Art’s Dune Tours – Provincetown, MA

Art’s Dune Tours | 4 Standish Street | Provincetown, MA 02657 | 1-800-894-1951 What’s A Dune Tour All About – What Will I See on My Cape Cod Dune Tour? Imagine dunes stretching as far as you can see with wispy beach grass, dark green pine trees and deep red beach plums nestled in hollows … Continue reading

Loews Hotel – Atlanta, GA

Loews Atlanta / 1065 Peachtree Street / Atlanta, GA 30309 / 404-745-5000 I have been a fan of Loews Hotels ever since my first stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando back in 1999.  There are many reasons I adore Loews, including the fact that it is extremely Lgbt friendly, has an amazing pet friendly policy (Loews LOVES pets), provide super friendly service, a … 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

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

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

The New York Times – L.G.B.T. Travel

The New York Times – L.G.B.T. Travel  I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Steven McElroy, of The New York Times, for an article entitled, For Gay Travel Destinations, Thinking Outside the Obvious.  You can read that and other gay travel related articles in their special travel section celebrating Pride month by clicking … Continue reading

Xposed! LGBT Beach Party – Tropicana Las Vegas

Xposed! LGBTQ BEACH PARTY –  SATURDAY’S AT THE NEW TROPICANA LAS VEGAS!  Las Vegas (April 1, 2014) – The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas kicked off the first-ever Saturday LGBTQ beach party, Xposed!, Saturday in the all-new Tropicana Beach Club. Partygoers enjoyed the grand opening festivities such as sun-kissed go-go dancers, live entertainment and DJ Ryan Kenney and DJ Kidd … Continue reading

Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks – Wildwood, NJ

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks / 3501 Boardwalk / Wildwood, NJ 08260 / 1-609-729-0788 Move over Disney! Morey’s Piers, located in Wildwood, NJ on the infamous Jersey Shore, is a magical, affordable, safe destination worthy of some serious applause!  Morey’s Piers is a true classic seaside amusement park and I have fallen hard for it. The excitement of the three amusement … Continue reading

Hyatt Regency – Boston, MA

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 … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Loews Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Loews Atlanta / 1065 Peachtree Street / Atlanta, GA 30309 / 404-745-5000 I have been a fan of Loews Hotels ever since my first stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando back in 1999.  There are many reasons I adore Loews, including the fact that it is extremely Lgbt friendly, has an amazing pet friendly policy (Loews LOVES pets), provide super friendly service, a … 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

Out and About Travel – Gay Travel | Gay Travel Agency | Gay Travel Information.

OUT and ABOUT TRAVEL – GAY TRAVEL AGENCY – GAY TRAVEL AGENT – GAY & LESBIAN TRAVEL. I remember when I started Out & About Travel back in 1999. I was 23 years old and had limited experience. What I DID have was an absolute passion and drive to let the gay & lesbian community … Continue reading

Gay Travel: Ski.Com – The Leader in Mountain Travel!

Ski Vacations – Ski Trips – Ski Tours – Mountain Vacations – Ski Packages – Ski Experts SKI.COM  – The Leader in Mountain Vacations for over 40 Years!  Celebrating more than 40 years of of customer-centric service and dedication to quality, Ski.com has earned it’s reputation as being the best in the business. Ski.com, established … Continue reading

Orchid Key Inn – Key West, Florida

Gay Travel Information Orchid Key Inn / 1004 Duval Street / Key West, FL 33040 / 1-305-296-9915 The Orchid Key Inn is the type place you will want to return to time and time again. The type place that leaves you torn between wanting to shout out what an amazing place you found and wanting … 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

Camden Harbour Inn – Camden, Maine

Camden Harbour Inn * Natalie’s Restaurant / 83 Bay View Street / Camden, Maine / 207-236-4200   In the spring of 2011 I was fortunate enough to be invited by Camden Harbour Inn owner, Raymond Brunyanszki & his partner, Oscar Verest, to experience this truly enchanting inn.   My story is rather unique in that … Continue reading

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s – Provincetown, MA

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s / 102 Bradford Street / Provincetown, MA / 1-508-487-3232   Located at the base of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, MA, an arrival at The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s is like pulling up to the enchanted garden.   The courtyard has an array of multi-tiered decks, fountains, gardens, bar-b-que area, paths to the park, outdoor fire … 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 Information – Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks – Wildwood, NJ

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks + Starlux Boutique Hotel / 3501 Boardwalk / Wildwood, NJ 08260 / 1-609-729-0788 Move over Disney! Morey’s Piers, located in Wildwood, NJ on the infamous Jersey Shore, is a magical, affordable, safe destination worthy of some serious applause!  Morey’s Piers is a true classic seaside amusement park and I have fallen hard for … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Loews Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Loews Atlanta / 1065 Peachtree Street / Atlanta, GA 30309 / 404-745-5000 I have been a fan of Loews Hotels ever since my first stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando back in 1999.  There are many reasons I adore Loews, including the fact that it is extremely Lgbt friendly, has an amazing pet friendly policy (Loews LOVES pets), provide super friendly service, a … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Hotel Champlain – Quebec, QC

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 in February 2012 and where we celebrated our honeymoon in January 2013. Something about crossing the Canadian border into Quebec … Continue reading

Gay Travel – Atlantis 2014 Southern Caribbean Gay Cruise!

NEW! EXOTIC SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE March 8-15, 2014 Aboard the Celebrity Summit NOW ON SALE!!!! Ports of call: San Juan-Puerto Rico, St, Barths, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados and back to San Juan.  Contact Out & About Travel at info@gaytravelpros.com for more information on how to secure your spot on this cruise when it goes on … Continue reading

Hyatt Regency Boston – Boston, MA

Hyatt Regency Boston / One Avenue de Lafayette / Boston, MA 02111 / 617-912-1234 There are so many things to love about the Hyatt Regency Boston! The decor! The location! Service! Food!    Let’s start with the stunningly beautiful renovations that completed in 2012.    My wife and I were immediately impressed as soon as we stepped … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Hotel Champlain – Quebec, QC

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 in February 2012 and where we celebrated our honeymoon in January 2013. Something about crossing the Canadian border into Quebec … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: NYLO Hotel – Providence/Warwick, RI

NYLO Providence-Warwick / 400 Knight Street / Warwick, RI 02886 / 401-734-4460 I’ve had the NYLO Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island on my radar for quite some time. Earlier this month my partner Jennifer and I were lucky enough to finally experience this chic, ultra-modern hotel.   There are several things I liked about NYLO … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Product Review – Scottevest Travel Vest

I am in love with Scottevest. Their (stylish) Travel Vest is a must have for every traveler! Those of us familiar with airport security know the hassle of having to empty your belonging’s into that little tray causing sighs of disgust (and maybe a curse or two…ahem) if you take half-a-second too long. We’ve all … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Julian’s – Providence, RI

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

Gay Travel Information: King Richard’s Faire – New England’s Renaissance Festival – Carver, MA

  KING RICHARD’S FAIRE INVITES YOU TO ESCAPE REALITY, COME TO THE FAIRE! Dates: King Richard’s Faire, September 1- October 21st, 2012 weekends/Mon. holidays Website: http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net  CARVER, Mass. — King Richard’s Faire, New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, opens its 2012 season on September 1 and runs through October 21, 2012 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor … 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: 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

Gay Travel Information: Cuban Revolution – Providence, Rhode Island

Cuban Revolution / 50 Aborn Street / Providence, RI / 401-331-8829 **Note Aborn Street Location is closed! Please visit their Valley Street location Providence. Visit web site for more info. Cuban Revolution is one of the most unique, satisfying, genuinely hip restaurants I have had the pleasure of reviewing. They describe themselves as “A spirited swanky … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Paddy’s Beach Restaurant – Westerly, Rhode Island

Paddy’s Beach Restaurant / 159 Atlantic Avenue / Westerly, RI / 401-596-2610  No shoes, no shirt, no problem is definitely the motto of Paddy’s Beach Restaurant located, yup, you guessed it….on the beach!  But not just any beach, Rhode Island’s most beautiful (in my opinion) – Misquamicut Beach in Westerly, RI.    Paddy’s is pure FUN! If you are looking … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information – Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks – Wildwood, NJ

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks + Starlux Boutique Hotel / 3501 Boardwalk / Wildwood, NJ 08260 / 1-609-729-0788 Move over Disney! Morey’s Piers, located in Wildwood, NJ on the infamous Jersey Shore, is a magical, affordable, safe destination worthy of some serious applause!  Morey’s Piers is a true classic seaside amusement park and I have fallen hard for … Continue reading

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – Sandestin, Florida

I love Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. I have been lucky enough to visit this beautiful property located on Florida’s Emerald Coast several times since 2004. I found the resort to be very LGBT welcoming as well as the entire Emerald Coast area including Destin/Fort. Walton Beach and the resorts that line Scenic 30-A.  For … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Gabriel’s Provincetown, MA

Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn / 104 Bradford Street / Provincetown, MA / 1-508-487-3232   Located at the base of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, MA, an arrival at Gabriel’s at the Ashmont Inn is like pulling up to the enchanted garden.   The courtyard has an array of multi-tiered decks, fountains, gardens, bar-b-que area, paths to the park, outdoor fire … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: NYLO Hotel – Providence/Warwick, RI – Gay Friendly Accommodations!

NYLO Providence-Warwick / 400 Knight Street / Warwick, RI 02886 / 401-734-4460 I’ve had the NYLO Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island on my radar for quite some time. Earlier this month my partner Jennifer and I were lucky enough to finally experience this chic, ultra-modern hotel.   There are several things I liked about NYLO … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Peru Trip Report from Alexandria Lauren

Alexandria Lauren from http://www.courthousenews.com shares her report on a recent trip to Peru. Check it out here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/09/21/39966.htm   Read another post of Alexandria’s on the same-sex marriage bill proposel here in Rhode Island (which unfortantely did not pass – just Civil Unions). http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/15/34206.htm.   Desiree Sousa Out & About Travel http://www.gaytravelpros.com

Gay Travel Information: First-Ever Gay Ski Trip Planned for India in February 2012

Billing it as the first Asian gay ski trip ever, Go Pink invite lesbian and gay skiers of any level of proficiency to ski in the Himalayas. The group (up to 30 skiers) will also get a sample of the emerging gay life in Delhi as well as a visit to the famous Taj Majhal … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Camden Harbour Inn – Camden, Maine

Camden Harbour Inn * Natalie’s Restaurant / 83 Bay View Street / Camden, Maine / 207-236-4200   This past spring I was fortunate enough to be invited by Camden Harbour Inn owner, Raymond Brunyanszki & his partner, Oscar Verest, to experience this truly enchanting inn.   My story is rather unique in that not only … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Out & About Travel October Newsletter!

Out & About Travel’s October Newsletter is now available! CLICK HERE

Gay Travel Information: NEW Atlantis 2012 Summer Cruises Now On Sale!

   GET YOUR FORMS IN NOW! info@gaytravelpros.com _______________________________ NOW ON SALE!   Copenhagen to Stockholm Cruise    July 24-31, 2012    Explore the best of the Baltic in style in 2012. You’ll sail the stunning Eurodam from Copenhagen to Stockholm visiting Berlin, Tallin, and Helsinki in seven magical days. There’s even a full two-day stay … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: RSVP Danuber Riverboat Cruise

        RSVP’s Danube Riverboat Cruise scheduled for July 8-15, 2012 is SOLD OUT, however, a WAIT LIST is available.   Pleas email info@gaytravelpros.com to be added.   The sooner you get on the list, the better your odds of getting on the cruise!   Click HERE for more information.

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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

Gay Travel Information: Church Landing at Mills Falls & Lago Restaurant – Meredith, NH!

Church Landing / The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls / 312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253 / 1-800-622-6455 Lago Restaurant / The Inn at Bay Point / Exit 23 off I-93 / Meredith, NH 03253 / 1-603-279-2253 Lake Winnipesaukee’s Most Luxurious Resort! As a travel writer I have been blessed with experiencing some pretty amazing … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: The Common Man Inn – Plymouth, NH – Gay & Lesbian Friendly Getaway!

The Common Man Inn & Spa / I-93, Exit # 26 / 231 Main Street / Plymouth, NH / 03264 / 1-866-The-CMAN   The Common Man Inn — A True Find at the Gateway to New Hampshire’s White Mountain Region! I recently had the complete joy of spending an evening at The Common Man Inn … Continue reading

Gay Travel Information: Mediterraneo Caffe – Providence, RI – Gay & Lesbian Hot Spot!

Mediterraneo Caffe / 134 Atwells Ave / Providence, RI 02903 / (401)-331-7760 A Must Visit When in Providence, Rhode Island! When I think of Federal Hill, Providence, RI’s “Little Italy” neighborhood and the place where I was born, raised & lived for over 30 years, I can’t help but think of Mediterraneo Caffe.   Mediterraneo Caffe dominates the beginning … 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

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

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

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