Help: I’m Taking a Last-Minute Road Trip from Wisconsin to San Diego and Need Places to Visit


Yesterday, Alex asked me if I by chance wanted to drive a Subaru Outback with her from Wisconsin to San Diego.



So, starting Wednesday, we’re driving down and across this great nation, on the longest road trip I’ll have ever taken.

To break up the monotony of gorgeous scenery, we’re going to stop here and there so I can work. Usually I plan my trips out months in advance, but this time I’m booked solid up until the day I leave.

Which means I need your help finding

  1. amazing coffee shops in which to write,

  2. amazing female and queer positive sex toy stores to visit,

  3. amazing craft breweries and wineries,

  4. delicious road food, and

  5. GIANT BALLS OF TWINE or other weird shit along the road.

Here’s the route as it stands today (subject to change with my whims):

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We’re going to:

  • Madison, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis, MI
  • Wichita, KS
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • San Diego, CA

Got any tips? I’d love all the help I can get.

About Queerie Bradshaw

Lauren Marie Fleming is a writer, speaker and motivator known for her intimate, informative and often hilarious look at sex, relationships and body-image. Lauren runs the critically-acclaimed blog, writes for major news sources including VICE, Nerve, Huffington Post and Curve, and is the author of her memoir Losing It: My Life as a Sex Blogger. In 2013, Lauren founded Frisky Feminist Press ( as a way to enhance conversations about sexuality through educational guides, online classes and entertaining publications. A law school graduate, Lauren has spoken all over the United States and is internationally recognized for her dynamic, engaging style. In everything she does, Lauren’s goal is to educate, remove stigmas and encourage people to achieve their desires.
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8 Responses to Help: I’m Taking a Last-Minute Road Trip from Wisconsin to San Diego and Need Places to Visit

  1. I live in San Diego. As for coffee shops, two awesome ones are The Lazy Humingbird in Ocean Beach they have an awesome lavender almond milk latte (the cafe is very small though) and the other is called The Living Room it has couches and a totally home-y vibe much better for working on projects because it has a lot more space. If you’re looking for an excellent restaurant, one of my favorites is called Memelas it is a mixture of Thai and Mexican food. My two favorites there are the chicken satay memela and chicken pad thai. Memela’s is a bit out of the way from the other coffee shops but if you do stop by The Lazy Humingbird there is excellent food in that whole area. Ocean Beach is my favorite area is San Diego. If you want quick Mexican food try Nico’s on Newport Ave a few doors down is my favorite Chinese Restaurant called Little Chef. It’s a beach town with a hippy laid back vibe. Awesome and not too touristy.

  2. Saintchick says:

    So sad that you are missing New Orleans!

  3. Shops you should go to (you probably know this already but I get excited):

    A Woman’s Touch Madison
    Early to Bed, Chicago
    Tulip Toy Gallery, Chicago
    Pleasure Chest, Chicago
    Self Serve, Albuquerque

    My work here is done!

  4. Early to Bed – You must meet Searah!!

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