Further Afield was born out of the desire to create a collection of places to stay where every traveller was welcome regardless of their gender identity .

The collection has broadened over the years but at its root remains a commitment to providing the gay traveller with details on gay friendly hotels and accommodation, plus some other really useful stuff, like:

  • guides to gay friendly cities and other destinations
  • in our Wedding and celebrations collection are venues for gay weddings and other events which you can be assured will welcome you and your friends with the same warm welcome they show everyone
  • our blog has plenty of stories and posts about the experiences of other gay (and straight) travellers, giving you an extra insight into the places they have visited

So, wherever you decide to travel to with Further Afield you can be sure of a truly inclusive welcome – all you need to worry about is how to get there and what to pack!

From the blog

Romantic Cottages for Two

Escaping somewhere designed for two makes for a romantic trip away. Open fires, comfy beds, even hot tubs.. check out our pick of romantic cottages for two in the UK.  Hollyhock Cottage, nr Looe, Cornwall Let the stresses of everyday life disappear at this idyllic stone cottage for two. Located on a sprawling farm in Cornwall, there are stunning views ….

Living the dream in Andalucia Spain

Gay and thinking of moving to Spain? Myles and his husband, David, have done what many of us just talk about. They have not just moved to Spain but opened a small, personal and stylish boutique hotel.

Dine like Kings or Queens in the Loire Valley, France

chilled glass of wine

Now is a great time to think about travel to the Loire Valley because from late September to the end of October the grape harvest will be in full swing. In this guest blog, wine experts, Sue and Micaela, of the La Grande Maison gay friendly guest house share their Loire Valley highlights with us, and if you visit who knows you might even get the chance to pick up a pair of secateurs and join in with the ‘vendange’.

Pssst…a secret corner of Pembrokeshire

For some reason National Geographic’s award to Pembrokeshire of the number two slot in the top 100 coastal destinations in 2010 seems to have passed most of us by. I’m Ok with that because there are some places that you just want to keep under your hat. More recently though I have become so enchanted with a corner of North Pembrokeshire in West Wales – St Dogmaels and Poppit Sands – that I have decided to break ranks and shout about it even if it means sharing it with you.

What makes an inclusive place to stay?

When I first met my partner, Andrew, I entered the world of romantic mini-breaks. Like Bridget Jones, I knew that they happened in the countryside and featured log burning fires, long walks and romantic meals in quaint pubs.

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