We chatted with Sue Bohme, the manager of premiere gay travel agency, Out and About Travel, ahead of the fabulous weekend that is Mardi Gras.
It feeds the soul, takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you appreciate what is important.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
– Mark Twain
The challenge for the travel industry is…
Misconceptions about destinations
The things I like about my job…
Making dreams a reality and constantly discovering new experiences and travelling
And the frustrations are …
If I didn’t work in travel I would be…
What is your favourite destination?
African continent, anywhere with good food!!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Cape Town, it is such a stunning, vibrant and fun city. Istanbul, a fabulous city to explore enjoy culinary delights. Rome, a truly romantic city, that you never want leave and overwhelms with it history..
What is your favourite Mardi Gras memory?
Dancing under a mirror ball with 30 or so Diana Rosses on stage doing a melody
Where’s your next destination to travel to?
Norfolk then Miami then Italy
The best advice I’ve ever received was…
Breathe and back yourself
I don’t understand why people…
My greatest weakness is…
And my greatest strength is…
What are your top 5 travel tips?
- Educate yourself about the destination.
- Have a sense of humour and smile
- Learn some local words
- Relax and take in the environment.
- Get lost every now and then, throw away the guide book, some of the best things are discovered this way.
The naughtiest thing I ever did was…
Too naughty to tell….
The last time I feared for my life was…
Hurtling down a mountain road in India in a rickshaw with no brakes and the engine off
What is a must-have in your suitcase when travelling?
Passport and sense of humour
How are you celebrating Mardi Gras this year?
Queer screen festival and off to Mona for the weekend
Tell us a bit more about Out and About Travel…
Travel is one of the most intriguing, inspirational, and educational experiences in our sphere of life. Memories are created during trips both local and abroad. Time spent away from home of your daily regimen should be treated as if it was the most important thing to you, and it is.
It is Out Travel’s mission to make sure that this time spent on holiday is time well spent where those memories and educational experiences can be created and welded into the traveler’s life for time to come. We are flexible in the way we conduct business, making it feel more personal and enjoyable to work with us when planning your special holiday.