118 - The Best Gay-Friendly Caribbean Islands

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 Caribbean Islands have a reputation for being laid-back, and although swim trunks and fruity cocktails may be the case for some commercialized areas, many of the countries aren’t as inclusive as you think. But laws and attitudes are evolving, and with that, are several gay-friendly Caribbean hotspots! First up is Puerto Rico with its sunny Spanish-American influences, which make for a mix of culture and discovery. There’s fascinating history to explore here, from political revolutions to sugar plantations, with some smugglers thrown in for good measure. You could also go to Martinique a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles and an overseas region of France. The volcanic island not only has a full range of laws protecting the gay community, but it has captivating hiking views among its mountains, rain-forests and beaches. Check out the full list of best gay-friendly Caribbean Islands on Queer in the World’s website. What’s your favorite Caribbean destination? Send us a picture by using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.

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117 - Traveling to Places Uncharted as a Gay, Interracial Couple

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Many LGBTQ+ travelers are among the first to begin adventuring around the world. Writer, James Hannaham, and his husband, Brendan Moroney, embarked on fearless journeys into destintations often uncharted by gay couples. But in visiting places like the the Philippines, Cape Verde, Vanuatu and Columbia, the two were able to build a stronger relationship and free themselves from the typical shackles of fear that plague most gay, interracial couples. What they discovered was that most hotels don’t make comments or special arrangements – positive or negative. And when others want to accommodate LGBTQ+ guests, they often get the details wrong — sometimes comically! Another takeaway was that with increased visibilty came greater vulnerability. Whether the two traveled across the world or in their own backyard, some of their worst of experiences came from highly regarded and inclusive spaces like New York. Read about James and Brendan’s specific encounters in Travel + Leisure. Just search “Interracial Gay Travel” and tell us how you have overcome your own gay travel fears in the past by using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.

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116 - Laid-Back Gayborhood in Champlain Islands

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Vermont may not be the first state that screams “gayborhood,” but the Champlain Islands have been providing an inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community to kick-back and relax across stretches of beaches, waters and trails. In need of a seabound adventure? Cascade across the waters on the Driftwood Tour, which sails you directly to Burton Island State Park. Here, you can soak in some rays near the beach and grab a picnic table to have a lunch waterside. Or maybe get your art and caffeine fix at Green Tara, which features art by local, queer artists and delicious tea and coffee beverages. Get in touch with nature by riding and biking along the trails of Sandbar State Park, which has a beautiful sunset view similar to a George Surrat painting. On your way back, look out for a mythical sea monster, Champ, who is lored to be living in the deep. Have you been to the Champlain Islands? Share a picture with us and 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!

115 - Asheville Offers More Than the Smokies

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In need of an epic hike? Why not travel to Asheville, North Carolina, to hike none other than the Great Smokey Mountains? In addition to hiking here are a fair share of other experiences to discover inside and out of Ashville. For all things art and culture, go to the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, which highlights the craftsmanship of Southern Appalachians who do woodworking, pottery, jewelry and basket weaving. Or maybe the Bryson Wine Train is more your speed, as you’ll travel along the trail tracks in a deluxe first-class car and enjoy a 4-course meal paired with excellent wines. Of course, don’t forget the Biltmore Estate, which has a beautiful picturesque view of the mountains and plenty of trails that stretch across 125,000 acres of forest and farmland. What’s your favorite experience in Ashville? Share a picture with us by using #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!

114 - Barbados or Bust for 12 Months?

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Countries relying heavily on travel and tourism are getting creative in order to survive the pandemic. With opportunities like online tours, nature excursions and travel discounts, Barbados, is in a league of its own. The country has planned a unique way to kick-start its tourism based economy by allowing foreigners to live and work remotely on its shores for up to 12 months. Although this made for very enthusiastic headlines, the LGBTQ+ community had some unanswered questions. Barbados has been known for its archaic laws and attitudes surrounding homosexuality, but the situation got real when queer couples began filling out their applications. The online form for the Welcome Stamp visa defined spouses as only being a mixed-sex partnership, which obviously excluded same-sex couples. The prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, quickly went on to address this issue and clear up any hesitations, saying that “as long as I am prime minister of this nation, we welcome all and every one” and to compliment that sentiment, the country put forward a bill to outlaw discrimiantion on the basis of age, race, color, gender and sexual orientation. Would you feel comfortable moving to Barbados to live and work for a year? Have you been to Barbados? If so share a picture and yoru thoughts with us 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!