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

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

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

OUT & ABOUT TRAVEL – GAY TRAVEL EXPERTS

OUT & ABOUT TRAVEL – ONLINE GAY TRAVEL AGENCY SERVING THE LGBT COMMUNITY SINCE 1999   Out & About Travel, one of the Internet’s top LGBT travel agencies, will be celebrating their 15th anniversary this August.  Here is an interview Andrew Collins of About.com’s Gay & Lesbian Travel did with Desiree Sousa, owner of Gay … Continue reading

Out In The Vineyard – Luxury LGBT Wine Travel

OUT IN THE VINEYARD Out In The Vineyard, the only LGBT luxury wine travel and event company in the world, is an experiential Wine Country Event and Travel company promoting positive LGBT lifestyles and offering exclusive, luxury itineraries and events in Wine Country for the discerning gay traveler and  friends. Their itineraries present the LGBT wine … Continue reading

Tours de France – Gay Pride in Paris Tour June 2014

TOURS DE FRANCE – GAY PRIDE in PARIS JUNE 2014 John Fredrick has been visiting Paris since 1975, when he visited for the first time with his high school group. Since then, he has visited many times. John considers Paris his true home; it calls him back again and again.  It is his love of … Continue reading

Gay Travel – 2014 Gay Ski Weeks

2014 GAY & LESBIAN SKI WEEKS Some people think I am crazy because I love the snow. I mean, LOVE snow. Put it this way, I live in Rhode Island, and starting as early as September I start looking at the weather forecasts for ski towns here in New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine). Even … Continue reading

LJ’s BBQ – Pawtucket, Rhode Island

LJ’s BBQ / 727 East Avenue / Pawtucket, RI 02860 / 401-305-5255 Sometimes a place is just TOO GOOD to spotlight only once as is the case with LJ’s BBQ in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Gay Travel Information originally reviewed LJ’s back in April 2011. You can read that review HERE. Since then, LJ’s has been … Continue reading

Gay Travel – RSVP Vacations 2014 Caribbean Gay Cruise!

NEW! 2014 RSVP CARIBBEAN CRUISE February 15-22, 2014 Aboard the stunning MSC Divinia.  Contact Out & About Travel for more information at info@gaytravelpros.com or 1-800-842-4753. Ports of call: Miami-Florida,  Philipsburg-St. Maartan, San Juan-Puerto Rico, Great Stirrup Cay-Bahamas and back to Miami. RSVP Divina Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Date Port Arrive Depart 15 Feb Miami, Florida   … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: What Has Desiree Sousa Been Up To?

OUT & ABOUT TRAVEL As many of you know (or may not know), Gay Travel Information is run by moi, Desiree Sousa, owner of Out & About Travel! Out & About Travel has been serving the Gay & Lesbian community since 1999 and is one of the leading online LGBT travel agencies with clients from … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: The Global Scavenger Hunt 2012

    Wanted: The World’s Greatest Travelers       It will begin at our opening Bon Voyage Party on Thursday evening, April 12th, 2012, at a top secret North American destination.   And then, over the event’s next 23-days, an exclusive group of 20 two-person teams will travel the globe while completing highly interactive cultural … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: 2012 Gay & Lesbian Ski Weeks Now On Sale!

2012 Gay & Lesbian Ski Weeks Now on Sale!   Aspen * Telluride * Whistler * Park City * Stowe * Lake Tahoe and more!   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

Gay Travel Information: 2012 Gay & Lesbian Ski Weeks On Sale!

2012 Gay & Lesbian Ski Weeks Now on Sale!   Aspen * Telluride * Whistler * Park City * Stowe * Lake Tahoe and more!   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

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Gay Travel Information: QGuide Gives Back 6% to our Big Gay World!

Here is a special offer from our friends at QGuide! Now and through the end of 2011, QGuide will donate 6% of its revenue to efforts supporting Gay Equality, Freedom, Health, Education or Sport – all over the world. QGuide works with specially selected international well-known travel brands, so you know you are getting the … Continue reading

All Gay European River Boat Cruise – July 12-21, 2012 – Gay Travel Information

  All Gay European River Cruise from Paris….with Love.   July 12-21, 2012   Start your trip in the amazing “City of Lights”, Paris, the most romantic city in the world!, where you’ll stay 2 nights in a luxury hotel, enjoy our welcome reception and a city tour, and see some of the most amazing … Continue reading

All Gay European River Boat Cruise – July 12-21, 2012 – Gay Travel Information

All Gay European River Cruise from Paris….with Love.   July 12-21, 2012   Start your trip in the amazing “City of Lights”, Paris, the most romantic city in the world!, where you’ll stay 2 nights in a luxury hotel, enjoy our welcome reception and a city tour, and see some of the most amazing art … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: QGuide.com Announces Their “Fly Me Anywhere in the Big Gay World” Campaign

QGuide.com Announces Their “Fly Me Anywhere in the Big Gay World” Campaign. As part of an overall promotion to get more gay & lesbian travelers aware of their new Gay Travel & Social Networking site, the folks at QGuide.com have put together one heck of an incentive for gay & lesbian travelers worldwide to join, … Continue reading

Gay South Africa Tour – Cape Town, Luxury Safari & Victoria Falls!

Gay South Africa Cape Town, Luxury Safari, and Victoria Falls August 25-September 4, 2011 11 days $7,599* See the most beautiful creatures you’ve ever seen in your life. Watch, in fascination, a myriad of mating rituals. Eat breakfast next to a wild beast having his night’s hunt just a few feet away from you. And, … Continue reading

The Melting Pot – Providence, RI – Gay & Lesbian Hotspot!

The Melting Pot / 199 Providence Place / Providence, RI 02903 / (401)-865-6670 DIP INTO SOMETHING DIFFERENT! Dining at The Melting Pot is a special event. It doesn’t matter if you only stop in for their delicious chocolate fondue dessert or go all out with their Big Night Out Four-Course Dinner. It is unlike any … Continue reading

Atlantis Summit Gay & Lesbian Cruise – March 17-24, 2012 – Now on Sale!

NEW! SUMMIT CARIBBEAN GAY & LESBIAN CRUISE   MARCH 17-24, 2012!   Fresh from a $50 million dollar makeover! Modern new interiors, new bars, new lounges and much more! Amazing new Southern Caribbean itinerary. Stunning outdoor pool deck, perfect for sunning, t-dances and Atlantis’ famous nighttime parties. Incredible values from $999 Ports of call: San Juan-Puerto … Continue reading

Meeting Street Cafe – Providence, RI – Located Up Gay & Lesbian Friendly College Hill.

Meeting Street Cafe / 220 Meeting Street / Providence, RI 02906 / 401-273-1066   THE PERFECT PLACE TO MEET – MORNING, NOON or NIGHT! I remember the first time I dined at Meeting Street Cafe. I was 10 years old, the year was 1986, and I thought I had the best parents ever for taking me there. I … Continue reading

Splash! Grand Canyon Gay & Lesbian White Water Rafting Tour!

White water, red rock, blue sky: Rafting through two billion years of history.     No geologic feature in America inspires the imagination as does the Grand Canyon. A mile deep, up to eighteen miles wide, and slashing through 2 billion years of rock, the Canyon is viewed from above by millions of visitors each … Continue reading

GIT YOUR BIPPY TO LJ’S FOR RHODE ISLAND’S BEST BBQ!

LJ’s BBQ / 727 East Avenue / Pawtucket, RI / (401)-305-5255   SO GOOD, IT’LL MAKE YOU CURSE!   LJ’s BBQ is so much more than just delicious, award winning BBQ. It is about the LOVE that goes into the preparation of food. It’s the passion. The pride. The enthusiasm. The authenticity. The confidence in knowing that you make … Continue reading

The Sunnyside Daytime Dining – Gay & Lesbian Friendly Warren, RI!

The Sunnyside Daytime Dining / 267 Water Street / Warren, RI / (401)-247-1200     The Sunnyside Daytime Dining in Warren, RI feels like a restaurant you’d expect to find located in Florida’s panhandle, on scenic Route 30-A near Destin, Florida . The name is extremely fitting, as it is the type place that would feel sunny even … Continue reading

Gay Friendly Curacao – Travel Packages!

  One of the most gay friendly islands in the Caribbean is Curacao. The island’s motto is “Biba i laga Biba” which means “Live and Let Live.”   Curacao is committed to welcoming all visitors to their island and actively promote themselves to the gay & lesbian community via http://www.gaycuracao.com.     Most hotels and … Continue reading

Spirit Journeys – Gay Travel – Beautiful lands, magical places and amazing people!

A SPIRIT JOURNEY IS A VACATION….AND SO MUCH MORE! Spirit Journeys offers extraordinary gay travel, vacations, tours and retreats at magical destinations all over the world. Whether it be on adventure travel tours or attending a retreat, their aim is to offer you a chance to “get away from it all”, to connect with others and … Continue reading

Greetings From Jamaica, Wish You Were Queer by Mari SanGiovanni!

OUT & ABOUT TRAVEL BOOK RECOMMENDATION! If you don’t mind laughing out loud at the beach on your next vacation, pick up a copy of GREETINGS FROM JAMAICA, WISH YOU WERE QUEER by Mari SanGiovanni.   The Advocate: “A breezy romp!”   AfterEllen.com: “Damn if I didn’t actually laugh out loud while reading it — several … Continue reading

Turks & Caicos Gay Tour for Men: May 7-14, 2011 – SAVE 10%!!

Straight Out Adventures Inc.     Straight Out Adventures Inc. is the premier vacation provider for gay men who pursue the world of unique adventures and pampered luxury. Service is their top priority! Their team is dedicated to your personalized holiday experience.   Relax. be entertained, and discover the best that life has to offer.  Straight … Continue reading

The Salem Inn – Salem, MA – Gay and Lesbian Friendly Ghosts!

The Salem Inn * 7 Summer Street * Salem, MA 01970 * (978)-741-0680     Myth! Magic! Fantasy! Ghosts! Super Moon!?   March 19, 2011    Irony: I was supposed to attend an event in Caritas, Alabama on March 19, 2011 celebrating the apparitions of “The Blessed Mother” occurring in a small village in Bosnia called … Continue reading

Liberty Elm Diner – Providence, RI – As Gay and Lesbian Friendly as it Gets!

Liberty Elm Diner * 777 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI * (401) 467-0777     LIVE MUSIC! ART! DELICIOUS FOOD! PINK FLAMINGO!?   It’s amazing how far one can travel in such a short distance. This weekend I felt like I dined at the coolest of retro-Americana diners in Austin, TX, yet, I traveled a mere 13 … Continue reading

Gay Side of SXSW – Austin, Texas!

AUSTIN, TEXAS – SXSW FESTIVAL Austin is Texas’s most liberal city and quickly becoming a top gay & lesbian destination. It  is consistantly voted amongst the best cities for young people to live and also known as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” South by Southwest  Conferences & Festivals is an annual 10-day event … Continue reading

Turks & Caicos Gay Tour – May 7-14, 2011!

Straight Out Adventures Inc.     Straight Out Adventures Inc. is the premier vacation provider for gay men who pursue the world of unique adventures and pampered luxury. Service is their top priority! Their team is dedicated to your personalized holiday experience.   Relax. be entertained, and discover the best that life has to offer.  Straight … Continue reading

The Hotel Providence – Gay and Lesbian Friendly Rhode Island!

HOTEL PROVIDENCE – 139 Matthewson Street, Providence, RI 02903 / 401-861-8000 At first glance one may drive past Hotel Providence and not realize the grand dame she is. Located on Matthewson Street, in the heart of Providence’s arts & entertainment district, the area surrounding the hotel isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as some of the other … Continue reading

Now On Sale – Atlantis 2012 Allure of the Seas Gay and Lesbian Caribbean Cruise!

Allure of The Seas Caribbean Cruise   January 29-February 5, 2012   Atlantis’ Allure of the Seas Caribbean cruise is now on sale the general public. We can’t stress strong enough the importance of booking in advance! The 2011 Allure cruise sold out in record time. Please contact info@gaytravelpros.com for more information/pricing details. Allure is … Continue reading

Spirit Journeys – Gay Travel – Beautiful lands, magical places and amazing people!

A SPIRIT JOURNEY IS A VACATION….AND SO MUCH MORE!   Spirit Journeys offers extraordinary gay travel, vacations, tours and retreats at magical destinations all over the world. Whether it be on adventure travel tours or attending a retreat, their aim is to offer you a chance to “get away from it all”, to connect with others … Continue reading

Gay Friendly Curacao – Travel Packages!

  One of the most gay friendly islands in the Caribbean is Curacao. The island’s motto is “Biba i laga Biba” which means “Live and Let Live.”   Curacao is committed to welcoming all visitors to their island and actively promote themselves to the gay & lesbian community via http://www.gaycuracao.com.     Most hotels and … Continue reading

Gay and Lesbian Travel: The Options are Limitless!

The beauty of travel is options to see and experience the world are truly limitless.    Our “average clients” tend to be in their late 20’s to mid 60’s and prefer everything from beach destinations with active nightlife to relaxing at a beach resort offering a luxury spa and fine dining.     A sample … Continue reading

RSVP 2012 GAY and LESBIAN CARIBBEAN CRUISE NOW ON SALE!

NOW ON SALE!  HOLLAND AMERICA’S NIEUW AMSTERDAM    FEBRUARY 12-19, 2012   Join RSVP on their 2012 Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam setting sail from Fort Lauderdale.   Ports of call: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Half Moon Cay-Bahamas; San Juan-Puerto Rico; St. Thomas-Virgin Islands and back to Fort Lauderdale.   Priced from $949.00 per person! … Continue reading

Post-Thanksgiving Gay & Lesbian Caribbean Cruise!

Post-Thanksgiving Gay & Lesbian Group Cruise     CELEBRITY ECLIPSE November 26–December 3, 2011   It’s never too early to start planning! Join a group of gay men and women on one of the most popular gay group cruise of the year, the 12th annual post-Thanksgiving cruise. Cruise organizers are planning several additional events and activities beyond what was offered … Continue reading

Coming soon – Desi’s OUTing’s!

Out & About Travel is beyond thrilled with all the feedback we have been receiving about our new blog, Gay Travel Information! We look forward to all the exciting features we have planned for the near future!   One of these features will have me personally reviewing properties throughout the country that promote themselves as gay & lesbian owned … Continue reading

Q & A with Gay & Lesbian Travel Guru, Desiree Sousa!

  I was recently asked a series of questions for a project I am working  on within the travel industry.    1.) How long have you been a gay & lesbian travel specialist?   Ever since I started out in travel, back in 1996, I have specialized in gay & lesbian travel. As a lesbian … Continue reading

Twenty FREE iTunes downloads from Southwest Airlines!

  SPECIAL GIFT COURTESY OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES   To celebrate 40 years of flying and the launch of their new InAirtainment portal, Southwest has put together a list of artists “about to fly”. To get your iTunes promo code, head on over to the Southwest Airlines InAirtenment page and click on the large iTunes banner.

Splash! Gay & Lesbian White Water Rafting – Grand Canyon!

White water, red rock, blue sky: Rafting through two billion years of history. No geologic feature in America inspires the imagination as does the Grand Canyon. A mile deep, up to eighteen miles wide, and slashing through 2 billion years of rock, the Canyon is viewed from above by millions of visitors each year — … Continue reading

Timeless Israel Gay Tour – March 31-April 11, 2011

Timeless Israel Gay Tour: March 31-April 11, 2011  PACKAGE INCLUDES   · 10 days / 7 nights in Deluxe Hotels · Discover Tel Aviv, “Gay Capital of the Middle East” · Explore famous sites around the Sea of Galilee & Jordan Valley · Visit the many historic sites & museums of Jerusalem · Attend Sound & Light … Continue reading

Desiree Sousa – My Passion for Gay and Lesbian Travel

  PASSIONATE ABOUT TRAVEL!       When I was six years old I entered a contest for our local electric company here in Providence, RI. It was called ‘The Lester Lightbulb’ contest. Contestents were to write a poem about conserving energy. This was in 1982. The grand prize winner would win an all expense paid vacation … Continue reading

Turks & Caicos Gay Tour May 7-14, 2011

  Straight Out Adventures Inc.     Straight Out Adventures Inc. is the premier vacation provider for gay men who pursue the world of unique adventures and pampered luxury. Service is their top priority! Their team is dedicated to your personalized holiday experience.   Relax. be entertained, and discover the best that life has to offer. … Continue reading

10 Gay & Lesbian Friendly Getaways from Boston

GAY & LESBIAN FRIENDLY NEW ENGLAND Auther, Andrew Collins, share’s his pick on 10 Gay & Lesbian Friendly getaways from Boston. Being from Providence, RI, I couldn’t agree more with his picks! CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE Follow Andrew’s Gay & Lesbian Travel page for About.com HERE.

Matthew Shepard Gay Ski Week – Crested Butte, CO March 19-26, 2011

MATTHEW SHEPARD FOUNDATION GAY SKI WEEK CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO MARCH 19-26, 2011 StraightOut Media & Marking, producers of Telluride Gay Ski Week, present the first annual Matthew Shephard Foundation Gay Ski Week which has been developed by both the Matthew Shepard Foundation and beautiful Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  The week will be full of great … Continue reading

Gay Palm Springs, CA!

Author, Andrew Collins, has written a new post for Oregon’s Just Out Magazine, on gay & lesbian friendly Palm Springs. You can read the article here: Gay Springs Eternal: Get your sun on—and your suit off—in Palm Springs Read more about Andrew Collins’ travels at http://www.thecountyhunter.com and http://www.gaytravel.about.com.

Gay & Lesbian Dude Ranch Vacation in Montana

Montana Ranch Vacation Lazy E-L Ranch July 17-23, 2011 Grab your cowboy hat and boots and head to Montana for an authentic wild, west experience. Located 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the Lazy E-L is a working cattle ranch with 12,000 acres and 2,000 head of cattle. From the lodge porch enjoy views of … Continue reading

For The Love Of Food!

  I don’t know about you, but to me, one of the best parts of travel is the local food I get to enjoy. (Depasquale Plaza / Federal Hill- Atwells Ave – Providence, RI)   Being from a predominately Italian neighborhood in Providence, RI called Federal Hill, and of Italian decent, I have no shortage of … Continue reading

Vemont To Get Its First Gay Ski Day!

Bolton Valley, VT – March 1, 2011   More information can be found at:  http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/  Bolton Valley had decided to come out with the state’s first ever Gay Ski Day. The event will take place on 1 March and is aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered skiers and boarders who can purchase discounted lift … Continue reading

Sydney Gay Mardi Gras Package!

Sydney Mardi Gras, Hamilton Island & the Gold Coast March 1-11, 2011 Save $150 per person when booked through Out & About Travel info@gaytravelpros.com Steele Luxury Travel is pleased to announce our newest Travel Experience: Bondi Bliss – Sydney Mardi Gras, Hamilton Island and Australia’s Gold Coast.  A fabulous 10 days of “bliss” featuring the … Continue reading