Gay Travel, Cultural Representation And Nomadic Life

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Be it your gender, race, lifestyle, sexual orientation, or any other identity – how do you represent your community while also respectfully observing local culture.

In this episode, Brent and Michael from brentandmichaelaregoingplaces shares their transition into nomadic life, and how the new lifestyle has brought about new perspectives, communities and friends for them. 

They share their experience when traveling as a gay couple in their 50s; what are things to look out for and how they approach interactions. We talk about interesting happenings on their adventures and how they acknowledge their own values while empathising with and respecting those of other cultures.

We discuss the ability to balance both sides of the coin in various controversial debates surrounding travel, the nomadic lifestyle, mindset and foreign politics. 

  • 00:42: Introduction
  • 5:57: Transiting to the nomad life
  • 10:55: Biggest challenge in the transition
  • 15:00: Sell or keep the house?
  • 19:10: Mindset and perspectives
  • 23:00: Making friends and connections during travel
  • 36:09: Things to consider when traveling as a gay couple
  • 40:30: Representing your views and community while respecting local culture
  • 50:00: Being empathetic, understanding different perspectives and breaking stereotypes
  • 59:05: Travel experiences as gay couples and takeaways
  • 1:09:22: Quick fire questions and tips from Brent and Michael




Book Your Flight

I usually use a combination of 2-3 of the following search engines to find cheap flights: Skyscanner, Momondo, Google Flights

Find Your Accommodation is my usual platform for finding accommodation options as they have one of the largest selections. Hostelworld is great for booking hostels. For more private or long term accommodation, Airbnb is my go-to platform.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important for to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances. I usually look at a few insurance companies depending on my travel needs.
  • SafetyWings for Travel Health Insurance
  • IMG Global for added Insurance when doing activities outside of usual coverage
Packing for your trip? Check out the packing list for ideas on what to bring

For more travel resources, check out my resources page for best platforms and companies to use when you travel.

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Welcome To NomadsUnveiled
This is Rax. For over a decade, I have traveled to over 60 countries - from a budget backpacker to a business traveler, expat and then a digital nomad. You can find insights and perspectives from myself and other world travelers that will inspire your journey of discovery.


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