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The best travel apps to supercharge your phone

In this digital age, we don’t even try to live without our equipment. We all carry a smartphone, a laptop, an e reader, …At least I do! The multifunctionality of a smartphone is endless. With the right apps, you can supercharge your phone to which all guidebooks blush and kneel. New apps are developed every day, so if you know great apps that are not in the list, please let us know so we can add them. I’m always on the lookout for cool apps to try. Journey Journey is my favorite app for a long time. I started...

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Krakow – Travel and LGBT

As one of the oldest towns in Poland, Krakow is definitely worth a visit. Most travelers use Krakow as a hub to visit Auschwitz or the salt mines of Wieliczka. The town itself has a lot to offer as well. Krakow isn’t a number one destination for lesbian travel, but it is a highlight in Poland that is not to be missed, gay or not. Accommodation and transportation Getting there and away Krakow has an international airport, which means you can fly in from most European cities. If you’re traveling from outside Europe, you might have to switch planes...

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Auschwitz and Birkenau

This post contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase something through one of these links, we get a small commission on the sale. You will never pay extra for an affiliate product. The Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum is one of the main reasons a lot of people visit Poland. They use Krakow as a hub to make a trip to the concentration camp and museum. We did the trip and I can only say that it was a very heavy day that left us feeling a little lost and meaningless. We all know the historical facts,...

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Top lesbian cities in Europe

Gay travel web sites often advertise cities as gay-friendly, which is a great way to find a good travel destination. But we all know gay travel isn’t quite the same as lesbian travel. A lot of cities have a vibrant gay nightlife and a nearly non-existent lesbian nightlife. The Belgian capital Brussels is a great example of that. It has dozens of gay bars and no lesbian bars. Madrid – Spain World Pride Host 2017 is on top of our LGBT-friendly cities list. But the Spanish capital is gay-friendly year round. The Chueca Barrio is where most gay bars,...

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Amazing Madrid

The capital of Spain radiates heat in every possible way. With average summer temperatures of over 30°C, you can leave your sweaters and long trousers at home. We visited during the 2017 World Pride and already know we will be back! The World Pride event ensured crowds and an abundance of parties all over town. We can’t wait to visit Madrid again under normal circumstances. Transportation and accommodation How to get there From anywhere in Europe, you can fly to Madrid using low airfare companies. We used Ryanair for this flight, but we have considered going there by train,...

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Lesbian night life in Playa Del Carmen – Does it exist?

Imagine yourself arriving at a new destination after an exhausting day of travel. Next to the desk in your hostel, you find a poster for an LGBT event that is taking place… tonight! What a coincidence! As a queer traveler, an unexpected lesbian event in the town you’re visiting or maybe a pride can be a serious game changer. You’ll probably stay a little longer to get over your hangover and you’ll remember this town forever for holding such a pleasant surprise. I hope this ever happens to us! Usually, we have to do a lot of research without...

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Meet the Rock Star – Sarah Bettens

Sarah Bettens is a lead singer / rock star. She was born in the beautiful Belgium where she started the popular band K’s Choice with her brother. Her lesbian fanbase was very excited when she finally came out as a lesbian to the public. Sarah is an icon for every queer woman in Belgium and beyond. Sarah Bettens is a very busy musician and is currently touring with K’s Choice. In between concerts, she commutes between Europe and her new home base in the US. Why did you choose to move to the US? I moved to the US...

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Eat gender norms for breakfast

What are gender norms and why should anybody care about it? In short, nobody should care. Still, people care a lot and it’s a cornerstone of our society. Gender is the number one approach to dividing people into categories. It seems to be the only method our society knows and uses. There is no place in this world you can go to without being asked your gender. Confusion usually arises in restrooms, airports, town halls, hospitals, … everywhere. For most people gender is obvious and the question isn’t needed, but for some, things are different. I can clearly see...

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Flores and the Mayan heritage

The Péten region in Guatemala is known for its numerous ruins and Mayan culture. Flores is a perfect hub to visit a lot of these temples. As a tiny peninsula in Lago Peten Itza, this cozy little town is almost completely surrounded by water.The colonial town is a fantastic place to hang out for a while. Restaurants, bars, and hostels are everywhere and the town has a great backpacker vibe. It’s very simple to get a ride to any ruins you want to visit in the region. The most visited ruins in the area are the Tikal ruins. After...

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Lago Atitlan – All you need to know

Lago Atitlan is a volcanic crater lake in the Guatemalan Highlands. The area is drenched in a hippie and backpacker vibe. Those who come here and have time to spare will probably stay a long time. The speed of living isn’t very high and this is the perfect place to escape the rat race. Surrounded by dozens of rural villages and guesthouses, Lake Atitlan has something for every budget. Transportation and accommodation How to get there Lake Atitlan main hub is Panajachel, which can be reached in a few hours from Antigua or Quetzaltenango. Most people use chicken buses...

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Zadar – Medieval town in Croatia

The ancient town of Zadar is located on the Adriatic coast in Croatia. As the oldest town in the country, the old town really qualifies as “old” and it’s a magnificent place to wander around. Evidence of human life 3 centuries BC has been found close to where the town of Zadar is today. This area has been a popular place to live since… forever. We think that’s enough reason to visit the place! But if you’re looking for more convincing, keep reading! Getting there Traveling between towns is Europe is easy with low-cost flights you can find on...

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Lesbian Travel Blogs

There are so many travel blogs on the web, yet so little about traveling girls. We did some research and found some interesting lesbian travel blogs featuring girls who talk about travel or being queer. These are the websites and blogs we like. Missing any lesbian travel blogs? Please let us know so we can add it to our list! Happy reading!  Lez Backpack Melissa, the creator of Lez Backpack, is a travel blogger who writes about queer travel, lifestyle and cultural differences. Her writing is funny and engaging. On this website, you can read about different travel styles...

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Guatape Colombia – Stones and Water

Guatape is only a day trip away from Medellin, the city of eternal spring. After the build of an hydro-electric dam nearby, the area has been partially drowned. An important landmark in Guatape is ‘the rock’ also known as ‘El Penol de Guatape’. This attraction is the reason for most tourists to visit Guatape. You can travel here on a day trip, but if you have the time, we recommend staying for a few days. Getting to Guatape The easiest way to get to Guatape is taking a bus from Medellin. The ride takes two hours and it is...

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Online Resources – Plan your trip like a pro

This post contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase something through one of these links, we get a small commission on the sale. You will never pay extra for an affiliate product. When we go traveling, we research first. These are the resources we use to expand our knowledge about a destination. We mostly return to the same websites for flights and accommodation reviews, but sometimes we bump into new and interesting websites. We’re in the process of creating articles about volunteering and house sitting as well. Soon, you can find these in our budget travel section! This...

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Our Fellow Bloggers

Being a blogger involves a lot of reading and checking our your blogging peers. There are a lot of fellow travel bloggers out there. Here’s a list of our favorites. Wandering Earl Earl has been traveling since 1999 and still is. He’s currently selling small group tours to his followers. This website has been around since the very beginning of my wanderlust. Nomadic Matt Budget travel expert and best selling writer Matt Kepnes is the author of this great website. It’s bulking with information and visually appealing. You’ll definitely find all information about budget backpacking here. The Planet D...

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Rail Europe – travel in style

A train journey through Europe. Going on a big rail trip is a dream I had since I was young and the Trans Siberian is still on my list. Traveling by train is charming and it can take you back in time. Europe is a perfect area for a continental rail trip. High-speed rails connect most capitals in Europe. Other cities are all connected with thousands of kilometers of railroad. Everything is available for a legendary rail journey through this wonderful continent. High-speed Trains Most capitals in Europe are connected by high-speed rail. These don’t really take you back...

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Rio Dulce – Guatemalan Paradise

This post contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase something through one of these links, we get a small commission on the sale. You will never pay extra for an affiliate product.   Rio Dulce or the sweet river connects the Caribbean with the Guatemalan mainland. The canyon leaves Lago Izabal as a wide river and narrows along the way. River banks show dense vegetation and every now and then small settlements where kids are playing. Over the years, the canyon has become popular with cruise ships and sailors. Rio Dulce is one of the reasons to visit...

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Hong Kong – The fragrant harbor

  Hong Kong is an independent region of China. Another set of rules and a different culture. You don’t need a visa to visit Hong Kong, so you could easily go on a city trip to this boasting city. With more than 6500 inhabitants per square kilometer, creativity is a must. We had a taste of Hong Kong. Getting there Because of a poor flight choice, which was obviously the cheapest, we spend an entire day traveling from Hohhot to Hong Kong. Our first flight takes off in the town of Hohhot, in the north of China, at 6...

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9 tips to get a better price

Haggling is a standard activity in many markets and shops around the world. Why not try it to get cheaper accommodation? You can easily get better prices for hostels too. Most travelers stay in hostels or hotels like we do. These are great places to practice your bargaining skills. We found that some actions can help you to get a better price. If you booked the place through the internet, you probably already agreed on the price. For bargaining, you actually have to go shopping. Sometimes we book a room in advance for the first night, especially if we’ll...

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Machu Picchu – Ancient Mystery

Peru is an important tourist destination in South America. We soon started noticing the dozens of tour buses accompanying and passing us by. We decided to try the tour thing our self and joined one in Lima. It was supposed to be a two-week trip, but we left the group after just four days. We could not stand it any longer: the early mornings, hearing Dutch the entire time and traveling on a specific bus that goes from one touristy place to the next. We just needed freedom and the feeling of actually being in Peru, a Spanish speaking...

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How To Stay On Budget

Post Updated – Aug 18, 2017 There is a lot of difference in travel styles and travel budgets. We are budget travelers and knowing that we are working with a limited budget, makes me extra cautious. I tend to keep very close track of our spendings when we’re on the road and I want to be able to see where we went overboard. So I’ve been trying to find a good method of budget tracking since the first time we started traveling and have optimized this system along the road. Establishing this system took some time and experience because...

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Bucket List

Bucket list items are activities you dream about. They can be daunting, expensive or extraordinary. Recently we decided it would be better to write down the things we wanted to do. Sometimes you get an opportunity to do something extraordinary, but if you are like me, you chicken out because it is out of your comfort zone or because you’re too shy to step forward. If I write down these things I want to do, I’m pretty much obligated to do them when I get a chance. Some of these activities are scary for me, but I know I...

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