Same Sex. Different Travel.
When looking around at travel sites for gays and lesbians, we noticed a couple things. We could find sites that gave us information on destinations. We could find sites that helped us book travel and hotels. But there was no site that let you do both. And some of these sites think slapping a rainbow flag at the top makes the site gay. There’s a lot more to gay travel.
Fagabond is for gays and lesbians who can’t sit still and who do not want to leave their sexuality at home when they travel. We want to gather all the advice, reviews, and deals you need to make your vacation as gay as you are. And let’s be honest, that’s pretty darn gay. We focus on U.S. destinations, so you can get away for the weekend or a week, without searching for your passport. And unlike some sites, we’ll only show you places that are truly gay-friendly.
If you’ve been to one our destinations, post your comments. By adding to Fagabond, you’ll save your fellow gays and lesbians from hetero travel—which is your duty to the traveling community. We’re here, we’re queer, now let’s get outta town.
Why the F word?
The founders of Fagabond are part of the Queer movement working to reclaim the word "Fag," and we wear the label proudly. The only baggage we welcome on this site is a valise for your next gay vacation.
Jim Werner – Co-owner, #1 Philly Fag-Fan
Jim was born in Philly, raised in Philly, and lives in Philly to this day. He believes in brotherly love so much, he now works to promote Philly. He builds regional, state, and national relationships with brands like Southwest Airlines, AAA, and Logo TV to, you guessed it, bring people to Philly.
Jim entered LaSalle University in 1998 to study Finance only to change to Communications shortly thereafter. Despite his undying devotion to Philadelphia, Jim loves all aspects of tourism and travel, which is why this site is so important.
Catch him on his annual trip to Fantasy Fest in Key West, because he loves things that start with ‘f’ or ‘ph.’
Contact him at email@example.com
Mike Sheridan – Co-owner, Busy Little Worker G
No stranger to hard work, Mike started his hospitality career on his hands and knees—as a maid—becoming general manager several years later. His expertise at rolling with the punches not only lets him put up with Jim and Jason, but has also lead him to pursue a master’s degree in Hospitality Management at Temple University. Today Mike is teaching tourism and hospitality to the leaders of tomorrow—one gay at a time.
When he wasn't studying, Mike worked as revenue manager for a four-star hotel in Philly as well as hotel partnership director for Philly’s tourism office. He also served on the executive board for the Philly Gay Tourism Caucus—mostly so he can say gay caucus.
He has traveled the world, sometimes a year at a time, but now lives in Philly where he was born. And to this day, Mike refuses to clean windows.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Paul – Editor, Sass-master
Jason grew up in Richmond, Virginia—a city you’re not likely to see here. Once he left there, he never looked back. After studying chemical engineering at Brown University, he decided that petroleum and chemical plants were not for him. So he left Providence to head to gay mecca, San Francisco. There he traded in his scientific calculator for pen and paper to become an advertising copywriter.
When he’s not writing snarky copy, Jason disposes of his income by way of gadgets and travel. It’s pretty hard to convince him that he does not need to take a laptop on vacation, but usually a camera will suffice as a gadget when traveling light.
Jason currently lives, works, and p(l)ays in New York City.