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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.


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Morocco trip with No single sup, time to get back travelling again!

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Morocco, we know it from countless movies, and for many, it remains the very definition of "Exotic". Travel is back and I have chosen Morocco as the first trip of 2023 after our long break.
Join me on this journey from Marrakesh to Casablanca, where we really get into the "vibe" of the country with time to explore.
This is one for the solo travellers as well as there will be no single room extra charge on this trip if you enjoy a room of your own.
Open to all Gay friendly mature travellers.

Click on the link below for full details of the trip.


Or have a look around the website for all of the trips for 2022 and 2033


Portugal trip (No single sup) time to get back travelling again!

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Portugal is one of my favourite European countries, the people are friendly and welcoming, the sights breath-taking, and the history is astonishing. It is a country that once visited you will want to return to repeatedly.
On this our 13-day adventure, we get to discover the absolute best, there is time to explore and "smell the roses", enjoy a coffee and lots of outdoor dining, just like the locals do. No one is in a hurry in this country, and that’s part of the charm. Great food, fantastic wines, sweet ports, and local beer, all to the sound of Fado (traditional music).

This trip is one for Solo travellers as we have a room of your own at no extra charge. Couples are of course welcome. This trip is open to all "Gay friendly travellers" I am also running a "boys" trip in May which has a couple of places left only.

Click on the link below to find out full details of this trip on the website.


Peru the great adventure September 2022

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Epic Peru and the land of the Incas

Ever since I first visited the valley of the Incas as an intrepid backpacker I have longed to return and explore more off the beaten track and in 2018 we teamed up with a specialist in Peru to offer a truly unique LGBT friendly experience.
For 2022 we have taken the very best of that trip and added both Lima and Arequipa (the white city) to make what we think will be the best trip ever. With our local guide we will get right off the beaten track in our own transport and at a relaxed pace.

Just 4 places left to complete our booking for 12 people, so if you have ever dreamed of visiting this amazing country, grab one of the last spots.


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