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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Enjoy a Provincetown Dune Tour

28 08 2015
Clambake on the beach in Provincetown, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Clambake on the beach in Provincetown

ManAboutWorld magazine, along with  other media outlets, was invited to enjoy a Provincetown dune tour, an experience that Art’s Dune Tours has been providing for almost 70 years. (The original owner’s son now runs the company.) It’s a beautiful, interesting experience as these photos show.  The photo above shows a group of journalists enjoying a clam bake on the beach, lined up to enjoy the setting sun and the seals frolicking in the water. Below are more photos.

Provincetown dune tour, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Provincetown dune tour, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The beach at dusk

Provincetown dune tour, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The life-saving station

Visit this site for more information about the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station. It’s a very cool museum.

Have you downloaded ManAboutWorld yet? No?! Hmmm. Why not check out this unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Let’s go to Ptown!

For more trip-planning information from Provincetown tourism, visit their website or Facebook page.





Gay Travel News Brief: the U.N. & RentBoy (though not together!)

27 08 2015

Rentboy, seized. ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

This week see how the LGBT rights fared at the first meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss LGBT issues, plus get the dirt on how Rentboy.com went down — just as a number of organizations called for the decriminalization of sex work.

Find the best guide for Paris as well as top 10 tips for moving to Germany — plus if you’re in Washington, D.C. next weekend be sure to head down to Kings Dominion for Pride Day.

All the best #LGBT travel news, this week’s GAYography brief: eepurl.com/bwHioH 

Have you seen ManAboutWorld yet? No?! Hmmm. Why not check out this unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get travein’!

 





ManAboutWorld visits Emilia-Romagna

26 08 2015
A beautiful street in Bologna, (Emilia-Romagna) Italy, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Una bella strada di Bologna in Italia

ManAboutWorld’s Kenny Porpora is exploring Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Among the locale’s he’s check out are Bologna and Parma. So, you can probably guess the region of Emilia-Romagna is a good place for foodies and a bad place for dieters! It’s also beautiful and made for Instagrams as you can see in the picture he posted today. To follow more of his exploration check back here or visit our Facebook page.

Porpora will report on his research in an upcoming issue (subscribe now via the links below) but our friends at Purple Roofs list a few gay marketed properties in the region.

Are you a ManAboutWorld subscriber? No? WTF?! Hows’ that possible? Now’s the time to disover the world’s best digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorld App on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get downloadin’!

 





Top 5 Tips for Traveling Abroad

24 08 2015

Top tips for traveling abroad by Jeff Guaracino in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineManAboutWorld correspondent and frequent traveler Jeff Guaracino offers his top 5 tips for traveling abroad. 

As summer 2015 draws to a close and your travel thoughts turn to fall and winter getaways, it is good idea to review these tips for traveling abroad.

Here are 5 tips to make your trip safe and fun whether you’re going to nearby Caribbean, Canada and Mexico or to the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa or South America. Factors you should consider when planning a trip outside the country depend on the language spoken in the country you are visiting, the currency, the political situation and the accessibility to health care or an American Embassy.

  1. Register for Global Entry and TSA Precheck. There is no need to wait in long lines at the airport or at the border when returning home. (Unless you are a criminal). U.S. Customs and Border Protection offers a fast, easy and hassle free way to enter the U.S. Basically, this is a program for trusted, frequent travelers. The online application is simple and costs just $100. Some credit cards even cover your fee. Visit cbp.gov for guidelines and an online application. The site has very useful information on travel.
  2. Consider travel insurance. Travel insurance can be very important if you pick the right company and if the company is responsive to individual needs while traveling. A great website is Travelinsurancereview.net. The site includes reviews, guides and articles. The best part of the site is the comments from actual buyers of insurances. The positive and negative reviews will give you an idea of consumer satisfaction. There are other websites you can check out before purchasing and don’t forget to ask your friends on Facebook if anyone had an experience with a particular travel insurance company. I picked Insure and Go for my next trip to Europe. Check your own healthcare plan to see what is covered when traveling abroad and what is not. Hospitals and doctors in foreign countries might want cash upfront and ask you to make a claim when you return home.
  3. Create an itinerary. Leave a detailed itinerary with someone back home and put it in a safe location with you while your travel. Always use your hotel safe. It should include the date of your trips, where you are staying along with confirmation numbers and any planned activities. Be sure to make a copy or take a picture of your passport, driver’s license and your primary credit card. A recommended app is Trip It. Find out more at tripit.com.
  4. Call your bank and credit card issuer. Ask your bank if they can order foreign currency in advance of your trip. You might need some cash as soon as you arrive and ATMs are not always readily available or can have high fees at places like airports. In an effort to protect consumers from fraud, let your credit card issuer and bank know that you are traveling abroad and for how long. Ask your credit card company about foreign transaction fees (look for cards that don’t have unnecessary fees). It is best to use one credit card while traveling and be sure to ask about travel insurance benefits the card might offer as part of their service
  5. If a flight is delayed or your hotel room is robbed or you are hurt while traveling, stay calm. Remember, culturally your behavior could either help or hurt you. Most situations are fixable. If you have any unexpected expenses like your luggage lost or delayed, call your credit card company first and ask about covered benefits. Don’t forget the U.S. embassy can also assist you with a travel emergency including lost or stolen passports. And I find that the Four Seasons hotels are always a great place to find an exceptional concierge who can recommend good local doctors, pharmacies and other essentials. (Let’s hope that don’t ask if you are a paying guest!) You may also wish to review the LGBT travel information offered by the U.S. State Department.

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Jeff Guaracino is the author of Gay and Lesbian Tourism: The Essential Guide for Marketing he’s also working on a new one to be published in 2016. Check here to “like” it on Facebook and received periodic updates.

Photo: Hernán Piñera

 





Gayography: Gay Travel News Update

21 08 2015
Gayography: gay travel news update, in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineThis info-packed gay travel news update is compiled by ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who publishes this indispensable digital gay travel news update weekly: GAYography.

This week’s GAYography brief has some exciting new secret beaches in SE Asia as well as where to go if you want to bare it all this weekend in the Poconos. You can also follow the Atlantis Cruise around the Mediterranean or simply start at the Elixsor party in Mykonos!Plus, with the recent tragedy in Bangkok, be sure to register with the State Department when you travel abroad — especially alone! Check out all the important LGBT news from Uganda to Boston.

An important resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief publishes every Thursday.

Check out a unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, iPhones and Android devices. There are several FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, get downloadin’!





Win A Trip For Two To Barcelona Via MyGayPride

20 08 2015
MyGayPride promotion in Barcelona and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

They have gay pride!

ManAboutWorld correspondents and gay blogger duo Two Bad Tourists are promoting a contest to win a trip for two to Barcelona as a part of their MyGayPride campaign. You can see this gay blogging pair jumping for joy in Barcelona (right). Learn more about Auston Matta — left in the photo, who makes up one half of Two Bad Tourists (who are good travelers) — here. Read below for information on participating in the MyGayPride promotion and start practicing your Catalan.

One lucky winner will receive a free trip to Barcelona including two round trip tickets on Norwegian, a $350 credit with misterbnb plus airport pickup and LGBT city tours provided by Rainbow Barcelona Tours. Barcelona welcomes 1.3 million LGBT visitors each year and travelers can enjoy the popular ‘Gay-xample’ neighborhood, beaches, famous monuments, unique architecture and feel comfortable in one of the most gay-friendly destinations in Europe.

For more information about the MyGayPride contest, check out the related blog post on ManAboutWorld.





Photos of the Day: The French Riviera

19 08 2015

Good-looking lifeguard on the beach in the French Riviera in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

The  splendour of the French Riviera is truly something to behold, especially in summer: verdant hillsides dotted with colorful mansions, shining bays punctuated with super yachts, and sun-dappled beaches lined with lounge-chairs, umbrellas and tanned bodies.

Whenever you go, the French Riviera is always worth a visit, with much to see and do, even in the colder months. However, if you are seeking the sun, then summer is definitely the best time to go but be prepared for the crowds. When temps rises, so do the number of visitor. But don’t let its popularity discourage you, the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, and the masses and mixes of people only adds to the allure.  You’ll also find a warm, gay-friendly welcome in the French Riviera, including in the vibrant seaside city of Nice.

Think of it as more candy for the eye. The tanned and toned life guards or ‘les sauveteurs en mer‘ who patrol the shores are a particular highlight. (See the photo above.)

From the glitz of St-Tropez, Cannes and Nice to the charms of smaller coastal towns like Villefranche or Theoule, when it comes to seaside resorts, you are spoiled for choice in the French Riviera. But don’t worry, all the beaches are gorgeous, whichever you choose. Just make sure to keep drinking water as it can get pretty hot; and we’re not only talking about the weather!

The gorgeous French Riviera in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Story and photos by ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Phil Rake reporting from the French Riviera.

GET MANABOUTWORLD: Enjoy 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, iPhones and Android devices. There are a few FREE publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Take the plunge!








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