Gays go on vacation too, you know! Actually, we do know, and if vacations with our gay besties are anything to go by, we’d say the gays love luxury above and beyond their straight counterparts. This is why we get along! But here’s the thing, when we go away with the gays, they don’t get to live “the gay lifestyle” as much as if they went away to a “gay-friendly” place. This is why we are living for the news of flash-sale website Out Escapes. It’s the first of its kind, offering amazing hotel and event packages geared towards the LGBTQ community and its friends (so we won’t get left behind, phew).
Founded by travel-industry veterans Jimmy Im and Todd Murray, Out Escapes takes the burden out of searching for LGBTQ-friendly accommodation, and offers quality packages that have been carefully curated by a team of LGBTQ travel experts and industry writers. Naturally, there are stunning properties, as well as extras like discounts on spa services, outdoor adventures, free dinners and more. Each sale is available for seven days or until inventory runs out. There are email newsletters to let you know when you need to hit that “I’m buying it RIGHT NOW” button, as well as member reviews and the like.
And guess what else? There’s a feature launching on June 20, 2012 called “Meet Me Here” to allow members to interact, view each other’s profiles, travel dates and arrange to meet in person. Grindr, who?