We are Kirstie and Christine who started On Airplane Mode! We are an LGBTQ+ couple from New York City who left our day jobs and left for backpacking around the world. Our adventures have taken us from the streets of Southeast Asia, to beer festivals in Germany, and the deserts in Rajasthan. We are sharing our adventures through beautiful photography to inspire our followers to find their passion for traveling, all while celebrating who they are and whom they love.
Our idea for The Purple Diaries was inspired while we were traveling and were approached by LGBT people world wide on how to do it and what to expect. Traveling can be one of the most rewarding experiences in someone's life, however, traveling as LGBTQ+ there are things to be aware of. It is still illegal in over 170 countries to be gay and many pose strict laws against us. While we want to encourage the LGBTQ community to follow their passion for adventure, we also want to advise and educate to keep people safe while they do so.
Find purple excerpts at the bottom of each blog posts for Purple Diary entries.