Gay Travel: The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is surely on the top of most travel enthusiasts’ lists of places they’d most like to visit. Prior to my departure last June, I had a long wish list of things to do and see during my first visit. In only one week I accomplished more than I had expected, including snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, marsupial spotting, plenty of imbibing Australian wine, and even a little Down Under gay nightlife. Given the vast expanse of the destination and my limited time frame, it was important to focus my time on one specific region. The non-stop Qantas service from Los Angeles to Brisbane in Premium Economy was convenient and afforded the necessary additional legroom for the 13-hour flight, along with Business Class-level menus and complimentary wine and spirits. A 90-minute flight from Brisbane landed me in the Whitsunday Islands, a collection of 70-some islands that are largely uninhabited nature preserves.