Visit our Booth and Join our LGBT Travel Panel at the San Francisco Travel & Adventure Show Feb 11-12

1 02 2017

Meet the LGBT travel dream team at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, Feb 11-12Meet the ManAboutWorld team and pick up great travel information at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show February 11-12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato will moderate an info-packed and fun LGBT travel panel at the Show on Sunday, February 12 at 2:30pm.

Register here for a free ticket but hurry we only have a limited supply.

Our booth provides information for all travelers (gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and our straight ally friends). The panel is designed for LGBT travelers as well as travel professionals interested in learning about trends, destinations, tours, cruises and events. All you need is an open mind and the passion to travel. Join this interactive and informative panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and LGBT family travel. All are welcome!

Moderator Ed Salvato leads a very well-traveled group in a lively discussion touching on new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Come with your travel questions. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be covering the world of LGBT travel, which is big! But among the many takeaways, here are three:

• Destinations to put on your must-go list in 2017 and beyond
• Events around the globe that are popular with LGBT travelers
• Travel opportunities for gay families


Travel experts include:

Meet the LGBT travel dream team at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, Feb 11-12

Get Ready San Francisco: Folsom Is Coming

25 09 2015
Folsoum, as seen in ManAboutWorld magazine

Human pony play participants ride in carriages through Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco

Folsom Street Fair, the biggest, most legendary leather fetish party in the world is getting ready to takeover San Francisco on Sunday. The annual celebration of leather, fetish and BDSM communities brings hundreds of thousands of people to SoMa. The city is expecting some 400,000 to take over 13 city blocks to “indulge their fetishes, shed their clothes, dance, play and gawk,” according to SFGate.The official Folsom entertainment, which takes place across five stages, will be provided by artists like Ladyhawke, Missing Persons and DJ Vin Soul. But we all know the real show happens in the street.

Now in its 8th year, the street fair takes place on Folsom Street between eighth and 13th streets. For more information about Folsom, visit their website here.

A few tips for first-timers from our friends at SFist: You May See Some Things You Can Not Un-See; You Do Not Have To Wear Leather, Or Be Gay; Leave Dogs And Kids At Home; Do Not Try To Drive Through Town On Sunday; Ask Before Taking Photos (or touching!)

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San Francisco’s Zappos Bay to Breakers: Not Your Grandma’s Civic Trot

1 04 2015
Bay to Breakers, San Francisco as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Run Oompa Loompa, run!

San Francisco is pretty much always ripe for a visit. It’s perfection in the spring, they host the world’s craziest Pride in summer, and three big gay street fairs, culminating with Folsom in the fall. Even their winters are charming. But for a city so full of crazy parties, the Bay-to-Breakers street party — a 103-year-old foot race — is the only one that officially takes over the city and gives you a glimpse into the no-limits, creative, quirky spirit of the city as a whole.

If you do come for the race check out our top recommendations in the current issue to enjoy a fun weekend in the City by the Bay. Try ManAboutWorld FREE for three months!


Finding The Best Of San Francisco Inside HBO’s Looking

30 03 2015

lookingThe gays have been grieving, riled up on Twitter and flinging hashtags — basically aghast at HBO’s short-sighted decision to end the only gay drama on cable. Here we had a show to call our own, real and gritty and heartfelt and sexy, and HBO goes and pulls the plug. Luckily, we still have Game of Thrones to satiate our homerotic fantasies and pangs for full-frontal. But still, Looking was a gem, a milestone, the first TV show to depict this generation of gays.

But aftrer two seasons, it’s gone, and we have only the memories. And a handful of places your favorite characters hung out in and worked. So if you have no life, and no friends, and the pain of losing Dom and Patrick and Agustin is just too much, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up our favorite Looking landmarks, from greasy spoons to greasier bathhouses. Here are top choices to mourn this loss, and to remember the two seasons of a show that left us too early.

Zuni Café

Zuni has long been a cornerstone to the San Francisco dining scene, where Dom worked as a career waiter, and while you’re dream of having him serve you one of their legendary burgers is not dead (it never actually existed but just go with it…) you should still stop by for lunch, grab a seat at the bar, and experience why this flat-iron institution has become such a mainstay in SF. Read the rest of this entry »

DDTI*: Glowing Phone Booth San Francisco Airport

1 03 2015

Glowing phone booths at San Francisco International Airport

Today’s DDTI comes to us from San Francisco International Airport where futuristic phone booths (which seems like an oxymoron) greet passengers arriving into the international terminal.

*DDTI: Daily Dose of Travel Inspiration.

Where We Meet: Blackbird (San Francisco)

4 08 2014

blackbird-bar_originalJust before Market crosses with Church at the entrance of the Castro district, you’ll find a small, dark lounge with old newspaper on the walls, pool tables, and a bar crowded with cute gay boys (and some straight ones, too!) This isBlackbird, the best bar in San Francisco, straight-owned but the gay patronage is strong. It’s not technically a gay bar but it’s where you’ll find the city’s cutest gay boys, cute bartenders, and a great cocktail list. If you’re dining out at Frances or Starbelly and you have 30 minutes to kill, stroll down Market and waste your time here.

We covered San Francisco in great detail in Nov. 2012. Click here to subscribe to read all of our insider tips about the great City by the Bay.

HBO’s “Looking” Debuts With San Francisco As Its Beautiful Backdrop

19 01 2014
Scene from HBO's Looking.

Scene from HBO’s Looking.


What did you think of HBO’s Looking which debuted Sunday, January 19? LA Times loved it. How did SF look?



Like just about every gay man in America we are eagerly anticipating Looking, HBO’s new series about three men in San Francisco seeking love debuting tonight (Sunday, January 19).

If you decide to head to San Francisco to look for yourself, be sure to download our San Francisco article. Get an “all access” subscription with this special offer here and download the November 2012 issue and get ready to leave your heart in San Francisco.

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