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Interview with Anita from Passport Down South!

Traveling with a chronic condition like psoriatic arthritis takes some extra planning, but it hasn’t stopped our latest interviewee from seeing the world.

Anita Shuler is a Southern mom from Charleston who has traveled throughout the United States, Ireland, Canada, and the Caribbean. She started her blog Passport Down South to detail her adventures, and she hopes to inspire others to take on the world regardless of their medical challenges.

How to Make Money While Traveling

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,” wrote Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad. And indeed, traveling is a great way to broaden your horizons, explore new cultures, and get in touch with your inner self.

Wouldn’t it be great to just pack your bags and hit the road? Sure it would, but such motivational quotes don’t have much in common with how things work in real life. It’s hard to drop everything and travel when you work a 9 to 5.

Before I knock the wind out of your sails, here are a few ways to make money while traveling that I’ve personally learned over the years. Who knows, maybe that can turn one of these tips into a digital nomad lifestyle!

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

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

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!