Join our New Orleans Twitter Chat, Tuesday, Nov 15 at 1pm , #EatNola

9 11 2016
New Orleans, as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Coffee and beignets at the Cafe du Monde

Join ManAboutWorld on Tuesday, November 15 at 1pm ET for a delicious New Orleans Twitter Chat via #EatNola. This is a great time to head to New Orleans. The “Crescent City is an extraordinary city with truly hospitable people, great culture, fantastic lodging and such amazing food. It’s even tastier during the holiday season when you experience a fantastic food festival you’ve probably never heard of Reveillon.

We’ll talk about Reveillon dinners and hear from some of the leading chefs, restaurateurs and foodies in Nola and beyond. Join us on Tuesday,  November 15 at 1pm ET via #EatNola!

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New Orleans: 3 More Reasons to Visit

8 09 2015

Southern Decadence, New Orleans, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineIf you missed Southern Decadence, which took place in New Orleans over the Labor Day weekend, don’t worry. There are lots more parties and events. But there are three more reasons to put New Orleans on your travel to-do list before the end of the year. (If you’re curious about Decadence, see a photo essay here.)

Halloween LGBT Style
October 29-November 1, 2015
For more than three decades, Halloween in New Orleans has been a huge success and a major part of the city’s LGBT community. Once again this year, the French Quarter’s LGBT scene will be out in full regalia for an extended weekend. With four days of thrilling events, you can join the fun at any time.

Faux Real Festival
November 4-22, 2015
Formerly known as the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Faux/ Real Fest celebrates performing arts for three weeks of entertainment. This year’s theme is “Something New,” and tons of performers are gearing up to showcase their best talent.

Christmas New Orleans style
Visitors to New Orleans during the Holiday Season may want to sample an old Crescent City tradition that dates back to the early 19th century. It is called a Reveillon Dinner and there is the story behind it. In French, New Orleans’ original language, the word “reveillon” means “awakening.” The Creoles, some of the city’s earliest inhabitants, celebrated the start of Christmas in the early 1800s, with a big family meal when they returned home from midnight mass. Click here for more information.

Photo: Egoiste via Flickr

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15 Places To Go In 2015: New Orleans…Because It’s About to Break Out As America’s Best New City

16 01 2015

As featured in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

Some cities demand to be seen now and New Orleans is one of them. A city in the midst of an evolution, its post-Katrina rise to become one of the most culturally and culinarily exciting cities in America is something to behold. You could have come last year, and you can come the year after, but 2015 is witnessing a city in its prime. The official tourism office’s guide to LGBT New Orleans is info packed.

Click here to subscribe and get the low-down on 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?


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 »

New Orleans Comes Into Its Own in 2015

26 12 2014

neworleansIn 2015, New Orleans will be one of our cities to watch, a great town of food, music, boozy nights, European-inspired architecture, and its renaissance is now. It’s always been a great American city, but NoLa has what it takes to be a great international city, too. Find out why in our latest issue where we unveil the15 Best Places To Go In 2015.

Our Top 5 Southern Destinations (That Are Not Mississippi)

17 04 2014

Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas Visits The Bat CaveMississippi is currently trying to pass a Senate bill that would allow business owners to openly discriminate against gays. The bill, better known as “Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act” had us wondering who the hell would want to visit Mississippi anyway when the American South is packed full of the country’s most exciting and beautiful cities.

So in honor of this preposterous, soon to be vetoed bill, we decided to name our top 5 favorite southern destinations that are not Mississippi.

1. Austin, TX

We covered Austin in our March 2013 issue, and for gays, it remains the mecca of the south. Tons of fun bars, clubs, nightlife, and culture have defined this weird city full of cute cowboys and eccentric charm

2. New Orleans, LA

You don’t need much convincing to visit New Orleans – this charming, crazy, up-all-night city is unlike any other in America; from its scenic bayous to its emerging food scene, NOLA is a national trendsetter, and its acceptance of gay rights is no exception. You can find our insider’s guide to New Orleans in our Oct 2012 issue.

3. Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is a liberal blue island in an otherwise mostly red conservative state. There’s a vibrant, approachable gay scene here filled with queer refugees from the entire region. You’ll find lots of LGBT venues to enjoy, (the best of which  you can find in our Sept. 2013 issue) with the only drawback being the driving distances between the most popular venues. And the food; my God, the food.

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Suite Dreams: Two New Orleans Options

13 05 2011


By David Alport; Originally published in

The Big Easy is hard to beat for an easy getaway full of fun, frolic and fabulous food.  If you’re looking for a comfy place to rest your head in the French Quarter, here are two terrific options.

The Soniat Houseis a dream of a New Orleans lodging experience.  Comprised of three historic townhouses and located on one of the most charming blocks in the charm-defining French Quarter, the Soniat House will take your breath away.  The two floors of guest rooms surround a lovely courtyard  lush with vegetation.  The soundtrack is trickling water and chirping birds.Rooms are gloriously decorated, with four-poster beds and period antiques you’ll actually covet.  Rooms with street-side balconies offer one of the most romantic French Quarter views imaginable.  For a New Orleans lodging experience that delivers a transporting vacation, this is your spot.

Also in the French Quarter is the newly remodeled Hotel Le Marais, located half a block from Bourbon Street, but a calm oasis nonetheless.  It calls itself an “upscale boutique” hotel, which means W-like design on a much smaller scale.  Rooms are modest in size, but quite nice, with black marble bathrooms and crisp cotton linens.

Many have small balconies overlooking a central courtyard, which features cushioned couches and chairs surrounding a lovely soaking pool.  There’s nothing especially gay about the place, but it’s got an unassuming staff and low key attitude that make for a viable alternative to the larger design-focused hotels which are mostly on the outskirts of the French Quarter.

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