Our favorite gay travel apps
Being recently geoliberated – yep, our term – we’re currently consumed with gay travel apps to aid our gay travel. Here are our favorites and the planner that helps us plan more gay travel.
Gay travel apps to travel more and spend less
Walk into any room filled with a gaggle of gays and the conversation inevitably turns to gay travel. Whether in the middle of summer or dead of winter, we have a penchant for cruising the world – you know what we mean. Stuck in sweltering traffic or scraping ice off your windows, aren’t you wishing you could click your heels and ride a rainbow to that sunny beach across the pond?
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When bath salts just won’t do, technology can help. Below are seven tips; websites and apps (16 total) that will lower your gay travel costs.
Our 9 favorite gay travel apps
The gay travel apps discussed
As important ask finding the best pricing and seating and eating and meeting is planning. Planning your gay travel is an important key to successful gay traveling. Download your copy here.
1. Gay travel apps, Grindr, Scruff and Hornet
Hook up apps can be used for more than hooking up. In fact, Scruff has a new feature that lets you meet other gays in other locations to just be friends. Wonders never cease! For more on how to use these apps for more than sex, listen to this episode of Queer Money™.
2. Rome2Rio and SkyScanner are to other gay travel apps
Rome2Rio maps the most efficient and cheapest routes to get from point A to point B. If you’re in Brussels and want to get to get to Cape Town, Rome2Rio will get you there. Another favorite for the LGBTQ traveler is Skyscanner. Skyscanner searches the sky for the cheapest flights to get from one location to the next. It relies completely on algorithms to find flights and not its relationship to airlines, so its recommendations are unbiased.
3. CheapFlightsFreak.com and Jet Setter great travel sites
These sites keep you posted on hot deals on places and airfare to all the places your lusting to wander.
4. RetailMeNot is one of many that can be used as gay travel apps
When booking hotel rooms, airline tickets or rental cars, there’s usually a field on the site to add a discount code near where you provide your credit card information. For your pending vacation, find one for your hotel stay, airline ticket and car rental. Discounts range from a few dollars to 40% off. Retail Me Not also offers vouchers for free meals at hotels and bonus reward points and miles for hotels and airlines.
5. You know Misterb&b is one of many popular gay travel apps
Misterb&b is gay Airbnb. We recently used Misterb&b to travel our way through Ireland and Spain for a month. Here’s what we learned. Book Misterb&b in advance. Real-time booking was a real time-suck. Also, the more reviews on your profile you have, the more likely and quickly you’ll be approved. Finally, it’s not always in your best interest to tell the host you’re in a relationship or married. We’re not sure hosts were looking for sex, but we noticed several conversations shut down as soon as we told the hosts we’re hitched.
6. Ebab.com is a gay b&b site
“Enjoy Bed & Breakfast.” Ebab was the very first gay travel site, originally founded in 1996 when queer rights weren’t what they are today. Ebab was founded on the principle that “everyone has the right to travel freely and without discrimination.”
7. Home Around the World, HomeExchange and LGHEI are good for exchanges and swaps
These sites make home swapping or staying with strangers easier. They expand your destination options and provide the benefits of a free place to stay. Plus, with Home Around the World and LGHEI, you get the security of staying with or in a home where you feel safer.
8. DocuBank and LifeLink are great travel security tools
Electronically store official and legal documents, including healthcare directives, emergency medical information and marriage licenses to make them easily accessible from anywhere in the world when you need them.
9. U.S. State Dept. LGBTQ travel info, Equaldex.com, 72crimes.com are LGBTQ safety resources
Despite the progress we’ve made in the last 20 years, homophobia still exists. Even the U.S. State Department publishes a useful page with LGBTQ travel information.
Other sites to visit when planning your LGBTQ travels are Equaldex.com, which shares LGBTQ rights and news from all around the world. 76crimes.com reports on the LGBTQ news from the 76+ countries in the world where homosexuality is still illegal.
Again, planning is the best first step when planning gay travel, and this is the best planner.