by Thorsten Kadel 27 November 2011
Gay-ville.com is a new website to rent, compare and even sublet gay-friendly properties for ever-cheaper travel. Many times we find ourselves having trouble finding reasonable accommodations when we travel. The options are usually expensive, and they don’t always fit with the average gay traveler’s needs in terms of location, facilities, and a friendly attitude.
Gay-ville.com is a new website, launched in early June this year. Its goal is simple: to make gay tourism easier and less expensive, enabling gay people to travel as frequently and freely as they would like. How does it work? The website provides a platform of services for the gay tourist in the world’s most popular gay destinations. It focuses only on gay-friendly cities, which attract massive numbers of gay tourists all year round such as New York, Berlin, Madrid, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona among others.
The website is primarily dedicated to finding accommodations in these big cities. Hotel prices there are usually not cheap at all, especially in the center of the city and/or the gay area and during the high season, and all the more so during a gay event (such as pride or a festival) when hotels are overpriced and overbooked.
Gay-ville.com allows anyone anywhere to publish his own apartment or a room in his apartment for sublet. For example, if Dave from NYC wants to go on vacation in Barcelona, he can sublet his apartment to another gay guy in the interim, thus saving the accommodation expenses of his trip. In Barcelona he has the option to rent an apartment from Pedro, who lives there (he doesn’t have to – it’s not an apartment swap website), and it will cost him less than a hotel.
Beyond accommodations, Gay-ville provides you with all the necessary information about your destination: what to see and what to do, where the gay area is, how liberal is the city, which events and parties are taking place during your stay, gaymaps, transportation guides, tips about the city from local gays, and a local gay lingo. Eliad Cohen, Gay-ville’s VP Business Development: “We were surprised by the amount of new users in the website, who joined in a short period of time. We are certain that the website will soon grow to be one of the leading key players in the international gay travel scene, for the benefit of gays everywhere around the world.”
by Thorsten Kadel 28 July 2010
Dem Trubel entfliehen, raus aus der Großstadt, keinen typischen Homourlaub machen – entspannen. Gerade der Sommer ist die perfekte Gelegenheit zu entdecken, dass das Gute so nah liegt. Warum nicht mal in Deutschland baden gehen? Nur zwei Stunden mit dem Auto von Berlin oder Hamburg, und man kann in die Fluten der Ostsee springen. (more…)
by Thorsten Kadel 26 July 2010
Thorsten Kadel, born 1974 graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1992 and had his matura in Germany in 1994.
He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, at the University of Technology in Sydney and at the Universitat Autónoma Barcelona.
He works as a freelance Journalist and photographer for mayor gay publications in Germany like MÄNNER and Spartacus Traveler, magazine.
His work can also be seen in his own SchwarzRosaGold blog and in various photography exhibitions around the world.
by Thorsten Kadel 23 July 2010
(only in German)
Es gibt einen Ort, an dem Amerika kaum wieder zu erkennen ist. Es gibt keine Autos, keine Malls, keinen McDonalds und kein Fitnessstudio. Alle gehen zu Fuß und tragen Badesachen oder Drag. Rehe laufen frei umher und lassen sich füttern.
Es gibt wohl kaum einen Ort für amerikanische Schwule, um den sich mehr Mythen und Geschichten ranken, als Fire Island. Und es gibt kaum einen Ort auf der Welt, der so ist, wie Fire Island. Genau genommen sind es nur zwei Gemeinden, denen die Insel ihren Ruhm zu verdanken hat: dem bei Lesben besonders beliebten „Cherry Grove“ und dem exklusiven Homorefugium „The Pines“.