Florianopolis – Brazil’s Other Carnival Hot Spot

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com 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”

Tour of the Week: Mardi Gras, Aussie-style

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com Australia makes for an incredibly exciting and exotic escape for Americans, especially those experiencing the last throes of winter, which in the southern hemisphere is actually summer. In 2011 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras takes place in early March, the perfect time to plan a visit during what is consideredContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Mardi Gras, Aussie-style”