What we're about

Outside the Square travel adventures for the ''almost independent'' Gay travellers and their friends.

Im Richard and I am based in New Zealand. My passion is putting together and running great adventures and in 2014 I started OTS (Outside the Square) a travel group for adventurous Gay travellers and their friends.

Generally I run 3-4 adventure trips a year and we are always looking for new travellers to join us, many people have been coming back year after year.
I aim to get a group of around 6-10, so lots of fun and nothing like a commercial tour booked through a travel agent, and of course way more value and fun, than travelling on your own.

People from all across the world can join, as long as gay friendly (some trips are boys only some are mixed). Singles couples and friends all welcome as we buddy up to share rooms to keep the costs down. I negotiate good single room rates for those that like their own space.

I post new trips on the Meet-up site with a link to http://www.ots-adventures.com our webpage with much more info.

Each year we add at least one unique, new destination, for our group.

See our website http://www.ots-adventures.com register for the newsletter and plan your next adventure.


Upcoming events (2)

Travel to Cuba

Buena Vista Social Club

If you're interested in traveling to Cuba, there are some amazing trips coming up this year. Groups will be mostly solo travelers and small, usually between 7-10 people and truly local, as we will be staying in local bed and breakfast style accommodations. Email [masked] if interested or with questions. All non-LGBTQ trips are welcome to everyone! Usually about a quarter to half of everyone on each trip are LGBTQ travelers. 9-DAY/8-NIGHT TRIP DATES : - December 26, 2018 - January 3, 2019 (LGBTQ) *SOLD OUT* - March 16 - 24, 2019 *1 solo female and male looking for roommates.* More trip dates can be seen on the website : globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba PRICE (excluding flights) : $2,400 (Regular season, February - November) Single Supplement is $550 REVIEWS : See past travelers' Yelp reviews by clicking here : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 ITINERARY : Days 1-3 : HAVANA • Classic car convertible ride to Fusterlandia (famous artist neighborhood) and Revolution Square. • Drinks in Old Havana and live music at El Floridita, Buena Vista Social Club and other hot spots! Days 3-5 : VINALES • Organic farm visit and dinner at local farmer's home. • Local tobacco farm tour and cigar rolling demonstration. • Your choice of optional activities : cooking class & local market visit, horseback riding, or caving at one of the many caves in the area (at your own expense). Days 5-6 : PLAYA LARGA • Swimming or snorkeling at Bay of Pigs & Bay of Pigs historical museum visit. • Sunset dinner & drinks at Playa Larga. Days 6-8 : TRINIDAD • Hike to and swim at waterfall w/ a stop at a local farmer's house for tea. • Beach time at Playa Ancon. Days 8-9 : HAVANA • Say adios to Cuba with one last dinner at a local paladar! For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba/ or email : [masked]

South Africa "Wilderness walk"

Needs a location

Great News I have just managed to secure the entire 8 beds at the camp in the Kruger park for our GAY friendly South African "Wilderness trip in 2019" The website has been updated so anyone who was thinking of joining this trip of a lifetime try and get your expression of interest form in ASAP as there are only 5 places left to make a total of 8. "To say I am excited about this trip is the understatement of the year, it has 3 of my favorite things, camping under the African sky, game drives on a private reserve, and the wines food, and sights of Capetown" Click on the link below to find out more about the trip and the other 5 destinations we have planned to meetup in 2019 www.ots-adventures.com or http://www.ots-adventures.com/south-africa-wilderness-gay-friendly-tour.html

Past events (11)

Peru this September

Meeting in Cusco Peru

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