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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 guys 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 www.ots-adventures.com (http://www.ots-adventures.com/) our webpage with much more info.

Each year we add at least one unique, new destination, for our group to look forward to. See our website www.ots-adventures.com (http://www.ots-adventures.com/) register for the newsletter and plan your next adventure.


Upcoming events (3)

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 (Boys) trip with No single sup, time to get back travelling again!

Portugal is back welcoming vaccinated visitors from the US.

Portugal this coming May 2022. "Boys only" trip with NO single supplement. I am holding 9 rooms for up to 10 guys interested in making this happen, there is no commitment at this stage just seing if there is enough interest.

Click on link below for full details and if any interest fill out the "expression of interest" form and I will keep you updated.


Portugal (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.


Past events (8)

Bali (Boys trip with a room of your own) this September

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