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


Upcoming events (3)

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

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Just a quick note as there are some amazing airfare deals out to Bali right now. If you looking for a last min escape from winter. Bali Boys, room of your own trip on the 14th September is now back on after some last min interest. Let me know asap if interested in joining us http://www.ots-adventures.com/bali-explored-2-gay-friendly-tour.html

Travel to Cuba!

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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. 9-DAY / 8-NIGHT TRIP DATES : - November 9 - 17, 2019 *1 solo female and male looking for a roommate.* More information can be seen on the website : globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba PRICE (excluding flights) : $2600 (Regular season, February - November) Single Supplement is $550. 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]

Morocco Trip!

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MOROCCO TRIP! (12 days / 11 nights) Morocco’s ancient medinas and Saharan dunes will mesmerize and transport us back in time as we haggle for spices in the souks, sleep under a blanket of stars in the Sahara, and caravan by camel into the desert. Check out the video from our first trip to Morocco by clicking the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pozJBCPmWJQ Below is some information. Message Jodie or email [masked] if you are interested or have any questions. Trip Dates : November 10 - 21, 2019 Trip Cost : $2900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $550 You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/morocco Included : - 11 nights accommodation - Private, air-conditioned ground transportation - Local guide throughout - Activities as indicated on itinerary - All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinner - Airport pick-up Not included : - Optional excursions and activities - Some lunches and dinners - Beverages - Gratuities - Souvenirs - Airport drop-off - International flight - Insurance If you have questions, please email : [masked]

Past Events

Sri Lanka

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