331 - ENCORE-National Park Travel Adventure

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.

“””Another day, another travel.”” Travel + Leisure recently featured married couple, Brad and Matt Kirouac, who are fully embracing travel during the pandemic by embarking on an RV tour of America’s greatest sights and national parks. The couple has already been to multiple parks, some of their favorites include Big Bend National Park in Texas and Biscayne National Park in Florida. In adjusting to RV life, the couple says that they had to refocus and reevaluate what’s most important to them, due to the limited space, and fully embrace what brings them the most joy. While some parks have not been as welcoming as others, that hasn’t stopped the Kirouac’s from connecting with nature and each other. This couple says that national parks serve as a neutral spaces that transcend any apparent differences we may have with our identity, background or political alignment. This realization has inspired them to build their very own community to celebrate national parks with everyone on their blog and podcast, “”Hello Ranger.”” What’s your favorite national park? Share a picture with us and be sure to use 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!

330 - ENCORE-Fly Away With "Fly Brother"

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.

International travel may be out of reach for now but you can live vicariously through the travels of Ernest White’s “FLY BROTHER” series, which documents an unfiltered journey of traveling around the world as a black, gay man. The series shows how friendships are made on the fly as Ernest visits 11 countries like Brazil, Canada, India, Colombia and Morocco, all while showing off the natural beauty and energy of each destination. From festivities, cuisine and comraderie Ernest shows how the whole world is our tribe. Check out the series that airs on PBS at FlyBrother.net. What is the most unique friendship you’ve made during your international travels? Send us a picture 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!

329 - ENCORE-Caribbean Dream Vacation May Be Possible

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.

While Europe may not be on the docket for American travel this year due to travel restrictions, some Caribbean islands are reopening their borders to international visitors. If you’re up for the trip, these scenic destinations are tempting. Jamaica, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico say they are ready for business. Although perhaps in different phases, many have confirm that hotels, villas and rentals are ready to occupy overnight guests; bars and restaurants are serving at 50% capacity; and public beaches are open. As the coronavirus has proven to be unpredictable, be sure to check the latest updates from these popular vacation destinations before you make your final decision. Dreaming of a Caribbean vacation? Share with us your favorite island memory 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!

328 - ENCORE-If You Must Fly During the Pandemic

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 cost of flights have been as irregular as the stock market this year and with good reason, due to uncertainity with air travel with the coronavirus. So when’s the best time to buy during this pandemic era if you absolutely have to fly? Many airlines are offering flexible booking policies and strongly encouraging customers to book refundable travel. Other airlines have waived their change fees, but travelers are still responsible for any fluctuations in ticket prices, which can totally negate the good deal you thought you were getting in the first place. If you’re going to buy, be sure to read the fine print and know exactly what you’re getting into. Experts say purchasing domestic flights last minute can be a good deal but don’t attempt that strategy with international flights that are being careful to really space out traveler seating. Have you taken a flight recently? Tell us about your experience 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!

327 - ENCORE-Check Your Travel Rewards Points

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Many of us avid travelers bank on those travel rewards from credit cards, but the pandemic is certainly cutting into those benefits. Some banks like JPMorgan, CitiGroup and AmEx are taking time to tweak the benefits a bit by handing out extra points on other purchases related to grocery and pharmacy or giving statement credits. Have you checked your credit card rewards lately? Tell us about any new tips you have found to salvage those credit card points and travel bonuses 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!