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If you enjoy travel, meeting new people, and adventure, you should definitely check out DetoursTravel.com. On these laid back guided tours, you can travel solo, as a couple, or with friends and be prepared to have unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime, whilst making new friends in the process. At this time, there are 6 exciting destination experiences to choose from: Spain, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand, Greece, and South Africa, their newest destination which was just announced a couple weeks ago.

Last year, I went on the “12 Days In Costa Rica” trip and had the time of my life. I signed up as a solo traveller (although I did know the trip guide/leader), and travelled with four other amazing guys from all over North America also travelling solo. Together, we went white water rafting, repelling down waterfalls, zip-trekking over the treetop canopies of the jungle, and explored one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. The people were amazing. The food was amazing. The adventures were unforgettable.

Check out the video and pictures from the trip below!

Pictures & video after the jump…

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For years, several friends of mine have been telling me that Thailand has been their favorite destination that they’ve travelled to – I now know why and find myself giving this country the same rave review. This past April, I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Thailand, experiencing a trip that I will never forget. The two weeks were split between four locations: (1) Phuket, (2) Chiang Rai, (3) Chiang Mai, and (4) Bangkok.

There are many ways to experience Thailand. In comparison to many other destinations, travellers tend to stay in Thailand for extended periods of time because it is relatively inexpensive and there really is so much to see and do in this culturally rich nation. If exploring isn’t on the menu, others may simply want to take in the paradise around them and spend the days on the beach with a refreshing beverage in hand. My experience was a bit of both.

Pictures and video from the trip after the jump…

TropOut: Chill, Party & Explore

In: Patrick, Totally GAY!, Travel & Leisure
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There are many different ways you can take “gaycation” these days. You have your gay cruises, circuit party festivals, prides, adventure travel, quaint bed & breakfasts getaways & plenty more. With all of these options to choose from, there has still been an opportunity for something different. That’s where TropOut comes in.

This past April, TropOut was launched and set in the beautiful paradise that is Phuket, Thailand. The event is described as “an exclusive week-long travel festival for gay travellers from all corners of the globe.” The week is build with balanced combination of of chilling, partying and exploring. I was fortunate enough to attend this event and had an incredible time. The week of fun in the sun was kicked off with a phenomenal welcome party on the beach headlined by Robin Schulz (“Waves, “Sugar,” “Prayer In C”). Throughout the week, TropOutters took part in pool parties, theme parties, speedboat island hopping, city excursions, cooking classes, and of course just chilled out and relaxed on the beach or pool side.

Pictures from my experience & details on the next TropOut location after the jump…

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I’ve never heard of the small Brazilian fishing village of Cumbuco, but for some reason I’m inclined to take a quick jaunt over there. Perhaps, it’s due to this sexy campaign shot by Gastohn Barrios to promote the resort, Hell & Heaven.

Based on the pics of Igor Castro, Marcos Kartezs, Thiago Zanini and Vinicius Guervich, I’d say the place is more heavenly than the former 😉 Check them out frolicking in the sand below.

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Well, about 6 friends owe me a coke: I managed to survive yet another PACKED weekend in Palm Springs for White Party 2016. I could start out by saying it was “bigger and better than ever” but I feel like beginning right away with the bangin’ men I met is a BIT gauche and I should probably spend some time talking about the actual event itself because it was definitely one for the books… not that ANYone was reading anything that weekend except maybe the messages in their blown up Grindr.

White Party Palm Springs 2016 MAY not have been the sunniest one on record, but it for sure was one of the hottest.

Click through to read the rest of my review of the parties!

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As you may or may not have ready in years past, I have been a huge fan of the biggest event of Spring: White Party Palm Springs. Not only is it a painful (to your tightening jeans) collection of some of the most carb starved and protein blasted, tan, beefcakes this side of Barcelona, but it’s a collection of amazing DJs and performers from yesterday and waiting still to explode. In past years we’ve seen the likes of Lady Gaga, Debbie Cox, and Ariana Grande, and this year will not disappoint as the latest and greatest little blond bombshell to hit the gays’ radar will be appearing: it’s Erika Jayne, bitch!

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Photo credit: www.whistler.com

Photo credit: www.whistler.com

For 24 years, Whister has been the proud host of one of the biggest and best LGBT ski weeks in North America. The week-long event is packed with plenty of events and activities.

After missing it the past two years, we’re excited to head back up to the amazing festival. Check out some of our suggestions on what to check out while in Whistler. It’s not all party events either :)

check out our suggestions after the jump

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According to the annual Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, Americans will spend about $74.34 on Halloween-related expenses. That’s slightly down from $77.52 last year. All and all, the total spending is expected to reach $6.9 billion this year. That’s a whole lot of candy, costumes and decorations.

To celebrate the spooky holiday, WalletHub crunched numbers to determine which US cities are the best and worst places to celebrate Halloween. Using 16 key metrics including weather forecasts, party tickets, safety, costume stores and more, the website ranked the 100 largest cities in the United States. Find out which cities fared the best and worst after their detailed research.

check out the best and the worst after the jump

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