A great list of romantic queer-friendly places to visit after the coronavirus pandemic is over
August is Romance Awareness Month. So, in honor of the month-long celebration of all things romantic TAIMI — the world’s largest LGBTQI+ platform that features a social network and dating app is giving our friends and followers a few ideas to get the romance back into their daily routine. Although there is a pandemic raging around the world, we’re confident things will get better. Until they do, we’re giving all of you ideas for now and the future to become pros at romance.
2020 gave us so much time to ourselves, our friends, families, loved ones, current and potential partners. This year we got an opportunity to look deeper into our souls and understand each other on a different level. Given that air travel is resuming ever so slowly, and many borders remain closed, TAIMI figured it’s best to plan your vacation ahead of time and down to the very small details. Think of this as your 2021 LGBTQ+ destination calendar.
Obviously, being LGBTQ+ means that your vacation of choice has to involve a country that is safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people. TAIMI has narrowed that selection down to the safest and most romantic destinations for LGBTQ+ people to visit once the pandemic is over.
Yes, you’ve read that right. TAIMI cannot recommend this northern gem enough. Canada has so much natural beauty to offer that it is without a doubt one of the most romantic places on earth. TAIMI also highlights the fact that Canada the first country outside Europe and the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
TAIMI thinks this European destination should be all the rage for LGBTQ+ travelers. Did you know that Belgium was the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage? Full of lovely canals, fairy tale villages, and waterfront homes this country is definitely a must-see. And yes, beer is delicious there!
This small Mediterranean nation is definitely on the LGBTQ+ friendly list. The island getaway is guaranteed to be full of gorgeous beaches and ancient ruins. Plus, Malta is considered to be at the top of European nations list for equality and LGBT+ policy.
Paris — the city of love. Need TAIMI say more? France oozes romance. The capital city recently hosted Gay Games which is very appropriate given that queer travelers absolutely adore Paris. TAIMI’s choice is by far great food and wine culture, there is also so much to explore in terms of architecture and of course, breathe in the romance.
Despite lagging behind in terms of sex-marriage legislation, Australia has always been a popular destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. The country that is the birthplace of many LGBTQ+ icons, legalized same-sex unions in 2017. Certainly one of the most romantic places on earth to admire natural beauty — Australia is a must-visit for all LGBTQ+ travelers.
Surely one of the most well-known LGBTQ+ friendly countries in the world. The Netherlands allowed same-sex marriage nearly 20 years ago. Well-known for its beautiful canals, bicycle paths and tourist sites — The Netherlands are a must-visit country for any tourist.
What can be more romantic than sipping a glass of Port by the ocean? With its picturesque ocean views and natural beauty Portugal is a great place to visit. Not to mention the stunning architecture one can certainly admire beyond a social media post. The country is one of the world’s most LGBTQ+ friendlies, so go ahead and book your flight as soon as air travel resumes!
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