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It’s always a pleasure working with so many great publications to share my travel stories, tips, and more. You can read contributing stories as I share my love for travel, here:

 

MAN ABOUT WORLD – Top Highlights of Jasper

Read on for the top highlights of Jasper, Alberta, a little mountain town with a big heart, and even bigger adventures! Known as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, Jasper celebrates being ‘proud and free’ all year round. The community and local businesses are always happy to welcome visitors with open arms


 

IGLTA – 5 Reasons to Visit Jasper

Known for its small-town charm and stunning scenery, Jasper is the place to be if you love outdoor adventures. Surrounded with crystalline lakes and wildlife-filled mountains, this little town is also very LGBTQ+ welcoming and friendly. Here are just 5 of the many reasons to visit Jasper

 


 

GOGUIDE MAGAZINE – Stonewall 50 – Time to Celebrate in NYC

I always count down to the different Pride events throughout the year, and this year’s must-attend Pride will be in NYC! NYC is going to host World Pride in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Riots. Fifty years ago, in 1969, and one month after the Stonewall Riots, hundreds of brave people gathered in the first NYC Pride Rally, making history and leading the path to a better life for LGBTQ+ people around the world

 


 

IGLTA – 5 Under the Radar Queer Things to do in NYC

New York City is known for offering a variety of things to do, and as one of the world’s most welcoming LGBTQ+ destinations, it is no surprise that NYC’s queer scene is full of options. From arts and entertainment to history, nightlife, and more, there is something for everyone. Narrowing down the list of things to do is not easy, but here are 5 under the radar queer things to do in NYC

 


 

 

IGLTA – Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit Savannah

If you have never been, Savannah is known for its rich Southern history and charm. You will also find lots of unique architecture, natural beauty, historic spots, and amazing Southern eats—alligator anyone?

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should include Savannah in your vacation plans

 


 

SWAGGER MAGAZINE – THE ULTIMATE HIP-HOP CRUISE: CARDI B, POST MALONE AND DJ KHALID — ALL ABOARD

Get ready to party for 4 days straight onboard The Carnival Victory. Summer is right around the corner, and there is no better way to spend a much-needed vacation than to go on a cruise

 


 

 

OUT – Barry Hoy Explores New York For WorldPride 2019

As someone who didn’t grow up in New York City, I had heard stories about The Stonewall Inn. The legendary uprisings, the brave and diverse community who risked everything to make life better for LGBTQ+ people today – it felt like a rite of passage

 


 

PASSPORT MAGAZINE – TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO WHILE CRUISING ON THE SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS

I went on my first ever cruise experience, earlier this year, onboard Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. I was initially a bit worried that I would get bored being on the ship for a week, but that fear quickly dissipated

 


 

OUTTHERE – Teraj and Barry Hoy Interview

It was a lifelong goal to move to NYC. I even went to Cornell University because it’s in New York State. I had no idea it was five hours away from NYC by bus, but it was closer than Miami. After college, I was scouted as a model. I found an apartment in Jersey City and launched a modelling career

 


 

 

OUT – OUT In Toronto

Some call it Canada’s Downtown. Others call it Toronto the Good, Hogtown, T-dot or The Six. Toronto has many nicknames, but I just call it home. Despite moving to NYC a few years ago, I still consider myself a Torontonian and often find myself missing the city when I am away. So much so that I visit almost every month to get my dose of Toronto – the people are friendly, the streets are clean, but most importantly, I feel welcomed

 


 

IGLTA – Hong Kong Country Guide

Possessing one of the most spectacular skylines on the planet, Hong Kong is a dynamic metropolitan city full of excitement, beauty, surprise, and delight. In addition to its impressive skyline, Hong Kong is most well known for its food—leading locals and visitors on a culinary journey of traditional, exotic, and foreign foods that may include unexpected birds, reptiles, and many other unique delicacies for those who are adventurous


 

IGLTA – Canada Country Guide

Canada is known to be friendly and welcoming to all, and this hospitality extends to the LGBTQ+ community. Canada is one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world and a must-visit for all LGBTQ+ travelers In fact, Canada shares first place (with Sweden) in the 2018 Spartacus Gay Travel Index. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IGLTA also released the second edition of the UNWTO Global Report on LGBT Tourism and it was noted that 86% of Canadian, millennial-aged respondents believe


 

IGLTA – Coolest Things to See and Do on the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, which debuted in 2018, is the largest cruise ship in the world to set sail. It has an impressive total capacity of 6,680 guests, with 2,759 staterooms, 18 decks, 25 pools, and 2,200 international crewmembers. Despite the number of guests, the ship is so vast that you don’t feel crowded at all, and you can still find lots of quiet spots if you are looking for it


 

PASSPORT MAGAZINE – IS BARBADOS GAY-FRIENDLY

Pictures and anecdotes don’t do justice to the understated charm of Barbados, it must be experienced in person. Like a flower in bloom, you have to give Barbados more than just a day before its real beauty is revealed

 


 

NOMADIC BOYS – 5 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GAY VILLAGE OF MONTREAL

Montreal is one of our favourite cities we’ve visited during our travels, especially during the summer months.

We came here during the Fierte Montreal gay pride and completely fell in love with the gay village. There are always many events going on Montreal not to mention many different foods to try.

One of our favourite gay travel bloggers, Barry from Toronto told us about his 5 favourite highlights from the gay village of Montreal following his recent visit during the gay pride


 

FOLLOWSUMMER – NYC’s Best Rooftop Pool Bars

As temperatures continue to rise, New Yorkers often scramble to find a warmish summer retreat.

Instead of escaping to the Hamptons or going upstate, many take refuge on one of New York’s many rooftop pool bars


 

MAN ABOUT WORLD – GUIDE TO MONTREAL’S GAY VILLAGE IN TIME FOR PRIDE

We all know Montreal has a reputation for being a place of acceptance and inclusion, especially in Montreal’s Gay Village, which is is just east of downtown around Beaudry Metro station, running along Saint Catherine Street. Montreal’s Gay Village is where most of this year’s Pride activities will happen. Whether you are visiting for the parties or shows, you still need to know the best spots to get yummy cocktails


 

VIEW THE VIBE – Your Ultimate Guide to Toronto Pride 2018

Toronto Pride is one of the world’s largest Pride celebrations. There are endless events, parties, and things to do and see. So if you are thinking of going to Pride for the first time or if you are just not sure what you want to do this year, keep reading! With Toronto Pride only a a few days away


 

NOMADIC BOYS – Gay life in Toronto: interview with local boy Barry from Toronto

Canada is well known for being one of the most gay friendly countries in the world, with some of the most progressive LGBTQ laws. What we also love about it is that every city here has its own annual gay pride festival where its leaders join in the fun, along with an official gay village, complete with rainbow


 

ONCE UPON A JOURNEY – Interview with Barry About Multiculturalism and Racism While Traveling

Happy Pride Season everyone! A time to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also a time to realise how much we still need to do. The world is a beautiful place, but not every place is warm-heartedly welcoming LGBT travellers – yet. Luckily there are some changemakers out there, conquering the world with love


 

MAN ABOUT WORLD – JOURNEY TO ASIA, PART 3: ADVENTURES IN SHANGHAI

Shanghai literally means the city by the sea, and it is the gateway to China. There are endless things to do and see, like shopping in high-end venues for designer items, or stroll through the backstreets for photo opportunities


 

MAN ABOUT WORLD – JOURNEY TO ASIA PART 2: ESCAPADES IN KUALA LUMPUR

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and a place where you will find a variety of cultures from the region, all living together in one city. There is Chinatown, Little India, Malay village and many more neighbourhoods. In this city, it is not uncommon to find a Muslim mosque, a Hindu shrine, a Christian church, and a Buddhist temple


 

MAN ABOUT WORLD – JOURNEY TO ASIA, PART 1: DISCOVER HONG KONG

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or re-exploring if you have been before, Hong Kong is an exciting, energetic and vibrant city that really lives up to the term – “East meets West”. To get you started on your journey, here is a mini guide to one of Asia’s greatest cities, including top accommodations, top places to eat, and


 

PASSPORT MAGAZINE – THE TOP 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD VISIT MONTRÉAL!

Montréal celebrated its 375th anniversary last year, and it is one of North America’s most dynamic and cultured cities. Between the amazing food, stunning architecture, and fun festivals, it’s the perfect destination to visit any time of year. Here are 10 reasons to put Montréal at the top of your travel list; and remember


 

Travel EssentialsSWAGGER MAGAZINE – #SWAGWORTHY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: A GUIDE TO MUST-HAVES TO PACK FOR EVERY TRIP

Love it or hate it, packing your bags and sitting on a plane, train, or bus is often part of everyone’s travel experience. However, packing and getting to your destination doesn’t have to be stressful


 

IGLTA – Discovering Toronto: 10 Things We Love About the City

Over the years, Toronto has grown to become a truly cosmopolitan city—full of diversity, character and unique attractions for tourists and locals alike. If we had to narrow down the reasons to love Toronto, including the top things you should do while visiting


 

SWAGGER MAGAZINE – CITY GUIDE – A LEADING WINTER WONDERLAND DESTINATION: QUEBEC CITY

Planning a trip during the winter always seems more challenging than planning summer trips, but it doesn’t have to be. One of my favorite places to visit during the holiday season is Quebec City – its architecture, cafes, restaurants, and overall European feel, all add to the magic of this time of the year, turning Quebec City into a true winter wonderland