Skyscanner Gayography 101: A Guide to the World’s Lesser-Known Gay Destinations

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Tired of the obvious, gay vacation destinations? It’s time to discover the newest gaycation hot spots from around the world, courtesy of Skyscanner.

With more and more cities hosting Gay Pride celebrations and Expedia launching its own gay travel website last week, the popularity of gaycations has never been greater. Skyscanner highlights a few of the lesser-known, up-and-coming gay destinations.

Pride Torbay, South Devon, England
Brighton may be the gay capital of the UK, but England’s coastline is also home to Torbay. During Pride Torbay (June 11-13), stay at the brand new “first and only gay resort in the U.K.”: Key West in Torquay. Check out the latest London flight deals, grab a rental car and you’re on your way.

Pride Northwest, Portland, OR
With the election of Sam Adams in 2008, Portland became the largest city in the U.S. to have an openly gay mayor. This year’s Pride (June 19-20) features award-winning 78-year-old local drag queen Darcelle, as the Grand Marshal.

GLOSSI Pride Parade, Salt Spring Island, BC
Visit stunning Salt Spring Island, BC, during the GLOSSI (Gays & Lesbians of Salt Spring Island) Pride Parade, September 09 -12. Find airfare deals to Vancouver and choose from many gay-owned/operated hotels -including the recently renovated Salt Spring Inn.

Orgullo LGTB 2010, Mallorca, Spain
Instead of visiting the same-old gay scene in Barcelona, check out the happenings in Mallorca during Orgullo LGBT Pride 2010, June 26. Take advantage of some of the great, cheap flights to Europe this season and make your home-base the ‘first gay hotel on Mallorca’; Hotel Rosamar in El Torreno.

Pride Month, Brisbane, Australia
Historically conservative, Brisbane has blossomed into a fantastically liberal and friendly destination for the LGBT community. With many more places to go, and 300 days of sunshine, Fortitude Valley offers a lot of entertainment and socializing opportunities for those LGBT travelers who are looking for a calmer alternative to Sydney.

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