Travel Expert

21 08 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.57.38 PMEd Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, the world’s 1st gay travel magazine built for iPad. Get a FREE 3-month subscription here!  He’s also a recognized industry leader and noted global gay travel expert. Read his bio. Need travel advice? He loves answering your questions. Post a comment or send an email.

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#TBT: Move Over Apollo, Here’s Our Publisher on Delos Island in 2004

28 08 2014

delosbkOur publisher, Billy Kolber, mimics an ancient Greek statue on the historic island of Delos. So what is Delos? It’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Aegean Sea just a few miles from gay-popular Mykonos. It’s also the place where mythology was born, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, known locally as the cradle of the Gods, an island  rich with artifacts from the third millennium. We like to think of it as a fabulous day-trip after you’ve had your fill of partying on Mykonos.





DDTI: Champagne Pools Off The Coast of Australia

27 08 2014

fraserOur Australian correspondent Michael Siebert sent us this fascinating update from Australia, a perfect island getaway for coupled gays

Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world, full of natural beauty and great for a three day escape – is off the coast and a short ferry ride from Hervey Bay about 50 minutes. Champagne Pools are located just North of Indian Head, an island off the coast of Australia, at the northern end of the famous 75-mile long eastern surf beach. You will actually be stopped by cops for a breathalyzer test. These pools provide a very popular swimming hole with the ocean crashing over the rocks.

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Dispatches: Gay Games Wraps-Up in Cleveland

25 08 2014

gaygames169Our correspondent Paul Heney sent us this photo from the ground in Cleveland from the Gay Games. The games wrapped last week but the memories of the event are still being felt throughout the city! Congrats to all the performers, athletes, and organizers of this historic event!

 





One of the Coolest Restaurants in the West (…and it’s not in LA!)

22 08 2014

bluehoundThe Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is located inside the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix and is the city’s newest and, we think, best restaurant to come along in some time. This modern space is gorgeously designed and would not feel out of place in New York or San Francisco. This is big city dining at its finest. The rustic chic decor, the floor-to-glass windows, the quirky menus and the beautiful lobby create a hip, bustling experience unmatched in this city working hard to make its name as an urban powerhouse. The cuisine is a creative, upscale take on comfort food: bacon-infused tater tots and macaroni & cheese, along with generously-sized portions of braised beef ribs that are a must-try. For after dinner drinks, hit the Lustre Bar on the hotel’s rooftop, a laid-back outdoor lounge with yummy libations and sprawling views. The Blue Hound earns our highest recommendation.

We covered Phoenix in our Dec. 2012 issue. Click here to subscribe!





Conchita Wurst Propels Amsterdam Pride to New Heights

20 08 2014

amsterdamOur correspondent Louis Boshoff sent us this colorful photo of Conchita Wurst at the very recent Amsterdam Pride!

Conchita Wurst, the winner of Eurovision 2014 and neo-ambassador for gay rights, has helped Amsterdam solidify its position as one of the leading European hosts of Gay Pride. It remains one of the continent’s most unique pride events and has become an event that is embraced by the entire city. From elderly couples to the young and restless take time out in a celebration of tolerance and acceptance. If you’re doing some advanced travel planning be sure to keep Amsterdam Gay Pride in mind; it is extremely well organized with next year’s party agenda already out featuring circuit parties and themed events planned at the participating venues.

We covered Amsterdam in our Dec. 2012 issue. Click here to subscribe!





For Gay Dads, Dollywood Sets The Standard For Family Trips

19 08 2014

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 11.19.39 AMSure, we had heard of Dollywood, but our correspondent Haven Caylor recently turned us on to this park as a fun family event for gay dads and their kids. Check out what Haven has to say about Dolly Parton’s legendary park and why it should be at the top of your destination list:

There are dreams we hold inside ‘til the time is right. So keep the faith, you’ll have your time to shine.” –Dolly Parton from “Celebrate the Dreamer in You” 

I’ve never met a gay man who doesn’t like/adore Dolly Parton (isn’t she campy?!), and aren’t those words near to the heart of a gay man: equal humanitarian rights, marriage & family equality!

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