Out Traveler Awards: Time to Vote


By OUTTraveler Editors

It's a big world out there, with endless opportunities for adventure, love, learning, sex, and culture. We want to know what you think are the places worth a plane ride, and your dollars, in 2013.

Ultimate Gay Honeymoon Destination
Which city is the most romantic destination for newlyweds?

Millions of tourists migrate annually to Hawaii, which now recognizes marriage equality and markets itself as the perfect honeymoon destination for gays and lesbians. In Maui, visitors surf both wind and waves or patronize the many shops and restaurants by the Lahaina wharf. Kauai is more quiet, but offers some of the most gorgeous scenery in the state. The Big Island offers volcanoes and the world's best coffee. Oahu is home to Honolulu and the surfing paradise of the North Shore. Don't forget about smaller islands like Molokai and Lanai.

London’s West End is more than just a thriving culture of theater and gay nightlife. There are many historic inns and hotels scattered throughout district as well as the rest of the foggy city, providing lovebirds with the perfect nest throughout their stay. From Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey to the London Eye, the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe,
London is host to a multitude of romantic destinations for any lover of history, arts, and culture.

If you want a beach honeymoon that includes a shot of history, this Greek isle is a winning bet. With hills reaching to the sky, white houses and churches dotted all over them, and sparkling blue water at your feet — the water of Elias Beach comes to mind — Mykonos feels like heaven. The ground you step on and beach you frolic on are the same spots enjoyed by Greeks over 3,000 years ago.

Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil
Situated on a peninsula off the Brazilian coast, Ponta Dos Ganchos is one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, with breathtaking views of sea, sand, and sky. Its charming bungalows offer a perfect place of seclusion for newlyweds, and the resort even offers the use of small private islands for a romantic dinner for two.

San Francisco
From the Golden Gate Bridge to the streetcars that line its hilly streets, the city by the bay is teeming with charm and romance. As a center of LGBT revolution, San Francisco also boasts landmarks and history that will lend added significance to the meaning of any same-sex union. And don’t forget the food. Some of the best restaurants in the United States are located in San Francisco, one of which is sure to be the perfect venue to get the first taste of married life.

You might have fallen in love with Australia's capital after viewing Muriel's Wedding and then visited the city and realized it's just as glamorous and magical as depicted in the film. There are nightclubs and restaurants, of course, but also verdant beauty, with an abundance of parks, botanical gardens, and the glorious harbor; all of which make for a truly unforgettable honeymoon.