15 Best Places To Travel in 2015: Mykonos…Because it’s recaptured its cachet as one of the world’s great gay island getaways

29 01 2015
A red-domed church in Mykonos, as seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

A red-domed church on stunning Mykonos, Greece

Every gay boy knows about Mykonos, which is probably why you don’t hear much about it. It’s almost a cliché to recommend it as a vacation spot. But while you were busy looking for the next gay island paradise, Mykonos evolved, shed its touristy, overexposed skin, and reinvented itself as an island that has only gotten better with age. A new wave of art, culture, and farm-to-table restaurants have swept the island, the clubs are better than ever, and the island itself is timeless beauty, still unmatched by any of those imitators out there.

Click here for access to our insider tips for all 15 destinations!

 





ManAboutWorld’s 15 Gay Places To Go In 2015

30 12 2014

15We look toward this New Year with new ambitions and new journeys that beckon us. Fifteen of them, actually on our annual list: The 15 Gay Places To Go In 2015.  The places themselves aren’t gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guide to the important, interesting and surprising destinations for the next twelve months. In the current issue, we’ll introduce you to the people, places and things you should know before booking any of them. Are you going? Have you been? Can you match the photos to the list of 15 gay places to go?

WASHINGTON, DC
LONDON
NEW ORLEANS
MILAN
ZERMATT
NAMIBIA
MYKONOS
ISTANBUL
PUGLIA
TAIPEI
BUENOS AIRES
LIMA
ALASKA
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
PALM SPRINGS

Continue to the full post to see the matches, and learn one good reason (among many) why each place is on our list of 15 gay places to go in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »





We Go Inside Greece For Our Latest Issue….Available Now!

13 11 2014

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 3.23.25 PMOur December issue has hit the digital shelves and is available now for download! Explore the beautiful, historical cities and islands of Greece — from epic Athens to lesser-known Thessaloniki, from trendy Santorini to the stunning isle of Crete — we share all of our insider secrets about one of the world’s most sought after destinations! If you need to get away sooner than later, check out our trips to Vermont for gay skiing, Palm Springs for its Christmas festival, and Auckland in February for its Big Gay Out extravaganza!
Not a subscriber?! We can fix that. Click here to subscribe to download our Greece issue and get access to our entire library of insider tips!





Where We Stay: Intimate Luxury In a Gay Greek Paradise

8 11 2014

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Bill & Coo’s is a Small Luxury Hotels property in Mykonos and for the most part a real gem of a hotel — modern, peaceful and sophisticated. The service is friendly, the beautiful pool inviting and the breakfasts tasty. Whether you stay or not, it’s a lovely spot for a sunset cocktail. The rooms are great with the best ones in terms of views on the side of the hotel closest to town (behind the bar). These views are not obstructed by the electrical wires, which is a surprising and odd feature throughout the island. The trip out to the hotel can be a little stressful with tourists and taxis driving crazily along the curvy streets along dark roads.

 





#TBT: Move Over Apollo, Here’s Our Publisher on Delos Island in 2004

28 08 2014

delosbkOur publisher, Billy Kolber, mimics an ancient Greek statue on the historic island of Delos. So what is Delos? It’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Aegean Sea just a few miles from gay-popular Mykonos. It’s also the place where mythology was born, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, known locally as the cradle of the Gods, an island  rich with artifacts from the third millennium. We like to think of it as a fabulous day-trip after you’ve had your fill of partying on Mykonos.





Where We Stay: Charm and Glamour in Mykonos

15 08 2014

mykonosLocated on the beach of Agios Ioannis (one of the most picturesque beaches on the island where the movie Shirley Valentine was filmed), and just under three miles from Mykonos Town, the Mykonos Grand is close enough to walk home in a pinch but far enough to really escape from the touristy hordes when you need to get away. The staff and clientele, while mostly straight, are very open and gay friendly. The intricate mosaics and hand-carved marble throughout the resort add a touch of elegance, as do the simple décor, infinity edge pool and drop-dead beautiful views. It’s one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and a top Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice award recipient.

We covered Mykonos in our June 2013 issue. Click here to subscribe!





XLSior Gay Festival 2011 in Mykonos, Greece

11 08 2011

Mykonos, a Greek island in the Aegean, is a delightful spot featuring a craggy shoreline with sandy beaches, Venetian windmills, and a labyrinth of small white-washed buildings attracts wealthy Athenians and visitors from the world over.

It’s a well-heeled spot that’s been firmly part of the jet-set circuit for decades. It’s also very gay and lesbian popular primarily among Europeans but also for Americans. There are gay and gay-popluar accommodations (click here and check out Elysium which is gay), gay bars and clubs and gay-popular restaurants.

If you like parties, consider visiting during the XLSior Gay Festival, scheduled for August 24-28, 2011. Events include parties organized by Europe’s key gay promoters, beach parties and more.

Another reason to visit Greece: This country suffered greatly during the recent recession and needs some economic stimulus! So go spend some pink dollars. Have fun. Do good.








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