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Jessica Esa and Will Heath

12 Exciting Contemporary Queer Poetry Collections

Queer poetry explores so many different facets of the human experience. From trauma and self-hatred to happy marriages and messy break-ups. From retellings of folk tales to sci-fi poetry as a metaphor for the queer experience; from punk and angry voices to warming, soothing comfort food — everything that can be felt is felt here. …

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15 Must-Read Sapphic & Lesbian Novels

Lesbian authors are paving the way when it comes to genre and boundary pushing, writing dark and toxic love stories and unlikeable women protagonists. When looking at lesbian novels and the art put out by lesbian authors, you see the darkest kinds of gothic fiction, as well as the brightest dedications to love and kindness. …

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A Jane Austen Tour of England (11 Places to Visit) 

For many of us, British or otherwise, the places and people of Jane Austen’s novels represent that quintessential English life. But these places and people were inspired by Austen’s own home and life, all of which can be experienced by a Jane Austen tour of England. Taking a tour of the towns and villages, the …

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10 Must-Visit Independent Brighton Bookshops (+ Lewes) 2022

With the south-coastal city of Brighton being a hub of UK art and culture, as well as a loudly and proudly queer city, it’s no wonder that so many independent bookshops can be found in the wonderful city of Brighton. Just an hour outside of London, this easily accessible coastal city is a wonderful place …

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A Perfect Weekend in Portland, Oregon (2-Day Itinerary)

If you’re looking to visit one of America’s most up-and-coming once hidden gems, Portland is the place to go! It’s filled with unique neighbourhoods, trendy shops, delicious cuisine, and much more. There’s truly something for everyone during a weekend in Portland, Oregon if you’re into culture, a quirky vibe, and a good time. Are you …

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A Perfect Day Trip to Cambridge (for Culture Lovers)

The coolest thing about the city of Cambridge, UK is how it blends history and contemporary culture; academia and a vibrant art scene. One of the world’s most famous university towns is also a place of world food, unique museums, great coffee, and so much more. A day trip to Cambridge is always a breath …

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5 Amazing Places for Backcountry Skiing in California

If you don’t live in California, chances are your first thoughts of the West Coast state are sunshine and blue skies (and maybe rain for San Francisco). Truth is, however, there are some amazing opportunities for backcountry skiing in California. Californians sometimes boast of the fact that, traffic permitting, they can ski and snowboard in …

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15 Must-Try Japanese Drinks (Alcohol + Soft Drinks)

When we think Japanese alcohol, we think sake. But the best Japanese drinks include fantastic beer, whiskey, and more. And then there’s all the Japanese soda and soft drinks to get to know. When it comes to all things culinary, Japan is legendary the world over for its varied and wonderful foods. Sushi, onigiri, okonomiyaki, …

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