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Gayest & Greatest: Travel and Vacation – outsmartmagazine.com

Concierge tends to its guests—and LGBTQ charities.  Concierge Travel consistently captures the OutSmart Readers’ Choice Award. This year, the company won in two categories—and it’s no wonder why. Concierge Travel was founded in 1997 by Kim Gustavsson and his partner, Charles Caliva, as a boutique, gay-owned travel agency and tour operator. In 2009, the agency […]

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Gay Travel in the Age of Terror – Advocate.com

The most beautiful street in Barcelona — and perhaps the world — is La Rambla. This year, on a sunny August day, I strolled along the tree-lined boulevard and witnessed a remarkable kind of synergy, which occurs when a city’s architecture, people, and history converge in a harmonious bustle. Tourists marveled at the famed landmarks: […]

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Chinese Gay Travel: A Booming Market? – Jing Travel

Recent policy changes are making the future of gay travel in China uncertain. Photo: Blue Ribbon The other co-founder chose to remain anonymous.“Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Gay Chinese Embrace Overseas Tours” read an article title on the Vice-esque government-controlled publication Sixth Tone. The article hints at a liberal dream slowly coming true: despite an […]

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A man looks at an ad for Cuke Travel on his mobile phone in Shanghai, Sept. 25, 2017. Shi Yangkun/Sixth Tone

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Gay Chinese Embrace Overseas Tours – Sixth Tone

This article is part of a series about the changing face of Chinese tourism. BEIJING — By virtue of his day job, Hu Boyu is a world traveler. The 30-year-old is a producer of a well-known Chinese travel program on a state satellite TV channel that has taken him to such far-flung destinations as Croatia, […]

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Malaysia Imposes Travel Ban for a Gay Party That Doesn’t Exist – Advocate.com

Malaysia has issued a travel ban for a gay party that, according to its organizer, isn’t real. Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, the director-general of the country’s Immigration Department, said all foreigners who planned to attend a rumored event this week promoting White Party Bangkok, Asia’s largest gay circuit party, would be denied access to the […]

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Malaysia Imposes Travel Ban for a Gay Party That Doesn’t Exist – Advocate.com

Malaysia has issued a travel ban for a gay party that, according to its organizer, isn’t real. Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, the director-general of the country’s Immigration Department, said all foreigners who planned to attend a rumored event this week promoting White Party Bangkok, Asia’s largest gay circuit party, would be denied access to the […]

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Discovering Gay Tokyo – Passport Magazine (blog)

As the city gears up to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, new relationships are being constructed between East and West, gay and straight, old and new. These new dynamics are exciting, and the energy is palpable. A few years ago, I went on an international marathon tour. You can learn a lot about a […]

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Great Stuff For The Consummate Traveler – Passport Magazine

G-RO WITH ME Rolling through rain- or snow-filled streets, rocky pavement, or even uneven airport curbsides can wreck havoc on your suitcase’s wheels. Today, travelers are hailing G-RO as a much-needed reinvention of the traditional carry-on with a patented wheel design that makes for smooth sailing. The company behind GR-O raised a record-breaking $4.7 […]

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Malaysia Imposes Travel Ban for a Gay Party That Doesn’t Exist – Advocate.com

Malaysia has issued a travel ban for a gay party that, according to its organizer, isn’t real. Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, the director-general of the country’s Immigration Department, said all foreigners who planned to attend a rumored event this week promoting White Party Bangkok, Asia’s largest gay circuit party, would be denied access to the […]

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Worldeats — Nashville, Tennessee – Passport Magazine (blog)

I have a weakness for Southern food. Give me buttery grits or a biscuit drenched in gravy, and it’s instant #foodporn. Southern food and I go way back; we have history. I grew up outside Atlanta, Georgia, where the Waffle House was my stomping ground as a teen. Raised in a Korean household, I […]

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Anthony Melchiorri: Hospitality’s Mr. Feel Good – Passport Magazine

Hosting and co-producing his top-rated Hotel Impossible and its two spin-offs on the Travel Channel, Anthony Melchiorri is a man constantly on the go. With a fourth show in the works, details under wraps, his enterprise extends to his hotel management and consulting company Argeo Hospitality, regular speaking engagements, his line of hotel products, […]

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What’s New In… Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Passport Magazine

Music is liquid architecture,” wrote Goethe. “Architecture is frozen music.” It’s a pithy, oft-quoted turn of phrase that makes intuitive sense. One needn’t read music, let alone study architecture, to understand that rhythm, structure, harmony, and precise detail amid sweeping grandeur are common elements of the two artforms. Another common factor: unlike paintings and […]

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Anthony Melchiorri: Hospitality’s Mr. Feel Good – Passport Magazine

Hosting and co-producing his top-rated Hotel Impossible and its two spin-offs on the Travel Channel, Anthony Melchiorri is a man constantly on the go. With a fourth show in the works, details under wraps, his enterprise extends to his hotel management and consulting company Argeo Hospitality, regular speaking engagements, his line of hotel products, […]

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Malaysia Imposes Travel Ban for a Gay Party That Doesn’t Exist – Advocate.com

Malaysia has issued a travel ban for a gay party that, according to its organizer, isn’t real. Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, the director-general of the country’s Immigration Department, said all foreigners who planned to attend a rumored event this week promoting White Party Bangkok, Asia’s largest gay circuit party, would be denied access to the […]

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Peace Bridge in Calgary

What’s New In… Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Passport Magazine

Music is liquid architecture,” wrote Goethe. “Architecture is frozen music.” It’s a pithy, oft-quoted turn of phrase that makes intuitive sense. One needn’t read music, let alone study architecture, to understand that rhythm, structure, harmony, and precise detail amid sweeping grandeur are common elements of the two artforms. Another common factor: unlike paintings and […]

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Thailand featured as a Top Gay Travel choice in UK Media ‘Gay Star News’ – TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific

<!– –> Destination Thailand featured as a Top Gay Travel choice in UK Media ‘Gay Star News’ Theodore Koumelis – 22 September 2017, 00:09 Travel by Interest boosts Thailand as the leading gay destination in Asia, starting with the UK market. <!– Lorel ipsum […]

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What the Supreme Court is Doing This Year Under Trump – Newsweek

When the U.S. Supreme Court gathers this October to discuss the future of gay civil rights, voter roll purging, and President Donald Trump’s travel ban, they are set for a history-making session.  The Court sidestepped most controversial issues in 2016 after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the nine-person bench. Senate […]

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Has the World Changed for Gay Travelers? – TravelPulse

PHOTO: Paul J. Heney and partner in Rio de Janeiro. (photo by Paul J. Heney) Over the last few years, the acceptance of LGBTQ people has improved a great deal in most of the Western world—including the legalization of same sex marriage across the United States. But there are always pockets of greater and […]

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Helsinki Men Finnish First In New Issue Of Gay Travel Magazine – NewNowNext

by Dan Avery 9h ago Each issue of Elska magazine is set in a different international destination, giving readers a unique perspective on that city’s LGBT scene—and its gay men. The latest is set in Helsinki, with editor-photographer Liam Campbell profiling 13 Finns in both casual and intimate settings. The 164-page September issue also delves […]

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A Traveling Trailblazer for Gay Vancouver – TravelPulse

PHOTO: A Vancouver Pride Parade in full swing. (photo via Flickr/Kyle Pearce) If you’re headed to Vancouver and want to know what’s happening in the gay scene, Angus Praught is your man. Praught, President of Gayvan.com Travel Marketing, is regarded as a pioneer of LGBTQ+ travel in the scenic western Canadian city and has […]

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Pritzker, Stratton travel around state – Windy City Times

Starting Aug. 30, Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker and running mate state Rep. Juliana Stratton launched a six-day, 22-stop bus tour across Illinois, The Chicago Tribune reported. The trip was called the “Think Big” bus tour, and included opening new campaign field offices in Peoria, Belleville and Chicago. Pritzker’s campaign spent $9.3 million […]

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