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Packing For A Week of Travel

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, 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?




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  • Reply
    June 25, 2013 at 12:39 am

    You are wonderful! I wish I could sit next to you on the plane. We’d have so much fun chatting. Good luck on your trip!

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      June 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you, Lisa. You’re so sweet!

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    June 25, 2013 at 1:48 am

    How do we see the live blogs? I clicked on the fitbloggin link but didn’t see any blogs- maybe because not started yet?

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      June 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      They’re all supposed to be posted by Sunday evening.

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    Amanda @ Click. The Good News
    June 25, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Safe travels- see ya in Portland!

    • Reply
      June 29, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you!

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    June 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I always overpack! I worry far too much about being cute! I think Fitbloggin’ would be a hard event to pack for because of the variety of events. I can’t wait to read the live blogs and see all the photos from the bloggers I follow! Maybe someday I’ll make it to the party and meet everyone in person!

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    June 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Have SO much fun while you are here! I wish I could’ve arranged to meet you while you are visiting PDX 🙂 Hope you love it here as much as I do, and if you need any recommendations on good eats let me know 🙂 Also, have a great stay at the Nines, my very, very favorite hotel!

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    June 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I hope you have a great flight, even with the long layover, and I will see you on Thursday!!!

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    June 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Have a fun safe trip. Traveling can be stressful. Coming back is the worst:(

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    June 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I love flying! Everything about it….even the airports and layovers. Yeh I’m weird. Although, I’m sure now that I’ve lost some weight that it would be much more enjoyable so I don’t feel like I have to hug myself the whole time in fear that my arms are going to invade the space of my neighbor. 🙂 I think Fitbloggin’ sounds like a lot of fun, although I definitely don’t have the personality to enjoy it as much as others. I hope you have a great time and learn some things you can share with us all!

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    June 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you!

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    June 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Have fun and be safe!

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