One size does not fit all when it comes to traveling and exploring the world. For plus-size globetrotters, that presents some challenges along the way, whether it’s too-snug airplane seats or spa robes meant for someone of more diminutive stature. Take heart, though—the problems are surmountable. Where there is a desire to take a journey, there are workable solutions to ensure grand experiences. Tips for Plus-Size Travelers Here are tips geared to fellow voyagers of size, gleaned from my own travels as a Rubenesque gal who has racked up visits to more than 70 countries. Choose Size-Friendly Airlines In the U.S., most airlines require that you be able to lower both armrests and buckle up your seatbelt (using one extender). That’s the litmus test in determining whether you may be required to buy an adjacent (aka “comfort”) seat. If you do need an additional “comfort” seat, you’ll need to call the airline directly to book them. Policies … [Read more...] about 9 Tips for Savvy Plus-Size Travelers
Flattering looks for plus size
See the world in style and comfort: These flattering plus-size travel clothes not only look good but also have features that make them useful on vacation. Mix and match some of the following shirts, pants, and jackets to create the perfect plus-size travel outfits for your next trip. Plus-Size Travel Pants and Shorts LOFT Plus Modern Skinny Jeans in Dark Rinse Wash These stretchy skinnies are cut to hug your curves and have a mid-rise waist to help smooth out the belly bulge. They’re comfortable enough to wear anywhere on your travels, from a plane to a museum, and the dark color easily hides minor stains. Shop Now Liberty Blues Relaxed Fit Side Elastic 5-Pocket Jeans Both flying and sampling new foods can cause bloating on vacation, but the elastic built into the waistband of these relaxed-fit jeans will help keep you comfortable throughout your journey. They come in a variety of colors and can be custom-hemmed for the perfect length. Shop Now ELOQUII Essential Leggings … [Read more...] about The Best Plus-Size Travel Clothes to Flatter Any Body
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
If you’ve ever looked at someone’s Instagram and wondered how they’re taking such superior travel photos, it’s probably because they’re using the right tools to boost their game. And you don’t have to be a professional photographer to match up: The best travel photography accessories are packable, affordable, and easy-to-use. Secrets to Better Travel Photos Here are the secrets that seasoned travelers swear by for getting the best shot—whether you’re using your smartphone or something more advanced. Smartphone Lenses The simplest way to turn your smartphone into a better camera is to add a lens. Options like Moment’s wide-angle lens are my personal secret to fitting more into a frame when I need to. Clip-on Aukey lenses are affordable and include lots of different options, like wide-angle lenses, fish-eye filter lenses, and macro lenses that sharpen close-up shots. There are options for all types of phones, from the ones that easily … [Read more...] about 7 Secrets to Taking Better Travel Photos