Traveling can be a transformative experience that allows us to explore new cultures and make memories that last a lifetime. But for plus size travelers like me, it can be challenging to navigate unfamiliar destinations that may not always cater to my needs. Fortunately, there are countries around the world that are known for being especially plus size inclusive. In this article, I'm going to take a look at five plus size friendly destinations for travelers.
The United States (where I am originally from) has long been known for being a melting pot of cultures, and this diversity extends to the country's approach to body size and acceptance. There are many plus size-friendly retailers, restaurants, and accommodations across the country. Many cities, such as New York City and Los Angeles, have an abundance of plus size clothing stores, and there are a variety of events throughout the year celebrating body positivity and diversity.
Canada is another destination that's known for its inclusive attitude towards body diversity. There are many plus size retailers, including some that are exclusive to Canada, such as Penningtons and Addition Elle. Many cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver, are home to a diverse array of restaurants and cultural events that cater to all body types. Additionally, Canada is known for its scenic natural landscapes, such as the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls, that can be enjoyed by all travelers.
Australia has a reputation for being an active and outdoor-focused destination, but it's also known for being body positive and inclusive. Many Australian retailers carry extended sizes, and there are a variety of fashion events that celebrate diversity, such as the Melbourne Fashion Festival. Australia is also home to some of the world's most stunning beaches, and there are many activities that cater to all body types, such as kayaking and hiking.
Mexico is a popular destination for travelers seeking beautiful beaches, rich cultural experiences, and delicious cuisine. But it's also a plus size inclusive destination, with many retailers offering extended sizes and a wide variety of accommodations that cater to all body types. Many cities, such as Mexico City and Oaxaca, are home to vibrant arts and cultural scenes that offer something for everyone.
Germany may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of plus size inclusivity, but it's actually a destination that's known for embracing body positivity. Many German retailers offer extended sizes, and the country has a thriving fashion industry that celebrates diversity. Germany is also known for its beautiful countryside, castles, and charming cities, such as Berlin and Munich, which offer a wealth of cultural experiences and activities that cater to all body types. In fact, here's a link to an amazing clothing brand that originated in Germany that I love for their inclusive options: Ulla Popken.
When planning your next trip, consider one of these plus size inclusive destinations. They offer not only welcoming environments, but also a wealth of cultural experiences and natural wonders that can be enjoyed by all travelers. Remember, no matter where you go, confidence and self-love are key to enjoying your travels to the fullest.
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