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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Biking In Budapest … with a Twist

18 09 2014

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Our correspondent Dennis Hensley let us in on this amazing little bike tour in Budapest:

Want to get to know Budapest and burn off last night’s goulash at the same time? Then check out the 4.5-hour Wheels & Meals Bike Tour from Budapest Bike Breeze tours. As Euro capitals go, Budapest is very bike-friendly and the route on this tour is just challenging enough to keep you on your toes, without feeling like you’re in a video game trying not to get killed. There’s one major hill to climb but when you get to the top, you’re rewarded with spectacular views and a phallic-shaped fountain to quench your thirst. Along the way, you’ll learn lots of fun facts about the city, like why Hungarian students rub a horse’s balls every spring and what is the significance of the shoes left along the Danube. A tasty outdoor Hungarian lunch is also included in the 22 Euro fee but what really made our tour special was the guide, a beautiful brown-eyed spitfire named Suzie. Her pride in her city, coupled with a wicked sense of humor made every tale she spun sound like an episode of Scandal. We were on the edge of our bicycle seats.

We recently covered Budapest in May 2014. Click here to subscribe and receive ALL of our coverage, past and present, full of insider tips for the best destinations on Earth!





Chicago’s Gay Film Festival Opens Today

15 09 2014

Chicago Theater FacadeThe Chicago-based Reeling Film Festival – the second oldest LGBT film festival in the world – opens on Thursday, September 18th at the wonderful Music Box Theatre with the screening of ‘Boy Meets Girl’. Director Eric Schaeffer along with transgender actress Michelle Hendley will be in attendance. On Saturday, September 20th, the festival will take over Landmark Century Centre Cinema with screenings of Love Squared, Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo, Anatomy of a Love Seen, Club King and The 10 Year Pla

Tickets are available in here.

We covered Chicago last month and let all of our secrets spill in an in-depth article full of hidden gems and gay ways to explore a great American city. Click here to subscribe.

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Editor’s Choice: A Gay-Owned Munich Hotel For Oktoberfest

13 09 2014

munich copyCome September 20, Munich will be abuzz with its epic, world-renowned Oktoberfest, and attendees would be wise to heed our advice and book a room at the Deutsche Eich, a Münchner staple since 1864 and a 2014 ManAboutWorld Editor’s Choice award recipient, this is the city’s sole gay-owned hotel. Forward-thinking film director Rainer Fassbinder was a regular here during the 1970s, as was Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Partners Dietmar Holzapfel and Sepp Sattler purchased the property in 1993 and have since refurbished it to its modern, convivial, reasonably priced state. Juxtaposed to the fact that Germany’s largest bathhouse is located in the rear of the grounds, straight couples and families are welcome. This is also one of the only hotels in Munich that boasts a rooftop terrace, and the proximity to both the Altstadt (Old Town) and Glockenbachviertel means you can have your schnitzel and eat it too.

The event itself runs for 16-days, concluding on October 5. We covered Munich in our 2013 July/August summer issue that you can download here.





Getting Lost In Venice

12 09 2014

veniceOur correspondent Louis Boshoff got lost in Venice. He highly recommends it.

Getting lost in Venice is not only an inevitability, it is obligatory. With it’s many small alleys and and twisting canals, it is easy to see why one can spend hours finding your hotel, restaurant or even your way back. Urban travelling in this city falls strictly into two categories: cheap and expensive, nothing in-between. The public Vaporetto and on foot is probably the most cost effective but for that bond like classy commuting experience you may like to put yourself out for a worthwhile bit more. In this famously time-warped city the Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia has now embraced the modern age and offer 24-hour and online booking service for transfers or excursions with the all the elegant luxury in which one would expect to be dropped off at your palazzo on the Grand Canal. The only downside to this celebrity style transport? Not getting lost of course…

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ManAboutWorld 2.0 Is Live For Download

11 09 2014
In the issue this cover is animated! (Yes, it's very cool:)

In the issue this cover is animated! (Yes, it’s very cool:)

ManAboutWorld 2.0 comes at you with a new look and a new attitude, rededicating ourselves to our mantra of inspiration and information! Inside, you’ll find our Editor’s Choice awards, awarding revolutionary, industry-leading hotels, restaurants, airlines, events, and more in more the 100 cities worldwide1 You’ll find our insider tips on Chicago; new sections such as NEXT, our forward thinking trip-planning thoughts on cities with fabulous events coming up in the next few months; Personify, a new section that singles out one trailblazing local in one of our favorite cities.

Not a subscriber? You can change that in a few easy clicks here to get all our newest issue and all of our back issue full of insider tips from the world’s gay travel experts.





Nation’s First Gay Jazz Festival Takes Over Philly

9 09 2014

philadelphiaFor three days in late September, the nation’s first showcase of LGBT jazz composers, performers and arrangers will delight the crowds at Philadelphia’s OutBeat Jazz Festival, featuring performances, panel discussions, and master classes. More than a dozen concerts take place at venues throughout Philadelphia, and the festival concludes with an all-day jam at Union Transfer. The event runs from September 19 until the 21st.

We covered Philadelphia in our inaugural issue and you can read all of our insider tips by subscribing here!





Keeping Austin Gay…

7 09 2014

austinComing up on September 20, Gay Pride will take over the always weird city of Austin, Texas. The day of pride will feature the Festival at Fiesta Gardens from 11am-6pm and a parade through downtown Austin. Tickets can be bought herefor $17 (or $20 at the door, cash only) and proceeds are donated back into the community through the Austin Pride Cares program.

We covered Austin in all of its weird glory back in March of 2013, which you can buy here to get the inside scoop on our favorite Texas city!

 








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