ESCAPE: Wild women on the road

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Carrie Lyell and Danielle Mustarde put the lez/bi camping stereotype to the test on a (queer) Scottish road trip BY CARRIE LYELL. ABOVE: OBAN FERRY CROSSING Four queer women, who’ve never been on holiday together, squeezed into a campervan, in Scotland, home of rain, in autumn? An ambitious route, covering more than 400 miles in [….]

One from the vaults: Driving home for Queermas

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This is why LGBTQI folk are more likely to travel home for Christmas BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Correct me if I’m wrong but it seems to be a universal phenomena that, once adulthood is reached, Christmas and New Year come and go in the same time that it takes your nieces and nephews to rip open each [….]

LEZ/BI TRAVEL: This is how you do Christmas in Illinois

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Want to get away this festive season? LGBTQI-friendly Illinois will have you feeling merrier than a well-soaked Christmas pud… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM. IMAGES ENJOY ILLINOIS/NICK ULIVIEIRI Instead of watching the same movies and listening to the same music – if you’re looking to go big this Christmas – then get in the holiday spirit [….]

Women V Cancer: London to Amsterdam by bike 2021

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Cycle through four countries in four days to raise vital funds for women’s cancer charities 🚲 BY WOMEN V CANCER Fancy cycling from London to Amsterdam on Women V Cancer’s 10-year anniversary European challenge? Together, we’ll hop on our saddles in central London and pedal all the way to Amsterdam for the invaluable Women V Cancer charity [….]

TRAVEL: Florida is the perfect destination for LGBTQI travellers

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Sophie Griffiths jets off to Florida to find the Sunshine State is earning its rainbow BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VISIT FLORIDA Back when I was eight years old, before I knew I was queer, I was lucky enough to experience the classic family holiday to Orlando, Florida. All I knew was I had [….]

Five lez/bi legends from LGBTQI-friendly Illinois

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In case you needed any more reason to visit the #amazingforall state 🇺🇸 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/ILLINOIS. PHOTO: NETFLIX There’s lots to think about when planning a trip away. What time of the year should you go, how long for, and just how many famous queer folk come from there… (Just me?) We’ve been working with [….]

TRAVEL: Welcome to Galena

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DIVA meets badass businesswomen Carolyn Linton-Canfield to find out what “Gaylena”, Illinois, has to offer lez/bi visitors Carolyn and Angela Linton-Canfield have been a couple for 22 years and, along with their (now 25-year-old) twins, lived in Chicago, Illinois and Oakland, California before settling in Illinois’ Midwest in 2008.  Soon after the move, the pair [….]