• 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.


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


Gay Friendly Business Spotlight – Tipsy Elves

TIPSY ELVES – Not Your Typical Sweater Store We first discovered Tipsy Elves last year (you can read our spotlight HERE). We have been head-over-heels since!  Tipsy Elves offers a wide variety of brand new, never worn ugly Christmas sweaters that are sure to make you the hot topic at any Ugly Christmas Sweater Party … 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, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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