Lesbian London – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian London - Our Taste for Life

London is one of the most gay and lesbian-friendly cities in all of Europe. I’ve lived and worked in London for almost all of my life. And I’ve always been grateful for its tolerant and open-minded attitude towards the LGBTQ+ community. As not only can you be yourself without fear of discrimination, but the gay and lesbian nightlife in London is some of the best in the world. From pulsating gay nightclubs and exclusive lesbian bars, to the cities world-famous PRIDE events, gay and lesbian London has a lot to offer.

London’s fabulous gay scene aside, the British capital is a thriving metropolis, bursting with culture, history, fashion, architecture, and an eclectic culinary scene. Not only that, but the city boasts an endless realm of attractions and places to visit that will keep you entertained for days on end. So if you’re looking for an action-packed, gay-friendly, city break in Europe, lesbian London is a winning choice.

You can honestly never get bored in London and all it has to offer. And this guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to have an unforgettable time. I’ve listed all of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs; gay-friendly hotels and hostels; the best LGBT+ centred events; as well as all the top things to do around the city. We will also touch on LGBT+ rights and social opinions in the UK, so you come fully prepared.

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Lesbian London Travel Resources

Man Place B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Purgitsville, West Virginia

Man Place B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Purgitsville, West Virginia

Man Place B&B – 65 PRIVATE ACRES IN WV MOUNTAINS

Welcome to Man Place, a unique clothing optional West Virginia bed and breakfast in the mountains of the Potomac Highlands. Man Place is surrounded by sixty-five private acres, and clothing is optional inside and out.

Close to Man Place, you’ll find many recreational options, most within an easy hour or two hour drive. There are more than a million acres of national forest lands nearby, including many state parks and forests, tons of hiking trails, and other recreational options. There are so many great things to do outdoors that you’ll have a hard time deciding what to do first.

You’ll also find steam trains, river rafting, spelunking and cavern tours, rock climbing, hiking and 4WD wheeling. if you want something a little less active, you can shop local antique stores and artisan shops in charming towns, visit historical sites, or attend one of the many fairs and festivals across the region in the summertime.

See the Man Place B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

West Virginia Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

New Zealand Awaits

Privately Guided Tour - New Zealand Awaits

OUR HOME, YOUR JOURNEY

Welcome to New Zealand Awaits – New Zealand’s LGBT travel specialist, proudly providing a variety of tours, planned and custom, for LGBTQ travelers to New Zealand. We’re the only New Zealand company who offers men’s, women’s, and LGBT small group tours. 

We can also provide private guides for your own group (of 1+), and are happy to create itineraries for travelers who want advice from a local expert for their own self-guided tour.

As enthusiastic global travelers ourselves, we believe travel can be transformative if it lets you explore, get excited, and experience a sence of awe and shared connection with nature and the locals.

We can connect you with trusted local folks committed to providing authentic “Kiwi” experiences, excited to welcome our LGBTQ+ clients. Most of our partners are small owner/operators with deep local roots who share our values of sustainability, social responsibility, and fantastic service.

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New Zealand Awaits Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Gay Florida Keys – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Florida Keys - The Nomadic Boys

We’ve travelled the world extensively, and can hands down say that when it comes to stunning sunsets, the Keys of South Florida is the best place to come. There are of course many other reasons to visit the Keys: the terrific gay scene of Key West, the diving in the many coral reefs, beautiful beaches, and of course the star culinary highlight, the divine Key Lime pie! But for us, those magnificent sunsets stole the show.

The Florida Keys are a string of thousands of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles (193km) off the southern tip of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The word “Keys” comes from the Spanish word “cayo”, which means ‘small island’.

The Keys begin at the southeastern coast of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami. They then extend from Key Largo, all the way to Key West, which is the westernmost of the inhabited islands.

This is our gay travel guide to the Florida keys, where we set out the best gay hotels to stay, our favourite gay hangouts and top things to do.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Gay Florida Keys Travel Resources

Walking Tour in Gay Jakarta – Keep Calm and Wander

Gay Jakarta

A walking tour in Jakarta is possible – as long as you have the stamina to walk around, of course! And when I say walk, I’m talking about 4-6 hours of movement from one place to another. But such length of time depends on the pace you’d like to take. Remember that Jakarta is a huge city and streets can be confusing for a first time visitor.]

Hire a Tour Guide

I highly recommend getting a private tour guide for this walking tour – just like I did. It saved me so much time from researching and using Google maps. My guide made sure that I had a total experience of the city. We walked in streets and alleys, crossed bridges and passed through the nitty-gritty parts of Jakarta. We also took a shared public cab once and got on a train – and I loved the experience! If you want the same experience I had, you better call or send WhatsApp text message to Prie via +62-818-0228-8008.

My tour guide picked me up at Oria Hotel in central Jakarta on a rainy morning. He brought with him two raincoats, just in case we needed it. Fortunately, when we started at 9:00 in the morning, the rain temporarily stopped. And since the streets were wet and slippery, we walked slower than expected. These are the places and activities we did – in order of visitation.

Full Story From Keep Calm and Wander

Arden Forest Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Ashland, Oregon

Arden Forest Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Ashland, Oregon

PREMIER THEATRE-ORIENTED INN IN ASHLAND

The Arden Forest Inn is Ashland’s best kept secret! Come see why our guests say “the best keeps getting better.”

When you arrive arrival, you’ll find a uniqu, eclectic environment filled with original artworks, curiosities, and a big library – all in a beautiful historic Ashland home. Our folk Victorian farmhouse and adjoining carriage house were constructed in 1890 by one of Ashland’s founding families.

We offer:

* Peaceful, quiet, fully appointed guest rooms
* Free WiFi internet access
* Daily gourmet breakfasts
* Guest kitchen with free coffee, tea and snacks
* Off street parking

You’ll also find one of Ashland’s most spectacular gardens on the property – offering mountain views, enchanted green spaces, a beautiful gazebo, a wide deck and a heated swimming pool.

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

Gay Abu Dhabi – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and second-most populous city in the UAE after Dubai.

Initially, Abu Dhabi began as a magnet for the oil industry, but over the last decade, it grew massively in popularity as a tourist destination.

Whilst crime is very low in Abu Dhabi and it is a safe destination to visit, for the LGBTQ community, the reality is a lot different. Homosexuality is illegal here, so just like LGBTQ rights in Dubai, you run the risk of being arrested and/or deported if you get caught being open! Despite this, many LGBTQ expats (who are mainly cabin crew for Etihad) live here without any problems and have even created their own underground gay scene.

We visited Abu Dhabi during our travels in the UAE and give our take on whether we think Abu Dhabi is safe for gay travellers based on our first-hand experience. To be clear, we are not advocating Abu Dhabi as a gay haven, simply an honest account of what it was like for us.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Get Out! – Gay Owned Travel Agent & Tour Operator in Silver Spring, Massachusetts

Get Out! - Gay Owned Travel Agent & Tour Operator in Silver Spring, Massachusetts

COMBINING LUXURY AND PASSION

At GET OUT! Excursions, we focus on creating custom group and individual tours. Whether you want to explore new places and see new things on your own, or want to escape your daily lives as a couple for some quiet R&R, we can help. We also put together tours for groups of friends or family who want to see the world together.

Get Out! Excursions has an extensive network of local, on-the-ground tour operators, which allows us to take your ideas and desires and run with them, creating something unique and special for you and your vacation companion(s).

What’s on your bucket list? We can help you check off your list, anticipating your travel needs and desires.

We also put together our own unique tours to places and events that we feel are “must sees” for today’s travelers.

See the Get Out! Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Lesbian Thailand – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Thailand - Our Taste for Life

When it comes to LGBT-friendly destinations in Asia, Thailand tends to top the list every time. We’ve spent a lot of time travelling through Thailand over the years. And we’ve always been grateful for their tolerant and open-minded attitude towards to the LGBTQ+ community. As not only can we feel free to be ourselves without fear of discrimination, but there’s a thriving gay scene both in Bangkok and other locations across the country. Combine that with sun, sea, sand, and adventure, gay and lesbian Thailand has a lot to offer.

Thailand’s fabulous gay scene aside, the ‘land of smiles’ is a stunning and diverse country. On the one hand, you have pristine beaches, sweeping jungles, and exciting cities. On the other, jaw-dropping temples, fascinating culture, and mouth-watering cuisine. Not to mention the beloved Thai people, who are always there to welcome you with a smile and a “sa-wa-dee-ka/krab”.

With something to offer everybody, Thailand is a dream destination that should be on everybody’s bucket list. And this guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to have an unforgettable time. I’ve listed all of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs; gay-friendly hotels and hostels; the best LGBT+ centred events; as well as all the top places to visit around the country. We will also touch on LGBT+ rights and social opinions in Thailand, so you come fully prepared.

So let’s get to it. Here’s our amazing and comprehensive guide to gay & lesbian Thailand.

LGBT+ Rights in Lesbian Thailand

Thailand has some of the most progressive LGBT laws in all of Asia. Same-sex relations got decriminalised in 1956, which is earlier than many countries in Europe even. It’s also one of the only Asian countries to have implemented anti-discrimination laws for the LGBTQ+ community. Meaning that it’s illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, in employment, housing, and the military.

That said, it’s still uncertain if the 2019 bill to legalise same-sex marriage will be approved. There is a general consensus, however, that this will pass, making Thailand the second country in Asia (after Taiwan) to recognise same-sex marriage. If this turns out to be the case, there’s also plans to allow same-sex married couples the right to adopt.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Thailand Travel Resources

Gay Key West – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Key West - The Nomadic Boys

Conch! It’s quite a quirky word, satisfying, yet it sounds like you’re cursing… “you CONCHhead!” or “you’re such a CONCH!”

Giggles aside, over in the gay island mecca of Key West, a conch is a legit nickname given to the locals. And this bunch of conchers sure know how to live life to the fullest!

Key West is famous for its relaxed, tolerant and queer inclusivity. Historically it’s always been different, helped by the fact that it is the southernmost point of the USA mainland, slightly cut off from the rest of Florida. This has allowed Key West to thrive as a mixed haven for an eclectic blend of people ranging from Native Americans, Spanish, freed slaves, pirates, and of course, the LGBTQ community. It has also been a bedrock for artistic talent with the likes of Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway and Judy Blume all making this unassuming island their home base. Key West even has an official motto of “One Human Family“.

We absolutely loved Key West. There are so many things to do here with a really exciting gay scene along Duval Street. We’ve been to Key West several times and always had a ball on each visit. We’ve put together this detailed gay guide to Key West to include our experience trying out the best gay hotels, partying in the bars/clubs, inspiration for things to do, and more.

Gay Key West

The gay area of key West is based around the busy Duval Street, between Angela and Petronia Streets. There is a permanent Rainbow Crosswalk here so you can’t miss it! This small intersection forms the gay neighbourhood of Key West, largely centred around 3 large complexes forming a sort of triangle. The 3 large complexes are 801 Bourbon, Bourbon St. Pub and Aqua. Each one has around 3/4 separate bars/clubs inside which we summarise in detail below.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Key West Gay Travel Resources