Exploring Lesbian Madison, Wisconsin – Once upon a Journey

Exploring Lesbian Madison, Wisconsin - Once upon a Journey

What to Do and See in Lesbian Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s capital city, Madison—a.k.a. Mad City, Madtown, People’s Republic of Madison, Athens of the Midwest, Berkeley of the Midwest, Lake City, or the City of Four Lakes—is a very queer and lesbian-friendly destination.

It’s known for being a university town, and it’s true; young people flock to lesbian Madison, and the city has over 50% of people under 30. This makes the city very exciting and ever-changing (and did I mention GAY already?!).

Some more Mad fun facts:

  • UW-Madison was the first college in the country to offer a dairy major.
  • Only two US cities are built on an isthmus; this is one of them, nestled between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.
  • Its famous farmers market on Capitol Square is the largest producer-only market in the U.S.
  • The (plastic) pink flamingo has been the official bird since 2009.
  • There’s always a park within a 10-minute walk, wherever you are in Madison.
  • Madison is renowned for being progressive, inclusive, open-minded, and remarkably queer-friendly!

No matter if you are a Madison local, it’s your first time visiting Mad Town, or it’s your tenth time in this fantastic city: this queer and lesbian Madison guide is for you!

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Exploring Lesbian Key West: Events, Bars & More – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian key west - Once Upon a Journey

Come Explore Lesbian Key West This Summer

The Florida Keys are known for their laid-back style and open, welcoming, and accepting atmosphere. Making it a favorite destination for LGBTQ+ travelers already for decades! And especially lesbian Key West is the place to be!

With their ‘One Human Family’ motto, Key West doesn’t just tolerate difference; they celebrate it.

It’s the southernmost point of the continental USA, and here queer businesses thrive, rainbow flags flutter all year, and there’s a rich queer history dating back as early as the 1950s! Key West was even among the first cities in the States to elect an openly gay mayor, Teri Johnston.

And it’s not only an amazing travel destination because of its welcomeness but also because of its amazing weather, beautiful nature, stunning waters, and fantastic restaurants. There is a lot to see and do here!

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Skiing Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn – Once Upon a Journey

Skiing Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn - Once Upon a Journey

Skiing Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn in Austria

Are you going to ski at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn?! Or are you looking if this ski resort in Austria is something for you? Then you’ve come to the right place, as we will tell you all about this great ski area.

And yes, it’s an incredibly long name. 

However, just as long as the name are the many ski and snowboard opportunities in the region! The area covers two Austrian states and 270 kilometers (168 miles) of ski slopes. And don’t forget about the cozy villages, amazing après ski, cool snow parks, night skiing, speed runs, freeride parks, toboggan runs, and over 60 cozy ski huts. It’s all waiting for you in the ‘Home of Lässig’, the nickname of the Austrian ski area.

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11 Great Things to Do in Lesbian Amsterdam – Once Upon a Journey

11 Great Things to Do in Lesbian Amsterdam - Once Upon a Journey

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There’s beauty everywhere! Once you enter the city center, you will see how stunning this historic city is. 

The best things to do in Lesbian Amsterdam

We might be biased, as we are locals ourselves. But what’s better than getting tips from locals?! This list includes the popular local attractions and some of our favorite insider tips. 

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, and it’s most famous for its beautiful canals, stunning bridges, cute gingerbread houses, cobblestone streets, coffee shops (not for coffee!), welcoming people, and many bicycles. There are more bicycles than people in this amazing European city; how crazy is that?!

But lesbian Amsterdam has a lot more to offer; there is something for everyone. Continue reading for the top things to do here to add to your itinerary.

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Lesbian Miami: The Ultimate Itinerary – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Miami: The Ultimate Itinerary - Once Upon a Journey

Wondering what to do in lesbian Miami? We got you covered! In this article, we will tell you all about the top things to do in this amazing city, and you can add them to your itinerary. So you don’t have to worry and can fully enjoy everything this amazing city has to offer!

Visiting Lesbian Miami

Miami is one of our favorite places in the United States to visit. Simply because it’s such a diverse and welcoming city, with many great things to do. 

From visiting exciting museums and historical sights to relaxing on beautiful beaches to exploring the coolest murals, to going on an adventure in nature and taste the best food; it’s all possible here!

And don’t forget the amazing parties and nightlife opportunities! This town is famous for its fantastic nightlife. Here you can party every day of the week till the early hours. Especially South Beach has an exciting nightlife scene.

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Lesbian Miami: Bars, Clubs, Events & More – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Miami - Once Upon a Journey

No matter if you are a SoFL local, it’s your first time visiting this beach town, or it’s your tenth time in this amazing city: this queer and lesbian Miami guide is for you! 

We share everything about top queer-friendly things to do in this city: bars, clubs, events, hotels, and more. So you know exactly where to go. 

Miami is one of the gayest cities in the United States and has a lot to offer. From beautiful beaches, lots of sunshine, great parties, to cultural highlights, delicious food, and a vibrant LGBTQ+ community. There’s truly something for everyone here.

Visiting Lesbian Miami

Yes, this city is famous for its amazing parties, and there are definitely some great parties for us queer women in Miami. The lesbian party Aqua Girl, for example, is one of the biggest lesbian parties in the world!

But, there are also many cultural things to do in this vibrant Southern Florida town. We absolutely love exploring the buzzing local art scene. And we will tell you all about it. Enjoy this amazing city!

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Lesbian Venice, A One Day Itinerary – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Venice - Once Upon a Journey

Venice, the city of many canals, beautiful bridges, narrow streets, amazing architecture, and cute balconies. And don’t forget the romantic gondola rides. Plus, the oh so delicious Italian food. Get ready for this one-day itinerary!

This picturesque city was already on my travel bucket list for a long time, and I’m so happy that I could finally see it with my own eyes. Yes, Italy has plenty of beautiful and romantic cities, but Venice is for sure one of the Italian cities you have to visit at least once. No place on earth is like this!

Spend a Day in Lesbian Venice

In this one day in lesbian Venice itinerary, we will you all about the top things to do here. One day is enough time to see the highlights this picturesque city has to offer.

But if you have more time, there are also many other stunning places, like the islands Burano and Murano, that are great to visit. We will tell you all about it. Plus about the transportation in Venice, where to stay in Venice, the best time to go, where to eat, and much more.

Before you go, it’s good to know the city is located on over 110 small islands, which is why there are many canals and bridges!

The city is a pedestrian-only city, so you won’t find any cars, busses, or other motorcycles. The way to get around is by foot or boat.

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Lesbian Kerala: God’s Own Country – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Kerala: God's Own Country - Once Upon a Journey

It isn’t without reason that Kerala, India, is known as God’s Own Country. This green state in southwest India has beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes. But foremost, it’s the people that make your trip here so special. The people have created a different kind of life than the rest of the country. A life that revolves around nature. In Kerala, every human act is a way of connecting with nature. 

You will probably travel to southern India because you’ve seen the most beautiful landscape pictures, and you will fall in love with the state because of its people. People that are hospitable, loving, and kind. People that live in the present and make you appreciate moments while they last. 

While traveling, it’s important to feel at home, and in “lesbian Kerala” we certainly do. Yes, you certainly need to get used to those spicy curries (who doesn’t?) but it’s a region in India you MUST explore. There’s so much to do and discover here. We will give you our best tips for your Kerala trip in this short Kerala travel guide.

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Snorkeling in Iceland – Once Upon a Journey

Snorkeling in Iceland - Once Upon a Journey

One of the coolest (literally and figuratively) things to do in the land of fire and ice is snorkeling in Iceland – in Silfra, a fissure located in the Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir in Icelandic)! At first, it might not sound appealing to go snorkeling in Iceland, but it’s a unique experience you don’t want to miss during your trip to Iceland. Silfra snorkeling is cold but so worth it. And luckily you get to wear a dry suit and other gear to keep you warm.

Iceland is the only place on earth where you can swim in between tectonic plates. Silfra is a rift between the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia. The Silfra fissure Iceland arose after an earthquake in the 18th century and it keeps moving apart for 2 centimeters (0.79 inches) every year. At the Silfra fissure, you swim in between continental plates!

And what makes snorkeling in Silfra extra special is the incredibly clear water. The water comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland, called Langjökull. It takes years for the water to reach the Silfra fissure (about 30!). On the way the water gets filtered through underground lava rocks. This makes it the clearest and purest water in the world. The visibility underwater is unbelievable and the colors are stunning. You really need to see it yourself!

Studlagil Canyon in Iceland – Once Upon a Journey

Studlagil Canyon in Iceland - Once Upon a Journey

One of the coolest things to do in East Iceland is to visit the newest hype of the country: a basalt column canyon. The Studlagil Canyon was only discovered a couple of years ago, because the Jökulsá á Dal river used to be a gushing glacial river that completely filled the basalt ravine.

Are you thinking of visiting this basalt column canyon? We will tell you all you need to know about the Stuðlagil Canyon!

How Studlagil Canyon Was Created

There are many basalt columns in Iceland. Basalt is a volcanic rock that is created when lava cools off to form crystals into which lava has contracted as it was cooling.

During the cooling process, the chemicals and appearance of lava changes; the rock shrinks and it ‘cracks’– often hexagonal shaped. It’s best understand if you look at the basalt canyons from the top.

This amazing place has both vertical and horizontal columns, but vertical columns are most common.

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