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October 2, 2014

Horseback rides, foodie markets and private wine cellar parties are just a few ways Winerist takes wine tasting to the next level

The only thing more delicious than wine, is pairing a wine tasting experience with local food and culture from the region.

Whether you’re into deep, robust reds or sparkling bubbles, wine tasting should be a fun and approachable experience.

Winerist, founded by two wine-loving women from Moldova, elevates the wine-tasting experience by putting guests in the hands of the coolest wine-related guides, restaurants and hotels, and putting together exciting packages for oenophiles (aka lovers of wine).

May 19, 2014

We knew Italy was gay, but who knew some regions are dedicating official tourism web pages for the LGBTI traveler? Things are looking up, belli and belle!

On paper, Italy may not come off as the most gay-friendly place.

In Italy, criminalizing discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation is currently under debate.

In September 2013 Amnesty International included reports from an Italian NGO (AGEDO) revealing LGBT people have been called 'sorcerers' or sexually abused by their relatives in order to 'fix' their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Yet Italy continues to rank as one of the most popular destinations with LGBTI tourists, with good reason.

May 19, 2014

We knew Italy was gay, but who knew some regions are dedicating official tourism web pages for the LGBTI traveler? Things are looking up, belli and belle!

On paper, Italy may not come off as the most gay-friendly place.

In Italy, criminalizing discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation is currently under debate.

In September 2013 Amnesty International included reports from an Italian NGO (AGEDO) revealing LGBT people have been called 'sorcerers' or sexually abused by their relatives in order to 'fix' their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Yet Italy continues to rank as one of the most popular destinations with LGBTI tourists, with good reason.

February 4, 2014

Have you ever wanted to ditch your current life and start somewhere new? Say hello to the two gay men who left their city lives to set up award-winning hotels in their dream destinations of Italy and Spain

We all have that vacation spot.

The one we left and said to ourselves: ‘I could leave everything and move here tomorrow.’

Further Afield, the company that handpicks gay-owned places to stay, meets people everyday who have done just that: Left their cities and jobs to live in their very own paradise.

The move is never easy, and it does not happen overnight, but after much work and dedication these individuals set up their own hotels.

October 8, 2013

The couple complains on TripAdvisor and their protest goes viral in Italy, where last week famous entrepreneur Guido Barilla expressed his anti-gay family views

A museum in Tuscany, Italy, has been labelled ‘homophobic’ after a gay couple with a young child were refused a family ticket.

The American couple, from Chicago, complained on TripAdvisor, the travel website, and now their protest has gone viral in Italy.

Last August the two men, with their child, went to the local Etruscan Museum in Volterra, central Tuscany.

They asked for a family ticket but the woman at the till shouted ‘A family is made of a man and a woman’.

October 8, 2013

The couple complains on TripAdvisor and their protest goes viral in Italy, where last week famous entrepreneur Guido Barilla expressed his anti-gay family views

A museum in Tuscany, Italy, has been labelled ‘homophobic’ after a gay couple with a young child were refused a family ticket.

The American couple, from Chicago, complained on TripAdvisor, the travel website, and now their protest has gone viral in Italy.

Last August the two men, with their child, went to the local Etruscan Museum in Volterra, central Tuscany.

They asked for a family ticket but the woman at the till shouted ‘A family is made of a man and a woman’.

August 2, 2013

From caviar facials to private ice grottos, LGBT travellers can indulge and relax in any corner of the world with the Preferred Pride destination spa hotels from Preferred Hotel Group

Best in service means a warm welcome and VIP treatment from beginning to end. With Preferred Pride hotels, LGBT travellers are treated to nothing but the best in service.

Preferred Hotel Group brings us a selection of gay-welcoming hotels around the world, and through a Preferred Pride booking, guests can enjoy any number of best-rate deals, offers and complimentary services including champagne brunches and massage treatments.

May 10, 2013

Markus K was rejected from the seminary as they refused to have a gay priest but has made lots of women happy and got his revenge on the church

He has never had sex with a woman but Markus K from Munich, Germany may be the gay dad with the most kids in the world – 22 so far.

Slim, dark-haired and 1.94 meters (6’3”) tall he has 12 children living in Munich, one in Tuscany, one in Vienna, six in other German towns and two still in the womb – they are due to be born this summer.

If both those pregnancies go as planned he will end up with 12 girls and 12 boys. He thinks that’s a good number and may consider stopping.

October 15, 2012

Three days in the 'capital' of Tuscany, Florence, are enough to understand why Italians have always had good taste

Looking at the Ponte Vecchio, the old bridge, is worth the trip to Florence on its own.

This unique city is considered by many to be an open-air museum. And staring at the most famous bridge in Italy is an experience that pays you back for struggling through all the crowds and the confusion that characterize the ‘capital’ of Tuscany all around the year.

Florence’s palaces, churches and museums are home to some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. 

October 15, 2012

Three days in the 'capital' of Tuscany, Florence, are enough to understand why Italians have always had good taste

Looking at the Ponte Vecchio, the old bridge, is worth the trip to Florence on its own.

This unique city is considered by many to be an open-air museum. And staring at the most famous bridge in Italy is an experience that pays you back for struggling through all the crowds and the confusion that characterize the ‘capital’ of Tuscany all around the year.

Florence’s palaces, churches and museums are home to some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. 

April 25, 2012

Want to get lean and strong? It’s time to embrace all things Italian

I have spent too many years of my life miserably scanning restaurant menus for low-carb, low-fat and, inevitably, low-fun meal options.

What I’ve never understood is that when you travel through Mediterranean countries, and it was Italy where it particularly hit me, the men are generally lean and athletic and they are happily chowing into big bowls of pasta. Some bread with that? Sure! Wash it down with some wine at lunch? No problem!

As I contemplate a dry chicken salad, the injustice is infuriating.