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On Location: Making Sense of Senggigi & South Lombok

On Location: Making Sense of Senggigi & South Lombok

Image & story | Dee Farrell | RainbowTourism.Asia editor The Rainbow Rambler has scouted Lombok island for places to stay n play, including eating and drinking at gay-owned and gay-friendly establishments. South Lombok remains a largely unexplored region – except by surfers who have put Kuta on the map. The tourists who stay at the […]

Highlights of a Vietnam Vacation

Highlights of a Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam Ventures| Linda Back McKay | Minneapolis USA It was almost an accident that we went to Vietnam. We were scheduled to attend a technology-related conference in Seoul, Korea. Since we were going on such a long trip, we decided to add on another destination. We talked to some of our friends and neighbors about […]

Keep Calm in Lovely Lombok – Indonesia

Keep Calm in Lovely Lombok – Indonesia

Little known, lovely Lombok is a tiny island floating a small distance from Bali – but a world apart.  A quick enchanting escape here will have you putting down the phone and tablet.  Imagine, relaxing in gadget-free paradise I recommend that you go here instead if you think Bali is overrun with scooters, ex-pats, pollution […]

Phuket – An Island Full of Fun and Sun

Phuket – An Island Full of Fun and Sun

Editor Edmund cruises through Phuket – showing off the wild and the tame of this exotic escape. Sometimes your soul seeks the warmth and that is exactly what happened to me. After rustling through another Sydney winter, my eyes looked straight at the sun and Thailand called my name! After thoroughly researching and mapping out my […]

Travel Snapshot: Capturing Characters

Travel Snapshot:  Capturing Characters

With today’s smart phone cameras and tablets, plus affordable digital cameras with zoom lenses and lightweight videocams, it is no wonder we have travel albums and slideshows to post during and after a trip. Whether you capture landscapes, sunsets, coral reefs or characters, you’ll have stories to tell. For the Rainbow Rambler, it’s often the […]

Thirsty 4 Travel: Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Thirsty 4 Travel: Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Deetouring with Dee in Thailand Rooftop Bars abound in Bangkok, but none are as good as Moon Bar at Vertigo Restaurant on the 52nd level of the  Banyon Tree Hotel. Banyon Tree Bangkok, lying in the heart of the central business and embassy district, claims the honour of “most popular” rooftop restaurant and bar. Still […]

Ubud is Rich with Healing Havens

Ubud is Rich with Healing Havens

Deeetouring with Dee in Indonesia Ubud is synonymous with wellness and healing – for centuries, not just since Eat Pray Love made it famous. Today’s Ubud is a healing haven, attracting lesbian and gay travelers from around the world – not just from Australia 3 hours away. If you want to spa, detox, yogercise and […]

Balinea Bliss

Balinea Bliss

Revel or Relax?  You can do both with 48 hours on Bali, says the Rainbow Rambler who went there to refresh. Recently, I had a weekend escape set aside to rejuvenate my travel-weary body, mind and spirit.  As a frequent visitor to Bali, I sought somewhere new to try away from the Kuta-Legian-Seminyak shuffle, yet […]

The Surprises of Siem Reap

The Surprises of Siem Reap

Editor Edmund takes you on a journey through Siem Reap – Cambodia’s Gateway to the Past In my never ending quest to see as much of the world as possible, I recently found myself trekking through Cambodia and straight into the tourist mecca of Siem Reap. Located a quick flight from most Asian capital cities, […]

Seeing Pattaya from the Eye of a Blogger

Seeing Pattaya from the Eye of a Blogger

Deetouring with Dee in Pattaya, Thailand Dee Farrell, the 2013 IGLTA Pioneer Award honoree for 30 years’ contribution to gay and lesbian travel, was in Pattaya when the award was received. She was relaxing over the Easter weekend at the time, reflecting on her personal experiences during her maiden Thai voyage. I believe the best […]

Taiwan

FollowMe, LoveU – Taipei Dance Party

Club JumP, one of Taipei’s most popular clubs will yet again host its famous FollowMe LoveU party on Saturday, 22 February. Featuring DJ’s Tiger, Will Hsu and Stone, it is bound to be one of the hottest nights of the year. Add some hot Manhunt gogo dancers to the mix and the club will truly […]

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