Traveling as a member of the LGBTQ+ community isn’t always easy, but queer travel is on the rise nevertheless. Perhaps with access to more travel resources than ever before, queer travelers are feeling more inspired, informed, and emboldened to follow their wanderlust.
Travel is fundamentally an experience with the unknown, but for LGBTQ+ travelers, pre-departure research is of particular importance. 73 countries worldwide still have laws criminalizing homosexuality, and even in countries where it’s not illegal to be queer, cultural norms vary wildly, even from region to region. While this shouldn’t necessarily keep LGBTQ+ travelers from venturing to wherever they yearn to explore, knowing exactly what to expect can make all the difference. In the name of fearless travel, here are some of the best resources for LGBTQ+ travelers that will help you craft your dream experience: