Paul Heney

Paul Heney


Paul J. Heney is a lifelong writer and avid world traveler. He’s served as Editorial Director for several hospitality magazines, including Luxury Hotelier, Hotel Design, and Hotel & Motel Management. Paul’s travel passions vary, ranging from urban exploring to hiking in the mountains to finding the perfect beach. He has written extensively about family travel, green issues, cruises, and LGBT travel issues. He has won multiple Azbee awards for writing from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and served as National President of the association from 1999-2003. He lives in suburban Cleveland with his partner and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @paulheney or Instagram at @paulheney.

Latest Articles By Paul Heney

  • Jan 5, 2021 6:00 AM ET

    gallery icon Top 21 LGBTQ Travel Destinations for 2021

    Places around the world where LGBTQ people can travel safely in 2021.

  • Dec 14, 2020 6:00 AM ET

    The Future of LGBTQ Luxury Travel

    IGLTA's recent luxury travel panel took a look at the future of this niche for the LGBTQ market in 2021 and beyond.

  • Dec 12, 2020 8:00 AM ET

    Reflections on a Queer Southern Road Trip

    With cold weather upon the northern half of the U.S., our recent road trip to the progressive cities of Asheville and Savannah was just what we needed to escape winter's sting.

  • Nov 14, 2020 2:07 PM ET

    Asheville Is a Dreamy LGBTQ Getaway

    From food and microbreweries to art galleries and honey shops, Asheville, N.C. is a lovely progressive enclave, sure to delight queer travelers.

  • Sep 3, 2020 7:00 PM ET

    Michigan Has Varied Options for LGBTQ Travelers

    LGBTQ travelers may not often focus on Michigan, but the state's massive lower peninsula boasts a lot of attractive options for queer roadtrippers.

  • Jul 4, 2020 1:13 PM ET

    5 Things We Learned on Our First COVID-19 Trip

    A road trip through five states provided the author a welcome experience back into travel, but also gave him some important lessons on traveling in the world of Covid-19.

  • Jun 7, 2020 8:00 PM ET

    What is the Future of LGBTQ Travel?

    Two recent surveys on LGBTQ travelers reveal that they feel more comfortable traveling, and many are interested in pursuing travel plans in the next six months. We look at what the future may hold for this important traveler segment.

  • Mar 16, 2020 8:00 AM ET

    IGLTA Postpones May Convention in Milan

    The association is determined to host its Annual Global Convention in 2020 in Milan, but says it will push its annual event back from May to the Fall timeframe.

  • Mar 8, 2020 6:00 PM ET

    Maui’s Ritz Carlton Is a Secluded Luxury Getaway

    From a world-class spa to championship golf to incredible cuisine, there's something for everyone at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

  • Feb 29, 2020 6:00 PM ET

    Paradise Found at the Andaz Maui

    Whether you're looking for an active beachfront vacation or one that's more laid back, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort has great options for both types of travelers.