I’m going to wax poetic for a little bit here about how and why I travel, and how that affects this here blog….
This blog, Travels of Adam, was recently nominated for a prestigious blog award: the 2013 Bloggies. It was nominated as one of the best LGBT blogs among some pretty awesome websites. I’m flattered to be nominated especially since I didn’t even know about the awards until after the fact! Also, I didn’t realize my blog was so gay!
But then it got me thinking: if I didn’t even really consider this blog as a “LGBT” blog, then is it? I could probably list a thousand words to describe my blog—sure I’d use LGBT in there, but I’m not sure if that’s the over-riding term to use for my blog. I’d be happy with everyone just considering this as an AWESOME blog. or a SUPER-HAPPY-FRIENDLY blog (with bits of seriousness mixed in).
I dedicate at least one post a month to a gay travel topic from somewhere in the world. And all my hipster city guides feature tips for gay & lesbian travelers based on my personal experiences. But is this blog all about gay travel? No, it’s about travel—and it just so happens that there’s a sizeable chunk of gay travelers out there. And hopefully they’re reading and appreciating this website as much as everyone else!
I’m probably an exception but I actually quite like labels. Sure, they’re often gross misrepresentations and strange stereotypes, but sometimes they fit. And if you can own the word (hey hey hipster), then why not just go all-in?
What kind of a traveler are you? I’m…
a(n)… hipster, lgbt, gay, queer, awesome, fun, young, hip, cool, trendy, design-y, open-minded, alternative, indie, lyrical, artsy, friendly, clever, responsible, independent, personal, thirsty, hungry, comfortable, relaxed, colorful, absurd, lazy, irresponsible, annoying, silly, posh, fancy, cheap, stylish, thrifty, penniless, sober, drunk, honest, deceitful, scary, bad, good, helpful, helpless, boring, tired, horny, unfortunate, lucky, skilled, somber, depressing, uplifting, energetic, entertaining, humorous, unfunny …traveler.
And, if you think I do a good job of covering (or not covering) LGBT topics on travelsofadam.com, please vote for me to win a 2013 Bloggies here!