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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.