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

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

Gay Travel Information: 2013 Gay & Lesbian Ski Weeks

Gay & Lesbian Ski Weeks Now On Sale!  2013 looks to be as  exciting as ever with gay & lesbian ski weeks planned for popular destinations such as:  Utah Gay Ski Week – January 9-13, 2013 Aspen Gay Ski Week – January 13-20, 2013 Stowe Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Week – January 23-27, 2013 Whistler … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Gay & Lesbian Travel Newsletter Now Available!

Out & About Travel’s January, 2011 Newsletter  CLICK HERE TO READ IT!

Gay & Lesbian Travel – Hotter Than Ever!

As a travel agent who specializes in gay & lesbian travel, I follow the news and trends in this niche closely.   I am always asked how business is and I am lucky enough to respond, “Very well!”   Why is this? Beside providing top notch customer service, amazing value and a price match guarantee, gay & lesbian … Continue reading

The Florida Keys – A Gay & Lesbian Paradise!

BRRRRRRR…….   It is currently 35 degrees outside Out & About Travel’s office and I just finished booking a client’s trip to beautiful, gay friendly, WARM, Key West, Florida.  Ahh.     I am trying to regain feeling in my frozen toes and pretend I am in an air-conditioned office somewhere in sunny Florida. All … Continue reading

20 Great Beach Cities for Gay Travelers!

THE WORLD’S BEST BEACH CITIES FOR GAY & LESBIAN TRAVELERS! Andrew Collins from About.com’s Guide to Gay & Lesbian Travel, shares his top 20 picks for great gay & lesbian friendly beach cities. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

Curacao Gay Scuba Diving Tour!

Dive Curacao  March 19-26, 2011 Curaçao is a gay-friendly oasis in the colorful Caribbean. Our land-based week-long holiday is based in Curacao’s newest luxury resort, Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club, a secluded beachfront hideaway situated on the Island’s West End. The waters surrounding Curacao are excellent for diving, offering the best of the Caribbean, … Continue reading

January, 2011 Gay & Lesbian Travel Newsletter!

January, 2011 Gay & Lesbian Newsletter now available. CLICK HERE TO READ IT!

Alaska Road Trip for Women! Don’t Miss Out On This Tour!

  ALASKA ROAD TRIP FOR WOMEN South Central Alaska June 4-18, 2011 Highlights: Seeing the vast expanse of Denali National Park and towering Denali (Mt. McKinley) Kayaking and hiking on the Kenai peninsula Taking the ferry across spectacular Prince William Sound Staying in the charming town of McCarthy, walking on glaciers, and rafting the Nizina … Continue reading

Lesbian “Single Mingle” Tour – Isla Mujeres, Mexico!

Isla Mujeres Resort – Women’s Single Mingle in Paradise Getaway! May 7-14, 2011 Welcome to your lesbian fantasy, an island of women. Join Sweet for a fun-filled week in Isla Mujeres (which means “Island of Women” in Spanish). Singles mix and mingle in this tropical paradise. Tranquil beaches, pristine marine parks and sculptured cliffs, this … Continue reading

Out & About Travel Featured on About.com’s Gay & Lesbian Travel Site!

Andrew Collins, travel writer and editor since 1991, operates the popular About.com Gay & Lesbian Travel page. Andrew recently spotlighted Out & About Travel in an interview which can be viewd HERE. Andrew conceived & wrote Fodor’s Gay Guide to the USA, which won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award from the Society of American … Continue reading

SWEET: Lesbian Tours & Cruises – Special Holiday Offer!

THE SWEET TREAT Racking your brain trying to find the perfect holiday gift? Do not despair, Sweet is here. What better gift than a week of ultimate luxury at one of Sweet’s five-star all-inclusive resorts! Until the end of the year, we can reserve your Sweet resort vacation for only a $100 per person deposit AND we’re … Continue reading

OutLOUD Gay & Lesbian Group Cruise to the Caribbean!

OutLOUD Cruises, run by Out & About Travel, has announced their first gay & lesbian group cruise for the 2011 season. The first cruise being offered is to the Western Caribbean aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Valor December 4-11, 2011. The beautiful Valor has three pool areas, Carnival’s Seaside Theatre with the BIGGEST screen you’ve ever seen as well … Continue reading