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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.

How I Managed to Conquer My Fear

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!

Interview with Linsay from Weigh Out Wander!

I was so excited to conduct this interview with Linsay from Weigh Out Wander! Linsay is a world traveler, blogger, freelance cellist, and self-described master of plus-size living. Hers is one of my favorite travel accounts on Instagram, so when she approached me to do this collaboration, I couldn’t wait!

Be sure to check out her blog for insights on all the struggles and joys of being a big, beautiful plus-size traveler. And now, for her amazing interview:

Traveling with PCOS

[ This guest post was submitted by the lovely Selena Marinello, a talented photographer and world traveler who, like me, suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS and its tendency to slash your self-esteem with symptoms like excessive weight gain and hirsutism can hold you back from experiencing life to its fullest. But cysters like Selena have found ways to manage these symptoms and insecurities, even while living a nomadic lifestyle. All images are hers. - Jen ]

So . . . What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? 

It’s like having a tiny poltergeist in your body that knows all of your fears and can ruin your day at the drop of a hat, just to make your life a little more challenging.

In basic terms, PCOS is a hormonal disease that has been nicknamed “the Silent Killer” because it increases a woman’s risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure. Fun times!

Bath, Stonehenge, and a Secret Place - Part 2

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.