Visiting Gay Newcastle – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Newcastle

The Globetrotter Guys Visit Gay Newcastle

Few UK cities conjure up such a distinct visual image as Newcastle. Think Newcastle and you will immediately start picturing buzzing and vibrant nightlife, the iconic Angel of the North statue, brown ale, and of course the people and their super friendly geordie accent.

But what about ‘gay Newcastle‘, what is on offer for LGBTQ+ travellers here?

For months we have been saying we want to explore more of the UK, and so when we were given the opportunity to travel to and spend a few days in this North East capital, we jumped at the chance!

As always, we couldn’t wait to explore and learn all about ‘gay Newcastle’ – but we were also very excited to explore this popular city in general.

We had a fantastic time, and were surprised by both how thriving the gay scene in Newcastle is, as well as the scope of sightseeing options and activities available.

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Exploring the Scene in Gay Nice – The Globetrotter Guys

Exploring the Scene in Gay Nice - The Globetrotter Guys

Travel Guide to Gay Nice, France

Who knew Nice had one of the largest gay scenes in France after Paris and Marseille? We were pleasantly surprised to find that the beautiful coastal city of Nice on the Cote d’Azur has a thriving gay scene and that in all aspects of travel, Gay Nice has a lot to offer LGBTQ+ visitors.

With many gay bars, gay clubs, cruising clubs, queer book stores, saunas and gay events throughout the year, Nice has quietly grown into a super gay city destination. We have no doubt as more people learn about what it has to offer, it will become just as popular as other gay destinations in Europe such as Madrid, Stockholm and Mykonos.

The city itself is picture postcard perfect with its own unique character, culture and history. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and no matter where you explore you will be impressed by Nice, whether the narrow cobbled streets, hillside parks and waterfall or the beaches along the coastline.

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Nice Gay Travel Resources

Finding the Best Belfast Gay Bars – The Globetrotter Guys

Finding the Best Belfast Gay Bars - The Globetrotter Guys

We all know how much fun an Irish bar can be, but what about a gay bar in Belfast? Now that is something worth checking out.

Belfast is a great city with lots to offer LGBTQ+ travellers and like many cities has its own gay area or in this case it’s own gay quarter where you will find all the best Belfast gay bars. The people here are super warm and friendly, especially with the accent, and we have no doubt you will have a great time exploring the gay scene in Belfast.

The Best Belfast Gay Bars – How to Find Them

In terms of what Belfast has to offer when it comes to queer bars and clubs, it has some of the best gay bars in Ireland according to some of the awards won by some of these bars so you are in for a treat.

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Finding Brighton’s Gay Beach – The Globetrotter Guys

Finding Brighton's Gay Beach - The Globetrotter Guys

Brighton is one of the most popular LGBTQ+ beach destinations in the UK with its open and welcoming atmosphere, plenty of bars, clubs and exciting activities to do – it also holds one of the biggest and best Pride celebrations in the UK.

How to Find Brighton’s Gay Beach

With all that going on, it is fair to ask ‘is there a gay beach in Brighton?‘… Yes, like many popular queer destinations, there is an unofficial gay beach in Brighton.

We say ‘unofficial’ as technically this is the official naturist beach and it therefore comes as no surprise that has become Brighton’s gay beach. When we visited it was a quiet day but it was still clear to us that this place attracted other gay travellers.

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Brighton Gay Travel Resources

Take a Trip to Gay Belfast, Ireland – The Globetrotter Guys

Take a Trip to Gay Belfast, Ireland - The Globetrotter Guys

The Globetrotter Guys Do Gay Belfast

Gay Belfast, Ireland Travel Guide: What a beautiful city Belfast is! A city that we found very welcoming as gay travellers, it was reassuring to see many other LGBTQ+ couples exploring the city hand in hand.

Full of incredible restaurants, traditional pubs, bars, and thrilling history, we could easily have spent longer exploring Northern Irelands capital city.

In terms of gay Belfast, it has a lot to offer including some of Irelands most popular gay bars and clubs (read on to find out about all the best bars and clubs),

But in a whirlwind 48 hours with Tourism Ireland – here are a few of the exciting things we got up to and would highly recommend.

There is a gay area in Belfast. This is where you will find the bars in Belfast as well as some gay clubs (and in general is the main Belfast queer scene).

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Ireland Gay Travel Resources

Curacao Gay Bars: The Best & Only Gay Bar  – The Globetrotter Guys

Curacao Gay Bars - Gaze

Looking for Curacao Gay Bars

Is there a gay bar in Curaçao? Yes! There is just one at the moment.

However you will be pleased to know that Curaçao is one of the most popular Caribbean islands for gay travellers and whilst you won’t find a huge selection of gay bars in Curaçao (or clubs either) you are sure to have a great time wherever you go for the evening.

Note a lot of other sites mention other places to go, but at the time of writing this blog this is the only official one on the island. If you’re looking for Curacao gay bars, this is it.

The benefit of there being just one bar is that this is where the majority of LGBTQ locals and tourists alike will go if they are looking for a gay night out at the weekend – this is an island and not a big city after all!

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Visiting Gay Reykjavik – The Globetrotter Guys

rainbow road in gay Reykjavik - The Globetrotter Guys

Visiting Gay Reykjavik in Any Season

Being gay in Reykjavik (and Iceland as a whole) is not something that is simply tolerated, it is celebrated and you can expect to have a very warm welcome in this somewhat chilly destination!

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland so it is no surprise this is where a lot of gay travellers head to and use as a base. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, great restaurants and a very welcoming population – over a third of the residents here join in the Pride celebrations each year!

When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, same sex marriage was legalised in Iceland in June 2010 and more work is being done to protect everyone under the LGBTQ spectrum. It is encouraging to know that their Prime Minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, is a legally married lesbian!

With all that in mind, plus the fact that the the country is stunning with so many incredible and unique experiences on offer, it is easy to see why gay Reykjavik is attracting queer travellers from all over the world.

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Reykjavik Gay Travel Resources

Finding the Dubrovnik Gay Bars – Globetrotter Guys

Finding Dubrovnik Gay Bars - Globetrotter Guys

Where are the Dubrovnic Gay Bars?

As of 2022, Dubrovnik finally has its very first official gay bar called MILK. Croatia as a whole is not known for being particularly queer friendly, however in tourists hotspots like Dubrovnik you can feel safe and comfortable so it was about time they opened the some Dubrovnik gay bars.

MILK is the first and only official gay bar in Dubrovnik and during our annual sailing trip to Croatia (click to join us next year) we took our entire sailing group to check out this bar.

The bar itself is within the old town, and like many bars a restuarants is a relatively small space with a lot of character. As you can see, entire the ceiling is covered with plants, the walls lined with mirrors and the bar stocked with everything you can imagine from floor to ceiling. Early on in the evening you can expect to chill with some cocktails and then as the evening goes on the bar gets packed with people dancing.

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Croatia Gay Travel Resources

Gay Friendly Safaris Along the Garden Route – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Friendly Safaris - The Globetrotter Guys

During our time in South Africa we went on 3 safaris in total. For the first we flew to Johannesburg and headed to Kruger National Park which was incredible! However, when it comes to the garden route (and saving yourself a flight) we went to the following two gay friendly safaris.

Gay Friendly Safaris in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve​

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve blew us away. This is a 5-star safari experience with a heavy focus on conservation, authenticity and environmental impact.

The 58-hectare reserve is completely open meaning that your guides have to actively track the wildlife. As a result, it becomes so much more exciting and authentic when you do spot one of their animals.

When it comes to the accommodation, we stayed at the Dwyka tented lodges. These were luxury lodges, with private outdoor jacuzzis where you could drink champagne under the stars.

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Eastern Cape Gay Travel Resources

Best Gay Winter Travel Spots – The Globetrotter Guys

Best Gay Winter Travel Spots - The Globetrotter Guys

If you are anything like us and love to travel all year round no matter the weather, then these gay winter travel spots might be for you!

Whether you are simply chasing the sun (see Gran Canaria) or wanting to experience the epitome of a snowy winter wonderland (see New York) then we think this list will have something to suit you.

We have chosen these destinations based on our experience to date and will continue to expand the list in the future! Please drop us an email with any suggestions of where we can go next.

Our Top 5 Gay Winter Travel Spots

One destination worthy of the title of ‘Winter Wonderland’ has to be Stockholm. We visited the city during October when it was very cold indeed! However, once we wrapped up and headed out to explore we quickly learnt why so many people love Stockholm.

The city is very unique sitting on over 14 islands which practically guarantees that you get to experience beautiful views wherever you look.

Combined with the fact there were so many things to do to keep busy (see our 48 hour winter itinerary), an incredible selection of restaurants and an easy going, well integrated gay scene, we can’t wait to return and see more.

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