Author: Cheri Ellefson

Coming Out Late: A Queer Journey Through Marriage and Divorce

The year after I came out to my now ex-husband, I disappeared. In an isolated, quiet meditation center in Hawaii, I traveled as far away as possible to escape the aftershocks of a painful, messy divorce. Working remotely afforded me the opportunity to lick my wounds in the middle of the rainforest. After eight years together, how could I tell him that I was now questioning my sexuality? Initially, boys never interested me. I was infatuated with the girl next door. When her mother eventually caught us kissing and then told my parents, I thought the world was going...

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Lesbian Getaway: Kalani Oceanside Retreat

In the second installment of our guest author series, Cheri Ellefson takes us on an LGBTQ Getaway to Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the big island of Hawaii. Check out the other posts in this series here.  Situated on 120 acres of beautiful, organic and preserved heritage property, Kalani Oceanside Retreat is the real deal. A hidden oasis nestled within a lush rainforest, this resort offers amenities found at high-end luxury spas. If that’s not allure enough, it’s also one of the most welcoming vacation destinations in the world for queer women. Kalani feels like an island unto itself: you...

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Welcome to Dopes on the Road! We're Meg and Lindsay and we've created DotR as a space dedicated to inspiring and equipping LGBT travelers to live a life of adventures. Take a look around and don't be afraid to say hi! Read More

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