Can we hold hands here? LGBTQ travel safety today

Check out my article “Can we hold hands here” on LGBTQ travel safety in the cool new publication Strangers Guide!

Rio Carnivale!

Our correspondent Jeff Guaracino chimes in with some news about the fantastic Rio Carnivale! CARNIVAL IN RIO: PARTY ON!  When you picture Rio de Janeiro, do you think of sexy people partying? You’d be right. Brazil’s Carnival is known worldwide as the “world’s biggest festival” full of culture, dance, food, samba, parades and music. Tourism officialsContinue reading “Rio Carnivale!”

ManAboutWorld’s October Issue Is Now Available

  Her’s the cover of our current issue. It’s chock full of the insightful, in-the-know recommendations for where to go, when to go, and where to stay, eat and play in some of the most exciting and gay-popular destinations on the planet. Download October now via the AppStore. This month we bring you the boysContinue reading “ManAboutWorld’s October Issue Is Now Available”

Florianopolis, Brazil: “Like Square Cut-Palooza”

I just arrived in the fabulous gay-popular resort destination of Florianopolis, Brazil, the island capital of the state of Santa Catarina south of Rio de Janeiro. We sent our intrepid writer Dennis Hensley here last year. He explored the gay beach (hey — it’s a tough job!) and here’s his sexy report.

Suite Dreams: Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The grand dame of Rio de Janeiro is indisputably the luxurious Orient-Express hotel, the Copacabana Palace. This storied Art Deco gem opened its doors in 1923 and has hosted some of the most famous personalities in the world from Fred Astaire to Madonna. Simply walking through the lobby, past the expansive pool (surrounded by chic sunbathers)Continue reading “Suite Dreams: Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro”

Heading to Florianopolis

Where’s that, you say? Florianopolis is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil, an island off the coast south of Rio de Janeiro. I’m heading there for a Board meeting of the IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association; I’ve never been and am looking forward to it. One of theContinue reading “Heading to Florianopolis”

IGLTA Concludes its 28th Annual Global Convention

You think all those LGBT guesthouses, tour operators, and travel agents operate in a vacuum? Guess again! There’s an organization that represents their interests and by extention you, dear gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender traveler. Read on! The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), was founded in 1983 with 25 members as a wayContinue reading “IGLTA Concludes its 28th Annual Global Convention”

Florianopolis – Brazil’s Other Carnival Hot Spot

Originally published in Most LGBT travelers know that Rio’s Carnival (Mardi Gras celebration) is a white-hot and gay-popular event. Fewer know that many gay Brazilians go to Florianopolis to celebrate. This year’s festivities, March 5-8 will be hotter than ever. This sultry island town is located to the south of Brazil (here’s a map)Continue reading “Florianopolis – Brazil’s Other Carnival Hot Spot”