Gayography: Gay Travel News Update

This info-packed gay travel news update is compiled by ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who publishes this indispensable digital gay travel news update weekly: GAYography. This week’s GAYography brief has some exciting new secret beaches in SE Asia as well as where to go if you want to bare it all this weekend in the Poconos. You can also follow the AtlantisContinue reading “Gayography: Gay Travel News Update”

Seeking a tree house (and love). An Unusual Gay First Gay Date in Kenya

From ManAboutWorld: In Kenya, when you meet a guy you like, take him on a safari. It’s a fast way to get to know another person. The pressures of long, dusty roads and roughing it in the Kenya bush with no daily luxuries brings out the very best or worst in someone. I decided to take my first date,Continue reading “Seeking a tree house (and love). An Unusual Gay First Gay Date in Kenya”

Gay Travel News: Gay in Ethiopia and More

The Gayography gay travel news brief is an informative update brought to you by toManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese and talks about being Gay in Ethiopia and more.

HIFA: Putting the Gay(ish) In Zimbabwe

  Our Africa-born, Kenya-based correspondent Dion Van Aardt returns with some cool info about a week-long arts festival in Zimbabwe: When you say ‘Zimbabwe’ negative images spring to mind, not to mention 91 year old President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the nation for 35 years, but there is a lot more to this great countryContinue reading “HIFA: Putting the Gay(ish) In Zimbabwe”

Welcome to our Newest Correspondent: Kenya-Based Dion Van Aardt

Dion comes from a long line of Nomadic misfits and is the 13th generation of his family to be born in Africa. He lives on Lamu Island, Kenya, running Kizingo, a small unconventional beach resort. When Dion isn’t at Kizingo,  he spends his time in Harare, Zimbabwe and loves to travel as much as possible.Continue reading “Welcome to our Newest Correspondent: Kenya-Based Dion Van Aardt”

Wild Rainbow African Safaris Hits 10 years

Our June issue included a story about an unforgettable and romantic journey aboard Rovos Rail in South Africa and we just can’t get enough of that beautiful, vast continent. So let’s go back! Lesbian-owned and run Wild Rainbow African Safaris (by the fabulous Jody Cole) is marking its 10th anniversary with a new line up of customized, guided safaris forContinue reading “Wild Rainbow African Safaris Hits 10 years”

Tour of the Week: Extraordinary Journeys’ Cape Town Pride Week/Safari

This is the first of its kind I’ve ever seen: A mainstream but gay-friendly tour company is offering an 8-day safari to coincide with Cape Town, South Africa’s Gay Pride Week, which is scheduled for February 24 through March 4, 2012. Guests will spend  the first part — February 27-March 1 — in  Cape Town atContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Extraordinary Journeys’ Cape Town Pride Week/Safari”

Tours of the Week: VentureOut’s “Cats, Convents, and Casbahs”

Here are three alliterative tours offered by the fabulous folks at VentureOut in 2012. There’s even a deal on “Cats” (African safari, not the show!), so click away and start your joyful journey. “Cats” – Southern Africa Trifecta – pictured above (with discount offer) “Convents” – Medieval Hilltowns of Italy “Casbahs” – The Sands & SouksContinue reading “Tours of the Week: VentureOut’s “Cats, Convents, and Casbahs””


  If you haven’t been on safari in Africa, you haven’t traveled. Just sayin’ Here’s your golden opportunity. There are only two rooms left on Venture Out’s Southern Africa Trifecta: Cape Town + Botswana Wildlife Safari + Victoria Falls Dates: September 7 to 15, 2011 Check after the jump for more info. This tour offers anContinue reading “TOUR OF THE WEEK: AFRICA WITH VENTURE OUT”

Tour of the Week: Gay2Afrika

This isn’t a gay tour, per se, but it is an outstanding value. It’s from the folks at, a gay-owned and gay-operate tour operator. This 5-day/4-night tour starts from $499 per person and is an incredible value. The “CAPE TOWN” package includes 4 Nights’ accommodation at your choice of one of these premier CapeContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Gay2Afrika”