Queer Female Travel Bloggers That You Need To Follow Right Now
Fly away with these incredible female travel bloggers.
I grew up in a small town with not much to do, which I think added to my constant feeling of wanderlust. Almost in the school holidays, my parents packed us up for a vacation – mostly to visit family in other parts of the country – but it didn’t matter where we went, just that we were getting out of the gray little neighborhood where there was nothing ever changed.
Since then I’ve traveled to three continents, picking destinations on a whim and even working abroad for a few months, but there are still some things about travel that scare me: mostly will I be safe there? While this should be a top priority for everyone when planning a vacation, marginalized groups need to be extra careful. In my case, a strange woman means that I could be aligned with my sexuality or my gender.
It is momentary 72 countries criminalizing LGBTQ + and much more, where discrimination or abuse of queer people is not exactly uncommon. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that these are these countries hardly advocates of women’s rights either. So if you are also a queer woman, and I assume you are because you are reading this on a queer female website, how can you stay safe abroad?
Well, there are many articles out there that discuss personal safety, but you probably already know the routine if you only exist as a woman on earth. (Don’t go to unfamiliar areas at night, watch the bartender pour your drink, stay in groups, carry pepper spray, etc.)
However, what I found most helpful is getting advice from ladies who have been there and done that. So I’m going to share with you my four favorite LGBTQ + girlfriend blogs. These women offer a unique perspective on travel that we can all benefit from. Not only are you a boon on safety advice, but you can also focus on points of interest to LGBTQ + women like those in the UK Shibden Hallthat most travel blogs will unfortunately skip.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
She is only 23 years old but Doryn has already made it to 13 countries on three continents and is not stopping anytime soon. Follow her for a big travel inspection and prepare to get jealous.
Best contribution: The first 24 hours: My one woman trip to Malaysia. In the Post, Doryn says she was nervous when she came to Malaysia as a solo female traveler, but the power of the almighty smartphone allowed her to meet a driver / guide who she recommends to other travelers.
Dopes on the street
Meg and Lindsay don’t gloss over what it’s like to travel queer, but they also take the time to celebrate their best vacation experiences like their epic wedding. While Meg is more feminine, Lindsay is androgynous, which means they can have very different experiences in the same place – again, something that many queer women should know about.
Best contribution: 8 questions LGBT travelers should ask before going abroad. This blog post gives you important questions to think about before boarding a flight, including whether or not to stay outside while traveling.
In 2010, Dani quit a full-time job to travel and has not returned to the rat race since then. Instead, she takes on local jobs – she recently launched a Brooklyn pizza tour for visitors to New York – and lives like a local as much as possible.
She’ll give you a wart report on a target and even suggest ways you can avoid her misadventures. It covers gay-friendly cities and global Pride destinations, and also features guest posts from other queer travelers to present a varied experience.
Best contribution: On a lesbian solo trip. This piece examines how Dani travels abroad and what differences exist between traveling alone as a man and as a woman.
Once upon a time there was a journey
Roxanne and Maartje are full time travelers (my absolute dream) who have been all over the world, from Asia to North America to Europe and back again, but they will keep traveling for as long as possible. They also recently got engaged (literally hours ago as I write this) and I can’t even imagine what far-flung location they will choose for their wedding / honeymoon. It sure is epic.
Best contribution: How to travel the world as a lesbian couple. This post provides some essential tips for traveling with gays, including researching the laws and customs before you set off, as well as finding safe spaces if something goes wrong.
Well, that’s it from me on the best LGBTQ + women travel blogs, but now I want to hear from you. Who is your favorite blogger on the list? Who did I miss? What are your experiences while traveling? Let me know in the comments.