What happens if you’re too fat, fit or fabulous for a regular beach or city break? As demand for active, gay-friendly and plus-size holidays grows, travel operators are offering breaks that meet niche needs. In the second of a two-part report, Canvas8 looks at those travelling to get fit or fit in.
Tacita Vero is a journalist, maker and graduate from the London Consortium. Her main research interests are cycling culture, underground phenomena and alternative travelling, which have brought her to Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Chernobyl.
Cold. Dark. Weird. Three words you probably don’t associate with Australian tourism. But since 2012, cult arts festival Dark Mofo has changed the way Tasmania is viewed – making it the coolest destination for winter. How has this unlikely festival put the state back on the mainstream map?
The stereotypical image of a holiday masks a much larger variety of desires and options, connected to states of mind, emotions, personal interests and idea of leisure and enjoyment. How much do we still identify with white sands and blue sea?
Much of the appeal of holidays lies in the fact that they present us with opportunities for being who we want to be for a short time, rather than who we feel we must be. This helps towards the creation of modern, faceted identities.
Picking up a last-minute party dress is easier said than done for plus-size women. The likes of Lululemon and Urban Outfitters don’t make clothes above a US 14, and the industry is losing out on as much as $14 billion by failing to serve this market. So what do curvy women want from their clothes?