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!

ManAboutWorld Editor Ziplines in Costa Rica

In a town known as Jaco in the center of Costa Rica, way up high in the rain forests, I leapt from a bamboo platform and flew high above the bushes and leaves, the trees and butterflies, connected to the thick chord above me by only a small metal clasp. The rain was drizzling downContinue reading “ManAboutWorld Editor Ziplines in Costa Rica”

The CheckOut: Oasis Sens Hotel In Cancún, Mexico

Our ManAboutWorld correspondent Paul VanDeCarr visited the Oasis Sens, an adult-only, all-inclusive resort in Cancún, Mexico. Was it as gay friendly as they promoted? Read our new column CheckOut and, well, check it out. Basics An “adults-only” resort hotel on the beach featuring outdoor pools, multiple restaurants with various cuisines and a friendly but not obsequious staff.Continue reading “The CheckOut: Oasis Sens Hotel In Cancún, Mexico”

Photo Du Jour: An Eye On Carnival Puerto Vallarta

This photo comes to us courtesy of Puerto Vallarta Carnival, which took place earlier this year, but we loved the colors and the sexy look of this disguised stranger. It’s not a gay event per se but with all those feathered, bejeweled and made-up guys, there’s certainly something at least a bit queer about it. SpeakingContinue reading “Photo Du Jour: An Eye On Carnival Puerto Vallarta”

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Flexes Its Pride

Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBT event “Vallarta Pride” will take place this year on the weekend of May 24th, 2013. Events will start with a cocktail kick-off at Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Cupula Hotel Boutique and continue for three days, celebrating LGBT culture and Puerto Vallarta’s welcoming community with music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitmentContinue reading “Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Flexes Its Pride”

Parting Shots: Behind the Scenes in Mexico

The last section of our magazine is “Parting Shots,” which are photos taken by our Global Correspondents, subscribers and other friends who send us their favorite image relating to that month’s theme. Our April theme was architecture. Here’s the story behind one of our favorite pictures of the Museo Soumaya in Mexico from Global Correspondent Paul VanDeCarr.Continue reading “Parting Shots: Behind the Scenes in Mexico”

World’s First Travel Discount Website For Gay Travelers is the first website that offers deals on customized getaways specifically for LGBT travelers. The travel experts behind OffTo bundle accommodations with activities tailored to the interest of lesbian and gay travelers. Best of all they negotiate the best possible prices, which translates into savings of 40%, 50% or more below retail. The mostContinue reading “World’s First Travel Discount Website For Gay Travelers”

Get a Taste of Gay Puerto Vallarta

Gay Taste is Best.  We know that.  You know that.  And now Puerto Vallarta agrees.  It was one year ago that Casa Cupula, the city’s upscale gay boutique hotel, opened its first restaurant to the general public.  And now, Taste Restaurant is being honored as the “Best New Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta” by the readers ofContinue reading “Get a Taste of Gay Puerto Vallarta”


Story and photo by Paul VanDeCarr You might find yourself intoxicated at the rooftop bar of Hotel Habita, located in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco neighborhood. And it wouldn’t be just because of the drinks, such as the tamarind margaritas. There’s also the splendid tapas, the sixth-floor view of the area, the terrace pool, the ambient music,Continue reading “SUITE DREAMS: THE INTOXICATING HOTEL HABITA”


Story and photo by Paul VanDeCarr Mexico City is a thrilling, if sometimes overwhelming, metropolis—a great destination on its own, or on the way to a beach resort elsewhere in the country. I’m pleased to report on The Red Tree House, a super-friendly, comfortable B&B that serves as an ideal base-camp for your excursions into theContinue reading “THE RED TREE HOUSE: YOUR HOME IN MEXICO CITY”