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!

Is Saint Lucia Safe and Welcoming for LGBTQ Travelers?

The Honorable Dominic Fedee visited New York this month with his marketing and public relations team to launch a new campaign for St. Lucia and to assure Americans that this lush Caribbean nation was not affected by recent hurricanes. The small country depends on tourism, and he asserts that “The best way to help the Caribbean is to visitContinue reading “Is Saint Lucia Safe and Welcoming for LGBTQ Travelers?”

Help Rebuild LGBTI Lives in the Caribbean through Alturi

Most relief work in the Caribbean is administered by religious organizations, which often leaves LGBTI people without help. Our friends at Alturi show a way to directly fund the Caribbean’s most vulnerable communities.

Couchsurfers Take Note: AirBnb Launches in Cuba

More than 1,000 beds have opened in Cuba, according to this article from the AP, with 40 percent of them in Havana. “The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between theContinue reading “Couchsurfers Take Note: AirBnb Launches in Cuba”

San Juan Spring Break is Coming!

    An update from our beloved correspondent, Harvard student and frequent traveler, Allister Chang: From the team that perfected “guerilla” takeovers of straight clubs, comes gay spring break San Juan 2015! On March 25-29 The Welcoming Committee (TWC) will bring LGBTQs from eight different cities to Puerto Rico. Whether you go by yourself, with a partner, or a group ofContinue reading “San Juan Spring Break is Coming!”

So You Want To Go Cuba? 6 Gay Ways To Get There

Thanks to President Obama’s recent initiative to thaw relations with our geographically near (yet ideologically distant) neighbor, it’s a little easier to go but restrictions remain in place, specifically with respect to pure leisure tourism — it’s still not legal for Americans, who must travel under a general or specific (i.e., an application and a case-by-caseContinue reading “So You Want To Go Cuba? 6 Gay Ways To Get There”

A Gay Guy’s First Trip To Cuba

Our friend Steven Bereznai — travel writer, personal trainer, and the author of numerous books, including Gay and Single…Forever? 10 Things Every Gay Guy Looking For Love (and Not Finding It) Needs to Know — chimes in with a fascinating piece from his trip to Cuba this past January. (He’s Canadian and has the legal right toContinue reading “A Gay Guy’s First Trip To Cuba”

Curacao Becomes Cura-Now!

Not everywhere in the Caribbean is gay-friendly (we’re looking at you, Jamaica!) but Dutch-owned Curacao is among the gayest of all the islands, and next month they celebrate their 2nd annual Gay Pride. From September 24-28, the small island of charming European architecture, cute boys, and 35 beaches, celebrates the LGBT lifestyle in the region.Continue reading “Curacao Becomes Cura-Now!”

Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012

Our gal pals at Sweet, a lesbian travel company creating fun land and sea vacations for gay women and their friends, have rolled out their 2012 vacation calendar. Kicking off February 17 with a three-day “Short & Sweet Bahamas Cruise” followed by a cruise to Alaska in May (see those glaciers before they melt!), aContinue reading “Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012”

Get Wet (and Gay) in Curaçao this Week

With a few noteworthy exceptions, the Caribbean is not known for being super gay friendly. The former Dutch colony and currently among the world’s youngest nations, the sun-drenched island of Curaçao has been reaching out to the LGBT travel segment for several years. One of their signature events is the Get Wet Weekend (now aContinue reading “Get Wet (and Gay) in Curaçao this Week”