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Why you should visit Stockholm in winter

Like Brussels, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, my winter trip to Stockholm was much more pleasant that I thought it would be. True, it was snowing heavily only a couple of weeks before I arrived (my Stockholm-based friends kept sending me pics in late November). However, by the time we got to visit Stockholm in December, the…

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Travel Copenhagen in December

Travel Copenhagen in December. Are you starting to see a pattern over the last few weeks? December was a pretty busy and awesome travel month for me, despite the less than summery weather. I know you think I’m crazy, but as I keep saying, December in northern Europe really isn’t that bad. Though, I’m sure…

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Amsterdam in December

Like Brussels, Amsterdam in December is probably not what you imagine. Amsterdam was the second, and main, stop on my tour of northern Europe in December 2016. I’d visited Amsterdam before, in 2011 and had quite an interesting time. I got most of the touristy stuff out of the way back then (the Heineken Museum,…

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Brussels in December

I know what you’re thinking, “Brussels in December? Are you crazy?” Admittedly, winter is not exactly the height of Europe’s tourist season. Well, aside from those Christmas Market cruises down the Rhine, which are super touristy – and also something I’m dying to do. However, winter in many parts of Europe is not as bad…

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Exploring Ottawa

Ottawa was so much more than I expected it to be, not that I really had any expectations going in. My trip was a hastily organized, last-minute decision to spend a week visiting friends after returning to North America from four months in India followed by six months backpacking around Southeast Asia. So, two weeks…

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Where the pros go: Happy Camper Wives

Glacier National Park and Taos Valley RV Park are featured in this week’s mini-interview is with lesbian travel blogging couple Jessi and Valerie of Happy Camper Wives. High Society Hobo has been trying to discover the favorite cities/towns/regions and the preferred lodging of the internet’s most popular travel bloggers. Stay tuned for more. Valerie and Jessi began the…

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A late night joyride through Mumbai

Today I was browsing through my notebook of many things. This little leather book has accompanied me across the globe for a few years now and has amassed all sorts of random notes, phone numbers, etc. As I was flipping through, I discovered a lengthy note I’d written about an unintentional, late night joyride through…

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Lost in the Chiang Mai mountains

“Um, we’re almost out of gas,” I told my local friend, Wave, as we pondered whether we should go left or right. “Also, I have no idea where we are.” These are not two things you want to happen simultaneously when working your way through the Chiang Mai mountains (either the Daen Lao Range or the Thanon Thong…

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Trekking and skinny dipping in Goa

The path is steep, narrow and muddy, but the views are breathtaking. The brilliant green grass sparkles in the aftermath of a monsoon rain – a sharp and stunning contrast with the jet black rocks jutting up from the sea below. Clouds hang listlessly in the sky, billowing mounds of blue and gray. The faint…

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Where the pros go: Jamaica My Way

In the latest attempt to discover where the professional travel bloggers, writers and nomadic-types really want to go, High Society Hobo interviews Kristi Keller of Jamaica My Way. I’ll give you three guesses as to where she’s going to tell us to go, first two don’t count. So read on for few great Jamaica travel tips!


A romantic gay weekend in Trang An, Vietnam.

Over one year after meeting, and many many months apart, my boyfriend and I took our first weekend trip together to Trang An. Upon arriving, I was struck by the beauty and serenity of the area. Small limestone mountains – nearly black, splattered with streaks of dirty-gold and covered with patches of dark green – rise up from the verdant, endless rice paddies. The scene, framed by meandering silver streams and capped by whispers of pink and orange, is utterly breathtaking. The only sounds are the gentle rustling of grasses in the evening breeze, the distant echo of a sputtering motorbike and random snatches of childish laughter. This feels like another time. Another universe even.

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Unusual Bangkok budget travel tips

There are literally hundreds, probably even thousands, of blog posts and travel articles out there providing Bangkok budget travel tips or tips for Thailand in general. I know because I’ve read more of them than I can possible remember. They all lead to the same conclusion – Bangkok is cheap, the rest of Thailand even cheaper….

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Five awesome gay bars in Tokyo

Thanks to the Nomadic Boys (Stefan and Sebastian) for another great contribution to High Society Hobo. I certainly can’t wait to check out some of these gay bars in Tokyo! Be sure to follow their link below to see pics of their geisha drag shoot! (Or maybe I should say “gaysha”, haha). Finding the gay…

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Eid in New York, an unexpected discovery

This post is a personal experience shared by HSH friend, Kelly Patrick on the occasion of Eid in New York. Posted here with permission a few weeks later. Edited by HSH. I meet a lot of people in my line of work, which is fortunate because I’m definitely a people person. (I’ll talk to anyone – hell I…

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Where the pros go: Two Bad Tourists

High Society Hobo has been trying to discover the favorite cities/towns/regions and the preferred hotels of the internet’s most popular travel bloggers. This week’s mini-interview is with gay travel blogging power couple Austin and David of Two Bad Tourists.  Austin and David began the adventure of a lifetime in 2012 when they quit their jobs in…

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Parkroyal Yangon Afternoon Tea

Every weekend since I arrived in Yangon, I treat myself to something “posh”. Usually, it’s one of the Sunday champagne brunch buffets at the handful of five-star hotels throughout the city. However, this weekend I decided to try the Parkroyal Yangon Afternoon Tea. I’ve been a huge fan of afternoon tea since my days living…

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Where the pros go: Be My Travel Muse

High Society Hobo has been trying to discover the favorite cities/towns/regions and the preferred hotels of the internet’s most popular travel bloggers. I’m especially excited for this week’s mini-interview with Kristin Addis of Be My Travel Muse. Be My Travel Muse is not only one of my favorite blogs out there – Kristin’s stories and…

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Five gay friendly hotels to stay in Berlin

High Society Hobo is pleased to feature another article by the travel sphere’s hottest gay couple – and HSH friends – the Nomadic Boys. I can’t wait to check out some of these gay friendly hotels in Berlin! Whether you’re gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, dressed in leather or simply curious, people don’t care. In Berlin,…

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Where the pros go: Dopes on the Road

A mini-interview with Meg Ten Eyck of Dopes on the Road, a queer culture and travel blog. Wanderlust isn’t an easy thing to live with – my mind is always thinking about travel and new experiences. I can’t get through a day without planning some sort of trip. Hitting up my favorite travel blogs is the…

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Legal Tips for Travelers

Long-term travel can be a daunting prospect, even for the most experienced nomads. Frequent travelers and (semi)permanent nomads often face the challenge of dealing with issues in one country from another. For example, even the most ardent of nomads maintains a bank account somewhere – usually in the country where they grew up or were…

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