Author: Meg Cale

Journal: 30 Lessons Learned By 30

TRAVEL & LGBT Journal: 30 Lessons Learned By 30 Meg Cale I turned 30 in Austin Texas. While they did sponsor my stay and one blog post I loved Austin so much that I decided to showcase the city in additional posts. I picked Austin intentionally. I wanted to celebrate this life milestone in a place that matched my values. In my 30s I want to embrace the weird. Invest in creative energy. Own my work. Eat great food. Spend time with the people who matter the most. I’ve learned a lot in my 30 years, way more than can be...

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Shopping Guide: 13 Stores in Austin You’ve Gotta See

TRAVEL & LGBT 13 Stores in Austin You’ve Gotta See Meg Cale As an avid traveler and a sorta minimalist my love for shopping is a difficult hobby to maintain. When Lindsay and I moved to Mexico we had to fit everything we own into two suitcases and a backpack. I selected 13 outfits that I wanted to keep and filled the rest of my suitcases with boring – but important things like legal paperwork. I wear my clothes way more than the average person and tend to cycle through things rather quickly. When you have so little a hole...

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Real Strong & Real Beautiful: How We Overcame LGBT Stereotypes

TRAVEL & LGBT Real Strong & Real Beautiful: How We Overcame LGBT Stereotypes Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post. How do you define #RealBeauty? Meg’s Story I came out for the first time when I was eleven. This week I turn 30. I’ve spent the last 19 years learning about the LGBT community and trying to decide where I fit.  I found my home in the community alongside the activists, academics, and feminists. I dedicated a lot of energy trying to appear like I belonged alongside the smart and serious women that I respected. I thought if I...

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How to Use KEH Camera Sales to Make Some Travel Cash

How to Use KEH Camera Sales to Make Some Travel Cash Thanks to KEH for supporting Dopes on the Road! As always, all opinions are my own. This post has affiliate links. Lindsay and I are in the process of making the move to Merida, Mexico. We want to live a life focused on experiences over things – where we’re actually living – rather than just going through the motions. The process of downsizing to a more minimalist existence has been equal parts rewarding and a pain in the ass. But there’s lots of learning in the process. One...

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10 Questions to Consider When Planning Your LGBT Honeymoon

10 Questions to Consider When Planning Your LGBT Honeymoon Okay, this one may seem obvious but honeymoon planning can see seriously overwhelming with so many options out there. Lindsay and I had a joint wedding and honeymoon in Ecuador but let’s be honest here – not everyone has the advantage of being a travel writer. Here’s a guide to get you started in your trip planning! What type of travel is most enjoyable for you? Are you a big city person? Do you enjoy the beach? Are you looking for a domestic travel location in your country or thinking...

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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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