Travel Expert

4 10 2018

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.57.38 PMEd Salvato is an LGBTQ travel expert, published author, occasional instructor at NYT Tisch School and Temple and chief content officer of ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine and HospitableMe (strategy, content marketing & LGBTQ training). Read his bio. Post comments below or send an email. SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST POSTS, STORIES & PIX. 


Join ManAboutWorld’s LGBT Travel Safety Twitter Chat, Tuesday, Dec 6 at 1pm ET, #LGBTTravel

28 11 2016
Join our LGBT Travel Safety Twitter Chat, Tuesday, Dec 6 at 1pm ET, #LGBTTravel

Photo: Out Adventures


LGBT travel safety is among the most important concerns of this large and growing travel segment. Gay travelers tend to travel more than their heterosexual counterparts and travel throughout the entire world, even in the 76+ countries where homosexuality is criminalized. Lesbian travelers are also often concerned about travel safety much like their heterosexual counterparts. Transgender travelers often have concerns that their gender expression may not align with their travel documentation which may cause issues among officials at customs and immigrations.

LGBT people proudly travel the globe but how should we navigate anti-LGBT sentiment at home or around the world? Join experts and fellow travelers for a lively, timely and important discussion about LGBT travel safety, with ManAboutWorld, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs, the CDC and more!

Follow #LGBTtravel, Tuesday, December 6 1pm ET (12pm CT; 10am PT)


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Travel Tip Thursday: Top 6 Tips for Maximizing Miles

15 05 2014

12 months of travelBy Billy Kolber, ManAboutWorld

Back in college, I worked a United promotion to earn a free first class ticket to Hawaii by booking a transcon trip in six segments and 8,000 flown miles. The paid ticket cost me $306, a fraction of the value I earned from the trip, and it launched a lifetime addiction to the opium of free first class tickets and upgrades.  Today, frequent traveler points are a currency, and they’ve been devalued quickly, as cash-strapped travel companies try to reduce the cost of the loyalty those points were intended to create.

Devaluation takes place three ways:

1. Fewer “Saver” Seats Available

For years, frequent flyer programs promised “free ticket anywhere in the US for 25,000 miles.” But that redemption level quickly became a “saver” reward, with “standard” rewards pegged at 50,000 miles.  Of course, “saver” awards have become harder and harder to find. That’s a 50% devaluation right there.

2. Higher Redemption Levels

Airlines have kept that base 25,000 level constant, while business, first and international rewards have crept up.  International First class saver awards that might have been 120,000 miles five years ago, are more like 160,000 miles today. Standard awards – now 320,000.  That’s a 62.5% devaluation.

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ManAboutWorld’s March Issue Ready For Download!

10 03 2014


ManAboutWorld’s latest issue is ready for download. Subscribers: Open your iPad, tap on ManAboutWorld, go to Library, download and enjoy. Non-subscribers may find us in the AppStore. Or click on our website to subscribe and get access to all our back issues.

This is our coolest — and hottest — cover, yet.

Learn why we love Hawaii and its beautiful aloha spirit.

Other coverage includes:

  • Gay family travel to Kauai
  • Washington, DC
  • Merida, Mexico
  • Panama City, Panama
  • 6 fabulous honeymoon hotels
  • and more

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White Party Palm Springs Insider Tips

6 03 2014
Photo: David A. Lee

Photo: David A. Lee

ManAboutWorld correspondent David DiGiacomo has been to the White Party Palm Springs several times and brings us his top tips for enjoying this desert event celebrating its 25th anniversary.

This year’s White Party Palm Springs marks the 25th-anniversary since this legendary party began. This year it takes place April 25-28 2014. White Party Palm Springs was founded and is produced by Jeffrey Sanker who’s been dubbed “the high priest of gay parties.” The White Party started out with only 300 attendees in its first year and now anticipates hosting over 30,000 revelers from all over the world. Each year Sanker tries to introduce new and upcoming talent to perform at his events throughout the weekend. Such stars as Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, and Icona Pop have all performed at the White Party. I attended two years ago and decided it was time to revisit White Party Palm Springs this year. I have a few tips for those planning to attend the event.

  1. Eat at LULU 200 South Palm Danyon Dr. The food is excellent for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s also a great place to have a drink before heading out.
  2. East Arenas Rd hosts a slew of gay bars all within all within a few hundred feet of each other.
  3. Definitely check out Hunters Nightclub. If you arrive before the weekend it is packed with hot guys and has a great happy hour. I met a lot of people all gearing up for the weekend. I also stopped here before attending the official parties of the weekend. It’s walking distance to the official White Party venue.
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IGLTA Foundation Announces New Board Members, Including Editor Ed Salvato

5 02 2014

Ed_whiteshirtI am very proud to announce that I have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the IGLTA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism globally along with Richard Gray.

“We are thrilled to have Ed Salvato and Richard Gray join the IGLTA Foundation Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Charlie Rounds. “They each bring unique skills that will allow us to better educate both travel professionals and the traveling public about the value of LGBT global travel.”

For details, please click READ MORE below to read the press release sent by the IGLTA Foundation .
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Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride Heats Up Iceland

11 01 2014
Blue Lagoon courtesy Rainbow Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon courtesy Rainbow Reykjavik

By ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Vladimir Martinez

The third annual Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride Festival will take place January 30-February 2. This Winter festival has been growing in popularity every year with fans coming from all over the world and joining the local LGBT community to admire the breathtaking landscapes, swim in geothermal waters, enjoy exquisite cuisine and, well, party.

Vladimir, who runs the gay travel resource site Gay Travel Advice, is not going to miss the opportunity to attend this year.

Read on to discover more about this weekend. For a more compete guide to Reykjavik, be sure to download our soon-to-be-released January/February issue. What, you’re not a subscriber? Click here for our special offer and start traveling with ManAboutWorld. Read the rest of this entry »

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