Our Story

Hello, hello! Welcome to our lifestyle and travel blog!

We are Jek and April, lesbian couple behind the travel and lifestyle blog Lipstick Nomads. We have been together since 2017 and have been traveling one city at a time while we work remotely. We created this blog as a platform to share our travel adventures, culinary discoveries, and be a safe space to fellow LGBTQ+ couples. Our mission is to inspire and show LGBTQ+ travellers that they can visit more places in the world than they thought possible, by providing a first-hand account of our travel adventures, which will help them plan an enjoyable and safe trip.

jek balingasa


Jek takes care of the photography and videography of the blog.  She used to pursue an Architecture degree but has later on decided to focus on business, management, and marketing.

april perez


April identifies as a femme. She manages her own blog over at Hello, April wherein she shares anything from home decors, health and wellness, and beauty. She loves to cook and Indian cuisine is her favorite!

Meet our Babies

Meet our growing pack! Each has their own personality and
is the absolute love of our lives.

cute shih tzu wearing bow tie


He is a tri-color Shih Tzu born on June 22, 2016. He usually likes to be left alone and his absolute favorite treat is flavored lamb ribs!

chihuahua with bandana


She is a deer-head Chihuahua born on December 12, 2017. She loves to play and thinks as though she’s still a puppy!

funny dachshund


He is a brindle miniature Dachshund born on September 15, 2018. He loves getting all the attention but don’t get us wrong, he’s really sweet and brave!

cute dachshund with bow tie


Little Ms. Feisty Pepper is also a miniature Dachshund. She was born on February 28, 2019. She loves cuddles and is the sweetest amongst the rest of the pack.