Beaches in Waikiki

Waikiki’s narrow beaches are generally packed for most of the day. Author Kevin Whitton gives an overview of the area’s beaches, including when to go and where to park.

LGBT Life in Brazil

Many gay and lesbian foreigners associate Brazil with images of transvestites, Carnaval drag queens, and the muscle boys of Ipanema and allow themselves to think that Brazil is a very gay-friendly place. In reality, it is and it isn’t. Living abroad expert Michael Sommers discusses Brazilian cultural attitudes toward LGBT individuals.

Panama City’s Gay and Lesbian Nightlife

Gay bars and clubs in Panama City are either in remote locations or hidden in plain sight, and they usually come and go quickly. The three clubs listed he are are the most prominent and popular spots.

Rio de Janeiro City’s Gay Scene

With a reputation as the “Marvelous City,” one would expect Rio to have more of a gay scene. However, as in many other cities in Brazil, instead of a gay neighborhood, gays, lesbians, and heteros mix socially all over the city. Here are some hot spots to check out.