Interview with Edith from The Plus-Size Backpacker!

I’m thrilled to feature Edith from The Plus-Size Backpacker in this latest interview! When I first started Travel with Curves, there weren’t many plus-size travel blogs floating around cyberspace, but The Plus-Size Backpacker was one of them (hers was the first, in fact!). She probably doesn’t realize this, but Edith’s blog inspired me to forge ahead with my own. In fact, I’ve looked up to her for a lot longer than I’ve actually known her, and I’m glad I can now count her among my friends.

If you haven’t checked out The Plus-Size Backpacker, you’re missing out! Read on to learn more about how this amazing gal is impacting the world.

Ziplining While Fat - Guest Post by Bisa Myles

When I tell people I’ve gone skydiving, bungee jumping, and power hang gliding, I notice the look of shock. I don’t seem like the type. It’s not just the glasses; it’s my size.

My weight has yo-yoed over the years and I have never been what is considered thin. So, when I was planning to go on a solo trip to Chiang Mai Thailand, ziplining was a must do according to many articles I read.

Before booking, I checked the weight requirements. I chose the combination of a Segway tour through town in the morning followed by ziplining in the afternoon.

On the day of my adventure, I was the first to arrive within my group. Three men were working in the office. I took a seat to wait for the others. The staff was whispering and snickering about something, and I soon realized they were trying to decide who was going to ask me how much I weighed.

How I Managed to Conquer My Fear - Guest Post by Cath of Red Door Ponderings

Over the last five years, my husband and I have been focused on working hard and travelling a lot.

For some reason, we keep getting drawn back to Southeast Asia, so I'm familiar with the cries of “big clothes for big ladies" and men massaging my feet in the ubiquitous foot massage places. Or being sat at the table with those sturdy wooden chairs. Been there, done that – and honestly, I'll probably do it all again in the future!

My Summer as a Madame - Guest Post by Kay Vandette

I never thought I would find myself living as a professional vagabond.

I went to college and had a pretty specific career plan, but in 2012 when I graduated, I was left with a degree and no prospects. After a few years of serving lattes and bussing tables, I was invited to spend a summer working in Alaska. Me, who thought she would never leave the Midwest. Me, who only had a little bit of travel experience and who hated being anywhere out of her comfort zone.

7 Airbnb Tips for First-Time Guests

After staying in a traditional bed-and-breakfast in London, then an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, I was craving an Airbnb experience for my next adventure. When the hubby and I decided to visit Edinburgh and Dublin, Airbnb was the only accommodation option I considered. Plus, I was a little late to the Airbnb game. I was an Airbnb virgin, so it was time.

I enjoyed it so much that I can see myself using Airbnb exclusively from now on. With that being said, it’s important to do Airbnb right so you won’t be disappointed or, in the worst-case scenario, feel unsafe.

Here are a few tips I learned from my own first-time Airbnb experience.