Travel Expert

17 05 2015

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, Android tablets and iPhones. 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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Gay Vietnam: Video with the NomadicBoys. Hilarity Ensues

3 07 2015


This blog post on gay Vietnam was originally published by the peripatetic NomadicBoys on their blog; it’s reproduced in part here. Click here to read the entire blog post on their site.

We spent a month travelling in Vietnam during April and May 2015.

We started in the South in motorbike crazy Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by locals). We discovered a few gay bars in Saigon with our friend Quan.

We then headed to Central Vietnam to Hoi An, Hue and Da Nang. In Hoi An we immersed ourselves in the yummy food with a cooking class and a foodie tour with the excellent Vespa Adventures. We learnt to make delicious Cau Lao noodles and yummy Banh Xeo pancakes.

Our final stop was in the North in Hanoi where saw the famous water puppet show and also took an overnight cruise to the magnificent Halong Bay.

Here’s our gay Vietnam travel video of our month eating our way South to North (above). Click here to see their previous post on gay Vietnam.

Gay Vietnam with the NomadicBoys

Our boys bringing the gay to Vietnam

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorld App 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, what are you waiting for!





DDTI*: Inspiring Gay Travel Photos Du Jour

1 07 2015
Gay travel mecca Provincetown as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Provincetown Harbor

Everyone needs a little gay travel inspiration especially on Hump Day! Here are a couple of pictures from our quick visit to Provincetown just in time for last0minute inspiration for a trip to this Massachusetts resort gem in time for their biggest week starting now: Independence Day brought to you by the folks at the Crown & Anchor accommodations, dining and entertainment complex.*DDTI: Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration

Gay travel mecca Provincetown as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Provincetown Harbor

You can check out our unique digital-born 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, what are you waiting for! And a bonus photo of Boston below.

Gay popular Boston  as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Boston

 





Gay Travel Today: ManAboutWorld in Yahoo Travel Story

30 06 2015
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It’s all about gay travel Love in Philly

We were included in a piece on gay travel in Yahoo Travel today. Here’s an excerpt. To read the entire piece, click here

These days, it seems just about everybody is after that rainbow dollar.

And the recent federal ruling by the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states will only further the expansion of cities, both large and small, marketing toward the gay community, which represents an estimated $70 billion travel market, or around six to eight percent of the entire travel market.

“Within every jurisdiction, it sends a signal to the world that says gay people are on the same footing as everyone else,” says Ed Salvato, editor-in-chief of ManAboutWorld, a gay travel magazine.

It all started in 1973, when a gay travel agent named Hanns Ebensten, the “grandfather of gay travel,” led a group of gay men down the Colorado River. It was the first gay travel experience of its kind and sparked a movement that’s exponentially grown over the last 40 years into a multi-billion industry. To read more, click here.

Photo: The Love Park in Philadelphia. (Photo: Kathryn Yengel/Flickr)

You can check out our unique digital-born 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, what are you waiting for!





Gay Wine: 5 Things Not To Miss In Sonoma

30 06 2015

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Discover white, red, rosé …. and rainbow-tinged wine of gay-popular Sonoma County. From San Francisco drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and an hour through beautiful rolling hills to a darling little town called Healdsburg, a former farming village and the most charming of many lovely towns in the County.

As recently as 15 years ago, there wasn’t much to speak of around these parts but then the Hotel Healdsburg opened in 2001 and world-famous chef Charlie Palmer came to town; soon two Michelin stars followed, transforming this one-horse town into a two-Tesla vacation haven with fantastic wineries.

It’s but one hamlet in a county of charming inns, farm fresh food, boutique shops, plenty of wineries and a surprising number of LGBT residents, winemakers, chefs and business owners, without the tourist crowds of neighboring Napa.

If you plan a trip, here are five things not to miss, especially the number-one time for gay people to visit next year.

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 2.41.12 PM1. Hotel Les Mars: Healdsburg is centered around a main town square, while all around it you’ll find restaurants, bookstores, artisan crafts makers, boutique shops, and hotels. The Hotel Les Mars is the best hotel around, a Relais & Chateaux French maison-style hotel with ornate rooms full of dark wood armoires, antiques, 17th-century art, and shelves of tattered books along with a new restaurant, Chalkboard, a hip, rustic chic dining room that was once the Michelin-starred Cyprus.

2. SHED: In this progressive, sun-drenched, farm-to-table lunch spot next to Hotel Les Mars, market, and green space, the owners are lifelong farmers who’ve blended their philosophies on fresh produce with the simplistic virtues of California cooking. SHED has its own garden and also sources fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market across the street. It’s among the most innovative and artful lunch counters in the state with nice options.

3. Hamel Family Wines: South of Healdsburg you’ll find another Sonoma Country gem. Hamel Family Wines is an elegant, modern vineyard offering winetasting of their mostly Bordeaux varietals paired with locally sourced foods. It’s only been open for a few years but it’s already known for high-quality wine production, passionate winemaking and a decidedly warm welcome to LGBT visitors. Read the rest of this entry »





GAYography: Gay Travel News You Can Use

29 06 2015

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

We celebrate the Supreme Court decision on marriage here in the U.S. — but meanwhile Kyrgyzstan moved forward implementing the most stringent “anti-propaganda” law! Thankfully here in the U.S. our President held his annual LGBT Pride celebration at the White House — yet he still got a (deserved) mouthful from a trans activist calling on him to do more to protect transgender immigrants.

In other news cisgender is now in the Oxford English Dictionary along with twerk! Twerk it out at Stonewall’s anniversary this weekend in major cities all over the world this weekend, especially in NYC!

This week’s GAYography brief: eepurl.com/brsldL

A vital resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief is published each Thursday. Subscribe here & like!

You can check out our unique digital-born 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, what are you waiting for!

 





Get Gay Married and Get Gay Traveling with ManAboutWorld

29 06 2015

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What a week! After a favorable ruling by the Supreme Court allowing gay marriage and a weekend of coast-to-coast Gay Pride celebrations, the LGBT community now pivots to other important battles. But first let’s take a moment, enjoy the victory and do something we’ve always done: travel!

ManAboutWorld with 10 issues per year provides travel inspiration along with practical travel planning information. We celebrate gay travel and you with athree-month free offer. We’re sure you’ll love our magazine and timely advice.

You can check out our unique digital-born 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, what are you waiting for!





Victory! Supreme Courts Creates U.S. Same-sex Marriage Rights

26 06 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 11.52.43 AMU.S. Same-sex marriage rights asserted: ManAboutWorld applauds today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to extend full marriage rights to same-sex couples in the United States, regardless of the state in which they reside. And we hope (and anticipate) this will stimulate all sorts of gay travel for the purposes of same-sex marriages, celebrations and honeymoons.

Click here to hear President Obama’s stirring words about the ruling … You’ll choke up!

Happy Gay Pride indeed!

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