20 Worst Places to Travel if You Are Gay

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one of several countries that punishes same-sex activity with death.  If you were thinking of seeing deserts, dunes, camels, and handsome sheiks, Saudi Arabia is not the place to visit with your same-sex partner.  Other punishments include fines, prison terms, or whipping.  Serious whipping.  The Saudi attitude stems from Arab tribal customs and an extremely conservative form of Islam called Wahhabi Islam.

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Interested in checking out a country in Central America?  Don’t bother with Honduras; try somewhere else.  Although same-sex activity is legal, there is a ban against the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, thanks to a change in the country’s constitution in 2005.  But that’s not the biggest problem – that dubious honor belongs to the rise in LGBT hate crimes in Honduras since 2009.  Murders are common, so stay away from Honduras.

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The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced key-ee-bahs) is a small island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  It’s paradise, boasting beautiful aquamarine water, coral reefs, lagoons, wildlife, and friendly people.  Unless you happen to be a gay couple — especially male.

Male same-sex activity is illegal: you will face up to 14 years in prison if caught.  Female same-sex activity is not illegal, but lesbians might still face violence.

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11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.