Further Afield was born out of the desire to create a collection of places to stay where every traveller was welcome regardless of their sexuality.
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!
As news spreads about Ray Cole from the UK and a Moroccan man being jailed for four months for homosexual acts in Marrakech, there are mounting cautions not to travel to Morocco because it is unsafe, especially for gay travellers.
When I first met my partner, Andrew, I joked with friends that he was ‘husband’ material. Over 20 years he has proved me right but at the beginning I never imagined ever having the choice to get married in our own country.
Iceland seems to have made it to everybody’s, and their mothers’, bucket list. And for good reason. Conveniently located between Europe and the US more and more people now stop by, rather than just fly over. But what’s the attraction?
We have all fallen in love with a holiday destination. Gawped in estate agent windows to see what we could afford if we cashed in, and talked endlessly about how we could make a new living away from the daily grind and commute. We talk to four gay and lesbian couples who made the leap.
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’.