

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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.”

Cheers to 10 Years of New Frontiers

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.

 

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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