Tips and Tricks for the Voluptuous Vacationer
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Life is too short to hate your body.
Travel might be universally appealing, but it’s not one-size-fits-all. For the millions of women who are over a U.S.-size 12 that love the treat of travel — a.k.a. every last one of them, me included — life’s plus-size problems can make a vacation less than relaxing.
But you shouldn’t have to spend an ounce of worry on a summer trip. It’s your time off and your hard-earned money. Here are some rules of the road that will have you sitting pretty in every situation, from hot summer days to time at the spa and finding the perfect swimsuit.
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Don’t feel bad — no one is comfortable in the middle seat.
If it’s a too-tight seat belt that’s also giving you trouble, don’t feel embarrassed (or put up with it cutting off your circulation). Requesting an extender may feel awkward, so make your life easier by bringing your own onboard. Many retailers sell them online so you can have added comfort in a discreet way.
NOTE: FAA regulations technically only allow seat belt extenders to be used that are provided by the airline, but often flight attendants will look the other way. Preparation never hurts in any event, especially as airlines have been known to run out.
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