870 - ENCORE-If You Go, Go With A Logistics Plan

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 more cities opening up and loosening coronavirus restrictions it can be hard to determine how “back to normal” you should go. Health experts stress that you should still remain careful if and when you decide to go out and about – a pandemic is no time to put your guard down. While we know now that the chances of catching the COVID-19 virus are reduced outside compared to an enclosed space, there are certain precautions you can take. When navigating outside, health experts recommend that you’re better off going alone or only with the people in your quarantine bubble to minimize your risk. Making sure you maintain a safe proximity from those around you and wearing a mask is also equally as important. Also, make sure to develop a logistics plan for getting to your destination, being at your destination and returning back home. Having a plan and the right items on hand to make the journey will ensure that you are staying safe and keeping those around you safe. By now I’m sure you have a favorite mask! Take a selfie of your outdoor journey and tag 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!

869 - ENCORE-More LGBTQ+ Love Needed Now

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.

Recently, OutRight International published a report detailing COVID-19’s hit on the LGBTQ+ community around the world. The study found seven areas of oppression that have directly affected the LGBTQ+ community during this crisis. Some of the areas include devastation to their livelihood, increased food insecurities, disruptions in healthcare, increased risk of violence, isolation and anxiety and a number of other disheartening hardships. Without the ability to gather in safe spaces like LGBTQ+ bars, clubs and event celebrations, many fear the community will lose visibility and the movement will slide backwards. But there are many ways that both you and I can help. Since many LGBTQ+ organizations are facing hardships, find ways to assist through funding, donating supplies or lending a helping hand. Following LGBTQ+ organizations on social media can help spread their messages to help others in need! Helping can also be as simple as checking up on your friends during this hard time of social isoloation. How are you going to help the LGBTQ+ community this week? Tell us 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!

868 - ENCORE-Make Self Care Your Next Vacation Goal

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 the stresses of the pandemic weighing us down, and once restrictions have been lifted, you might consider self care as the focus of your next vacation destination! Some of the highest rating spas in 2019 span from Bora Bora to Beverly Hills, so there are a lot of options. If international travel is not is your near future and you want to ease back into vacationing stateside, you may want to check out the highly rated spa, Claremont Club and Spa in Berkeley, California or Peninsula Spa in Beverly Hills, California. A big part of travel is exploration, but self care and relaxation is also a great travel objective to consider once more resorts open up. Plus, you will be helping America’s tourism industry get back on its feet. Tell us about your favorite U.S. spa resort 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!

867 - ENCORE-Passport Magazine's Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Countries

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.

Passport Magazine recently named eight of the best countries in the world for LGBTQ+ travel. Among them include Spain, France, The Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, Uruguay and Taiwan. Interesting insights on their list I found is that although much of Central and South America is not particularly gay-friendly, Uruguay is actively cultivating a welcoming, engaging destination for LGBTQ+ travelers with its parades and gay hotspots. Thailand is also known as one of the most welcoming countries in Asia, and with Taiwan recently legalizing gay marriage in 2019, it’s becoming a hub for LGBTQ+ travelers. If you have traveled to any of these countries please share your experience and a picuture 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!

866 - ENCORE-Real ID Deadline Extended to 10.10.21

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 COVID-19 shutdowns are working toward the traveler’s advantage. The deadline for Real ID driver’s licenses and ID cards has been extended to Oct. 1, 2021. The original deadline was October of this year, but with DMV offices having to shut down for social distancing requirements, the federal goverment has extended the deadline. For travelers, this means that when Real IDs do go into effect in 2021, you’ll either need a passport or Real ID identifier to board a domestic flight. A Real ID-compliant license features a star in the upper portion. To receive one of these enhanced licenses, you will need to visit your local DMV for an in-person meeting; unfortunately it cannot be done online. So for the time being, while DMV offices are closed rules have been pretty flexible. TSA is allowing travelers to use an expired driver’s license to pass through security and bring bottles of 12-ounce hand sanitizer in carry-on luggage. Do you have your Real ID licenses already? Share your experience on getting one 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!