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Gay-friendly and Accessible Hotspots

Gay-friendly and Accessible Hotspots

Our Editor in Chief, Ed Salvato, and his team know gay travel, and they prove it by answering your questions. This week: Gay-friendly and Accessible Hotspots

Ed Salvato is editor-in-chief of www.outtraveler.com. A pre-eminent gay travel expert, Ed speaks often about gay travel and is frequently quoted in the press. He writes a monthly syndicated travel column and appears regularly on radio and TV.

Ed and his team know gay travel, and they prove it by answering your questions.


Gay-friendly and accessible hotspots
I am a gay man who loves to travel. I also rely on the use of my wheelchair. I read about all the wonderful spots you review; where would you recommend that is gay-friendly and accessible?
Some top gay destinations also win points for being wheelchair accessible. My top recommendation is Vancouver where sidewalks are dipped at strategic points, transit is almost 100% accessible, and Tourism Vancouver offers a business guide with businesses rated as partially or fully wheelchair accessible. Their site also indicates the accessibility of accommodations in the city.

Other top gay destinations with good accessibility include Stockholm and Copenhagen, and nearer to home, Phoenix. Among LGBT tour operators, both Atlantis and RSVP cruises endeavor to be as wheelchair accessible as possible on their cruises.

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