Articles written by: Bryan Herb

memorably Bryan, Co-Founder of Zoom Vacations, Chaired the Board of Directors of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, appeared as one of nine travel experts featured on the Travel Channel’s hit show, “Vacation Challenge,” and was the South America Gay Travel Expert for four episodes on Logo’s Gay Travel show, Bump. He was also the host for two gay travel shorts for Comcast. He is the gay travel expert for several gay online and print publications, including Orbitz,,,, and more. He has just started creating online international travel videos for Logoonline.

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Culture / Travel

Thoughts on Cecil from a Frequent Safarigoer

There is a song I love by a South African artist that has been in my head ever since I started hearing the stories about Cecil the lion out of Zimbabwe. It is the beautiful, haunting melody that matches the feeling in my chest. As you read this article, I […]

Zoom Vacations Owner, Bryan Herb makes a few new friends in Africa
Culture / Travel

Pop Culture Inspires Travel

The things that were popular during our childhoods affect our interests, spending habits, obsessions, and passions later in life

Enjoying champagne with our group on the Great wall of China

The Economics of Group Touring

My boyfriend taught me an expression that he says is very popular in his native country of Bulgaria. It is “I am not rich enough to buy cheap things” which is a little like our “you get what you pay for.” Essentially, often when we skimp on things, we end […]

The luxurious Taj Lake Palace, in Udaipur, India

India Could Be the Vacation of Your Dreams

Of all the places I have visited, I think India is the most misunderstood.

Looking out of Machu Picchu
Culture / Travel

Climate Change and Machu Picchu

Climate change and tourism make seeing Machu Picchu something you must do now.

Uncle Bryan serves up the best fake martini in these parts
Extended family / Family

The Life of a Gay Uncle

Gay uncles often pull out all the stops to care for their nieces and nephews.

Zoom Vacations celebrates Thanksgiving with our annual trip to Peru, with Thanksgiving dinner in a private colonial mansion.

Thanksgiving Around the World

Gratitude is celebrates around the world in many different ways.

A bed scarf adds a decorative and functional purpose.

5 Things Hotel Rooms Have that Your Bedroom Doesn’t

If my bedroom at home were as nice as some of these hotel rooms, I might never leave.

The visa pages in your passport serve a purpose
Culture / Travel

Remember Your Visa (and I Don’t Mean Your Credit Card)

Before you travel, remember that some countries require a visa. Here’s the information you need to get started.

Me and Machu Picchu: A Love Affair
Culture / Travel

Me and Machu Picchu: A Love Affair

Perhaps no other place on Earth has captivated me quite like Machu Picchu in Peru.