After something a little more refined and off the beaten path? Just a few years old, Slovenia’s Pink Week has already earned rave reviews in queer media as the little LGBTQI event that could – part queer pride, part tourism, part culinary delight. Guests are treated to a specially curated program of sight-seeing and parties in and around the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, taking in Otocec Castle, Land of Hayracks, Lake Bled and Ljubljanica River. Wine tasting, spa treatments and boating on Ljubljana’s picturesque canals are all part of the event, with a special Dragon Ball in Ljubljana Castle to finish out the week. Read more >> LINK
With favorable exchange rates that have not been seen in decades and very attractive domestic and international airline fares, 2017 has the potential to be a great year to travel. As you ponder your options, here are few suggestions. Read more >> MetroWeekly
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s stunning capital and as if looks weren’t enough, it’s also quite open-minded making Slovenia a surprisingly progressive country. The gay-friendly city is host to Pink Week each year which involves six days of activities to introduce you to the country and its capital in a gay-friendly environment. This event is organized by Luxury Slovenia (an LGBT owned travel agency) and also supported by the city and national tourism offices. We visited Slovenia in May during this awesome event and had the opportunity to shoot some video during the trip. Check out our video to discover why we think LGBT velers should start visiting!
Slovenia is certainly not as popular of a destination as the countries it borders being overshadowed by Italy to the west and Austria to the north. Still, with the country’s gorgeous green mountainsides, serene lakes and architecturally rich capital of Ljubljana, its under-appreciation as a destination for all travelers is perplexing. A quick look at their gay scene and LGBT rights also reveal it to be a perfect getaway for gay travelers as well. With that said, here are a few reasons for queer travelers to start heading to Slovenia. Read more >>> http://www.twobadtourists.com
On Christopher Street Day, hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate for the rights of LGBT people with a great parade, colourful floats, and music. Up to 500,000 people celebrate the CSD in Berlin, which is also known as the biggest gay-lesbian "holiday". To get in tune for the Christopher Street Day, the community starts celebrating the weekend before at the Lesbian and Gay City Festival at Nollendorfplatz.