20 Worst Places to Travel if You Are Gay


It’s hard to add Egypt to this list.  The Giza Pyramids: the only “Ancient Wonder of the World” still standing; Luxor; Karnak; the Valley of the Kings; Abu Simbel; the Nile River; the coral reefs of the Red Sea – it’s a country with a lot to offer.  It is estimated that between 10% and 12% of the population is gay; however, it’s illegal.  And 95% of the population thinks that society should not accept same-sex activities. (You do the math on that one.)

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Qatar Airlines is one of the best airlines in the world.  Their hub is Doha, the capital of Qatar, a small country in southwest Asia.  You might be tempted to check out Qatar while passing through Doha.  Probably not a great idea.  Same-sex activity between males and between females is illegal in Qatar.  There is no recognition of same-sex marriage or civil unions.  Harassment and discrimination are common.

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Aleksandar Kamasi / Shutterstock.com


The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a small country on the northern mainland of South America.  It would be a wonderful place to visit with its beaches, waterfalls, and colonial capital of Georgetown.  Except for one very important fact: it is the only country in South America where same-sex activity it illegal.  Prison terms range from a few years to life imprisonment.  Forget Guyana.  Go to Rio!

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American City Guide: New Orleans

New Orleans has a reputation as one of the most fun cities in the United States. Nicknamed “The Big Easy”, most tourists come to New Orleans during Carnival, a raucous outdoor festival that celebrates the beginning of the somber Lenten season. If you manage to get beyond Bourbon Street, there’s a vibrant city just waiting…

American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.