This month, Pride celebrations are happening all across the country and around the world, and there’s never been a better time for a gay traveler to go out there and explore.
If you’re someone who’s looking to do some Pride-themed traveling and don’t know where to begin, there’s no need to look any further than Adam4Adam. We’ve got five tips to share with you so you can finally go out there and explore.
1. Decide on the kind of trip you want
Pride celebrations are as varied as the cities and countries they’re held in. Some are more of a party whole some are more of a protest. Some are family-friendly while some are definitely not. Will you be traveling along, with friends, or with family? Decide on these questions first so you can make an intelligent choice when you pick the locations you’ll be visiting and the activities you’ll be taking part in.
2. Come up with a schedule and stick to it
This mostly applies to those who will be traveling with their family. Pride celebrations now have a whole range of activities that include ones that the whole family can enjoy, but some of those family-friendly activities may not be whole day affairs. Coming up with a schedule that everyone follows ensures that every member of the family gets to enjoy different aspects of Pride during the trip.
3. Check out which establishments have Pride-related deals
More and more establishments are recognizing the power of the pink dollar, and will probably offer deals that are only available during Pride. Once you’ve decided on a city or country to go to, find out about these kinds of establishments first so you get more bang for your buck.
4. Pick accommodations that are LGBTQ-owned or LGBTQ-friendly
This goes hand-in-hand with tip #3. These hotels will most definitely have Pride-related deals in place. Even better, they’ll probably have more in-depth knowledge of the city’s LGBTQ community and can probably come up with unique tours and activities that the gay traveler will enjoy. There’s also the added security and peace of mind knowing that you’re staying with “family.”
5. Support restaurants and businesses owned by LGBTQ
Eating at restaurants owned by members of the LGBTQ community or buying products from LGBTQ businesses is one way of helping out a city’s LGBTQ community during Pride. As these businesses probably sponsor and fund the different Pride celebrations happening around the city, you’re making sure that they continue that support year after year.
Of course, these tips are just to start with. To all of our Adam4Adam blog readers who are also experienced travelers, do you have any other tips to share? Tells us all about it in the comments section below!