All posts by Justin Ocean

Justin Ocean was born and raised in the city of lesser sin, Reno, Nevada, but thanks to jet-set parents he’s been globetrotting since he was but a babe. From seeing tanks rumble down Moscow streets during the collapse of the Soviet Union to hindu worshippers sticking hooks through their backs outside Kuala Lumpur, for him, the more rich and intense the experience the better—although prime time on a sandy beach is never undervalued. A Harvard grad and former editor of The Out Traveler and editor-in-chief of Next Magazine, Justin calls Manhattan home and looks forward to living the double-agent lifestyle with his new Polish passport. Wherever he is, you can find him by the street food.
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Wilde Travels Launch 10-Perfect Off

When you think of “Gay Travel” certainly gay cruises, circuit parties, or clothing-optional guesthouses come to mind. But what about the ancient city of Varanasi? The Zambezi or Victoria Falls in the heart of Africa? Or a spiritual retreat high in the mountains of Tibet? Newly launched Wilde Travels... Read More

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Marriott LGBT Campaign Pride

Pride is upon us. Wherever you hope to travel this summer, chances are you’ll be crossing paths with (or joining) a rowdy parade of L, G, B, and Ts flaunting what they got. So why not save some money while you’re at it? Or make Pride the reason for... Read More

Lords New York Pride Takeover Hotel On Rivington

For a property that’s already redefined the “gay hotel” genre from cruisy all-male clothing-optional inns to a more snappy, design-driven all-inclusive affair, Lords South Beach is now staging what might be an industry first: a hotel takeover-pop-up at the hyper-modern Hotel on Rivington, just in time for New... Read More

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Out Escapes Gay Travel Flash Sales Events

Saving money: a trend that just won’t quit. And although pop culture tells us gays are the trendiest of the lot [buffs fingers on shirt], they’ve only just now got into the crowded flash sale game. Launching today with three week-long sales, Out Escapes carves a members-only gay niche... Read More

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Fleet Week New York City Hotel Deals

As dependable as the swallows of Capistrano, and quite possibly as majestic, there’s no surer sign that Spring has sprung (as well as your libido) than the annual invasion of our Men in White. For those of in you New York City – or fans of Sex in the... Read More

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Pride Package Stay Hilton Go Out

Does the trill of a songbird remind you of a diva crescendoing against a dance beat? Is that eruption of color in a bed of tulips conjure images of an unfurled rainbow flag? It’s official: You’ve got Pride fever. And Hilton Hotels has the cure with their new “Stay... Read More

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Sean Dorsey

Despite what our grandparents and old Hollywood romances try to convince, finding a soulmate wasn’t all soft lighting and sharing milkshakes at soda fountains. If you were gay or lesbian in the first half of the century, dating, let alone marriage, was all but a pipe dream. So as... Read More

Sydney Gay Lesbian Mardi Gras Stream

Not one of the 20,000 international travelers that are flying in for Oz’s greatest, gayest event of the year, Sydney Mardi Gras (née Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras)? Well, dry those eyes with your yet-to-be-used boa: You can still shake your booty with the best of ‘em and... Read More

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Gay Turkey Out Adventures Comfort Valentines Sale

How’s this for some V-Day love: Gay tour operator Out Adventures is releasing spots on five of its top exotic group trips for a ridiculous discount. If you’re a couple traveling together, it’s BOGO, baby (Buy One, Get One Free), and if you’re a single, it’s 40% off —... Read More

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As far as 2012 travel trends go, river cruising is right up there, so there’s no surprise that the gays are all over it. And although it may be one of seven LGBT tour operators chartering groups aboard European riverboats this summer, newly founded Brand g is the only... Read More

(C) Gay Village, Rome 2011 Resized

Before Miami Beach Gay Pride takes over Ocean Drive in April, the 12th Annual Winter Party Festival rolls into town for three days of dancing under the sun (held March 2–4, 2012). Consider it an amped-up amuse-bouche for the celebratory fundraising season; the events benefit local Miami–Dade LGBT organizations... Read More

Ty-Lör Pop Up Dinner Gay NYC Event

Something tasty this way comes: Whether you’re an avid fan of Top Chef or looking for a unique night out, former Butt magazine mustached gay pinup and celebuchef Ty-Lör Boring is popping up shop in NYC’s Nolita neighborhood with T.B.D. Restaurant. The dinners-only engagement will last for just six... Read More

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Miami Beach Gay Pride Cruise Norwegian Sky

Miami’s LGBT scene will be sizzling come spring. First up on the docket, the Miami Beach Pride, held on April 15 this year, will be bringing buzz back to the Deco District. Last year’s event saw 40,000 people march down Ocean Drive, making it the largest single-day event in... Read More

Renaissance Hotel Out in DC Gay Package

Politics are heatin’ up, making it prime time to school yourself at the source with a visit to our nation’s capital – and not just because Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is here. With its bevy of (mostly free) museums, a burgeoning food and cocktail scene, and nightlife that doesn’t suck... Read More

Out in AC Gay Weekend Harrahs Loft Party

While it’s only a week till the 2012 Miss America Pageant (apparently neither a gay porn scandal nor a move to Vegas can keep the glamour down), it’s what’s happening one week later at the drag’d up tribute/spoof Miss’d America Pagaent in Atlantic City that we really care about.... Read More