For 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 to choose from to get the perfect trip for you, so read our Guide to Gay Cruising and then the Gay Cruise Calendar.

We provide information on the best ways to get Discounts on Flights and Accomodation and a roundup of Gay Travel Guides and Maps.

We have listed the specialst Gay Travel and Cruise Companies but many of the mainstream travel sites also have a gay-orientated travel section and we have reviewed these for their gay content.

Would you like to go to all of the places you've ever dreamed of, make new friends, have a unique holiday and save money at the same time?

Gay home exchange enables you to enjoy the comforts of staying in a private home when travelling. Find out how your home holds the key to staying for free.

Home Around the World is a gay owned and run home swap, guest and host service. Our worldwide members discover imaginative, and unique solutions to create the perfect holiday.

Gay Travel

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 looking for a local city guide, a search on Google for "Gay Cityname" will usually produce results but also check which is a an online directory of local guides. Also you can find city, regional and worldwide printed guide books.

Gay Travel
Online Guides | Magazines | Maps |Accommodation |Home & Hospitality Exchange
Online Guides
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 traveling. 

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 info. 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 travel)
PlanetOut Travel
Part of a group that includes 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.

Gay Travel News
Provides online newsletter and print guides to major gay destinations, although these seem to be sponsored by advertisers in the main.

Gay City Maps
Columbia FunMaps
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.

Friends The Gaymap
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 information.
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.

Damron City Guide: Gay City Maps For United States, Canada, Europe, Southern Africa & Australia
by Gina M. Gatta (Editor)
List Price: $21.95 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.
Gay Travel Magazines
OurWorld 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.

Passport Magazine
Provides lavishly illustrated travel related articles on major and minor gay travel destinations.
The following are specialist gay Accommodation sites but for independent reviews of gay accommodations, I can recommend the Travel section of which now has most of the information that used to require subscription to (to what extent this information will be updated in future remains to be seen).
GayPlaces2Stay GayPlaces2Stay
Directory of gay accommodations Better for U.S. locations than elsewhere. Information supplied by owners.

Specialist booking company for gay and gay-friendly hotels who will ensure you 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.

Gays 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, etc.
Purple 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
Home Around The World
Home Around the World is a gay owned and run home swap, guest and host service. Options include Home Exchange, Hospitality Exchange, Room Exchange and House Sitting.
One World One Family
A free gay home and hospitality exchange network primarily operating in the USA and Europe.

Travel Lambda
Connections Club
A Travel Club For Gay Men over 40. Friendly, low cost lodging exchange.
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Damron Men's Travel Guide
by Gina M. Gatta (Editor)

List Price: $19.95 comments:
Over 12,000 listings of gay-friendly businesses in the US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and most European capitals.

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Safe and succesful dating guide
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