Things to know for your first Royal Caribbean Cruise

We were invited by Royal Caribbean in partnership with IGLTA  to experience a few days on their newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. As a first-time cruise goer, I pestered Meg with questions on what to expect in the weeks leading up. What I found was traveling on a...

Lesbian Friendly Cruises: Celebrity Edge Review

The art of cruising is a whole new world for me. As my blog has grown, I’ve been able to experience all kinds of new forms of travel that I might never have experienced on my own. My favorite types of trips tend to be midrange adventure travel experiences but a long...

Norwegian Premium Review

Most of you know by now that I come from rather humble beginnings. In fact, everything I know about travel, I learned growing up poor. Despite owning my business and traveling the world. I’m still wildly practical. I don’t own a car, the most expensive possession I...

8 Tips for the Best LGBT Miami Trip

Miami is one of the world's most popular vacation spots. As cliche as it is to say, Miami really does have something for every type of traveler - from the trendy nightlife of South Beach to the vibrant LGBT scene to the gorgeous architecture of the Art Deco district,...

Journal: Why I Started Blogging

JOURNAL WHY I STARTED BLOGGING Meg Cale I’m a queer millennial, the internet has been my workplace and my playground for most of my life. In the early days of social media, MySpace and LiveJournal were where I met all my ex-girlfriends. No shame in my pre Tinder game....

10 Reasons Travelers NEED a GoPro

10 REASONS TRAVELERS NEED A GOPRO Okay- Maybe capitalizing the NEED in the title was dramatic. But my favorite travel purchase of all time is my GoPro. I’m not sponsored by them - they don’t pay me a dime. I used affiliate links in this article but I wrote this...

Ecuador Packing Guide

  How to Pack for Ecuador in the Fall   MEG CALE Editor For me, it was the time I forgot my new DSLR camera on my way to spending the summer in Europe. For Lindsay, it was the time she forgot medicine and got a terrible case of the stomach bug in The...

LGBT Friendly Hotel Review: Circa 39 in Miami

Circa 39 in Miami Beach is a beautiful (and well-branded) intimate boutique hotel. I was stoked when I heard they were interested in sponsoring my stay.  We landed at Circa 39 for the last day of our 10 day Miami visit and were blown away by the ambiance and attention...

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of Freelancing

Despite all the jokes about working from home with no pants on, there are upsides and downsides to starting a freelance career. Making the choice to become a freelancer can be daunting. Like any job, there are perks and tasks you’d rather not be doing. For me,...

2015 Year in Review

2015 has been one hell of a year. For me, it was mixed with some pretty extreme highs and lows. I’ve spent the last year relocating pretty much constantly while building my blog, scraping by financially and maintaining my long-term relationship. I can’t lie, it’s been...

OBSESSED: Street Art in Hongdae South Korea

Despite Korea’s social conservatism, nightlife and art are just as much a part of Korean culture as Kimchi and Hoboks. In my year teaching ESL in South Korea, I grew found of the Hognik University section of Seoul. Commonly called Hongdae, this youthful artist hub is...

80 Blog Resources to Save You Time and Money

Every couple days, I get an email from a reader, a high school friend or a random family member asking me how I got started blogging or asking me for blog resources to improve their site. They see my blog as a rather abrupt left turn in my life. Before I...

The Less Glamorous Side of Blogging

I’m writing this post in the London Stansted Airport because I just missed my flight. I’m human too. I also happen to be a perfectionist that is very hard on myself for making mistakes. I haven’t been a full-time travel writer for that long. Honestly, I’ve been...

10 Queer Blogs I Love

TRAVEL & LGBT 10 Queer Blogs I Love Meg Cale I read blogs every day, you probably do too and don't realize it. These are the queer blogs that make my life a bit more sunshiney. Fit For A Femme Aja Aguirre is that slightly intimidating cool girl I realllllly want...

Why WITS is Worth It

Why WITS is Worth It

Photo Credit: Kayti Burt 300 awesome female travel bloggers and enthusiasts gathered this past March in Boston Massachusetts for the Women in Travel Summit. I was a little nervous to be surrounded by so many awesome and powerful women. To be honest, I’m an extrovert,...

What to do in Siem Reap Cambodia

Siem Reap is a town set up for tourists coming to see the ancient Angkor Temples. The numerous resorts cater to every need a traveler could imagine. I've listed the top picks for activities and attractions in and around Siem Reap. Le Tigre de Papier Cooking School...

Work Hard, Play Harder, Korean Nightlife in Seoul

Photo Credit: denAusuncioner Koreans are stereotyped as some of the hardest working people on Earth. There is definitely some truth to that. I’m an American expat who teaches English. I’ve been living and working in South Korea for just under a year. It’s hard not to...