For most people, lost luggage is an expensive inconvenience. For plus size women, it's a disaster. I have plenty of sympathy for people who have to go straight from the airport to a department store to replace their misplaced clothes. But we can't even do that. Plus size clothing is...4 Comments
One of the things I love about traveling is the chance to get away from myself for a while. Vacation Me is just a little different from Regular Me. Leaving my usual routine means shaking things up, trying new things, and taking chances. Not that I'm an adventurer. My idea of a...4 Comments
Public transportation has a way of bringing out the worst in people. There's never enough room, and we've been taught to blame each other instead of the people who designed these too-small planes, trains, and buses. Which is why we plus size women may think twice about traveling that way -...5 Comments
A cruise pulls you out of your usual routine - which is part of the appeal. Once you're on the ship, you don't have to worry about anything except showing up to dinner on time. It's so relaxing. But do you have anything to wear? There's more pressure to dress...
For most of us, packing for a beach vacation takes a bit of thought. Since one of those thoughts is, "This would be a lot easier if I had time to go shopping," we should have this conversation whether or not you're planning a trip to the beach in the...
I haven't been on a cruise since the 80s. Not that I didn't enjoy all the food, sun, and disco dancing. But I get claustrophobic just thinking about the teeny bathrooms and narrow halls. I'm a lot bigger now than I was back then. Plus my extended family enjoys cruises...
Why should you care about this? The more you understand clothing, the more you'll be able to enjoy your wardrobe. We've spoken a lot about different styles and how they might work with or against your body's natural shape. Fabric type will let you know how a garment will drape, and how...1 Comment
The words "holiday travel" strike fear in the hearts of anyone who's ever traveled during November and December. The crowds, the traffic, the weather, the sibling rivalry that you thought you'd outgrow - it's a lot to deal with. The last thing you need is to drag around a heavy...2 Comments
I've spent most of my life living in cities that attract loads of tourists. As a result, I have laid eyes on many fanny packs, my friends. Also denim shorts (even when they were out of style), ill fitting t-shirts, gleaming white sneakers, and matching ill fitting t-shirts. I've seen so...4 Comments
There are two schools of thought when it comes to city vacation wardrobes. The first is, "I want to be comfortable and that means dressing like I'm going to an amusement park even though my day involves going to an art museum and eating in a nice restaurant." The second...4 Comments
Everything is easier when you have the right gear. That's why I own four types of spatula, and at least five types of knitting needle. It's also why I have a vast collection of small, refillable toiletry bottles. (Take that, Marie Kondo.) Travel is stressful for everyone. Add to that all...2 Comments
Some people reach for hot cocoa when it snows, but I reach for the pina colada mix (alcohol optional). A blizzard may be raging outside, but my brain is in Bermuda. Maybe you feel like joining me in my state of denial or maybe you're planning a real beach vacation....1 Comment
Even if you travel for work often, it's still a big deal. You have to be on every second you're not recovering from the day in your hotel room. Maybe you have clients to impress, or maybe it's the bigwigs from your own company. Or both. This is not the time...1 Comment
You don't need me to tell you that modern air travel is the pits. And fat people (especially women) are treated like we're part of the problem and not suffering along with everyone else. No one complains that the person sitting behind them is too tall. If a man's shoulders spill over...4 Comments