In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
Life Lately And Upcoming Travels: October 2015 Edition (Globetrotter Girls)
This month was a rather slow month of travel – a much needed break after hitting five countries in September – but coming to think about it I still managed to visit five cities in October (Tel Aviv in Israel and Berlin, Munich, Leipzig and Erfurt in Germany).
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Dani

GENERAL:
5 Things Every LGBT Traveler Must Know Before Going Overseas (Huffington Post)
With June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it probably comes as no surprise the travel industry is increasingly targeting the LGBT market.
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GENERAL:
Radar: Our Top 10 Gay Travel Discoveries for October 2015 (Towleroad.com)
Welcome to The Radar. It’s ManAboutWorld’s new top 10 (or so) list of top gay travel discoveries each month based on what our group of 75+ frequent traveling Global Correspondents are loving from their recent travels.
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EUROPE:
Why I love train travel in Europe (Globetrotter Girls)
When I decided to take trains around Europe whenever possible last month, I was curious to see how they’d compare to buses, which I had used during my travels in August.
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European Trains - Dani

SWEDEN:
Day Trip from Stockholm: Fjaederholmarna Island (Shermans Travel)
We’ve all heard about cosmopolitan Stockholm, arguably Sweden’s top destination. But if you choose to visit, don’t forget that there are a whopping 30,000 islands surrounding the city — some thriving, inhabited communities, and others that are little more than a skiff of rock and grass — spread along an archipelago that stretches nearly 50 miles into the Baltic Sea.
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UK:
The Coolest Things To Do in Manchester (Travels of Adam)
Lonely Planet released their annual “Best of 2016” list, and of the top 10 cities to visit next year, they included Manchester–a city I visited for the first time this summer.
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Adam Groffman

USA, PENNSYLVANIA:
5 Things to Love About Pittsburgh: Gay Travel (Towleroad.com)
Hilly and steely (quite literally), Pittsburgh has had a reputation as a hard-working city without much tourist appeal. That conventional wisdom has always been incorrect.
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