Summer 2014

Our preview of sizzling LGBT destinations.



Acquiring a Taste for Cleveland During Gay Games 9

By Sarah Jaquay | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Heading to Cleveland for Gay Games 9? We hope you arrive with an appetite. EDGE's local correspondent offers insider tips on the city's best bites.

Fabulous in Frankfurt

By Jill Gleeson | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
With an LGBT population of 50,000, Frankfurt offers gay travelers much to love, including a notoriously lively, liberal outlook. Discover shopping, gay nightlife and culture, along with a moving tribute to the gay community during World War II.

Tel Aviv: Beaches, Boys and Beyond

By Gregory Kiep | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Whether you're looking for sexy beaches, posh accommodations or historical tours, Tel Aviv has established itself as one of the hottest LGBT destinations in the world.

3 Travel Safety Tips for LGBT Parents

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
International travel can expand your family's world view and create timeless memories, but acceptance of LGBT individuals and their families vary from state to state and country to country.

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.

5 Free Things to do in Anchorage, Alaska

By Mark Thiessen | Monday Jul 14, 2014
Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska's biggest city, there are plenty of free things to do.

Pink Lake Returns: The Ultimate Austrian Summer Party

By Matthew Wexler | Friday Jul 11, 2014
The international LGBT community will once again be flocking to Austria's gorgeous Lake Woerthersee August 28-31 for Pink Lake, a frolicking weekend of parties, hot guys and gals, drag queens and outdoor adventures.

Vermont's Gay Oasis :: Frog Meadow

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Vermont's Frog Meadow is billed as "A country bed & breakfast and massage oasis for men." Having been there myself, this EDGE correspondent can say that it's all that, and more.

Norfolk, VA: Long, Hard and Full of Seamen

By David Perry | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
Looking for a budget-minded beach bumming location? Several serene towns along the Atlantic offer it all, with a dash of the rainbow flag thrown in for color.

Orpheus in Leather: Amsterdam’s Fetish Club Scene

By Jill Gleeson | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
We cracked the whip and sent a writer to check out Amsterdam’s leather scene. This is what we discovered...

A Wilde Adventure Awaits

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Are you looking for an immersive gay travel experience beyond rainbow flags and Pride parades? Oscar Wilde Tours launches the ultimate gay-centric getaway to Dublin, London and Paris.

Key West: A 20-Something Discovers the ’Conch Republic’

By Douglas Baulf | Monday Jun 23, 2014
What happens when EDGE sends a millennial to Florida’s epicenter for clothing-optional beach frolicking? Read to find out.

Wave Riders: Gay Surf Week Arrives in Costa Rica

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Beach season extends beyond the summer as Tamarindo, Costa Rica hosts Gay Surf Week November 8-15, 2014.

New Website Promotes LGBT Family Travel

By Robert Israel | Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
GayFamilyTrips.com is tapping into the growing market of LGBT family-friendly travel. The new site brings together travel information, advice and ideas for gay families written by gay family travelers themselves.

Luxury and Local Adventure in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
From mariachi bands, margaritas and mahi mahi, Mexico’s Pacific Coast boasts an array of visual and culinary feasts.

Taking a Bite Out of Boston Pride

By Kelsy Chauvin | Monday Jun 9, 2014
Headliners Mary Lambert and Alex Newell may be chewing up the Pride stage, but Boston has proven in recent years that its gastronomic delights and city highlights can heartily compete with Pride-centric cities around the globe.

72 Hours: A Culinary Adventure in Charleston

By EDGE | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Three days. How much could you take on of one of the South’s most delectable cities? EDGE has mapped out 72 hours worth of eating. We’d say pace yourself, but there will be no time for that.

Zurich Pride and Discovering Switzerland’s LGBT Culture

By EDGE | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
Switzlerland’s long tradition of LGBT heritage comes to the forefront at Zurich’s annual Pride celebration.

Chaos and Community: Embracing Mumbai and Goa, India

By Kelsy Chauvin | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
EDGE contributor Kelsy Chauvin goes on an epic adventure to India and discovers one of the most exciting journeys of a lifetime.

Aloha! Honolulu Gets Its Gay On

By David Perry | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
It is a foregone conclusion that Hawaii has a headlock on weddings and honeymoons. The beaches are perfect. The water is perfect. The weather is perfect. Even when it rains, it is perfect. And Honolulu? Well... that’s beyond perfection.