On the 20th anniversary of OUT&ABOUT's 1992 debut, ManAboutWorld re-imagines the kind of travel information and inspiration that's relevant to gay travelers today.
ManAboutWorld is powered by a team of Global Correspondents: travel writers, experts and world travelers who provide current, local knowledge about destinations and experiences all over the world. They are the super-connectors of the gay travel world, the one-degree of separation between gay travelers and their most rewarding journeys.
Each issue brings an insider view of the most popular destinations, and inspiration to explore places far beyond them. And we do it all with a perspective that acknowledges the importance of our sexuality and the ways it factors in our travel decisions.
Each issue will feature ten destinations in three different categories
-The Savvy Guide: A detailed insider guide to the most popular destinations from a refreshingly sophisticated gay perspective.
In the inaugural issue: New York City: Where to stay, eat, shop and play, from the gays who know the city best.
-Discovery: An exploration and planning guide for intriguing, exotic and far-flung destinations off the beaten path, for adventurous travelers seeking extraordinary journeys.
In the inaugural issue: Arctic Norway: With the Aurora Borealis at a 50-year peak, this is the winter to go. ManAboutWorld charts the way.
-Now/Next: Eight easy, timely and sometimes surprising getaways you can take in the next three months, built around a compelling festival, party or cultural event.
In the inaugural issue: Bariloche, Beirut, Chicago, Philadelphia, Provincetown, Stockholm, Toronto, Tulumall with a short list of recommendations for the perfect long weekend.
-Read more about the contents of the inaugural issue
Travel information has never been more accessible. But it can take hours to sort through the websites, blogs, user-generated reviews and ratings, and still not have confidence that you've booked the perfect hotel, or chosen the best restaurant, or located the right nightclub. ManAboutWorld readers will save hours of travel planning time with thoughtful, opinionated recommendations that aren't driven by advertising bias or user ratings of questionable origin. "There are 430 New York hotels on TripAdvisor, but fewer than 1 in 8 make the ManAboutWorld cut" says Editor in Chief Ed Salvato. "From budget to luxury, we empower gay travelers to make the right choices with minimal time and effort."
ManAboutWorld is available for $7.99/single issue or by subscription at $39.99/year (10 issues) through in-App purchase. "Savvy travelers know that great travel recommendations make the difference between an ordinary trip and an extraordinary one" says Publisher Billy Kolber, who is confident that travelers will pay for quality. To prove its value, ManAboutWorld is offering the Inaugural issue as a free month trial from the App Store.
More Than Cocktails and Upgrades
The travel industry courts gay travelers with special offers and incentives, but our gay brothers and sisters still face discrimination, oppression and violence all over the globe, including many popular travel destinations. As we explore these places, ManAboutWorld will foster dialog and engage readers in the advancement of gay rights globally. "We acknowledge and service the sybaritic desires of our readership, but also want to help them leverage the power of tourist dollars and visibility to foster progress in the global movement for equality" says Publisher Billy Kolber. "Gay travel has been a powerful force for change, and we feel an obligation to help spread that globally."
Exclusively on iPad
ManAboutWorld is a magazine, built on the Mag+ platform exclusively for the iPad, and available exclusively on the App Store. It's not a website or blog. It marries the magazine experience of portable entertainment, information and inspiration with the immersive, media-rich experience of the iPad. And because it's not a digital replica of a print publication, it takes full advantage of the platform, with pages that come alive with brilliant photographs and video, live links to relevant websites right from within the page, and navigation tools that make it easy to access.
Pricing and Availability
The ManAboutWorld App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Annual Subscriptions are available for $39.99 via in-App Purchase (10 issues) and single issue copies are available for $7.99. A free trial issue is available with the Annual Subscription option.
ManAboutWorld Membership is free, and offers related bonus content with each issue, and an email newsletter with exclusive travel tips and offers.