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

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 – Ale House Inn – Portsmouth, NH

Ale House Inn : 121 Bow Street : Portsmouth, NH : 03801: (603)-431-7760   Walking into The Ale House Inn is like being introduced to the most handsome man, EVER. You know the type. So good looking you can’t help but stare. So good looking that you can’t help but admit it, even if you are lesbian, … 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

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Gay Travel Information: Out in the Park Six Flags New England – September 18, 2011

  Out In The Park at Six Flags New England is the Ultimate GLBT Party. Held each year in September, Out In The Park is a family friendly event for the GLBT community as well as family, friends, and supporters. Out In The Park is a day of Thrills, Music, Entertainment, and Friends! Visit: http://www.outinthepark.info 

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 Travel Information: Provincetown, MA – Spring & Summer Events 2011

Provincetown Events for May, June & July   Quick Links   Restaurant Week & Gallery Stroll – May 20-26    Single Women’s Weekend – May 20-22    Town-Wide Monumental Yard Sale – May 21-22     National Women of Color Weekend – June 2-5    Provincetown International Film Festival – June 15-19    Independence 2011 – … 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

Legal C Bar – Dedham, MA – Gay & Lesbian Hot Spot!

Legal C Bar / Legacy Place – 736 Legacy Place / Dedham, MA 02026 / (781)-234-6500   A Focused, Full-Flavored, Social, Urban Venue, Casual in Style!   As a New Englander, I am ashamed to say that my first time visiting a Legal Sea Foods was last week when my (ex) April and I dined at … Continue reading

Visit LGBT Friendly Salem, MA for their First Annual OUT Night!

  Out Night in Salem | Thursday, June 30, 2011   Salem will celebrate Pride Month throughout June, especially on Thursday, June 30 when businesses will offer promotions, programs and specials to celebrate Boston Pride in Salem. Restaurants and retail will offer Pride Specials, and the Salem Trolley will provide extended shuttle service and tours. … Continue reading

The Mirror Lake Inn – Lake Placid, NY – Celebrates LGBT Pride Month with New Package!

In Celebration of LGBT Pride Month, the Mirror Lake Inn Introduces New Package!   In the Adirondacks, as the spring snowmelt gives way to the lush greens of summer, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, NY is gearing up for another summer season. This year, in celebration of LGBT Pride month, … Continue reading

Mona Lisa Suite Hotel – Gay & Lesbian Friendly – Best Choice for Orlando / Walt Disney World Travel!

GAY DAYS – ORLANDO, FLORIDA May 31-June 6, 2011   Gay Day at Disney World – Orlando, Florida, is right around the corner! Saturday, June 4, is the BIG DAY! Visit: http://www.gaydays.com for more information and list of all events! WHERE TO STAY? Out & About Travel recommends the beautiful, gay & lesbian friendly, Mona … Continue reading

Amici Bar & Grille – Federal Hill – Providence, RI – Gay & Lesbian Friendly Hot Spot!

Amici Bar & Grill / 242 Atwells Ave / Providence, RI, 02903 / (401)-490-0409. Sushi – Wood Fired Brick Oven – & More!   Amici Bar & Grille was on my radar before it even opened (the official grand opening was January 24, 2011). I was drawn to exterior’s bright yellow & red colors and … 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

Fabulously Kitschy Dining at The Friendly Toast – Cambridge, MA!

Dine on Delicious Food  in an Americana Kitsch Museum! My partner, Melanie, and I have been to some pretty interesting restaurants within the past four years, but Friendly Toast is, by far, one of the most unique!   Having experienced the original Portsmouth, NH Friendly Toast (and falling head over heels in love with it), we couldn’t … Continue reading

Help This Lovely Couple Out & SWEET Will Match Dollar for Dollar!

I came across this article on http://www.discoversweet.com and was so moved by it, I just had to post it to our blog. This amazing, loving couple has endured many hardships, but their love and postive attitude keeps them going. Please read their story, and if you can, donate. Even the smallest donation makes a big … Continue reading

The Back Bay Hotel – Boston – Perfectly Located in Gay Friendly South End!

The Bay Bay Hotel / 350 Stuart Street / Boston, MA 02116 / (877)-587-9774 Boston Pride runs from June 3-13, 2011 and there is no better place to stay than Boston’s Back Bay Hotel. The Back Bay Hotel is located on the border of Boston’s historic Back Bay area and vibrant, gay friendly South End. … Continue reading

DownCity – Providence, Rhode Island’s Ultimate Gay & Lesbian Friendly Restaurant & Lounge!

DownCity / 50 Weybosset Street / Providence, RI 02903 / (401)-331-9217   The Ultimate Gay & Lesbian Stop When in Providence, Rhode Island!       Abby Cabral, general manager and co-owner of DownCity in Providence, is extremely cute, feisty, stylish, friendly, approachable, sassy, instantly likeable and just down right — cool. Much like DownCity … 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.

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

Hotel Providence – Packages for Everyone!

Our beloved Hotel Providence  has some fantastic packages! For more information contact info@gaytravelpros.com or call 1-800-842-4753. Romance Package One Night Stay Dinner for Two in Aspire Restaurant Breakfast for Two in Aspire Restaurant Bottle of House Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries No Worries Package One Nights Deluxe Accommodations $25 Dining card to Aspire Free Valet Parking … Continue reading

Beaconlight Guesthouse + Ciro & Sal’s Italian Restaurant = Perfect Provincetown Getaway!

Beaconlight Guesthouse / 12 Winthrop Street / Provincetown, MA / 1-800-696-9603 Ciro & Sals / 4 Kiley Court / Provincetown, MA / 1-(508)-487-6444      Provincetown is truly a fantasyland for gays & lesbians. It is one of the few places, if not thee only place, where gays & lesbians seem to outnumber the “straight folk”. Where lesbian … 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

DownCity – Providence, Rhode Island’s Ultimate Gay & Lesbian Friendly Restaurant & Lounge!

DownCity / 50 Weybosset Street / Providence, RI 02903 / (401)-331-9217   The Ultimate Gay & Lesbian Stop When in Providence, Rhode Island!       Abby Cabral, general manager and co-owner of DownCity in Providence, is extremely cute, feisty, stylish, friendly, approachable, sassy, instantly likeable and just down right — cool. Much like DownCity … 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 & Lesbian Dive Tour to The Big Island of Hawaii!

KONA – BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII – GAY & LESBIAN DIVE TOUR! Mantas and Mana September 3-10, 2011 Aboard the Kona Aggressor II Price: $2,635 for a deluxe cabin (book by March 31 and save $250 per person!)    Experience some of Hawaii’s best scuba diving! Swim through lava tubes, dive in huge underwater craters, … 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

Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge! Mama Mia, It’s Goooood!

Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge / 1899 Mountain Road / Stowe, VT / 1-(802)-253-4411   NOW THAT’S A NICE SLICE!     Stowe, Vermont is the ultimate New England ski town and when you think of skiing you think of après ski and when you think of après ski you think of pizza, beer and good … 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

Cider House BBQ & Pub in Gay & Lesbian Friendly Vermont!

CIDER HOUSE BBQ & PUB / 1675 US ROUTE 2 / WATERBURY, VT / 1-802-244-8400   SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY in NORTHERN VERMONT!    I fell in love with Cider House BBQ & Pub before we ever “met”. It was one of those, “love from afar” crushes. We met on the Internet. I had been reading about Cider … 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

Sweet Summer Rafting Tours for Lesbians!

Looking for a great way to spend your summer vacation? Sweet offers four epic adventures for women, from 3 to 11 days, that you’ll be bragging about all year long. Sweet WestWater canyon rafting June 23-25, 2011 Grand Canyon, Grand Shmanyon. It’s too big! There’s too many people. Besides, everything is getting smaller these days. … 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

The Ale House Inn – Portsmouth, NH – Gay and Lesbian Friendly!

Ale House Inn : 121 Bow Street : Portsmouth, NH : 03801: (603)-431-7760     Walking into The Ale House Inn is like being introduced to the most handsome man, EVER. You know the type. So good looking you can’t help but stare. So good looking that you can’t help but admit it, even if you are … 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

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

Atlantis 2012 Allure Of The Seas Caribbean Cruise!

The Atlantis Allure of The Seas Caribbean Cruise scheduled for January 29-February 5, 2012 will go on sale to alumni starting February 23, 2011! Based on the # of trips you have taken with Atlantis, you may not be eligable to book until March 10, 2011.  With that said, Out & About Travel urges you to … 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