Looking for some insider travel info? There’s more to Europe to be discovered and The Azores are Portugal’s best kept secret.
But don’t take our word for it, Condé Nast Traveller recently touted the archipelago as “the secret gardens of the Atlantic – lush and green, thick with temperate forests which feel almost like rainforest, alive with birds and a rich wildlife.” Meanwhile Lonely Planet recently wrote an article titled “This other Eden: The Azores, Europe’s secret islands of adventure”.
In just the past few years, Cuba has become a destination gaining more interest and the ability to access this island nation has grown tremendously. The landmark decision to increase economic and political ties between Cuba and the US is creating new opportunities for everyone, especially those in the LGBT community.
At the northern edge of the Adriatic Sea, just east of the Italian coast sits unspoiled coastline, beaches and bright blue waters home to the country of Croatia. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, this country has been independent for 25 years and has grown into a modern European destination not to be missed. With a thousand islands, delicious cuisine, stunning nature and a mild Mediterranean climate, this country has recently made its way to the top of many traveler’s bucket list.Read more
Spain has incredible annual events that draw many visitors to places all over the peninsular country and its islands. Of course being one of the most gay-friendly nations in Europe and the world, it’s no surprise that the country has plenty of year round events to offer the LGBT community. With plenty of warm and sunny days you could spend months exploring the big cities and Spanish countryside, but given you probably have just a short time to visit you’ve got to pick the best and most exciting. If you’re looking to join a gay group trip or event, our friends at Spain 7 Degrees will take you effortlessly to these destinations showing the best they have to offer. Here are 3 new LGBT events this year not to be missed!Read more
The ‘Sharing Economy’ has made a big impact on the travel industry in the past decade with major leaders like AirBnB and Uber to the hundreds of other home and ride sharing businesses available. Today’s travelers are often choosing home rentals over hotels and it’s no wonder why. They can get a more comfortable, cost-effective stay and personal attention from their host instead of the sometimes impersonal offerings of an outdated or overpriced hotel room. Nowadays travelers even have a large selection of home sharing sites to choose from. If you’re a gay traveler, the top choice for renting a room or home while traveling is misterb&b. While other sites may claim to be LGBT-friendly, misterb&b is specifically tailored to the travel needs of the gay community. With the popularity of these sites continuing to rise, now’s the time to consider listing your spare room or space on misterb&b and here’s why.Read more
A gay group tour is a great option for an amazing travel experience that’s already pre-planned and purchased as a package. It’s particularly useful if you’re too busy to plan your own trip or if you’re a solo traveler because you’ll quickly make new friends in your group as you travel together. Of course you can also travel with a friend, significant other or even a family member on one of these awesome adventures. We recommend a few different tour operators that do gay group trips and they all offer great itineraries and experiences that you’ll surely love and won’t forget. You can even save up to $200 with some of the companies by using our special offer for Two Bad Tourists’ readers only.
Get ready for 7 days of non-stop fun and party on the Mediterranean Sea. Your favorite parties and clubs from all around Europe will entertain you on board. Each night’s highlights are different themed parties from Eurovision to ‘Back to the 90’s’. Do you want more? You’ll experience the best shows and performances of international pop stars only on board of Open Sea Cruises. Clear your schedule and end your summer like never before!
Madrid is perhaps not as well known of a gay destination as its Catalan sister in the northeast, Barcelona. But the truth is that Madrid is a bigger city with more offerings from a nightlife perspective and many LGBT oriented events throughout the year. Madrid is still a great destination for tourists, though it admittedly doesn’t have quite as many attractions as the architectural wonder Barcelona. Still Madrid is a fantastic destination especially if you enjoy local neighborhoods, art, the gay scene, nightlife and beautiful weather.
Going on a cruise is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing vacations you can take. The options are limitless ranging from the Mediterranean and Caribbean to the Baltic Sea or even Alaska. Of course the latter will be lacking sun and warm weather and it’s probably not the most gay-friendly option you could choose. So why not consider taking an all-gay cruise? You can opt for a small ship with a more intimate feel or take one of the more popular large boats with companies like Open Sea by Axel, Atlantis, Le Demence, or RSVP. For the ladies, Olivia is the major player and many of these companies have been around for 20 years or more. So if you’ve never thought about taking a gay cruise, here are 9 reasons that just might convince you.