I arrived knowing literally nothing about what was happening — all I had was the text saying “come, it’s going to be weird and amazing.” To be honest I can’t really describe it better than that. So here’s what I saw.
Today, Baton Rouge is as much a travel destination in Louisiana as New Orleans. The city has seen a revival the way many mid-sized cities across the U.S. have in recent years. Here you’ll find a highly curated list of activities, sights to see, and places to be seen in Baton Rouge from a resident queer.
In our first episode of a brand-new travel column, we go to a little town in Wisconsin and stay in a very big mansion on a very tall bed.
I really hope that these challenges have helped inspire you to love your city and to realize that it’s a growing, ever-changing location.
“The drinks were flowing, the fake snow machine was blowing and I was giving my dollars away for a good cause. All was right in the world.”
I checked out Austin’s brand-spankin’ new local transit system and then ate some breakfast tacos. What’d y’all get to exploring in the last two weeks?
I crashed my mom and my sister’s trip to Europe and it was great. I joined the legs from Paris to Lisbon to Seville to Madrid. Here are some things I saw, some food I found, and a bunch of selfies.
A bunch of us went out over the last two weeks to see historic places and explore local nature. Come see what happened when we #GotOutThere and find out what challenges we’re doing next!
I’m back in Austin after a few good years spent abroad, and I’m making it my mission to see adventure in my everyday life. I want to find people here who are my people, and get to know my city — and I’m challenging all of you to join me!
Now I start over, and rebuild, and confront fear and learn to drive alone and figure out how to secure Eli in the loft so I can still snuggle with him at night. Now I have to hang the art I’ve collected from friends over the years, find a place for my autographed Eileen Myles books, and learn to do yoga. Now I need to meet all the versions of myself hiding in this city and make friends with every single one of them.
“In the two weeks I’ve been on the road I’ve learned to be silent and reverent in the face of nature, to see myself in mountains and peel away the layers that tug me toward them, to feel at home in endless waves of grain, to become someone new in every new place.”
I went to Tennessee and found freedom and a sense of adventure. And the best keychain ever.
I went to New Jersey and back, and I had a million billion emotions.
The city isn’t very outwardly hostile, and once you find a pocket of queer friends to start connecting you to others (one thing this guide will hopefully help you do!), we think the ‘Nati can be downright grand.
We’ve finally picked out our road trip snack shopping list, and it’s a thing of beauty.
This is a photo essay mostly about two girls and a dog camping around Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Despite (or maybe because of) her lesbianism and shocking lyrics, she’s smashing into mainstream media and not giving any fucks. You will love her. You are welcome in advance for introducing you to your next favorite album.
Ptown, as it’s lovingly known, is a fun-filled beach town packed to the brim with pool parties, a great nightlife and even a booze cruise!
Fit for a Femme and Lonely Planet check out some amazing Pride events all over the globe.
Palm Springs, CA, where there’s a lot more than just Dinah Shore going on.