Adventure Bound Expeditions, Inc. – Gay Owned Tour Operator

Author: , July 20th, 2019

Adventure Bound Expeditions, Inc.

Since 1989, Adventure Bound Expeditions has designed and conducted high quality, exciting outdoor adventures tours for gay men.

We offer “trip of a lifetime” experiences to destinations throughout the world, including

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Asia
  • Australia and the South Pacific

For a truly gay tour experience, book your next trip with Adventure Bound Expeditions.

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New Age, Gay Friendly US Destinations

Author: , January 2nd, 2015

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In 1880, a wealthy man by the name of George Washington Vanderbilt II visited Asheville, North Carolina with his mother from New York. While on vacation near the Blue Ridge Mountain range, George had an unusual moment of clarity. He stared out into the woods and decided, at that precise moment, to build a second home. The Biltmore Estate, America’s largest privately owned estate and a top public attraction, is now internationally famous. Interestingly enough, his affluent friends found this quiet corner of Appalachia an odd choice over Upstate New York, which would have been much closer to home. To this day, locals swear it was the vortex and its metaphysical properties that swayed Vanderbilt. That vortex undoubtedly remains in Asheville, as tens of thousands of travelers are magically and mysteriously drawn to the quirky town each year as a place of calm, serenity, and “good energy.”

World-renowned psychic Cari Roy says that energy vortexes are what ancient cartographers called “lei lines” where certain intersections of higher energy cross. “If the globe has nerve centers,” she says, “these would be spiritual energy nerve centers. There’s some magnetic stuff behind lei lines so they literally have higher magnetism.”

Places like Asheville, North Carolina; Sedona, Arizona; and Santa Fe, New Mexico are all known to have vortexes, which may have fostered New Age communities. Dwellers who have lived around these destinations go as far back as Native Americans, who used them as healing spots. There was always a clear interest in these areas, from these earliest inhabitants to the much later rise of the New Age trend.

Full Story at Passport Magazine

Should Gays Travel to Hostile Places?

Author: , June 19th, 2014

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LGBT travelers take between five and seven trips a year. One survey found that 71% of gay U.S. respondents possessed valid passports, as opposed to 25% of the total population. Many LGBT travelers have ample disposable income. Yet for those who travel internationally, the world can seem polarized into gay-welcoming and gay-hostile places.

Europe west of Russia is free of legislation against homosexuality, and Argentina and Spain may be lightening up on machismo stereotypes. This month alone, a baker’s dozen pride events were scheduled around the world, from Athens to Zurich, Paris to Shanghai, Oslo to Tel Aviv. But citing religious beliefs, anti-colonialism and general disapproval, as many as 81 countries and territories currently limit or forbid same-sex relations.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has described homosexuals as “worse than dogs, pigs, goats and birds.” Russia legislated against vaguely defined gay “propaganda” and saw a rise in anti-LGBT violence. And the ongoing Beverly Hills Hotel boycott resulted from Brunei’s impending Shariah legal code suggesting death by stoning of, among others, homosexuals.

How should LGBT Americans deal with the realities of traveling in potentially hostile environments? Four approaches emerged from interviews with more than 20 LGBT (and a couple of straight) agents, travelers, organizational officials and media types as well as hoteliers.

By Abe Peck – Full Story at Travel Weekly

Ten Warm Winter Getaways for Gay Travelers

Author: , February 11th, 2014

Hawaii BeachNow that the holidays are over and the frigid, harsh reality of winter has only just settled in, you may want to ditch the snow shovels for daiquiris for a warm weather retreat. There’s nothing like escaping a snowocalpse for some sun and sand, and you’ll head back home with all the vitamin D you’ll need to see you through ’til Spring.

To get the blood flowing, here are 10 gay-friendly glimmering winter escapes to ensure all your Instagram followers be thoroughly jealous this season.

Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico the locals are friendly, the beaches are beautiful and the nightlife is hot. Check out Condado beach, where the gay sun-worshippers tend to gather. Puerto Rico might seem like an exotic paradise, but don’t forget: it is a U.S. territory so the dollar is the currency and almost everyone speaks English.

Authored By Dan Tracer – See the Full Story at GayCities

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Budget Travel Destinations for 2014

Author: , December 1st, 2013

Toronto SkylineShermans Travel Blog has compiled a list of their top ten affordable travel destinations for next year. Among them:

1. SingaporeSingapore It’s telling that Singapore Airlines spent the better part of this fall introducing over two dozen brand new 777-300ER planes into its fleet. The national carrier, consistently recognized as one of the top airlines in the world, is simply catering to demand as more and more visitors flock to this verdant Southeast Asian hub.

Scores of new hotels are opening all over the city – many of them artfully designed and, best of all, reasonably priced. But it’s not just affordable lodging that keep travelers coming back. The city’s treasure trove of cheap hawker centers (food stalls), diverse ethnic neighborhoods, and abundant green spaces (Gardens by the Bay, for one) show why it’s becoming one of the region’s most accessible, yet endlessly entertaining modern metropolises.

2. Toronto Toronto Porter Airlines’ frequent $86, one-way fares to Toronto make it an easy choice for domestic travelers – especially those in the Northeast – who are considering a trip northward for scenery, nightlife, and great food. Toronto fits the bill perfectly, with a little bit of something for everyone: culture hounds can catch an evening show by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (tickets from $33) at gorgeous Roy Thomson Hall; urban explorers can venture into Chinatown (simply ride TTC to St Patrick station); and aspiring chefs and foodies can shop for pierogies, fresh bison, or souvlaki at the historic two-level St Lawrence Market.

Plus, the newly-opened Ripley’s Aquarium (tickets from $29.98), the country’s largest, offers a fantastic option for families that’s right in the heart of Downtown. Note that Porter flies into tiny Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which then requires a short ferry ride into the city center.

See the Full Story at the Shermans Travel Blog

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Three Gay Travel Destinations That May Not be On Your Radar Yet

Author: , March 23rd, 2013

Looking for someplace new and exotic to go this year? GayTravel.com has a list of three great gay travel destinations that you may not have thought of – Kiev, Amsterdam, and Nashville:

Kiev, Ukraine: Ukraine is a country that some of us might remember from the nuclear meltdown a few decades ago. A lot has changed since then. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and was a leading host for the European Soccer Championship in 2012.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage. The country itself is completely flat which makes it easy to get around.

Click here for gay travel resources in the Netherlands.

Nashville, Tenessee: When you think of Nashville, Tenessee, you might not think of a thriving gay scene. True, Nashville is a center of country music, but also so much more than that. If you would like to enjoy a few days down-to-earth then come to Tenessee and unwind from all the stress.

Click here for gay travel resources in Tennessee.

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Spartacus Ranks Gay Friendly Destinations

Author: , March 4th, 2013

SpartacusSpartacus has released its annual ranking of all 138 destinations worldwide that they cover, Queerty reports:

Topping the list was Sweden, which scored points for having anti-discrimination laws, recognition of gay unions, an equal age of consent, travel marketing aimed at gays and no institutional persecution of the LGBT community. Other top-10 rated nations include Belgium, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Spain. The United States landed in the middle of the pack at #38–thanks to anti-gay laws, a lack of marriage equality, and some unfriendly corners of the Land of the Free–and tied with Aruba, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Curacao, Hungary, Italy, Mexico and Thailand.

How do they do it?

…according to the laws and customs of each country as the relate to marriage equality, HIV travel restrictions, hate-crime murders, laws against homosexuality and other criteria. Each nation was assigned a positive or negative number value for each category.

We’re number 38! We’re number 38!

Pet Friendly Destinations in Florida

Author: , January 19th, 2013

DogPicture this: You’re sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes from the blue Gulf of Mexico. It’s your dog, happily retrieving his favorite ball from the water.

This could be your vacation, with a bit of planning.

With miles of sandy beaches, endless winter sunshine and a laid-back vibe, there’s no reason to leave your four-legged friend behind when you vacation in Florida. From lodging that offers special pet beds, to beaches with off-leash play, to theme parks with nearby kennels, many places around the state accommodate visitors with pets. Many Florida state parks also allow leashed dogs.

Lodging with your dog can be as rustic as a campground or as ritzy as, well, the Ritz Carlton. In places like Key West or Sanibel Island – where all beaches are open to leashed dogs – unique and funky pet-friendly accommodations are easy to find in various price ranges.

Authored By Tamara Lush – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Best Gay Travel Destinations: Grindr vs. Gay Cities

Author: , April 16th, 2012

You might think guys on Grindr don’t look up to see where they are very often, but the makers of the mandatory app released the winners of the inaugural member-voted Grindr Gay Travel Awards.

Our sister site, GayCities, announced its Best Of winners back in January, so we though we’d see how the two lists stack up. For the full list of Best of GayCities destinations, check out our leaderboard. And for more of Grindr’s picks, visit the company’s blog.

Full Story from Gay Cities

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USA: Ten Great Gay Travel Destinations

Author: , April 8th, 2012

Lake Tahoe Gay Travel10. Lake Tahoe, CA
Whether you visit during the height of ski season or summertime, Lake Tahoe offers one of the most beautiful landscapes. Leisurely explore the wilderness during the day and catch a show or try your luck at a casino at night.

9. Northampton, MA
Northampton, a.k.a. Lesbianville USA, is a small but extremely gay-friendly, college town. Check into a LGBT welcoming B&B or hotel and take a stroll down Main Street, which is lined with amazing art galleries, restaurants and shops.

8. Pensacola, FL
White sandy beaches and impossible to resist sleepy resort town charm, you’ll fall in love with Pensacola. The “Bright Gate to the Sunshine State” is home to a thriving gay and lesbian community, great weather and incredible resorts dedicated to making sure their customers have an amazing experience.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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