Travel Expert

10 07 2015

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

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ManAboutWorld Welcomes Bryan Herb, Zoom Vacations!

30 07 2015

Bryan Herb, Zoom Travels in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineVery happy to report that Bryan Herb, Zoom Vacations, has joined ManAboutWorld’s well-traveled band of passionate gay (and lesbian) travel reporters. Herb brings passion, experience and a certain aplomb to the world of gay travel, as reported today in ManAboutWorld.

BRYAN HERB, ZOOM VACATIONS

Bryan Herb is co-founder of Zoom Vacations, which has been providing experiential, luxury gay group travel all over the world for more than a decade. Previously, Bryan was a high school teacher, personal trainer, model, freelance writer, and a hotel marketing and sales manager. He grew up in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, the state’s premier wine country, and with a father who was a wildlife biologist, his childhood was filled with outdoor adventures.

His roots in the outdoors, coupled with his inquisitive mind and his appreciation for health and fitness (as well as for fabulous hotels and resorts) have had a huge impact on Zoom Vacations, and have led him to adventures in every continent but Antarctica. He’s toured the ancient catacombs of Rome, swum with horses where Australia’s rainforest meets the reef, haggled with Hong Kong merchants, walked with wild lions in Africa, danced the Samba in Brazil, and has even studied ecology and group dynamics in a Scottish commune.

In addition to his duties at Zoom Vacations, Bryan also served on the Board of the Directors of the IGLTA for four years, and Chair for two. He was one of nine travel experts featured on the Travel Chanel’s “Vacation Challenge” and was the South America Gay Travel Expert for four episodes on Logo’s Gay Travel show, Bump. In addition, Bryan has hosted gay travel shorts for Comcast, and is the gay travel expert for several gay outlets.

Follow Herb on Facebook or meet him on a Zoom Vacations trip.

ManAboutWorld: Check out the amazing digital gay travel magazine for in-the-know gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. You can read us on iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, download us…. we (and Bryan) are waiting for you!





La Guardia Needs A New Name!

30 07 2015

La Guardia Airport renewed, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineIt’s about time we renamed La Guardia airport! With the proposed (long-overdue, much-desired) top-to-bottom renovation of La Guardia, the New York Times ponders this question:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared that the $4 billion rebuilding planned at La Guardia Airport in Queens will amount to replacing the airport “in its entirety.”

So is it time, after 76 years, to replace the name, too?

It was the first airport in New York City proper and a marvel at the time of its opening. Today the airport is dated, crowded and inadequate.

Is there any gay iconic name that might make sense? How about Amelia Earhart? Or perhaps Ed Koch? Maybe name it for the grandfather of gay travel, Hanns Ebensten. Or maybe something else. Let us know if you have any ideas in the comments section below.

ManAboutWorld: Check out our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. You can read us on iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, download us…. we’re waiting for you! This post was originally published in ManAboutWorld’s blog.

Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo





A Half Year of the Best Gay Tours

29 07 2015
Best gay tours including the Balkans as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The Balkans suddenly look hot, right?

Spend the next half a year enjoy the world’s best gay tours (or the ones we think are pretty darn amazing!).

CODA-TOURS

Undiscovered Balkans September 16-30
Discover Ottoman splendors, Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox Monasteries, ancient sites and dramatic landscapes from Sofia to Belgrade with the experts of gay tour company Coda. Bordered by the Adriatic, Mediterranean and the rugged Dinaric Mountains, this land, Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited territory, boasts diverse cultures that have left their legacy across the Balkan Peninsula.

ZOOM VACATIONS

Gay India October 16-28
India can be overwhelming especially to first-time visitors. This country of over 1.2 billion inhabitants stuns you with its beauty, diversity, warmth and the chaos and contrasts you’ll find in cities and villages alike. On our first visit we found it helpful to go in a group. Zoom Vacations combines luxury accommodations and seamless organization to provide guests with an orderly and memorable introduction to one of the world’s most fascinating and intoxicating countries, with its kaleidoscope of languages, cultures, and traditions. A trip highlight is a stay in a 5-star hotel with direct views of the Taj Mahal, which visitors have been trekking to since the 17th century and which still holds a mysterious allure.

BRAND G VACATIONS

Panama Canal Adventure December 2-15
Step aboard the 105-stateroom M.S. Saint Laurent charted by Brand g Vacation along with 200 fellow LGBT travelers. You’ll pass through the marvelous Panama Canal, glittering Panama City, and visit islands, beaches and jungles, including the gorgeous Manuel Antonio National Park. Departs Cartagena, Colombia and ends in Costa Rica.

OUT ADVENTURES

Bali & Komodo Gay Cruise and Tour April 29-May 6, 2016
Spot towering active volcanoes. Visit the Water Palace of Amlapura. Snorkel the most pristine and diverse coral reefs in Kondo. Witness thousands of flying foxes in Satonda and see the famous Komodo dragons in person. Explore some of Indonesia’s most beautiful deserted beaches with our friends, the competent fun folks at Out Adventures.

ManAboutWorld: Check out our unique digital gay travel magazine for way more than these events … for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, hop on a tour.





ManAboutWorld: Six Cool Places To Go

28 07 2015

London Sky Garden in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine, six cool places to goEvery month ManAboutWorld delivers a slice of the gay world, including six cool places to go now in our City Seen section. This month hit the road to:

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Le Marocain Restaurant (at La Mamounia)
La Mamounia is the most storied hotel in a city full of beautiful properties. It was recently shut down and lovingly and magnificently restored. Part of the experience Le Marocain Restaurant is passing through this storied palace. The restaurant, located in a traditional style riad centered around an inner courtyard, offers both traditional and contemporary cuisine. The salad course consists of a dozen small bowls of locally sourced ingredients (some quite spicy!). The movie-setting mood of the dining area is enhanced by the live traditional music and authentically attired (and handsome) waitstaff.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Sky Garden
London’s full of fabulous parks with our favorite ones consisting of the gorgeous trio of green expanses stretching west to east through the middle of the city: Hyde, Green and St. James. But on your next visit, go a little farther east to London’s business district then straight up 525 feet to the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, a unique public space spanning three storeys and offering 360-degree views across the City of London. Wander around the beautifully landscaped gardens and an open-air terrace with a full-on view of the famous Shard, and grab a drink, coffee or snack and enjoy London’s highest public garden. Entrance is free though you have to reserve ahead of time via the site. This may sound horrible but on a recent visit there were no more spaces available so we booked as handicapped and got in. Photo: Ed Salvato

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Show Your Inner Rainbow Flag at Prague Pride

27 07 2015

Praha, 16. 8. 2014, Prague Pride, sexualita, lesbička, lesba, homosexuál, homosexualita, pochod, gay, LGBT Foto: HN - Lukáš Bíba

Get ready for the 5th anniversary Prague Pride festival in the Czech Republic Monday, August 10 – Sunday, August 16. And this years slogan: “We all have a rainbow inside,” inviting everybody, gay and straight, to join the festival and support equality for all.

Conchita Wurst, Austrian performer and winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will be the main star of Conchitathe Prague Pride 2015 Opening Concert. The event will officially open the Pride Village on Strelecky island in the center of Prague on Monday, August 10.

Click here for the full program. And here to see more of our Prague coverage.

Read our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. Go on, unfurl your inner rainbow!





Gay Travel News: GAYography Anniversary, Pride Parades, Moscow & more

24 07 2015

Amsterdam gay pride, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineSome great gay travel news: ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese celebrates its successful first year of the indispensable and information packed GAYography travel news brief.

We’ve come full circle here at the GAYography brief: 52 weeks of providing readers with the best gay travel news for LGBT travel around the world! This week we’re preparing for 2 of the best parties in the for next weekend: Amsterdam’s Canal Pride Parade and Stockholm Pride. There’s lots to celebrate in Europe since the EU Human Rights Court ruled that Italy violated multiple gay couples’ rights by denying them marriage rights. paving the way for same-sex relationship recognition in all 47 EU countries!
Plus see the first Army Pride poster in Sweden and find out about a new must-have travel app coming to the US, your guide to lovely Manchester and beautiful Boracay, Philippines. And finally, travel writer Michael Luongo tells us we can now honeymoon wherever we want!
He also covers this rather disturbing video of two (straight) men who held hands while walking around Moscow. It is not pretty.

This gay travel news brief is brought to you by Ashton Giese, gay travel magazine ManAboutWorld correspondent and editor of the GAYography newsbrief.

You can check out our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, git it!

Photo:  Isabelle Puaut





ManAboutWorld’s Tom Goss Visits Provincetown for Bear Week

23 07 2015

Our very own correspondent Tom Goss sprouted some scruff and boogied off to Ptown for Bear Week last week. Provincetown, Massachusetts is a homo-friendly resort like no other with cute guesthouses, amazing beaches, delicious restaurants, bike trails, world-class entertainment and more lots of gay men. And of course there is Provincetown for Bear Week: One of the best U.S. bear weeks. Tom had a lot of fun. And oh yeah he’s a talented musician who performed with singer/songwriter Matt Alber at the Crown & Anchor.

You gotta check out this video and watch the entertaining, informative (and cute) Traveling Tom take us along Town bear week, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazinewith him on this furry (and musical) adventure.

Get ManAboutWorld!
For more Ptown coverage on Provincetown (and destinations around the globe) by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We work on iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are free guides in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

Tom Goss, Provincetown for Bear Week, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

MIDDLE PHOTO: BEARS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT COURTESY CROWN & ANCHOR.

 

 








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