With the swimmers at the dry cleaners, take a break from the bronzed beauties at the beach and expand your mind, and your friendship circle, with these cultural vacay highlights and gay group tours around the world.
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Visit the home of the Pope and all things secretiveremind him that Italy made same-sex sex legal in 1890! Learn the secrets they want to keep in the closet on a gay tour of the Vatican (yes, this is really a thing)
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Blow your mind in Peru on this nine-day adventuresweat your way along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, be serenaded by the sounds of the Amazon, explore the cute cobbled streets of Cusco, and check out the local talent in Lima with its vibrant gay night spots.
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Explore the stunning coastline at your own pace – top down and the wind through your hair Thelma & Louise style. Stay at the clothing-optional gay Turtle Cove Resort, take a Great Barrier Reef tour, and explore Daintree EcoLodge for an Aboriginal history lessonyes sir!
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Prepare to get wet! Adrenaline junkies need only apply. Nature, wildlife, beaches, and stunning waterfalls – all at Central America’s most gay-friendly destination! And those men! You’ll definitely be suffering from Latin fever when you return home.
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We all need a little “breathe in, breathe out”and Cambodia is just the cure. The country has no record of any anti-gay laws (ever) as well as many fascinating sites to explore, the most popular being Angkor Wat. Visit at lunchtime to avoid the swarming crowds. Stop by the capital Phnom Penh for its fun night spots, palaces, and museums.
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Home to the world’s first openly gay government leader, you’ll get a warm welcome in the land of rugged coastlines and adrenaline packed activities. With exploding geysers, the healing Blue Lagoon, and endless awesome scenery, Iceland is on the rise and a great destination to enjoy all year round. Visit from November to March for the best chance to see the Northern Lights.
Special thanks to Oliver Broad from travel agency RB Collection for giving us the low-down.