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Bruce & Wes

Fort Lauderdale
On Zoom Rio, Peru, Egypt, and Jordan

When Bryan messaged us about contributing to the Zoom Vacations newsletter regarding our travel experiences with Zoom, we had just boarded a cruise ship for a 10-day Atlantis cruise.  Our immediate response was, “Yes- of course we will”, because we love to travel, and we especially love our Zoom travels.  This request, however, gave us pause to reflect more specifically as to what it is about the Zoom experiences that make them so special amongst the many gay travel options.  First and foremost is the personable expert tour leadership of Bryan and Joel who take the time to get to personally connect to each guest so that all expectations are always met and typically exceeded.  Secondly, using highly knowledgeable local guides to further personalize the experience and provide the most complete and up to date descriptions of the amazing sites we visit allows them to ensure all aspects of the tour run smoothly even when the best made plans go awry.  Lastly, from the lodgings to the cuisine to the selected sites and the timing that these locations are visited- everything comes together for an over-the-top experience so that when reflecting back, it is easy to close your eyes and relive the experience again and again because the experience was so emotionally poignant.  With Zoom- within six weeks we were able to travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world (Jordan Tour) and to Lake Titicaca, the highest border of the world (Peru Tour add on)- unparalleled experiences!  While we love parties and larger gay events, some of our most memorable travel experiences have been with Zoom and we look forward to more travels with Bryan and Joel.

What our travelers say about Zoom


on Zoom Peru

Is there help for a Zoom addiction as I believe I may have it?! This trip was 5 star amazing all the way! I can’t decide my next Zoom trip, but at top of the list is: India Holi Festival, an African Safari (now to decide which option), Morocco, Vietnam, Egypt…so many amazing choices!


Santa Barbara
on Zoom Peru

Hey guys, Just wanted to take a second to thank you for making our trip to Peru so great. We really enjoyed the country and all the sites we saw and activities that you arranged for us.

You made the travel as seamless as possible and the little gifts and extras really made us both feel so special. The hotels were over the top and it was obvious that you both worked very hard to make our experience special.

I am sooo glad that we never cancelled! Once again on behalf of Mike and Myself, kudos and thank you. Have a great holiday season.


Chicago, IL

From drinking wine on the Great Wall, to an amazing al fresco dinner at Ayers Rock with fellow travelers, and experiencing Angkor Was at sunrise, many of my greatest moments of my life have occurred during a Zoom trip.


Atlanta, GA

Zoom Vacations co-founders, Bryan and Joel have a true passion for facilitating an elevated vacation experience. I have had the extreme pleasure to observe this on multiple amazing excursions. And afterwards I no longer felt like a client but a friend and will forever be a Zoomer.


Chicago, IL

Zoom Vacations planned the honeymoon of a lifetime!  My husband and I were married in 2017, and Zoom Vacations stepped in to plan our South African honeymoon – with a quick stop in Zambia to see Victoria Falls.  From the moment we landed in Cape Town for a few days of relaxation and site-seeing to booking the multiple flights around South Africa, it was one of the most seamless experiences of our lives.  We had the opportunity to experience a Safari that found us amongst amazing wild animals with a luxury experience that was beyond compare.  Booking our amazing hotels, securing transportation to and from every excursion; Zoom Vacations made us feel like we were VIPs the whole way!


Harlem NY

I travel extensively for business and leisure and I enjoy planning my own trips. However, when I am looking for 5 star immersive cultural experience with a tour group that  uses knowledgeable, LGBTQ friendly in-country tour guides I always go to Zoom Vacations. I’ve booked a number of tours with them spanning the globe from Australia to Africa and the Middle East and they have all been spectacular. The hotels are top notch. The itineraries are flexible with options that  appeal to everyone from the laid  back traveler to adventure seekers and adrenalin junkies. What I most love is the special surprise events that usually offer an authentic local  experience like riding a scooter through the hectic streets of Hanoi or spending the day at a local Israeli beach after a Pride Parade. Bryan and Joel are amazing hosts. Their attention to details allows you to completely relax, unwind and enjoy the journey that unfolds.


Purcellville, VA

My husband and I not only love to travel, but we love to have experiences that manage not only to envelope, but seem to rise above the place in which that experience occurs.  And we have found ourselves lucky on numerous occasions to have had these experiences created by Zoom Vacations.

No detail is ever left unconsidered or enhanced–that perfect, exclusive tour that brings you not only to the heart of the destination you are visiting, but to the soul of the people whose culture you are temporarily inhabiting; that unbelievable lunch spot with the perfect menu that aligns with the atmosphere; that once-in-a-lifetime vista that only Zoom seems to know about; that hotel that you thought only existed in the glossy pages of an elite travel magazine.  And always these experiences are accompanied by the most wonderful Zoom team, and extraordinary fellow travelers who love to sink into such experiences as deeply as you do.

We have never been anything but thrilled beyond our expectations, and have always left a vacation from Zoom feeling that yet another incredibly rich life experience was just created by the talented and loving staff at Zoom. We can’t wait for our next one.


Austin, TX

I have gone with Zoom Vacations on group tours, and have used their services for beautifully curated private ones too.  I have never experienced anything as magical.


San Francisco, CA

I loved that the trip was well-planned and thoughtfully curated. And I enjoyed meeting everyone on the trip – we quickly became a tight-knit group!


Atlanta, GA

So looking forward to creating wonderful memories from our Zoom Vacations tours again