Gay Iguazu Falls – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 29th, 2019

Gay Iguazu Falls - The Nomadic Boys

The famous Iguazu Falls are a bucket-list item for many travellers, both gay and straight. This amazing sight is the largest waterfall system in the world and absolutely breathtaking up close as you watch thousands of gallons of water plummeting into the foam.

The falls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil, which means you can stay in either country if you want to visit the waterfalls. It can be confusing to figure out which side is best, or even how to understand the differences, but don’t worry, ’cause we’re here to help!

This is our gay travel guide to Iguazu Falls and the surrounding area. Here you can find out our personal top picks for gay friendly accommodation, gay bars, clubs and restaurants around Iguazu Falls.

The two sides of the Iguazu Falls

So, first things first, these spectacular waterfalls have a few names. In English, we call them “Iguazu Falls” and the surrounding area, the “Iguazu National Park”. Both Argentina and Brazil have cities very close by, each of which are the perfect base when visiting the falls. In Brazil, the city is “Foz do Iguaçu” whereas in Argentina it is “Puerto Iguazú”.

Travelling between the two towns over the border is easy. You can either go by taxi or public bus. The entire trip shouldn’t take more than an hour. Remember to have your passport with you and to have already organised any visa requirements you may need for Brazil and Argentina.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Argentina Gay Travel Resources

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , June 29th, 2019

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - The Globetrotter Guys

If you are travelling to South Africa you can’t leave until you have been on a safari! It is one of the most incredible, exciting and unique experiences you can have, and South Africa has some of the best safaris in the world!

When we made our plans to return to South Africa, we knew we couldn’t be here for 3 months and not revisit a safari.

We first visited 4 years ago and had an incredible experience in Kruger National Park, but this time around our plans meant we were sticking near Cape Town and the Garden Route.

This meant that we needed to find the best safari near Cape Town. It was also incredibly important to us that we went on an authentic safari that had its ethos in the right place when it comes to conservation. After our experience at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve we are certain that we may have found the best safari near Cape Town!

By Sion & Ben – Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

South Africa Gay Travel Resources

 

Harbour Cottage Inn – Gay Owned Maine Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 27th, 2019

Harbour Cottage Inn

The Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast sits above Southwest Harbor and is located less than 5 minutes away from Acadia National Park and 8 miles from Bar Harbor. The inn is comprised of 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites all with private baths and was built in 1870 and was lovingly brought up to date to the highest standards in 2006.

The common areas are light and bright, elegant and comfortable and are furnished with contemporary as well as antique pieces adding an air of sophistication and humor in a casual cottage style.

Spend time on our beautiful front porch or sit under the magnificent old Tulip Poplar on the front lawn and enjoy the tranquility of this very special place. We are noted for our great breakfasts and warm hospitality.

See the Harbour Cottage Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Downeast & Acadia Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

 

Lesbian Taiwan – Once Upon a Journey

Author: , June 27th, 2019

Lesbian Taiwan - Once Upon a Journey

Taiwan, to us, is on top of the list of countries in Asia that have surprised us the most. Frankly, we didn’t know much about Taiwan, and odds are: so do you (except the fact they just legalised same-sex marriage). And that has to change! Lesbian Taiwan is AMAZING and definitely the most progressive place in Asia, in my opinion, arguably the world (yes, Dutchie speaking!). Are you ready to be surprised by how gay Taiwan is?!

Taiwan Gay Marriage: Asia’s First

In 2017, the Constitutional Court of Taiwan ruled that the definition of marriage as one man and one woman in the law was unconstitutional. The Court requested a change of legislation, by either adjusting existing laws or creating new ones, within a time frame of two years.

On International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019 – May 17 – same-sex marriage was officially legalised. Over 500 couples have already registered today (the day the law went into effect). Legalising gay marriage wasn’t without controversy and there will be some limitations. The new law offers similar legal protections as heterosexual marriage, but it’s a separate law. Same-sex couples will only be allowed to adopt children biologically related to at least one of them.

While the entire world seems to be setting steps backwards (abortion is up for discussion again? Seriously?!), Taiwan is setting a big step forward. Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

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Gay Oudtshoorn – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , June 27th, 2019

Gay Oudtshoorn - The Globetrotter Guys

Oudtshoorn is one of our favourite stops along the garden route of South Africa. It is a little bit out of the way, but 100% worth the drive to get there!

Oudtshoorn is a small town one-hour north of George (the nearest airport) or 4.5 hours by car from Cape Town.

The scenery here is incredible and you are constantly surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife – Oudtshoorn is home to the world’s largest ostrich population after all.

On top of that, the weather is excellent all year round, and there are many fun and adventurous things to do in gay Oudtshoorn.

We have visited Oudtshoorn twice now and would happily go back a third time. It’s also a place where local South Africans take their holidays which is a good indicator!

We recommend spending 2-3 nights in Oudtshoorn depending on how much time you have. In 2 nights, you will be able to do 4 out of our 5 top things to do in Oudtshoorn and with 3 you can tick them all off as well as taking some down time.

By Sion & Ben – Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Oudtshoorn Travel Resources

 

Charles Bass House – South Boston, Virginia Gay Owned B&B

Author: , June 26th, 2019

Charles Bass House - Boston Gay Friendly B&B

Enjoy a relaxing time at Charles Bass House, a gay owned B&B in the historic district of South Boston, Virginia – in Southern Virginia, about halfway between Richmond VA and Raleigh NC.

Built in 1904, this Victorian Italianate home is just a half-mile walk to downtown area with restaurants, shops, art galleries, theatre and churches. Two unit options are offered in this very intimate and private Inn:

The Guest Suite is on the first floor of the Charles Bass House, and includes a spacious bedroom with queen bed, private bath and adjoining sitting room with television and sofa which pulls out to make a full bed. The sitting room can serve as a separate bedroom.

The upstairs Guest Room also sports a spacious bedroom with queen bed and television and shares a bath which is just down the hall.

All guests are encouraged to enjoy the common areas which include the living room, dining room, sun porch, hot tub and spacious deck.

See the Charles Bass House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Virginia Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

 

Adams Catskill Cottage – Gay Owned Cottage in the Catskills

Author: , June 24th, 2019

Adams Catskill Cottage

The Adams Catskill Cottage is a whimsical 1 bedroom 1930’s guest cottage with a full living room that also has a brand new full size sofa sleeper. Separate windowed bedroom with new full size mattress. Full kitchen with vintage dining table and chairs as well as a pass through with 2 swivel high backed chairs in living room side. Full size gas stove, microwave, fridge, Keurig coffee maker, toaster and large subway tiled counter and sink.

1940’s metal writing desk in windowed corner of living room with desktop computer and printer. Large picture windows in both living room and kitchen which face the 23 acres of woods. Full bath off bedroom with large clawfoot tub and shower combination and vintage sink and brand new toilet.

Wifi available and there is a flat screen Smart TV with satellite and DVD player. Small outside porch with table and chairs. Ceiling Fans in bedroom and living room plus heat in the winter. Vintage iron fireplace with electric heat producing imitation flame.

See the Adams Catskill Cottage Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Catskills Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

 

These Meteora Monasteries Seem to Hover In the Air

Author: , June 24th, 2019

Meteora monasteries

These Meteora monasteries are hovering in the air. On our way to see these monasteries, our jaws dropped as we passed by the towering rock formations. They are amazing geological formations that will never fail to make you wonder how they came into existence.

While these are marvels of nature, the monasteries on top of these rock pillars are themselves, marvels of human ingenuity. I declare that these natural and human-made wonders are one of the attractions that you have to see, to believe.

Who Built these Monasteries?

Meteora’s first Christian monks set up their monastic life here back in the 14th century. They constructed monasteries on top of these gigantic rock cliffs that must have been very difficult to climb. But, I guess, that was the point of putting these monasteries up there – to get away from worldly temptations and possessions.

And by looking at them, I have no doubt that the monks succeeded in their mission to practice their faith without much distractions from the outside world. They would do everything to live in unreachable places just to experience (or, maybe see?) God in their lifetime.

By Alain, Keep Calm and Wander

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Gay in Iran – The Globetrotter Guys Boys

Author: , June 24th, 2019

Gay Iran - The Globetrotter Guys

We have never been to Iran and in all honesty know very little about it. Speaking to friends, they would say the same.

Iran is ruled under Sharia Law which to say the least is very anti LGBT and as a gay couple, this often deters us from visiting a country like Iran. Safety comes first after all.

As such, we were very intrigued when speaking with one of our followers on Instagram, Pouya and his boyfriend Sobhan, who are a gay couple living in Iran.

With such little information out there about the day to day life of a gay Iranian we wanted to ask some questions to learn more about gay Iran, give these guys a platform and share their responses with you.

If anything, perhaps someone reading this from Iran or a similar country may take comfort in this interview and know they have people in their country that support them!

Anyway, over to Sobhan and Pouya to learn about being gay in Iran:

Hi guys, thank you so much for speaking with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers!

Pouya: Hi Sion, Ben and everyone reading this!

We are so glad to know you both and wish to see you one day here in Iran or somewhere else.

My name is Pouya, I am 30 years old and M.S. at Energy Engineering. I am working at an energy management company and still live at my parent’s home.

Me and Sobhan have been in a relationship for 1.5 years and we are planning to live together soon.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at Globetrotter Guys

 

Beauport Inn – Lesbian Owned Ogunquit Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 22nd, 2019

Beauport Inn

The Beauport Inn is a unique stone English Manor located just 1/2 a mile from Route 1 and the center of Ogunquit, Maine.

This gorgeous property is set on nine acres of fields and woods which border the Josias River. With three large guest rooms, a two-room suite, and a fully-equipped apartment, this intimate setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a relaxing escape, or an extended Maine vacation.

See the Beauport Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Ogunquit Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals