• 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 for more information.


#LoveWins Wedding Package and Sweepstakes

Three Iconic French Quarter Hotels Announce “#LoveWins” same sex couple wedding packages and sweepstakes. New Orleans – July 15, 2015 – Three French Quarter hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection have proudly announced their new “#LoveWins” wedding package offerings, and a sweepstakes offer for a free same sex wedding to be given away. The … Continue reading


Universal Orlando – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

BE AMONG THE FIRST TO BOOK A STAY AT LOEWS SAPPHIRE FALLS RESORT, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S NEWEST ON-SITE HOTEL! ORLANDO, Fla. (July 21, 2015) – Beginning today, guests can be among the first to book reservations for the newest on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Built around a lush, tropical lagoon … Continue reading


Gran Meliá Rome Hotel – Rome, Italy

Gran Meliá Rome Hotel | Via del Gianicolo, 3 | Rome, Italy 00165 | Phone: (39) 06 925901 The Gran Meliá Rome Hotel, the masterpiece of the Gran Meliá brand, is enveloped by the legends of ancient Rome and the spectacular scenery of the historical Villa Agrippina, which once belonged to the Roman empress, mother of … Continue reading


Boston Skydive Center – Smithfield, RI

Boston Skydive Center | North Central State Airport | 300 Jenckes Hill Road | Smithfield, RI 02917 | 1-508-759-3483 Jennifer and Kate are the two adventurous ones here at Gay Travel Information so it was no surprise that Kate jumped (slight pun intended) to the offer of experiencing one of Boston Skydive Center’s Tandem Parachute … Continue reading


Mother Mystic Spiritual Apothecary – Providence, RI

Mother Mystic Spiritual Apothecary | 179 Dean Street | Providence, RI 02903 | 401-353-3099   Mother Mystic is Providence’s only metaphysical and natural health supply shop, striving to provide you with the best products and services to meet your spiritual, magical, and alternative health needs. Whether you are nourishing the spirit within, seeking Spirit above, or … Continue reading


Saltwater Farm Vineyard – Stonington, CT

Saltwater Farm Vineyard | 349 Elm Street | Stonington, CT 06378 | 1-800-818-7258 Saltwater Farm Vineyard is set on more than 100 panoramic acres – 15 of which are planted with six varieties of grapes, and bordered by tidal marshes, a cove and vistas of Long Island Sound, near the historic coastal village of Stonington, … Continue reading


Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Key West, FL

Gay Travel Information – Gay Travel Blog – Gay Friendly Key West Casa Marina – A Waldorf Astoria Resort / 1500 Reynolds Street / Key West, FL 33040 / 1-888-303-5717 Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, located on the island of Key West is a work of art! Everything you could possible desire in a … Continue reading

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JAMBU – FOOTWEAR INSPIRED BY THE MYSTIQUE & BEAUTY OF THE RAINFOREST.  Jambu is not your usual shoe company. Their footwear was inspired by the beauty of the rainforest, with the Jambu tree as their guide.  They create shoes for women, men & kids utilizing design, color, technology and craft.   From their All-Terra designs … Continue reading


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


Made INN Vermont B&B – Burlington, VT

Made INN Vermont B&B | Chic Boutique B&B | 204 S. Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | 1-802-399-2788  An Urban, High-Design Burlington, VT Boutique Bed and Breakfast Hotel  Come for the Design. Stay for the Experience™ Escape from the ordinary at gay friendly Made INN Vermont, a chic boutique Burlington, VT B&B (voted a “2014 Top Ten Romantic Inn” … Continue reading


The Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel – Ontario

Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel | 5950 Victoria Ave | Niagara Falls, ON L2G3L7 | 1-800-771-1123 The Favorite Four-Star Hotel. The Gay Friendly Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. This four-star hotel is just minutes from Niagara Falls, the Fallsview Casino, Casino Niagara, Clifton Hill and major Niagara Falls events. Every … Continue reading


Gay 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


Le Guanahani – Gay Friendly Hotel St. Barths

Le Guanahani | Grand Cul-De-Sac 97133 | St. Barthelemy, FWI | 1-800-216-3774 Originally opened in 1986 and expanded in 1991, LGBT friendly Le Guanahani has established itself as a haven of casual luxury, comfort and elegance. An authentic reflection of St. Barth, the hotel has evolved into the island’s finest destination for active travelers, providing … Continue reading


Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT IS NOW OPEN Brand-New On-Site Hotel Features Family Suites, 10-Lane Bowling Alley, Retro Arcade, a Zero-Entry Pool with a Waterslide and Interactive Water Play Area for Kids – and More ORLANDO, Fla. (March 31, 2014) – Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort officially welcomes its first guests today. This brand-new value … Continue reading


Sponsored: Visit Britain’s Love is GREAT Campaign!

Made up of England, Scotland & Wales, Great Britain is one of the most exciting destinations to visit in the world!  It is also one of the most welcoming destinations for visitors of all ages, ethnicities and sexual preferences.  Read our article spotlighting Visit Britain’s Love is GREAT campaign by clicking HERE.  LoveWall Facebook Twitter Instagram … Continue reading


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


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


Destination St. George – NYC

New York, NY (March 4, 2015) – Spring 2015 will mark the groundbreaking of the largest commercial waterfront development in New York City’s history and a redefinition of the city’s harbor.  Located steps from the Staten Island Ferry, St. George will become a world-class destination offering unparalleled shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment, all concentrated in one square mile, making … Continue reading


Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight – Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Renaissance Asheville Hotel | 31 Woodfin Street | Asheville, NC 28801 | 1-828-252-8211 Asheville is North Carolina’s most gay friendly city and one of the south’s coolest destinations!  In a recent United States census, the Asheville area had 83% more LGBT identified people than the typical American city or town.  Think about that for a … Continue reading


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


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 points A to Z and everywhere in between! Throughout my travels I have developed a … Continue reading


Morey’s Piers Hosts Wild Women Weekend in May

Beach-front Girlfriends Getaway Offers Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sunrise Yoga, and More! The Wildwoods, NJ – February 19, 2015 – Morey’s Piers, the classic seaside attraction located on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, and Morey Hotels & Resorts invites ladies to grab their BFFs and head to the shore this May for a little “Wild”wood … Continue reading


Icelandair’s New Hekla Aurora Plane

 Icelandair Guarantees You’ll See Northern Lights with the Launch of New Hekla Aurora Plane!    03.02.2015 21:58 • Icelandair delivers the Aurora Borealis to passengers worldwide with the Hekla Aurora plane  • The launch of the Hekla Aurora is celebrated in Reykjavik with an Aurora-inspired illumination of the city’s Hallgrimskirkja church • An Icelandair Stopover … Continue reading


Hyatt Regency Newport, Rhode Island

Hyatt Regency Newport /1 Goat Island / Newport, RI 02840 / 401-846-7210 Hyatt Regency Newport has an idyllic setting.   The hotel is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, offering the seclusion of a private island, just minutes from downtown Newport.  My partner Jennifer and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend getaway this summer … Continue reading


Gay Friendly Lodging – Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston / One Avenue de Lafayette / Boston, MA 02111 / 617-912-1234 I had heard a lot about the beautiful renovations Hyatt Regency Boston completed in 2012, so I was eager to experience the hotel first hand.    My wife and I were immediately impressed as soon as we stepped inside.  Splashes of purple … Continue reading


Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Key West, FL

Gay Travel Information – Gay Travel Blog – Gay Friendly Key West Casa Marina – A Waldorf Astoria Resort / 1500 Reynolds Street / Key West, FL 33040 / 1-888-303-5717 Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, located on the island of Key West is a work of art! Everything you could possible desire in a … Continue reading


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


Jasper Pride Festival | Winter Ski Pride – March 19-22, 2015

Wicked White Winter – Jasper Pride Festival – March 19-22, 2015 The theme of the 6th annual Jasper Pride Festival will be Wicked White Winter, standing for the “Wicked White Winter Wonderland” that is Jasper.  Jasper Pride Festival is the only Winter Ski Pride celebration in the Canadian Rockies and the only Winter Ski Pride Festival inside … Continue reading


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

WhiteOUT Weekend Sunday River

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, they’re so devoted to wowing you that they took an entire weekend and called it WOW! Sunday River is proud to host White Out Weekend (WOW) in association with OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. Sunday River brings … Continue reading


The Westin Diplomat Resort and 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


Trafford Restaurant – Warren, Rhode Island

Trafford / 285 Water Street / Warren, RI 02885 / 401 – 289-2265 Some places are worth reviewing again (and again), as is the case with Trafford located in historic Warren, Rhode Island. I had reviewed Trafford’s a year ago (which you could find HERE) and was beyond excited to return. I am happy to say … Continue reading


Gay Travel | Hotel Champlain – Quebec, QC

Gay Friendly Hotel | Gay Travel | Gay Friendly | Gay Quebec City | Gay Friendly Hotels in Quebec City HOTEL CHAMPLAIN –  115, Sainte-Anne Street / Old-Quebec (Quebec), Canada G1R 3X6 / 1-800-567-2106 Quebec City is one of the most romantic, beautiful cities in the world. It is where I proposed to my wife … Continue reading


Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – Quebec, Canada

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac / 1 rue des Carrières /Québec, Canada / 1-866-540-4460 This past December my partner and I had the pleasure of reviewing Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It has always been a dream of mine to experience this opulent hotel, so I was truly grateful for the opportunity.   Wide eyed and jaw to … Continue reading


Gay Friendly Business Spotlight – Cabeau

Cabeau – Innovative Travel Pillows and Comfort  I have been eager to spotlight Cabeau’s travel pillow / travel kit since receiving my own earlier this month!  Cabeau (pronounced CAH-bo), founded in 2009, is your one-stop shop destination for innovative travel pillows, comfort products, and on-the-go gear. Cabeau’s goal is to provide a comfortable and restful experience to commuters … Continue reading


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


Gay Friendly Business Spotlight – Gola

Gola – Styles of yesteryear combined with today’s most sought after trends.  The holiday’s are upon us and I could think of no better gift than that of new sneakers — not just ANY sneakers, mind you — Gola sneakers!  Oh. How. I . Love. Sneakers.  One of my absolute favorite brands, Gola, feeds my sneaker … Continue reading


Gay Friendly Business Spotlight – Kikkerland

KIKKERLAND – MAKING PEOPLE SMILE FOR OVER 20 YEARS!  The Holidays are upon us and if you are (gulp) anything like me you are constantly searching for that gift that will either a.) shock the pants off of someone b.) cause an uncontrollable fit of laughter or c.) cause an uncontrollable fit of laughter while the … Continue reading


Gay Friendly Business Spotlight: Pilot & Captain

Pilot & Captain Pilot & Captain is about the good old days of planes, trains, and discovery.  Founded in 2012 by Dustin Summers and Jason Kernevich, the duo behind the award-winning design studio The Heads of State, Pilot & Captain has set sail with an exclusive collection of city-specific products with more locations always being … Continue reading


Gay Friendly Company- Morey’s Piers Holiday Sale

Morey’s Piers’ Holiday Sale Offers the Best Deals of the Season on Ride Passes, Water Park Admissions, and More! The Wildwoods, NJ – November 25, 2014 – Gift givers looking to impress the thrill seekers and wave chasers on their list need look no further. Starting December 1, 2014 through January 9, 2015, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront … Continue reading


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