• 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.


Loews Don CeSar Hotel – St. Pete Beach, 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 Hotel St. Pete Beach is a GRAND hotel in every sense. Thomas Rowe began construction in 1924 and by 1928 the Don … Continue reading


Spooky World – Litchefield, NH

Spooky World | 454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, N.H. 03052 | 1-603-424-7999 Spooky World Presents Nightmare New England & The Haunted Hayride Spooky World first opened its doors in Berlin, Massachusetts back in 1991. Created by David Bertolino, the original horror scream park featured haunted houses, sideshow attractions, celebrities and a notorious haunted hayride. The park … Continue reading


Granlibakken Tahoe – Tahoe City, CA

Granlibakken Tahoe | 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145 | 1-800-543-3221     Family-owned Granlibakken Resort occupies 74 wooded acres in a picturesque mountain valley, minutes away from Lake Tahoe. Granlibakken,  a Norwegian name meaning sheltered by trees, is located at an elevation of 6,350 feet, where shy bears and other wildlife can be spotted … Continue reading


Crystal Lodge + Suites – Whistler, BC

Crystal Lodge & Suites | 4154 Village Green | Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 | 1-800-667-3363  The Crystal Lodge & Suites offers an unbeatable location in the heart of Whistler Village.  Set amongst the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia it is one of North America’s favorite hot spots for both summer and winter adventures.   … Continue reading

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#LoveWins Wedding Winners

#LoveWins Destination Wedding Winners arrive at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection! Not too long ago, when there was all the fuss over how LGBT folks were being treated by wedding vendors, and the Supreme Court of the United States was asked to rule, the New Orleans Hotel Collection put together … Continue reading

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Key West Timeshares

Key West Timeshares Have you been searching for a better way to vacation? Dreaming of a luxurious experience that offers all the comforts of home paired with rich amenities and incomparable services? You’ll find everything you’ve been looking for and more in a Key West timeshare located within some of the area’s most luxurious resorts. … Continue reading

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Hilton St. Louis at The Ballpark – St. Louis, MO

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Hilton St. Louis at The Ballpark |1 South Broadway | St. Louis, MO 63102 | 1-314-421-1776 Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is a vibrant hotel near Busch Stadium. Situated in the heart of downtown and only 20 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), this central St. Louis, Missouri hotel … Continue reading

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The Cheshire – St. Louis, MO

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight The Cheshire | 600 Clayton Road | St. Louis, MO 63117 | 1-314-647-7300 Today’s traveler depends on modern amenities, and The Cheshire, a luxury hotel in St. Louis, promises a productive and enjoyable stay. Whether staying for a weekend getaway, a business trip or a family vacation, guests will find amenities to … Continue reading


Seven Gables Inn – St. Louis, MO

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Seven Gables Inn | 26 N. Meramec Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105 | 1-314-863-8400 Today’s traveler depends on modern amenities, and our first-class boutique hotel promises a productive and luxurious stay. Whether staying for a weekend getaway or a business trip, guests will find conveniences to make their stay comfortable and … Continue reading


Le Guanahani – Gay Friendly Hotel St. Barths

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight 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 … Continue reading


Key West – Wonderfully Unique

Key West – Not Exactly Normal   By: keysvoices | August 3, 2016 If you live in the real world (loosely defined as everywhere outside Key West) and are considering a trip to the island city, you might want to know what it’s REALLY like before you hop on a plane. All it takes is attending a … Continue reading


Rocky Point Clam Shack – Warwick, RI

Gay Friendly Business potlight Rocky Point Clam Shack | 1689 Post Road, Warwick, RI | 1-401-738-9830 From 1840 until 1996, in the tiny state of Rhode Island, in the city of Warwick, there was this lively and wildly popular little amusement park. The park had all the things that childhoods are made of: roller coasters and … Continue reading


Hotel G San Francisco

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Hotel G San Francisco | 386 Geary Street San Francisco, California 94102 | 1-877-828-4478 Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square, Hotel G provides the perfect blend of old and new while offering a subtle sense of the laid-back, San Francisco lifestyle. Property amenities include three food and beverage outlets (Three 9 Eight … Continue reading


Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight 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 … Continue reading


St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, CA

Gay Friendly Business Spotlight St. Francis Winery & Vineyards | 100 Pythian Road at Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 | 1-888-675-WINE (6463) St. Francis Winery & Vineyards: Taste Sonoma For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Our … Continue reading


Sparkling Hill Resort – Vernon, British Columbia

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Sparkling Hill Resort | 888 Sparkling Place, Vernon, BC, V1H2K7, Canada | 1-250-275-1556 A SCINTILLATING WELLNESS DESTINATION Sparkling Hill Resort, built in 2010, is the premier wellness resort spa destination in North America. Offering 149 luxury rooms and penthouses, 40,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art wellness facilities at KurSpa, and a breathtaking setting … Continue reading


Hilton Daytona Beach Resort – Daytona Beach, FL

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Hilton Daytona Beach Resort – Ocean Walk Village | 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 | 1-386-254-8200   Set in the heart of the Ocean Walk Village on the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach,’ Hilton Daytona Beach Resort offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and easy access to the … Continue reading


Hilton Atlanta

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Hilton Atlanta | 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 | 1-404-659-2000   A central location meets high-quality amenities at Hilton Atlanta. Set in the heart of the city, our hotel is easily accessible to the interstate and Peachtree Center MARTA rapid transit system. With extensive meeting space, comfortable guestrooms, and … Continue reading


Ames Boston Hotel – Massachusetts

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight 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 … Continue reading


Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – Nashville, TN

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight 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 … Continue reading


Gran Meliá Rome Hotel – Rome, Italy

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight 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 … Continue reading


Hotel De Russie – Rome, Italy

Hotel De Russie | Via Del Bauino 9 | Rome, Italy 00187 | +39 06 32 88 81 Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 highly individual hotels and resorts, each is as individual and characterful as the city which inspires its design and each features a unique sense of style and ambiance that awaits … Continue reading


Business Spotlight – Pan Am

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 the ‘Lester Lightbulb’ electricity contest here in Rhode Island. I will never forget the … Continue reading


Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Sofitel San Francisco Bay | 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065 | (650) 598-9000   Sofitel San Francisco Bay: This is Where the Bay Cities Roll By Charles Trevor San Francisco lives up to its reputation as a place where you could easily leave your heart, with its fabulous array of fine dining and … Continue reading


Amara Resort & Spa – Sedona, AZ

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Amara Resort & Spa | 100 Amara Lane | Sedona, AZ 86336 | 1-855-324-1313 Devan Gould, a freelance writer for Gay Travel Information, and her husband, Bruce, recently had the pleasure of visiting Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, AZ.  Here is her review.  We arrived in Sedona, AZ around 10:00 … Continue reading


Salvation Cafe – Newport, RI

Gay Friendly Business Spotlight Salvation Cafe | 140 Broadway | Newport, RI 02840 | 1-401-847-2620  Salvation Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island is one of the state’s most charming and eclectic restaurants.  It instantly transports you to the land of FUN, and, best of all, the food is deeeeeelicious!  You can’t help but smile when you enter … Continue reading


Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls – Ontario, Canada

Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls | 5950 Victoria Ave | Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L7 | 1-800-7741-123  The 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 and venues, making it the ideal … Continue reading


Loews Boston Hotel – Massachusetts

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight Loews Boston Hotel | 154 Berkeley Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 1-617-266-7200 My wife Jennifer and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Loews Boston Hotel located next to three of Boston’s most vibrant neighborhoods: the Back Bay, the South End, and the Theater District. The hotel is … Continue reading


Four Seasons Hotel – Miami, FL

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


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


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


Product Review – Anderson Design Group

ANDERSON DESIGN GROUP – Award Winning Graphic Design Firm based in Nashville, TN Every season (or sometimes every month….week….ahem) I like to re-decorate! I like the home my partner and I live in to truly reflect our personalities.  Since we are both travel lovers we are ALWAYS on the lookout for cool new travel art. … Continue reading


Hotel Cascada – Albuquerque, NM

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight HOTEL CASCADA | 2500 Carlisle Blvd, NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110 | 1-855-978-7226 Welcome to Hotel Cascada, Albuquerque’s urban, LGBT friendly resort: the perfect southwest escape to meet, work, relax and play. Hotel Cascada offers an expansive portfolio of services, distinctive indoor motifs and unmatched recreational and fitness facilities with a level … Continue reading


Photocraft by Tom Warner – Destin,

Gay Friendly Business Spotlight | Gay Friendly Destin | Destin Gay Weddings Photocraft by Tom Warriner | #1 On The Emerald Coast | Destin, FL | 1-850-803-1161 Wedding and Beach Portrait Photographer Serving the Beautiful Florida Panhandle Northwest Florida is blessed with natural beauty, serving as a gorgeous backdrop for an array of memorable occasions, such … Continue reading


Canyons River Company

Canyons River Company – Middle Fork & Salmon River Rafting Trips | 1-208-634-4303 CANYONS is dedicated to the Middle Fork and The River of No Return rivers, to one another, and most of all, to YOU, theirguest on the river. Floating these free-flowing rivers is an extraordinary wilderness experience and a unique, human-powered way to travel through the … Continue reading


DoubleTree by Hilton – Washington, DC

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, DC | 1515 Rhode Island Avenue | NW, Washington, DC  20005| 1-202-232-7000 Enjoy warm hospitality in an upscale Downtown Washington DC location when you check in at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC. Located in the heart of downtown, in the vibrant Dupont Circle area, within … Continue reading