I took a year off of major travel in 2018 due to becoming a homeowner last year. Therefore, my feet have been super itchy to get planning a new adventure. I'd mulled over a Mediterranean cruise, returning to Alaska, a train tour across Canada as well as a grand tour around Ireland and Scotland. Everything … Continue reading Planning a Plus Sized Adventure
When I was younger, I got talked into joining the United Mileage program by getting a United credit card. The sign up included maybe, 25,000 in mileage rewards, which at the time probably would have gotten me a free one way flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. While I can appreciate that offer, it … Continue reading Plus Sized Musings: Are Travel Credit Cards Amazing or a Scam?
As I mentioned in my previous blog, I now have a mortgage for a small condo here in Maui. The fact is, my mortgage is less expensive than it would have been for me to rent on this island, which I find sad. So many of the available homes and condos and apartments on Maui … Continue reading Plus Sized Musings: Airbnb style accommodations
Let me begin with mentioning that 2018 has delivered me a very intense first half of the year. I entered the world of real estate for the first time and am now the proud owner of a tiny Condo on Maui with a peek-a-boo ocean view. As anyone who has decided to start the homeownership … Continue reading A Plus Sized Gal Hits the Streets Of New York City & Takes a Road Trip
An introduction to The Plus Sized Globetrotter's new adventure: Podcasting! Lauren and Adrienne talk about planes and London! Without further ado...I hope you enjoy!!
Camping is an ideal vacation for families, couples and friends. It's inexpensive, makes for a perfect escape, and forces folks, fluffy and non fluffy, to reconnect while unconnected electronically. Whether you realize it or not, you're probably within a three hour drive of an amazing campsite just awaiting adventure. So pack up the Yahtzee Game and … Continue reading Plus sized and camping
Obviously, the point of this blog is to encourage you all to live your travel dreams in spite of your fluff. Sometimes that means doing it alone. I've actually written the following sentence in the 'notes' section on Opentable.com: "Please don't put me right on the kitchen door or in a busy path way, sometimes … Continue reading Plus sized & traveling solo
The concierge desks I work at all have a gigantic television, usually behind my head, with a non stop loop showing some of the most amazing Hawaiian destinations. Guests often oooh and ahhh and squeek, "I want to go there!" and point at the screen, always when Kualoa Ranch is on. Without turning around I know … Continue reading A Plus Sized Series: Oahu Part 2 – Kualoa Ranch
The first time I went to Hawaii, my family and I went to Oahu and stayed in downtown Waikiki. I was not a worldly traveller yet, in fact, the 5 hour flight was only the second time I'd gotten on a plane in my life. Now, I don't remember precisely what I was expecting, but … Continue reading A plus sized series: Oahu Part 1 – Oahu and Pearl Harbor
About 10 years ago, I started doing research on visiting Switzerland and discovered one of the most scenic and iconic train routes in the world, The Glacier Express. I instantly became obsessed and knew without a doubt, when I finally made it to the Alpine Region that this was going on my itinerary. Though it … Continue reading A plus sized girl takes the Glacier Express in Switzerland and talks trains