The island of Cyprus has a surprisingly large following among gay travelers, though you might find it lacking a gay scene. An abundance of beautiful beaches, friendly locals and excellent shopping opportunities are what truly make the island nation shine.
With dozens of beaches dotting the shoreline, it can be hard to decide which to enjoy. Luckily, there are a few that cater specifically to the LGBTQ+ crowd. Pissouri is a popular spot on the western side of the island, while Governer Beach dominates the southern gay scene, just a 20-mile drive outside of Limassol. Kermia Beach on the eastern shores is almost exclusively gay and is located right next to Hotel Kermia.
When it comes to nightlife, Secrets Freedom Club in Larnarca is one of the more popular LGBTQ+ joints on the island. It’s a large venue with live music and plenty of bodies on the dance floor. On the western side of the island in Paphos you’ll find Different Bar, which, as the name implies, brings in a more quirky crowd of LGBTQ+ locals and travelers.
As for accommodations, homosexuality is legal throughout the island so you won’t have trouble finding a comfortable place to rest your head. More upscale resorts can be found in the towns of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos, but there’s something to be said for the quieter villages along the shores as well. Overall, Cyprus is a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community and continues to grow in popularity among travelers, to the point it now hosts its own Pride festival every year.
Do you like fireworks? If you do, then you may have to check out Germany’s ultimate celebration of pyro-technics. European countries are known for their love of fireworks on New Year’s Eve, or any anniversary celebration, in fact. Fireworks are more accepted as a casual pastime in Europe than they are in the United States. That said, there is nothing like the unbridled celebration that is the Berlin Pyronale.
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Durango, Colorado, is a hotbed of outdoor adventures, bringing in travelers from all over the world to experience its abundance of adrenaline-fueled activities. Whether you’re a fan of hiking or biking, there’s something to keep you busy in this exciting little town.
The Spanish region of Galicia sets itself apart for many reasons, like its vistas of the Atlantic from its perch in northwestern Spain right above Portugal. Its cliffs of Cape Finisterre are the end of the world or were thought to be by the Romans. The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail runs through this region, as well. The landscape is beyond comparison as is the food.
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When visiting Germany you will want to throw yourself into the land’s traditional cuisine. And why not? Try the sauerkraut and dumplings, the cheese spaetzle and beer. Go for it! But while you are there you will also want to sample some of the foods that made in-roads into Germany over the last decades. The variety is pretty amazing and involves a good amount of Turkish food, as well as Japanese. Depending on the city or region in which you find yourself, signature dishes will vary and this is by no means an exhaustive list, but stay with us because the German food scene is pretty diverse.