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Should you Share a Lesbian Travel Blog With your Straight Friends?

A question I asked myself recently is:

Should I share this blog with my straight friends, or more importantly, should I share this blog with my non-supportive parents?share-image

As you can imagine, that question can be very difficult, especially if you feel that you want your friends and family to understand that the fact my Girlfriend is very important to me, but there is more to my life than just being a lesbian.pros_cons

So, in order to decide whether or not to share a lesbian travel blog with your straight friends I put together a pros and cons list to get started.

Pro – The people you share this blog with will be able to enjoy all of the content you do

Con – Some of the content, like this article, is geared more toward lesbians and they may not connect to it the same way we do.

Pro – This blog help you connect with your straight friends and family as a lesbian

Con – Your friends or family may judge you for following (or writing, in my case) a lesbian blog

Pro – Lesbians know how to vacation! The whole world would be better if they took some advice from a lesbian traveler

Con – It looks like this list is shorter than I thought it would be – the decision seems obvious to me.

What do you think, anything to add to this pros and cons list?

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Should you Watch TV on Vacation?

Some people spend late nights or early mornings watching TV in their Hotels or on tablets in their tents. Some people believe that Watching TV is the last thing you should be doing on vacation- After all, it is nice to get away from all of that for a little while. So who is right? Should you watch TV on vacation?

I tried very hard to pick a side on this topic because I always write at my best as an advocate of one side, but the truth is I can’t.

I spent hours reviewing what other people have said about the subject on a number of forums and the there is almost an even number of people who say they do watch TV vs. those who say they don’t.

Some people suggested that watching TV while abroad helps you get a special insight into the local perspectives of the world and others suggested that it may help you know which places you should avoid as well.

I feel that you should decide based on your personal feelings and keep in mind that TV doesn’t affect everyone the same way, so recognize] what is true for you.

Does TV help relax you?

Some people have found that TV is a great way to escape from the world and relax. On the other hand, a number of people use TV to get an idea of what is going on around the world, and that may not be the most relaxing thing you can do on vacation.

Do you have time for TV and everything you want to do on vacation?

Growing up, I didn’t watch TV on vacation. We woke up early in the morning and came home late at night so by the time I was ready to rewind from the day, I was already dreaming of what was to come the next day. With that being the case, I didn’t have time to watch TV and it probably would have taken away from the vacation.

On the other hand, Meg’s family always watches TV. I remember the first time I went on a family vacation with them to Disneyland. Each morning we would sleep in late and watch TV while everyone got ready for the day. It gave the vacation a completely different feel. On one hand, we didn’t spend as much time at Disneyland, but on the other hand, I felt much more rested and a lot less exhausted each night and morning.

Does TV take away from together time?

When I am home with Meg, we hardly ever have the TV on, except to watch Big Brother, because we commonly get sucked into the TV and forget the other person is even there. The same is on vacation. Sometimes it is nice to take a break from each other, but vacation is a great time to be together.

TV commonly creates great quantity time, but not quality time and vacation should be more about quality time.

Should you watch TV on vacation?

In addition to the other points I brought up about watching TV analyze how you feel after watching TV. Do you feel rested? Does it take up all your time and make you feel lazy? Should you set boundaries for the amount of time you have the TV on?

If you are on vacation with someone else, make sure that you keep them in mind before turning on/off the TV. If you don’t know how they would feel about watching TV, ask them before you pick up the remote.

Do you watch TV on Vacation? What are your thoughts on the matter? Comment below to share your opinion.

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Should You Propose to Your Girlfriend on Vacation

The idea of proposing on vacation has probably come up in your mind, one or two times, but should you? In reality this is going to be case by case, person to person decision but here are some ideas to get your mind thinking.

1.    Is she expecting you to propose? Have you talked about marriage?

I know a surprise can be exciting but try to be as sure as possible that she will say yes before you ask the question. This is an important process to go through because you want to make sure that if you ask her, she doesn’t feel “forced” into any decision. Another thing to keep in mind, is that if she says no, will that ruin the rest of the vacation?

2.    Is there a time or a place on your vacation that a proposal would fit?

Creating a stressful situation is not an ideal proposal. One way to help a proposal to be as enjoyable as possible, is to make sure it fits into the itinerary. Yes, you can “fit-it-in” and you can “make it work” but how about trying to give yourself additional time for things so you don’t feel rushed.

3.    Do you have time and money for a ring and vacation?

If you have the money for both, awesome, that makes that part of the question easy. Time on the other hand, may be a little more complicated. For example, your girlfriend may want to pick out the ring or you may want to get I custom made, or engraved on. Whatever you decide to get, make sure that you will get it before the vacation begins.

How do you plan on proposing to your girlfriend? Are you doing it on vacation? Comment to give other readers ideas for proposing.

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