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
I can see the gorgeous ocean from where I'm sitting at Starbucks this morning. I adore the ocean and have a great respect for it. Of course there are a lot of scary things in the ocean, just like on land. Sharks, of course, being one of the things the people of this earth are … Continue reading A plus sized girl has a shark adventure
While the goal of this blog is to encourage all of you out there who may have doubts about travel - to go ahead and face your fears... I also don't want to paint myself as a fearless hero. I have my bad days, too. I wanted to relate my bad day from one of … Continue reading A plus sized girl has a breakdown on the way to Capri, Italy
I'll never forget the fateful day I was at work in Los Angeles and my coworker, clearly sick of me trying to talk to her about Harry Potter, said, "Why don't you see if there are any Harry Potter fan groups around here?". I did a quick google search and voila, I had finally found … Continue reading A plus sized Harry Potter fan nerds out in London with a fluffy friend
If you've read my introduction, you'll be aware of how much I love snorkeling. To be perfectly honest, it's 90% of why I sold most of my earthly belongings and moved to Maui... A teensy little rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I apparently was always a water baby and a lot of … Continue reading A plus sized series: Maui part 1 – Snorkeling
Naples is nothing like the majority of tourist destinations in Italy. Naples is raw and dirty and often charmless. The people and the city in general, don't cater to the tourist. Frankly, that is understandable as someone who lives in the major tourist destination known as Maui, Hawaii. However, I also work in the tourism industry like … Continue reading A plus sized girl goes to Naples, Italy