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”

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”

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”

Gay Brazil Update

Occasionally, correspondents, friends, and fellow travelers send me updates to post in my blog. Here’s one from Bryan Herb, owner of Zoom Vacations, award winning gay tour operator, on exciting changes in Brazil — one of the world’s most gay-popular destinations. Few countries have received the positive attention that Brazil has over the past fewContinue reading “Gay Brazil Update”

Tour of the Week: New Years in Rio with Zoom Vacations

Originally published in New Years in Rio de Janeiro has been firmly established as a popular gay high holiday. Every year, thousands of gays and lesbians from the U.S. (and many other countries) flock here to ring in the new year. Rio is exotic, beautiful, and charming. And the locals, known as Cariocas, areContinue reading “Tour of the Week: New Years in Rio with Zoom Vacations”