an overview of gay travel and essential advice for getting
the best deals, start at the Travel
Deals and Advice.
While gay travel and gay
travel agents have sprung up everywhere
- few seem to have much to offer older men.
However we have created extensive calendars of Events for
older men and admirers.
Crusing (on ships!) is
an increasingls popular option for many people but
there are many options
from to get the perfect trip for you, so read our Guide
to Gay Cruising and then the
Gay Cruise Calendar.
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The following are some
of the best sources of world-wide gay travel information
and gay accommodations online,
although there are many local guides which may have more
relevant information for your destination. If you're
for a local city guide, a search on Google
for "Gay Cityname" will usually produce results
but also check GayGuide.net
which is a an online directory of local guides. Also
you can find city, regional
and worldwide printed guide books.
A comprehensive searchable directory of local online guides.
Extensive list of web-based local city and country guides in
locations worldwide. Good for finding local resources if you're
The Guide Online
Online version of a printed free magazine distributed in gay
bars and clubs worldwide. It provides fairly accurate and detailed
descriptions of places to go to in major cities around the world.
It tends to list "twinkie" bars more than senior bars
but some "gentlemen's" bars do get mentioned.
As well as producing a monthly printed magazine,
their website includes downloadable Masterfiles of major gay
destinations worldwide at a cost of $10. These include in-depth
reviews of accommodations, bars, dining and general tourist
Subscribers to the magazine get a discount on the cost of the
Masterfiles. (Much of the information from the MasterFiles
is now available free in Gay.com travel)
Part of a group that includes Gay.com and OutandAbout. Their
travel section includes a searchable data base of locations
from OutandAbout Masterfiles. Includes fairly detailed reviews
of accommodations, bars and dining venues.
Provides online newsletter and print guides to major gay destinations,
although these seem to be sponsored by advertisers in the
Wide coverage of major cities and gay destinations in United
States and Canada. Maps are enhanced with local information
and a directory of businesses, bars, organizations, and accommodations.
Online download of maps in PDF format is free as are the maps
themselves on location. You may order printed versions at an
extremely low price from the site.
This German company produces free advertising-sponsored maps
of major European destinations and a few outside Europe such
as Thailand and Australia. Their maps indicate which bars
are for younger guys but not older.
Free to download in PDF format
from their site but online versions do not include the address
Provides information for the gay & lesbian traveler in the
USA (CA), Australia, China, Singapore, Thailand. Maps Include
live theatre, restaurants, bars, clubs, saunas, community
groups and accommodation venues.
Maps are viewable on website but details are only available
on printed versions which can be purchased online.
GrayGay.com comments: A must for the sophisticated traveler. More
than 130 full-color maps pinpoint gay & lesbian accommodations,
bars, and bookstores in 75 major cities & resort destinations. Comprehensive
info boxes give you directions from the airport, local hotlines,
transit and tourist info.
Magazine Offers on and offline magazine covering major and minor
gay travel destinations in detail. Online version can be downloaded
for a small cost ($4.95) but is a very large PDF file.
Essential reading for the Gay traveler and those in the gay
travel industry. Out&About provides up-to-date information
on the latest hot spots as well as in-depth articles covering
popular destinations in detail, including accurate ratings
and reviews of gay hotels.
The 16 page monthly magazine is available by subscription
only but they have also started to produce printed guides
based on the magazine editorial.
Provides lavishly illustrated travel related articles on major
and minor gay travel destinations.
following are specialist gay Accommodation sites but for
reviews of gay accommodations, I can recommend the Travel
section of Gay.com
which now has most of the information that used to require
subscription to OutAndAbout.com (to what extent this information
will be updated in future remains to be seen).
Directory of gay accommodations
Better for U.S. locations than elsewhere. Information supplied
GayRes Specialist booking
company for gay and gay-friendly hotels who will ensure
get the double bed you booked without raised eyebrows at
the front desk! Their "Rainbow Concierge" gay guide has
a fairly good list of places but no details or reviews.
on the Move
A gay travelogue site. Gay men & women write articles
about their experiences traveling to various locales. They
also offer insight on hotels, restaurants, sightseeing attractions,
Roofs Searchable directory of gay and gay-friendly Accommodations
Information is as supplied by owners but includes rates and
links to web sites.
Home & Hospitality Exchange
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Home Around the World is a gay owned and run home swap,
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One World One
A free gay home and hospitality exchange network primarily
operating in the USA and Europe.