The Amalfi Coast is one of those destinations that you dream about from a young age. It's so unbelievably picturesque, it's almost hard to believe that it's real. However, it is very real and a relatively easy place to visit. I throw that "relatively" in there because there are obvious challenges - such as steep … Continue reading A plus sized girl visits the Amalfi Coast of Italy
Sure, a pound of feathers and a pound of bricks weigh the same. However, a suitcase with three of my outfits and a different suitcase with three of Kate Middleton's outfits are simply not going to weigh the same. Not even if she packed solid gold accessories and a tiara sporting the Hope diamond. Them's … Continue reading Plus sized and Packing for Adventure
When you're a fluffy person, you automatically disqualify yourself from certain things. Not in every instance, but at some point you stop imagining yourself doing things like skydiving, bungee jumping, zip-lining and even some amusement park rides. If you're still dreaming about them, it's in a - "When I've lost my fluff, I'll do that" … Continue reading A plus sized girl goes parasailing in paradise
Do you remember the first time you rode a "big kid ride" at a fair or an amusement park? And for some reason, after that the kiddie rides just weren't enough for you? You now craved that extra thrill that had been unknowingly lacking. For me, my fluffies, that came when I snuba dived for the … Continue reading A plus sized girl snuba dives in the Caribbean
The birth place of Queen Ka'ahumanu, the burial site of Charles Lindburgh and the most remote town in all of Hawai'i - her name is Hana. While very few people actually live out in the town of Hana, it's one of the most visited areas for tourists on Maui. It's kind of a right of … Continue reading A plus sized series: Maui part 3 – the road to Hana
Puerto Rico was always on my “must visit” list; however, it wasn’t the highest priority. That is, until, Anthony Bourdain visited Puerto Rico’s Pork Highway on his show No Reservations. That’s right, a PORK HIGHWAY. I’ll come back to this tasty road in a bit but I assure you it’s a gastronomic party. Now, while Puerto … Continue reading A plus sized series: Foodventures part 1 – Puerto Rico. By guest blogger, Adrienne!
Foodventures: Travel + Food = Delicious Destinations Hello my fellow globetrotters! My name is Adrienne, and I am one of Lauren’s geeky friends who absolutely LOVES to travel any chance I get. I grew up with a family that traveled for fun and work, so the need to traverse this earth is engrained in my … Continue reading A plus sized series: Foodventures – An Introduction. By guest blogger Adrienne!
It all started with the treasure map. My friends from the Los Angeles Dumbledores Army (LADA) had been planning a trip to Portland to go to a Harry Potter convention. I had never been to a con before so I decided to come along. Secretly, though, it was more because I could finally fulfill a … Continue reading A plus sized girl has a Crazy Goonie Adventure
Where on earth can you see a shark, freshly fallen snow in summer and an active volcano in the span of three hours? Hawai'i, baby. I sell helicopter tours of Hawai'i for a living... and I've never been on one. If you're a former guest of mine and I convinced you that I'd been on … Continue reading A plus sized girl takes a volcano flight tour
My coworker Meg always jokes with the Maui visitors, "You know it's state law that you have to go to a luau when you visit Hawai'i". She always gets a big laugh, because it feels too true. A Hawaiian tradition since the early 1800's, a luau is a feast and a party rolled up … Continue reading A plus sized series: Maui part 2 – Luaus