The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 3

So at this point, I’ve taken the risk of buying a 2 piece. My mind just kept saying, you’ll be in foreign country. Why not?!?! And in typical JP style, I continued to shop. I figured that a spent a good amount of money on the first bikini, let’s see if stores sell plus size … Continue reading The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 3

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – South Africa

Today was a full day. Woke up early for breakfast then jumped on the bus for a tour of Pretoria (the town we’re staying in). It’s a BEAUTIFUL place. Big, rich houses (the white people), old Black communities, mountains, hills…ugh just beautiful! I took lots of pictures and had a good time. I started to … Continue reading Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – South Africa

The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 2

For all my fellow chubby travelers, we know the stress and pressure of finding a good bathing suit. Particularly one that is best for laying out, absorbing the sun and as I like to call it: “Collecting all the melanin I can”. This year, I decided to go out in a limb. In the new … Continue reading The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 2

The Perfect Bathing Suit: Story 1

Now this is a topic that many, many women I know fret about leading into a vacation. The hardest thing is finding a bathing suit that is flattering but also practical for what you are doing. Are you swimming in the ocean? Make sure you boobs don’t fall out! Are you laying out to tan? … Continue reading The Perfect Bathing Suit: Story 1

January 4, 2009 – South Africa

Today I left the U.S. It felt wrong. I felt like I should stay, be with my friends and family, specifically [my oldest brother. I watch movies when they say “they would have wanted you to go” but it is COMPLETELY different when it’s your real life. Every time I closed my eyes on the … Continue reading January 4, 2009 – South Africa

Journal Entries

One of the reasons I felt so secure about writing a blog is that I have been journaling about my travels for quite a while. Now I haven’t journaled for every trip I’ve taken but for the most part I have some great memories, feelings, fears, etc written out in a book not to be … Continue reading Journal Entries

Goal 5: 5 European countries in ONE trip

The last goal is possible I’m pretty sure. It will take serious discipline research and courage. Oh and money.   Goal 5 See 5 European countries in one trip The hardest thing about this goal is that I haven’t been to Europe at all. I’ve never even started planning a trip there. I feel that … Continue reading Goal 5: 5 European countries in ONE trip