Travelling the world is a beautiful thing. Travelling the world vicariously through others while you pluck up the courage to take the plunge yourself is priceless.
These bloggers leave no stone unturned in showing you the wonderful things out there for the LGBTI traveller as well as giving advice, sharing knowledge and overall showing you that you can do it to.
In no particular order, here are the travellers we insist you follow, now:
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, married couple of ten years Auston and David now call Madrid, Spain their base camp. From Iceland to South America, this hot couple has scoured the planet to unlock the secrets of LGBTI travel and be the best Two Bad Tourists they could be.
We joined Two Bad Tourists on their #mygaypride summer campaign, taking on European prides from Barcelona to Cologne to share what it means to be proud at pride across the continent.
— TwoBadTourists (@twobadtourists) September 16, 2015
Packing skinny jeans and skinny ties on his travels, Texan Adam has written for the likes of Yahoo Travel and frequents at the notorious super club Berghain in Berlin, where he currently calls home.
Get ready for some crazy stories and some honest blogging people; he cries on planes and will tell you exactly the reason why!
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The dynamic duo to end all dynamic duos – plus the gorgeous Lisa Halling.
These lesbian vloggers bring you the best of the best when it comes to LGBTI travel on video, having over 3 seasons of vlogging goodness with another two being filmed as we speak.
Leaving Los Angeles in search of adventure and clean(er) air, Bly and Lauren flew transatlantic to explore Europe, picking up passengers along the way in the form of Lauren’s beautiful Swedish girlfriend and musician Lisa Halling.
These girls can fly from NYC to London on different flights without phones or any means of contact and still find each other; they are meant to be.
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Brit backpacker Ed Rex travelled the world for four whole years, across six continents and 35 countries! You can only imagine the things he has seen…
Ed chronicles the ‘Adventures of a deaf and handsome luxury backpacker travelling the unexpected’ – and that’s exactly what it is!
— Ed Rex (@rexyedventures) September 12, 2015
Cheeky chappy and all-round soul of the party Jaime is one of those guys that will party until an hour before he needs to leave for a flight – that’s right, one of those.
If you want to see a life lived to it’s fullest and on the edge, follow Jaime as he discovers a world beyond Houston, Texas on his second around the world adventure.
‘Take a chance, take a risk, make a change and break away…’
*He loves him some Kelly Clarkson!
— Breakaway Backpacker (@BAbackpacker) September 7, 2015
An American in Paris part deux!!! Stopped in Paris for two nights to see friends who I met while backpacking in South America. I only had one full day so I spent it walking all over Paris… from hostel to Sacré Coeur to Moulin Rouge to Arc de Triomphe to Eiffel Tower to Louvre to Notre Dame & back to hostel. It was exhausting but worth it. This city is beautiful & because I only had a day wanted to see all the tourist sites again. Oh & I went to the top of the Eiffel Tower because I didn’t go last time & strangely when I arrived to the tower their was no line!!! • Get ready for quite a few pictures of Paris!!!
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Award winning travel blogger, writer and photographer Matt Long from Washington DC describes himself as a ‘former cubicle-dweller’ with a passion for travel.
Landlopers takes it following to the corners of the globe from Asia to Oceania, and even to Africa where in most parts LGBTI rights are extremely limited.
— Matt Long (@LandLopers) September 16, 2015
1998 & 2015 – The last time I was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina it was 1998, I was 22 years old and had just graduated from the College of William and Mary. It was my last opportunity to spend time with dear college friends as we spent the week in a rented house on the beach in Nags Head. It’s a wonderful memory not just of friendships, but of this spectacular region. It’s been 17 years since I last visited this beautiful seashore, but today I’m back and excited to reconnect. It’s the first stop of a weeklong road trip through North Carolina, learning more about towns and cities I haven’t visited before and eating a lot of BBQ. I don’t know what to expect along the way, but I’m very excited to see what’s in store. There is nothing that I enjoy more than a great road trip, and this is what this experience promises to be. I’m also thrilled that I’m starting off here in the Outer Banks, a place that’s not just fun to visit but, for me, is a destination with which I have a very deep and personal connection. For the next week I’ll share more of my North Carolina road trip and be sure to let me know if you have any suggestions on places or experiences I shouldn’t miss!
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Former LGBTQ activist turned lesbian blogger and wanderluster, Meg Ten Eyck, has been travelling on-and-off all her life before finally buying a one-way ticket to South Korea in 2013; she never looked back.
From guides to having mind-blowing hostel sex to finding (unlikely) faith in Cologne Cathedral, Meg keeps open-minded and doesn’t shy away from what it means to be a true traveller, teaching us the strategies needed to keep on the road.
— Meg Ten Eyck (@DopesontheRoad) August 24, 2015
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Who wouldn’t want to follow two handsome men across the world? Trust us, we’d go to the ends of the earth for a beautiful man!
Stefan, an ex-lawyer of greek origin, and Sebastien, a self proclaimed IT geek from France, met and became friends in London before jacking in their jobs in 2014 to take on their dreams of wanderlust and of exploring the culinary world.
Two greedy gay boys exploring the world – says it all really!
@MaxDerOptimist Thailand was another favourite: http://t.co/cFYDqyfBsx
— Nomadic Boys (@nomadicboys) September 14, 2015
Thanks @bluemarlinkomodo for an awesome few days diving in paradise! Scuba diving by the islands around #Labuanbajo near #Flores #Indonesia has been absolutely incredible and some of the best we’ve ever experienced. We played with sharks on pretty much every dive, then became blasé towards them as we encountered turtles, fighting moray eels and schools of fish dancing around us, and much much more. Even spied a manta. If you’re coming to Indonesia for diving, word on the grapevine is that Flores is The Place for it. And we were not disappointed!
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Having already travelled 50 countries over 5 continents, these new boys on the block started travel blogging recently to hear the voices of gay rights and equality everywhere in search of a peaceful and beautiful world for everyone.
Karlis, originally from Berlin, lives in Amsterdam with partner Daan; they have travelled across Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan and are currently on a 3-week camping expedition across Iceland.
We like these boys, so give them some love:
— Karl & Daan (@karlisworld) September 4, 2015
No photoshop: #auroraborealis or #northernlights or #polarlight: we saw them out of our hot tub close to #dalvík in northern #iceland 🌌😍 ——————————————– my #traveltip for a successful northern light hunt: as soon as the sky is without clouds at night, stay awake and look up as soon as it is dark 📍 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 👬 #karlisworld #lgbtqtravelers #gaytravel #gaytravelblogger #gay #travelgay #gaycouple #instagay #naturelovers #neverstopexploring #worlderlust #nature_perfection #lights #travelblog #travelgram #instago #instagood #instadaily #picoftheday #photooftheday #wow #followme on our #trip #aroundtheworld 09-2015
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Irish born and London living, the Gastro Gays travel the world in search of culinary beauty and photographic brilliance, with a few drinks thrown in along the way for good measure!
— GastroGays (@GastroGays) August 31, 2015
Well-dressed (really!) Filipino DJ Yabis has travelled to over 150 destinations in Europe since 2009 – woah!
With Germany as his headquarters, DJ country hops through Europe with his husband in tow, heading to the likes of Croatia and Israel to name a few.
If you’re looking for a guide on how to start your Euro trip, including how to budget, where to start, where to end and what to do then DJ is your man.
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Oh, and there’s us to by the way!
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