Over the past few decades, the LGBTQ travel landscape has undergone a sea change. From Cape Town to Copenhagen, and Taipei to Tel Aviv, destinations in just about every corner of the globe have become vibrant and inclusive gay meccas. From attending a queer film festival in Mumbai to watching a procession of Amsterdam canal boats during the world's only floating Pride Parade, award-winning LGBTQ author Andrew Collins recommends hundreds of both quirky and quintessential travel experiences. Find out about the swankiest hotel suites in Provincetown and London, the most fascinating queer history museums in Berlin and Fort Lauderdale, and the steamiest gay beaches in Mexico, Hawaii, Thailand and Australia.
Featuring illustrations by Manhattan-based artist Wenjia Tang, chapters are organised by theme – epic road trips, romance vacations, foodie adventures – and include dozens of invaluable tips, from how to spice up your vacation by choosing the right LGBTQ dating app to planning your same-sex destination wedding. You'll even find guidance on navigating those parts of the world where LGBTQ travellers still confront injustice and prejudice. But mostly, this book is a celebration of the pride and progress that continues to make it both safe and empowering for queer people to explore parts of every continent.
As covid-related travel restrictions gradually lift around the world, LGBTQ travellers will find that there's never been a better time to explore and be yourself.