1010 - ENCORE-Get Inspired With Online LGBTQ+ Art

Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.

Want to get inspired? Check out some of these LGBTQ+ art exhibitions that you can access anytime and anywhere online! A testament to the importance of our community and our resilience is the power of protest. Check out “Performance, Protest & Politics: the Art of Gilbert Baker” that highlights the origins of the Pride flag and how it served as a symbol for gay rights activism. Also view the photograph series by TRNK, a New York design studio, that is featuring queer artists of color in their online pride exhibition, “Mien,” to benefit the Ali Forney Center, which supports LGBTQ+ homeless youth. You can find this compilation in TheGuardian. Which exhibit speaks to you the most? Tell us all about it by using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.

Also follow me on Instagram @teraj08 and also follow the provider of this awesome content @sagitravelfriendly and remember to use the Gay Travel Skill to book your next destination and also get those much needed up-to-the-date travel advisories. All you have to do is enable Gay Travel Skill on your favorite voice assistant and simply say “open gay travel.” I’ll catch you tomorrow, so bon voyage wherever you are!

1009 - ENCORE-Setting Sail With Green Score

Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.

The thought of boarding a cruise may feel like a fantasy of the past, but believe it or not, cruise ships may be leaving the docks sooner than later! Since the cruise industry halted last March, the CDC began working with some of the world’s largest cruise companies like Carnival, Royal Carribean, Norwegian and Disney, to assess how to set sail once again. In reviewing each cruise line’s health and safety plans for detecting and preventing coronavirus at sea, the CDC will present a scorecard to each ship to reflect the level of infection. These scores will be presented using a color-coded system: green for no confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness for 28 days; yellow for one or more COVID-like illness cases pending; and red for one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness for 28 days. If the ship is given a green score, commercial transportation for crew is allowed. This comes as a relief since more than 62,000 crew members are still waiting to go home. What do you miss most about cruising? Send us your favorite cruise shot and let us know by using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.

Also follow me on Instagram @teraj08 and also follow the provider of this awesome content @sagitravelfriendly and remember to use the Gay Travel Skill to book your next destination and also get those much needed up-to-the-date travel advisories. All you have to do is enable Gay Travel Skill on your favorite voice assistant and simply say “open gay travel.” I’ll catch you tomorrow, so bon voyage wherever you are!

1008 - ENCORE-15 European Getaways (Best Bets)

Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.

As you know, many international travel destinations are beginning to loosen their travel restrictions for the summer. While some places are safer than others, European Best Destinations recently listed the top 15 safest European getaways that are the least affected by the coronavirus – you may want to check these out and add them to your travel wish list for a future holiday! Places like Corfu, Greece, and Tbilisi, Georgia, have up to 600 times fewer COVID-19 cases than more hard-hit European countries, and have implemented strict protocols on hygiene and social-distancing measures. Check out the artistic and intellectual history of Vienna, Austria, where greats such as Mozart and Beethoven originated. Or swim in the Black Sea with a backdrop of mountain peaks in Batumi, Georgia. Check out the full list by searching “15 European Destinations the Least Affected by Coronavirus” and let us know if you have been to any of these destinations by sharing a picture tagging us with the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.

Also follow me on Instagram @teraj08 and also follow the provider of this awesome content @sagitravelfriendly and remember to use the Gay Travel Skill to book your next destination and also get those much needed up-to-the-date travel advisories. All you have to do is enable Gay Travel Skill on your favorite voice assistant and simply say “open gay travel.” I’ll catch you tomorrow, so bon voyage wherever you are!

1007 - ENCORE-Rate Your Coronavirus Activity Risk

Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.

Wondering if you’re making the right call to head to the salon or arrange a hiking trip? Four public health experts in Michigan assessed the risk of spreading coronavirus on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the least risky and 10 being the most risky, and I’m here to share the results! The activities were based on five factors: if the activity was inside or outside; proximity to others; exposure time; likelihood of compliance; and personal risk level. Some of the high-risk activities on this list shouldn’t come as a surprise: hitting up the bars or large concert venues ranked at a nine, going to theme parks and gyms ranked at an eight and eating at restaurants or doing slots at the casino ranked at a six. On the other hand, some of the lower risk activities included camping or going to hotels, museums, galleries and libraries – all ranked at a three. Going for a walk, run or bike ride with others all recieved a risk level of a two. Check out the rest of the list by searching “ranking 36 activities by coronavirus risk level” and let us know what level of risk you are comfortable with by using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.

Also follow me on Instagram @teraj08 and also follow the provider of this awesome content @sagitravelfriendly and remember to use the Gay Travel Skill to book your next destination and also get those much needed up-to-the-date travel advisories. All you have to do is enable Gay Travel Skill on your favorite voice assistant and simply say “open gay travel.” I’ll catch you tomorrow, so bon voyage wherever you are!

1006 - ENCORE-Airlines Change Operations

Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.

With reduced domestic and international flights since the outbreak of COVID-19, Delta Airlines has announced that it will be suspending operations in 11 U.S. markets beginning on July 8. This will account for around five percent of the domestic airports the airline serves to make operations more practical. Just like other airlines and businesses, COVID-19 has affected operations and profits, but for those in the travel and tourism sectors, the hit is that much more intense. Impacted customers will be re-accommodated by Delta and affected employees will be provided with pay protection options through September 30. But until then, we’ll have to continue tracking the Coronavirus pandemic and see how Delta and other airliners respond to reduced and limited air travel. How has airlines suspending operations affected your travel? Let us know by using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hastags.

Also follow me on Instagram @teraj08 and also follow the provider of this awesome content @sagitravelfriendly and remember to use the Gay Travel Skill to book your next destination and also get those much needed up-to-the-date travel advisories. All you have to do is enable Gay Travel Skill on your favorite voice assistant and simply say “open gay travel.” I’ll catch you tomorrow, so bon voyage wherever you are!