Out in the World

Fabulosa Books

489 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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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!


Mark an award-winning playwright, essayist and travel writer. His work is featured in the New York Times (Modern Love), Washington Post, HuffPost, Wired, National Geographic, Insider, Good Housekeeping, Out Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out, Salon, The Globe and Mail, and more. Mark is a lifelong New Yorker who has a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is a survivor of childhood leukemia and a passionate traveler who has visited 50 countries across seven continents. He lives with his husband and two senior rescue dogs.


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We will refund your money if we have to cancel the event. No refunds otherwise.

Cancellation Policy:

We will notify if we have to cancel due to illness or other emergencies. This happens very, very rarely. If you cannot make the event, we will hold your book for a month, after which you will have store credit for the amount paid for the book, including tax.

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Fabulosa Books
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114