Category Archives: Miles Mitchinson

By @ 03/17/17 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Miles Mitchinson, Philadelphia, Travel, Travel Show

ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine at the Philadelphia Travel & Adventure ShowMeet the ManAboutWorld team at the Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show March 25-26 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in the heart of downtown Philly.

ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato will moderate a fun, information-packed LGBT travel panel at the Show on Saturday, March 25 3:00 to 3:45pm.

Register here for a free ticket but hurry we only have a limited supply.

All are welcome! Our booth provides information (and free guides) for all travelers (gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and our straight ally friends). The panel is designed for LGBT travelers as well as travel professionals interested in learning about trends, destinations, tours, cruises and events. All you need is an open mind and the passion to travel. Join this interactive and informative panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and LGBT family travel.

Our moderator, ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato leads a very well-traveled group in a lively discussion touching on new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Come with your travel questions. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be covering the world of LGBT travel, which is big! But among the many takeaways, here are three:

  • Destinations to put on your must-go list in 2017 and beyond
  • Events around the globe that are popular with LGBT travelers
  • Travel opportunities for LGBT families
  • Cruises, tours and how best to work with a travel agent or tour operator

Travel experts include:

  • Jody Cole, owner Wild Rainbow African Safaris
  • Kelsy Chauvin, freelance travel writer
  • Miles Mitchinson, owner Detours Travel

Meet ManAboutWorld's Ed Salvato at the Travel & Adventure Show, Philadelphia, March 25-26

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By @ 11/07/14 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Miles Mitchinson, Parting Shots, Travel
Santorini Greece-Some of the best viewpoints on Santorini require some work to get there. But staring out over the perfectly blue Mediterranean Sea is worth it.

Santorini Greece-Some of the best viewpoints on Santorini require some work to get there. But staring out over the perfectly blue Mediterranean Sea is worth it.

Miles Mitchinson is the founder of Detours Travel, a “group of family and friends who all share a love of traveling.” We asked him to provide photos for the Parting Shots section of this month’s issue of the magazine. Here are more photos of Detours trips and a Q&A with the aptly named Miles.

  1. Why do you love to travel?

I have lots of reasons why I love travel, and each trip feels like it fulfills a different “love”. I love the simple battery-recharging pleasures of a beach trip, but the travel I love most are the trips that I’m taken out of my comfort zone, trying something new, working through unfamiliar situations, and immersing myself into a unique experience.

  1. How far in advance do you plan your trips?

One of the great parts about a travel is the anticipation of an upcoming trip so I’ve always tried to book a trip several months in advance. The more pre-trip daydreaming the better! That said, I’m also one to spontaneously jump on a plane if a good opportunity arises.

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By @ 11/12/12 in Asia, Correspondent, Event, Gay travel, Miles Mitchinson, Party, Thailand, Travel

Thailand’s island of Koh Phangan

By ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Miles Mitchinson

The original Full Moon Party started almost 30 years ago on what was once a sleepy, idyllic island in the Gulf of Thailand. Since then, the island of Koh Phangan, off the east coast of Southern Thailand, has paved its roads and opened its doors to crowds of up to 20,000 partiers (though usual attendance is around 15,000) who arrive for one night of debauchery on Haad Rin Beach every single month.

While not an exclusively gay event, you don’t have to look far to find pockets of us partying through the night and well into the morning on this gorgeous white sand beach.  Oh, and 99% of the boys are shirtless … just in case you were wondering.

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