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  • Gay Travel Information was created by Out & About Travel's founder, Desiree Sousa in November 2010.

    A pioneer of the online gay & lesbian travel industry, Desiree was looking for a creative way she and her colleagues could share honest, respectful opinions of the many businesses and events they frequent.

    What sets Gay Travel Information apart is that we don't just focus on "the usual" LGBT owned bars, cafes and inns and we don't just focus on businesses that list themselves as "LGBT friendly" because of an affixed rainbow sticker on the front of a window or flying rainbow flag outside their business.

    Gay Travel Information spotlights the HIPPEST and HOTTEST spots that offer the best experience for EVERYONE in a warm, welcoming environment.

    After all, most places these days will label themselves as LGBT friendly. We only spotlight businesses that offer a truly great product. Something we are proud to give our "stamp of approval" to based on factors such as ambiance, service, crowd and quality of product.

    Do you have a LGBT owned or friendly business / product you would like spotlighted? Email us at info@gaytravelinformation.com for more information.

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White OUT Gay Ski Weekend – Sunday River, Maine

White Out Weekend February 6-8, 2015 Thrill, entertain, amuse, seduce: All synonyms for “wow.” At Sunday River, we’re so devoted to wowing you that we took an entire weekend and called it WOW! We’re proud to host White Out Weekend (WOW) in association with OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. Sunday River brings eight … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight: Fairway Suites at Peek ‘N’ Peak Resort – Clymer, NY

Fairway Suites at Peek’ N’ Peak Resort / 1433 Conway Road / Clymer, NY / 1-716-355-5014 Luxurious Vacations in Four Seasons of Fun!  The Fairway Suites is ideally located within walking distance to golfing, dining and skiing available at the Peek’ n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY. In addition, gay friendly Fairway Suites is the perfect location … Continue reading

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Detours Gay Adventure Travel

DETOURS GAY ADVENTURE TRAVEL  Detours is not your average group tour operator.  If the idea of a clipboard-wielding tour guide at the front of a 50-person bus barrelling through 15 countries in 10 days makes you cringe then Detours may be just what you’re looking for.  They’ve done away with restricting daily itineraries and daily … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Hotel | International House – New Orleans, LA

International House / 221 Camp Street / New Orleans, LA 70130 / 1-504-553-9550 Pulling up to International House with my wife this past May, I knew we were in for something  truly special.  International House is an impressive century-old, 12-story Beaux arts building. It’s first incarnation began in 1906 as the Canal Louisiana Bank & … Continue reading

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OUT100 – 2014 Broadway Show Of The Year

OUT100: Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask & David Binder 11.11.2014 BY OUT.COM EDITORS Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Show Of The Year Photography by JUCO | Retouching by Anna Glen at Wet Noodle The Moment: February 14, 1998: Hedwig and the Angry Inch premieres Off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theatre. April … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Business Spotlight: Original Penguin

Original Penguin – Clothing Store  The Original Penguin Clothing Company has been representing Americana since 1955 and is worn all over the world.  Celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Arnold Palmer and Clint Eastwood all wore the iconic, Munsingwear golf shirt, sporting the infamous “Pete the Penguin”.  The shirt catapulted back into fashion starting in … Continue reading

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OUT100 20th Anniversary Covers Revealed

Out100 20th Anniversary Covers Revealed 11.11.2014 BY OUT.COM EDITORS Sam Smith, Ellen Page, Zachary Quinto, and Samira Wiley featured on this year’s anniversary issue. Photography by JUCO SLIDESHOW | OUT100  In our yearly portfolio, we capture the year’s most entertaining, heroic, and compelling people, from all walks of life—including professional athletes, trans pioneers, actors, activists, designers, journalists, emerging musicians, … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Hotel – Loews Don CeSar St. Pete Beach

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly St. Pete Beach | Gay Friendly St. Petersburg | Gay Friendly Florida Loews Don CeSar Hotel St. Pete Beach | 3400 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 | 1-800-282-1116 There are hotels and then there are — GRAND HOTELS. The historic, 4-Diamond, Loews Don CeSar … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Business Spotlight – Shoe The Bear

Gay & Lesbian Friendly Business Spotlight: Shoe The Bear I know what you are thinking. That bear sure is cute. As a matter of fact, the Shoe The Bear logo is one of our personal favorites – ever – here at Gay Travel Information. It just makes us happy. I mean, how could this bear … Continue reading

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Gay & Lesbian Friendly – Ames Boston Hotel

Ames Boston Hotel / 1 Court Street / Boston, MA 02108 / 1-888-293-4112 One of the most exciting parts of my job is experiencing some pretty spectacular hotels. Properties like The Ames Boston Hotel, which was one of the best stays I have had in quite some time! Ames Boston Hotel is located in the historic Ames building … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Hotel | The Betsy – Miami Beach, FL

Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | The Betsy Hotel | The Betsy Miami Beach | Gay Travel | Gay Friendly The Betsy / 1440 Ocean Drive / Miami Beach, FL 33139 / 1-866-792-3879   The Betsy, a boutique hotel located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami offers up one of the best … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly Halloween Attractions

Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel | Gay Travel Reviews | Gay Travel Agency | Gay Travel Agent | Halloween in New England | Haunted Houses  Starting the end of September, when the temps cool, leaves change colors and sweaters resurface, we here at Gay Travel Information have one thing on our mind — HALLOWEEN. We are … Continue reading

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Eagle Creek Luggage – Inspired by Travel

EAGLE CREEK – Luggage, Packing Solutions, Travel Accessories and Everyday Bags As frequent travelers my partner and I are always searching for great new luggage. My partner is a fanatic when it comes to organization so she (and I) were in heaven when we discovered Eagle Creek luggage!  Eagle Creek, which was born in the … Continue reading

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Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa – Lake Placid, NY

Adirondacks Gay Travel | Lake Placid Gay Accommodations | Lake Placid Gay Friendly Accommodations | Gay Friendly Lake Placid | Gay Friendly Adirodancks Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa / 77 Mirror Lake Drive / Lake Placid, NY 12946 / 1-518-523-2544   Sitting down to write this review of Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, … Continue reading

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Halloween Horror Nights 24 – Universal Orlando

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 24 – UNIVERSAL ORLANDO | September 19-Nov 1, 2014  MICHAEL MYERS IS COMING HOME…TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT For the first time ever, John Carpenter’s horror classic comes to life as a haunted house at Universal Orlando!  Everyone is entitled to one good scare…and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando … Continue reading

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An Extra Bed Vacation Rentals – Rockport & Medford, MA

An Extra Bed Vacation Rentals & Periwinkle Cottage | 1-877-325-1139 | Rockport & Medford, MA Discover your “home away from home” when you visit these warm and inviting vacation rentals in Rockport and Boston (Medford), Massachusetts.  At An Extra Bed Vacation Rentals, they pride themselves s in providing you with comfortable, modern, and beautifully styled homes and cottages for rent in fascinating towns. … Continue reading

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando announces a fifth hotel: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will open in 2016 Universal Orlando and Loews Hotels and Resorts are teaming up again to open a fifth on-site resort; Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. When it opens in the summer of 2016, guests will walk into a colorful Caribbean hideaway built around a lush, tropical … Continue reading

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Julian’s – Providence, RI | Gay Travel Information

JULIAN’S / 318 BROADWAY, PROVIDENCE, RI 02909 / 401-861-1770 Do you remember that person in high school that oozed with punk rock, zine reading, sci-fi coolness? Some people may have thought they were “strange”, but not you. Oh no. You anticipated passing them each day in the school hall hoping maybe, just maybe you would get a nod or half smile. You’d make it … Continue reading

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Loews Don CeSar Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly St. Pete Beach | Gay Friendly St. Petersburg | Gay Friendly Florida Loews Don CeSar Hotel St. Pete Beach | 3400 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 | 1-800-282-1116 There are hotels and then there are — GRAND HOTELS. The historic, 4-Diamond, Loews Don CeSar … Continue reading

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Gay Travel Information – Four Seasons Hotel Miami

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI / 1435 BRICKELL AVE / MIAMI, FL 33131 / 1-305-358-3535 Four Seasons Hotel Miami is eloquently hip. It exudes class with a luxurious, modern vibe. Then again, what would you expect from the Four Seasons? My wife Jennifer and I had the pleasure of experiencing this spectacular hotel first hand this … Continue reading

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Ames Boston Hotel – Boston, MA

Ames Boston Hotel / 1 Court Street / Boston, MA 02108 / 1-888-293-4112 One of the most exciting parts of my job is experiencing some pretty spectacular hotels. Properties like The Ames Boston Hotel, which was one of the best stays I have had in quite some time! Ames Boston Hotel is located in the historic Ames building … Continue reading

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Pan Am – Arrive in Style!

Gay Travel | Gay Friendly | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Friendly Product Reviews PAN AM – Arrive In style!  I am a travel fanatic. I have been since the age of six after winning a trip to Walt Disney World for my family by writing a poem (okay so my mother helped, ahem) in … Continue reading

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Weddings With a Heart – Rhode Island Gay Weddings & Photography

Weddings With a Heart - Rhode Island Weddings and Photography for Same Sex Couples By: Don Beach Yes, we offer our officiant and photography services for LGBT wedding couples in Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and we would be honored to perform your ceremony and handle your photography needs. It’s been our experience that our gay friends … Continue reading

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Shogun Seafood Steak & Sushi – Wakefield, RI

SHOGUN SEAFOOD STEAK & SUSHI | 59 South County Commons Plaza | Wakefiled, RI | 401-284-1311 Shogun is one of Rhode Island’s most unique, fun and delicious dining experiences! A favorite of Gay Travel Information (read our review from 2012 HERE), we are excited to spotlight this family run business once again.  This time we had … Continue reading

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Detours Gay Adventure Travel

DETOURS GAY ADVENTURE TRAVEL  Detours is not your average group tour operator.  If the idea of a clipboard-wielding tour guide at the front of a 50-person bus barrelling through 15 countries in 10 days makes you cringe then Detours may be just what you’re looking for.  They’ve done away with restricting daily itineraries and daily … Continue reading

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Bella Restaurant & Banquet – Glendale, RI

Bella Restaurant and Banquet | 1992 Victoria Highway | Glendale, RI 02826 | 401-568-6996 Bella Restaurant and Banquet in Glendale, Rhode Island is that wonderfully, authentic “old school Italian” restaurant everyone searches for. This five-star dining and wedding venue is one of Rhode Island’s favorite family owned Italian restaurants and banquet facilities.  Giuseppe Calapai, a … Continue reading

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Mai Kai Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Travel Agency | Gay Travel | Gay Friendly Mai-Kai Restaurant / 3599 N. Federal Highway / Fort Lauderdale. FL / 954-563-3272 Since 1956, Mai-Kai restaurant has transported guests to a one-of-a-kind South Seas Polynesian paradise. Everything about Mai-Kai makes my heart beat faster. When I step inside … Continue reading

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DeWolf Tavern – Bristol, RI

Gay Travel | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | Gay Friendly Rhode Island | Gay Restaurant Reviews DeWolf Tavern / 259 Thames Street / Bristol, RI 02809 / 401-254-2005 Walking toward the entrance of DeWolf Tavern on a recent blustery cold evening, I felt like a character in a 19th century seafaring novel … Continue reading

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – Nashville, TN

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel / 2100 West End Avenue / Nashville, TN 37203 / 1-800-336-3335 Nashville is truly music city. Right from its very beginnings, music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. It is no wonder than that Nashville’s Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s recent $17 million dollar … Continue reading

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The Colonnade Hotel – Boston, MA

The Colonnade Hotel / 120 Huntington Ave / Boston, MA 02116 / 1-800-962-3030 The Colonnade Hotel is an exceptional luxury hotel located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Many factors make The Colonnade stand out from the competition, such as being home to Boston’s only rooftop pool located 11 stories up in the … Continue reading

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The New York Times – L.G.B.T. Travel

The New York Times – L.G.B.T. Travel  I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Steven McElroy, of The New York Times, for an article entitled, For Gay Travel Destinations, Thinking Outside the Obvious.  You can read that and other gay travel related articles in their special travel section celebrating Pride month by clicking … Continue reading

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Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – Destin, Florida

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort / 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West / Destin, Florida 32550 /1-800-277-0800 My partner, Jennifer, and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, between Pensacola and Panama City, eight miles east of Destin. A member of Beaches of South … Continue reading

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Gay Friendly – Hotel Indigo Nashville

Nashville Gay Friendly Hotels | Gay Friendly Hotels | Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Reviews | Gay Nashville Hotel Indigo Nashville | 301 Union Street | Nashville, TN 37201 | 1-877-270-1392 I travel a lot. A REAL lot. I  have been from point A to point Z and everywhere in between! Throughout my travels I have developed … Continue reading

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The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa – Hollywood, FL

Gay Travel Hollywood, Florida | Gay Friendly Hollywood, Florida | Gay Friendly Hotels in Florida | Gay Travel Information The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa | 3555 South Ocean Drive | Hollywood, FL 33019 | 1-888-627-9057 Located in Hollywood, FL, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is an impressive, sprawling resort that has everything one could possibly … Continue reading

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Trafford Restaurant – Warren, RI

Trafford Restaurant | 285 Water Street | Warren, RI 02885 | 401-289-2265 We are no stranger when it comes to dining (and reviewing) Trafford Restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island. You can read our 2012 review HERE and 2013 review HERE.  After learning that Trafford’s is now serving breakfast I knew my wife Jennifer and I … Continue reading

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