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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.
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Gay Travel Guides
The following are some of
the best sources of world-wide gay travel information 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 GayGuide.net which
is a 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 traveling.
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.
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 main.
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
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:Featuring over 6000 listings covering
72 international cities (three times more listingsthan any
other gay map guide), this is the ideal travel guide to the
world. Featuring the biggest and best cities in North America,
Europe, Australia,and South Africa, alongside colour-codedmaps,
and quick-and-easy City Overviews, it's the ideal guide for
the urban travel schedule.
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
independent reviews of gay accommodations, I can recommend
the Masterfiles on Out&About.com and
the Travel section of PlanetOut.com which
shares much of the same data.
Directory of gay accommodations Better for U.S. locations than elsewhere.
Information supplied by owners.
GayRes 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
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.
Roofs Searchable directory of gay and gay-friendly Accommodations
Information is as supplied by owners but includes rates and
links to web sites.
World One Family
A free gay home and hospitality exchange network primarily operating in
the USA and Europe.