Have wanderlust but don’t know where to start? Let these 12 jet-setting gay travel Instagram stars help make up your mind.
There are quite a few international destinations for gay men to eat, stay, party and play. It can also be challenging to navigate which are LGBTQ-inclusive places and which are not. Luckily for us, these gays have already done some of the heavy lifting, taking to Instagram to show off their fabulous travels.
So if you’re looking for excuses to plan your next trip, hit follow and track these gay travelers’ journeys across the world, one fabulous pic at a time.
Here are the 12 gay travel Instagram stars you need to follow:
I don't want to leave this magical place but it's time for the next adventure. Next up, LA pit stop, Maui & Greenland. Shirt by @messinabottle, tote by @treasontotingco & smiles because of @nimmobayresort. #CarryYourStories #NimmoBay #LuxuryTravel #Nature #Outdoors #Travel #LodgeLife #Canada #BritishColumbia ?: @hayley.vw
Award-winning travel writer David Duran contributes to Travel and Leisure, Fodor’s and Connextions, landing him in some pretty bougie destinations on the regular. Oh, and his beard game is on point, too.
A lot of the popular gay travel Instagram accounts are couples. Take Stefan and Sebastien, for instance, whose nearly 84,000 followers probably get jealous — not only of their fantastic travels but also their adorable relationship as well.
Greetings from Gothenburg ??! Just spent 3 happy days watching some of my favorite artists live at #WayOutWest festival. Check out my IG stories featuring Frank Ocean, The Shins, Lana Del Rey, The xx, Regina Spektor, Band of Horses, George Ezra, Jens Lekman, Feist, London Grammar, MØ and more! It's my first time to see most of them live besides The Shins and The xx. So so happy! Are you attending any music festival this summer? #DreamEuroTrip #FestivalGurl #SponsoredByMyAss
Currently living in Germany, Philippines native DJ Yabis prides himself on sharing a stylish and refreshing look at European culture to his followers. So far, his travels have taken him to over 100 countries.
Duane Wells knows how to curate his life, and it shows on his very well-curated Instagram. Full of chic destinations and ultra-luxe amenities fit for a queen, you may have to start saving your loose change to afford one of these trips. But a gay boy can dream, right?
I'm missing the rooftop pool at the new AC Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Roco. . #travel #gaytravel #thegaytraveler #travelwriter #travelblogger #blogger #natja #ifwtwa #instatravel #travelgram #igtravel #wanderlust #traveladdict #travelbug #travelpics #traveldeeper #picoftheday #photooftheday #sanjuan #puertorico #ilovegaytravel #ilovegaypr #gaysanjuan #gaypuertorico #lgbt #marriott #achotelsanjuan #achotels
Especially for the foodie, follow Troy Petenbrink on his journeys featuring lots of delicious bites and libations.
Actor Kit Williamson has become more of a travel influencer in recent years. Known for his role in Mad Men and for being the guy behind popular gay web series EastSiders, the handsome stud now trots the globe with his husband John Halbach, who also sports a robust following on the Gram as well.
If not for the luxurious trips, chic clothing and stunning photos, you should follow Justin Livingstone for the copious amounts of eye candy. We’re not sure how much he teaches you when it comes to traveling, but how to take a good photo may be the most important lesson of them all, right? And in that department, he’s a pro.
Berlin’s Adam Groffman is an incredible writer, pouring lots of detailed insider information into the city guides found on his site, Travels of Adam.
Barrett Pall is so handsome you’ll question if he’s even real. And those good looks are put to good use when he poses in far-off destinations next to things like golden statues in Malaysia and larger-than-life elephants in Thailand.
Gay travel vlogger Ravi Roth gets to some fabulous destinations, and he documents his experiences with a no-nonsense attitude and fun take on life. He’s a great guide for the partier in us all who needs to let loose while they’re away. He’s also a great guide for single men who need to know where they can pick up a local.
In the world of gay travel media and blogging, Auston Matta is Oprah. He and his husband know a lot about LGBT travel and tourism, and their Instagram is a rather attractive storyboard of their travels.
Best time of year: #summerholidays in #austria at #wörthersee for the @pinklake_festival! After a great day at buying Austrian Lederhosen and chilling at the lakeside… and now: getting ready for the Almdudler Almrausch Lederhosen Party! More pics soon! ???? — ?A #coupleofmen's #gaytravel #travelblog goes around the world #followme on our trip✨ ?? ❤ ?? Karl & Daan coupleofmen.com •••••••• ?#gaylovers #gaysofinstagram #gaylove #gaycouple #instagay #gayworld #gayeurope #gayfollow #gaybears #loveislove #lovewins #gayrights #gaystagram #gaycute #gayguys #gaylife #gaysexy #gayfriends #gayhot #gayselfie #gaykiss #gayaustria #pridemonth 08-2017 ?️?
Curious and cute, German-Dutch gay couple Karl and Daan are taking on the world, one destination at a time. Next up, Ibiza!
Alexander Kacala is a Senior Editor at Hornet. You can find him on Instagram here.
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