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Every curvy girl has their favorite places to shop for everyday clothes.  But where do you look when you need something functional, not fashionable?  This ultimate plus size packing guide provides you with resources for finding everything you need for your next adventure. This post contains affiliate links. I receive compensation for purchases made using […]

things to do nicoya peninsula

Many parents choose Costa Rica as their child’s first international trip, and for good reason.  It’s a very family-friendly destination with amazing beaches and easy access to the rainforest.  But there’s also plenty of choices in where to go in this small country. If you’re considering visiting the Nicoya Peninsula you should take a look […]

There’s always a learning curve that comes with traveling to a new destination and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is no different.  Not every article you read will give you the information you REALLY need, the embarrassing, unexpected surprises you might experience while traveling.  I learned plenty of those lessons on the mountain and now I’m sharing […]

ultimate kilimanjaro packing list for women

So you’re thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, eh?  Maybe you’ve even booked your trip, bought your plane tickets and marked the big Summit Day on your calendar.  But now the real work begins: researching what to bring and what to leave behind. The porters who carry your gear up the mountain have a weight limit of […]

climbing kilimanjaro overweight

220 pounds. That’s how much I weighed the morning I set out to climb Africa’s tallest peak.  I was by far the heaviest woman in our group and, I’d soon discover, the heaviest woman on the trail.  I knew I wasn’t exactly in the best shape of my life but what I lacked in strength […]

kilimanjaro playlist

I was a little torn between bringing my iPod on Mount Kilimanjaro with me or leaving it at home.  Some people firmly believe in unplugging from technology on vacation, especially if that vacation includes communing with nature on the tallest mountain in Africa.  But I also knew how challenging this climb would be for me […]