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The Ultimate Contiki Review: Do Contiki Tours Live Up to the Hype?

Before I started this website, long before I ever had stamps in my passport or had traveled internationally, I used to stalk Contiki on social media. For years, I thought of international travel as an unattainable desire that only became a reality for those with rich parents or much older people who’d landed big bucks jobs. The Contiki tours were different. The photos were packed with young smiling people in places I’d always dreamed of exploring. While the trips weren’t free, they weren’t millions of dollars or out of the realm of possibility. Contiki was a brand I felt like…

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Contiki Egypt and the Nile Review

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Should I take THIS vacation: Things to ask yourself

Sorting out the details of booking a vacation can be stressful. Knowing whether we have a good deal, that the destination is right and if it’s worth the hassle can be confusing and stressful.  For some people, this uncertainty and added stress may make it feel it’s just easier not to. Plus, we all have busy lives. That looming concern of a last-minute cancelation (find out more about cancellations) can at times feel like too much to handle.    However, traveling is good for the soul. The benefits of travel couples fill up multiple posts on their own. Of course discovering…

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Portfolio + Press

  PRESS + PORTFOLIO Our work has been featured in reputable news outlets, elite magazines, and at world-renowned conferences, including The New York Times, Forbes, The Guardian, NBC, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, Vice, Teen Vogue, Afar, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, BuzzFeed and more…   FREELANCE WRITING: Skyscanner Travel Curator  Six-Two Matador Network Wanderful Posture Magazine DapperQ Gaycation  Elite Daily  Enjoy Illinois Out There Magazine Private Islands Magazine Go Magazine Diva Magazine INTERVIEWS & FEATURES INTO: The Queer Traveler Interview With Blogger Meg Cale Huffington Post: How to be A Good Ally for the LGBT Community Huffington Post: Queer Women…

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10 Bucket List Items in Anti-LGBT Destinations

It’s illegal to be LGBT in 70+ countries. Some of these countries hold the most incredible wonders, brightest adventures, and most sought after travel experiences. We believe that all people, regardless of their identities, deserve to see the beauty and wonder of the world. We’ve written at length about why we choose to travel to anti-LGBT destinations, but I’ll briefly summarize our feelings by saying this if local people have first-hand experience with LGBT people they’re more likely to think favorably of our community. People cannot be expected to accept that which they have no positive experiences. That being said,…

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What to Wear on Safari: a full packing guide

Figuring out what to take on a safari is flat out intimidating! There are undoubtedly more “rules” for what to wear on safari than almost any other trip I’ve taken. Going on an East African safari has been a dream for years. I wanted to follow every suggestion out there that would lead me to see the most animals possible. But let’s face it, I also wanted to feel good about what I was wearing since these are photos I’ll treasure for a lifetime.  From the Maasai Mara in Kenya, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and hundreds of bumpy dusty roads…

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African Village: What it’s like visiting the Masai tribe

I was very nervous to go to the Masai village but not due to the reasons most may think.  The Masai people are an indigenous tribe that lives in Kenya and Northern Tanzania. They’re estimated at about one million people and live in local villages throughout the region. Masai are traditionalists and have resisted the urging of the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments to adopt a more modern lifestyle. They are one of few groups left in the world that preserves their traditional ways. One of the ways they make money is by providing tours and homestays in their local villages…

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8 Tips for Traveling in Kenya  and Tanzania as an LGBT Couple

East Africa is for the experienced LGBT traveler. It’s a region of the world that has been impacted heavily by evangelical colonialism, poverty, and political strife. Any of those three issues would dramatically impact a traveler’s experience but the three of them combined makes for a particularly advanced travel experience. When you toss into the mix legal issues for gay Tanzania travel you’re really diving headfirst into the advanced travel territory.  Every time I discuss traveling to anti-LGBT countries, folks make the argument that we shouldn’t support countries that don’t support our people. The simple, obvious solution is to avoid…

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The Ultimate Guide to an African Safari: How to Prepare for Your East African Travel

I’ve wanted to go on Safari for as long as I can remember. There is nothing quite like seeing elephants and lions in their natural habitat. When I was asked which tour I wanted to take as Contiki Ambassador, I knew the East Africa Safari was the one that made my heart sing. I wanted to experience the tent camps but I also wanted to see first hand what Kenya and Tanzania were like. I wanted to visit the local villages, taste the local cuisine, and see firsthand what these beautiful countries are like.  Useful Swahili Words  Jambo – hello …

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Catch a Ride to 2019 World Pride with MegaBus.com

This year New York City is expecting in the neighborhood of four million rainbow and glitter-clad World Pride attendees to flood the streets of Manhattan. New York City Pride is always one of the largest in the world but with this being 2019, World Pride expect the turn out to be on a whole other level. The city will be absolutely overflowing with the kind of love and acceptance that carries us through the rest of the year. Meg and I spent an amazing few days in the city last month and putting together the Ultimate Queer Weekend in NYC.…

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Travel Decor: 10 Unique Travel Souvenirs to Inspire Wanderlust.

I’ve been on the road for the last six years and have explored 5 continents and 40 something countries [ I don’t keep track anymore]. But to be honest, I don’t have many souvenirs to show for all my adventures. There are many reasons for that but one of them is that I haven’t had a permanent residence to put them in and it seemed silly to buy things for a future house. That being said, I have bought some things along the road while traveling but in my first year of blogging I stopped buying cheap shot glasses and…

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Epic Travel Bucket List to Shake Up Your Day to Day

  If I’ve learned anything about traveling it’s that no matter how many places you visit the list of places you want to see grows twice as fast. My travel bucket list is constantly growing and changing. I am unbelievably fortunate to have been able to check off so many cool buckets list ideas in the last 5 years, I thought it was time to finally update this list. In our house, we are big on speaking things into existence. So here I am laying out all my travel adventure dreams for you all to see. I quickly realized how…

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25 Photos of our Helsinki to Tallinn Day Trip

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Why TraveLibro is our Top Travel App

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Our Southern California Road Trip with Mazda

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