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Out in the World: An LGBTQIA+ (and Friends!) Travel Guide to More Than 100 Destinations Around the World (Hardcover)

Out in the World: An LGBTQIA+ (and Friends!) Travel Guide to More Than 100 Destinations Around the  World By Amy B. Scher, Mark Jason Williams Cover Image
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This first-of-its-kind travel guide explores inclusive destinations around the world where LGBTQIA travelers and their allies can have an uncensored and memorable vacation experience.

Full of fun and practical travel information, this comprehensive guidebook takes you from familiar destinations like Ojai, California, long known for its inclusivity, to surprising spots like Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a small town that has been welcoming to the LGBTQIA+ community for decades.

With an eye toward memorable and meaningful experiences, each destination highlights what to see, where to eat, and where to stay—without focusing solely on gay bars and pride parades. Each robust itinerary—a guide to Curaçao’s beaches, Christmas in the Cotswolds, or a kitschy trip to Dollywood—provides all the information needed for a well-rounded vacation that also supports local LGBTQIA communities. With personality-focused chapters such as “Romantic Rendezvous,” “Boozy Trips and Trails,” and “Fun Haunts and Spooky Spirits” there is a destination in these pages for every type of traveler. Veteran travel writers Amy B. Scher and Mark Jason Williams offer can’t-be-ignored advice, including how to plan, ways to be safe while traveling, and important customs to honor while touring abroad. 

Here, at last, is the LGBTQIA guidebook you’ve been waiting for—and one that will inspire you to make that bucket list and go out in the world!

About the Author

Amy B. Scher is the best-selling author of four books translated into 20 languages. As a longtime travel writer, she writes about how exploring our own neighborhoods and destinations around the world helps us discover who we really are. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, CBS, New York Daily News, Good Morning America, Oprah Daily, Thrillist, and more. Amy lives with her wife in New York City. For more, visit

Mark Jason Williams is an award-winning playwright, essayist, and travel writer who has visited 47 countries across all seven continents. In addition to writing for National Geographic, his work is published in newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, HuffPost, Wired, Clarin, Courrier International, Time Out, the Globe and Mail, Thrillist, Salon, Out magazine, and Good Housekeeping. Out in the World is his first book. Mark lives in New York with his husband and their 15-year-old Yorkie. For more, visit

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426223501
ISBN-10: 1426223501
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English