Traveling is different when you’re obese. I have to take things into consideration that the average size person doesn’t have to think about, and I’m ready for this trip.
- How big are the seats on the airplane?
- Should I board early to ask for a seat belt extension?
- Can I pack a week’s worth of clothes (plus workout clothes and sneakers) in one suitcase?
- Which airline should I fly?
- Will I have to take a connecting flight?
- What kind of snacks should I pack so I don’t have to eat crappy, overpriced airline food?
- Will the person next to me be rude?
It’s not easy traveling when you weigh more than the average person, and if you know me (or watch the news) you may know that most trips I take are fine even though I’ve had more than my fair share of horrific travel experiences. You may also know that I do whatever I can to ensure that my trips will go smoothly for myself and everyone around me.
I’m looking forward to a long day of travel tomorrow, and when shopping for this flight I chose Frontier Airlines because I’ve had several good experiences with them in the past. I have a long layover that I’m not looking forward to, but I’m prepared for it. I plan to read Entwined in You, the next book in the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day which will likely keep my mind occupied.
I haven’t needed a seat belt extension on my last few flights, but I’ll probably still ask for one out of habit and insecurity.
My goal is to pack a week’s worth of clothes into one suitcase too because I always check and additional bag when I come home from Fitbloggin. Packing for this conference is tricky too because it requires more clothing than other trips. I need clothes for working out, going out and for learning sessions during the day, and I have to be picture ready too, of course. 😉
The plan is to bring one pair of sneakers (because I’ll probably receive a new pair when I get there) and only a couple of other pairs for the week. As I started packing I noticed that there’s an interesting mix of sparkle, lace and dri-fit in my bag that only happens when I pack for this yearly trip.
I’m looking forward to getting to Portland and recharging with friends while learning how to be a better blogger among other things. I hope you’ll check out my live blogging on Fitbloggin.com, and if we’re friends, I hope to see you there.
Do you do anything special when planning for a trip? Will I see you at Fitbloggin this year?