For as long as I can remember, I’ve been searching for a place where I belong. I’ve found glimmers of it over time. Like when I’d split a cab with my roommate and we’d both turn around to see the Manhattan skyline out of the back window while we drove over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or the first time I went to a drag show and saw real live lesbians (gasp) at my local college queer club, Muthers (RIP).
As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize that my place isn’t necessarily a city, but with my community. I thrive on social interactions with educated queer women with similar values. I value community, self-improvement, progressiveness, inclusion, independence, and culture exchange amongst other things.
When I set off to travel the world in 2012, I left a group of queers whom I consider family behind in Brooklyn. After years of being a digital nomad working around the globe, I slowly started to realize how important it is to have a community. As I moved from country to country – despite still working in the queer world, I could never quite replicate the feeling of belonging that I had back home – which in part, is why I started EveryQueer to begin with. I’d pause for long periods of time in different cities around the world but because of the lack of female representation in queer media and spaces built for us and by us – it was extremely difficult to find our community without inside connections. For many years I felt like I had to choose – see the world – or be an active participant in queer culture.
We don’t have to choose. We can have both.
EveryQueer is about building global connections across borders. Through a partnership with OutAdventures, we’re now able to provide the opportunity to connect with like-minded queer women, transgender and nonbinary people while experiencing life in countries around the world. We’re launching our partnership with 7 trips across 5 continents to kick off in 2021. There’s a wide range of opportunities to explore and adventure with queers just like you. Join me on my adventures through Thailand, board a yacht while sailing around the islands of Croatia, summit the tallest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, marvel at the ruins of Macchu Picchu, or scale a glacier in Iceland. Ultimately the choice of adventure is yours but I can guarantee that you’ll make memories and friends that will last the rest of your life.
Lesbian Group Tours
For our lesbian Thailand tour, I’ll be hosting our group personally. Things kick off in bustling Bangkok where we’ll tuk-tuk the hectic streets on a sumptuous street food tour. We’ll visit the Royal Palace, flower market, reclining Buddha, and a local lesbian hotspot. Then it’s off to northern Chiang Mai where we’ll visit a respected elephant sanctuary, shop the fragrant night market, and learn to wield a wok at a fiery Thai cooking class. To round out our adventure, we’ll belly-flop into Thailand’s two coastal capitals: quiet Krabi and, not-so-quiet Phuket. Optional activities in both regions include sea kayaking, jungle trekking, and a night of beer and bad decisions.
Join a group of adventurous queer women as we adventure through the Camino de Santiago hike. This trip isn’t for the faint of heart as we begin in Madrid before winding its way through the country’s green northern oasis, Galacia. Together with our partners from Out Adventures, you’ll follow “The Way of Saint James” along the historic pilgrimages’ final 100km leg, through eucalyptus forests and quaint Spanish villages. The adventure ends in Plaza de Obradoiro, where the grandeur of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela awaits. Expect delicious regional fare, robust Spanish wines, and cheeses. By tour’s end, you’ll have tested your stamina, made a few friends, and earned your very own Pilgrim’s Compostela—an official document verifying you’ve successfully completed the Camino. Felicidades!
Anchors Up! Our favs over at Out Adventures are taking 34 queer women on a Croatian lesbian cruise, led by one of the country’s most experienced female guides. This is your chance to explore coastlines, parks, medieval towns, and the balmy blue waters of the Adriatic Sea from the comfort of a female-owned and operated private yacht. Yes, I said private yacht. You’ll get to experience the Azure Adriatic and Dalmatia Coast via a yacht of queer women travelers. You’ll also visit businesses owned and run by women, get top-notch tips from a passionate local guide, and be pampered by a Lesbian Brand Ambassador from the Out Adventures team.
Peru is one of my favorite places I’ve ever explored. From the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes, Peru is an eye-opening escape tailor-made for queer women. This lesbian tour features women-owned and led experiences throughout the tour. Dine at one of the best restaurants in Lima, discover majestic Machu Picchu, and get to know locals at every turn. Don’t forget to get your alpaca selfie while you’re exploring ancient Inca ruins. It all adds up to a luxurious trip at an easygoing pace with a friendly group of queer women.
Iceland is so nice we’re taking you twice. Join us in the summer months for the athlete’s dream lesbian vacation in Iceland. From cosmopolitan Reykjavík to the pristine countryside, this 8-day adventure will immerse you in everything you could love about the land of Björk. Explore the stunning South Shore, visit an Icelandic Goat farm, meet a female brewmaster, and soak away your worries in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. For the winter frost lovers, a queer Iceland adventure is the perfect getaway. We’ll be exploring the snowy countryside on a Golden Circle tour with stops at Gullfoss Waterfall and the Great Geysir. We’ll surmount a glacier, stroll the frigid black sand beaches, and throwback pints at the country’s only women-owned brewery. Our tour heats up with a steamy dip in the Blue Lagoon and at a house party hosted by two queens of the local lesbian scene. Perhaps most importantly, this exciting short-haul includes a chance to check out The Northern Lights—one of travel’s great treats.
For more information on our individual trips, check out our itineraries and shoot me a message with any of your questions. I’m always here as a resource.
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