502 - ENCORE-Explore These Cozy Bookstores

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.

Some of the things that really add personality to a destination are its markets, mom and pop shops and bookstores. There’s something about them that say so much about the community and the people that live there. You can do all of that and more without having to hop on a plane or leave your living room, which is totally on brand during these times. There are more than a couple dozen bookstores that are keeping their doors open to book enthusiasts – well, at least virtually. Some of these iconic shops include the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, Last Bookstore in LA, The Bookshop in Sydney and Attic Books in Ontario. A lot of these shops have an LGBTQ focus and are selling new, used and vintage novels and collections. No matter where you are in the world, if you want to cozy up with a new story, all you have to do is go online and peruse to your heart’s desires. If you have a favorite bookstore or simply what to tell us what you’re reading right now, share it with us on social media by hashtagging #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel.

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!

501 - ENCORE-Add Northern England to Your Bucket List

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.

We might not be able to travel right now, but that shouldn’t stop a traveller from dreaming about future destinations. If you’re running out of ideas, here’s one to add to your list. Imagine the sights, sounds, and hospitality of Northern England. It has a lively LGBTQ+ scene and it’s home to some of the largest pride celebrations. Liverpool, Blackpool, Leeds and Manchester all have a large variety of bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, markets and bookshops that celebrate all things Pride. One of these places is the British Music Experience, where you’ll find outfits, original lyric sheets and other prized items from British gay icons like Elton John, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael. You can even take a romantic ferry to take in the sights of the Liverpool waterfront. If any of you out there visited these areas, tell us on social media about your favorite places. Share it with us by hashtagging #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel.

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!

500 - ENCORE-Vacay Via Your Taste Buds

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.

Although you may not be able to go the bars of New York for a Cosmo or the beautiful beaches of Cozumel for a Sea Breeze, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy and learn to prepare these cocktails from the comfort of your home. One thing that reminds me of my travels and is a huge memory trigger is the flavors – whether that was cocktail, an amazing meal or an unforgettable dessert. Sometimes all it takes is a taste, a bite, or a sip to send me back in time. For all of you out there sticking it out and staying at home, what’s stopping you from exciting your imagination by traveling via your glass or dinner plate? Whether you’re drinking a mojito to relive your Caribbean escape or having spaghetti carbonara to reminisce in Italy, maybe try traveling with your tastebuds – no passport required. Share some of your cocktail and food recipes with us on social media by hashtagging #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel.

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!

499 - ENCORE-Show Your Black Pride for DC

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.

Despite the cancellation of in-person celebrations due to COVID-19, technology is allowing people to continue to gather together for DC Black Pride online. For the past 30 years, more than 300,000 members of the LGBTQ+ community of African descent and their allies have journeyed to Washington DC on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate shared community and raise awareness and funds for HIV and AIDS organizations, to recognize the lives and contributions of Black LGBTQ+ community members. People are being asked to join over Zoom to get answers directly from DC Back Pride program director, Kenya Hutton, and other members of the DCBP team. For more information about this event, please visit DC Black Pride’s facebook profile or the DC Black Pride 2020 Q&A Session event page. Have any of you out there ever attended DC Black Pride and will you be joining this year’s Zoom event? If so, tell us on social media by hashtagging #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel.

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!

498 - ENCORE-Moving Pride Online

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.

We’re coming up on the month of June, and I know that y’all know what that means! It’s time to shift our celebrations of Pride into high gear. Although the current state of the world, coronavirus, and social distancing have presented so many obstacles, that hasn’t stopped the LGBTQ+ community from finding alternatives ways to go all out. Some of these upcoming events include “Global Pride,” which organizers are currently facilitating to stream across social media and other online platforms to show solidarity, strength and community during a time that we need it most. Another upcoming Pride event is the virtual Queer Liberation March. The final details for this are still in the works, but one thing is for certain – the coronavirus is not going to stop us from spreading a powerful message of love and celebrating Pride! With so many recent announcements of virtual Pride celebrations which ones do you plan to join? Be sure to let us know on social media by hashtagging #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel.

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!