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.
Our Supplier Partners:
The leader in all-gay vacations hosts over 25,000 guests on their unique cruises and resorts every year. Since 1991, they've grown into the world's largest gay and lesbian specialty vacation company, bringing together over 300,000 from our community and beyond for great times around the world.
They create a gay vacation environment and experience so unexpectedly special, in so many ways, that you have to try it to fully understand why their guests often call it “the best vacation they've ever had.”
Each Atlantis cruise or resort offers a carefree experience based around friendship, camaraderie, relaxation, indulgence, adventure, and pure uninhibited fun. Beautiful locations, fantastic entertainment, and legendary parties set the stage for the magic that happens when a diverse group comes together and everyone is free to be themselves.
For nearly five decades, Olivia’s mission has been to provide safe and celebrating spaces for lesbians and LGBTQ+ women. And today, that mission continues. Olivia is THE leading travel company for lesbians and LGBTQ+ women having produced well over 300 trips for more than 350,000 women.
From large cruises to resorts, intimate riverboats to adventure vacations, we always charter the entire ship or resort so that you can always feel free to be yourself. Exceptional entertainment, friendly personalized service from Team Olivia, bucket list destinations, and friendships that last a lifetime are just some of the highlights you will find on an Olivia vacation. Experience the magic for yourself!
Since 1985, RSVP has welcomed over 100,000 members of the LGBT and straight-allied community on over 200 vacation events – making RSVP one of the world’s largest gay tour operators. Due to their leadership position in the industry, they are able to charter the best ships from some of the world’s top cruise lines, including Princess, Holland America, NCL, Emerald Waterways, and Avalon Waterways.
RSVP produces the world’s most fun all-gay vacation experiences, featuring world-class entertainment, industry-leading guest service, clear and abundant communication, a completely personalized experience for you, and an atmosphere where guests of all ages, genders, races, body types, and sexual orientations are welcome exactly as they are. Their selected destinations are always gay-friendly, and by chartering entire cruise ships, they can provide you with a completely comfortable environment, custom-tailored to the unique needs and desires of the LGBT community.
VACAYA /vuh kai’ uh/ is a fresh new approach to LGBT+ travel, one focused entirely on you and creating memorable bespoke full-ship and full-resort travel experiences built around amazing destinations, stellar entertainment, world-class hospitality, and endless fun!
VACAYA offers fun easy vacations with customized itineraries,personalized service, tailored entertainment, welcoming activities, friendly parties, and transformative moments. Shared experiences with like-minded LGBT+ adults and friends give us a new perspective on the world and remind us how lucky we are to be alive. VACAYA charters the entire ship or resort so we have the freedom to express our individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, rev up, or simply relax… together. Our mission is to fulfill the vacation dreams of all adults who believe “love is love” while giving back to the community and immersing our guests in the cultures and places we visit around the world.
VACAYA completely reinvents the all-gay cruise and all-inclusive gay resort concepts by opening up the experience to lesbians, bisexuals, trans persons, queer men/women, those questioning their sexuality, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and polyamorous individuals, as well as gay men who’ve enjoyed the typical gay cruise experience. VACAYA is the only large-scale vacation company on earth built for the entire LGBTQIAPK community and their straight ally friends.
WHY BRAND g?
All-LGBT+, full-ship cruise charters
All-inclusive (from airport to airport, just about everything is included)
All trips are 4.5 or 5-star
All European cruises offer signature Brand g entertainers
Brand g Gives Back: We’re partnered with ORAM – the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration – to support their work with gay refugees around the world.
Since then, we’ve expanded into deluxe land-only tours, as well, to countries like Africa, Ireland, Japan, and Nepal, which have earned us some of our best reviews and most fervent repeat travelers. Over the past decade, Brand g has grown from a two-person company offering one trip a year to a six-man staff producing and operating a dozen trips a year around the world. And without the hard work and talents of the awesome individuals below, there
Founded in 2011 as “the next generation in gay travel,” Brand g recognized that LGBT+ travelers were looking for new and more exotic types of travel opportunities. Since river cruising was quickly becoming the hottest segment in travel, it only seemed natural to offer deluxe river cruise tours all over the world – a style of travel we personally love.
maybe a little money (a girl’s gotta eat) – they’re in it because they love travel, they love people, and a couple of them love wearing drag in foreign countries. (Don’t ask.)
On every Brand g vacation, you’ll always have at least one if not two of these gentleman as your tour leaders. They’ll be there to escort you through the entire trip and to make sure everything runs like clockwork and that you’re having a great time. These guys genuinely care.
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