Can we hold hands here? LGBTQ travel safety today

27 03 2019
Check out my article “Can we hold hands here?” on LGBTQ travel safety in the cool new publication Strangers Guide!
Check out my article “Can we hold hands here” on LGBTQ travel safety in the cool new publication Strangers Guide!

“For just about anyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) community like myself, the ad may have gotten our attention, especially in the dead of winter in New York City, but the decision to visit is much more complex. Will my partner and I be welcome? Can we hold hands or even just sit together on the beach without attracting unwanted attention? Would we be subject to judgment, eye-rolling, harassment or worse?” Read more!

Rio Carnivale!

17 02 2015
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine Rio's Carnival rehearsal

Just before Carnival officially began last week, there was a final rehearsal at the Sambodromo. The highlight of carnival is the Rio Samba Parade in the Sambodromo, a massive stadium where tickets are required. Nightly parades last until dawn.

Our correspondent Jeff Guaracino chimes in with some news about the fantastic Rio Carnivale!


 When you picture Rio de Janeiro, do you think of sexy people partying? You’d be right.

Brazil’s Carnival is known worldwide as the “world’s biggest festival” full of culture, dance, food, samba, parades and music. Tourism officials estimate 977,000 tourists joined local revelers this week at Rio de Janeiro’s 2015 Carnival. Read the rest of this entry »

Photos Du Jour: Iguazu Falls

29 07 2013

Our Associate Editor Kenny Porpora is in Brazil on assignment and sent us a few photos from the beautiful Iguazu Falls.


Here’s our Kenny with his new Brazil jacket.


Photos Du Jour: São Paulo, Brazil

28 07 2013

Our Associate Editor Kenny Porpora is in Brazil on assignment and sent us a few photos from Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo.

The famous disco, "The Week."
The famous disco, “The Week.”

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ManAboutWorld’s October Issue Is Now Available

11 10 2012

You gotta see this in the iPad (something actually moves!)


Her’s the cover of our current issue. It’s chock full of the insightful, in-the-know recommendations for where to go, when to go, and where to stay, eat and play in some of the most exciting and gay-popular destinations on the planet. Download October now via the AppStore.

This month we bring you the boys of Rio and the steamy-hot Brazilian beaches of Buzios, Florianopolis, Trancoso and Paraty. We also bring you the definitive guide for the perfect gay weekend in Boston, Brussels, Cologne, New Orleans, Puerto Vallarta and Quebec City.

Did you know that Brazil is soon to enter its sultry summer season? Check out the bathing suits we spied there (below). Or that Rio’s beaches are absolutely packed with revelers for New Year’s Eve who come out all dressed in white to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display? One of our articles includes a snippet of video from that sexy holiday embedded right in the piece.

You’ll find this and lots more fun surprises from slideshows to audio clips to, simply put, the definite guide for where to go. So what are you waiting for, invitation? Here is is: We invite you to become a subscriber, enjoy our FREE trial offer and join our incredible journey.

You lookin’ at me? (Please say yes!)

Florianopolis, Brazil: “Like Square Cut-Palooza”

31 10 2011

Screen shot from Dennis' sexy video

I just arrived in the fabulous gay-popular resort destination of Florianopolis, Brazil, the island capital of the state of Santa Catarina south of Rio de Janeiro.

We sent our intrepid writer Dennis Hensley here last year. He explored the gay beach (hey — it’s a tough job!) and here’s his sexy report.

Suite Dreams: Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

17 10 2011

The Copacabana Palace at night.

The grand dame of Rio de Janeiro is indisputably the luxurious Orient-Express hotel, the Copacabana Palace. This storied Art Deco gem opened its doors in 1923 and has hosted some of the most famous personalities in the world from Fred Astaire to Madonna.

Simply walking through the lobby, past the expansive pool (surrounded by chic sunbathers) or along the elegant hallways you’re transported back to a more elegant travel landscape than exists in many cookie-cutter chain hotels.

Not stuck in the past, the hotel offers a range of modern amenities including an ample work-out facility, beautiful spa, WiFi throughout the property, and a very hip pool-level bar, the Bar do Copa. Note: the bar is free for guests and worth checking out but note the cocktail prices are sky high and you’ll have to reserve a table to actually sit down.

The location is superb: Directly across one of the most famous beaches in the world. Just cross the street and see how Cariocas (residents of Rio) actually live. Playing, strolling, eating, flirting, exercising, and more, directly on the strand or at one of the innumerable cafes strung along the edge of the sand. It’s an approximately $6 cab ride to the gay beach and handful of gay and gay-friendly bars, cafes and restaurants in the nearby neighborhood of Ipanema.

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