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.

#DDTI: Plaza Cataluyna, Barcelona

13 06 2014

barcelonaThe Plaza Cataluyna is the center of Barcelona, and during circuit, it becomes the meeting place for gays who’ve travelled in from countries all over th world to experience one of the great gay circuit parties of our time. The plaza is surrounded by gorgeous gothic buildings and alleyways to create a charming open space that’s come to define the city. We covered the gay party circuit of Barcelona in-depth in our May issue and you can get all of our exclusive, insider information by subscribing here!

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DDTI: Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona

16 05 2014

plazacataluynaPlaza Cataluyna in Barcelona resides in the center of town, and come August 6-17 it will be swarming with tens of thousands of gay boys from all around the world in town for the city’s famous circuit party. We’ll be covering circuit and much more in our upcoming May issue! Click here to subscribe to get all of our insider tips for circuit from the guys who plan it, organize it, and those who’ve experienced it first hand.

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DDTI: Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration

Europe’s Top Gay Travel Destinations

26 02 2014

This article samples one originally published in Iberia Airline’s blog Love2Fly. To read the rest of this article, click here or the link below.

When it comes to LGBT travel, few experiences are as rewarding as travel to Europe. There’s such an amazing variety of cultures, environments, climates, and experiences – all on the most liberal continent on the planet, thanks to the encouraging social (r)evolutions of the 21st century, making most of Europe an ever more gay-friendly destination. There are hundreds of welcoming cities large and small, as well as towns and rural areas, which I could steer you to, depending on your interests, but let me start off by highlighting a handful of the top most prominent, and you could say gay-friendliest:


Say ‘Amsterdam’ and your mind conjures contradictory images, both sublime and profane: Rembrandt and peep shows, coffee shops and cannabis, cobbled streets and red light districts, historic canals and sleazy bars. After all these years, the city remains the godfather of gay pride and the birthplace of LGBT rights, rebellious and uninhibited, and as effortlessly beautiful as ever. The world’s first legal gay and lesbian nuptials were officiated here, and the Homomonument first gay monument was constructed here more than a quarter century ago. The queer scene in Amsterdam is one of the largest in Europe and boasts more than a hundred gay and lesbian bars, clubs, saunas, shops, and hotels. Though summer is the most crowded and fun, Amsterdam attracts visitors all year with gay-oriented events like Pink Christmas in December and King’s Day in April (we of course preferred when it was called Queen’s Day (ahem), but it’s still way popular with gay girls and boys). Flights from Spain, from the USA.


As an urban destination, the capital of the Catalonia region is as close to the total package as it gets – a stylish culinary, cultural, nightlife, and design capital with its own spectacular architectural flavour (hello, Gaudí!) and great beaches even right in town, not to mention nearby: The fetching Mediterranean seaside town of Sitges (above), a half hour south, is one of Europe’s top gay resorts. Barcelona has arrived on the gay circuit with a party called, well, Circuit, which attracts thousands of men every August, and following that there’s Girlie Circuit Lesbians for las chicas. Then of course there’s Barcelona’s “Gaixample” – ground zero for a large, diverse (twinks to bears and beyond), and active LGBT scene and community. There are scores of fabulous places to stay, eat, and play gay – but virtually the whole city is welcoming, so spread your rainbow-hued wings. Flights from the UK, from the USA.

Click here to discover the other fabulous destinations Ed wrote about.

Ed Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, the world’s first gay travel magazine created for iPad (and soon Android tablets) only. Click here for a special three-month free subscription offer.

images | Mike SlichenmyerCaptn_JackJörg Kanngiesser

Cruising With Ed: Join Our Editor In Chief On A Fabulous Cruise

7 08 2013
Picture yourself here

Picture yourself here

Sail aboard the luxurious MSY Wind Surf, a gorgeous five-masted sailing yacht chartered by Source Events for an all-gay cruise. It sets sail September 15, 2013 from Lisbon, one of the most charming and under-rated gems of Europe and completes it’s 8-night sailing in Spain’s gay-friendliest city, Barcelona on Monday, September 23. More info. about the cruise here.

But why this cruise and why now? Well, for one ManAboutWorld’s very own editor in chief, Ed Salvato will be on board. Though he’d like to think that should be your sole necessary and sufficient reason, there are many other enticements to get you on board:

  • Intimacy: As much as we love big gay cruises, this one will have only 300 passengers (and 190 crew).
  • Itinerary: Besides Lisbon and Barcelona, discover Ibiza, Mallorca, Malaga and more.
  • Experience: A unique journey combining sailing, a full moon party, fun activities, great entertainment and parties, delicious cuisine, a healthy dose of fitness, guest speakers, excursions and more.
  • Special offer: Mention Ed’s name when booking and get a special “Friends of Ed” deal! !Visit the website, call (888-SOURCE8) or email.

Parting Shots: Behind The Scenes in Barcelona

13 04 2013

Scott Holman, Barcelona Mies van der Rohe PavilionThe last section of our magazine is “Parting Shots,” which are photos taken by our Global Correspondents, subscribers and other friends who send us their favorite image relating to that month’s theme. Our April theme was architecture. Here’s the story behind one of our favorite pictures: the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona from ManAboutWorld friend, contributor, and graphic designer Scott Holman. If you already subscribe, download April from within the app. If you don’t subscribe, download the issue in the AppStore here.

After years of studying art history and design, I have a few iconic pieces/locations on my list of stuff to see in person. This Mies van der Rohe was originally designed and built for the 1929 International Exhibition, was disassembled right after and reconstructed in 1980. It has been on my list since art school days and it was exciting to see it live on a 50th birthday trip.

Get Your Gay on: LGBT Event Round-up

30 03 2010

Lots of upcoming events and travel deals for gay and lesbian travelers — even armchair travelers — all over the world.

Gay Travel Expo in NYC

The New York City Gay Travel Expo takes place Wednesday May 12 from 4pm to 9pm. According to the event organizers:

you can learn about new travel destinations, rediscover old ones, find glbt friendly travel providers and get information to plan your next vacation. Exhibitors will include:

  • airlines
  • hotels
  • cruise lines
  • car rental companies
  • resorts
  • exotic destinations.
  • convention and visitors bureaus

For more information, click here.

Barcelona Gay-Friendly Hotel Deal

The Hotel Casanova in the trendy, gay-popular Eixample District of Barcelona is offering a deal for LGBT travelers. The special, called Barcelona Nights, which is valid through the end of 2010 includes the following:

  • A 25% discount at the hotel’s restaurant, bar, and spa throughout their stay;
  • Guests staying for at least three nights also get a free pair of “le dd” brand designer recyclable moccasins; and
  • Guests are also invited to convene in the hotel restaurant every Wednesday night for a weekly reception with complimentary tapas.

Amsterdam at its Gayest

There are lots of events going on in Amsterdam starting in April. Highlights include:

  • The Queens Day and Night on April 30;j
  • The 15th Amsterdam Gay Pride from 1st through 8th August; and
  • The Leather Pride ‘GetRuff’ – including Rapido Halloween  in Paradiso – from October 29th through October 31st.

Additional information for visitors on gay Amsterdam and tourist and cultural events you can find  on, and

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