Lesbian Malaysia, A First-Timer’s Guide – Our Taste for Life

Author: , August 23rd, 2019

Malaysia, A First-Timer's Guide - Our Taste for Life

Boasting vibrant culture, rich history, delicious food, budget-friendly prices, and endless opportunity for adventure, Malaysia should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Although there are some important things to know before going to Malaysia, that will not only prepare you for your trip but will guarantee you have a truly amazing time!

When you talk about travelling in South East Asia, lesbian Malaysia isn’t a country that you hear come up very often. This intrigued us, and after spending several weeks backpacking there, we can’t help but feel it’s fiercely underrated.

The country actually has a lot to offer. You can enjoy anything from charming heritage towns and historical cities; to tropical rain forests and pristine beaches. Furthermore, it is a country where you can experience world-class diving, encounter endangered orangutans, and sample an amalgamation of cuisines.

Whether your a nature lover or history buff, thrill-seeker or foodie, you are sure to love all that this beautiful country has to offer. So without further ado, I bring you a first timers guide to travelling in Malaysia.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Malaysia Gay Travel Resources


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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The Gay Philippines – Gay Star News

Author: , November 11th, 2017

Manila - Gay Philippines - Pixabay

The Gay Philippines is the most gay-friendly country in Asia, whose gay community has developed its own culture. ‘Bakla’ means homosexual in the Filipino language, while gay people are often considered a 3rd gender.

The LGBT community of the Philippines enjoys the majority of the human rights, especially compared to other Asian countries. Same-sex marriage isn’t legal there yet unfortunately, but it has been discussed several times by the Congress.

In addition to the good living standards of the country’s gay community, Philippines is an excellent destination for gay vacations. You could take your friends or your other half. Gay families are also welcome. The resorts are capable of giving you a full experience of the destination featuring a wide diversity of activities that you can do with your family.

Keep reading to discover some of the most popular gay destinations in the Philippines, and see some of the best gay-friendly hotels and resorts!

By Paraskevas Sklavos – Full Story at Gay Star News

River City Cottage – Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand

Author: , May 11th, 2017

River City Cottage

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

Jan and Kate warmly welcome LGBTI travellers to our 100-year-old cottage in the heart of the historic river city of Whanganui. Here you will find a peaceful haven, friendly and informative lesbian hosts, and quiet, warm and comfortable rooms.

Guests must love animals, as we have two friendly old dogs and two cats, and 6 hens. Guests must also be ok with sharing a bathroom. We welcome children, and we are pet-friendly.

We have Ultra Fast Broadband Wi-Fi, which is free to our guests, and provide complimentary tea and coffee. You can opt for breakfast of fresh homemade bread and locally made jams and spreads and/or eggs from our chooks and free-range organic sausages. We serve real coffee! You are also welcome to use the washing machine, and share our kitchen if you wish to self-cater. We have a lovely deep bath for your use.

Our Bed and Breakfast is a great base from which to explore Whanganui, being one block from the river and cycleway, and an easy 10 minute walk to the centre of town. There you will find an array of great cafes and eateries, and the art galleries and boutique shopping for which the city is renowned. We love our city, and love to share it’s delights with our guests.

Stroll to the River Traders Market on a Saturday morning, paddle a waka or take a trip on the paddle steamer, visit the famous Sarjeant Gallery or the New Zealand Glassworks and enjoy the relaxed pace of life you will find here.

Whanganui is a great place for cyclists. The New Zealand Cycle Trail runs through the city, and we are a vital hub on the Mountains To Sea leg of the network. We can store your bikes safely while you stay.

If you are travelling by car, we are located 1.5 hours drive from Mt Ruapehu and the skifields, and the Tongariro Crossing. We are 2 hours drive from New Plymouth and Mt Taranaki, and 2.5 hours drive from Wellington.

We offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport or bus terminal.

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Serengale Retreat – Gay Friendly Retreat in Victoria, Australia

Author: , September 28th, 2016

Serengale Retreat

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

Beautifully placed, stylish luxury is the promise of this self-contained accommodation nestled within 14 private acres adjoining Serengale Vineyard. Perfect for couples, getaways, groups and families for up to 10 people, this is an invitation to turn off the fast pace of life and slow down for a while.

Serengale Retreat has been meticulously renovated with two spacious living areas, five generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, contemporary furnishings, original artworks and a gourmet kitchen that would gratify the discerning chef. With every room framing a captivating view of rolling pasture, native garden or the Australian bush it is the ultimate in space and privacy.

You can stay at home and relax by the log fire, share meals and wine under the veranda or in the large dining room, stroll through the native garden, explore the forest walk, arrange a pamper package or enjoy a private wine tasting at Serengale Vineyard. For those wanting to explore further, cycle the rail and mountain bike trails, explore the National Parks, historic Beechworth and the Milawa Gourmet Region all only a short drive away.

Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat, time with friends or family or a holiday experience to remember, Serengale Retreat is the ideal destination.

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

Nomadic Boys – Travel Guide to Mount Rinjani and Senaru in North Lombok

Author: , November 12th, 2015

Nomadic Boys

Indonesia is a paradise for adventure seekers. The Komodo National Park has some of the best diving we’ve ever experienced. But venture above ground and you will find an incredible landscape just waiting to be discovered.

Indonesia is located at the meeting point of the Eurasian, Indo-Australian Philippine and Pacific Plates on the Western side of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”: the edges of the Pacific Ocean where many tectonic plates meet and of course collide, causing the majority of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. So, it certainly receives its fair share of dramatic landscape as a result of all this seismic activity!

But let’s firstly get one thing straight: this is hardly your typical gay destination. Certainly don’t come here expecting to find gay bars, pride parades and other rainbow flag inducing entertainment.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Indonesia Gay Travel Resources

Ten Reasons to Visit Gay New Caledonia

Author: , May 19th, 2014

Gay New Caledonia

1. It’s just next door to Australia
In fact, gay New Caledonia is Australia’s closest South Pacific neighbour. Less than 3 hours from Sydney and only 2 hours from Brisbane.

2. It’s a French experience
Charming French influence with English commonly spoken in tourist areas. The visitor information centres carry the complete range of touring, day cruise and accommodation options for exploring beyond Noumea.

3. It’s a gourmet paradise
The best food & beverage experience in the South Pacific with over 200 restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs in Noumea alone. “New Caledonia is one of the best French gourmet experiences outside France” – says celebrity chef Gabriele Gate.

via Rainbow Tourism

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Palawan in the Philippines

Author: , June 22nd, 2013

Palawan, Philippines - Google Maps

from Google Maps

The ultimate archipelago for adventurers, says Lonely Planet, is ready to explode. Palawan incorporates thousands of sparkling, rugged islands and is fringed by 2000km of pristine coastline.

So far Palawan’s natural marvels have only been sampled by plucky backpackers. Not for much longer. The trail these pioneers have blazed is set to explode, with regional airlines waking up to Palawan’s potential and clambering to schedule direct flights to the capital.

Throw in the mushrooming growth of style-conscious boutique hotels normally found in places like Ko Samui or Bali, and you can feel that Palawan is ready to hit the big-time.

See the Full Story at Rainbow Tourism

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Off the Beaten Path in Papua New Guinea

Author: , April 16th, 2013

Papua New Guinea - google maps

from Google Maps

A fascinating, stuck-in-time string of South Pacific isles, the nation of Papua New Guinea (colloquially known as PNG) is an anthropological never-never land, where a linguistically rich population, representing more than 800 languages and dialects, maintains a culture and traditions that seem altogether from another time and place (ahem, cannibals and headhunters figured prominently in the not-so-distant past!).

Brimming with lush coconut palm-speckled coastlines and astoundingly rich reef systems – the diving and snorkeling counts amongst the world’s best – I recently touched down for an exotic taste of the tropics at Rabaul, aka the “Pompeii of the Pacific.”

Set in the shadows of an imposing series of still-gurgling volcanoes (a twin volcanic eruption back in 1994 pretty much destroyed the old town center), Rabaul was once reputed for its loveliness, but is now buried in volcanic ash. Though the area’s many attractions still remain, the largely abandoned township has since been relocated to the neighboring settlement of Kokopo, set along the edge of Blanche Bay.

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