8 WAYS TO TRAVEL IN PLUS SIZE STYLE | #FATGIRLSTRAVEL
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”_ Saint Augustine
Being plus size and traveling it’s as hard as you think. In facts traveling as a plus size girl can be very easy if you plan ahead. Within this post, I’ll be offering some simple tips to make your travels easy breezy.
Drink Water – This may be a surprising choice to top this list but it’s important. Flights are often drying and can leave you very thirsty. You don’t want to be asking for sodas and juice. You drink your drink a like faster and more of if they are sugary. That’ll have you going to the restroom more often. Airplane bathrooms are small. I’m the type that always goes to the big stall so I can’t stand having to use the bathroom when flying. So if drinking water slows down your liquid intake that’s the way to go!
Did you know? Most flights start boarding 30 mins before the flight is scheduled to leave so try to use the airport’s bathroom before boarding the plane.
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Dress Comfortable – A diva is a female version of a hustla. We all know you always win best dressed. Hands down you’re the fliest! However, 6-inch heels and a ball grown aren’t the ideal garments for travel. You can look your best in free flowing clothes. Dressing in this manner will aid in your comfortability while you’re flying.
Did you know? In most airport’s baggage claim area is far away from arrivals. So if you’re checking a bag then sneakers & athletic Shoes are the way to go for flying shoe wear. If you’re not a gym shoe kind of girl I would encourage flats or oxfords.
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Carry A Small Purse – It can be easy to fill up a large purse when packing for travel. I have found in my traveling that having a small purse or even a fanny pack is great for holding important items like a cell phone, ID, boarding pass, credit cards, keys and travel notes.
Did you know? 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) are allowed to carried on to plane. Double check the bottle sizes so you don’t have to throw away your favorite shampoo and body wash.
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Take This Time To Moisturize – You should treat your seat like a spa chair. I’m a fan of using my time in the air as me time. Take this time to have a power nap. Before napping apply your favorite facial mask. When you awaken an hour or so later you’ll be rested and moisturize. That’s a win win!
Did you know? There are fiber masks with specific skin care benefits? You can focus on mattifying, anti-aging, moisturizing or skin brightening.
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Make A Dope Playlist – While flying you’ll have to place all electronics into airplane mode. Which means no internet access unless you’re willing to pay for the use of the airline’s internet service. Hmmmmmm no. So if your flight is 2 hours long make a 3-hour playlist. That way you cover any time you may have to wait for the plane to take off and or enter the arrival gates. If you need help with getting started with your playlist click here for some ideas from my favorite album.
Did you know? Many battery banks can charge your phone from off to at least half full within 30 minutes. It’s going to entirely depend on the input charging speed of the power bank.
Check Into Your Flight Early – It’s ideal to check into your flight as early as you can. This allows you to select the seat of your choice. Aisles seats are the best. An aisle seat gives you more leg room and easier access to the bathroom if necessary. Some airlines will let you pick your seat in advance for a fee.
Did you know? The length of airline’s seat belt varies widely from airline to airline. However, you can request an extender at no charge and the airline attendants are very decent when handing them out.
WEAR A PANTY SHIELD – This may seem random to add to a travel list but it’s very practical. Being in a seated position for 2 or more hours where your body can be shifted from side to side can cause a small involuntary releases. Being able to use a feminine wipe and remove a used liner after a flight can leave you feeling refreshed.
Did you know? Not every panty shield are created equal. They vary in size, length, and shape. If you have never worn a shield or liner try them out by getting a small trial pack. These way you can find one that works for you.
PRINT OUT YOUR DIRECTIONS AND IMPORTANT NUMBERS – Many things can happen with your cell service when in another city or country. I’ve visited other cities and I couldn’t get any service unless I was connected to wifi. That can be hard if you’re out and about. Having your hotels address and phone number printed out can save you a lot of stress. I would also add the phones of the people you’re traveling with as well as at home contact(s). Being able to have the information handy will be a life saver if your phone is not working or even if it dies.
Did you know? It’s important to know if the airport you’re arrival in allow ride sharing companies to operate there. Not every airport allow people to use companies like Uber or Lyft.
I hope these tips help!
Leave some of your tips for easy traveling in the comments?
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Never thought of the panty liner trick but I will definitely do in a few weeks when I fly out…
Haaaa so many people have said that.
Last week, I returned from a 5-day trip to Vegas–flying from New York. It was also my first time on a plane since 2002. I read your article before I left. It was SOOOOO helpful. Thank you.
Thank you! I’m glad I could be of help. xoxoxoxo
I’m all about comfy clothes, and using a sheet mask or a super moisturizing serum before my flight. Great tips!
Thank you very much.
This is a GREAT list! I never even thought about wearing a panty liner, but I think that’s an awesome idea.
Thank you so much!