After the popularity of my post on petite-friendly backpacks for travel, I had quite a few readers asking me to do a post on work-friendly laptop backpacks more geared to commuting or business travel. I’ve been travelling with just a laptop backpack for quite a few years now, having swapped out my wheeled carry-on a… Read More Petite-friendly laptop backpacks
Lululemon has never been a brand that I’ve paid much attention to. I don’t do yoga, I’m not too concerned with buying a trendy brand just for the name. But with a trip coming up that will involve some long plane and bus rides, I figured it would be a good time to pick up… Read More Review: Lululemon pants for petites
Travel is my passion. I’ve been lucky enough to have set foot in over 50 countries, and I can tell you that one of the best things about travel is that anyone can do it. Tall, short, fat, thin, young, old; it doesn’t matter as long as you’re out there in the world, exploring and… Read More 10 travel tips for petites
We short people face discrimination in virtually every walk of life, from employment to shopping to dating. But, in this era of shrinking seats, airline travel is generally assumed to be the one shining exception. Unlike tall passengers, who are crammed into tiny seats with their knees up to their elbows, we petites can luxuriate… Read More Flying while petite: Is it really an advantage?
I’m a travelaholic. I’m also a petite 5’1″ woman with narrow shoulders and a short torso. That means that I’ve had my share of adventures over the years finding a well-fitting backpack to haul around all my stuff when I travel. Sure, I could use a suitcase on wheels. But where’s the fun in that?… Read More Petite-friendly backpacks
When I travel, I usually like to pack hiking pants. Obviously, they’re useful if I’m going to be doing any hiking. But they’re also great for general sightseeing, walking around different climates and landscapes, or spending long hours on a plane, train or bus. The thing is, it’s hard to find hiking pants for petites.… Read More Hiking pants for petites
Ouch. This is a Wall of Shame post that’s hard for me to write. Canadian co-op retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has long been one of my favourite stores. Basically the Canadian equivalent to REI, MEC has been my go-to place for years to buy hiking, camping, skiing, cycling and travel gear of all sorts.… Read More Wall of Shame: Mountain Equipment Co-op
When you’re petite like me, shopping is a constant chore. Nothing in stores ever fits. Even in Southeast Asia, where I figured that I’d have an easier time since people tend to be shorter, I have been virtually unable to find clothes that fit. The problem is opposite here; everything is “one size fits all”… Read More Custom tailoring: Getting clothes made in Vietnam