Gay Life in Italy – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Life in Italy - Marco from Puglia - The Nomadic Boys

Marco From Puglia on Gay Life in Italy

Whenever we come to Italy, our gaydar is always in a state of flummox! Every other guy here is ripped to perfection and dressed immaculately. Personal space isn’t an issue with Italians – it’s easy to misconstrue innocent friendly warm gestures. Not that we’re complaining!

We always welcome a trip to the bel paese. We love it and always leave wanting to return – from our first year anniversary in Venice, our gay road trip in Puglia, the glorious Amalfi coast, exploring historical Rome, and partying in the exciting gay scene of Milan. The Italian cities and countryside simply tick every box.

But, when it comes to LGBTQ rights here, it is lagging behind its West European neighbors. For example, Italy has not yet introduced LGBTQ+ equality (although civil unions were introduced in 2016) and anti-discrimination laws have not been applied nationwide. This is not to say that this beautiful country is in any way a dangerous place for queer travelers – quite the contrary! This place offers so much for LGBTQ travelers and welcomes them with open arms. So what is gay life in Italy really like?

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Italy Gay Travel Resources

El Poseidón – Gay Oaxaca Guesthouse

El Poseidón - Oaxaca Gay Guesthouse / Gay Oaxaca Guesthouse


Zipolite is the premiere nude beach in Mexico. It is known for its spectacular beauty, laid back lifestyle, many beachfront restaurants and bars as well as surfing and nude sunbathing.

Casa El Poseidón is the newest Eco Barefoot Luxury accommodation in Zipolite, an gay Oaxaca guesthouse on a hill directly above the ocean with constant gentle breezes. Just steps away from the best surfing and beach area of Playa Zipolite. 

Grand vistas of the entire beach and even Playa Amor!

2 Large private suites each with, huge bathrooms, hot showers, A/C and living space with a safe for your valuables.

The lower garden view suite with a private entrance has a full size black granite kitchen and a massive tropical shaded patio.

See the El Poseidón Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Oaxaca Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants – 2TravelDads

Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants - 2TravelDads

Our List of the Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

We were very surprised by all the great places to eat in Mammoth Lakes, California. Often times it seems like winter destinations don’t have stand-our restaurants for summer dining, but this four season destination proved that theory wrong. From standard American to fancy French cuisine, we found it all there.

Mammoth is a great place if you’re into good food and hiking, so just add it to your California travel list now. Also, we don’t often write about food when we’re reviewing our travels, but this great town had so many great eats that it required its own article. I hope you enjoy (and get some meal inspiration too) i=our list of the best Mammoth Lakes restaurants!

Whether you’re wondering where to eat before heading out skiing or you’re visiting in summer and need hiking nourishment, there are quite a few great places to eat around town. Grab breakfast before you immerse yourself in the cool geologic sites in Mammoth Lakes!

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

Sierra Nevadas Gay Travel Resources

The Lady Mary Inn – Southern Maine Gay B&B

The Lady Mary Inn - Southern Maine Gay B&B

Southern Maine Gay B&B That Feels Like Home

Situated equally between Portsmouth, Portland, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and Maine beaches, the location of our southern Maine gay B&B offers the perfect home base for guests to experience everything the area has to offer.

Rising stately above the surrounding landscape and representing Maine’s most impressive wooden Queen Anne-Eastlake Victorian style, The Lady Mary Inn serves as a proud homage to the house’s original builder and owner, beloved industrialist and philanthropist Mary Hurd. 

In 1893, having inherited and expanded her father’s woolen mill, Mary committed to raising a structure that would honor her father’s legacy and make clear her commitment to the town of North Berwick, its people and heritage.

See the Lady Mary Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Visiting Gay Johannesburg – The Nomadic Boys

Visiting Gay Johannesburg - The Nomadic Boys

Visiting Gay Johannesburg With the Nomadic Boys

In our guide to gay Johannesburg, we’re sharing the best of the best of the gay scene, safe places to stay and top things to do.

“Guys don’t go to Johannesburg…you’ll get mugged or shot at!”

…so said many of our friends across our social media channels. We touched down at Tambo airport feeling quite tentative about our trip here. But as with many big cities we’ve been to on our travels with big “warning signs” from fellow travelers (Rio, Delhi, Buenos Aires, to name a few), we were absolutely fine.

Jo’burg is like any big major city. Of course, it has its problems, and you should avoid certain areas, lock up your valuables in your hotel room’s safe, and keep your phone in your pocket out of harm’s reach. But with basic common sense, your trip will be worry-free. This was our experience, despite being on our guard from the moment we arrived.

Johannesburg is a fascinating city to explore, and a complete contrast to Cape Town. It’s gritty, edgy, raw, tough, full of green spaces.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Johannesburg Gay Travel Resources

Painted Hills Vacation Cottages – Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat - Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Another Day in Paradise At Our
Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Your perfect base to experience the wild beauty of the Painted Hills, located just 12 minutes away by car.

Our five unique cottages at our Painted Hills gay friendly resort offer an enchanting European flavor, with different sizes for families, romantic getaways, or solo travelers seeking aa meditative experience or to reconnect with nature.

There’s lush gardens that attract wildlife, and the common ground area offers great views, gorgeous sunsets, and star gazing, as well as barbeques, fire pits, and games for family fun. Pets are welcome for a small pet fee. The Rose Tree Gallery is a perfect space for art shows, yoga or small retreat groups.

See the Resort’s Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Eastern Oregon Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Exploring Glacier National Park by Boat Tour – 2TravelDads

Exploring Glacier National Park by Boat Tour - 2TravelDads

Exploring Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park boat tours are one of the more unique National Park activities in the USA. The setting is picturesque, and the actual mode of transportation opens up views and access in the park for people who might not normally get to experience as much of it. In Glacier NP, it’s a vintage experience that opens up a trip into more than hiking.

We still haven’t visited Switzerland. It’s been on our list for some time and somehow we haven’t gone. We have been to the Rockies in the USA though, and I think that’s sated us. True, the Rocky Mountains don’t have historic quaint villages, but they do have the beautifully jagged mountains, the pristine lakes, the Swiss-style buildings and folks in costume playing alpenhorns. And there are small, quiet little boats. Exploring Glacier National Park by boat tour is a surprisingly wonderful way to experience the Park.

On previous trips we’d seen the boats on Swiftcurrent Lake, and down on St Mary and Lake McDonald, but I’d never given them a second thought. “There are so many hikes to do. Why would we go on a boat?” Enter children and being trapped in a location.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

Montana Gay Travel Resources

Andiron Seaside Inn & Spa – Gay Friendly Mendocino Coast Inn

Andiron Inn - Gay Friendly Mendocino Coast Inn

Gay Friendly Mendocino Coast Inn in Little River

You know how sometimes you want a special getaway that isn’t like any place you’ve ever stayed before? That’s what our gay friendly Mendocino Coast inn is – The Andiron. Totally unique, very special, and welcoming to everyone (including pets!).

Every single one of the inn’s 11 cabins and rooms is different and furnished by the creative owners, lifelong collectors of salvage, vintage, and nostalgic childhood memories, yet modernized to be truly inclusive. 

Like: the “Write” cabin, with a working typewriter, chalkboard wall, and the writings of Lorca, Hurston, Austen, and more. Then there’s the cabin called “Nurture,” with a costume chest, fifties beauty salon mural, and a feature wall of trans heroes and beauties. Or, the enchanting and spacious one-bedroom Suite, with two bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub), an incredible 40s lounge complete with record player, records, and sweet camel bar (!!), kitchenette and dining area – and filled with authentic 1940’s love letters and memorabilia. Swoon!

See the Andiron Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Northern California Coast Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Winter in Lesbian Ljubljana – Our Taste for Life

Winter in Lesbian Ljubljana - Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Ljubljana in Winter – The Ultimate Travel Guide

If you’re planning a memorable trip to Ljubljana in winter, you’re in the right place. In this guide, I’ll share all the best things to do in lesbian Ljubljana in winter, plus all of my top tips for visiting during this magical time.

Slovenia’s tiny capital is one of the most underrated cities in Europe. With its whimsical architecture and charming cobbled streets, it feels like something straight out of a fairy tale.

While the city is dreamy and captivating all year round, there’s nothing quite like winter here. It’s at this time of year that the magic really happens.

Snow adorns the ground, rivers ice over, and traditional Christmas markets pop up around the city. It’s simply beautiful and undoubtedly one of my favourite European winter destinations.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Casa Pericos – Gay Yelapa Eco-Resort

Casa Pericos - Yelapa Gay Eco-Resort / Gay Yelapa Eco-Resort

Secure, Peaceful Gay Yelapa Eco-Resort

Why take chances and ruin an entire vacation by not staying at the best vacation rental in town, our gay Yelapa eco-resort!

Have a deeply cultural and unique experience in Mexico vs. staying at a generic all inclusive gated resort.

Casa Pericos offers you an Experience of Eco Barefoot Luxury at our secure, peaceful & tranquil location on the point. Relax and let the stress of the world melt away.

At our eco resort, we have breathtaking ocean and jungle views, calm warm ocean breezes, and waters teaming sea life at your front door. Come stay with us in paradise!

See the Casa Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Yelapa Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals