OUT in Colombia – Colombia LGBT Tours

OUT in Colombia - Colombia LGBT Tours

OUT in Colombia curates personalized cultural experiences in South America for LGBT+ travelers that are entertaining and impactful for both gay travelers and the local community.

Whether you’re a shameless foodie, a luxury bon vivant, or a fearless adventure seeker, we can create a one-of-a-kind experience for you.

Looking for Colombia LGBT tours? Send us an email or contact via our website us!

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2 Cranes Inn Zion – Utah Lesbian Owned Inn

2 Cranes Inn Zion - Utah Lesbian Owned Inn

A WHIMSICAL ECO-CONSCIOUS
UTAH LESBIAN OWNED INN

2 Cranes Inn – Zion took flight as the desert heart and vision of two San Francisco Bay Area natives, Lisa and Lizette, who both moved to Zion Canyon in 2015.

Between us, they bring a broad range of professional, academic, and life experiences to their Utah lesbian owned inn. These include tech development and design, fine arts, music, parenthood, meditation instruction/Buddhist chaplaincy, environmental and sustainability education, mindful running, and professional Integral Coaching.

Within a year, the inn unfolded as the contemplative, creative, eco-conscious home-like sanctuary we would want to land in during our own travels.

We offer four cozy, distinctive, themed bedrooms, each with attached full private bathrooms, keyed entry, cliff and garden views, and a communal kitchen waiting downstairs for you to brew fresh ground coffee or tea, or prepare your favorite breakfast, all on your own schedule. We are located in the pastural oasis town of Rockville – quaint but quietly artsy, and just a 5-minute drive from the more bustling gateway town of Springdale at Zion National Park’s South Gate. 

At our Utah lesbian owned inn, our extensive exterior gardens, all open to guest use, include a wraparound porch, sandstone firepit, commercial grill, fruit trees, hammocks, and a river stone and lawn walking labyrinth, in which to wind, and unwind…

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Lesbian Chiang Mai, Thailand – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Chiang Mai, Thailand - Our Taste for Life

Chiang Mai is one of the most liveable cities in Asia, but what is it like for us in lesbian Chiang Mai? We travelled to Chiang Mai to find out and found it to be one of the most gay-friendly cities in Thailand. With an abundant selection of gay and gay-friendly bars, nightclubs, hotels, cafes, and activities, gay Chiang Mai has a lot to offer LGBTQ+ travellers.

Don’t get me wrong, when you compare to gay Bangkok or Phuket, Chiang Mai’s gay scene is relatively tame. However, there is still plenty of fun to be had both during the day and at night. The gay scene aside, Chiang Mai is a cultural city, popular amongst backpackers, digital nomads and LGBTQ+ travellers alike.

What we love most about Chiang Mai is that it has all the perks of being in a city, such as great food, temples, nightlife, markets, cafes, and shops. But in as little as an hour, you can immerse yourself in nature. Escape into the jungle for hiking adventures and elephant sanctuaries, or go ziplining or cliff jumping at a nearby canyon.

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Chiang Mai. And this guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to have an unforgettable time. I’ve listed all of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs; gay-friendly hotels and hostels; the best LGBT+ centred events; as well as all the top things to see and do.

Is Lesbian Chiang Mai Safe for LGBT+ Travellers?

In short, absolutely yes! Thailand, in general, is one of the most gay-friendly countries we’ve ever visited. Here’s a statement from the Go Thai Be Free website:

“In Thailand, we believe that diversity is amazing. As the most LGBTQ+ welcoming country in Asia, we’re proud that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community – and all people – no matter how they identify; and whom they love; feel free when travelling in Thailand on vacation or holiday.”

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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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.

By Maartje and Roxanne – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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The Iceland Bubble Hotel – Once Upon a Journey

The Iceland Bubble Hotel - Once Upon a Journey

Have you always dreamed of sleeping under the stars? And sleeping under the northern lights? Then we have amazing news for you, it’s possible if you stay at Buubble: the Iceland bubble hotel! And the best part is, you can watch the stars and northern lights comfortably from your warm bed. You just have to look up, as the bubbles are see-through.

There are many unique places to stay in Iceland, but when you visit Iceland you have to add staying the night at the bubble hotel to your Iceland itinerary. Sleeping at the ‘5 million star hotel’ is an experience you will never forget.

Yes, of course, you need to be lucky weather-wise to see the Aurora Borealis (the northern lights). And visit during the right season (late August to mid-April), but to sleep in a bubble, surrounded by nature, is magical anyways.

If you aren’t a fan of glamping yet, be aware, we fell in love with it! In this article, we will tell you all about Iceland’s bubble hotel, our experiences, what to expect and what to bring. It’s a one of a kind experience like you are sleeping in a fairy tale.

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Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort – Eureka Springs Lesbian Owned Resort

Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

OLDEST STILL ACTIVE LGBT-OWNED RESORT

Welcome to Eureka Springs’ Pond Mountain Lodge, a Eureka Springs lesbian owned resort where cool mountain breezes, amazing panoramic views, and friendly hospitality await you in the Ozark Mountains.

We offer Secluded Cabins and Suites for couples, housekeeping suites with kitchens for larger families and groups, and fishing ponds, a swimming pool, and horseback riding, all on 150 beautiful, private acres.

Pond Mountain Lodge is only a couple miles south of town. Our Eureka Springs B&B sits at the county’s highest elevation with thirty mile views. We’re surrounded by mountain forests, making Pond Mountain Lodge the perfec place for birdwatching and wildlife sightings.

Spend the day shopping in town or riding our horses, or fish in one of our 2 spring-fed stocked ponds. Relax the afternoon away sunbathing by the pool with a cool drink, then soak away your troubles in your private in-room Jacuzzi!

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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!

Thailand’s Cheow Lan Lake – Our Taste for Life

Thailand's Cheow Lan Lake - Our Taste for Life

Cheow Lan Lake is one of Thailand’s most beautiful wonders and the highlight of Khao Sok National Park. We recently took a tour to the famous Khao Sok Floating Bungalows on Cheow Lan Lake, and this article aims to provide all the information you’ll need to plan your own Cheow Lan Lake tour. I include the prices of a floating bungalow in Khao Sok National Park, what you can expect from a Cheow Lan Lake Tour, as well as how to book and what you’ll need to prepare.

Khao Sok National Park is one of the most underrated destinations in all of Thailand. The relatively untouched region is a dream for nature lovers, where limestone karsts and dense jungle adorn the landscape – queue Jurassic Park theme tune. It’s also where an amalgamation of wildlife including Gibbons, Malaysian Sun Bears, Asian Elephants and 300 species of birds have found sanctuary in the arms of the ancient rainforest.

Cheow Lan Lake

Then, of course, there is Cheow Lan Lake – A magnificent man-made lake covering approximately 185 square km. This captivating area is a sight to behold, where limestone karsts immerge from the emerald-blue waters, and you sail along blissfully to your Khao Sok floating bungalow. That said, you don’t need to stay overnight on a Cheow Lan Lake tour. You can opt for a day trip instead, which ensures you’ll be back to the comfort of your hotel by evening. Psst! If you would rather stay closer to Khao Sok town, we recommend Silver Cliff Resort, located in the heart of the jungle surrounded by elephants. It’s a gem!

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

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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.

By Maartje and Roxanne – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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The Nest B&B – Lesbian Owned Cottage in Boulder, Colorado

The Nest B&B - Lesbian Owned Cottage in Boulder, Colorado

PRIVATE, SWEET COTTAGE IN BOULDER

Welcome to the Nest B&B in Boulder, Colorado, in the beautiful Front Range of Colorado. Our cottage, The Nest, is a private separate dwelling behind our house, with its own guest access.

The Nest is a converted garage – in an earlier life, it was a pottery studio and a retreat space. Our Boulder vacation rental has pine floors, an attached bathroom with tiled shower and a new dual heating and air conditioning unit. There’s also a small patio, yours to use and take in the fresh mountain air. There’s an umbrella festooned with lights and chairs too, making it perfect for eating outdoors, or for enjoying your morning coffee or take-out.

The cottage comes with a television with Netflix, and also includes free Wi-Fi access in your room.

We’re a smoke free property, and we also use fragrance-free and plant-based cleaning products.

The kitchen comes with microwave and small refrigerator. We also provide organic tea and coffee, along with sweeteners and creams.

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