Gay Travel Celebrity Gurus

Follow Celebrity Guru Mark Vogler as he pairs wellness and wine at the Gay Travel Luxury Approved, Rancho Valencia!


Check out our Gay Travel Luxury Guru, Carlos Melia while he explores the beautiful Four Seasons Resort Nevis.

It is with great pleasure that we present the Gay Travel Celebrity Gurus. In years past, Gay Travel Guru has been a competition to find the next gay travel star. But this year, we thought we’d shake things up a bit. We set out to find some of the brightest stars on social media and send them out around the globe to do what they do best - entertain you.

Check out the talent we’ve rounded up below, and if you’re a destination who is interested in having a guru visit you, click here to find out more info.

Kick back and enjoy Davey Wavey, Carlos Melia, Bria & Chrissy, Princess Joules and our entire roster of Gay Travel Celebrity Gurus. Make sure to join our Gay Travel VIP list for chances to win free vacations, prizes, receive discounts, and so we can keep you "in-the-know" of all the excitement that lies ahead!

Gay Travel Celebrity Gurus

  • Mark Vogler
  • Carlos Melia
  • Stephen Prisco
  • Bria & Chrissy
  • Princess Joules
  • Duane Wells

Mark Vogler

Mark Vogler is a travel writer and photographer with over 30 years of international travel experience across 50 countries and all seven continents.  A former TV and internet executive, after nearly 10 years in International Business, Mark returned to his roots in Wine Country, joining Fosters Wine Estates to develop their online wine business in the Americas, bringing with him his expertise in ecommerce, online marketing and social media marketing. In 2009, looking to merge his love of travel and wine with the gay community, he founded Out In The Vineyard, an experiential Wine Country Event and Travel company, promoting positive LGBT lifestyles and offering exclusive, luxury itineraries and events in Wine Country for the discerning gay traveler and our friends. Mark enjoys many different travel styles including urban, adventure, luxury and budget, cruise, polar and loves to discover and share hot spots in the Middle East, South American, Asia, Europe and cold spots in The Arctic and Antarctica.

Carlos Melia

The world of luxury travel is Carlos Melia’s playground. Renown luxury travel advisor, travel blogger, concierge, hospitality consultant and wedding planner, after more than 25 years of mainstream and gay travel experience, Carlos is considered the "Little Marco Polo." 

Cruise Guru Stephen Prisco

With more than 200 cruises throughout the world, our GayTravel Cruise Guru looks forward to sharing his adventures on the high seas with you! To find out where he is headed next, please navigate our cruise section.

Bria and Chrissy

The most viewed and most-followed lesbian couple on YouTube, Bria and Chrissy have a knack for creating viral content and daily video blogs. In total, Bria and Chrissy have nearly a half million social media followers including 300,000 subscribers on their main channel and 100,000 subscribers on their daily video blog channel. Check out Bria & Chrissy's YouTube channel here!

Princess Joules

Bravely using her channel to chronicle her physical transformation from male to female, Princess Joules discusses fashion, beauty and issues that are relevant to the transgender community. Her largest demographic is transgender individuals, and Princess Joules has accumulated more than 300,000 social media followers including 230,000 YouTube subscribers. Check out Princess Joules' YouTube channel here!

Duane Wells

Duane Wells is a luxury lifestyle curator, travel writer and frequent contributor to a clutch of distinguished print and online publications around the world. He also helms his own eponymous website ( where he regularly shares reviews, insider tips and insights about the most exciting luxury destinations in the world along with the very finest attributes those destinations have to offer across a fashionable catalog of topics that includes hotels and spas, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and off-the-beaten path tourist attractions. From the best martini in London to Stockholm’s trendiest design boutiques to the most exciting nightlife options in Tel Aviv, Duane has staked out the best of the best with a little help from celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, David Beckham and Jackie Collins along the way. A resident of Los Angeles, Duane is currently toiling over a number of projects including a travel reality series and a long toiled over novel, Heaven or Hell, Darling?

“Gay Travel Guru” Destinations

Princess Joules Gets the Divas Treatment

Princess Joules Gets the Divas Treatment

Princess Joules heads backstage into the dressing room sanctuary of Frank Marino, the star of Divas, the longest running show at one of the newest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.

Bria & Chrissy in Puerto Vallarta

Bria & Chrissy in Puerto Vallarta

Our Gay Travel Celebrity Gurus Bria & Chrissy venture to Puerto Vallarta for Vallarta Pride 2015 and show you where and how to relax and find the adventure in gorgeous Puerto Vallarta.

Princess Joules joins the AIDS/LifeCycle

Princess Joules joins the AIDS/LifeCycle

Gay Travel Guru Julie Vu (Princess Joules) hits the road with the AIDS Lifecyclers (including fellow guru Davey Wavey) for 7 days of fun, fast pedaling and a story you're going to need tissues to watch. 

The Gay Travel Guru Story:

Gay Travel launched a nation-wide search to find our first Gay Travel Guru. Nick Vivion was chosen from among thousands of applicants by YOU to be the first Gay Travel Guru, and he set the bar very high by bringing us along on his amazing travel adventures throughout North America. Here’s an endearing video from Gay Travel Guru Season 1 of Nick Vivion in “The Big Easy” (New Orleans) with AMC’s 'Mad Men' star, Bryan Batt Hazelnut.

Gay Travel Guru went global! Our charming Gay Travel Guru Season 2 winner, Bryan Kosarek traveled the world to exotic destinations and his shared life-changing, and memorable experiences with us.

During Gay Travel Guru Season 3 we introduced our Celebrity Gurus, please click here to watch their many adventures!

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