Watch: LGBTQ Travel Returns, and It's Never Looked Better

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday May 21, 2021

Ready to pack your weekender — better yet, a full-size suitcase? The travel industry is ready for a rebound, and who better to share thoughts about where and when to travel than some of our favorite LGBTQ travel companies?

Host Matthew Wexler chats with R Family Vacations co-founder Kelli Carpenter and VACAYA CEO Randle Roper about emerging travel trends and destinations, the perks of group travel, and how the LGBTQ travel industry is emerging stronger than ever before.

R Family Vacations and VACAYA represent the return of a robust LGBTQ travel industry that's been hard at work over the past year to ensure they're ready to safely host bucket-list trips worldwide.

R Family Vacation highlights include a river cruise through Portugal and Spain (August 1-8, 2021), and an adventurous itinerary through Thailand (February 25 - March 7, 2022), while VACAYA heads to New Orleans and the Mississippi River (November 14-22, 2021) followed by a relaxing and picturesque trip to Costa Rica (June 5-12, 2022), just to name a few.

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.