Destination Pride offers colorful recommendations and practical tips to inspire your next LGBTQ travel adventure.
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 organized 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 travelers 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 travelers will find that there's never been a better time to explore and be yourself.
About the Author
Andrew Collins has written and edited dozens of travel guidebooks, including the first-ever LGBTQ travel guide published by a mainstream publisher, Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA, which earned the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award. In 2017, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) honored Andrew as travel writer of the year. An inveterate globetrotter, Andrew lives with his partner, Fernando, in Mexico City, while spending much of his time in the Pacific Northwest and New England regions of the United States. He's contributed to an array of both LGBTQ and mainstream magazines and websites, from Travel + Leisure to Out magazine, and he teaches travel writing and food writing for New York City's renowned Gotham Writers Workshop. See AndrewsTraveling.com.