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Where To Go For The Best Gay And Bi-Sexual Retreats

By Howie Holben

Being gay or bi-sexual can present unique challenges. You may have come across discrimination and bullying at some time in your life, you may feel the need to escape from it all for a while. Of course there may be other reasons why you want to get away. Life itself, with work and family complications can make us all feel like we need a break. Going on gay retreats is one way that you can take a break from your life in the company of like minded people

There are a variety of different types of gay retreats you can experience. There are many organized retreats that you can go on that feature seminars, yoga, meditation and many other activities. If you would prefer to be a little more independent then there are a number of travel companies that organize vacations away to various gay friendly locations.

Hamilton hall in Dorset offers the only gay run and gay owned retreat center in Europe. It is specifically designed for gay men and runs thought provoking seminars, lectures and workshops as well as fun party weekends away. So depending on whether you want peace and quiet or a more energy filled break Hamilton hall could offer what you want.

If you are looking for a gay friendly area to visit for your holiday you could try Noosa cove. The cove is situated on the North Queensland coast and is a haven of peace and beauty. The area not only boasts stunning beaches that encourage surfing and swimming but is also a nature lovers paradise. The National park offers bushland, forests and lakes that are teeming with wildlife.

For those who desire a structured retreat you have a number of choices. Many retreats run programmes in high quality accommodation with spa and high quality dining facilities whilst others are run in more rustic settings. These programmes can offer anything from philosophical discussion to erotic exploration.

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise that offers everything from a lively nightlife with restaurants and discos to lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and entrancing and majestic volcano’s. The area has a number of gay friendly tour operators that can help you plan your holiday. The deep sea fishing in Costa Rica is particularly good and well worth a try. Surfers won’t be disappointed either as the surf breaks are particularly good.

The Dhanakosa retreat in the highlands of Scotland not only offers some of the most stunning scenery in the world but also a unique way of relaxing. The retreat is a Buddhist one and offers gay retreats that are run on the Buddhist teachings of ethics, wisdom and meditation. Dhanakosa’s ethical viewpoint is that any one, irrelevant of race, sexual orientation or gender, can find the path to spiritual fulfillment.

If you are in the process of ‘coming out’ or indeed if things are just a little hectic at work you will probably be in need of a little bit of peace and maybe some spiritual centering. Maybe you need to get back in touch with who you are? However you like to do this, whether it’s through partying or finding a peaceful place to rest there will be gay retreats to suit you.

Gay tours to gay retreats help written by Howie Holben. He is the dreamer behind Spirit Journeys, a gay travel association. Spirit Journeys provides gay tours all over the planet.

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