All tagged plus-size travel tips
One of the most stressful parts of travel is packing. How do you know if you have enough? What if you forget something? Or, the most common issue, what if you take too much?
Many of us have fallen into the trap of packing too much for a vacation. When it comes to plus-size packing, we often struggle a bit more to pack light. Not only is there generally more material involved in plus-size clothing, but we might feel as though we need extra options like cover-ups, which can lead to us paying for extra luggage.
Never fear, however, as here are seven tips to help you pack lighter!
Growing up, my family wasn’t exactly the travel type of family. In fact, my first experience on a plane wasn't until I was 22. At that time, my job required me to fly to Dallas. This trip wasn't a vacation, but I would have a chance to see a new city.
It was my first taste of the travel life, and I had dreamed about this day forever!
As the trip approached, doubt and fear began to creep into my mind. Most of the stories I had heard about heavier people flying were terrifying. We’ve all heard them. . . the stories of heavier people having to purchase two seats just so they can fit, or of average-sized people getting angry because they feel too crowded sitting next to a heavier person.
For all my talk about body positivity, I’m going to admit something to you: I hate having my picture taken. I’m not talking about those selfies you’ve mastered where you know how to take advantage of your face’s good angles, turning just the right way to get the most flattering shot in the best lighting.
I’m talking about having other people take my picture.
We pulled up to The Royal Crescent in Bath just as the wind and rain began to pick up. This impressive crescent of terraced houses was built in the late 1700s and is still considered one of the most exclusive residential areas in England. Our tour guide Chris would later tell us the story of resident Miss Amabel Wellesley-Colley who upset the neighbors by painting her door yellow. The case went to the highest courts until it was finally determined that she did, in fact, have the freedom to paint her own door however she saw fit.
That was back in the 1970s, and her door remains yellow to this day.
This post is second in a series of planning a budget-friendly weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN. To read Part 1, click here.
Book Your Room Wisely
Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg are brimming with accommodations, so don’t limit yourself. Although we had the rewards points for an upgraded stay at Choice Hotel, we often book the same little family-owned and operated motel my parents took me to when I was a kid. I’m fond of accommodations like the Maples Motor Inn because they offer flat rates, and when they’re posted on their website, you can see which weeks are going to cost more than others. This allows you to plan your getaway on the "off" weeks, when Pigeon Forge is going to be less crowded in general.