Plus-Size Backpacking… in Bulgaria !

In case you missed the announcement on Facebook last week… I am glad to announce that I will be heading out to Bulgaria next September! It’s not my first time in Eastern Europe, but it’s the southernmost country in this part of the world on my travel list. thus far. With this upcoming trip, I will visit my 16th country in 8 years! READ MORE…

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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Backpacker and Travel Light

Posting a new Travel Top 10 is always so exciting for me! In these posts, I feel like I’m getting to the core of what made me a backpacker, and every time, I sincerely hope I get to convince at least one of you to come to the (travel) light side. READ MORE…

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Items That Take Too Much Space in Your Luggage

As a backpacker, I try to be as “adventure ready” as possible… but it’s a very fine line between being ready no matter what and packing too much… Here are a few tips to help you pack efficiently! READ MORE…

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Plus-Size Peru (And Why I Packed a Plaid Shirt) !

After 30 years of waiting, I finally went to Peru. First time I have heard of this country was through what became my favorite cartoon to this day, a French-Japan co-production titled “The Mysterious Cities of Gold” that was inspired by Scott O’Dell’s children historical novel “The King’s Fifth”. READ MORE…

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The Scrubba Wash Bag (Video Demo!)

For most backpackers, washing our clothes on the road is an essential part of traveling light. As a plus-size traveler, my clothes are bigger, so when I take off with just a carry-on luggage, I have to be quite creative and minimalist when it comes to my outfit choices! READ MORE…

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High Rise Anti-Chafing Panty Short by Thigh Society

Is inner thigh chafing (a.k.a. “kissing thighs”) your worst nightmare? Tired of automatically having to wear leggings of bike shorts every time you wear a skirt or a dress, even in the scorching summer heat? It’s personally driving me a little crazy, especially when it comes to travel… READ MORE…

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Marla Tank Dress by SWAK Designs

As a backpacker, I try to remain open to as many opportunities as possible, activity-wise. And it’s not because I usually present a quite casual look that I don’t want to be ready for a special night! I often treat myself with the occasional fancy dinner/activity during my trips; often, in order to be able to do that, I need at least one appropriate outfit for the occasion! READ MORE…

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Perfect Palazzo Pants by SWAK Designs

So I took my Perfect Palazzo Pants on the road… to the airport. (Trust me, I looked at all those people getting ready to fly away and I was truly jealous! I came this close to buy a ticket… after all, I already had my suitcase and a bunch of outfits with me, haha!) READ MORE…

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