Gay Danube Cruises – Passport Magazine

Author: , January 3rd, 2018

gay Danube cruises

Just say the words “the Danube” to people who’ve been there, and they’ll sigh longingly, and probably start a word salad of superlatives. The romance and beauty of this fabled river, which flows from Germany all the way to the Black Sea evokes a kind of magic, and justifiably so.

And that alone – plus the fact that you can do this river on all-gay cruises (offered by companies like the award-winning Brand g Vacations) – should be enough to have you running to your laptop to book one.

But just in case, here are a few more good reasons:

1. It has some of Europe’s most exciting and memorable cities, like Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest. It’s like a sightseeing superstore, except you don ‘t need your CostCo card. (Incidentally, Prague isn’t actually on the river, but it’s the starting point for most upper Danube cruises, so it’s considered a Danube port.)

2. The river runs through so many countries, it has multiple itineraries available, like Prague to Budapest, known as the “Upper Danube”, and Budapest to Bucharest, or the “Lower Danube”.

By Eric Poole – Full Story at Passport

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GaySail: Gay Tour Operator in Amsterdam

Author: , December 21st, 2016

GaySailPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly tour operatorsy:

At GaySail we organize about 50 gay sailing cruises a year, all over the world, for single gay men, -couples, -friends and private gay groups. We sail in Greece, Croatia, Ibiza, Virgin Islands, St. Martin & St. Barth, Bahamas, Brazil and Thailand.

With our team of 22 fully licensed gay skippers and gay cooks/co-skippers we can offer you a wonderful one- or two week gay sailing vacation. We offer regular GaySail sailing cruises but also a lot GayNudeSail sailing cruises and GaySail Exclusive luxury sailing cruises, both monohull- and catamaran yachts. Cruises with gay skipper only, or skipper and cook for breakfast and lunch. Something for everyone!

No sailing experience needed. If you like, you can take the wheel and learn to sail and navigate, if you just want to relax, soak up in the sun on the front deck, watch out for the dolphins, it’s your holiday!

We usually sail about 6 hours a day. Most of the time we anchor for lunch and swim. At night we dock in little in local harbor and have dinner in the local restaurants of we stay overnight in a bay under the stars and have dinner on board.

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Dynamite Travel, LLC – Lesbian Owned Travel Agency

Author: , September 30th, 2016

Dynamite Travel, LLC

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

ABOUT US

Dynamite Travel, LLC was founded by Dr. Terika L. Haynes in 2008. Our goal is to assist all customers with creating unique travel experiences. Over the years Dynamite Travel’s LGBT client base has grown and with new laws being passed we are excited to work with couples not only on vacation planning but also destination wedding planning as well! Dynamite Travel is a company dedicated to creating unforgettable vacation experiences and the team at Dynamite Travel has the credentials, experience, and expertise necessary to make sure that your travel adventures are a blast! At Dynamite Travel we are committed to providing personalized service to each customer.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Dynamite Travel works with clients to plan their vacation while keeping them involved in the planning process. We provide vacation planning assistance services for vacation packages, cruises, tours, destination weddings, honeymoons, group travel, and more! We also assist customers with excursion planning, dinner reservations, and anything else that will make their vacation experience unforgettable!

OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is to provide high quality travel planning assistance to each client, ensuring that they have an unforgettable vacation experience.

Our vision is to become a leading travel consultancy for clients around the world.

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Oceanlink Travel – Gay Vietnam Tour Operator

Author: , April 21st, 2016

Oceanlink Travel

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Oceanlink Travel assembles members having great passions for the tourism industry. Besides that, our travel product team also specializes not only in running classic tours but also in offering unique and sublime tour programs by bringing tourists deep impressions of culture, local people, and cuisine in Vietnam. Especially, our leading programs are pre-wedding photo shooting, wedding and honeymoon packages for LGBT Tourists. We can turn tourists’ dreams of love into reality by our thoroughness and thoughtfulness, so as to ensure that the tourists will have truly memorable experiences in Vietnam.

Why is Oceanlink Travel trusted to provide these leading packages for LGBT tourists?

  • In-house photographer & stylist
  • LGBT friendly tour guides
  • Using our own transportation fleet
  • Travelling with local experts
  • Offering unique & romantic beach resorts

See the Oceanlink Travel Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Vietnam

Featured Lesbian Tour Operator: Lil Classic Charters, Anacortes, Washington

Author: , June 13th, 2015

Lil Classic Charters

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Imagine savoring fresh crab from the top deck of your private yacht as eagles soar across a majestic sunset sky. You are unplugged from your everyday busy life and in tuned with the serenity of the surrounding beautiful San Juan Islands. Join us for your customized island adventure aboard our lovingly restored classic yacht, Sunny 1.

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LGBT Cruising: Something for Everyone

Author: , February 10th, 2015

Gay CruiseIf you are wondering about taking a cruise as a vacation I highly recommend it.

I always tell people that a cruise is like a vacation smorgasbord; it takes you to several different destinations – and often countries – and allows you to taste test each. The one downside is that you have limited time in each port, usually only a day or so. However, to me, experiencing several new cities is part of the fun, and it gives me a short look at a city that I might like to return to on a future trip.

Another great reason to take a cruise is that you unpack once, always have the same room, and wake up each morning in a new location. It’s like staying at an all-inclusive resort that moves while you sleep. When you awake there is a brand new view out your window and as you sail away each night into the sunset you dine with a new view. Some itineraries do include an overnight in a port so that you can explore and dine in that city. I have had overnight ports in Barcelona, Ibiza, Puerto Rico and Key West, all of which offered a party and some fun dining experiences.

By Fred Palmer – Full Story at Edge Boston

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Cruise Excursions

Author: , November 9th, 2013
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Cruise Excursions

Peter BennWe ran across this book by an Australian author who has been reading our travel columns here on Purpleroofs for the past few years and from start to finish his book is a MUST for anyone traveling to Europe and or the Baltic. This was written as a record of his travels with Atlantis and R.S.V.P. gay cruises in the Baltic and the Mediterranean – though the information is totally universal as the very same shore trips are available week in and week out on just about all the cruise lines.

It is a taste of what the reader can expect to see when in port. He relates to the reader about each of the below places where he has visited and gives very insightful inside information on each port. Anybody knows what to do on a cruise ship but it is when you are in ports that is usually the problem.

RSVP CruiseHe talks about places like Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville (Cadiz), Rome, Copenhagen, Corfu (Kerkira), Helsinki, Ibiza, Izmire, (Ephesus), Corunna, La Spezia, Le Havre, Lisbon, Messina, Naples, Salerno, St. Petersburg, Stockholm,Tallinn,Valetta, Venice, Ajaccio (Corsica), Amsterdam and Dubrovnik in Croatia.

As a helpful bonus there is also a summary for the first time cruiser as to what to expect as you board your cruise, and perhaps more importantly a check list as to what to pack and take in order for your shore excursion to be problem free. Also there is a very important article for those who suffer seasickness and have therefore avoided the joys of cruising.

The author says that he used to be the world’s worst sailor, but with inexpensive acupressure wristbands available from any drug store his life and yours as well, can change allowing everyone to undertake cruising without nausea.

cruise photoThe author Peter Benn is a mature age gay man living and writing from Melbourne, Australia. He likes to write about the things he knows and cares about. He trusts that his experiences will make the paths of others who follow much easier. His books reflect this mature age view of the world.

He also desires to inspire mature age men to take control of their lives and perhaps like himself, seek a sea-change and begin to follow and activate their dreams. After a life-time of being told that he should write, he finally did – at sixty three years of age. He’s proof that it’s never too late to begin. Peter was married to a woman for 13 years and currently lives in a decade long same-sex relationship.

He has also written two other books, TALES FROM THE FUR SIDE: Perfectly Adorable Cat Stories and THE VERSATILE HUSBAND, which answers all the questions a man might as about same-sex attraction. It is a straightforward practical guide for men in a heterosexual relationship who would like to explore with other men.

The books can be ordered from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Excursions-European-Baltic-Shore/dp/1481205641.

Save yourself a lot of hassles and worries and purchase his book BEFORE you take your next cruise. It will certainly be money well spent.

And on a special note to our readers wanting to take a Gay Cruise:
Every marketing material that we have ever seen for gay cruises showed throngs of hot 30 year old something’s with 5% body fat wearing a bikini, thong or no clothes. In reality that makes up for about 10% of the people on board. In reality, the passengers resembled a gay bar in the Midwest, more than a circuit party. Every kind of gay man is on board: Men in their 20’s thru their 80’s; Black, white and Asian; Bears, jocks and twins; Gamblers, circuit boys and Broadway queens. Many are wearing baggy blue jeans and everything else. So do not get your hopes up!

Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

Donald and RayTRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/