Gone are the days when city tours were only for top tourist attractions. Today, there’s a tour for every niche, and travelers are increasingly seeking them out to help orient themselves to new cities with immersive entertainment and education. With LGBTQ+ issues at the forefront of many cultural conversations, and LGBTQ+ history finally beginning to be researched and acknowledged, LGBTQ+ history tours are popping up in major cities worldwide, including Vancouver.
offers an extensively researched and entertainingly presented LGBTQ2+ history tour of the city starting with First Nations two-spirit history (if you’re not Canadian, that’s the “2” you may not have recognized from “LGBTQ2+”) and reaching present day. Unlike many similarly billed tours, actually includes every letter (and number) of the acronym, widening the appeal and acknowledging all members of the community. Guide and creator Glenn Tkach, clad entirely in pink from head to toe (yes, that includes hat and shoes), provides three hours of enlightenment on a tour that will quickly orient you to areas of Vancouver you’ll want to visit during your stay, including Davie Village, the six-block gayborhood located in the West End. Look out for the world’s first permanent rainbow crosswalks where you’ll surely want to take a selfie (and no one blames you).
Although the end of this year’s hurricane season is fast approaching, there is still a chance a few of these dangerous ocean storms may pummel through coastal states with the potential to destroy a vacation. See below for a few ways to prepare yourself (and your trip) for a possible tropical storm.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
It can be difficult, loving beer and fitness and health at the same time. After all, beer has few, if any, health benefits. Is it possible to blend the two, so you’re never losing out? According to Athletic Brewing, it’s totally possible. Athletic Brewing claims it’s “changing the game by providing beer lovers with a way to live a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the rich, complex flavors of craft beer.”
While the United States has some seriously haunted cities, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K.’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international getaway.