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4 Destinations For A Unique Perspective

August 10, 2018

4 Destinations For A Unique Perspective

August 10, 2018

There are many things you might be keen to get out of travel ,and one of them is probably a sense that your idea of the world has been increased, and widened. If you are someone who is looking for a destination which is going to open up your mind and give you a fresh perspective, then the truth is there are many places which are going to be able to do that for you. Some of them are obvious, as they are well known cultural highlights or tourist-friendly spots, whereas some are a little less so, and might surprise you when you see them on a list such as this. Nonetheless, all of them are worth a visit, especially if you are keen to try and broaden your understanding of the world. In so doing, you might even be able to improve and engage further with your understanding of yourself.

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Malaysia

Anyone who has never visit Malaysia in the past will not quite know what to expect, as it is not where that is often touted on the news and so on. What’s more, the peninsula is quite diverse, and it’s hard to really pin down a central or general sense of the place. However, in terms of looking or somewhere to visit, there are many worse places in the world, and you will find that visiting Malaysia is bound to help increase your understanding of the world in a number of profound ways. So what can you expect when you do travel to Malaysia, and what about it makes it quite so eye-opening?

In general, the culture has a quiet and easygoing attitude, and it is this which people find to be immediately attractive when they visit. No matter what might be going on nationally, you will find the people to be particularly relaxed about it all. This, coupled with the temperate but not obscenely warm weather, means that you are in the company of a gentle and peaceful people, who can even be more than a little loving with strangers. Malaysia is bound to lift you in such a way that you might not have even expected, and it is the kind of tourism which will have a surprisingly profound effect on you in the long run.

If you are thinking of visiting Malaysia for a short spell, you should find a house for rent Malaysia for fairly cheap, as nothing there is too expensive. Not only does this make things a lot easier, but you will find that you can also allow it to help you get into the groove of being peaceful and loving along with the culture. This is a truly addictive feeling, and one which is likely to stay with you far beyond the actual trip itself. Visit Malaysia if you want to get in touch with your own sense of peace and freedom.

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Thailand

Thailand is a much more common and well-known tourist destination, and there is so much that it offers that you won’t be surprised to hear that. If you have visited Thailand before, you will find that it is especially full of friendly and happy people, so much so that it has even been dubbed the land of a thousand smiles. This pervasive easy happiness is something that a lot of tourists find when they go there, and it is also generally what keeps them coming back for more. The Thai people are easily among the friendliest anywhere in the world, and visitors are never made to feel as though they are not welcome. That alone makes for a much easier trip, but you will also find that you find it all too easy to get swept up in and truly intoxicated by the general sense of easygoing happiness in this Thai culture.

That, coupled with the fact that there is a good strong communal sense in Thailand, and you will see why it is that a lot of people even emigrate there. Whether or not you ever do something like that, Thailand is absolutely worth visiting at least, and should be considered essential for those who want to try and improve their understanding of what happiness looks like across the world. If there were a national happiness quotient, Thailand would be scoring pretty highly most of the time, even when there is civil unrest and other aspects of the culture in play. Visit Thailand if you want to learn what a true smile looks like.

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Australia

Swooping down now to the Southern Hemisphere, we discover that a few things can be learned from our friends down under as well. Australia is absolutely one of the most famous and favourite tourist spots anywhere in the world, and there are a thousand reasons to go there. You might be keen to go surfing on any of its thousands of beaches. You might even want to brave some genuine bushwalking and go thick into the heart of the land. Perhaps you have always wanted to scale Uluru, or eat some of the best seafood in the world in Sydney and Melbourne. But whatever else you are hoping to do, you will also find that the Australian culture is one which is highly addictive in its sheer amount of laid-back-ness and easy-go-lucky attitude.

The Australians have to be amongst the most relaxed people in the world, and once you have been there a short while you begin to appreciate why. Being gently baked in the sun day after day, with the surf lapping at your feet, means that you inevitably start to feel a little worn away by it all, but in a good way, in a way that washes away your anxieties and worries and leaves you feeling truly like your newfound island self. The greatest testament to this way of being, perhaps, is the accent, one which many tourists find themselves slipping into with surprising ease, which is down largely to the fact that the tonal effect is achieved primarily by relaxing the vocal cords as much as physically possible.

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All of this only adds to a general sense of being on a true paradiscal island – a feeling which most of Australia does seem to have at all times. Even when the shores and inland towns are battered with storms and cyclones, the people retain a sense of good fortune for living in such  beautiful corner of the world, a corner which really does feel like exactly that – a corner away from the rest of the world, politically and seemingly geographically.

A tour of Australia could do a lot to inform you of the ways in which you can be more relaxed. You might leave having learned how to be the truer you, relaxed vocal cords and white teeth included.

Canada

Speaking of laid-back, we have to at least mention one of the most famously laid-back countries in the world: Canada. Known for their politeness above all else, the Canadians are also a welcoming bunch, and a trip to this stunning country will leave you feeling a little more faithful about the state of the human race. There is not really much of a greater accolade than that, so you know that it is definitely worth visiting Canada at least once in your life. The people will welcome you almost automatically, whether you are in inner Toronto or the middle of nowhere – although some of the wildlife, admittedly, might not be quite as welcoming as the people. If you are looking for somewhere to spend a spell in true relaxation, however, you will find Canada to be more or less ideal for your purposes, and you might even be surprised by the sheer diversity of the people and the landscapes as well.

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Whether you want a snowy setting or a sunny one, you will be able to find it here, and in any case you will find yourself bathed in one of the greatest hospitality nations on Earth. If what you like on holiday is to feel looked after, you will find that Canada is particularly suitable for you, and in any case it’s absolutely not somewhere to overlook if you are looking for a fresh perspective on how to be nice to others. You might even find that you can get used to the feeling of being looked after, and perhaps this goes some way to explaining why so many tourists end up returning to Canada within a short space of time. Visiting Canada can weirdly feel like coming home even for those who have never been before, and you will find this to be even exaggerated by the sense of welcoming and general communal happiness. There is much to be learned from such places, and a visit here is well worth thinking about if you are keen to do so.

The above can teach us all sorts of things about being human on this planet, and if you are keen to have your mind broadened then they are all worth a visit at your earliest convenience.

Kirsty Leanne

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I'M KIRSTY LEANNE

My mission is simple. I want to help change the way travel looks, showing both brands and society that plus size people really do travel too. In a community where plus size travellers are made to feel unwelcome, I want to inspire and advise people like me on how they can make the most out of their own incredible travel experiences.Join me as I share my own personal experiences, my best tips and tricks and all of the challenges I face along the way. It won’t always be an easy ride, but it sure as hell will be a fun one.

Together, we can change the way that travel looks today

WHAT TO EXPECT

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  • AD | Gifted 💫 Happy Saturday! I’m going to be spending my weekend doing some housework, making my garden look pretty and trying to find ways to convince my boyfriend to take some new outfit shots for me. If there is one thing he hates, it’s being behind the camera even though he’s actually really good at it. For those of you that manage this on a regular basis, please please share your tips (I already offered a meal out, so that’s out of the question) 😂🤞🏻
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❤️ Jumpsuit gifted by @dorothyperkins
📸 @unwrittenchloee #plussizefashion #plussizeootd #plussize #psblogger #psbloggers #plussizeblogger #plussizeblog
  • AD | Discounted 💫 I am FINALLY getting around to writing some of my Trek America content and I’m getting super emotional reliving all of the amazing things that we did! As much as I love my home comforts, my dream would be to spend a couple of months getting Greyhound buses between as many States as I possibly can! With 9 already ticked off my list, I still have some exploring to do.... 🗺🇺🇸❤️
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So, who is coming with me? 😏🙌🏻
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❤️ My @trekamerica Trip was Discounted in return for content #trekamerica #trekmoment #itrekhere #visittheusa #nashville #nashvillemurals #nashvillemural #thegulch #thegulchnashville #nashvilletn #nashvilletennessee #visitnashville #nashville_tn #nashvillegram #instanashville #nashvillelove #plussizetraveltoo #plussizetravel #travelinclusivity #fatgirlstraveling #fatgirlstravelling
  • AD | Gifted 💫 It’s been a long time since I posted a carousel post on Instagram but I felt like the Kennedy Space Center definitely deserved it. I mean, just look at all of those incredible rockets 🚀
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Do you ever have those places where you’ve wanted to visit for as long as you can remember and then they exceed your expectations, even though you didn’t think it was possible? That was the KSC for me. It’s been just over a month since I visited and I still can’t stop thinking about how incredible the different exhibitions were. From learning about incredible American astronauts and driving around launch pads to seeing immersive replicas of both failed and successful launches, it really was an experience I’ll remember. I 100% left feeling like I could achieve anything ✨🛰
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❤️ My tickets to The Kennedy Space Center were gifted to me by @kennedyspacecenter #ksc #kennedyspacecenter #thekennedyspacecenter #kennedyspacecenter🚀 #kennedyspacecentervisitorcomplex
  • AD | Gifted 💫 For years I have been looking lustfully at all of the cute play suits in stores thinking that I’d never be able to wear one. Not only would they not suit me but oh my gosh, can you imagine the chub rub?! I’d written them off and decided that I’d stick to jumpsuits instead 🤷🏼‍♀️
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I don’t know why, but when I found out I was going to Garorock Festival I decided that if I was going to wear a playsuit, now would be the perfect opportunity. It was going to be 41 degrees and if anything, I could pass it off as festival fashion if it didn’t look right. I ordered two, one from @missguided and one from Boohoo 🙌🏻
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As you can see it DOES suit me (I think) and the chub rub? NON-EXISTENT. I’m definitely a playsuit convert and now wondering what other clothes I have written off without even giving them a chance! Co-ords? Dungarees? Bodycon Dresses? What should I try next?! 😏👇🏻
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❤️ Playsuit gifted by @missguided
❤️ Bag gifted by @boohoo
❤️ I was invited to Garorock as a plus one, so I was under no obligation to post #Garorock #festival #festivalfashion #plussizefestival #psoot #psbloggers #psblogger #psblog
  • AD | Gifted 🌈 Do you ever find a dress that as soon as you put it on, it’s all you want to wear for the rest of the summer?! 🙊
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This candy coloured sundress from @yoursclothinguk is definitely THE dress of the summer for me, especially as it’s the coolest linen material ever. It’s been so so comfortable on days where it’s hit 30 degrees (or 41, like it did in France) ☀️☀️🙌🏻🙌🏻
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P.s. please ignore the sun burn, apparently factor 50 every half an hour was STILL not enough for my ginger skin 😭🤦🏼‍♀️ #yoursclothing #yoursclothinguk #psbloggers #plussizebloggers #plussizeblog #plussizeootd #stylehasnosize #plussizefashion
  • AD | Gifted 💫 I’m definitely still recovering from the weekend but it was so so worth it as I go to go to my first ever festival. The four-day Garorock festival in Marmande consisted of lots of beer and Aperol, an endless supply of glitter, incredible music and non-stop dancing. ☀️🎶
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Highlights include reliving my childhood by seeing @sum41, dancing to @djsnake on day 3, discovering the amazing @christineandthequeens, listening to @twodoorcinemaclub and realising I know way more songs than I thought and the INCREDIBLE headline that was @macklemore. I’ve still got no voice because I sang and screamed so much 😂🙊
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As far as festivals go, Garorock was a great first choice. It was INCREDIBLY clean (look at the lack of rubbish in my photo) and it was all pretty contained and easy to get to. Not only that, but the crowd were amazing. I’m a little worried I may have been spoilt and I’ll have a bit of a shock at my next festival, but there’s only one way to find out, right? 😂🙌🏻
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❤️ I was a plus one on this trip, so under no obligation to post
❤️ Dress and bag gifted by @boohoo @boohooplus #festival #festivaloutfit #festivalinspo #plussizefestival #festivalfashion #spacebuns #garorock #garorock2019 #playsuit #romper
  • I’ve had a little bit of an Instagram break the last five days as I’ve been living my best life in France at my FIRST EVER festival! 🙌🏻🎉
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Although I would have loved to get the full festival experience by camping, the heat was hitting the 40’s most days. Luckily we had our very own Gite to stay in, fully equipped with a pool and all the wine I could drink. Clearly, I took full advantage of that🥂🍾
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The festival wasn’t my only first this weekend, as this is also the first time I’ve ever worn a bikini! Despite the fact I come across as confident on Instagram, I still get self-conscious when I’m putting myself out there. I was DEFINITELY not feeling it at first, but after a bit of encouragement from @danniellelily and @absolutelylucy I felt so much better. I feel as though I’d built wearing a bikini up to be this massively scary thing for me when really, it’s not *so* bad. Here’s to way more bikinis in my life 🙌🏻
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📸 @absolutelylucy ❤️ I was invited as a plus one on this trip, therefore had no obligation to post
❤️ Bikini bought from @prettylittlething who I have worked with in the past #bikini #plussizebikini #bikiniseason #bikinilovers #plussizebikinis
  • AD | Gifted ❤️ Did you know when it comes to the collaborations that I do, I pitch 90% of the work I have? Whether it’s pitching a product to feature, a press trip to go on or a paid post for my blog - I’m a huge fan of going out and finding my own opportunities. Whilst I know a lot of people are scared of the thought of pitching, it’s one of the main reasons l was able to leave my job and go full-time. It’s also taken me to places like Croatia, Belgium, Lanzarote and France. I’ve worked with INCREDIBLE brands, and I want everyone else to be able to do the same too 🙌🏻
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If you saw my stories a couple of weeks ago, you will have seen that I launched the #bepitchperfect eBook - the ultimate guide to pitching products, payments and press trip. The guide goes into detail about all of the preparation you need to do before a pitch, ways to overcome your fears, a five-step strategy that works for me almost every time and how to stay on top of all the people you’re pitching. I also tell you how to personalise each pitch depending on what you’re pitching. It really is that detailed! 🙊💫
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At just £10, it’s honestly an absolute bargain for those looking to take their blog to the next level. It’s been launched less than a month so far and I’ve already had people message to tell me some of the amazing collaborations they’ve secured thanks to my guide! 🎉
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I’m so sorry that this post may have come across a little salesy, but as you can tell I’m incredibly passionate about pitching and how it can help your blog grow. If you’re interested in purchasing the eBook, there’s a link to buy in my profile bio. If you think you know someone who may be interested, please feel free to tag them below! 🥰🥰
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❤️ Jacket gifted from @fashionworlduk
❤️ Skirt gifted from @primark
❤️ Lace body gifted from @missguided
❤️ T-Shirt bought from @levis #plussize #plussizeootd #plussizefashion #psbloggers #plussizebloggers
  • AD | Discounted 💫 As soon as I booked my Trek America I started planning all of the places I wanted to visit in each location, including the #whatliftsyou mural in the Gulch, Nashville. Nashville has TONNES of murals dotted around the city, but this particular one designed by @kelseymontagueart is very very popular. In short, Kelsey has designed all of the #whatliftsyou murals to encourage people to talk about what inspires them. Of course, I couldn’t miss out on an opportunity to do the same...
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✨ Traveling to new places and experiencing incredible new adventures inspires me to create new content, as well as to face my fears.
✨ My friends and family inspire me on a daily basis - whether it’s to do the best I can or to appreciate what I have. Seeing them do incredible things makes me want to do incredible things too.
✨ My boyfriend inspires me to achieve everything I’ve ever wanted to, as he’s always cheering me on and telling me I can do anything if I work hard enough.
✨ YOU! Each and everyone one of you inspire me to do the best I can when it comes to Plus Size Travel Too and travel marketing.
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What inspires you? 👇🏻
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❤️ My trip with @trekamerica was Discounted in return for content
❤️ Dress is bought from @boohoo however I have worked with them previously #whatliftsyounashville #whatliftsyoumural #nashvilletennessee #nashvillemurals #nashville_tn #visitnashville #visittennessee  #nashvillegulch

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  • Hi! It’s me! We’ve had quite a few new followers over here so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about me, the creator of the @plussizetraveltoo movement! 🙊🙌🏻
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My name is Kirsty Leanne (@kirstyleanneuk) and I’m a plus size travel blogger from the UK! I have loved travelling for as long as I can remember and have been blogging about travel for just over two years (and specifically plus size travel for officially 6 months). I like cats, peanut butter and programmes about serial killers. 
As I started to become more confident with posting photos of myself of my social media channels, it became more and more obvious that I didn’t have a place in the travel industry. Nobody wanted to feature a fat girl on their platforms or in their press trips. As time went on and it started to get to me more and more, the idea for Plus Size Travel Too started. Not only is this a community for plus size travellers to get advice from people just like them, but it’s a way to show brands that plus size people do actually travel too. In the long run, I want PSTT to help brands see that they should be showing plus size travellers in their marketing materials, as well as advising them on how they can make adjustments that can make travel a lot more comfortable for plus size people. 
I want to inspire plus size travellers, just like me, to travel and have the best adventures they can. Often people let the fact they’re plus size they can’t travel and hopefully, Plus Size Travel Too will help show people that that’s just not true. 
I can’t do it alone, so I am thankful for each and every one of you helping me along the way ❤️💫
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