Welcome to Insider Out Travel, a blog about LGBT travel written by LGBT tourism professionals. Travel the globe and gain insight into the tourism industry (with a gay twist), brought to you by the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TBEX Opens in Athens, Greece

Hosted in exciting locations, TBEX is a unique event for travel bloggers with all levels of experience and the tourism organizations who want to connect with them. TBEX teaches bloggers the latest blogging, digital content creation and online marketing strategies, including social media and video marketing, and helps them learn to develop their brand to attract matching sponsors.
TBEX's next event unfolds in Athens 23-25 October. IGLTA participated in the conference for the first time last month during the North American edition in Cancun, Mexico and is looking forward to building on that relationship in 2015 to better connect our members with bloggers and travel companies within the TBEX network.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ready for TBEX?

TBEX Cancun is just getting started. If you're joining IGLTA at this year's event, here’s the information you’ll need to get the most out of your time. And remember, use #LGTBEX while you're there! 
TBEX is one of the largest gatherings of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators, and social media savvy travel industry professionals in the world.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Surf, Yoga and Whales in Santa Catarina

By Brazil Ecojourneys

Santa Catarina, in South Brazil, is a secret Brazilians kept for many years. Known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate it has grown in recent years as a gay and lesbian-friendly destination.

Praia do Rosa, on the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina, is famous in Brazil for its perfect waves, its rustic-chic guesthouses and restaurants and for receiving the visit of the Southern right whales in winter.

Due to its shape, the half-moon bay of Rosa is considered a “Disneyland” for surfers, as there is always an option for good surfing, independently of wind or swell direction. Winter sometimes brings big swells that attract pro surfers, but most of the year it offers good conditions for all abilities.

Adding to that, there is Capitão David: surf coach and owner of the oldest local surf school, established in Rosa since 1995. The Captain, as he is known by his more than 13,000 student/friends, is a friendly character that has taught generations of beginners and trained some serious surfers. His first lesson can last hours and it will teach you more than any other surf school ever did! For experienced surfers there is the chance to tour the nearby beaches searching for the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local. 

To make your visit even more special, you might have a very close encounter with one of the gentle giants of the seas, the Southern right whale.

For information on the Santa Catarina LGBT Surf Camp, click here.