20 Worst Places to Travel if You Are Gay

Samoa

The Independent State of Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa, is not to be confused with American Samoa.  It’s a great place: Robert Louis Stevenson must have liked it, because he lived there from 1889 until his death in 1894.  With its beaches, crystal clear water, turtles, and volcanoes, what’s not to like?

Well, the fact that same-sex activity is illegal is one thing not to like.  Interestingly, being transgender is not: a third gender called “fa’afafine” is a part of Samoan culture.

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Moldova

The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, wedged between Ukraine and Romania.  Moldova has a long history and is home to some very interesting things to see like cathedrals, castles, museums, vineyards, and much more.  But same-sex couples might want to think twice about visiting Moldova.  Since the fall of the Soviet Union, this tiny country has been hurt by its human rights violations.

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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.