Travel Expert

12 07 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.57.38 PMEd Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, the world’s first 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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Where We Eat: A Small, Warm Italian Eatery in East London

29 07 2014

bottega-prelibatoOn a warm corner of Rivington Street in Shoreditch exists this quaint little Italian eatery called Prelibato Bottega. It’s a small brick interior of just a handful of tables, handmade pastas, and great wine; it is one of London’s best surprises and one we’ve unearthed after many years of traveling across the pond. We covered London in-depth in our July/August 2013 issue that you can read by subscribing here to get more of our insider tips.

 





We’ll Celebrate Gay Arts & Culture at Divers/Cité, Montreal. You?

27 07 2014

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We’re heading to Montreal next week for Divers/Cité, one of the two major gay celebrations that take place every summer. The other, Pride Montreal, takes place August 11-17. It’s a tad confusing for those of us in cities with one big Pride-oriented celebration but the net result is you get to spend twice as much time celebrating your queerness, dancing up a storm and soaking in a lot of amazing culture. Photo: david-romero

Divers/Cité (a clever play on words in two languages and described as a festival of music and arts) promises a jam-packed line up of parties as well as a highly curated selection of dance and music events. French-Canadians really know how to throw a fete. We’ll be there. Will you? Look for our posts on Instagram @ManAboutWorld, Twitter @MAWTravel and Facebook at ManAboutWorld.

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Where We Play: Europe’s Hottest Sex-Fueled Nightclub

25 07 2014

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Berghain is the best nightclub in Europe (and maybe the world,) a Berlin institution, known for parties that carry on well into the next day. Avoid the notoriously difficult door by going to Lab.oratory first, and getting a hand stamp that will allow you to skip the line. Popular Saturday night through Sunday and into Sunday night – the locals don’t show up until Sunday afternoon! It’s particularly popular for the fetish Snax Club party on the Saturday of Easter weekend. Be sure to dress the part, Berlin takes its dress codes very seriously.

We covered Berlin in our January 2013 guide! Don’t have a subscription? Click here and get access to all of our past (and present) insider coverage!

 





Welcome To Our Newest Correspondent: Neil Giuliano

24 07 2014
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NEIL GIULIANO


A NJ native, Neil traveled west to Arizona for college and then made it his home. His domestic and international travels have taken him to all but four states and over 40 countries.

A fan of beaches and ocean adventures, he’s been on over 20 cruises on ships large and small, from the opulent Queen Mary II to the rustic Windjammer. He’s traveled with nearly every gay vacation/cruise company, and non-gay journeys as well, often as a guest speaker on the LGBT movement and personal leadership development. His favorite beaches are Seline Beach in St. Barths and Little Makena on Maui.

As the first openly gay mayor in the U.S., Neil traveled to China, Israel, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand as a global LGBT advocate. He is the author of “The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership” and is currently CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. An avid cyclist, he has completed the 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles four times as part of AIDS/LifeCycle. He currently resides in San Francisco and Tempe.

Follow Neil on Facebook and read his fascinating book.





In San Diego For Comic Con? You’ll Need A Break!

24 07 2014

balboaparkComic-Con officially begins in San Diego tomorrow and it got us thinking about ways to escape the hordes of Big Bang Theory fans for an afternoon before the real fun begins at night. We have an answer: the charms of Balboa Park are endless; acres and acres of museums, green verdant space, gardens and galleries, eateries, and cultural landmarks, to make it one of the world’s best massive parks. And it’s a favorite no matter what the season. In summer it’s perfect for a picnic (and even a wedding, though you’d be one of dozens on any given day) and at Christmas time it’s draped with lights and cheer.

We covered San Diego most recently in our June 2014 guide.





Where We Sleep: Stumbling Upon London’s Coolest Hotel

23 07 2014

40winksThis is 40 Winks, a non-conventional hotel (if you can even call it that…) in hip East London that has none of the homogeneity of amenities of a normal accommodation, and all of the wildcard style that makes it on of our favorite hidden gems. The hotel is just two rooms (and one large, shared bathroom) of rock & roll chic meets old-world Victorian pomp, and gives the feel of a personal home. There isn’t even a reception desk. It’s as if George Harrison or Jimmy Page have let you stay in their guesthouse for a few nights in the coolest part of town.  This is one of the coolest hotels in London, bar none.

We covered 40 Winks and all of London Town in our July/August 2013 issue. Click here to subscribe to get more of our insider tips and hidden favorites.





Where We Eat: A New Favorite In LA

21 07 2014

aocWe’ve been dining around LA as of late and returned recently to one of the city’s best – AOC Wine Bar. Helmed by Suzanne Goin (who also runs the beloved Lucques on Melrose and Tavern out in Brentwood) this is the quintessential Los Angeles restaurant – ivy-laced mediterranean exterior, produce-rich California cuisine, cute bartenders. and an eclectic menu of tapas. We happened to be dining next to Christian Louboutin, just to add an extra splash of LA-ness to the experience.

We covered LA in-depth in our Dec. 2012 issue and will continue to post more of our insider tips from the City of Angeles.








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