Royal Caribbean is “Coming Out” for Equality

Royal Caribbean is “Coming Out” for Equality

Royal Caribbean's Director of Diversity and Inclusion Grant Van Ulbrich says the company has a message of inclusion for the LGBT community and for all persons in 2016 — "come home to us, we'll be y…

Gay Travel Guru’s Visit to Bangkok: Food

Gay Travel Guru’s Visit to Bangkok: Food

Bangkok, Thailand - A city where ancient traditions meet new visions. Where treasures and culinary treats are hidden around every corner! This is a city filled with expats, travelers, and locals me…

The Gay Travel Guru’s Guide to New York City!

The Gay Travel Guru’s Guide to New York City!

New York City - the city that doesn’t sleep and has something for everyone! Whether you’re there for business or vacation, the world is at your fingertips and you can create any experience!

Gay Travel Guru does Out in the Vineyard!

Gay Travel Guru does Out in the Vineyard!

Out in the Vineyard founders, Mark Vogler and Gary Saperstein, tapped into the wine country’s secret formula for happiness when starting the Big Gay Wine Train.

Gay Travel Guru’s Wishlist

Gay Travel Guru’s Wishlist

Amazingly unique experiences surround us every day, especially when traveling to a new city. The opportunity to meet someone you’ve dreamed of meeting, or a once in a lifetime experience, is pote…

My Costa Rica “Gaycation”

My Costa Rica “Gaycation”

Pura Vida. (pure life). Is there a better way to greet your friends, family, or just random strangers?  While exploring Costa Rica you are guaranteed to hear this as soon as you arrive at the airpo…

Your Season 2 Gay Travel Guru Winner!

Your Season 2 Gay Travel Guru Winner!

It’s been a long, arduous journey for our many applicants over these past few months. A lot of hard work and effort was shown by ALL our guru contenders, and we would like to give a hearty “thank y…

Gaycation to Paris!

Gaycation to Paris!

Before I’d met my boyfriend, I was planning a 10-day Eurovacation for the summer of 2012: London (for World Pride), Amsterdam (for the orange) and Berlin (for the sausage). But somehow, after we’…

The Best Gaycation I’ve Ever Taken

The Best Gaycation I’ve Ever Taken

In December of 2011 my best friend and I decided we wanted to take a “gaycation” together, and we determined that there would be no better city for this than San Francisco!

Welcome Back AJ Stacy!

Welcome Back AJ Stacy!

In a shocking turn of events, fan favorite AJ Stacy re-joins the Guru Finalists at Aspen Gay Ski Week to compete to become the next Gay Travel Guru!

Gaycation: San Francisco Gay Pride

Gaycation: San Francisco Gay Pride

When I hear the word gayction only one thing comes to mind, San Francisco. This past summer my three amigos and I went to San Francisco Gay Pride 2012. This was a trip of a lifetime and one for the…

Flight Attendants Prepare for Gayness

Flight Attendants Prepare for Gayness

Picking a favorite or best gaycation for me is a huge challenge. I have been on many great gaycations that will always hold a special place in my heart. The destination is not what makes a gaycatio…

Cousinly Love and SF Gay Pride

Cousinly Love and SF Gay Pride

One of the joys of having a cousin that is also gay is the amount of trouble the two of you can get into when you are together. This would be the theme of San Francisco Pride 2007.

Manzanillo, Mexico – Is it on your gaydar?

Manzanillo, Mexico – Is it on your gaydar?

You may have heard of it, a friend went to a quaint little place in Mexico, but it didn’t have any shiny bars, or the big city feel of the normal Gay locales so it was passed over for another tri…

The Best GAYCATION is FIBO (Fire Island Blackout)

The Best GAYCATION is FIBO (Fire Island Blackout)

I would have never believed it if someone told me I would have one of the best GAYCATIONS of all time in New York State.  So me and sum friends pilgrimage to a hidden hide away with sandy beaches, …

A gay and a lesbian makin’ romance out at sea

A gay and a lesbian makin’ romance out at sea

Catalina Island was originally developed by the Banning Brothers during the Gay Nineties and is now experiencing a resurgence in LGBT travel. It is clearly time for the Guru and his lesbian counter…

How To Float at 45 mph - Ziplining on Catalina

How To Float at 45 mph - Ziplining on Catalina

Mary B. is nervous, and I admit that I was a little apprehensive as well.  We’re 500 feet up a rugged hillside on Catalina Island, in a spot known as Hog’s Back gate, and we are about to zipline do…

Why The Big Easy is Hot Right Now

Why The Big Easy is Hot Right Now

Our Gay Travel Guru throws his hat into the ring of explaining why New Orleans is quickly becoming a top LGBT destination. The Castro might want to start shaking in its boots.

Go Get Groped Already!

Go Get Groped Already!

I wasn’t planning on throwing my fruit into this blender, but as the grumbles have grown to a dull roar this week about the TSA’s new security procedures, I am getting my X-rayed panties in a wad.

Halloween: the Homo High Holiday in New Orleans

Halloween: the Homo High Holiday in New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans, a city most debaucherous. People come from all over the United States, and even the world, as New Orleans steadily reclaims its spot as a top gay destination and as the Best…

The Big D’s Big Gay

The Big D’s Big Gay

Dallas is a fantastic city that gets short shrift from many of us in the community, but it’s not as bad as you might think, and while ol’ Dubya does live a quiet life in tiny Highland Park, there i…

Top 5 Spots for the Great Gay Holiday

Top 5 Spots for the Great Gay Holiday

It’s freakin’ Halloween! The Gay Christmas, the Gay High Holy Day, or simply an opportunity to be creative and get dressed up to get down. Halloween is the biggest and best damn gay holiday, a holi…

I’m Gay for Santa Fe

I’m Gay for Santa Fe

.  “The City Different” is creative, charming, romantic, stunning, serene, gorgeous, relaxing, beautiful, and sophisticated. You’ll find the past and present playing gleefully with each other throu…

Burning Questions About Burning Man

Burning Questions About Burning Man

Year after year, Burning Man anchors my existence, bringing me some of my most life-changing experiences and cherished relationships: I danced naked for the first time there, I’ve bonded with lifel…

The Rituals of Travel

The Rituals of Travel

Packing is foreplay to travel. If done well your entire trip will be better. There is no need to be obsessive about everything being in its designated spot, but everything does have its place. This…

Sin City, Hold the Sin

Sin City, Hold the Sin

A Double-Double with animal style fries and a Neapolitan milkshake in the back of a limo was the perfect way to celebrate winning the inaugural gaytravel.com Guru position, Vegas-style.