FOUNDED IN 2008
It Started with 9 Email Addresses
In May of 2008, at the peak of the economic downturn, Robert Geller was laid off from his corporate job and decided to create a social outlet for the gay community fostering interactions outside of the bar. His idea would be an outlet Robert wanted for himself, offering activities such as stand-up paddle board lessons, group bike rides, cooking classes, architectural tours and more. He believed there had to be others in the gay community who were looking for the same kind of adventure he was seeking.
Beginning with just nine email addresses Robert started Outings & Adventures Gay Travel which has experienced exponential growth from its initial humble beginnings in Tampa, Florida to a worldwide audience today in excess of 100,000+. Robert was right, there are others like him who want to travel the world, experience it to the fullest and make new friends along the way
A BIG IDEA ON THE MOVE
Small is the new Big
Now based in Seattle, Outings & Adventures still has a start-up mentality harnessing its 10 years of experience in having hosted hundreds of social activities and events, windjammer cruises, trips to Europe and more. And now O&A has combined all that with travel options never before placed in front of the gay traveler along with gay cruises, tours and other unique vacation experiences. We are the go-to gay travel guide.
#1 FASTEST GROWING GAY TRAVEL WEBSITE
Outings & Adventures Today
Our current Alexa ranking has positioned O&A as the fastest growing gay travel website! The O&A Team continues to curate and add traveling listing to the website at a rate of nearly 40 a month, there is something for everyone; biking in Italy, nude sailings, Gay Wine Weekend, Atlantis Cruises, bear events, Pride Guide and so much more. We invite you to click around and discover all the unique travel opportunities AND to enter our Travel Giveaway!
THE MAKING OF A TRAVEL GURU
Our own Travel Guru can show you a thing or two
There’s no doubt that Outings & Adventures founder, Robert Geller, is a true adventurer and travel guru. Who else rents a bike while on vacation in beautiful Hawaii to bike 112 miles, crazy! Robert was selected by GayTravel.com as one of their 30 semi-finalists, from a pool of over 2,000 contestants, in their second annual search for a Gay Travel Guru. After multiple rounds of competition Robert finished his amazing journey with a top 10 placing! With lots of fan encouragement Robert beat out candidates from NYC, LA, Miami and other top markets. Here’s a heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who supported our very own O&A Travel Guru.
Check out Robert’s videos where he shares his Tampa Bay favorite things like, swimming with a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, flamenco dances at The Columbia Restaurant, plays with Cliff the penguin at the Florida Aquarium and much more!
THE INDIANA JONES STYLE VIDEO
55 Seconds Best of Video
THE EXTENDED REMIX
The Club Remix Extended Video