The Amalfi Coast -The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Jan 13th, 2017
Last Summer I spent a weekend in this stunning part of Southern Italy, and I fell in love with it! Although not far from Puglia, the region where I live (a mere 3 and a half hours drive), I barely knew the area. I had visited it once with my parents when I was a kid, but I didn't have... read_more
Gay Italy: Five Romantic Things to Do
Dec 16th, 2016
We celebrate our 8 years anniversary in a few months. Each year we always make a point of doing something special to celebrate, usually going somewhere exotic and of course, romantic.
Our most memorable anniversary will always be our first year, when we visited Venice as this was our first trip abroad together. Of course Venice is a place you will... read_more
Corfu Island: A Greek Paradise
Dec 7th, 2016
I love Greece. I visited the country a few times in the past (especially the gay heaven of Mykonos). Last summer, as you know, I joined Saltyboys in their amazing gay nudist sailing cruise around the Saronic Gulf. In that occasion I appreciated also Athens and its fun nightlife.
From the Greek capital, before heading back to Italy, I took an... read_more
Interview With Finn Ballard - The Nomadic Boys
Sep 14th, 2016
A word that used to be used negatively, but now reclaimed by us to form one of the letters in our LGBTQIA umbrella – a word to describe individuals who challenge both gender and sexuality, who see gender identity & sexual orientation as overlapping and interconnected.
We met Finn Ballard during our adventures discovering the gay bars of Berlin in Germany... read_more
Alberobello Trulli, Puglia - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 31st, 2016
As you know, or as at least the name of my blog should suggest, I am Italian :) I actually come from a beautiful region of Italy: Puglia! Apulia (as it is often known abroad, from its original latin name), the so called heel of the boot is a gem full of wonders! Please let me show you one of... read_more
Salento Gallipoli, The Beautiful City - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 25th, 2016
If you have already been to Salento Gallipoli is for sure very familiar to you! Gallipoli in ancient Greek means The Beautiful City: and yes it is a beautiful city indeed! The ancient Greeks knew Gallipoli very well! Nowadays well known as the pearl of the Ionian Sea, and somehow the capital of Salento Gallipoli was one of the main... read_more
Gay Gran Canaria
Aug 18th, 2016
Gran Canaria is a notorious gay destination in Europe, specifically in Playa del Ingles in the South. The island has always been a beacon of tolerance whilst in the olden days, mainland Spain used to have an extremely hostile conservative attitude led by the Catholic Church. The Canary Islands were a popular place to exile people who broke social rules... read_more
Gay Amsterdam - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 17th, 2016
Amsterdam is not a huge city, so I was surprised by the amount of gay bars and clubs of the city: there is something for every taste! Yes Gay Amsterdam has a lot to offer! The city throws one of the best Gay Prides too! Its doesnt run on the streets, but on the canals: it is a procession of... read_more
Gay Hotels in Gran Canaria - Nomadic Boys
Aug 15th, 2016
Gran Canaria has long been a gay destination for the gay boys. The Yumbo Centre is made up of gay bars, clubs and shops and forms the base of the gay scene on the island.
Theres a variety of excellent gay friendly and exclusively gay accommodation in Gran Canaria, whether its bungalows, resorts or boutique hotels. Heres our 5 unique... read_more
Puglia Lecce, Italy - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 11th, 2016
As you will discover through my posts, all of Puglia is beautiful: I might be slightly biased in my judgement, of course, but I do really believe Apulia (the original Latin name, as it is worldwide known) is a gem just waiting to be discovered. To be fair, more and more tourists every year are heading her and enjoying the... read_more
Instagram Meet: Salento Up n’ Down - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 10th, 2016
At the end of May, I was invited to take part to an Instameet in Lecce. An Instameet is a meeting where Instagramers (that is, people who are part of the worldwide community of Instagram) are invited to take part of. The occasion was very special: the launch of the second edition of Salento Up' n Down!
Salento Up n' ... read_more
Five Things You Didn't Know About Gran Canaria - Nomadic Boys
Jul 30th, 2016
When we told our friends we were going to Gran Canaria for a summer break, the reaction went along the lines of...
"You'd better return with plenty of STDs otherwise it NEVER happened!"
"Oh yeah Gran Canaria... one of my mates came back absolutely RUINED - literally: he got pissed with a few blokes he met in the sand dunes and ended... read_more
Sexy Hotels in Berlin - Nomadic Boys
May 8th, 2016
"Du bist verrueckt mein Kind, du musst nach Berlin."
("You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.")
So said one of the great composers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz von Suppe (1819-1895) during a time when Berlin was so famous for its liberal attitude and sexual freedom.
Even after the Nazi era and the hard post WW2 years, the city gradually... read_more
5 Of The Best Places To Stay For Eco-Friendly Vacations - Nomadic Boys
Apr 14th, 2016
Green living is a growing trend, which has expanded exponentially over the past few years. Travellers are now planning their holidays and booking hotels based on their eco-friendliness.
The tourism industry has evolved with many hotels and attractions changing their habits to match the growing demand to be eco-friendly. Today we introduce 5 of the best green spots around the world... read_more
Berlin is Super Gay - Nomadic Boys
Apr 13th, 2016
Berlin is super gay. Gayness is so well accepted in every aspect of society that you'll find sprinkles of it everywhere. Schoeneberg is the heart of the gay community and has been since the 1920s when it became the first ever gay village - in the world.
Although it was all heavily repressed during the Nazi era, it was reborn after... read_more
5 Romantic Things To Do In Berlin - Nomadic Boys
Apr 6th, 2016
Most people associate Berlin with crazy sex fetish clubs and an extremely lax attitude to, well just about everything. In fact, you're not far from the truth: in Berlin, anything goes, except crossing the road when it's red. Don't get caught jaywalking in Germany! Couples (straight or gay) will in particular love this city. There's plenty of romantic things to... read_more
France's First Gay Carnival - Nomadic Boys
Mar 30th, 2016
Feather boas...glitter...cray cray make up...sexy topless men... This is Lou Queernaval, France's first gay carnival and part of the famous Nice Carnival.
We spent 3 days dancing and partying through the streets of the city celebrating Lou Queernaval clad in our medieval outfits.
The carnival originated in the Middle Ages as a festival authorised by the church, allowing anyone wearing a mask... read_more
Gay Malaga, Torremolinos, Granada and Madrid - Nomadic Boys
Feb 25th, 2016
We love Spain. Let's face it, every gay man will come here at some stage of their life (or wish they did). After 18 months travelling in Asia, it was a refreshing change to visit a country that welcomes gays, like REALLY welcomes us! Spain was recently voted by a Gallup poll as the most gay friendly country in the... read_more
Summer Destinations in France
Dec 20th, 2015
France is one of the world's favorite destinations in Europe and it's easy to see why. The capital Paris is stunning, but exploring the diverse regions of the country will really help you appreciate the spectacular scenery, the food, the culture, and the people.
In this article we take a look at some of our top destinations for a summer break... read_more
Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up - December 2nd
Dec 2nd, 2015
In addition to our regular travel articles, we're starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don't warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn't have time to add. Enjoy!
Six of the Worlds Best Wellness Resorts (Passport)
If you havent already noticed, some of your favorite hotel spas have received a major facelift. Theyre now bigger, providing... read_more