Travel Safety Tips: The Ultimate List – wolfyy

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.

Travel Safety Tips Ultimate Guide on wolfyy – by Louis Lafata

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Walking Tour of Gay Lima – Keep Calm and Wander

Walking Tour of Gay Lima - Keep Calm and Wander

Take a Walking Tour of Gay Lima and See The Sights

This walking tour in Lima will last 2-3 hours, depending on your pace. That’s what we did. Though there are a few “free” walking tours in the historic district, we opted to do it ourselves because we had the whole day to explore the area and didn’t want to rush. We wanted to take it slowly, on our own terms.

Lima is a bustling city and the world’s second driest capital, next to Cairo. Most often, Lima is where most tourists/visitors land on their way to fulfill a bucket list – Machu Picchu! Staying for three days in Lima is ideal – enough to explore the historic district, Barranco, and Miraflores neighborhoods. And maybe, a day tour to Huacachina and Paracas.

On our first day in gay Lima, we started at 9 o’clock in the morning. On our way to Plaza San Martin, we encountered locals in their costumes. We didn’t really know what was going on, but I think they shot a promotional video for the upcoming Independence Day or something.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Lima Gay Travel Resources

Visiting Gay Milan, A First Timer’s Guide – The Nomadic Boys

Visiting Gay Milan, A First Timer's Guide - The Nomadic Boys

Visiting Gay Milan, A First Timer’s Guide

Followers of UK/Canada Drag Race will relate…one of our favorites drag queens always inspired a sort of spiritual gay wanderlust to the Italian fashion capital.

And for good reason. Gay Milan is world famous for its fashion. It’s a global capital when it comes to its runways and catwalks. What we didn’t know is that Milan also has a pretty epic gay scene – the largest and best in all of Italy and one of our favorites gay friendly cities in Europe.

Hop off at the Puerto Venezia metro stop, dolled up with rainbows, and head up to the streets around Lecco – gayness is everywhere! On weekends these streets come alive as the LGBTQ community comes together and creates a fabulous street party. That’s why we love it. Few gay scenes we’ve experienced have such a vibe outside of Pride.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Milan Gay Travel Resources

Gay Bangkok for First Timers – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Bangkok for First Timers - The Nomadic Boys

Our guide to gay Bangkok 2023 has all the information you need including the best gay hotels to stay, gay bars, where to play and practical safety tips.

Gay Bangkok Guide for First Time Visitors

“OMG Stefan, we almost hit that car…I can’t…I’m going to keep my eyes firmly closed! Just let me know when we’ve arrived safely at Stranger Bar while I pray to the gay gods for safe passage…”

Nothing beats the rush of adrenaline as we whizzed through the CRAZY traffic jams of Bangkok hanging on for dear life inside a cutesy tuk-tuk with its driver smiling at these two hysterical giggling foreigners in the back…

We both love it – the feeling of the humid, almost putrid air hitting your face as you swerve from one end of the street to the other, car horns manically beeping at each other.

We’ll be frank, Bangkok is by no means a pretty city. Our initial reaction on our first visit was: what a hot mess! It’s polluted, it’s dirty, rats compete for space on the busy pavements, the traffic is mad, and concrete blocks line the streets as far as your eyes can see.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Exploring Gay Williamsburg With Kids – 2TravelDads

Gay Williamsburg With Kids - 2TravelDads

Exploring Gay Williamsburg, Virginia With Kids

Living history is something we LOVE experiencing together and Colonial Williamsburg is THE spot for it. A part of what’s called the Historic Triangle, This historic village is basically a snapshot in time, just before the start of the Revolutionary War. Visiting gay Williamsburg with kids is wonderful because it gives them a real life understanding of America 300 years ago, and visiting as adults is both educational and just a beautiful, relaxing time.

While it might not seem like it initially, Williamsburg is actually a big vacation destination / resort area. From glamping in a yurt at the KOA to staying at the Historic Williamsburg Lodge, you’ll find the full gamut of hotels and accommodations.

If you plan it properly, you can even arrange to stay within the historic preservation area. At the Brick House Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, you can rent rooms, just like in its tavern days of the 18th century!

Full Story at 2TravelDads

Williamsburg Gay Travel Resources

Two Weeks in Lesbian Malaysia – Our Taste for Life

Two Weeks in Lesbian Malaysia - Our Taste for Life

2 Weeks in Lesbian Malaysia – The Best Malaysia Itinerary

2 weeks in lesbian Malaysia is a good amount of time to appreciate all this beautiful country has to offer. In this guide, I’ll be sharing a recommended two-week Malaysia Itinerary, including the best places to visit, where to eat, sleep, & party, as well as all of our top tips for visiting.

When it comes to the best South East Asia travel destinations, Malaysia is a country that rarely makes the hotlist. Sure, it might not be as wild as Thailand or as trendy as Bali, but after spending quite some time backpacking in Malaysia, I can confidently say that it is fiercely underrated.

The thing we love most about Malaysia is its diversity. It is a cultural melting pot, and the multi-ethnic influence of Malay, Indian, Chinese and European concocts a culture (and cuisine) unlike no other in the region. There’s also an abundance of things to see and do. From pulsating urban cities and charming heritage towns to sweeping rainforests and pristine islands, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Visiting Slovenia’s Lake Bled – The Globetrotter Guys

Visiting Slovenia's Lake Bled - The Globetrotter Guys

Lake Bled is perhaps one of the most iconic places in Slovenia with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains, castles and of course the brilliant blue lake itself. Over a million people visit here each year and it is somewhere we plan to re-visit each time we come to Slovenia.

There a a lot to do in this beautiful area beyond viewing the lake, and you can easily fill one day in Lake Bled with the following itinerary.

ay10 Things to do in Lake Bled

To spend one day in Lake Bled and see everything this magical place has to offer make sure to tick off the following activities in order. You can either try to do this solo or via a professionally organised tour where everything is pre-paid and included – we went with Luxury Slovenia and can’t recommend them enough.

First on our list of things to dois to taste the original Bled cream cake – .a recognisable feature of the area that you will see advertised as soon as your drive in. It is an iconic local treat and a great way to start your morning. The cake itself is a pastry slice with a sweet cream/custard style filling dusted off with icing sugar and usually served with a berry compote.

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

Lesbian Ljubljana in Winter – The Ultimate Travel Guide

Lesbian Ljubljana in Winter – The Ultimate Travel Guide

Visiting Lesbian Ljubljana in the Winter

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

Ljubljana, 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 in Ljubljana. 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

A Weekend Getaway to Gay Portland – 2TravelDads

A Weekend Getaway to Gay Portland - 2TravelDads

Portland, Oregon has tons of things to do for visitors of all sorts. It’s known for being a hipster city, but it’s so much more. There is great food, lots of art, spas, parks and it’s the gateway to the Willamette Valley wine region. Gay Portland can be a home base for a week long Oregon vacation or just a weekend getaway.

These are our top picks for planning a chill and fun weekend in Portland. If you have additional recommendations or questions, leave a comment or send us a note. We’re always happy to help!

Why Choose Gay Portland for A Weekend Trip?

Have you ever been in search of the city that you really feel like could be your second home but you don’t want to go where everybody else is and yet you want to be around all kinds of awesome people but you want small/local options but you want awesome food but… Well, that’s Portland. It’s set in an incredibly beautiful area right on the Willamette River in Oregon. Depending on where you are, you’ve got a gorgeous view of Mt Hood and you’re set up for day trips to a variety of interesting places.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

Portland Gay Travel Resources

Hanging Out in Gay Albania – The Nomadic Boys

Hanging Out in Gay Albania - The Nomadic Boys

The Best Things to See and Do in Gay Albania

Albania. One of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Though something tells us this is about to change…

With a landscape filled with white sand beaches, fairytale-like castles, and a history that is as fiery as a Real Housewives reunion, is it any wonder gay Albania is fast becoming a must-visit for LGBTQ+ travelers? It’s a wonderful mix of the modern world, with a super chic capital city full of hip bars and clubs, as well as a natural landscape that rivals the French Riviera.

Albanian society may not be as liberal as their neighbors in Greece, but it’s by no means as rigid as places like Serbia or Russia (although that ain’t a tall order…).

Tirana, the capital, hosts an annual Pride event featuring activities throughout the city and a massive parade. However, there are no official gay bars or clubs in Tirana. That being said, there have been major strides toward acceptance in recent years, especially after the country overthrew communist rule in the early 1990s. We found most Albanians we met to be very friendly, and eager to make us feel welcome as a queer couple, particularly the younger generations.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys