Author: Meg Cale

Journal: World Pride Madrid

Journal: World Pride Madrid This past week I was in Madrid, Spain for my very first World Pride. I’ve attended Pride in a few dozen countries and at least twice as many cities at this point, but World Pride is a completely different ball game.  I was in town working with Spanish Tourism with 50 other journalists, bloggers, and influencers so I was balancing a schedule of work hard PLAY even harder. One of the coolest parts of what I do is being able to make friends in the industry and see them all around the world. Our group was staying...

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The Truth About Lesbian Smoking

ACTIVISM & LGBT The Truth About Lesbian Smoking Meg Cale Did you know that LGBT adults smoke at rates up to 2.5 times higher than straight adults? Why? – in part it’s due to targeted marketing by Big Tobacco.   Our community is at risk for a ton of negative health outcomes as a result of societal stigma and discrimination. The rate of smoking in our community is one of the statistics that’s often overlooked. Where you live, who you love and how much money you have makes a big difference in whether you smoke or not. We’re influenced by...

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Cuba Libre DC Restaurant Review

TRAVEL & FOOD Cuba Libre DC Restaurant Review Meg Cale Last month I was in Tampa and got to spend time exploring the Cuban roots of Ybor City. I haven’t stopped thinking about Havana since. I’m a bit obsessed with the idea of Cuba even though I haven’t been there yet. My game plan is to make it to Havana sometime in 2018 – but until then – Lindsay and I set out to find the next best thing. A little piece of Cuba right here in the good ole USofA at Cuba Libre DC. Cuba Libre is located in the...

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Lesbian Travel Guide Washington DC

Lesbian Travel Guide Washington DC Lindsay and I have spent a little more than a year based in Washington DC. We had an incredible opportunity to really dig in and experience tons of what DC has to offer. Use this guide to help plan your DC adventures and let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.  Photograph via Adobe Getting to Washington DC If you’re flying, you have several options. There are three airports in the DMV [DC, Maryland, Virginia] area. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport [DCA] is located directly on the Metrorail’s blue and yellow...

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Queers You Should Know: Kyrisha Deschamps of Honey Groove Music Festival

Queers You Should Know: Kyrisha Deschamps of Honey Groove Music Festival Kyrisha Deschamps is an event producer living at the forefront of DC’s queer events scene with a host of parties under her belt. Her annual music festival, Honey Groove is the stuff of legends. We got a chance to connect about how she manages to do it all and produce one of the coolest events in the DMV area.  Photograph via Kyrisha Deschamps Hey Kyrisha, tell us a bit about yourself? I’m DC born, but moved around a lot as a kid. I’ve lived in Texas, VA, DC, and...

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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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