Interview with travel writer and author Tom Gates

An interview with travel writer Tom GatesBY KATHY BELGE
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Before he became a travel writer, Tom Gates was a music manager. He worked with artists such as Patti Smith, Annie Lennox and Sarah McLachlan. The business wore him out and he decided to quit his job, sell everything he owned and travel the world. His adventures took him to Chile, Argentina, Fiji, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, India, England, Germany, Italy and France. “Wayward: Fetching Tales from a Year on the Road” is his short book of travel stories from that experience. As an out gay man traveling solo, we talked to Tom Gates about his adventures and any tips he has for LGBT travelers wanting to get off the beaten path and see the world. Tom has a great sense of humor and a unique way of seeing the world.

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