Travel Inspiration

Toronto for foodies

Food for thought
Toronto, Canada

What exactly is Canadian food? It’s hard to get past the stereotypes of crispy bacon and maple syrup – after that I’m stumped when it comes to deciphering Canuc...

Take a hike
Bariloche, Argentina

I blinked hard and rubbed my eyes. I had just woken from a cat nap in the car just as we pulled into the Patagonian town of Bariloche. Had I somehow teleported ...
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Skye’s the limit
Isle of Skye, Scotland

“European railways were built for the war effort, you see. So they’re straight, efficient, orderly. Whereas, ours were built by a hodgepodge of Victorian indust...
Kayaking in Stockholm, Sweden

Water boy
Stockholm, Sweden

Water, water everywhere. Not much of a surprise as central Stockholm is built on fifteen islands. So you’ll see why life on the water is pretty integral to the ...
West Hollywood, California

Where’s Dorothy?
West Hollywood, USA

Yes, I’m a friend of Dorothy. I learnt the true meaning of this phrase on my recent visit to West Hollywood. Nothing to do with the Wizard of Oz it seems – but ...
Patrick Duffy's Tasmania, Australia

Best kept secret
Tasmania, Australia

Clear across the other side of the world lies a destination we have often longed to venture to – Tasmania. There’s a thrilling sense of adventure when one think...
Martin Perry's Vancouver

Ahead of the couve
Vancouver, Canada

As the patchwork of small islands that form the coast surrounding Vancouver slowly dissolve behind the clouds, my heart grows a little heavy with sadness. Just ...
Temples Bali, Martin Perry

Good God
Bali, Indonesia

I’ve come to know Bali as a land of many aliases – and they’re all somewhat spiritual – ‘Island of the Gods’, ‘Land of a Thousand Temples’, ‘Morning of the Worl...
Sao Paulo, Brazil

O Jeintinho Paulistano
Sao Paulo, Brazil

At the very mention of Brazil, you’d be excused if your mind is suddenly filled with vividly stereotypic images of tanned, chiselled, ripped-torsoed male-models...
Art on Stockholm's Subway system

Beneath the surface
Stockholm, Sweden

I’m stood on the platform at Stadion TBana (metro) station, beneath a giant mural of a rainbow. For a split second I felt the gayest I ever have – and proudly s...
South West Tokyo, Japan

Wade in Japan
Tokyo, Japan

On a recent trip to Tokyo, I found myself navigating the city's South Western shrines to retail enlightenment. Quite possibly the most eclectic and hip parts of...
Taipei, Taiwan

The art of the city
Taipei, Taiwan

There is nothing more tragic than being born a natural flâneur in the wild west of the UK. It is a dismal world of corrugated iron and cow shit. I looked at the...
The big dream, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The big dream
Chiang Mai, Thailand

“A proper elephant skincare routine is an important part in ensuring its well being. It relieves the animal of distressing skin ailments and allo...
Zack goes to Rock Camp

Whole lotta love
Las Vegas, USA

It’s like a dream come true. What better backdrop for indulging your most insane celebrity fantasies than Las Vegas? The concept: play on stage with your rock ’...
Borja Pena by Cathal o'Brien, London, United Kingdom

Streets of London
London, United Kingdom

I love London. Come on, I left one of the world’s most thriving cities, Madrid, to come here. Well OK, saying I ‘left’ Madrid is underselling the story of my pa...
Rainbow Street Art, Montreal, Canada

Taking Pride
Montreal, Canada

About a decade ago, a friend handed me a DVD of a Canadian gay movie, 'Mambo Italiano', charting the adventures of a young gay Italian man trying to break tradi...

Queen of the bush
Kruger, South Africa

Singita Lebombo came highly recommended by a dear friend. His words ring through my head as I transit in JoBurg, not sure what to expect. All would come cl...
Tree Hotel, Harrads near Lulea

Come to light
Swedish Lapland, Sweden

Swedish Lapland is one of the planet’s most magical destinations – and it is beautiful all year round. It is easily the most gay-welcoming place in the world to...
Parlans, SoFo, Sodemalm, Stockholm, Sweden

Fika date
Stockholm, Sweden

There are two things I love that I know are bad for me when in abundance. Ok, you got me, there are more than just two things; but in this particular case, I’m ...
Long Boating in Phuket, Thailand

Going afloat
Phuket, Thailand

At a certain point during my family’s annual vacation at the beach, my professorial father would grow weary of body-surfing the waves with his three hyperactive...