Queer Female Travel Bloggers That You Need To Follow Right Now
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I grew up in a small town where there was not much to do, which I think contributed to my constant feelings of wandering. At almost every school holiday, my parents would pack us up for the holidays – mostly to visit family in other parts of the country – but no matter where we went, we just left the gray little neighborhood where nothing ever changed.
Since then, I have traveled to three continents, chosen travel destinations and even worked abroad for a few months, but there are still some things about travel that scare me: mainly, will I be safe there? While this should be a top priority for everyone when planning a vacation, fringe groups should be especially careful. In my case, being a weird woman means I could aim for my sexuality or my gender.
They exist right now 72 countries that criminalize the existence of LGBTQ + and many more where the discrimination or abuse of queer people is not exactly uncommon. You will probably not be surprised to learn that these are countries difficult champions of women’s rights either. So if you are a weird woman too, and I guess you are because you read it on a weird female website, how can you stay safe while you are abroad?
Well, there are many articles about personal safety, but you probably already know the routine from being on earth as a woman. (Do not walk in strange areas at night, Watch the bartender pour your drink, Stay in groups, Carry pepper spray, etc.)
The thing I found most helpful, however, is to seek advice from ladies who were there and did it. That’s why I will share with you my four favorite LGBTQ + travel blogs. These women offer a unique perspective on travel, from which we could all benefit. Not only is it beneficial for safety advice, but it can also focus on points of interest for LGBTQ + women, such as the United Kingdom Shibden Hall, which unfortunately will miss most travel blogs.
So let’s see?
She is only 23 years old, but Dori has already reached 13 countries on three continents and does not stop soon. Follow her for important travel inspo and get ready to be jealous.
Best post: The first 24 hours: My wife’s trip to Malaysia. In the post, Doryn recalls that she was nervous when she arrived in Malaysia as a solo female traveler, but through the power of the powerful smart phone, she managed to meet a guide / guide she recommends to other travelers.
Dopes on the road
Meg and Lindsay do not sugar to travel as strange as they do, but they also need time to celebrate their best holiday experiences, such as their epic wedding. While Meg is more feminine, Lindsay is more androgynous, which means they can have very different experiences in the same place – again, this is something many queer women need to know.
Best post: 8 Questions to Ask LGBT Travelers Before Traveling Abroad. This blog post gives you important questions to consider before embarking on a flight, including whether you should stay “out” while traveling.
In 2010, Dani left a full-time job to travel and has not returned to rat racing since. Instead, he takes jobs in the area – recently setting up a pizza tour in Brooklyn for visitors to New York – and lives as long as possible with a local.
It will give you an account of warts for a destination and even suggest ways to avoid its bad interventions. It covers gay-friendly cities, world-famous destinations and also has guest seats from other queer travelers for a different experience.
Best post: Lesbian travel solo. This piece explores how Dani navigates abroad and the differences between traveling solo as a man and as a woman.
Once on the trip
Roxanne and Maartje are full-time travelers (my ultimate dream) who have traveled the world, from Asia to North America to Europe and back again, but will continue to travel as long as they can. Also, they were recently engaged (literally hours ago as I write this) and I can’t even imagine what location they will choose for their wedding / honeymoon. It will certainly be epic.
Best post: How to travel the world as a lesbian couple. This post gives you some top tips for traveling while gay, including researching the laws and customs before you go, and finding safe places if things go wrong.
Well, this is for me the best travel blogs by LGBTQ + women, but now I want to hear from you. Who is your favorite blogger on the list? Who have I lost? What are your experiences while traveling? Let me know in the comments section.