One of the greatest joys of travel is meeting new people and sharing experiences with them But for LGBTQ+ travelers, it's not always advisable to out oneself amongst strangers.
Despite your love for travel and the exploration of other cultures, some parts of the world remain quite unfriendly to the LGBTQ+ community. Because I understand this unfortunate reality, I take great care in researching the travel destinations my clients wish to visit.
Unlike the seemingly carefree tourism of hetero vacations, LGBTQ+ travelers are often forced to consider several other issues regarding their well being, including:
What are the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community at my preferred destination?
What is the safety situation for openly LGBTQ+ travelers? Do I need to hide my sexuality?
Are there LGBT+ friendly accommodations, businesses, and resources available?
When traveling with a partner, should we book one bed or two to "keep up appearances," or worry about seeming to be more than just friends in public?
Although I would love to be the conduit that allows each of my clients to travel the globe and take in as much as they can, your safety and comfort are my primary concerns. If during my destination research, I discover that your desired locale isn't LGBTQ+ friendly, I'll find comparable alternatives where you can feel safe in being yourself.
Through an exclusive partnership, I have forged with IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), I stay informed of which countries are opening their doors and hearts to those in the LGBTQ+ community. It is my pleasure to lean on that partnership to find you the safest travel destinations so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.