The Kimos’ Ohanas – Gay Owned Pahoa, Big Island Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 27th, 2019

The Kimos' Ohanas

Only 30 minutes outside of Hilo, come experience the sights and sounds of the Puna Rain Forest in Hawaii’s newest unique Bed and Breakfast. Our rooms/suites are located in comfortable, relaxing, private Ohanas (Cottages) which bring back those fond memories of summer camp that you enjoyed in your youth!

Your private space allows you to complete relax and come and go as you please without the worry of disturbing other guests.

A spacious lounge, located in a separate Ohana allows our guests to watch TV, play games, read a book, connect to WIFI or socialize with other guests is open 24 hours a day.

Our large screened in airy lanai is where our sumptuous breakfast is served and also has a TV, WIFI and is great for socializing.

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One Month in India – Our Taste for Life

Author: , September 27th, 2019

One Month in India - Our Taste for Life

Backpacking for one month in India and need some guidance on where to go? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. It can be a daunting task planning your route in this truly vast and diverse country. So with this in mind, we share a few different backpacking India routes, suitable for a one month trip in India. Furthermore, we will share all the best places to see in India, our top tips, where to stay, budget and more.

Backpacking India had been at the top of our bucket list for over a year before we finally worked up the courage to go. We spent that time getting some backpacker experience under our belt in South East Asia. And then one day, it was just TIME.

We planned to spend just one month in India. However, one month in India quickly became two. And still, we only just managed to scratch the surface. Nevertheless, it was enough time for us to fall head over heels in love with Mother India.

You see, India is unlike any other country we have visited. Everything about it is loud, large, and in your face. It takes a lot of patience to see the beauty amidst the madness. And you’ll probably find you have a love/hate relationship with India, like most other travellers.

But for those prepared to take the time to get to know the real India. You are in for the adventure of your lives.

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Gay Caye Caulker, Belize – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , September 27th, 2019

Gay Caye Caulker

Ask any backpacker travelling through Central America about Belize and they will tell you Caye Caulker is on their list.

Google it for yourself and you will see why. Bright blue skies, clear blue sea, palm trees lining the waters edge and colourful houses dotting the street give the island its iconic Caribbean feel. There are so many things to do in Caye Caulker!

Stepping foot on the island you’ll immediately see the famous signs advising you to “Go Slow”. In fact, you’ll also hear the local villagers saying this numerous times a day as the answer to many questions asked. It’s the local way of saying “don’t worry, just chill out.”

But is life on Caye Caulker all about just going slow, or is there enough to fill your time there? Whilst we love a stunning Caribbean island as much as the next person, it doesn’t take long before we get itchy feet and need to do something!

Here’s our Caye Caulker travel guide and our list of things to do on Caye Caulker.

How to get to Caye Caulker

Belize is bordered by Mexico to the North, and Guatemala to the West. It is easily accessible from both countries overland if flying is out of budget. Getting to Caye Caulker from either country will involve bus travel to either Chetumal, Mexico, or Belize City if coming from Guatemala. Then you will take a water taxi to Caye Caulker.

We were travelling from Playa del Carmen, so we took the ADO bus to Chetumal, and then a taxi to the ferry port. This is where you pay your departure tax for Mexico and stamp out, and check in for the water taxi to Caye Caulker.

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Sabina Tour – Mindo, Ecuador

Author: , September 26th, 2019

Sabina Tour

Greetings from the Ecuadorian cloud forest! SabinaTour Operator is local, family-run tour operator dedicated to conserving the Andean Choco Biosphere through sustainable tourism by offering fabulous cloud forest tours for all types of travellers. We are Tour Cert Certified and follow very rigorous international standards to make sure each and every tour we operate directly supports the local community and local conservation efforts. If you are looking for naturalist, adventure, birdwatching, family or photography tours run by a professional, safe and sustainable company – you found us!

Run by an Ecuadorian/American couple, SabinaTour Operator is deeply committed to organizing your unforgettable cloud forest experience. All of our tours are private, all-inclusive and can be customized according to the itinerary and needs of our clients. So start planning your next vacation with us today! We look forward to hosting you soon.

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Ten Days in Bali – Our Taste for Life

Author: , September 26th, 2019

Ten Days in Bali

Ten Days in Bali is the perfect amount of time to enjoy a taste of everything the island has to offer. And to help with your trip planning, we have put together a 10 Day Bali Itinerary that will ensure you do not miss out on any of the highlights.

Steaming jungles, pristine beaches, rich culture, and smoothie bowls, are just a handful of reasons why we fell in love with Bali. Although we have to admit, this infatuation did take us by surprise. Until recently, we were guilty of believing that the island might be over touristic. When in fact we couldn’t have been more wrong.

There is no denying that the island is popular. But it’s not without good reason. The island of the gods appeals to every kind of traveller. Surfers, yogis, nature lovers, hikers, foodies, divers, hippies, backpackers, families, couples – all come here to lap up the islands magical vibe.

There is a lot to see and do in Bali. But with our help, you can spend less time planning and more time exploring. In this 10 Day Bali Itinerary & Guide, we cover all of the best places to go, where to find the best food, how to get around, and more. So let’s get to it.

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Best Gay Theatre Festivals – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , September 26th, 2019

Best Gay Theatre Festivals

‘The theatre’s so obsessed
With dramas so depressed
It’s hard to sell a ticket on Broadway
Shows should be more pretty
Shows should be more witty
Shows should be more…
What’s the word?
Gay…?’

These words were sung by the character of Roger in the Broadway show, ‘The Producers’, and we couldn’t agree more. When it comes to seeing a show, it needs a dash of campy flair that only gay people can bring.

What is it about the theatre that gay people love? Is it the costumes? The actors? The stories?

With both of us being big drama fanatics (both inside and outside the theatre house), we’ve particularly found theatre to be a much more inclusive and open-minded mode of entertainment than film or TV.

With the pink wave riding across the world, and more countries polishing up their LGBTQ rights records, queer representation is at a crucial point to help push those lawmakers over the rainbow picket line.

This is why we feel that gay theatre festivals are super important for the cause. They help increase visibility for our community, not just for heterosexuals, but for ourselves as well. There are many different kinds of people in the community that have different experiences or have varying privileges. Whilst we, as gay men, undergo certain challenges that our straight peers don’t have to think about, our struggles differ from those who are trans, disabled or queer. Gay theatre festivals bring all of our stories into the light and can be quite a harrowing experience for all who attend.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best gay theatre festivals from across the world.

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Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , September 19th, 2019

Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill

From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens. The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor.

The memorial is facing the Parthenon and it is in the highest part of the hill. This only shows the Prince’s rank in ancient Athens.

As you go along the path to the Muse Hill, you tread the same path that the Ancient Greek philosophers, like Socrates, walked on.

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Gay Bogota – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , September 19th, 2019

Gay Bogota - The Nomadic Boys

Ever been to a club with 5,000 other gay boys with 13 rooms spread across 5 floors?

Neither had we until we went to the huge Theatron gay club in Colombia’s capital city, Bogota. The gay scene here is all about this infamous mega-club, which is the largest in Latin America. It’s like no other place we’ve ever been to and is certainly the largest gay club we’ve visited.

There is of course more to this city than Theatron club, with many different gay places to hang out as well as an exciting foodie scene and beautiful hotels. The historic Old Quarter is a delightful area to see the Spanish colonial influences and explore some of the most interesting museums.

We’ve put together our detailed guide to our favourite gay bars and clubs in Bogota, the best gay friendly places to stay or eat, as well as our favourite sightseeing things to do in this vibrant city.

Is Bogota safe for gay travellers?

As travellers in gay Bogota, we felt safe and we found it to be a welcoming city. We didn’t have any problems sleeping in double beds in the hotels we stayed at and never felt like we had to hide who we were. In terms of public displays of affection, we only felt comfortable walking hand in hand in some parts of Chapinero, where most of the gay scene is located. As with most big cities in the world, there are areas you need to be cautious of whether you’re straight or gay, so keep an eye out on your belongings wherever you are.

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Arden Forest Inn – Ashland Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 18th, 2019

Arden Forest Inn - Ashland Gay Bed & Breakfast

Ashland’s best kept secret! Come see why our guests say, “the best keeps getting better.”

Upon your arrival, you’ll discover a unique and eclectic environment dominated by a collection of original art, curiosities, and an extensive library – all housed in an historic Ashland home. The folk Victorian farmhouse with adjoining carriage house, were both built in 1890 by one of Ashland’s founding families.

We offer tranquil, fully appointed rooms, gourmet breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, off street parking, guest kitchen with complimentary coffee, tea and treats. To add to your pleasure, we’ve created one of Ashland’s most spectacular gardens, with mountain views, enchanted green spaces, gazebo, expansive decking and a heated pool. We are conveniently located just 4 blocks from plaza and theaters.

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The Temple of Zeus – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , September 18th, 2019

The Temple of Zeus - Keep Calm and Wander

The Temple of Zeus is at the heart of Athens. It is a few minutes walk from Syntagma and not far from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games was held.

BEWARE. A friend of mine did a headstand here and I had a jumping photo when a security officer came over and told us not to do it because it is a holy place! Ooopppsss!!! Silly us! We apologized.

If you’re a fan of Greek mythology, don’t you dare skip this piece of history and mythology. This temple is also known as the Temple of Zeus Olympios or Olympieion.

Who is Zeus, you might ask? Well, according to Greek mythology, he is the King of Gods and God of Sky. That’s pretty much a royal ruler and holy one rolled into one.

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