Informed by my own personal experiences traveling the world, I’ve developed one of the most exhaustive lists of safety tips for travelers.
Visiting many notoriously dangerous cities, these safety strategies have helped me stay out of trouble and navigate some particularly sticky situations.
Physical safety isn’t the only priority. Modern travelers have to protect their belongings, health, personal data, and financial information. They also have to conduct themselves appropriately according to the local culture.
I’ll share all these tips by category as well as safety with respect to situational awareness, protecting your possessions, ATM safety, fraud protection, and more.
Fort Lauderdale has a ton of awesome clothing optional gay resorts and guesthouses. They’re perfect places to meet new friends, especially the gay resorts with common spaces and group meals where you can get to know other guests.
Most local gay resorts have a similar vibe, but some offer more privacy or have more of a party vibe. Whichever you choose, you can count on relaxing in the sun and taking advantage of nude pool and sundeck areas.
You can find these clothing optional Fort Lauderdale gay resorts in the Wilton Manors gay neighborhood, nearby the local gay beaches, and everywhere in between!
In the post linked below, wolfyy covers all the most popular and best-rated gay resorts, providing information and details on each one’s vibe, price point, and style.
The world’s best gay beaches span the globe, and some might not be in the places you’d expect! The list below includes all sorts of gay beaches, from the most popular and densely packed party spots near the biggest international gay destinations to lesser-known and secluded hangouts that only locals know about.
Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There’s no doubt that the gay beach in Rio de Janeiro’s hotspot of Ipanema is the world’s most talked-about gay beach. Tons of sexy Brazilian men (along with the tourists) are always taking photos with the iconic Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers) mountains in the backdrop.
The exact center of Rio’s gay beach is between Posto 8 and Posto 9. You can’t miss the enormous crowd of gay men!
Will Rogers Gay Beach – Los Angeles
Will Rogers is the most popular gay beach in greater Los Angeles. It’s another one of the most well-known gay beaches, at least among Americans. The gay area of Will Rogers is near lifeguard tower 18, There’s so much to do here, from playing volleyball (or watching other guys play volleyball) to drooling over the gorgeous lifeguards.
The Will Rogers gay beach is informally known as “Ginger Rogers Beach” and has a ton of history. The LGBT crowd has been coming here since the 40s!
See The Full List
Coastal Spanish cities, Italian islands, the coast of Croatia, all the best gay beaches in the United States and dozens more are all on wolfyy’s ultimate guide to gay beaches worldwide.
There are so many different styles, cuts, and brands of gay men’s underwear out there. Today, you have more options than ever before. But before you buy just any pair of sexy gay men’s underwear, you have to do a little research! That is…if you want to really stand out from the crowd.
As far as regular men’s underwear, you’ve got briefs, trunks, and boxer briefs, all of which come in a variety of colors and materials. Then you venture into the thong/g-string and other types of ultra sexy underwear, like briefs with cutouts in the back, those made of mesh or see-through material, or a good old jockstrap.
Sexy Gay Underwear Suggestions
If you’re curious about different styles fits of gay underwear brands available to gay men, definitely check out gay travel website wolfyy.com’s guide to the best sexy men’s underwear.
You’ll more than just the most well-known and popular gay men’s underwear favorites. There are all kinds of suggestions from lesser-known products as well as super inexpensive underwear products that will work for anyone’s budget.
Mexico’s classic gay travel destination, Puerto Vallarta lures the LGBT community with ritzy beach clubs, budget-friendly hotels and animated gay nightlife. This small city is a frequent choice for Americans and Canadians, especially in winter.
Before visiting Puerto Vallarta, I never fully understood what specifically makes this destination so attractive to gay men. Gay friends and acquaintances of mine always raved about Puerto Vallarta. I quickly found out why.
Puerto Vallarta is so popular because the city is quite conducive to groups of gay travelers. The gay scene here is physically compact. This makes things super easy for friends to coordinate plans.
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Area
The Puerto Vallarta gay area starts in Zona Romántica and continues southward to the border of the Amapas neighborhood. Most of the gay-friendly establishments and nightlife is within the five or so city blocks from the waterfront.
I highly recommend staying in the Puerto Vallarta gay area. It’s convenient and you’ll never run out of things to do. Furthermore, meeting up with friends should be easier here since there are so many hotel and resort options in close proximity. You’ll have tons of options for restaurants, shopping, and beach clubs, all within a 5-minute walk.
There’s much more to know about gay PV, so continue to wolfyy’s Puerto Vallarta gay guide to find the best hotels, resorts, experiences, and gay nightlife venues. Plus, local travel tips!
Montréal’s gay life is found in the popular gay village, located in the east of the city near the Latin quarter. The gay village has increasingly been promoted as a tourist destination over recent years.
Gay-owned restaurants, clothing stores and bars line the streets beneath festive hanging balls. This rainbow art installation has become symbolic of Montréal’s gay life. The city is one of the best lgbt-friendly destinations for gay travelers who want to visit Canada.
The Montréal Gay Village
Montréal has a pretty legendary gay village. All the gay nightlife is in this part of town and the area is a fantastic place to hang out, with tons of bars, restaurants, and boutique stores lining the main street. The vibe is undeniably awesome.
For many years, strings of rainbow-colored balls hung over St. Catherine Street East, which is the heart of the gay village. This art installation has created a beautiful symbol of how gay-friendly the city truly is.
Should you look for a hotel in the Montréal gay village? Well, this depends on what type of accommodations you typically prefer. If you like more local experiences, then I’d head over to Le Plateau
But, there are some places to stay that I definitely wouldn’t pass up. I’ll give you the full rundown in wolfyy’s gay Montréal guide linked below.
The question of how to stay fit while traveling, whether it’s for work or play, seems to always be on our minds. What’s actually possible without access to a gym?
Being away from your local fitness center or the trails of your favorite park can definitely throw you off. When we’re on the road, working out can easily become an afterthought.
However, jumping right into a specialized travel-fitness routine is actually easier than you think. Whether you’re embarking on a several month journey or taking a week-long holiday, these easily-actionable recommendations will help you learn how to stay fit. You’ll be able to work out while traveling without any hassle.
How To Stay Fit While Traveling Without Equipment
Sometimes we get so accustomed to using weights, treadmills, and other equipment that we forget how to manage without them! Weights and other machines are helpful, but as most of us know, utilizing your body weight alone can be equally as effective.
Most importantly, when we attempt bodyweight exercises, we have to remember to challenge ourselves. Shift focus away from the discomfort associated with exhausting your muscles and work toward fully activating your target muscle with mental clarity.
One of the most luxurious ski towns in the United States, Aspen draws a loyal crowd that’s eager to have a good time. Most LGBT travelers also have this unique Colorado destination on their radars for the yearly Aspen Gay Ski Week events.
Aspen isn’t just a winter destination. Tourists visit all year round! While more people come once it’s cold enough for snow, many travelers enjoy the mountainous terrain all year. Seeing the yellow Aspen trees in Autumn is priceless.
Similar to nearby Vail, Aspen has a largely transient community, which means the number of gay travelers there can fluctuate. You’ll of course find yourself amongst a sea of other gay guys during Aspen Gay Ski Week, as well as a decent bunch over the winter season.
LGBT Aspen: Hotels & Vacation Rentals
When people think of staying in Aspen, luxury typically comes to mind. There are so many options for luxury resorts and vacation rentals. I’ll fill you in on which hotels are perfect for you, whether you like to be in the center of it all or prefer a secluded mountain chalet.
Bali is a classic gay travel destination in Southeast Asia. You might be aware that Indonesia is not the most gay-friendly country, however Bali is quite the exception! The island has a special religious openness that has allowed them to welcome millions of gay tourists over the years.
Why Do Gay Men Love Bali?
Many gay holiday destinations attract travelers for specific reasons. Some examples are a vibrant gay culture, gay neighborhoods, popular gay beaches or exciting gay nightlife. Bali is unique in that this little slice of paradise offers tranquility for LGBTQ people, especially in a relatively inexpensive and gay-friendly atmosphere.
Gay travelers don’t tend to have huge dance parties or nude beaches in mind for their gay Bali experiences. There aren’t necessarily giant gay meetups. Instead, gay tourists seek private, luxurious accommodations and experiences, comfortable with the notion that other gay travelers will be nearby. This affords the a peaceful LGBTQ travel experience, obviously in addition to the lush tropical landscapes and friendly locals.
Where to Stay in Bali
Bali is a large island, and the southern half is quite heavily treaded. While you can find secluded enclaves all over, there are some general trends to keep in mind before you set out on your gay Bali adventure.
The airport is in the south of Bali in Denpasar. Staying in the south part of the island is easiest in terms of quick transport to your hotel. This is best if you’re short on time. A couple hours north is the famous town of Ubud, which is more peaceful. However, with Bali’s exploding popularity, Ubud is also quite busy. In the very north of the island, you’ll find increasing numbers of truly secluded places to stay. This is to be expected however, since it takes quite a long time to reach there by car!
Options for Bali hotels, resorts, and home stays are truly endless. Whether you’re looking for a tropical forest bungalow or a standard five-star hotel, you’ll certainly have plenty to choose from. I’ll let you know about some of my favorite spots in the full wolfyy travel guide!
The Canary Islands are a fantastic destination for gay travelers, especially once the bustling summer tourism season slows down in mainland Europe. Maspalomas is known for being a completely gay resort town in Gran Canaria, the largest of the Canary Islands. Full of outgoing, friendly guys, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time.
What’s so special about the Canary Islands? Well, other than breathtaking landscapes (check out the Maspalomas Dunes), summer never really ends here in the Canaries. Spain’s southernmost territory, they’re just off Africa’s Western Sahara coast! With so much warm weather to spare, Maspalomas actually hosts two gay pride festivals every year.
Before summer even begins, Maspalomas hosts their first pride of the year, typically in May. As November rolls around, travelers ditch the cold weather up north for sunny dance parties at Maspalomas Winter Pride. I had an absolute blast dancing at the enormous Yumbo Centre. I made dozens of international friends through the week, many of whom I’ve planned more travel with!
Maspalomas Gay Events & Hotels
Gran Canaria has way more to offer than just gay pride weeks. There are a bunch of other gay event weeks to choose from. Summer Fiesta, Bear Carnival, and Festish Week Maspalomas are just a few. What makes these events even more special though, is how conveniently close most Maspalomas hotels are to the main events. It’s easy to find a hotel or resort in the center of the action. Having everything within arm’s reach makes a party-filled vacation so much more relaxing.
Gay hotels in Maspalomas are pretty easy to find, but there are definitely a few crowd favorites. Especially if you want to have convenient access to the main event locations on foot, you might want to consider booking in a certain part of town. I’ll give you all the details about where to stay based on your personal preferences and preferred vibe!