GERMANY: Back to the roots! It always feels like a journey back in time when we are visiting Karl’s family in Eastern Germany. Not only because of the baroque beauty of Dresden’s architectural monuments including the Zwinger, the Castle of Dresden, or the uncountable art treasures in the museums of the Eastern German City. But also because it was Karl’s home town where he came out of the closet, got in touch with the local LGBTQ+ community, and started to play Volleyball in the European Gay League.
Our Top Highlights Best Photos Gay Couple Travel Vietnam – a diary of our first trip together outside Europe to Asia. As tourists of the world before we started to write our gay couple travel blog, we had an exciting time in Vietnam. The country with history charged traditions starting as a part of the Chinese Empire, the French colonization, the Japanese occupation, and the two-states solution often ended up in a war inside Vietnam or with its international neighbors and allies. After the well-known Vietnam War between North and South Vietnam by involving the United States of America until 1975, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as a still existing socialist country developed into a worldwide accepted republic with international trade and tourism. And of course, a beautiful nature, heartwarming friendly people and unique cultural treasures all over united Vietnam. With a full itinerary and two filled backpacks, we started our adventure visiting Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), the Vietnamese capital Hanoi with a 3-days luxury cruise expedition around the Halong Bay and some last days at the wide beaches of Phu Quoc.
A Gay Couple City Weekend Amsterdam Netherlands – the Dutch capital means home for Karl and Daan. Especially in Spring and Summertime the city of canals, Grachten, bikes, and cheese is a place full of excitement close to nature and water. Beside the main mass tourist attractions and sights, the gay couple would like to share what you can do during a (short) stay in Amsterdam. This is their Gay Couple City Weekend Amsterdam. Read about their top picks like Stedelijk Museum, a private boat tour, EYE Film Museum, A’DAM Lookout Tower, dinner at Cantinetta and more.
Our Top 10 Gay Traveler Christmas Gift Ideas – The time of love and light has come as we are coming closer and closer to the end of the year. But before we celebrate the new year, Christmas is here with self-made cookies, brushwood decorations and Christmas songs everywhere. That means it is time for Christmas shopping and surprises planning for all our loved ones! Every year again, we are hoping to find the right presents for our partners, friends, and family to surprise them on Christmas Eve.
The colorful story of our Highlights Jasper Pride Festival Rainbow Parade Marmot Basin 2017 in Alberta, Canada – One of our biggest destination dreams came true: Canada! we traveled to the province of Alberta to attend the 8th edition of the unique Jasper Pride Festival 2017 with a very special highlight: the gay pride parade on the ski hill of the Canadian Ski Resort Marmot Basin. It was amazing to be part of four fantastic, rainbow colored days in the middle of Jasper National Park with an unbelievable supportive (not only) LGBTQ community. We fell in love with the family-like atmosphere of Jasper during the great events all over town center and at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with the magnificent Rocky Mountains as the perfect backdrop.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Alberta Canada gay-friendly – Over 100 years of accommodation history located right at Lake Beauvert at Jasper National Park seems to be perfect as our “home” during Jasper Pride Festival. The Jasper Park Lodge, an over 2,3 square kilometer huge mountain resort in the middle of Jasper National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), is an all-year-round 4-star lodge with restaurants, pool, and SPA area all with incredible mountain views. The gay-friendly stuff, a remarkable rustical but comfortable atmosphere and the proximity to nature and wildlife of Jasper National Park in Canada made the Fairmont Jasper Park lodge a perfect basis for a gay travel to the Rocky Mountains and Jasper town.
Same-Sex Marriage Austria – For many of you, and even for us, this great news coming from Austria feel like an early Christmas present, especially for the LGBTQ+ community of the European country Austria. The Constitutional Court of Austria decided today that by the beginning of 2019 same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in the alpine country. After Germany this summer, the next European country will get marriage equality, although some time and patience is still needed.