Couple of Men – A Gay Travel Blog
Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2023: How gay-friendly is the World?
BERLIN: Gay travelers can use the Gay Travel Index 2023 to prepare for their gaycation. But which country ranks first? Where is it safe to travel to as a gay and LGBTQ+ traveler?
Road trip across the Florida Keys to Key West | A Gay Couple on the road
USA: On our road trip from Miami via the Florida Keys to Key West, we as a gay couple of men took a closer look at the LGBTQ+ friendly destination of the USA.
“Couple of Men” receiving the ITB LGBTQ+ Pioneer Award 2023 in Berlin
BERLIN: After receiving the Lonely Planet Award in 2021, this year, our blog Couple of Men was in the running for the prestigious ITB LGBTQ+ Pioneer Award 2023.
Our First Book: Couple of Men – Ein Männerpaar reist um die Welt
GERMANY: The first LGBTQ+ Travel Book Couple of Men – Ein Männerpaar reist um die Welt, giving insights into our lives as gay men, as a couple, and queer LGBTQ+ communities
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Zoological Edutainment
ORLANDO: Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the only Disney theme park that houses zoo-like attractions as well as rides and shows. We went on a gay-old adventure in search of the Pride mural and investigated how queer the animal kingdom actually is.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Immersive movie magic
ORLANDO: Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been given a huge overhaul, creating some of the best-themed theme park areas ever seen. And being two big gay Star Wars nerds, we just had to dive into that galaxy far, far away!
Magic Kingdom Park: a gay couple exploring Walt Disney World
ORLANDO: Join us on our Couple of Men adventure while we tell you all about the Disney Gay Days, Disney Pride Mural, and our other favorite queer things at Magic Kingdom Park!
Exciting! Amsterdam to host World Pride 2026 with the Motto “UNITY”
AMSTERDAM: This Friday, November 4, 2022, we receive wonderful, rainbow-colored news! Yes, it is now official: our adopted hometown Amsterdam will host World Pride 2026.
7 good reasons why KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is gay-friendly
AMSTERDAM: Since 2019, we’ve been traveling around the world with our partner airline KLM. Now it’s time for us to take a closer look at how gay-friendly KLM Royal Dutch Airlines actually is!
Gay Travel Blog Couple of Men
A German-Dutch gay couple, happily living the adventurous life together, eager to explore the world around us, from our favorite neighborhood restaurant to adventurous hiking trails into the mountains and exciting city trips around the globe.
We are Karl and Daan from the Gay Couple Travel Blog Couple of Men, and we’d like to inspire you to explore the world open-minded, respectful, and with a happy heart.
Karl & Daan.
13 Road Trip Highlights of the US-American South West
USA: Our road trip around California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. Gran Canyon, Zion National Park, Yosemite, San Francisco and LA – join us on our trip to the land of opportunity.
Gay Peru Adventure – llamas, Machu Picchu and a Rainbow Flag
PERU: For us, our Peru adventure meant learning more about the history of this South American country, which goes back much further than ‘just’ to the glorious Incas.
Rovos Rail Train Safari: Namibia to South Africa on Rails
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Our journey through rural inhabited Savannah regions, windy dunes and protected National Parks turned out to be one of our biggest gay travel adventures ever.
Happy Pride! With this international greeting, lesbians, gays, intersex and trans folks as well as queer people, as well as their friends and allies, are marching side by side demonstrating various LGBTQ+ Pride parades for equality, acceptance, and equal love. But what does PRIDE for the LGBTQ+ community actually mean and stand for? Why are we using the abbreviation LGBTQ+? And why is a Coming Out for queer people so important and really still necessary? We are giving answers to these and additional questions on our Gay Couple Travel Blog Couple of Men.
Universal’s Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, Florida | Review
ORLANDO: We stayed at the modern LGBTQ+ welcoming Aventura Hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort™ in Florida, located close to Universal’s Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios Florida.
Be Vedetta: Adult-only gay-friendly Relais & Glamping in Tuscany | Review
ITALY: Gay-friendly BeVedetta in Scarlino, Italy, located high up on a hill overlooking the sea, was just the right place to experience a gaycation, far away from the stress of everyday life.
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, Florida | Review
ORLANDO: We stayed at the LGBTQ+ friendly Review Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Florida, a premier resort hotel to Universal Studios Florida™, located close to the Universal CityWalk Orlando.
Review Design Hotel Aloft Munich, Germany
MUNICH: The 4-star hotel was our accommodation for the 4-days trip to Munich this summer with enough space to play games, to dance to DJ sets, and to work in an LGBTQ+ welcoming environment.
Klaus K Hotel Helsinki with Tom of Finland | Review
FINLAND: Before we start with our review of the gay-friendly Klaus K Hotel in Helsinki, we want to warn you, it is going to be a very sexy gay-friendly hotel article.
Explore New York City with The Bernic Hotel
NEW YORK: We must admit that New York his has been on our gay travel to-do list for a long time following in the footsteps of LGBTQ+ activists around the city of New York.
Queer Couple Stories
By sharing their stories, we get to understand the daily lives of couples that are running a business together, that are activists for freedom and equality together, that are facing everyday problems together or that simply are what they actually are, two people in love. This is why we use Queer Couple Stories on our Gay Couple Travel Blog Couple of Men to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ couples and their situations with the goal to change the perception and acceptance in our society. We want them to be seen – by sharing their stories.
Top 15 Gay Movies not to be missed at Roze Filmdagen 2023
AMSTERDAM: An extensive selection of international films, documentaries, and short films will be available for the queer community to watch, getting already in a Pride mood.
Top 10 Lesbian Movies not to be missed at Roze Filmdagen 2023
AMSTERDAM: We have teamed up with festival director Werner Borkes to pick our favorite lesbian movies of 2023 from around the world.
10 of the best LGBTQ+ travel books
WORLDWIDE: Need inspiration on where to travel next? Or you’re not sure which places are suitable for travelers from the LGBTQ+ community? LGBTQ+ travel books help lesbian, gay, trans, and queer travelers find inspiration and direction for planning their gaycation.
12 of the best LGBTQ+ books in English
WORLDWIDE: Our selection of the 12 best international LGBTQ+ books in English with lesbian, gay, transgender and queer community topics worldwide.
Top 10 Queer Movies at Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2022
AMSTERDAM: In 2022, the LGBTQ+ film festival Roze Filmdagen will be full of colorful movies, docus and short films. We selected the best 10 queer movies for you!
Top 15 Gay Movies at Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2022
AMSTERDAM: For the 25th edition of the queer film festival Roze Filmdagen, we teamed up with festival director Werner Borkes to choose our best gay movies of 2022.
LGBTQ+ Rights around the World >
Gay in Moldova: “Hate against LGBT is systematically instilled in people”
MOLDOVA: How safe and enjoyable is the life of the LGBTQ+ community in the Eastern European country? Sarah attended an online event organized to answer these questions…
Gay in Ukraine: The local LGBTQ+ Community Struggles for Visibility
UKRAINE: Sarah learned about the situation of the LGBTQ+ community in the Eastern European country at an online event organized specifically for activists and journalists.
Gay in Laos: The LGBTQ+ Community between Tolerance & Acceptance
LAOS: The Democratic People’s Republic of Laos also called Laos for short, has the reputation of being one of the most tolerant communist countries for the LGBTQ+ community.
Rejection & Violence: LGBTQ+ in Cambodia
CAMBODIA: Additionally to the two genders, male and female, Cambodia’s national language Khmer also knows the third gender kteuy, describing a person who has the physical characteristics of one gender but the behavior of the other.
Gay in Vietnam: Is the country turning into an ‘LGBTQ+ paradise’?
VIETNAM: Homosexuality was still described as a social evil by a national television broadcaster in 2002, comparable to prostitution and illegal gambling. Over the past years, the situation for the LGBT community in Vietnam has improved.
LGBTQ+ in Myanmar – A sin from a former life?
MYANMAR: …or Burma, still one of the most conservative countries in Southeast Asia, is also the country where life is anything but easy for LGBTQ+ people
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