The Gay Travel Podcast

What's The Gay Travel Podcast all about?

Kiki with Out Adventures' founder Robert Sharp and "enthusiastic traveler and professional big-mouth" Peter Graham, as the duo spill the tea on all-things gay and travel. Expect gay travel tips, insights, and a revolving door of glamorous LGBT guests.

Where can I download and listen to your podcast?

The Gay Travel Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify and our blog.

Who are these so-called "Glamorous LGBT Guests"?

Examples of the Gay Travel Industry Experts we've invited onto our gay podcast include Ed Salvato of Man About World, Adam Bolton of Men's Retreats, Scott Furman of Gay Cities, Iris Serbanescu of TourRadar and Tanya Churchmuch of IGLTA.

I'm still confused what "Gay Travel" is and why it needs a podcast...

We at Out Adventures throw around the term Gay Travel as carelessly as we do shade in our office. And while there's some wiggle room on the exact definition, to us, it is an umbrella term encompassing the following:
  • Travelling to a gay destination such as Mykonos, Puerto Vallarta or Provincetown;
  • Booking a vacation that aligns with international gay events such as world-famous Tel Aviv Pride or Queer Lisboa Film Festival;
  • Joining a gay cruise or gay tour such as the fabulous expeditions we at Out Adventures host. For a complete list of our tours click here *wink*;
  • Finally – and perhaps most importantly - simply being an international traveller and falling somewhere on the Kinsey scale other than straight. LGBT people face a series of obstacles while travelling, from simple speed bumps (assuring hotel staff the King-sized bed wasn't a mistake) to serious mountains (avoiding all PDA in countries where homosexuality is regretfully illegal).
Considering all the facets of gay travel, we knew there was plenty of meat to bite into on our podcast.

Alright, I'm sold. When can I expect new episodes to come out?

For Season 2, episodes will go online on the 1st and 15th of the month. If it's more convenient, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify, both of which will notify you when a new episode is available.

Do you have a list of past episodes?

Season 2

Episode 10 - Season Finale! Where We’re Going This Summer
Kiki with the entire Out Adventures crew on today’s climactic episode of The Gay Travel Podcast. Question du jour: Where are you going this summer?

Episode 9 - Lesbian Travel, A Special Extended Episode
Out Adventures is launching a new arm of tours created by and for lesbian and bisexual women. Brand Ambassadors Tanya Churchmuch and Iris Serbanescu introduce the venture and discuss the grand world of sapphic sojourns in this special extended episode. Buckle up!

Episode 8 - Our Top 10 Gay Travel Experiences In Scandinavia
From an evening reliving the delightful ditties by Swedish supergroup Abba, to a Helsinki walking tour highlighting the girthy portraits by queer artist Tom of Finland, we count down our top 10 experiences in Scandinavia. Joining us in the studio are the bearded boys behind the gay travel blog, Couple of Men.

Episode 7 - Why Yoga Is Great For Gay Men... And Other Wellness Tips
Wake up your chakras with guest host Adam Bolton, Co-Founder of Men’s Retreats and a long-time friend of Out Adventures. The dapper yogi discusses the importance of yoga within the gay community before dishing his best wellness travel tips for today’s LGBT jetsetter.

Episode 6 - 10 Experiences You Can Only Have In Peru
Our hosts are joined by former cubical-dweller turned travel blogger, Matt Long – LandLopers.com and Explore The World Podcast – to share their top 10 experiences in Peru.

Episode 5 - The Best Art Destinations This Year
With Rob MIA, it’s up to Peter to curate this week’s episode dedicated to the intersection of Art and Gay Travel. He is joined in the studio by life partners Daniel Faria (Director and Owner, Daniel Faria Gallery) and Rui Amaral (Director and Curator, Scrap Metal Gallery).

Episode 4 - Gay Cruises: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong... Sort Of.
Ahoy! And welcome to our Big Gay Cruise episode. Peter and Rob call in Ed Salvato – CoFounder and Editor-in-Chief of Man About World – to discuss all-things naughty and nautical.

Episode 3 - Visiting Cuba! What Americans Need To Know.
It’s just family in Out Adventures’ Broadcasting HQ as Peter and Rob lay out everything Americans need to know before travelling to Cuba.

Episode 2 - Travel Stomach First
Loosen your belt buckles and bite into today’s indulgent episode of The Gay Travel Podcast. Carl Hiehn – Out Adventures’ digital marketing specialist and a self-described Maître Fromager – is back in the studio to help us dish out our ‘3 Rules for Food Travel’. Bon appétit!

Episode 1: Planning Your Gay Honeymoon
The Out Adventures Gay Travel Podcast is back! To kick off Season 2 our hosts welcome Richard Dusseau – Founding Partner and Publisher of mensvows.com – into the studio to discuss Gay Honeymoons.

Season 1

Episode 9 - Season Finale! Favourite Memories And Future Travel Plans.
Naked suntanning or climbing Kilimanjaro? Which sounds more like you?? Our panel discusses their favourite holiday memories plus their upcoming travel plans.

Episode 8 - Gay Latin America. It's Muy Caliente.
Lima-based Scott Marquardt joins Peter and Rob in the recording studio to break down what’s hot in gay Latin America.

Episode 7 - Why You Should Be Considering Portugal's Azores Islands
Our fabulous hosts Skype-in Carlos Picanco — Commercial and Marketing Director at Futurismo Azores Adventures — to discuss the Atlantic archipelago and why it has become 2018’s hottest destination.

Episode 6 - Planning Your First African Safari
Peter and Rob take a step-by-step approach to planning an African Safari. Special guest Billy Hare — Sales Manager at Rhino Africa — offers invaluable insight into this historic travel experience.

Episode 5 - Unpacking Ethical Travel
Should LGBT travellers visit countries where homosexuality is illegal? Rob and Peter debate this question and others as they delve into the ethics of gay travel.

Episode 4 - Solo Vs Group Travel. What's Your Preference?
Some gay travellers prefer to tackle the world alone. Others would never board a plane without a partner or friend. Our podcast hosts invited Out Adventures’ Sales Manager Kevin Robitaille into the recording studio to discuss the pros and cons of both styles of travel.

Episode 3 - How Far Will You Go? Let's Talk Weekend Travel.
Scott Furman of Gay Cities joins our travel experts to break down the misconception that weekends are reserved for neighbouring cities and states. Ultimately they answer the question, “How far can a weekend vacation take you?”

Episode 2 - Travel Hacks From The Experts
In-house flight attendant Gilles Bourque joins us on Episode 2, providing the inside scoop with ‘Travel Hacks from the Experts’.

Episode 1 - What's Hot In Gay Travel
In our inaugural episode, Rob and Peter explore what’s ‘Hot in Gay Travel’ as they dive deep into destinations you should consider.