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  1. Marc launched his career in 1998 modelling in Australia and over seas for a wide variety of clients including catalogue, editorial, runway and television commercials.

    A trained actor, singer and dancer marc did a series of gruelling auditions for the lead role of 'Tony Manero' for the hit musical Australian stage production of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Marc landed the coveted part after auditioning for renowned producer Robert Stigwood at Londons Palladium Theatre,returning to Sydneys Lyr...  ReadĀ FullĀ Bio

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  1. Ep. 213 | ‘Manchester’

    Dusting off its grimy old industrial image, Britain's second largest city steps up and takes its place as one of Europe's coolest cities. This city is all about reinvention. With its cutting edge architecture, design and an arts and music scene that is u...

  2. Ep. 212 | ‘Tokyo’

    Tokyo is one of the world's largest cities and unsurprisingly there is a huge gay community. But until recently, it has existed almost in silence as an unspoken subculture. From the bright neon Shinjuku to the subtle nuances of Japanese manners, Marc Sa...

  3. Ep. 211 | ‘Cairns’

    Will Wikle heads to the top of Australia and to Cairns, the gateway to the tropical north Queensland for a taste of one of the planet's most stunning locations. Get ready for colors and vistas like you've never seen them before. From the world's most anc...

  4. Ep. 210 | ‘Austin, Texas’

    Kate and Will take on the wild west of America as they head to Austin an oasis of liberalism in an otherwise conservative state....

  5. Ep. 209 | ‘Montreal’

    From high above Mont Royal to the cobble stoned streets in the Old Port, Montreal is all about the joie de vivre. It has the best of both worlds with its Euopean flair and North American savvy, not to mention its very sexy French accent. Marc and Kate ge...

  6. Ep. 208 | ‘Buenos Aires’

    Will Wikle travels to one of the hottest gay travel destinations in the world. Fabulous food & wine, a late night Latin lifestyle and an increasingly supportive community and government are helping to make Buenos Aires a favorite global gay hot spot....

  7. Ep. 207 | ‘Rotterdam’

    An intense rivalry exists between Rotterdam and Amsterdam and Gabriel and Marc find the inhabitants of the Netherlands' second largest city very eager to claim the creative, business and queer high ground....

  8. Ep. 206 | ‘Rome’

    Heart of the Roman Empire, birthplace of the Renaissance and now one of the world's top gay destinations, Rome certainly is the eternal city! It's the romantic city that inspired "Roman Holiday" and the phrase "La Dolca Vita" and Marc and Will are immers...

  9. Ep. 205 | ‘Portland, Oregon’

    Marc Savoia and Kate Monroe head North by Northwest to surprising Portland, Oregon. Just because Portland might be the wettest city in the US, doesn't mean it isn't one of the coolest. Our intrepid two find a booming local arts and alternative lifestyle...

  10. Ep. 204 | ‘Perth’

    Ready for the long haul to the land down under? Will Wikle explores Perth, the gay gateway to Western Australia, a state three times the size of Texas! Will finds out what queer life is like in the outback and in one of the world's most beautiful and is...

  11. Ep. 203 | ‘Mexico City’

    With its boundless energy and colour, La Capital, is a bewildering mix of the modern and ancient. Will and Kate find out what life is like for gay people in one of the world largest cities just opening up as a gay tourist destination....

  12. Ep. 202 | ‘Dublin’

    Marc Savoia and Gabriel meet the friendly Irish, get a little religious enlightenment and see just how this city has shaken off its conservative roots to become the all embracing capital of the Emerald Isle....

  13. Ep. 201 | ‘Bangkok’

    Thailand's City of Angels, an explosion of Asian energy, charm and grace! Behind the nightlife of the Bangkok beast is a gentle and inviting soul. Kate and Marc discover what queer life is like in a culture built on the Buddhist tradition of 'live and le...

Full Summary

  1. Round Trip Ticket is a globe-trotting travel magazine series that ditches the usual sites and well-worn paths to seek out the entertaining and little-known alternatives in one international location each week. Round Trip Ticket features hosted interviews with some of the gay personalities in each destination, as well as travel tips on each location and profiles of local businesses, artists, restaurants, clubs and boutique hotels. Featured destinations include Bangkok, Dublin, Tokyo, Rome, Manchester, and Buenos Aires.

Meet the Cast

  1. Marc launched his career in 1998 modelling in Australia and over seas for a wide variety of clients including catalogue, editorial, runway and television commercials.

    A trained actor, singer and dancer marc did a series of gruelling auditions for the lead role of 'Tony Manero' for the hit musical Australian stage production of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Marc landed the coveted part after auditioning for renowned producer Robert Stigwood at Londons Palladium Theatre,returning to Sydneys Lyric Theatre for a publicity launch with the Bee Gee's. Sadly the show did not make it to opening night. Marc also apperaed in Robert Luketic's (director of Legally Blond)acclaimed Australian short film 'Titsiana Booberini' with Sophie Lee. Marc then landed a role of roving reporter for a new Fox 8 (Foxtel) fashion show called 'The Cover', looking after Melbourne stories and events. Showcasing the latest in style, innovations, ideas and culture. Subsequently Marc was asked to M C the launch of Melboune Fashion Week 2001 and participated as one of Cleo's 50 top Bachelors of the year.

    In 2002 Marc moved into a role of travel presenter and host for a racy new alternative lifestyle programme called 'Round Trip Ticket' Reporting from LA, NY, London, Paris and Rome. Interviewing Camryn Manheim on the set of 'The Practice',Molly Meldrum and Photographer David Lachapelles muse Amanda Lapore being some highlights.

    2004/2005 saw Marc continuing to travel as a host/presenter for Round Trip Ticket. Travelling to Athens, Mykonos, Berlin,Hong Kong and Amsterdam. 'Round Trip Ticket' evolves into a youth culture series, profiling Australians who are shaking it up at home and around the globe. 'Round Trip Ticket' presents a snap shot of alternative culture nationally and internationally. Reporting at the Closing Ceremony of The 2004 Olympic Games,interviewing Noble Peace Prize nominee Zackie Achmat and Berlin Mayor Klause Wowereit were some memmorable experiences.

    When not in front of the cameras Marc indulges in his passion for art. An absract expressionist painter gaining notoriety in the art world and is currently represented by Thierry B Gallery in Melbourne and is working towards his 1st solo exhibition.

  2. Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Will left the deep South for NYC with big dreams of becoming a 'citified redneck'.

    After graduating from Columbia University with an honors degree in Nursing, he bounced on to the national radar as a cast member of CBS's hit reality show Big Brother 5. His tryst with reality tv opened up the door to broadcasting and he joined the LOGO family as host of the original travel series 'Round Trip Ticket'.

    This year, Will made his radio debut as one of the hosts of the first nationally syndicated GLBT radio show, Radio With A Twist. Other notable television appearances include: Bravo's 'Battle of the Network Reality Stars', LOGO's 'Real Gay' Reality Reunion special, and PBS's 'In the Life'.

    Will also continues to work as a registered nurse in the emergency department of world renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was honored to be named to OUT magazine's 'OUT 100' list of the most intriguing people of 2005.

    In his free time, Will enjoys talking to his mamma, worshipping Oprah, and eating mac'n'cheese with his boyfriend.

  3. KATE MONROE Australia's First Lady of House

    Kate Monroe has been at the leading edge of dance culture for over a decade. One of the most in demand DJs in Australia Kate draws a crowd no matter where she is playing. Having repeatedly been voted one of the top 20 DJs in Australia by and Inthemix on line and Juice Magazine, her face and her trademark sound are well known.

    Her credits read like a guide to the most legendary parties in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether it be starting 2004 in style for Mobile Home, taking over the decks under the Harbour Bridge as the midnight fireworks lit up the sky, her regular appearances at Harbour Party in the Domain (Sydney), Field Day, Winterdaze, The Prince (Melbourne), Family (Brisbane) and Red Raw (Melbourne) or her residencies at Sublime and Queer Nation at Home Nightclub. With fellow residents Pee Wee Ferris, Kid Kenobi and Nik Fish, Kate's sets on the Terrace at Home have seen Sublime voted "THE BEST CLUB NIGHT" in Australia by the public an unprecedented three years in a row at the National Dance Music Awards.

    Kate is as comfortable inside the dark of a nightclub as the open-air outdoor parties. She has played at the new years day Field Day Parties and supported most international DJ Legends when they tour, including Derrick Carter, Bob Sinclar, Tracy Young, Masters at Work, Jose Padilla, Victor Calderone, Eric Morillo, Alan Thompson and Jason Herd.

    Besides her consistent and always entertaining sets another aspect which sets Kate apart from other DJ's is the corporate sponsorship and involvement that she attracts. Kate has worked closely with the team from L'Oreal to create the perfect atmosphere at the launches of some of L'oreal's premier brands, as well as being the official endorsee of the SHURE Whitelabel cartridge in Australia.

    Kate is as much a natural in front of a microphone and camera as she is behind the decks. She has also been a guest presenter on Triple J, Channel V, The Joint, Alchemy on SBS, and hosted the internet broadcast of Mardi Gras for three years. Kate was also the spokesperson for 'The Live Sites" during the Sydney 2000 Olympics and one of the headline DJs at the closing party for the Olympics at The Domain in front of a staggering 60,000 people.

    Known as Australia's First Lady Of House, Kate's distinctive style has led to an extensive touring schedule over the past five years around Australia, New Zealand and ASIA that has seen her add dance floors full of fans with every club she plays at.

    Her distinctively sultry and sexy sound has enthralled and excited the punters so much that not only has she released numerous mix albums, but earlier this year Kate Monroe decided to launch her own recording label devoted to underground house, MAT Recordings.

    Kate is currently working on a range of recording projects including the second installment in the MAT CD series MAT White due for release 16th September. MAT White will bring your attention to tracks that would never get picked up for mainstream compilations with a few well known numbers thrown in but for the most part Kate has brought together a stack of exceptionally good quality underground house, including her first original track with Engineering partner Glenn Humphries for MAT Recordings.

    For more information visit www.MatRecordings.com.

  4. Whilst other boys were reading "Lord of the Rings" Gabriel was busy reading Vogue, swatting up on the hot new looks and the fiercest places to go. He yearned for the nightlife, and often skipped out of the house late at night to go and party in his customised wanna-be Jean-Paul Gauthier. He soon established himself on the London club - scene with his trademark bolshiness that only a cocky teenager can deliver. He was a feisty sixteen year old, in Westwood, with a lollipop and hat cocked to the side that could roll-call all the staff from the Café de Paris, Atlantic and Denim.

    Fast-forward a year to when he left school and decided to become a stylist, a job he dreamed about. The ability to shop on other people's money and telling them they looked a hot mess? - He was in element. Gabriel went to Paris for a while and realized that he hated the Parisian scene, but loved the city. He modelled for a month, danced regularly on cult-TV show The Word and continued styling. He soon became an accomplished stylist, doing jobs for credits and not very much money, when his path came across Heaven's infamous doorway. He started doing the door at Heaven and other venues, openings and fashionable parties, before concentrating on club promoting and taking over Heaven's infamous Wednesday nighter -- Fruit Machine. His vision was to broaden the club, to diversify the crowd and make this night accessible to all. Fruit Machine has been the springboard for many club personalities that are well known today. Past acts that have performed here, to name a few, include: Madonna, Blu Cantrell, George Michael, Cher, Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, Peaches, Fat Boy Slim, Paul Van Dyke, Jon Digweed, Danny Rampling & Junior Vasquez... the list goes on.

    Gabriel still runs the hugely successful Fruit Machine, as well as hosting parties for magazines, fashion launches and record companies. Gabriel also writes for style magazines All Access & Issue One and regularly contributes to QX. He has recently turned his hand to TV presenting and has made cameo appearance on Trouble's Bump & Grind II, as a guest judge.

    So what does the future hold for him?

    With a fashion line, TV career and a minimal singing recording contract all in the air, who knows what the future holds? All he does know is that being an international IT boy is non-negotiable and a life of parties, fashion and excess are all guaranteed.