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Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

I’ve been writing a lot lately about traveling the world with my girlfriend, so I started looking for fellow bloggers like myself. There is an abundance of gay men writing travel blogs, but so few lesbian travel bloggers? Travel blogging has become a huge industry, with everybody and anybody blogging about their travel experiences. But, when it comes to lesbian travel bloggers they are few and far between. Personally, these bloggers offer stories I can relate to. They offer a certain humour and perspective about travel, while pushing the boundaries in regards to LGBT issues. So I put together an ultimate list of lesbian travel bloggers that I could find. Now I know there must be more of you out there. Check out the bloggers I’ve listed and make sure you share any I’ve missed, including your own. Lez Backpack Melissa a lesbian travel blogger started Lez Backpack in the hope to encourage other females to see the world. Lez Backpack is a lifestyle and travel blog. Her writing focuses on cultural differences, providing helpful tips for other LGBT travelers. Follow Lez Backpack On: Facebook | …

Why Visit koh rong samloem

Why You Need To Visit Koh Rong Samloem

As soon as I stepped foot on the beautiful white sand on Koh Rong Samloem I knew I had found where paradise lives. Here’s a little information about our adventure on the island and why this place has to be on your bucket list. Koh Rong Samloem also known as Koh Rong Samloem or Koh Rong Samloem is a magical place, a peaceful getaways you will never forget. It has managed to keep its distance from mass tourism, less developed than the larger island known as Koh Rong. This is what makes Koh Rong Samloem special. Samloem is protected by the Wonderful Wildlife of Samloem project to maintain the beauty of the island, keep the pristine beaches clean. Koh Rong Samloem is just a 45-minute boat ride from the Cambodian town, Sihanoukville, (more accurately known as ‘shitsville’), but a completely different world awaits. Sihanoukville is overrun by tourists, some are unsavoury, there’s a great deal of begging, most of which by children and you will probably be offered drugs while you’re here. While I never felt unsafe in Sihanoukville …

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Are You Prepared For The Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

Is the weather okay? Its winter, but it seems fine, then again who knows which way it could turn. Do I have the right equipment and clothing? I have a few cookies, walking pants and walking shoes. Am I healthy enough? I hardly exercise and I’m an ex-smoker, probably not.  These were the questions presented to me upon a rather intimidating sign at the beginning of the trek, alongside the word “STOP” in bold lettering. Taking my answers into account, I probably should have considered turning back then. This ought to have been my first indication that I was not prepared for the 19.6-kilometre Tongariro Alpline Crossing trek. Nonetheless, we decided to proceed regardless. By the time we reached Soda Spings I was already wondering if we’d completed The Devils Staircase. I would soon come to realise that it would reveal itself soon enough. Flights of wooden stairs have been built right into the mountainside. The incline was too big for this shorty, but as J.R.R. Tolkien once said: “even the smallest person can change the …

Why I Fell In Love With Vietnam

Why I Fell In Love With Vietnam

I fell completely in love with Vietnam, now one of my favourite countries in the world which I hope I get the chance to return to. Here’s why I fell in love with Vietnam. You don’t have to search online for long to find that travellers either love or hate Vietnam. There’s a lot of littering, pollution, scams (but that’s the same throughout South East Asia) and my personal pet peeve, the traffic is horrendous. Nonetheless, I fell completely head over heels in love with Vietnam. Maybe it’s the resilience of the Vietnamese or the beauty in places like Ha Long Bay. Whatever it may be, I loved every minute of it. We spent a month travelling around Vietnam, there were so many things to see and do. Each and every part of Vietnam has something unique and different to offer. Now you’re probably wondering what makes Vietnam such an incredibly wonderful country? Well… It has History Vietnam has a complex history making it a country that is rich in culture. While they may paint a somewhat …

How To Save Money To Travel The World

How To Save Money To Travel The World

Are you planning an adventure of a lifetime, but need cash to make these dreams a reality? As we all know, there are numerous amounts of expenses you will need to take into account when you are planning your next trip. Expenditures include not just the essentials like food and accommodation; you may also need to pay off things such as student loans before you depart. Budgeting isn’t always easy, but if you change your mindset in regard to money, it can actually be pretty simple. Here are a few things you can do to save money to travel the world: Live Within Your Means Take your monthly paycheck and half it, save the rest. You don’t need it all. If you really want to travel the world you’ll find a way to live for less. Set up a direct debit so you’re not tempted to dip into it. Allocate how much you need to spend each week and stick to it. If  you’re lucky you may even have money left over your budget, put that …

Welcoming Note Just For You

After Blogging on and off for many years I’ve finally made the leap into self-hosting my Blog. Before I get started I would like to introduce myself and welcome you to curiousjessie.com (looks better now without wordpress.com at the end, yay). As you may have guessed, my name is Jessie and I would describe myself as pretty curious. Curious about Life, Blogging, Marketing, Design and Travel. I’ve recently started travelling with my girlfriend Beth and Blog about our travel experiences together and share travel stories. I will also be sharing travel tips and blogging advice for fellow travel Bloggers in the near future. So keep your eye out. To make it less confusing in regards to where I’m at in my travels I’ve shared some of my previous posts from my wordpress.com site. So there is plenty to get dug into already. Travel Announcement The Adventure Creeps Closer Packing Problems To Australia And Beyond Gold Coast To Cairns In 17 Days Excuse Me, What Have You Been Doing? Make sure you check out some of my …