Interview with Glory Ali from Muslim Travel Rocks!

Happy New Year, lovelies!

Thank you to my wonderful readers and collaborators who helped make 2017 one of the most amazing years yet! I’ve met some incredible women from all over the world with the same passion for adventure and desire for body acceptance as I have, which is why I started Travel with Curves in the first place. The plus-size travel community is growing at a breakneck pace, and I couldn’t be happier to be along for the ride!

That’s why I’m beyond thrilled to feature one of my favorite influencers as my first interviewee for 2018! Glory Ali from Muslim Travel Rocks has been motivating Muslim families to explore the world one halal-friendly destination at a time. I’ve always looked forward to her Instagram posts because she offers a unique perspective on travel challenges, and she’s simply an amazing human being.

Three Common Fears that Keep Plus-Size Women from Traveling

When you’re overweight, travel overseas can seem like a distant dream. It’s something you plan on doing for a long time. You talk about it with friends and family and pour hours and hours into finding the ideal location. But I, like so many people who have struggled with their weight most of their lives, have always thought about travel as just another entry in the long list of activities I plan on doing once I lose enough weight.

This type of thinking, which has stemmed from years of fear and anxiety, is exactly what prevented me from turning that dream into a reality. The following three fears were the ones holding me back the most, and only after realizing what they were was I able to work on changing the way I think and actually do the things I’ve always wanted to do.

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!